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Gerhard Fischer and Hal Eden: "Design, Learning, and Collaboration" ?Spring Semester 2004

Assignment 10

Questions in Relationship to Beyond 'Couch Potatoes'

source: Fischer, G. (2002) Beyond 'Couch Potatoes': From Consumers to Designers and Active Contributors, in FirstMonday (Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet), at

Important – Role distribution: analyzers and summarizers for assignment 10:

1. La Meres, Brock Jerome

2. Randell Rivadeneira

3. Skalet, Andrew

The "analyzers and summarizers" can do their work individually or jointly

due: Wednesday, March 3, 2004

1. producers: please submit by 10:00am to the class website _ please be on time, so the "analyzers and summarizers" can do their work!

2. analyzers/summarizers: please submit by 2:00pm to the class website

Briefly discuss the following issues:

1. what do you consider the main argument of the article?

2. do you agree or disagree with the main argument? give a answer based on your own experiences?

3. enumerate in which situations

3.1. you acted as a designer/active contributor

3.2. you acted as a (passive) consumer

3.3. situations in which you believe you should have acted differently

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