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Making Connections

(Avenia, 2012) I, like many of my classmates, find the resources and advice that have been shared throughout ETEC 540 to be of immense value. The conversations through Vista, Wikis, and the Weblog have captivated my attention and taught me … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales for Twentysomethings

Sleeping Beauty was lying in bed checking Facebook from her phone, just feeling so completely alone in her depression. Then she came across a post from an acquaintance about how sad he was, it was a darkness that made him … Continue reading

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MEDIA AS METAPHOR?

COMMENTARY 3: MEDIA AS METAPHOR? Reading the last two chapters of Bolter’s Writing Space I found myself wondering what does ‘writing the self’ mean?, what would be the implications of this process? Bolter (2011) immediately suggests that “it seems almost … Continue reading

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Springpad Digital Resources

I have had a lot of fun experimenting with some of these tools! I have also been frustrated at being unable to access some of them too – and so have been unable to enjoy some of the productions that … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Remediation

Throughout our fourth module, the term remediation – and the concept of it – has stuck with me the most. In J. D. Bolter’s book, Writing Space, the inferred definition could be “change with some kind of clash or one-upmanship” … Continue reading

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EKPHRASIS – An Exploration

every reception of a work of art is both an interpretation and a performance of it, because in every reception the work takes on a fresh perspective for itself. Umberto Eco – The Open Work What lies ‘beyond’ representation would … Continue reading

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The Printing Press: Intoxication of Knowledge

We should note the force, effect, and consequences of inventions which are nowhere more conspicuous than those three which were unknown to the ancients, namely printing, gunpowder, and the compass. For these three have changed the appearance and state of … Continue reading

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The Influence of Radio and Television on Culture, Literacy and Education

Written by Deanna Stefanyshyn and Julie Kendell Introduction Technology has the power to affect not only education but also culture, religion and personal thoughts and beliefs. While the world population is continually growing, our global world seems to be getting … Continue reading

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The Original RT – Radio to Television

Introduction Today, the Internet commands so much attention that it is easy to forget about pre-established channels of media that are mixed up within its melting pot: radio and television. Although not a purely direct line, we would not have … Continue reading

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Critiquing Ong and the Relationship of Literacy to Culture

Walter J. Ong is a renowned scholar, university Professor of English and Humanities in Psychiatry and the author of several highly influential studies on the transformation of human consciousness (Ong, 1982). He is an expert in the field of orality … Continue reading

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