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WWW vs. Gutenberg: A Fair Comparison?

Localization of Language in Digital Text on the Internet Introduction We have been considering the changing spaces of text and text technologies, and the impact this has had on teaching, learning and communication. In Bolter (2009) the author discusses “the … Continue reading

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Commentary on Multiliteracies

As I work through the modules and do the readings, I wondered what literacy actually encompasses.  I am aware that the course is about literacy but one term has resonated in me: multiliteracy.  “Multiliteracy” is a term that was devised … Continue reading

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Modern English, Punctuation, and Word Separation

Introduction Thinking back to when I first learned to read in English, I was taught to read aloud.  I was taught to sound out the words.  While learning to read, I was also taught to write.  It was imperative that … Continue reading

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Writing and Context

Reflecting on the readings of the first two modules, in particular Chapter 4 of Orality and Literacy,  lead me to do a search in the Oxford English Dictionary for two words: write and writing.  The entry for “write” categorized it … Continue reading

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Technology and Society

Being a Biologist, it is natural for me to wonder about the evolution of society and humans. Technology in all it’s forms has transformed the modern world. Information is being sent globally at extremely fast rates. More people communicate with … Continue reading

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Ancient Media

If text is the creation of something and closely related to technology, the photo of the Japanese characters used in a printing press brings the two together. Japanese kanji is an ancient form of the written word and the printing … Continue reading

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