Nicole Croft

A MALAT Student Blog


Photo used from https://medium.com/@supercrossking/strengths-and-weakness-of-mcluhans-technological-determinism-fdbc2eb33234  Technology has drastically changed since 1994, with advances that had not yet been imagined at the time that Clark (1994) and Kozma (1994) wrote their respective papers. Weller (2020) outlines the numerous technological advances that have been introduced since, such as e-learning, blogs, social media, and...

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SET Thesis Stream Application

SET Thesis Stream Application


Posted By on Sep 24, 2022

Graduate Cap by Kara Gillard Application Due Date: Monday, November 7, 2022 12 questions including the gimmie field “name”. I have completed four questions. “Work Experience:” will be the next question I reflect on. The description offers the parameters in which to answer this question (Bullet points are fine; highlights in relation to this proposal; 100 words maximum). I have collected a total of 19 articles...

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Nicol E. Turner-Lee, Ph.D.

Nicol E. Turner-Lee, Ph.D.


Posted By on Sep 18, 2022

Nicol Turner Lee Accessed from: https://www.brookings.edu/experts/nicol-turner-lee/ Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee has extensive expertise and knowledge in several areas spanning the social sciences, policy, education, and technology. Dr. Turner-Lee dissects some of the root causes of inequity and social stratification in technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. More specifically, she speaks about the risks and...

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A Blast from the Past

A Blast from the Past


Posted By on Sep 14, 2022

Nicole age 4, vintage cassette player Good morning everyone, Nicole here. I’m not sure where all my teen pictures are but found the earliest tech-related picture I could find. I looked up the tape recorder and they now call it vintage lol. I later was upgraded to a recorder with a microphone (watch out) and before I knew it, I was rocking a walkman and rushing home after school to use our first IBM computer, (did anyone else make...

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The Brainstorming

The Brainstorming


Posted By on Sep 14, 2022

I added this poster board to my wall in the spring and started adding stickies as things came to mind, I quickly started using it to highlight areas to explore as I start to think about my thesis application and the time and research that needs to go into developing a plan and answering the big “so what’s that mean for ed tech” question that will be used to validate my research question alongside many other brilliant...

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Connectivism – Link to Workplace Relevance One lesson with immediate relevance for me is chapter 17, ‘Connectivism’, Weller (2020) suggests connectivism is a set of principles rather than a pedagogy and “Key to the connectivist approach is the belief that knowledge is distributed in a network, and learning is a chaotic process (p.116)”.  I work with many subject matter experts across various fields, and many of our solutions come...

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Being moderately familiar with the impacts of ed tech as a consumer of education is considerably different than being familiar with the history and context of how ed tech has transformed over the past two and half decades. I was surprised by several references throughout the first eight chapters, but the timeline, in general, was the most enlightening. The article begins in 1994, and it is clear the author is not limited in content or...

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What makes a good research question?

What makes a good research question?


Posted By on Jun 29, 2022

Two key things that make a good research question: The data available on your topic is appropriate and relevant (McCombes, 2019).Framing your research question into a specific area of study (Bouchrika, 2001). References Bouchrika, I. (2001, May 4). How to Write a Research Question: Types, Steps, and Examples | Research.com. https://research.com/research/how-to-write-a-research-question McCombes, S. (2019, June 20). Types of Research...

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Figure 1 For the latest entry on our blogs, we were asked to work in small groups and discuss how digital learning has impacted fake news and misinformation (our chosen topic). According to Farmer (2019), the term fake news refers to “misleading news”, which has been created to misinform for several reasons, including to “gain power or influence” (p. 223). While misinformation and fake news are not new phenomena, the way people...

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