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Finally Making those Connections

For this final task I decided to try another activity – Wordle. I thought this might be a good exercise because in a way in links those words and phrases that have been integral to the journey. This journey has … Continue reading

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Rip.Mix.Feed.Remix – My attempt at using JayCut

For this assignment I tried using a new resource – JayCut.  For the most part it was pretty painless.  It merely took seconds to set-up an account.  The most challenging part with it was how long it took to upload … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible: How Can Digital Immigrants Engage Digital Natives In Educational Settings?

I was born in 1974.  It wasn’t until 1987 that my family got our first computer – I was thirteen.  The internet didn’t start until the mid 1990’s – I had already graduated from high school by then.  Current cell … Continue reading

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How Word Processors Have Changed the Writing Process

Commentary #2 ~ Ryan Edgar ETEC 540 Source: Commentary #2: How word processors have changed the writing process There was a passage from our course notes that struck a chord with me.  It is this passage that I have … Continue reading

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The Recognized Origins of Sign Language

Hello classmates, I have decide to submit my assignment a few ways.  First you will find a video I made (I am a amateur); next you will find a transcript of what I said in the video; finally is the … Continue reading

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Commentary #1: Oral Cultures are Everywhere

Commentary #1 ETEC 540 Ryan Edgar Commentary #1: Oral Cultures are Everywhere       Image Source:   I chose this picture because I feel games like these are vital to the process of moving from orality to literacy. … Continue reading

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What is text…?

What is Text…? From ( Text is a coherent set of symbols that transmits some kind of informative message I chose this definition because no matter how much I have read on the subject (whether it be from course … Continue reading

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What is technology…?

What is Technology… From ( Technology can be viewed as an activity that forms or changes culture.  Additionally, technology is the application of math, science, and the arts for the benefit of life as it is known. A modern … Continue reading

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My literal world

Robot Scrabble Photo by Jenn and Tony Bot I chose this picture for its literal translation.  Both text (letters) and technology (robots).  But the more I read in the prefatory material the more I liked the image on different levels.  … Continue reading

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