‘E-learning and digital cultures’ has been….

…a 12-week course element of the fully-online University of Edinburgh MSc in E-learning. The course finished in December 2009.

It was an experiment in using an open-access, disaggregated learning environment which pulled together content, readings, tweets, blog postings and other social media in an attempt to explore what is most interesting not only about theories of digital culture, but also about the forms and practices of contemporary e-learning.

‘E-learning and digital cultures’ was created using WordPress. The site will stay up at least until we run the course again, in September 2010. Access to students’ blogs and lifestreams, to all course content, and to the visual and ethnographic artefacts created during this course are all available from here. Only copyright-protected readings and a discussion board are protected by passwords. Final assignments will also be up, once they are finished in mid January.

For more information about what we’ve been doing on this course, contact the tutors – Sian Bayne and Jen Ross, School of Education, University of Edinburgh. Finally – many thanks to everyone who made this course, in every sense!

3 Responses to “‘E-learning and digital cultures’ has been….”

  1. I’m hoping that the blogs we’ve posted here will stay online? Would be a dreadful shame to see them all removed!

  2. sian says:

    Damien – yes, they’ll stay! We have no plans to remove anything at all. If we do need to re-structure things before we run the course again we’ll let everyone know, but please be reassured we are not going to ‘disappear’ anyone’s work.