Module 5 Assignment: Red Queens and Increasing Returns

Lewis Carroll introduces the Red Queen character, in Through the Looking-Glass, as a mentor of sorts. The Red Queen informs Alice that in their fantastical land “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place” (Laureate Education (Producer), 2014g). Brian Arthur (Laureate Education (Producer), 2014e) coined the phrase “increasing returns” … More Module 5 Assignment: Red Queens and Increasing Returns

Module 4 Assignment: Disruptive Technologies and Science Fiction

Rod Serling, the creator of the science-fiction television series called The Twilight Zone stated that “Science fiction is the improbable made possible” (Laureate Education (Producer), 2014i). Today, as a result of digital and communication technologies, reality is approaching science fiction. Clayton Christensen, who proposed the theory of disruptive innovations, opined that disruptive technologies result as … More Module 4 Assignment: Disruptive Technologies and Science Fiction

Module 3 Assignment: Rhymes of History Technology

Marshall and Eric McLuhan (1988) showed how the advancements of various technologies were instrumental in meeting the needs of an advancing society. “Rhymes of History” is a force that impacts emerging technologies. According to Thornburg (Laureate Education (Producer), 2014h), the new technology serves as a catalyst that rekindles “something” from the past. This “something” could … More Module 3 Assignment: Rhymes of History Technology

Module 2 Assignment: Emerging Technologies Tetrad

McLuhan (1975) posited that information and perception serve as the foundation for one’s view about the world.  McLuhan developed the “Laws of the Media” and used the term media to represent the extension of a human being. Consequently, media represented any entity that has the capacity to alter a person’s insight. And, just as genetics … More Module 2 Assignment: Emerging Technologies Tetrad

Module 1 Assignment: Identifying an Emerged Technology

The concept of Makerspaces is a new technology and is a significant component in mobile learning (Johnson, Adams Becker, Estrada, and Freeman, 2015). The concept originated as an outgrowth of the first Maker Faire that occurred in 2006 (Skiba, 2015). Makerspaces enhance evolutionary educational reform and sustainability that result in improved teacher quality, student performance, … More Module 1 Assignment: Identifying an Emerged Technology

New Technologies

My workplace is similar to many other corporate environments. In that, there are different individuals with a variety of skills and abilities. Working with technology is my passion. Most people who are familiar with this industry know that technology changes at a rapid pace. And while the basic structure of a house (a building with … More New Technologies

Connectivism

Connectivism is a way of learning in the digital age, and unfortunately the new oppressed in the digital age are those who do not have access to the digital tools or the skills to use them (Siemens, 2006). Connectivism is all summed up in the statement, “I collect my knowledge in my friends (Laureate Education, … More Connectivism

Collaboration

I believe that humans have an innate sense of community. No matter how small the group may be, people tend to join with each other to engage in the socialization process. People will instinctively work together to aid another person and even an animal who is in distress. As the old song goes “No man … More Collaboration