Week 2 – welcome

Week 1 was fast paced and fun – congratulations to everyone who’s been able to get their heads round the various course environments! Your blogs and lifestreams are looking great, the film festival twittorials have been energetic and insightful (to say nothing of the synchtube screenings!), and a culture of commenting and discussion is starting to emerge very strongly.  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 til Wednesday we are looking at films and clips on the theme of ‘other worlds’. Join us tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 8pm UK time for a short Synchtube tutorial if you are free – we will watch and discuss World Builder together. From Thursday til Sunday, the theme is ‘being human’.

Along with the film festival, continue with the core and secondary readings for this fortnight.

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 – the second screencast I made last week 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.

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3 Responses to “Week 2 – welcome”

  1. Alison Johnson Says:


    Hi Jen, have I missed where you have posted the chat from the previous synchtube discussion? I missed the Existenz chat and would like to see the themes picked up there. I am assuming some-one picked up on the real v virtual entanglement and gaming cultures