Comments for Ania's E-learning and Digital Cultures http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar part of the MSc in E-learning at the University of Edinburgh Sun, 22 Jan 2012 15:44:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.1 Comment on Virtual Ethnography by Ania Rolińska http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/virtual-ethnography/#comment-1641 Ania Rolińska Sun, 22 Jan 2012 15:44:45 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?page_id=9696#comment-1641 Dear Marisa Many thanks for your visit and comments on the ethnography. I found it fascinating to uncover the diverse layers of interaction and connection between the eltchat participants, not only on Twitter but also other sites online (and offline) - I look forward to eltchat symposium at IATEFL conference in Glasgow! As to the new ways of presenting academic content, the msc encourages us to explore the possibilities technologies offer in that respect, something I'm really grateful for as it helps me think more creatively. I also like the fact how the whole process of writing (and reading) starts to liken that of designing. You can see more examples of such multimodal assignments in the course gallery: http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/e-learning/gallery.htm Ania Dear Marisa

Many thanks for your visit and comments on the ethnography. I found it fascinating to uncover the diverse layers of interaction and connection between the eltchat participants, not only on Twitter but also other sites online (and offline) – I look forward to eltchat symposium at IATEFL conference in Glasgow!

As to the new ways of presenting academic content, the msc encourages us to explore the possibilities technologies offer in that respect, something I’m really grateful for as it helps me think more creatively. I also like the fact how the whole process of writing (and reading) starts to liken that of designing. You can see more examples of such multimodal assignments in the course gallery: http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/e-learning/gallery.htm

Ania

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Comment on Virtual Ethnography by Marisa Constantinides http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/virtual-ethnography/#comment-1327 Marisa Constantinides Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:09:29 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?page_id=9696#comment-1327 Dear Ania, Thank you for choosing #ELTchat for your study and for this very rich tapestry of viewpoints and angles into what we do every Wednesday! On another level, it was really fascinating to see how academic work can be presented now - dissertation work in my time as a student was never presented in such an interesting way. It was also great to see how your choices reflected the variety and diversity of the tools we use on #ELTchat to maintain a connected community of ELT practitioners who are keen on their professional development. Thank you again. Marisa Constantinides #ELTchat Moderation @Marisa_C on Twitter Dear Ania,

Thank you for choosing #ELTchat for your study and for this very rich tapestry of viewpoints and angles into what we do every Wednesday!

On another level, it was really fascinating to see how academic work can be presented now – dissertation work in my time as a student was never presented in such an interesting way.

It was also great to see how your choices reflected the variety and diversity of the tools we use on #ELTchat to maintain a connected community of ELT practitioners who are keen on their professional development.

Thank you again.

Marisa Constantinides
#ELTchat Moderation
@Marisa_C on Twitter

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Comment on Visualising the final assignment by Kevin Shawn HUDSON http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/12/19/visualising-the-final-assignment/#comment-624 Kevin Shawn HUDSON Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:22:27 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=12925#comment-624 It's probably too late, but you are more than welcome to use anything from my blog that you deem appropriate. Cheers It’s probably too late, but you are more than welcome to use anything from my blog that you deem appropriate.

Cheers

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Comment on Visualising the final assignment by Austin Tate http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/12/19/visualising-the-final-assignment/#comment-591 Austin Tate Mon, 02 Jan 2012 16:02:03 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=12925#comment-591 Only just seen the request Ania... it may be a bit late, but you are welcome to use any of the artifacts which I created on the EDC11 course for your assignment. Only just seen the request Ania… it may be a bit late, but you are welcome to use any of the artifacts which I created on the EDC11 course for your assignment.

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Comment on Visualising the final assignment by Daniel Griffin http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/12/19/visualising-the-final-assignment/#comment-523 Daniel Griffin Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:24:54 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=12925#comment-523 Fantastic idea Ania! Please do use anyting of mine that you find useful. Merry Xmas! Fantastic idea Ania!
Please do use anyting of mine that you find useful.
Merry Xmas!

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Comment on Visualising the final assignment by Neil David Buchanan http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/12/19/visualising-the-final-assignment/#comment-497 Neil David Buchanan Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:59:40 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=12925#comment-497 Hi Ania, that sounds like an amazing idea. Please feel free to use my stuff. Best wishes! Hi Ania, that sounds like an amazing idea. Please feel free to use my stuff. Best wishes!

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Comment on Visualising the final assignment by Steph Cronin http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/12/19/visualising-the-final-assignment/#comment-417 Steph Cronin Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:17:36 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=12925#comment-417 I've no problem with this Ania, All the best! I’ve no problem with this Ania, All the best!

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Comment on Visualising the final assignment by Grace Elliott http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/12/19/visualising-the-final-assignment/#comment-371 Grace Elliott Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:06:06 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=12925#comment-371 Hi Ania, If it helps you, I'm happy for you to use anything I have posted or commented on. Sounds like a great topic for the assignment. I wish you lots of luck with it. :) I agree with you, this has been a very enjoyable learning experience. Way back at the start you showed an interest in my location. I tried putting together scenes of my journey to work (and show a couple of paintings I've done) which I thought you'd enjoy but because internet access was so slow I wasn't successful. I'm sorry about that. Happy holidays to you too and every best wish for the New Year. :) Hi Ania,

If it helps you, I’m happy for you to use anything I have posted or commented on. Sounds like a great topic for the assignment. I wish you lots of luck with it. :)

I agree with you, this has been a very enjoyable learning experience.

Way back at the start you showed an interest in my location. I tried putting together scenes of my journey to work (and show a couple of paintings I’ve done) which I thought you’d enjoy but because internet access was so slow I wasn’t successful. I’m sorry about that.

Happy holidays to you too and every best wish for the New Year. :)

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Comment on Posthuman(esque) Pedagogy? by Neil David Buchanan http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/11/26/posthumanesque-pedagogy/#comment-216 Neil David Buchanan Sun, 04 Dec 2011 16:25:49 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=11828#comment-216 Ania, I was fascinated by this project and have just spent half an hour wandering around inside the liquid book! What fascinated me, too, were the other things, the unaccountable and unexpected things that appeared alongside the texts and images such as adverts and inducements to test my muscle density or something. It makes reading a different experience. And when links end in dead ends you discover that there are other places to go. I'm with Grace on the creativity question as I think the "audit and accountability culture" is slowly draining the creative side of life but like you I find myself exploring new ways of looking at things thanks to this course. Ania, I was fascinated by this project and have just spent half an hour wandering around inside the liquid book! What fascinated me, too, were the other things, the unaccountable and unexpected things that appeared alongside the texts and images such as adverts and inducements to test my muscle density or something. It makes reading a different experience. And when links end in dead ends you discover that there are other places to go.

I’m with Grace on the creativity question as I think the “audit and accountability culture” is slowly draining the creative side of life but like you I find myself exploring new ways of looking at things thanks to this course.

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Comment on Posthuman(esque) Pedagogy? by Ania Rolińska http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/11/26/posthumanesque-pedagogy/#comment-189 Ania Rolińska Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:16:53 +0000 http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/?p=11828#comment-189 Hi Grace, many thanks for your kind words - I'm glad you enjoy my creative attempts (although please read my reply to Austin's comment to learn about the 'cute character') - I think the IDEL module last term unleashed whatever creativity I had in me and this course is continuing that mission. I'd like to design courses that help my students find their own creative way of expressing themselves and learn more about themselves in the process. Why do you think creativity is a prerequisite for the posthuman education? Is it because it allows transposition, looking at things from a different perspective, thinking out of proverbial box and thus extending our experience which in itself might be limiting?? As to the liquid reading I am sometimes concerned that the attempts to visualise might render reading/interpreting shallower but then I think of the collective feeling of amazement at the multiple interpretations our visual artefacts induced and I think liquidity might be the way to go ... Hi Grace, many thanks for your kind words – I’m glad you enjoy my creative attempts (although please read my reply to Austin’s comment to learn about the ‘cute character’) – I think the IDEL module last term unleashed whatever creativity I had in me and this course is continuing that mission. I’d like to design courses that help my students find their own creative way of expressing themselves and learn more about themselves in the process.

Why do you think creativity is a prerequisite for the posthuman education? Is it because it allows transposition, looking at things from a different perspective, thinking out of proverbial box and thus extending our experience which in itself might be limiting??
As to the liquid reading I am sometimes concerned that the attempts to visualise might render reading/interpreting shallower but then I think of the collective feeling of amazement at the multiple interpretations our visual artefacts induced and I think liquidity might be the way to go …

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