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Making Connections

It has been challenging throughout this course to make connections between everyone’s contributions and the context of my workplace, which is not classroom based. I’ve had to redefine terms such as ‘learners’, ‘classroom’, and ‘literacy’. There were numerous postings that … Continue reading

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PHILANTHROPY 2.0 – The Modernization of Giving

Abstract The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in North America. In Canada alone there are 161,000 registered charities and non-profit organizations, more than half of which are charities taking in upwards of $8 billion annually. (Hall … 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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The Phenomenolgy of Writing: Handwriting to Typewriting

Introduction The following is a discussion of the phenomenolgy of writing and examines the transition from handwriting to typewriting. The focus of this discussion is how a technological innovation, the typewriter, modified the look and feel of writing as well … Continue reading

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Technology: Burden and Blessing

The following commentary focuses on The Judgement of Thamus, the first chapter in Postman’s book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Postman (1992) uses the legend of Thamus to illustrate and effectively deliver a cautionary warning that “it is … Continue reading

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Bridging the Knowledge Divide

Thamus and Harold Innis both spoke of what Innus called ‘knowledge monopolies’ (Postman, 1992, p.9).  They addressed their skepticism for new technologies and the impact that it would have on society, specifically the separation it would create between those who … Continue reading

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cc licensed flickr photo shared by lindsayloveshermac The question is whether the enormous force of technology, and its insistence on speeding up time and compacting space, will reduce the human need for narrative—narrative in the traditional sense. Novels will become … Continue reading

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What is text…?

What is Text…? From wikipedia.org (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Text_(literary_theory)): 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 wikipedia.org (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology): 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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It seems like technology is always evolving, with companies marketing their devices as a way to make our lives easier.  This comic plays on the marketing techniques used by corporations as it shows how something as simple as a coffee … Continue reading

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