#edcmooc Robbie: Live beyond the machine

#edcmooc Robbie: Live beyond the machine

The main meaning of humans is living and breathing creatures, primates, homo sapiens. Yes we can talk about humanism and refer to “principles of autonomy, rationality, self-awareness, responsibility…”, and under this definition only we can assume Robbie is a Human. But one definition doesn´t make the whole concept of the word, a living creature isn’t … Continue reading

#edcmooc Steve Fuller’s Humanity 2.0

Why does Professor Fuller say (almost as a joke) that education is ‘a dying art’? Online information, free information. Google, YouTube, Blogs… you name it. Information is available for everyone that search for it. Free books, encyclopedias (wikipedia). In order to create, humans have developed collective memories through internet tools. Yes, teaching is certainly a … Continue reading

#edcmooc – World Builder

#edcmooc – World Builder

This short film bring me to my memory many references: the movie “open your eyes” from the spanish director Pedro Almodovar. A japanese pop novel called “Sword Art Online” also describes virtual generated worlds… In one of these worlds people use this dreams to escape reality in  order to help their healing process. If I … Continue reading

#edcmooc – Heart to heart

#edcmooc – Heart to heart

  Is this the real thing? The real connection? A phone call? Are you kidding me? The real connection is a face to face conversation, share feelings, fears. Comfort the other person, look into her eyes and tell her what you are feeeling… Not just, “I´ll be there on the weekend…”. Better to have a … Continue reading

#edcmooc Film 5: Plurality

#edcmooc Film 5: Plurality

To what extent do you think Plurality’s depictions of the impact of surveillance technologies are relevant to social and educational practices today? Which society (Charlie’s or Alana’s) would you rather find yourself in, and why? We want to have full control of all activities done by students, the system won´t allow free spaces in order to … Continue reading