E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

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

E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

It’s week three – do you read me?

Hi all, and welcome to week 3!

The lifestreams are really starting to pick up steam now, fed by the excellent tweets and blog posts from the past two weeks and your other content that is either rushing or trickling in. Your tutor will be giving you some mid-way lifestream feedback in week 5, but feel free to get in touch with us before that if you have any questions about how it’s going.

So, on to the activities, readings and themes for the next fortnight. From today, we shift focus from popular cyberculture to one aspect of its emergence in education: multimodality, visuality and other ‘new literacies’. The readings for this week and next will explore some of these themes as the course in general takes a ‘visual turn’. We’ll be looking at the theory and at the same time everyone will have a chance to represent their own ideas visually, through construction of a visual artefact for the end of next week.

Discussion this week is going to be via Skype text chat. This will be held on Wednesday 5th October, 8pm (BST), and will last about an hour. Please make your tutors Skype contacts before the event:


We will focus on the core readings for this chat session: Bayne, Kress and Thomas et al. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these!

Please also continue to tweet course-related material to #ededc, which is becoming a really lively stream of course conversation. And remember you can access all the blog postings here if you want to see what others are writing about in longer form.

Have a great week. :-)

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