Monthly Archives: November 2010


** I thought I had copy and pasted my document in initially but noticed that I only had the title published. Sorry – I feel quite stupid!** Advantages and Disadvantages of the eBook It’s always difficult to shift out of … Continue reading

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Rip.Mix.Feed Cindy Plunkett – Village of 100

My Rip.Mix.Feed was done using Animoto.  It is something that I have been working on for an eLearning module for the Diversity department here at our organization.  I have taken the text from the ‘village of 100’ and fed it into … Continue reading

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The impact of Literacy (Technology ) on learning: Has the evolution of literacy, become the evolution of human memory? Exploring Ong Chapter 4- Writing restructures consciousness.

This commentary is intended to explore the possible liabilities of the technologies of writing on human memory and retention. “Writing, Plato has Socrates say in the Phaedrus, is inhuman, pretending to establish outside the mind what in reality can be … 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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Commentary # 3

THE NEW ORDER OF ORDER This commentary will review ‘The new order or order’ from ‘Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder’ by David Weinberger, 2007. In Being digital, Negroponte (1995) affirms that doubtless we are in … 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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Web 2.0 storytelling: Physics Teachers and Rabbit Holes

In Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a new genre, Bryan Alexander and Alan Levine (2008) point out some key features of Web 2.0 and how it has transformed the internet.  Web 2.0 is providing a growing number of educational opportunities, … Continue reading

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Communication Tools

Balance A short video reflecting on how we communicate, made using animoto. Katherine Hayles has certainly peaked my interest in the authors pushing the boundaries of electronic and hypermediated literature. I created a webslide collection of sites I’ve visited. … Continue reading

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