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Blogs, Media and the Classroom Dr. Peter Cullen Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature University of Urbino Carlo Bo www.cl4englishlistening.wordpress.com www.ithg.wordpress.com Parliamo di Didattica University of Urbino 2008
The extension operates as a ratio between environmental input and human perception.
The extension can become out of proportion to the perception, becoming itself the message.
The media is the message
Media may also amputate human perception.
What is Communication? The language process uses a code to communicate a message from a producer to a receiver – but: Each variable depends on its relationship to the other variables for understanding to happen. Producer code message communication receiver understanding Feedback loop at each stage MEMORY
Understanding Media in Teaching Jukka Korpela (U Helsinki Network IT spec. 2001) Language differences. On the Internet, for example, the lingua franca is badly written and poorly understood English . Some people use it as their native language; other learned some of it from various sources. In any case, whatever you say will be interpreted in a myriad of ways, whether you use idiomatic English or not.
Whatever you assume about the recipients of your message - the wider the audience, the more of them will fail to meet your assumptions.
On the Internet, this virtually guarantees you will be misunderstood. What you intend to say as a neutral matter of fact will be interpreted (by different people) as a detestable political opinion, a horrendous blasphemy, and a lovely piece of poetry.
Understanding Media in Teaching Intercultural communication is about learning to understand message across cultural histories. Assumption Belief Participation