Author Archives: Kenton Hemsing

Addressing 21st Century Learning in a Socially Mediated Learning Environment

With the inclusion of Web 2.0 technologies into the classroom, we are seeing today’s modern student struggle to manage the massive amount of information in their world, but even more we are seeing education struggling to adapt and build on … Continue reading

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I have decided to explore and create a profile on a to showcase the different resources that I have found. I found this site originally through a search for some of the more commonly used web 2.0 apps for … Continue reading

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Technological vs Digital Literacy

Ubiquitous access to learning material and information has changed how students learn in today’s schools. This access to new material and information has created a need for students and educators to adapt their literacy skills to accommodate not only the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs are ancient pieces of artwork that have been etched into rock walls and are protected around the world for their archaeological richness. These early etchings, which involved the ‘artist’ scratching or removing the top layer of the rocks surface with a … Continue reading

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Hard vs. Soft Determinism

Authors such as Walter Ong, Daniel Chandler, Martin Oliver, Jay Bolter and Neil Postman have written extensive works on the implications of introducing new technology on society. These writings serve to discuss the notion of a technological determinism and the … Continue reading

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Bolter on Text

“What unity there is in an electronic text derives from the perpetually shifting       relationship among its verbal elements. What unity there is in the audience for that text comes from the momentary constellation of different economic and cultural … Continue reading

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The Power of Technology

In his inaugural address in 1961, John F. Kennedy remarked: “The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.” To me … Continue reading

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The Phaistos Disc

The Phaistos Disc, to this day remains a mystery for most scholars and is undeciphered. To me, it is an example of the complexity of communication and how difficult it can be between future civilizations. I feel that this represents … Continue reading

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