Posts Tagged ‘discussion’

Two ideas for weeks 8 & 9

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

We have two possibly wild ideas for weeks 8 & 9 to run past you for your views.

1. What about using our blogs rather than the discussion board during these weeks? The blogs have worked so well through the semester, and our culture of commenting is so vibrant, that we wondered if it would be possible to use the blogs as a way of reflecting on and discussing the readings together. We could all use Twitter to post up links to entries we’d like to share with each other, and Sian and I could post a ‘blog highlights’ post every few days through the fortnight to help draw things together.

2. Bring a friend/colleague to class? If you know someone who would find the topics for weeks 8 & 9 relevant or intriguing, would it be interesting to invite them to do the readings, participate in the wallwisher posthuman task, and comment on the blogs and in Twitter with us? I don’t think we would want to create new blogs for them on the EDC site, but they could blog in their own blog spaces and tweet the links for us, or they could send you their thoughts and you could blog on their behalf!

Could you comment below (or email us directly) with your thoughts about these ideas?

Exploring the visual – welcome to week 4

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Hi everyone, and welcome to week 4! This week our main activity will be creating and discussing visual artefacts which help draw out themes, issues or ideas from across Block 1 of the course.

Remember that you want your artefact to appear in your lifestream, and for us to have somewhere to discuss it, so if you aren’t using a web-based tool with an RSS feed, you’ll probably want to put your artefact in a blog post. That has the advantage of having an inbuilt place for comments as well.

Make sure you leave yourself time to engage in discussion about your own and other people’s artefacts. In addition to the core readings, some of the secondary readings for weeks 3 and 4 may be helpful as you come to discuss the artefacts – especially Rose and Spalter & van Dam.

Once you’ve put your artefact up, please post a comment here to give us a link to it.

Let us know if you have any questions.