Week 3….

It’s been another great week on twitter and in the blogs, but now we move on beyond the film festival to week 3, and a shift in focus from popular cyberculture to one aspect its emergence in education – engagement with the multimodal, with the visual and new associated literacies. The readings for the next couple of weeks 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 the visual artefact for the end of next week.

Discussion this week is going to be via Skype text chat – most people have signed up to a time now – could the few who haven’t try to do this sometime today or tomorrow by commenting on the week 3 page? If you can manage Thursday that would be ideal to keep Noreen company! We’ll split the Wednesday into two groups though, so don’t worry if that’s the only day you can do. At present it’s looking like this:

Wednesday 6th 8pm:
Martin
Michael
James
Dennis
Jeremy
Hugh
Linda
Sharon
Mark
Sindhu
Liz
Ali

Thursday 7th 10am:
Noreen
Sue

Remember to make Jen and I contacts first if you haven’t already – sianbayne1 and jross28. I suggest we focus on the core readings for these chat sessions.

Please continue to tweet course-related material to #ededc, this is becoming a really useful stream of course conversation. And remember you can access all the blog postings here – the blogs are looking really terrific.



9 Responses to “Week 3….”


  1.   

    I will try and join Noreen on Thursday but I will probably not be online until 1.30 at earliest…


  2.   

    Saying that …I’ve just gone onto skype and got the message that the site is blocked (it is officially banned in UAE)…I”m sure I’ve used it here before…but saying that we used to have a VPN but haven’t been able to get it working since we’ve moved house.

    a new form of error message, Ali, for your collection
    http://ui.skype.com/ui/0/3.6.0.248.179/en/help


  3.   

    Hi,
    Is anyone experiencing problems with the core reading:

    Kress, G (2005) Gains and losses: new forms of texts, knowledge and learning. Computers and Composition. 22(1), 5-22.

    I’m using Foxit PDF Reader and it claims that the file is damaged/corrupted.

    H


  4.   

    i’ll be there Wednesday, but will try and be there Thursday too.

    M


  5.   

    I managed to download it OK using Acrobat, Hugh. Not that I’ve had a chance to look at it yet, I should add.


  6.   

    Sue – sorry to hear you’re having Skype issues – the University of Edinburgh VPN is quite good and reliable – here are instructions for getting set up with it if you want to try that way: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/services/computing/desktop-personal/vpn


  7.   

    Hugh – maybe you could try downloading the PDF directly from the ejournal site? Try this: http://tinyurl.com/38dgck9


  8.   

    Thanks Jen – didn’t realise that UoE have the technology. Brilliant! Will give it a go.


  9.   

    Have UoE VPN running (I think) but skype still unable to open. Will have a word with computing services.