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App Internet and digital divide

I was reading an article recently on the rise of the App-Internet.  The question was posed regarding the death of the Internet.  While the majority of responders agree that apps are increasingly adapting and expanding, it is difficult to compare...

What is next?

I agree with the majority on online education, MOOCs, adaptive learning, as well as m-learning.  A straw poll conducted in June 2011 asked responders to select the top five key topics in learning technology from a list of 41 possibilities...

Ethical challenges

The topics of ethical challenge and the development and implementation of tools to meet the need of all learners are not overlooked in current research and study.  The complexity of the field of educational technology presents a challenge for this...

M-learning

Mobile learning or m-learning is one of my research interests and I find myself  reading a great deal on this topic recently.  M-learning is a key topic in learning technologies.  It allows learning to happen anywhere.  A central theme to...

Phenomenology and Linguistic Analysis

Phenomenology studies the way we experience.  These experiences range from perceptions, memories, emotions, and social activities.  Linguistic activity also falls into these experiences.  Phenomenology studies conscious experience as experienced from the subjective or first person point of view. This field...

Macbeth

Profession of social science: Goffman critique of the profession’s preoccupations -a field of ordered social life, which escaped the view of the profession Goffman’s views have recently developed as familiar discourse because of the overall re-thinking of the commitments of the educational research...

Validity

I spoke to my peer review partner this week on the phone and instantly felt that our mutual understanding of certain topics was validated.  We have been communicating via e-mail the entire semester and this has worked, but after a...

Modernity/Postmodernity

Bernstein discusses the issue of the terms modern and postmodern being vague and even contradictory.  The definitions vary, and the use of the terms may obscure instead of clarify.  The purpose of the Bernstein essay is to play off the...

Chomsky

Chomsky's liberal and socialistic view expressed primarily in his work - "Manufacturing Consent." I am still trying to find someone who attended the talk/lecture in Laramie in the early 90s.  I watched the video again and am very interested in learning...

Alexander and Husserl

The Alexander article revolves around the term transcendental pragmatism—admitting the possibility of a view from somewhere, even if that cannot be agreed upon.  A good discussion is provided in this article regarding the different camps for educational researchers (positivist/anti-positivist) and...

Research and Truth

Descriptive Research Methodologies-Knupfer & McLellan The Knupfer and McLellan reading on descriptive research methods was informative.  The search for “what is” in descriptive research is based off of data collected through observation and from survey data.  The findings are organized so...

Research

Issues of Organization and Change in Educational Communications and Technology-Holloway At the time this chapter was written, the most common reporting statistic was descriptive and the questions of "who is buying" and what kind of technology is being purchased were important...