Share Paper: Probing The Impact of Computer Integration Through The Laws Of Media.

  1. Paul Syme Syme, Horton High School, Canada
  2. Scott Bennett, Horton High School, Canada
Tuesday, June 24 5:15-5:35 PM B3116

Abstract: Marshall and Eric McLuhan gave us the Laws of Media as an efficient tool of creative inquiry we can apply to provide insight into how new media impact an ecosystem. The Laws of Media are a tetrad of four ways in which a new media displaces ground by enhancing a function, recalling an old media, obsolescing an existing one and, at its extreme, reverses into its opposite form. As our innovations outpace curriculum and schools, we are increasingly challenged to remain relevant and engaging. We can see the contrast when some schools ban student smart-phones while others embrace them. Who ...