Asynchronous Online Classroom

December 15th, 2009

Definition:

Asynchronous Online Classroom
The AOC refers to a course delivered solely online without any synchronous component. In this setting, the level of social presence is presumably lower than that experienced in the face-to-face (FtF) classroom, where one can see, hear, and interact with the speaker in real time.

The Online Video Conversation: Yeah, you can use it for that.

November 15th, 2009

Here is my Prezi Presentation from Day 2, 2009 PodcampAZ:
The Online Video Conversation: Yeah, you can use it for that.

Using Video to Communicate in the Asynchronous Online Classroom

November 15th, 2009

Here is my Prezi Presentation from Day 1, 2009 PodcampAZ:
Using Video to Communicate in the Asynchronous Online Classroom

Social Construction of Technology

October 4th, 2009

Another theoretical framework that I will apply to my study is the social construction of technology as a model to consider the social context of new technology. According to Pinch & Bijker (1987), a key assumption of this theory is that innovation is a complex process of co-construction in which technology and users negotiate the meaning of new technological artifacts. Read the rest of this entry »

Transactional Rhetoric

September 27th, 2009

In Rhetoric and Reality (1987), James A. Berlin created a three-part taxonomy of rhetoric theories, based on epistemology. Objective rhetoric asserts that reality is empirically verifiable and in the material world. Subjective rhetoric states that reality is not material, but rather exists within the individual’s perception apprehension, and that the writer or speaker is very much the author, since he or she discovers a subjective reality. The audience can be persuaded (or not) to a find certain meaning. Transactional rhetoric contends that reality is Read the rest of this entry »