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Exploring Text (redefined)

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Elliot This T. S. Elliot poem brings forth thougths about reflection … Continue reading

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Hypertext and Constructivism

Link Me a Story – Hypertext as Constructivist Learning Tool Children ask their parents or teachers to ‘tell me a story’. Storytelling is a part of our human nature. It is a “fundamental instrument of thought.” (Mark Turner as quoted in … Continue reading

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VUE just for you

I have used several versions of concept mapping software over the years, but have recently started using VUE – Visual Understanding Environment. This open source software is simple yet contains a set of robust tools for a variety of uses, … Continue reading

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Rote to Note – From Slate to Notebook

The shift in tools and technologies from personal slate to personal notebook resulted in changes in thinking, teaching and learning. This research paper investigated the tools, technologies, contexts and impacts of this shift from ROTE to NOTE. To view the research … Continue reading

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Paradox and Tension in Theories of Orality, Text and Technology

Paradox is defined as contradiction or conflict with statements that are reasonable or possible. (Merriam Webster Dictionary)  Theories surrounding the nature of orality, text and technology is rife with paradox. It is through illuminating paradox that we become comfortable with … Continue reading

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テクノロジ = technology

“The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.” Marshall McLuhan While searching for meaning within images, text, and technologies, I came … Continue reading

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テキストの = text

“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. This quote captured … Continue reading

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Worlds Away

Image Title: Reading in the Subway This image caught my eye since I have recently had subway reading experience. It is a unique environment to escape from one world and into another. The stark, dramatic image of an individual reading … Continue reading

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