Monthly Archives: March 2011

Education and the Social Web: Promise or Peril?

Education and the social web promise or peril [slideshare id=7212339&doc=educationandthesocialwebpromiseorperil-110309212837-phpapp01] View more webinars from Norm Friesen Slidecast from a recent presentation at the University of Edinburgh; developed with Shannon Lowe of my research centre. Abstract: Facebook and other social media … Continue reading

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The Lecture as pre- Postmodern Relic (Jean-Fran├žois Lyotard)

“What is transmitted in higher learning? In the case of professional training, and limiting ourselves to a narrowly functionalist point of view, an organized stock of established knowledge is the essential thing that is transmitted. The application of new technologies … Continue reading

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