Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Breakout of the Visual – Chapter 4

Introduction The following commentary focuses on Chapter 4: The Breakout of the Visual of Jay David Bolter’s book Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print. In this chapter, Bolter (2001) examines the relationship between visual and text and … Continue reading

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Re-examining the Digital Divide in the Urban Chinese Classroom

Commentary 3: Re-examining the Digital Divide in the Chinese Urban Classroom The multilayered life worlds of our students enter the classroom with their gadgets. The iPods, the iPhones, the laptops and the Internet bring the private lives of the world … Continue reading

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Pieces of the Reading & Writing Puzzle – Rip, Mix, Feed Activity

For the Rip,Mix,Feed activity, I collected Creative Commons images on Flickr. The six images were placed together and then reworked using the jigsaw puzzle feature found on Dumpr (http://www.dumpr.net/). The images I selected represented pieces of the puzzle when it … Continue reading

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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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Typography

Major Project: Typography Artist’s Statement Interactive Non-Fiction Before starting this project, I didn’t know a lot about typography.  What I did know was that typography catches my eye and that I have a deep appreciation for the print and patterns … 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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RipMixFeed

I chose to do a brief voice over on a powerpoint presentation Aboriginal Summit Presentation – 2006  I developed approximately 4 years ago.  Admittedly, the audio isn’t very insightful to the powerpoint because I haven’t looked at, or thought about the powerpoint content … 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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RipMixFeed

For this I really wanted to try something that I had never used at all before, so I thought I’d give Kerpoof a try. It was pretty easy to put things together, and not too difficult to learn. By the … Continue reading

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