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Friend or foe?

Technology. Is it friend or foe? Over twenty years ago, Neil Postman wrote his book Technolopoly in an effort to “describe when how and why technology became a particularly dangerous enemy” (Postman, 1992). Even at the time he wrote his … Continue reading

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The Judgement of Postman: The benefits and drawbacks of technological innovations

Postman introduces his book, Technopoly with chapter one, The Judgement of Thamus, in which he attacks American media and television. Postman’s main argument in this chapter is that new technologies alter the structure of our interests including the things we … Continue reading

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The Transformation Continues

References: Biakolo, E.A. (1999). On the theoretical foundations of orality and literacy. Research in African Literatures, 30(2), 42-65. [journal] Brandt, D. (2003).  Changing Literacy.  Teachers College Record, 105(2), 245-260. [journal] Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (Eds.) (2000). Multiliteracies: Literacy learning … Continue reading

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