June 28, 2010
Week 5: Context
Monday June 28: Information on Context is available from the resources area.
Wednesday June 30: Elluminate session by Paul Bouchard and Stephen and Rita. 1PM Atlantic Daylight Time (12 Noon eastern, 5PM London time). You will find the link to Elluminate here We advise you to have a look at it a little in advance of the session to familiarize yourself with it and to logon.
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Friday June July 2: roundup of the week by Stephen and Rita on Elluminate. 1PM Atlantic Daylight Time (12 Noon Eastern, 5PM London time)
TODAY Week 4 Wrap-Up
Quick overview of the impact of context in language and thought, drawing from the insights of a number of prominent 20th century philosophers. What's important to note is that it is generally understood today that meaning and truth is not absolute, but rather is relative to the context in which it occurs. So it is an important critical literacy to be able to identify this context and describe the impact it has. Stephen Downbes, Plearn Blog, June 28, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]
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CritLit2010 Traversing or jumping
In a connectivist course it seems to be important that the learner is able to connect a weekly topic to the main course topic. Read more... June 26, 2010
Syntax as a Critical Literacy
Week 4 Syntax: in the Critical Literacies course The ability to recognize and use forms, grammars, patterns and other structural properties of communication. This would include information literacy and ontology of information An interesting presentation on this by Jen Hughes and Graham Attwell, which Graham makes a blog post about. Also a very creative presentation [...] June 25, 2010
Pragmatics as a Critical Literacy
Week 3 of the Critical Literacies course bears the title Pragmatics which is described in Moodle as follows: The capacity to use communicative elements in actions, or to take actions using communication, to express, commit, interrogate, and engage in interactions. Including being active participants in the world and on the Web versus passive consumers. Having [...] June 25, 2010
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