E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

part of the MSc in E-learning at the University of Edinburgh

E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

Welcome to Week 2!

Week 1 has been very active ,and it is great to see the blogs and lifestreams starting to take shape – congratulations to everyone who’s been able to get their heads round the various course environments! The Synchtube screening was super, and the film festival twittorial has raised some insightful ideas and suggestions. It is fantastic to see people commenting on each others blogs, and it would be great to see this culture of discussion continue and grow as the weeks progress. For those who are still getting started with the course – don’t worry! there’s lots going on, but lots of help on hand as well. Be sure to contact your tutor if you want to discuss any aspect of the course or your participation.

This week we turn to two more film festival themes. From today until Wednesday we are looking at films and clips on the theme of ‘other worlds’.  From Thursday til Sunday, the theme is ‘being human’.  Join us on Thursday night at 8pm UK time for a short Synchtube tutorial if you are free – we will watch and discuss ‘World Builder‘ and ‘The Poetic Holodeck‘ together.

As for your lifestreams, once you’re confident that your initial feeds (posts, comments and twitter) are working as they should, try adding a new feed or two this week – Jen’s fantastic screencast will give some guidance, and you might also visit the pages of other course participants to get some ideas. Also, a reminder that you need to write a short lifestream summary in your blog each week – see page 10 of the course handbook for all the details.

Have a great week, everyone.

Ironman/Twitter update
Creative Commons License photo credit: Undertow851
Creative Commons License photo credit: Undertow851

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