Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dystopic Technology

This week's readings and videos have encouraged us to consider the dystopic and utopic aspects of technology. The three videos below Bendito Machine III, New Media, and Inbox provide two very different instances of technology.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Introduction to E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC

Like many in the composition field (and many others who are not), I recently enrolled in my first MOOC (massive open online course): E-learning and Digital Cultures.

My motivations: Many of you might be asking "Why take an online course in the middle of a semester when you have your own work to do?" As a faculty member in English, I teach one online course every semester in professional and technical writing, yet I have not had the opportunity to take an online course until now. I want to see what it is like to learn online, to not see my fellow students and teachers in a classroom, to be detached, physically, from the learning community but at the same time connected with them.