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The Evolution of Organizing Information

According to J. J. O’Donnell (1994) the phrase ‘virtual library’ suggests a vast, universal collection of information that can be instantly accessed from anywhere. Although this ‘virtual library’ does not exist except as a fantasy, digital technologies of today are … Continue reading

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WWW vs. Gutenberg: A Fair Comparison?

Localization of Language in Digital Text on the Internet Introduction We have been considering the changing spaces of text and text technologies, and the impact this has had on teaching, learning and communication. In Bolter (2009) the author discusses “the … Continue reading

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Finding Personal Writing Space

For this project I created a blog focusing on the issues and trends of open education in higher education today.  These trends represent an important development in the evolution of text.  History teaches us that the way text is published … Continue reading

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Multiliteracies Reflections and Practice

The role of digital technologies is ubiquitous in every aspect of the modern Canadian educational system and the opportunities to support student learning with modern technologies is staggering in scope. As such, recently federal and provincial governments have allocated considerable … Continue reading

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Major Project – Text spaces in Augmented Reality (AR)

Hi Everyone. I’ve put together a Major Project as my course assignment and made a page for it on a separate personal blog to save space here at Text Technologies. The link for my Major Project is here My project … Continue reading

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Remediation of Print or Revolution of Thought – The World Wide Web versus Xanadu

  Hypertext, the World Wide Web, and indirectly, the Internet, have played a part in remediating print in significant ways for over 20 years, and will continue to do so. This remediation has allowed writers and users of print and … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Advertising: From Papyrus to YouTube

“Advertising today is selling Corn Flakes to people who are eating Cheerios” (Levinson, 1994) In one simple sentence, advertising icon Leo Burnett is able to provide insight into the complex and constantly-evolving world of advertising. While you may not recognize Burnett … Continue reading

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Major Project – Cindy Leach Plunkett – Digital Literacy

 Welcome to my ETEC540 Major Paper on Digital Literacy.  My name is Cindy (Leach) Plunkett.  As an English major my first compunction when thinking about a ‘major paper’ was to ‘write’ a 2000 word paper.  When I say write, I do … Continue reading

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E-Readers: Supporting Students with Reading Difficulties

How can one read to learn if one cannot learn to read? – Barrie Carter The Artist’s Statement (The Critical Issue) As a special education teacher, I know that students with reading difficulties (not to be replaced or confused with … Continue reading

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PHILANTHROPY 2.0 – The Modernization of Giving

Abstract The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in North America. In Canada alone there are 161,000 registered charities and non-profit organizations, more than half of which are charities taking in upwards of $8 billion annually. (Hall … Continue reading

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