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Robin reads: Color

I recently read a book called COLOR: A Natural History of the Palette, Victoria Finlay, Random House, 2004. It follows the author as she crosses the world searching for the origins of color. Part travelogue, part adventure story, part art & regional history, part journal. I’ve briefly read/studied the origins of dyes and pigments in school (as a precursor to making color wheels, value & ...

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Assignment 29: Reading: The Media Education Elephant

http://interact.uoregon.edu /MediaLit/mlr/readings/articles/tyner/elephant.html Basically, this article talks about the history of media literacy and how political and social issues have impacted it from funding to the perception of it by practitioners. The author compares Media Literacy/IT to the “blind man and elephant” fable in that it does not have just one component and practice but many. In times of economic downturn, it seems that media literacy ...

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Assignment 29: Reading: The Media Education Elephant

http://interact.uoregon.edu /MediaLit/mlr/readings/articles/tyner/elephant.html Basically, this article talks about the history of media literacy and how political and social issues have impacted it from funding to the perception of it by practitioners. The author compares Media Literacy/IT to the “blind man and elephant” fable in that it does not have just one component and practice but many. In times of economic downturn, it seems that media literacy ...

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Assignment 28: Reading: Media Comparison Research

http://www.gsu.edu/~mstswh/courses/it7000/papers/media.htm Media Comparison Research The author points out that many believe that there has been a shift in education from instructional media research from behavioral to cognitive. He defines Media as refer[ing] to a class of instructional resources and representing all aspects of the mediation of instruction through the agency of reproducible events. It includes the materials themselves, the instruments used to deliver the materials ...

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Assignment 28: Reading: Media Comparison Research

http://www.gsu.edu/~mstswh/courses/it7000/papers/media.htm Media Comparison Research The author points out that many believe that there has been a shift in education from instructional media research from behavioral to cognitive. He defines Media as refer[ing] to a class of instructional resources and representing all aspects of the mediation of instruction through the agency of reproducible events. It includes the materials themselves, the instruments used to deliver the materials ...

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Assignment 27: Reading: The attack on ISD

http://www.nwlink.com/%7Edonclark/history_isd/attack.html This week’s readings could just as well be called IT hangover. 🙂 Perrsonally, all of the articles in this week’s reading, just seem like an expected backlash. Before people change a habit (or way of doing something) there is often a big flurry of regression/nostalgia for the old way. I think that is completely true with what is happening with technology. There is a ...

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Assignment 27: Reading: The attack on ISD

http://www.nwlink.com/%7Edonclark/history_isd/attack.html This week’s readings could just as well be called IT hangover. 🙂 Perrsonally, all of the articles in this week’s reading, just seem like an expected backlash. Before people change a habit (or way of doing something) there is often a big flurry of regression/nostalgia for the old way. I think that is completely true with what is happening with technology. There is a ...

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Assignment 26: Reading: The computer delusion

http://www.tnellen.com/ted/tc/computer.htm Oh, haven’t we all suffered from the computer delusion at one time or another? Something that will make our life easier ends up taking up more time than if we had just done it the old-fashioned way. Wasn’t it supposed to get rid of the stacks and stacks of paperwork I have to do? Yeah, that’s right, where’s the paperless society at tax time??!? ...

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Assignment 26: Reading: The computer delusion

http://www.tnellen.com/ted/tc/computer.htm Oh, haven’t we all suffered from the computer delusion at one time or another? Something that will make our life easier ends up taking up more time than if we had just done it the old-fashioned way. Wasn’t it supposed to get rid of the stacks and stacks of paperwork I have to do? Yeah, that’s right, where’s the paperless society at tax time??!? ...

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