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Ertmer, Peggy; Hlynka, Denis; Hung, David; Reeves, Thomas; Romiszowski, Alexander; Rose, Ellen – Educational Technology, 2013
As a final part of this special issue, six Contributing Editors of the magazine were asked to review the six articles and to briefly reflect on themes across fields, on ideas or areas that might have the most potential, and/or to offer other new ideas for our field that the articles and issue overall triggered. These senior scholars in our field…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Literature Reviews
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 2012
Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) is most remembered for his statement "The medium is the message," an aphorism that embraces the theme of this issue of "Educational Technology." McLuhan showed as never before the hidden biases within all technologies. Today, 100 years after his birth, his laws of media and perceptive aphorisms…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Educational Technology, Educational Media, Technology
Hlynka, Denis; Broderick, Pauline – Educational Technology, 2007
The purpose of this article is to explore a particular technological artifact from multiple perspectives. The artifact in question is a 1943 US military training film titled "Recognition of the Japanese Zero". The article begins with an acknowledgment of the film's behaviorist context, then discusses its aesthetic underpinnings, and concludes by…
Descriptors: Military Training, Films, Aesthetics, World History
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 2003
While the prevailing discourse in the field of educational technology is one of technology-as-progress, that discourse is seen in this article as a unique United States oriented trend and not a universal one. This article suggests that educational technology is not neutral, but rather is culturally set and conveyed. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Development, Educational Research
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 1998
Places a postmodern perspective on the issue of the affective domain by taking text from one line of a Charles Dickens novel, "The Cricket on the Hearth," and reinterpreting it in eight different ways to show different personal relevances, alternative motivations, and a non-linear system. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Literary Criticism, Postmodernism
Mason, Ralph; Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 1998
Discusses the classroom use of educational technology, highlighting teacher and student empowerment by analyzing a PowerPoint classroom presentation about ancient Babylon for eighth graders. (PEN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Hlynka, Denis; Mason, Ralph – Educational Technology, 1998
Presents a postmodern view of educational technology, specifically PowerPoint, highlighting new frames: multiple voicing, breakup of the canon, supplementarity, nonlinearity, slippery signifieds, and ironic juxtaposition. (PEN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Irony, Postmodernism
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 1994
Provides a brief glossary of key terminology used in this special issue that addresses the ethical position of educational technology in society, including author-text-reader; connotation; critical theoretic orientation; criticism; deconstruction; discourse; ends-means orientation; metaphor; and postmodern. (Contains seven references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Criticism, Educational Technology, Ethics
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 1994
Considers Canadian contributions to the philosophical basis of educational technology which have helped shape the model shifts now occurring in the field. Four individuals are highlighted: Harold Innis and his work on media; Marshall McLuhan, who built on Innis' work; Ursula Franklin and her philosophical analysis of technology; and Arthur Kroker.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Media Research, Philosophy
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 1991
Explains postmodernism and discusses the role of postmodernism as it relates to educational technology and various paradigms for educational technology. Highlights include the systems approach to instructional design and the relationship between the psychological paradigm of constructivism and the aesthetic paradigm of poststructuralism. (15…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Models, Postmodernism