Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blogging my studies in a coursera course on learning.

I just watched the first film in a new course I started today. The course is on e-learning and digital culture. The hash tag for the course is #edcmooc. The film showed the TV arriving from the sky to a primitive tribe. This in the course represents a technology. Thus I feel we are situated in the living room. Then another new technology to comes along that looks like a computer and it blue screens and dies and the film is over. My thoughts? Some people really enjoy TV. Some people really enjoy computers. There is a lot more technology behind these living room technologies. I am not sure now if living rooms are driving our technological progress or if living room technology is a side product of technologies uses in other parts of society. A TV is not just a box of electronics. There is at least a TV camera somewhere else.