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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 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 25: Digital Diplomas Mills A Desenting Voice

http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue4_7/white/index.html This is from firstmonday which I used to read abit when I was in “library school”. The author notes the following points: Where he agrees on the topic of digital diploma mills: Technology is used as a means of social control (e.g., there is a division between those who are pro-technology as a new mechanism for teaching and those who feel that teaching is ...

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Assignment 24: Digital Diploma Mills PT 1

http://communication.ucsd.edu/dl/ddm1.html Ok, first let me say that I lost my first post on digital diplomas which was long to the blogger monster. I will try to summarize that post below. Also, I am very tired & yucky feeling, so please pardon, any typos. Basically, this article divides higher ed into two camps: faculty & students vs. administrators & legislators (for those of us in public ...

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Ok, I just finished a big part of my chunk of the webquest assignment (I think). I still need to review the web resources and help out with the evaluation stuff, but the part that is the most important to me is done. I say the most important to me, because it is really the only area of the webquest I feel any competence in. ...

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Assignment 22: Reading: Six challenges for educational technology

http://www.virtual.gmu.edu/SS_research/cdpapers/ascdpdf.htm I think all of these questions are very relative but some are more critical over the long run. Certainly funding up front for computers is needed, and adequate future funding to maintain those computers. However, in the long term support for computers and the technology must come from the community (#4). If parents, legislators, the school board, governing board, etc. can not SEE (understand) ...

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