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Making Connections Laura Bonnor Throughout this course, my concept of literacy has been challenged and has certainly evolved. (Bolter, 2001) (Ong, 1982) (Hayles, 2003) Although, I’ve always recognized the complex nature of literacy, I’ve come to a new understanding of … 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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Commentary 3

“The reports of my death may be greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain Comments on the shifting nature of literacy By Laura Bonnor The nature of writing, reading and text are certainly changing as a result of recent technological developments. However, Bolter … Continue reading

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Commentary 2

Commentary 2 The Natives are Restless By Laura Bonnor and Soraya Rajan In “Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants”, Prensky (2001) outlines the challenges for today’s teachers when confronted by the technological natives in their classrooms. In “Growing up Digital,” Tapscott (1997) suggests … Continue reading

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How the Fall of Rome Leads to the Development of the Gutenberg Press

World Web and Networking: Laying the Foundation By Laura Bonnor, ETEC 540 New technology such as the World Wide Web and Social Networking have made dramatic changes within our society over the past few years, however I would posit that … Continue reading

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Balancing Technology

Commentary on Neal Postman’s Technopoly: Chapter 1, The Judgment of Thamus By Laura Bonnor Neil Postman uses Plato’s Phaedrus to structure his critique of the modern world’s unabashed love affair with technology. He makes a concerted but somewhat meandering effort … Continue reading

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Kurzweil and Technology

“Human Centrality. A common view is that science has consistently been correcting our overly inflated view of our own significance. Stephen Jay Gould said, “The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human … Continue reading

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Reviewing what we know

So listen to this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightning in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream. This is an exerpt from the Diamond Sutra … Continue reading

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Who is included?

In 1086, the Domesday Book added a new level of organization and control to the governing structures of Medieval England. It offers a rare glimpse of society at a time when books were laboriously crafted by hand. Originally in the … Continue reading

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