Thanks, Gutenberg – but we’re too pressed for time to read
- What strikes you as interesting?
Mmm … I liked this article … well I did until I tried to look up the link it mentions in to the study by the British Library and researchers at University College London. The link to the study which the article says is available from tinyurl.com/2eslnr seems to reach a dead link … now it could just be me and my little old computer perhaps but if it isn’t me and if the link truly is dead then this might well provide another aspect to the ‘power browsing’ and quick wins referred to in the article – did I bother trying to get to the study after my fruitless effort ? Well no …. will I look it up at some point in the future ? Possibly but probably not … Could I just be satisfied with reading (skimming) the summary info provided in the article (for a quick win) rather than looking at the study directly ? Probably …. certainly food for thought on the old surface / deep learning debate 🙂
- How clear do you find the argument about the First Law of Technology – for example, the point about overestimating?
Well I could see where he was going with it, but I found that I needed more information in relation to where this ‘law’ had come from and whether there were any other laws that went with it … so I guess from the article itself , only a hint of the underlying principles of the laws of technology was given and therefore no I dont think it was particularly clear.
A quick google of this later gave several results eventually leading me to this blog post by Michael Sacasas which I found quite accessible to read and this gives a useful summary of all six laws of technology which have become known as Kranzberg’s Laws ….well that is assuming that I have stumbled upon the correct set of laws ….
Kranzberg, Melvin (1986) Technology and History: “Kranzberg’s Laws”, Technology and Culture, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 544-560.
I also found this useful video on You Tube by Connor Owens which gives a useful overview …
Something that interested me …
I’m really interested in how people learn both in formal situations and informal contexts. I love the idea of the fact that you can learn without realising you are learning ( if you know what I mean). I’m really interested in the different attitudes and behaviours that people have towards use of technology for their own learning and I’m looking forward to working in a collaborative setting as we go through the course.
My Chosen Learning Outcome
For me I guess the key learning outcome would come under Cognitive Skills and developing my ability to ‘use …differing perspectives to make sense of your own and others’ experience of learning with technologies’ . Working with other people and learning about their values and attitudes towards the use of technology will really help with this 🙂
Hello Everyone From Debs !
Here is my introductory message for Activity 1 (A1) https://learn2.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=553057§ion=4
My name is Debbie ….
well actually its Deborah but usually only my mother calls me that when I’m in trouble !
I work full-time, have studied part-time for more years than I would care to admit to …
I am married with two children that keep me busy … this is my final module in my MA ODE.
Something Unusual : I love pink and drive this little pink car ! I also love cake …
One Learning Technology : I love using my I-Pad – it really has changed the way I do things in work and home life. I use it for taking notes, as a diary, as a camera, finding out all sorts of things on the internet, using it for face time to keep in contact with family when I am away from home .. I love it 🙂
I am really looking forward to working with you all …. let the adventures begin 🙂
Well I’m FINALLY on the FINAL leg of my Masters in Online and Distance Education … FINALLY ( ….there is a long story to tell about the need to study a compulsory module that wasn’t compulsory before , regulations changing etc and a lot of to-ing and fro-ing that I won’t bore you with … except to say that I’m now FINALLY on the last piece of the puzzle and will therefore be studying this last module for the next 32 weeks … ) after that hopefully all being well I should get my Masters … FINALLY YAY 🙂
So as I wait for my student record to catch up with itself and allow me access to the module website, I am looking forward to the next stage on my journey and wondering what delights await and just how much coffee I will need to drink to keep me awake in the wee small hours ….answers on a postcard …
Bring it on ….