How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think? Reflection Post

“I now expect to hear what other people think”.  With this quote, Marti HScreen Shot 2016-07-06 at 1.18.48 PMearst started her discussion article on how the internet has changed the way we think.  Stephanie and I used this quote to start our design process to create an interactive lesson for our peers, as we felt it encompassed the core ideas from the article.  We knew we needed to hear from our classmates about what they thought about a topic in order to fully get across Marti Hearst’s point.  As we went through the lesson design process we knew we wanted to be able to show our classmates the variety of response types that can be seen on discussion boards on the internet.  With that in mind, we brainstormed questions that would allow our classmates to respond with differing levels of expertise.  As soccer has been quite big here, we decided on a question related to soccer: “You have been hired as a soccer coach. What do you need for a successful year?”.  This question allows us to see some people responding as experts, while others barely know anything.  We enlisted two of our friends to respond in specific manners, one acting like they knew nothing, but still wanted to respond, while the other pretended to be extremely unsatisfied with the way our lesson was going, and went on a rant.   Continue reading “How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think? Reflection Post”

How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think? Team Teaching Intro Post

Hearst Essay Reflection by Angela Keller and Stephanie Raezler

Marti Hearst offers an interesting perspective on how the internet has changed the way that we think. She focuses more on the social aspect of the internet. Hearst mentions how the internet has moved beyond a simple platform for looking up information to a more open forum where different people can share their thoughts, opinions, and advice on a range of topics. This “multitude of perspective” (Hearst, 2010) brings with it some unique affordances and disappointing constraints; Hearst gives several illustrations to highlight this idea. Some positive examples of the social internet is how easily we can share opinions on recipes, insights into television shows, and answers for research and development software questions. Additionally, Hearst mentions the advances being made in virtual education with the use of online communication and collaboration tools. Finally, the text highlights how online commenting has become more user friendly for everyday people instead of just companies and businesses. Even though digital ideas and information are flowing at an unparalleled rate, there are a few constraints as well. Hearst identifies 3 damaging effects of social internet, including “generally rude behavior, as well as a proliferation of false information and gathering places for people to plan and encourage hurtful activities (Hearst, 2010). The social internet has truly changed the way information is obtained and shared. Continue reading “How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think? Team Teaching Intro Post”