McLuhan’s Tetrad

McLuhan's Tetrad comprises 4 laws of media that can be used to analyse the effects of technological change on society, rather than the causes. Timothy Kraft describes the tetrad as: Enhance The technology must enhance some capability of the person. The medium is an extension of the person. Retrieve The result is a retrieval of... Continue Reading →

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McLuhan says the medium is the message

McLuhan is probably most popularly known for his theory succinctly posited "The medium is the message".  Federman offers a very clear explanation of this concept in his article "What is the meaning of the medium is the message?"  Federman explains that McLuhan considers the medium in quite broad terms, more so than perhaps first impressions... Continue Reading →

My Personal Learning Environment

I have been assigned the task of mapping out my personal learning environment.  So using the IMHC Concept Mapping Tool, I have created the following map. I have to say that I am not really happy with this map.  The thing with concept mapping is it is difficult to know when to stop, as you... Continue Reading →

Draft Introduction to Learning Plan for Web 2.0

I am developing an online course in conjunction with the PLE@CQUni project.  Following is an initial draft introduction for my learning design blueprint as part of my study of Instructional Design in Adult Education course. My main concern with my plan is cognitive load, especially when learners have limited time.  I am thinking an approach... Continue Reading →

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