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Organic Teaching and How Digital Media Make it Possible.

Casey, Leo (2008) Organic Teaching and How Digital Media Make it Possible. In: Forum of the Irish Media Research Network Annual Conference, 20th September 2008, Maynooth. (Submitted)

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In recent years the trend in digital media design has been toward extending the natural reach of human capacities.
Digital cameras for example are not just getting smaller and lighter but they are becoming easier to use. Background technologies now compensate for low light levels, camera shake, poor composition and other errors. All the user needs to do is point and click.
The irony is that increasingly complex technology often gives rise to simpler and more natural functionality. Give a camera to a six year old and watch what happens.
The same trend can be seen in other designs -technologies such as the wii controller, voice recognition and intuitive Internet interfaces are helping to hide technology and foreground functionality. Ironically, these advanced digital technologies are becoming more transparent and users take them for granted. These designs give rise to new possibilities in teaching and learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
Divisions: Centre For Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Publications
Depositing User: Timothy Lawless
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 09:02
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 09:02

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