Author Archives: doug larsen

Connections – shifting demands

One connection, in particular that resonates with me is Neill Postman’s notion of surrendering culture to technology, as discussed in chapter 3 of Technopoly and the emergence of a multiliteracies pedagogy.  The ground is shifting, the skill demands are changing, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Radio and Television: Change Agents

Radio and Television: Change Agents In his book Technopoly, Neil Postman (1992) argues that technology needs to be understood for both what it contributes to a culture and what it takes away.  According to Postman, it is a fundamental truth … Continue reading

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Commentary #1 – Technopoly

  The Surrender of Culture to Technology In light of Neil Postman’s (1992) title “Technopoly” I decided to place my commentary within the context of two competing cultures to emphasize the notion of “surrendering of culture to technology”. Often, when … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside of the Box

I chose the “Outside of the Box” depiction because it symbolizes, in part,  what education assists me to do -facilitate team outside of the box creative solutions and seeing opportunties, yet we never really leave the box because our institutional systems dictate how far … Continue reading

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