Category Archives: News

“What matters is not #technology itself, but the social or economic system in which it is embedded” – #NET102

TUTOR: Langdon Winner, asks, in the title of his influential book chapter, “Do artifacts have politics?” In other words, are technologies neutral? He suggests in response: “What matters is not technology itself, but the social or economic system in which … Continue reading

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#PWP121 – Rhetoric, persuasive writing, communication

                By Marion S. Trikosko [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons TUTOR’S REQUEST: This week we invite you to share your thoughts about: Martin Luther King Jr’s. use of rhetoric Examples of communication that … Continue reading

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#MED104 – 3.1 – News Media – Are traditional forms of informational media dying?

TUTOR: Are traditional forms of informational media dying? What are their equivalents? What happens to editorial control, credibility and ethics in the new media forms of information presented in wikis or  blogs? MY RESPONSE: There have been numerous reports of … Continue reading

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#MED104 – 3.1 – Inform me! News media

            ‘News Read All About It‘ by Seth Anderson Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license / Cropped from original TUTOR: Think about the last news story that you followed … Continue reading

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