Summer Wk5 Interaction VS Interactivity; People VS Technology

… debunk & debate…

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Cartoon by Dave Walker.

First, I must expose myself by saying that there are a few assumptions in Fayh’s chapter that I do not necessarily agree with. Two points of contention that I would like to explore with you are the following:

[1] interaction should be adjusted to individual needs and preferences (Fayh, 2008, p. 170) – I find this statement problematic as it seems to assume that interaction is a given property in online learning. Well, this is simply not the case. Instead, it is contingent upon learning styles and preferences amongst others. It is an emergent property. How does one adjust interaction to individual needs and preferences? Isn’t interaction a process? What do you think? To what extent if at all can we adjust interaction as designers of online instruction?

[2] technology is a channel through which mode such as, text, video or audio pass through. Is technology just like a pipeline through which our design of online instruction flows through? I could not disagree more. What about you?

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Published in: on July 5, 2010 at 04:17  Comments (5)  

Welcome to LTEC5510 Summer 2010

We are going to do 16-week worth of course content in 10 weeks. So we mean serious work this summer. But, it is also important that we enjoy what we do here. I hope you will find something that will interest and motivate you through our course activities and your engagement with each others’ experiences, passion and expertise.

Published in: on June 7, 2010 at 12:36  Comments (2)  

… debunk & debate…

cartoon from www.weblogcartoons.com

Cartoon by Dave Walker.

First, I must expose myself by saying that there are a few assumptions in Fayh’s chapter that I do not necessarily agree with. Two points of contention that I would like to explore with you are the following:

[1] interaction should be adjusted to individual needs and preferences (Fayh, 2008, p. 170) – I find this statement problematic as it seems to assume that interaction is a given property in online learning. Well, this is simply not the case. Instead, it is contingent upon learning styles and preferences amongst others. It is an emergent property. How does one adjust interaction to individual needs and preferences? Isn’t interaction a process? What do you think? To what extent if at all can we adjust interaction as designers of online instruction?

[2] technology is a channel through which mode such as, text, video or audio pass through. Is technology just like a pipeline through which our design of online instruction flows through? I could not disagree more. What about you?

Published in: on March 3, 2010 at 20:29  Comments (8)  

Teaching, learning digitally

The making of an online experience starts here…

Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 18:51  Comments (1)