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Camera Phones

Great example of academic “over-naming”: “Emergent Social Practices, Situations, and Relations through Everyday Camera Phone Use” (.pdf)…rough translation: stuff that people do with camera phones. Younger generation have an interesting approach to tech adoption – “if it works, I’ll use it”. Adults have a completely different approach – “if I can understand it, I’ll use it”. I often speak with younger learners at RRC about interesting tools they’re using for communication (and staying connected) and they are often clueless as to what happens behind the scenes. They are primarily focused on doing and using.

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  1. XplanaZine wrote:

    Daily Tributes

    Here is a recap of significant posts in the edublogging community from the past 48 hours.

    Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  2. Interesting Perspective on Generational Adaption

    From elearnspace’s Camera Phones post:Younger generation have an interesting approach to tech adoption – “if it works, I’ll use it”. Adults have a completely different approach – “if I can understand it, I’ll use it”. Somehow, that generational compari…

    Monday, January 17, 2005 at 2:10 pm | Permalink