Saturday, October 15, 2011

blog post #8

Dr. Miller “This is how we dream”
The video “This is how we dream” part 1 and part 2 both present valid points. In the first video Dr. Miller elaborated on how the writing literacy and culture have taken a change. Many people no longer write using pen or paper, but by carrying laptops using word processor. Dr. Miller explains while writing an article he used the web to collect all the information needed without going to a library. He talks in detail how important global communication is in today’s society. I personally do not enjoy reading that much, especially attending a library to search many different books. Being able to use goggle search for information with just one click away is wonderful.
In part 2 Dr. Miller talks about how sharing the educational media freely is important in providing resources around the world to different educators. Dr. Miller stressed the importance of finding important global news for example finding the polls, weather, and other important issues. The digital composing is more of the writing culture today. Being able to make work visual is helpful way in showing what Universities are about. Using you tube and iTunes U to publish work provides new ideas to be pushed into the culture.
Dr. Miller leaves with this “This is an incremental change, not a fundamental change.” ( He wants teachers to be familiar and education in the composing of writing in today’s 21st century. The goal is to articulate dreams. Digital media is the new culture and word processor will no longer be of use.

Carly’s Blog #12
I loved reading Carly Pugh’s post it was very motivating. It gave me a clear understanding of Dr. Miller’s definition on writing with digital media. Carly presented material that used exactly what Dr. Miller was trying to encourage in the new writing culture and to be educated in the area of new changes. I’m not much of a reader, and English is my least favorite subject. Reading the assignment she created is something I would enjoy doing. It was such a wonderful idea that can also provide helpful tips in teaching and learning new ideas. Carly really demonstrated the use of multi-media and examples of how it can be used.

This video was very true and humorous. So many people assume its ok to submit assignments, homework, and papers in late and it still are ok because they “did it”. In my opinion being late and not on time with assignments only hurts you in the long run. It does not help in becoming adult and meeting deadlines they will have along the way. This video in my opinion represents that meeting deadlines is crucial not only in school but life in general. The statement chipper made that “she wants to be taught so she doesn’t have to learn”. I believe in this class we are being taught but in a way we can learn and use the resources in our future careers. Being in Edm 31o I have learned that you do have to be fully dedicated to wanting to succeed in this class. Nothing is given you having to earn it all. When Dr. Strange explains that this class needs 9 hours allocated he is very correct!

Edm 310 For dummies
This video is also funny with real time questions and frustrations. A lot of the questions asked I had to say yes to. I could definitely see me sometimes acting like they were in the video about the class. The tutorials were all very helpful to watch to get an understanding of how to do it and what exactly all you need. By watching them I was able to learn about the different tools. Being given an instruction manual has helped me figure it out mostly on my own, before having to ask. As the class furthers I learn more and more each week. This video was great! That book should be published I probably would’ve purchased it prior to class. That could be a helpful resource offered.

Learn to Change, Change to learn
What a great educational video. “Learn to change, change to learn” ( is such an inspiring statement. Using that statement helps set a motto for education everywhere. It‘s sad that coal mining is above education. Education should not be that low. How can we fix education today? What do we start changing? I believe it starts within the classroom. Start providing teachers with tools of new learning and incorporating the web, social networking and grouping. We need to start making the classroom a community. Teaching the 21st century tools we are helping to create opportunities in schools, colleges, future careers and life itself. I liked how one of the speakers stated “There are new 21st century literacy not involving memorizing, but asking Do you know how to research, validate, solve, and interpret.”( I strongly believe with the arguments made. In learning and adapting the new skills for the 21st century would help provide essential knowledge in using it and being able to teach it. Society does not like change, but in order to renew our educational teaching change is necessary. Take advantage of all the new useful tools and technology made available and help improve life learning.


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  2. I removed the post above to make a very important correction in what follows:

    I think you have it backwards. Dr. Miller starts his talk with the claim that we are living at the moment of the greatest change in the history of communication. Not incremental but fundamental. Yes, when the first video ends he talks about print media (Washington Post specifically) and says what the Post is doing is incremental, not fundamental. But that is a comment on what one newspaper is doing, not what is happening to communication as a result of the ability to combine all media into a single product. Did you listen to all of both videos? I find it remarkable, if you did, that your primary conclusion is that the change which Dr. Miller is talking about is "incremental" not "fundamental"!

    See my comment about using URLs, not words that act as buttons that I left for Blog Post #8. And the links here do not work!