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Some rambling Sunday thoughts on Bell and Sterne

Bell, D (2001) Storying cyberspace 1: material and symbolic stories, chapter 2 of An introduction to cybercultures. Abingdon: Routledge. pp6-29. [e-book] [PDF]

Sterne, J (2006) The historiography of cyberculture, chapter 1 of Critical cyberculture studies. New York University Press. pp.17-28.

I see why, in comparison with Hand, Bell might be the more enjoyable read; he tells a [...]

Dystopic view of E-learning in future

Just found this video giving a dystopic view of the future of e-learning.

Does not address who is in charge behind the technology -> feeding in the ‘appropriate’ information. Emphasizes the passivity of students – Castell’s ‘interacted’ as opposed to the ‘interacting’.

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Hardware to everyware: digital culture and e-learning

An attempt begin to apply Hand’s chapter to our concern with technology and education. The full Hand reference is:

Hand, M (2008) Hardware to everywhere: narratives of promise and threat, chapter 1 of Making digital cultures: access, interactivity and authenticity. Aldershot: Ashgate. pp 15-42.

Hand offers a usefully broad overview of the politics of digital culture, aligning [...]