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Commentary 3: Why Professor Johnny Can’t Read

Why Professor Johnny Can’t Read Engaging today’s learner has become a difficult task for many of today’s educators. Teachers, administrators and schools are, in many cases, frantically trying to decipher what is needed in order to teach the learners of … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy and Law Enforcement

INTRODUCTION: Policing organizations in Canada have an onerous responsibility with respect to providing disclosure in criminal cases. The courts have decreed that police must provide “full and frank” disclosure of all relevant information collected during the course of a criminal … Continue reading

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** I thought I had copy and pasted my document in initially but noticed that I only had the title published. Sorry – I feel quite stupid!** Advantages and Disadvantages of the eBook It’s always difficult to shift out of … Continue reading

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The impact of Literacy (Technology ) on learning: Has the evolution of literacy, become the evolution of human memory? Exploring Ong Chapter 4- Writing restructures consciousness.

This commentary is intended to explore the possible liabilities of the technologies of writing on human memory and retention. “Writing, Plato has Socrates say in the Phaedrus, is inhuman, pretending to establish outside the mind what in reality can be … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 storytelling: Physics Teachers and Rabbit Holes

In Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a new genre, Bryan Alexander and Alan Levine (2008) point out some key features of Web 2.0 and how it has transformed the internet.  Web 2.0 is providing a growing number of educational opportunities, … Continue reading

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Commentary 3- Culture and Reflexive Qualities of the Internet To what extent do we write the culture in which we live? In the past we were reliant upon the print culture to define our sense of self, our affiliation with … Continue reading

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“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 #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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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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