Posts Tagged ‘blog’

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?

course aggregated blog updated

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Today has brought a change of theme and more functionality to our aggregated blog at – you can now search, and the ‘older entries’ links at the bottom of the page work. The theme – atahualpa – is really customisable, and quite complicated!

Lots and lots of blog posts

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I’ve found a way to collate all of the blog postings that people are making on the site – you can see it here:

The title of each post links through to the blogs themselves, where you can comment if you want to. And the tag cloud on the right gives a sense of the sorts of things being discussed.

Sian and I both think this is pretty useful and a nice way to engage with the course community’s blogging, but if anyone has any questions or concerns about being aggregated in this way, please do let us know – we’re happy to discuss.