Posts Tagged ‘skype’

our penultimate week

Monday, November 30th, 2009

As you know, there are no group activities for the next couple of weeks, to give everyone a chance to really focus on the assignment. Jen has posted our skype ‘open office’ times below, so please drop by and chat about your assignment then, if it’d be helpful to you. Or use email or the discussion board – whichever works best for you.

The main thing is that you do at least have a discussion with your tutor about your topic and the form of your assignment, before you get too far down the road of writing/making it. Jen and I will be online for this until the end of next week, and the submission date is 3 January, midnight.

The last few weeks have gone so quickly and have been such fun – personally I am going to really miss EDC once it’s over : )

Look forward to talking more about your ideas over the coming week…

assignment discussion office hours

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

If you’d like to chat with your tutor about your final assignment topic or format, Siân and Jen will be available for Skype text chats at the following (UK time zone) times next week:

Siân (sianbayne1)

Monday 30 November, 3-4pm

Friday 4 December, 9-10am

Jen (jross28)

Tuesday 1 December – 2-3pm

Thursday 3 December – 10-11am

home straits: week 9

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The ethnographies are all up now, and the work that’s gone into these, and into the constructive and supportive commentary, has been genuinely impressive. The studies have opened up and dusted down corners of the web which I had no idea existed, and have engaged critically and reflexively with essential questions like ‘what constitutes community?’, ‘what is ethnography?’, ‘how do the ‘virtual’ and ‘real’ intersect?’, ‘what counts as internet research?’ and many, many others. I’d really recommend anyone who hasn’t yet had a read of the ethnographies to spend an hour or so on this when you have it.

Meanwhile, we continue this week with the readings on cyborgism, posthumanism and related critical theories. These will lead into our skype chat next week on wednesday, when we’ll talk about applying some of these ideas to online pedagogy. There have been some really great additional readings, videos and links coming through on Twitter to help with these readings – many thanks everyone for those.

Finally, the wallwisher on being posthuman is starting to look really good so do keep posting to this when inspired to. Remember to log out of wallwisher if you want to post anonymously.

See you in the blogs and on Twitter – have a good week.