Monday, March 23, 2015

The Internet and Education | Learning Technologies of Change

The Internet and Education | Learning Technologies of Change

We should consider the following questions:

- What are the potential effects of the Internet for education and learning?

- What main forms of Internet-based education have developed over the

past 20 years?

- How does the educational potential of the Internet relate to the realities

of its use?

- Most significantly, how should we understand the impending gains and

losses of what is being advanced?

It is well known that both the Internet and education are focused on information

exchange, communication, and the creation of knowledge.

The Internet isn’t just a powerful tool for communication. It’s arguably

the most potent force for learning and innovation since the printing

press. And it’s at the center of what is possibly America’s mightiest

struggle and greatest opportunity: How to reimagine education for a

transformative era.

(Bush and Dawson 2013)



Halina Ostankowicz-Bazan at SBF15

The presentation is about how to communicate efficiently and the ways of improving communication skills.
My online activity inspired me to get reverting to my earlier research about effective communication.
From my view, connecting with the use of the Internet seems to be creating new questions about the way people communicate.
I am working to present a theoretical backdrop to the principles of the process of communication, as well as communications skills models.
My approach is based on the well-known model of the functions of language introduced by  Roman Jakobson. Although it is recognizable that Jakobson’s theory can be challenged on numerous grounds from a theoretical perspective, I have always been linked with his theoretical explanation of the purposes of linguistic communication.
“Jakobson and Halle’s initial statement of the principles of linguistic organization should be made available to all future generations of linguists. It builds a solid foundation for Saussurean thinking about linguisic oppositions and establishes distinctive feature theory as the basis of their formal treatment.”
Prof. Dr. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics
Along with Roman Jakobson’s  functions of the language model, we can formulate some basic queries.
·       What is Communication?
·       The Categories of Communication.
·       The Communication Process.
·       Communication Channels.
·       Principles of Communication.
·       Interpersonal Communication Skills.
·       What is an online communication?
·       The Benefits of Blogging.