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stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Apr 9 21:10:50 EST 2005
Fwd: Dear Reader,
The April 2005 issue of First Monday (volume 10, number 4)
is now available at http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_4/
Volume 10, Number 4
April 4th 2005 <snip>
On becoming a Web site
by Punya Mishra
The course Web site is a critical mediator between the instructor and
students in online classes. This requires a shift in how instructors think
of their presence and influence on the classroom. This essay, based on the
author's personal experience in designing and teaching online, argues that
the design of the course Web site needs to carefully reflect the passions
and pedagogical philosophy that drive the instructor. It is also an
argument against one–size–fits–all approaches to online course design as
instantiated in most course management systems.
Teaching as performance in the electronic classroom
by Doug Brent
New developments in online educational technology have a profound effect
on notions of intellectual property. Theories of the social construction
of technology explain the extremely unstable nature of new technologies.
Walter Ong’s theory of the alphabet effect provides insight into the ways
in which knowledge changes as media of communication change. Shoshana
Zuboff's ideas on how managerial knowledge is transformed by technology
help us understand how certain kinds of knowledge resist being
textualized. These ideas help us understand the effects of new teaching
technologies in terms of a long–standing struggle between two views of
knowledge: knowledge as performance and knowledge as thing.
Conversations in the dark: How young people manage chatroom relationships
by Rob Walker and Babis Bakopoulos
This paper reports a small number of interviews with young people in
Athens about their use of Internet chatrooms as a means of meeting people.
In the last few years there has been a growing public concern about the
dangers of socialising with strangers in chatrooms, but what do the users
themselves think about the risks involved, and what strategies have they
adopted to manage these risks? Some of the practices adopted by these
young people are surprising and counter to the conventional advice given
by official authorities.
Computer–aided music distribution: The future of selection, retrieval and
by Nancy Bogucki Duncan and Mark A. Fox
The Internet has made music more widely available and increased the
convenience with which we can listen to music. We increasingly recognize
that recorded music can take the form of digital files. The Internet and
related technologies for music delivery have been made viable by advances
in compression, data storage, and transmission technologies. To provide
greater value to consumers, music labels need to make greater use of
retrieval and selection technologies.
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