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Commentary #3 – Bolter, J. The Electronic Book – Chapter 5

In Chapter 5, The Electronic Book, Jay Bolter (2001) explores the notion of the “The Changing Idea of the Book”.  He rightly states that by changing the technological form of the book, the reader, writer, as well as related organizational … Continue reading

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Remediation of Writing Space

Hi everyone, Here is my final project. It is a Prezi. You can choose to press play at the bottom of the screen to follow the reading path that I set out or you can click on any section to … Continue reading

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RipMixFeed

For my RipMixFeed activity I was hoping to try Animoto as I have heard so many good things about it from classmates in other courses. Unfortunately, I signed up as an educator and was told my wait time to set … Continue reading

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Reflections on Multiliteracies

The multiliteracies literature highlights the notion that traditional education is about passive learning as the teacher (expert) transmits knowledge to the students and restated by the students for the purpose of evaluation. By contrast, multiliteracies places emphasis on the collaborative … 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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Multiliteracy Pedagogy in Policing

INTRODUCTION: The police organization that I work for serves a diverse and rapidly growing community of over one million people. The organization has experienced significant growth and maturation in recent years, to meet the needs of its community, and changing … Continue reading

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A Critical Perspective on “A Vision of Students Today”

In setting the stage for a presentation and leading discussion in class recently, the presenter, a forty-something mature age student, started off by stating: “I hate lectures”. He then led an animated and highly participatory and student-centered session. As I … Continue reading

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Commentary #2 – “Why Professor Johnny Can’t Read: Understanding the Net Generation’s Texts”

Mabrito M. & Medley, R. “Why Professor Johnny Can’t Read: Understanding the Net Generation’s Texts” In the article, “Why Professor Johnny Can’t Read: Understanding the Net Generation’s Text’s Mark Mabrito and Rebecca Medley  (2008) argue that Net Generation (Net-Gen) have … Continue reading

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Assignement # 3

Please see “The History of the Study of Grammar” in the class wiki and follow the links ETEC540/2010WT1/Assignments/ResearchProject/StudyofEnglishGrammar Tamara Wong

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Considering the Politics of Mass Literacy: Parallels in print and technological literacy.

Assignment 3 (Research Topic) As an educator a great emphasis in my own recent professional growth and learning has been in the area of technology literacy and preparing the 21st century learner for a 21st century world. There is, of … Continue reading

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