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Why Teaching Crowds will make you Connected, but Alone!

Gears, by Christopher Penn, https://flic.kr/p/7joyHZ, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

In this week’s readings, techno-optimism met techno-pessimism. Where Dron & Anderson are almost giddy about the potential of social software in education in Teaching Crowds, Turkle’s thoughts in “Connected, but Alone” on the effects of technology on society are much bleaker  It seems that Dron & Anderson could find nothing wrong, while Turkle had little […]

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Is the medium the message of educational technology?

[Posted on the UOIT Technology & Curriculum blog.] Only a tiny fraction of what you communicate is sent through the words that you use, according to the research of Albert Mehrabian and others. Much of your message is sent through your tone of voice, your rate of speech, your facial expressions, your body posture and […]

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