Here is my response to the Kolowich article, followed by a brief comment on the Monke article.
Kolowich, S (2010) The Human Element. Inside Higher Ed
Kolowich believes that the addition of video to an online course can add the human touch and therefore improve retention rates. Continue reading
This is my response to the Steve Fuller TEDx lecture (link below) on defining humanity, guided by the questions set by the tutors of the MOOC.
Humanity 2.0: defining humanity – Steve Fuller’s TEDx Warwick talk
First of all, I could watch/listen to this guy all night, a wonderfully charismatic lecturer. Continue reading
I read three articles this week, here is my rather limited reflection on them:
Johnston, R (2009) Salvation or destruction: metaphors of the internet. First Monday, 14(4).
In the article above Johnston discusses the use of metaphor when describing the Internet, based on a study of editorials. Continue reading
I watched 4 short films, which portray future technology from different perspectives. I will try to make sense of all these through the tutors questions and my own impressions.The films were:
Film 1: A day made of glass 2
Film 2: Bridging our future
Film 3: A digital tomorrow
Film 4: Sight
Film 1 and 2 were adverts by Corning and Intel respectively, showing how there products would seamlessly fit into our future lives, particularly into education. Continue reading
Here are my impressions of each of the 4 short films in relation to the questions posed by the course tutors and then in relation to Chandler’s article.
I apologise for the over simplifications that follow.
I really enjoyed the 4 short films. Continue reading
Glad to be part of the E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC, from the University of Edinburgh. I’m looking forward to exercising my brain and learning something new.
I hope I can take something of what I learn into my work as an English teacher in the technology rich environment of our college. Continue reading