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Final Project: Social Semiotic Theory of Multimodality

To publish my project, I explored with the blogging tool Serendipity. Please visit my space here, where you will find my theoretical paper, my concept map, and a few other resources related to my topic. The story of how I installed … Continue reading

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The Socio, Cultural and Psychological Effects of the Telephone

     In an increasingly globally connected world one could argue that no other technological advancement had had such an effect on the ‘shrinking world’, at its inception, as the creation of the telephone.  The ability to cast one’s voice … Continue reading

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A Critique of Postman’s View of Technology and Schooling

In his book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Postman cautions against what he views as a prevailing movement towards a society where technology is increasingly in control of humanity (1992). He describes a world where technology is widely … Continue reading

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Literacy and Orality: Preserving endangered oral languages with literacy

In the book Orality and Literacy by Walter Ong (1982), the author describes how languages have evolved from an oral form to a written or literate form. He not only describes the origin of oral languages and the transitions to … Continue reading

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Commentary #1- Role of technology in informing and transforming culture

The rapid development of digital technologies and their impact not only on language and literacy issues but on our society in general, prompt us to examine and question the implications of such development in our lives and on our role … Continue reading

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The Meaning of TECHNOLOGY

“The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery For me, technology is any kind of tool imagined, made and used by humans to change their natural … Continue reading

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High Tech Text

This quote comes from a paper I came across while I was researching Richard Mayer’s principles of multimedia learning (Mayer, 2001).  The title caught my attention because it seemed to encompass a couple of my interests:  “Multimedia Learning Gets Medieval.”  … Continue reading

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