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Making Connections

It has been challenging throughout this course to make connections between everyone’s contributions and the context of my workplace, which is not classroom based. I’ve had to redefine terms such as ‘learners’, ‘classroom’, and ‘literacy’. There were numerous postings that … Continue reading

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This was a very entertaining and engaging assignment. The numerous tools available coupled with my growing experience with information technology made choosing one interesting. I’ve created a cartoon strip using Toondoo. I wanted to have fun and let my creativity … Continue reading

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Without a doubt this course has been a rich and challenging experience for me. ETEC 540 was my first course in the MET program. I was quite apprehensive about my initial foray into Graduate School as it had been twenty-five … 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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SHORTHAND – CAN YOU WRITE AS FAST AS YOU SPEAK? DEFINITION “Shorthand, also called stenography, is a system for rapid writing that uses symbols or abbreviations for letters, words, or phrases.” (1) Shorthand is any system of accelerated handwriting used for the transcription of the spoken word. Shorthand systems … Continue reading

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Boomers – Winners or Losers in the Age of Technology?

Postman’s theory of gains and losses is used as a framework through which issues facing the Baby Boom generation and its use of emerging text and communication technologies are examined. General attitudes toward technologies and specific motivations for and against … Continue reading

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This image represents the vast impact technology can have on our ability to convey our messages, share our thoughts and tell our stories. In my estimation technology is a currency of communication as it plays a critical role in the … Continue reading

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¿ʞuıɥʇ noʎ ʎɐʍ ǝɥʇ ǝƃuǝllɐɥɔ uʍop ǝpısdn sıɥʇ ƃuıpɐǝɹ sǝop Does reading this upside down challenge the way you think? The context in which I’m endeavoring to define and understand text focuses on a marginalized segment of our community: those … Continue reading

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I selected the image of a kaleidoscope as it represents a complex pattern of progressive colors and shapes, which to me mirrors the evolution of text technologies.  The kaleidoscope is a tool made up of colored pieces of glass and … Continue reading

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