I examine discourses of ‘techno romanticism’ which locate technology as a transformational panacea for educational challenges discourses which seemingly ascribe technology its own agency. This thesis challenges such viewpoints, and the technological hegemony they support, by examining technology not as state of that art but as the ‘state of the actual’ (Selwyn, 2010a).The project was an in depth examination of the experiences of two key informants using a case study, ethnographic research design, with interview and observational methodologies generating qualitative data. I have positioned the project as both critical in its examination of technology, and sociocultural in its epistemology in particular drawing on Sociocultural psychology (Wertsch 1991) and Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) as the theoretical framework, and ‘activity theory’ (Engestrm, 1987b, 1999a) as the analytical lens.
In addition, the kinematic performance and the repeatability of the simulators have been investigated and compared to the international standard requirements. The wear rates from the electromechanical and pneumatic knee simulators were not significantly different, with wear rates of 2.60.9 and 2.70.9mm3/million cycles (MC; mean95% confidence interval, p=0.99) and 5.41.4 and 6.71.5mm3/MC (mean95confidence interval, p=0.54) from the electromechanical and pneumatic simulators under intermediate levels (maximum 5mm) and high levels (maximum 10mm) of anterior posterior displacements, respectively. However, the output kinematic profiles of the control system, which drive the motion of the simulator, followed the input kinematic profiles more closely on the electromechanical simulator than the pneumatic simulator.
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On the bright side, Josh Harding will get the nod in net, and that a good thing because he is 2 0 1 with a 1.58 goals against average and .953 save percentage against the Blues this season. I have a good feeling he is going to keep his hot play against St. Louis going and get the Wild back in the win column.