Social Media Usage as Discussion Forum by Academics

Academic activities have been transformed as a result of technological advancement within the educational environment, in which social media have been chosen to serve as a discussion forum by academics with a view to sharing their knowledge and idea with peers and colleagues.

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3. Some Key Terms

Derrida: The Father of Deconstruction

1. Deconstruction

Deconstruction is a strategy of critical questioning directed towards exposing unquestionable metaphysical assumptions and internal contradictions in philosophical and literary language. Deconstruction often involves a way of reading that concerns itself with decentering—with unmasking the problematic nature of all centers. Further deconstruction is a form of textual practice derived from Derrida, which aims to demonstrate the inherent insatiability of both language and meaning. It rejects the word “analysis” or “interpretation” as well as it rejects any assumption of texts.

2. Binary Oppositions

The binary opposition is the structuralist idea that acknowledges the human tendency to think in terms of opposition. For Saussure the binary opposition was the “means by which the units of language have value or meaning; each unit is defined against what it is not.” With this categorization, terms and concepts tend to be associated with a positive or negative. For example, Reason/Passion, Man/Woman, Inside/Outside, Presence/Absence…

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The new year starts… with the MA: DTCE’s biggest ever cohort

this is wonderful, soon there is going to be more educational technologists, around the globe especially the Asian, Middle east and Africa

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New students Some of the new 2015-16 on-campus cohort get to know each other

The 2015-16 academic year has got under way and it is a pleasure to report that we have nearly 50 new starters this year (around 30 on campus, the rest distance learners); the biggest ever intake on the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education.

Including our returning distance learners and those finishing off dissertations, this means we now have 85 students in total; easily our largest ever cohort and quite a growth since we launched the MA: DTCE in 2007 with around 25 students. Clearly there is still a lot of interest, not just in educational technology per se but the MA: DTCE’s distinctive mix of this subject matter with studies of how communication and formal and informal learning processes throughout society are affected by things like the news media, social media and political change.

2014-15 students explore the Raspberry Pi 2014-15 students explore…

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Producing Video for Teaching and Learning

Educational Video production is part of the major courses in the MADTCE program .

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Introduction to Educational Video Production (EDUC61632) commences in semester 2 in a slightly modified form than previous years with greater focus and connection to the main themes of the DTCE programme.

Practical production experience is still a substantial element of the content. This year also sees a reduction in coursework components from three elements to two.iEVP requires participants to meet the many challenges involved in producing their own educational video, a new and very rewarding experience for most.

The main themMike's book on producing video for teaching and learninges of the course have now been produced into a book which guides the reader through the various stages of production and provides insight into the production process and learning objective achievement using the video medium.

Successful participants are rewarded with a production crew polo shirt .

The next running of Introduction to Educational Video Production (iEVP) begins on 30 January 2014 and is open to…

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Kura hills in Kotorkoshi emirate, Zamfara state, come and explore more


This is part of historical places in Zamfara state, Nigeria, in fact one can visit as many as historical and touring centres in the State, there are some places like Lake Natu in Bakura emirate, and Kuyambana game reserve in Dansadau emirate.

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Public hearing on the Nigeria 1999 constitutional review at sokoto

At the just concluded senate public hearing on the review of the Nigeria 1999 constitution, held at sokoto, sokoto state Nigeria from 15-16 of Oct, 2012. During the hearing civil society organisations, state governments as well as some NGO’s have presented their memorandum  before the senate committee on the review with a view to rep letting their needs and right in the amended constitution. At least five new states were advocated by various movement in the North West zone of the county.


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The results for the 2011-12 academic year are now confirmed and it is very pleasing to note that this year we will have 29 graduates from the MA: DTCE – our highest-ever number! 9 of these are distance learners. All in all there were eight Distinctions among the graduates – also a record high – four of whom were on-campus and four distance learners.

Special congratulations should be made to Dave Gatrell who – as a distance learner – is one of this year’s recipients of the School of Education’s ‘Platt Prize’. This award is made to the top five students graduating from any of the School’s programmes, and the criteria for being nominated are quite exacting. That Dave has done this as a distance learner, being based in Hong Kong, shows that distance is no barrier to achievement.

Well done to him – and to all those who have…

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