Sunday, March 27, 2005

Tiny quote from Greg Ulmer's Teletheory

"During the Renaissance, humanists led the educational reform associated with the rise of literacy and the new technology of the press. Humanists today are no less responsible for developing the educational potential of teh new technologies of memory and communication. Following the lessons of our Renaissance counterparts, this responsbility is two-fold: first, to tranlate into the 'vulgate' (audio-visual writing in the formats of film and video, rather than the national languages) the principal works of the disciplines of knowledge; and second, to develop new genres that will serve educators in the electronic era as well as did the literary essay in the Gutenberg era. These genres will provide the 'software' allowing the classroom to harness the cognitive potential forming within the new apparatus."

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