On Being Human - What Does it Mean?
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On Being Human - What Does it Mean?
My digital artefact for the E-learning and Digital Cultures course offered by Coursera.org
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Digital Nativism

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I am glad to see others dispute Prensky.  Not all 8-18 are Digital Natives.  Of my two children, one is a digital native while the other is digital naivete. Just because someone is willing to use technology, it does not mean they know how to use it properly.  Also, being able to make "fancy" presentations does not mean the student had deep understand of the topic.  Many people know what it means to "experience death by PowerPoint."

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Bicentennial Man and the Wonder of Humanity

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It's Sunday afternoon, and my wife and I are watching Bicentennial Man with Robin Williams, a fascinating but little-known movie from 1999 (originally a short story by Isaac Asimov). It didn't get great reviews, but I really enjoyed it.
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At the end, he knew he was human and did not have to hear that from anyone else.  He made the world a better place by creating and caring for the well-being of others. He could truly have been referred to as noble.

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Being Human: How Should We Define Life and Personhood?

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A look at being human from the position of biology, the bible, and bioethics. It all depends through which lens you peer.

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