The Lost Decade
After watching The Visible College: Four Futures for Higher Education What caught my attention out of the four possible futures I thought that alt.residential caught my attention the most.
This section talks of future where education is learned online. Classroom learning becomes rare and everything can be learning in their room. Imagining a life in this kind of society is so crazy because interaction for me especially at the young age is through school. Without this i personally think that the human actions will change. First of all interaction of people overall will drop substantially. People can learn what they want to learn so people who specialized skills will be much more higher. I think that Fashion and television will dissapear in this future is because these two are closely related with the interaction between humans.
My life would totally be different from now. I would not know the friends I know now but “online” friends that i interacted from gaming. What people call manner might dissapear because of the less interaction and the idea of belonging in a group becomes something of a distant memory. If i were to have a kid the kid would not talk to me but only online. Life would be in my opinion a mess and this futuristic idea would not work and if it were would change the whole human race and its thinking habits.
“think the unthinkable”
I really like this because i personally think that education with the internet does not allow us to think freely. We are programed to think like everyone else through news and blogs in popular sites. Higher education should focus on the creativity and new ideas of its learners. Right use of the technology should help the classrooms and the students in it
After reading the article regarding the web 2.0 i was pretty confused what the author was talking about. At first i thought that it is a change in the whole system of computers because of the upgrade from 1.0 to 2.0 but reading closely i found that the it is not an update in the world wide web but the way developers and users use the internet.
Web 2.0 allows users to not only recieve data the users were given more options to the way they use their online experience. One important aspect of web 2.0 is that all users contribute to the information and not the media. everything is information such as forums blogs news infograhics and anything and everything. according to a post in wikipedia ” According to Best, the characteristics of Web 2.0 are: rich user experience, user participation, dynamic content, metadata, web standards and scalability. Further characteristics, such as openness, freedomand collective intelligence by way of user participation, can also be viewed as essential attributes of Web 2.0.”
what is to come for web 3.0 is just amazing. Next thing we know our whole mind will be the internet and the experience might be something similar to a live experience. I cannot wait for the the upgrade and am grateful for what we have now.
picture i really liked found on google!
Group 1 Infographic Analysis
So this is Group 1’s Graphic analysis and we decided to analyze the “Map of online Communities” which depicted the daily social activity of a community.
Information – This infograhic is from xkcd a webcomic site. The data was gathered in 2010 and the data shows that Facebook is the biggest active social network and what was suprising was that farmville a site which i have never heard of was second in activity, even more than twitter. The Sea’s show the kind of posts that the users make and the biggest one seems to be the “sea of opinion”
The second map focuses more on the total activity is in a community. The left side is call “Blogsphere” which i presume is about blogs in the community and the right side contains the “forums”.
Aesthetics – First of all the the way the author presented the information was superb. There doesn’t really need to be long paragraphs of explaination. The picture clearly explains alot of data through easy maps which everyone can look and understand. I think the fact that they used a globe map and seas made it even more intresting to look and and catch out eyes.
When I first started using the internet aol instant messenger was very popular throughout the United States. Chatting with with schoolmates and people you didn’t know back then brought the thrill that phones could not bring. In those days you could not chat for a long time because the internet was dial-up and using it for too long would result in a spanking from the mom. The internet now is part of my life and without it I wouldn’t know what to do. It is my main form of entertainment from movies to researching.