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Week 4.1: The tension between theory and inclusivity

Week 4.1: The tension between theory and inclusivity

I have always been a fan of Bandura’s social learning theory – we model the behaviour and then we see that desired behaviour reciprocated.  I have always attempted the practice the socially reconstructive classroom that emphasises the power of stories, and recently I have moved toward an adoption of the ethical space of engagement that … Continue reading Week 4.1: The tension between theory and inclusivity

Week 3.1: The internet evolves, so too does the teacher

Week 3.1: The internet evolves, so too does the teacher

Ultimately, the transition from Web 1.0/2.0 to 3.0 (to 4.0 to 5.0) is indicative of humanity’s desire to continually make tools function better.  Of course as has been discussed in the presentation, and what we have talked about in previous classes – functionality becomes weaponized in the wrong hands, and it isn’t the tool’s fault. … Continue reading Week 3.1: The internet evolves, so too does the teacher

Week 2.1: Is productivity really the question?

Week 2.1: Is productivity really the question?

James Hamblin, states: “the Internet mimics real life” – that perfectly encapsulates what the internet has become and perhaps what it has always been.  Take for example something as creative as the website asofterworld.com – a beautiful collection of absurdist, surreal poetry.  This is the side of the internet that we love reflected, beauty hidden … Continue reading Week 2.1: Is productivity really the question?

Week #1.1 – Technology: What is it?

Week #1.1 – Technology: What is it?

Before this class started I had decided – without being too critical about it – that the definition of technology should be tied to its purpose; meaning that originally I envisioned technology as a device/utility/application that streamlines a specific task or makes a task easier.  Educational technology then is a device/utility/application that should make learning … Continue reading Week #1.1 – Technology: What is it?

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