It’s Not “Human”

May 19th, 2009

Following a meeting with my dissertation committee, it was drilled-in that what I am calling “Humanness”–the elements of face-to-face communication, such as visual (gesture, facial expression, attire, location, etc.), audio (voice intonation, volume, emotion, etc.), ability to be participatory– is really not represented well (or accurately) by that term. I need to come up with a better term (perhaps my own) for it. Read the rest of this entry »

May 2009 Presentation at Texas Tech

May 17th, 2009

I’ve just posted a video of the presentation I gave at Texas Tech.

The Embedded Online Video Conversation:
Humanness and the Semi-Synchronous Situation in the Asynchronous Online Classroom

It discusses the use of Viddler in the online, asynchronous classroom, including an account of data collected through a student survey. This, is getting closer to my dissertation topic, but not quite exact.