Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Sixteenth DATC Junto
Meeting Logistics: Tue, 11 October 2007 STAD 367 from 12:00-1:30pm For my last junto, there was interest in exploring Walter Ong's work on 'Technologizing the Word' and the notion of the secondary orality. Readings: Ong, W. (1982). Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. To access the reading goto http://forum.datcs.info (register and login) The main idea to focus on is on page 11 second paragraph, where Ong talks about the secondary orality of technology. Discussion Questions: What is digital literacy? Is that even an accurate term? Could we make an argument that students exist in a primary oral culture and therefore resist writing? While faculty exist in a secondary orality and therefore resist primary oral culture?(I know I'm differing from Ong's more rigid definitons of oral cultures here) What do you see as the inherent problems of a secondary orality? Moving beyond Ong for a moment, what does it mean that we treat computers as an 'other', instead of as another medium? What would a third orality look (sound) like?