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.
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 »
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 »
Initially, this blog detailed my doctorate and dissertation. I completed that life chapter and devote this blog to writing, content design, and user experience. Now, it sits, pretty much archived, yet containing much solid info.