Nov 26

Week 4 Reflection ‘#edcmooc’

Film 1: Robbie


If he has a human brain (he became self-aware in 2032) I guess he’s human in terms of rationality, feelings etc. Like 2001: A Space Odyssey, it makes a ‘machine’ seem ‘human’.
Sad & dystopian. Continue reading

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Nov 12

Week 3 reflection’#edcmooc’

Film1: Toyota GT86

The suggestion is that the modern world is artificial & dully uniform but at the same time there is a strong human desire to be natural & different. The way to do this, says the advert, is to buy a Toyota GT86 and smash through the barrier of the unnatural to the natural world, even though it takes a man-made ‘artificial’ motor car to do this. With regard to education, some people see technology-mediated education as impersonal, even artificial, and believe we should return to more  natural face-to-face teaching & learning. Continue reading

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Nov 12

Week 1 Reflection’#edcmooc’

The four short films.


1. Bendito Machine III


The ecological & social implications of obsession on technology: we are in thrall to technological changes The film’s characters seem to have no choice. Continue reading

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