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  1. Jul 2017
    1. we are more and more required to be users, players, creators and discerning consumers rather than the spectators, delegates, audiences or quiescent consumers of an earlier modernity.

      More is expected from us and we need to take responsibility to stay on top of new technologies.

    2. inculcated a rudimentary ‘basics’. Literacy, in fact, was two of the ‘three R’s’: reading, writing and arithmetic.

      So important that we continue to move away from this!

    3. Education has become more prominent topic in the public discourse of social promise. The expectations of education have been ratcheted up, i

      As it should be as we progress!

    4. new forms of identity and personality.

      Interesting idea- how have we changed as people and fitting into society since the emergence of so much technology?

    5. Even the idea of a ‘Google search’ was unimaginable ten years ago.

      Strange to think, and it was not even that long ago

    6. created networks and affiliations and worked in joint projects

      Idea that we learn from each other and other people are excellent resources we must use.

    7. 1994 to talk through what was happening in the world of communications and what was happening

      An emerging time for technology, yet still the "dark ages" in comparison to today

    1. One important issue to bring into this discussion is the importance of analyzing top-level domains. A URL that ends in .gov, for example, was created by a government entity in the U.S. Ask students what it means for a URL to end in .edu. What about .org? .com? Is a .edu or .org domain necessarily trustworthy?

      Goes back to readings and videos from the previous modules how we must learn how to find reliable sources and websites. There is a high rate of individuals trusting everything posted on site without knowing the source it came from.

    2. the act of reading online quickly becomes an act of hunting for treasure

      We have all of the information at our fingertips and it has never been so easily accessible, yet if not used or applied correctly you can be steered in the complete opposite direction of your initial intention.

    1. Many teachers earned degrees at a time when educational technology was at a very different stage of development than it is today.

      Importance of lifelong learning.

    2. newer and digital and have some inherent properties that make applying them in straightforward ways difficult.

      Appreciate the honesty surrounding the potential complications of newer technology. Learning curve.

    1. beyond the formal educational pipeline.

      Will Richardson discussed this in his Youtube video how individuals can take initiative and learn more online and other sources than in a traditional classroom setting. Ex: his daughter playing Journey on the piano.

    2. We need to harness these new technologies for learning rather than distraction.  

      Students are already using these technologies. We need to find a way to use them productively.