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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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