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The Remediation of the Visual

The current generation of computer users is becoming such a visual generation of students that they even watch music.  Music videos, television, websites, and magazines are all examples of how we are becoming incredibly more reliant on pictures rather than … Continue reading

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From Multiliteracies to Social Equity

We are living in exciting times.  As segments of the global population struggle simply to attain an education, to develop the ability to read text – “mere literacy”¹ – other parts of the world are developing technology that make the … Continue reading

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The Electronic Book- ebooks and books can coexist in the 20th Century

ETEC 540 Commentary#3 Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print – Chapter 5 The Electronic Book- EBooks and Books can coexist in the 20st Century. EBook, known as the electronic book is a text with images that … Continue reading

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Commentary #3 Web 2.0 and Emergent Mulitiliteracies

This commentary is in response to Alexander’s Article Web 2.0 and Emergent Literacies as referenced below.  Alexander begins by outlining the changes in current student experiences in learning through technological advances as compared to the past.  He states that students … Continue reading

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The Digital Divide

It has long been accepted that literacy is strongly connected to democratic and human rights. In the past, literacy was crucial for individuals to make educated decisions on current events, such as choosing which party was best suited to lead … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible: How Can Digital Immigrants Engage Digital Natives In Educational Settings?

I was born in 1974.  It wasn’t until 1987 that my family got our first computer – I was thirteen.  The internet didn’t start until the mid 1990’s – I had already graduated from high school by then.  Current cell … Continue reading

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Re-thinking Literacy: Web 2.0 and Education

Introduction The emergence and rapid development of Web 2.0 has resulted in a rethinking of what literacy means. Just as notions of the transfer of knowledge shifted with the advent of text and led to our basic definitions of literacy … Continue reading

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Commentary #3: Print in Cyberspace

As I surf the Internet and search for different things, such as recipes, fashion advice, and so forth, I have noticed that the Internet has a plethora of websites with very similar layouts and web addresses.  The posts are in … Continue reading

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Commentary #3: A Response to Bryan Alexander’s “Web 2.0: A new wave of innovation for teaching and learning?”

What exactly is ‘web 2.0’? Bryan Alexander’s discussion on the emergence of social media begins with a discussion around the attempt to define this term that has been pervasively used when discussing recent online developments. The author acknowledges rightly that … Continue reading

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