Tag Archives: technology

Dominating the Conversation

As far as I can tell, much research into ‘digital behavior’ still distinguishes spoken or traditional text based communication from newer forms, lumping together the various modes of smart device communication (email, posts, Tweets, etc.) as if the specific mechanisms … Continue reading

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The Broken Promise, Part 4: A New Promise?

Collectively exploring topographies of information may well solve a problem most colleges face: first year composition/information literacy training. The typical second semester composition course combines instruction in information literacy and in the rhetorical forms of argument and persuasion. We expect … Continue reading

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The Broken Promise, Part 2: Educating Those Drowning in Now

For several years, I have asked students in my classes to keep personal logs of internet use or assigned them to do surveys of other people’s internet activities. The results often surprise them. They discover that they or others spend … Continue reading

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Guests in the Machine

It may have been a clumsy, obvious plot device, but the deus ex machina, god lowered upon the scene of a Greek tragedy to dispense justice, was at least a reminder that there were other forces at work in a … Continue reading

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