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Here is a snippet of text from my dissertation that is no longer needed but I don’t want to lose so I though I would keep it here for safe keeping.   Two camps, technological determinism and humanism often dichotomise tradition media theory. Dovey et al.(2008) outlines the “Williams/McLuhan...
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Final Survey

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Couple of good quotes from Next Nature – Nature changes along with us

15 years ago, you wondered if you really needed a mobile phone. Five years ago even your grandmother had one. Nowadays, if you leave the house without it, it feels like you are missing a limb. The red flashing light (normally used incases of emergency rather than communication) indicate...
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The Cinema – questioning the context of my survey questions.

I have been musing over the most appropriate questions to gauge students relationships with pervasive technology and their perceptions of what might be deemed inappropriate usage in a classroom environment. After speaking to a colleague about the term “Alone”, which is often used to depict a state of offline engagement with...
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sharpen the blur

Three key focus areas to sharpen the blurry focus of my research and one follow on topic: Perceptions of staff and students of the term “digital literacy” (Doug Rushkoff) Whether staff and students feel that technology deepens the connections in institutions (Sherry Turkle) Perceptions of what could be deemed...
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First interview (plan)

Maximum duration: 30mins – 4mins a question Introduction It is widely acknowledged that the majority of students are digital natives, as comfortable in the virtual realms as they are in reality. “Phantom ring” has become a common occurrence in the youth of today. The subservient manner in which students attend...
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Scratch programming language

After reading an article written by the creators of the Scratch graphical programming language, where they describe their motivation behind creating a programming environment for children, I am curious to research how the students understand the definition of ‘digital literacy’. The article explains that the activities we commonly associate...
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Staff interview pilot

In order to truly gauge how students perceive the role of pervasive and social technologies in the classroom, it is important to investigate the alternative arguments. Its a bit convoluted but I wonder how the educators perceive the perceptions of the students in terms of tech in the classroom....
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More question suggestions

SUB-QUESTION: Is there still an apparent learner / teacher digital divide and if so how is this perceived by the learner? QUESTION 1: How would you rate your digital literacy? Strength: It is important to try and gauge the students perception of their own skills. Weakness: By what level does the student...
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Lavin, A., Korte, L., & Davies, T. (2009). The impact of classroom technology on student behavior. Journal of Technology Research, 1–13.

What issue is being addressed? The focus of this journal article is not on how well technology performs within the classroom, or how to optimise its use, the authors are more concerned with student perceptions of the usefulness of technology in the classroom. The most interesting issue that is...
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