The computer as text processor
Written text  Vs. Oral language <ul><li>Fixed and permanent  Personal and emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning and authorit...
<ul><li>Online text </li></ul>Is text created online truly permanent? Does online text have the ‘authority’ that  the prin...
Computers as text processors <ul><li>Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Style analysers and their flaws </li></ul><ul><li>Increa...
McLuhan <ul><li>“ We have confused reason with (print)  </li></ul><ul><li>literacy, and rationalism with  a single  </li><...
Computers and literacy <ul><li>Spell Check this! </li></ul><ul><li>The plain flu through the low cloud  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Computers and literacy <ul><li>Voice recognition software </li></ul><ul><li>The effects of deliberate misspelling  </li></...
Electronic text (e-text) <ul><li>Multiple authorship and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the author of the text? </...
E-text <ul><li>Intertextuality </li></ul><ul><li>Interconnectedness (hyperlinks) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive text </li><...
E-text <ul><li>E-text challenges the traditional view of a  </li></ul><ul><li>dichotomy between orality and literacy. </li...
Wikis
Wikis <ul><li>Fully editable websites </li></ul><ul><li>Users can visit, read, reorganise and  </li></ul><ul><li>update- o...
Wikis <ul><li>Wikis provide students with real audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Writing as a ‘social process’ </li></ul><ul><li...
People and Computers in  Commerce <ul><li>Levy discusses the creation of electronic spreadsheets by Bricklin and Frankston...
E-spreadsheets <ul><li>The spreadsheet is ‘a tool and a  </li></ul><ul><li>worldview- reality by the numbers.’ </li></ul><...
References <ul><li>Wikis and student writing by Keith McPherson </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning online with wikis ...
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  1. 1. The computer as text processor
  2. 2. Written text Vs. Oral language <ul><li>Fixed and permanent Personal and emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning and authority Formulaic </li></ul><ul><li>Rational and critical Fragmented </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical, sequential Evanescent </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Context-bound </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Online text </li></ul>Is text created online truly permanent? Does online text have the ‘authority’ that the printed word has?
  4. 4. Computers as text processors <ul><li>Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Style analysers and their flaws </li></ul><ul><li>Increased quantity, but about quality? </li></ul>
  5. 5. McLuhan <ul><li>“ We have confused reason with (print) </li></ul><ul><li>literacy, and rationalism with a single </li></ul><ul><li>technology (print writing).” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Computers and literacy <ul><li>Spell Check this! </li></ul><ul><li>The plain flu through the low cloud </li></ul><ul><li>sealing. The pilot gnu he had ate minutes </li></ul><ul><li>too land and wood really urn his pay this </li></ul><ul><li>knight. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Computers and literacy <ul><li>Voice recognition software </li></ul><ul><li>The effects of deliberate misspelling </li></ul><ul><li>in technologies like email and instant </li></ul><ul><li>msging </li></ul>
  8. 8. Electronic text (e-text) <ul><li>Multiple authorship and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the author of the text? </li></ul><ul><li>E-text is written, but not permanent </li></ul><ul><li>E-text has the ‘search facility’ </li></ul>
  9. 9. E-text <ul><li>Intertextuality </li></ul><ul><li>Interconnectedness (hyperlinks) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive text </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation and collaboration </li></ul>
  10. 10. E-text <ul><li>E-text challenges the traditional view of a </li></ul><ul><li>dichotomy between orality and literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>E-texts are ‘just another category in our </li></ul><ul><li>language repertoire.’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wikis
  12. 12. Wikis <ul><li>Fully editable websites </li></ul><ul><li>Users can visit, read, reorganise and </li></ul><ul><li>update- open editing. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis for educational purposes </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wikis <ul><li>Wikis provide students with real audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Writing as a ‘social process’ </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Expression through multiple modalities </li></ul>
  14. 14. People and Computers in Commerce <ul><li>Levy discusses the creation of electronic spreadsheets by Bricklin and Frankston in 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>Business lives ‘before and after the </li></ul><ul><li>e-spreadsheets’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. E-spreadsheets <ul><li>The spreadsheet is ‘a tool and a </li></ul><ul><li>worldview- reality by the numbers.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The spreadsheet metaphor’ </li></ul>
  16. 16. References <ul><li>Wikis and student writing by Keith McPherson </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning online with wikis by Augar et.al. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis and Blogs:Your Keys to Student Collaboration&Engagement by Catherine Imperatore </li></ul><ul><li>Networks and scholarly communications by Henry et.al </li></ul><ul><li>Spell-Check This! The Limitations and Potential of Technology for Spelling by Shane Templeton </li></ul><ul><li>Is print better than online communication? by Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond print: Reading digitally by Gary J.Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Books online: Visions, Plans and Perspectives for Electronic text by Reva Basch </li></ul><ul><li>Research on Learner’s Preferences for Reading from a Printed Text or from a Computer Screen by Carrie Spencer </li></ul>
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