Comments for Noreen's E-learning and Digital Cultures Blog http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend part of the MSc in E-learning at the University of Edinburgh Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:56:57 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 Comment on Week 5 Thinking about virtual communities by Dharshini http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/10/24/lifestream-summary-week-beginning-18th-october/comment-page-1/#comment-538 Dharshini Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:56:57 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=107#comment-538 Hi Grace maybe by lifestream looks all right but trust me I had simlair qualms to you as to what to make of the whole idea and am still unsure. I even started writing a panicky email to Sian but put it in the drafts and had another go at the stream at the weekend. Searching for different terms on Google Images (I love pictures and photos) helped me see' certain things better and also led me to some useful resources. I've started to look more carefully at my feeds in Google Reader to see if any useful content comes up there. Tumblr or Amplify is useful for grabbing content from the net. And if you want Youtube in your stream then set up the feed with your Youtube username and then favourite the vid clip and it will be fed into the stream.It's funny how we all go through the acclimatisation process here on the course, each in their own way, struggling? feeling slightly lost? isolated? I am, a bit at least so thanks for dropping round on my blog and leaving a comment Hi Grace maybe by lifestream looks all right but trust me I had simlair qualms to you as to what to make of the whole idea and am still unsure. I even started writing a panicky email to Sian but put it in the drafts and had another go at the stream at the weekend. Searching for different terms on Google Images (I love pictures and photos) helped me see’ certain things better and also led me to some useful resources. I’ve started to look more carefully at my feeds in Google Reader to see if any useful content comes up there. Tumblr or Amplify is useful for grabbing content from the net. And if you want Youtube in your stream then set up the feed with your Youtube username and then favourite the vid clip and it will be fed into the stream.It’s funny how we all go through the acclimatisation process here on the course, each in their own way, struggling? feeling slightly lost? isolated? I am, a bit at least so thanks for dropping round on my blog and leaving a comment

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Comment on Week 5 Thinking about virtual communities by Bwocahboring http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/10/24/lifestream-summary-week-beginning-18th-october/comment-page-1/#comment-535 Bwocahboring Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:45:10 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=107#comment-535 Hi Grace, the Lifestream is looking good, and you have added some intniestreg content. Good use of notes in Delicious as well . How is adding You Tube and Tumblr going? I would definitely recommend getting these working, as they will add some richness and diversity to your Lifestream. Remember that the You Tube feed only needs your You Tube username (which should appear top right when you log in to You Tube), and also make sure that you tick ‘Include favourites in this feed’ underneath. Then all you need to do is add videos to your favourites from within You Tube. Also remember that it takes a few minutes to update! Please see the handbook however for these issues, as there will be much better descriptions there, with images. Do let me know if you can’t get these feeds working, and I’ll see if I can help. Great start!I think you make a good point about debating what to include in your Lifestream , and I think the Lifestream itself is an excellent site for a discussion about the divisions between academic and personal life in learning. As you describe with Twitter, a good way of controlling what appears in the Lifestream is to create a new account with the service in question. Hi Grace, the Lifestream is looking good, and you have added some intniestreg content. Good use of notes in Delicious as well . How is adding You Tube and Tumblr going? I would definitely recommend getting these working, as they will add some richness and diversity to your Lifestream. Remember that the You Tube feed only needs your You Tube username (which should appear top right when you log in to You Tube), and also make sure that you tick ‘Include favourites in this feed’ underneath. Then all you need to do is add videos to your favourites from within You Tube. Also remember that it takes a few minutes to update! Please see the handbook however for these issues, as there will be much better descriptions there, with images. Do let me know if you can’t get these feeds working, and I’ll see if I can help. Great start!I think you make a good point about debating what to include in your Lifestream , and I think the Lifestream itself is an excellent site for a discussion about the divisions between academic and personal life in learning. As you describe with Twitter, a good way of controlling what appears in the Lifestream is to create a new account with the service in question.

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Comment on Noreen’s Cyborg name – thanks Michael! by Nermin http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/11/09/noreens-cyborg-name-thanks-michael/comment-page-1/#comment-533 Nermin Wed, 01 Aug 2012 01:09:53 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=173#comment-533 Excellent news on the lifestream Grace! Its loinokg great, and the tweaking has certainly paid off. I think you would be right to match the content of the lifestream with the weekly topics. So, for example, this week you might want to include your explorations and research into posthumanism. The You Tube and Tumblr additions from last week are fantastic in this respect. As for providing an explanation for including a particular lifestream addition, this would ideally be done in your Weekly Lifestream summary. Remember that rather than reflecting directly on the course content, the purpose of these weekly postings is to synthesise and review the content of your lifestream. It is expected that each will contain references to the links, tweets, blog posts and any other content from that week' (from the course handbook). As for more lifestream feeds, as long as you are happy and comfortable with the ones you have, then you should definitely experiment with some others. It sounds like you have just got a few working recently, so make sure they are working as you'd like them to. Vimeo is indeed a good feed for videos, and you might want to also try Library Thing' for books. And if I had to do a Lifestream again, how differently would I do it?'. Superb question! I would definitely ponder that one, and remember it when your final lifestream summary comes around at the end of week 12 Excellent news on the lifestream Grace! Its loinokg great, and the tweaking has certainly paid off. I think you would be right to match the content of the lifestream with the weekly topics. So, for example, this week you might want to include your explorations and research into posthumanism. The You Tube and Tumblr additions from last week are fantastic in this respect. As for providing an explanation for including a particular lifestream addition, this would ideally be done in your Weekly Lifestream summary. Remember that rather than reflecting directly on the course content, the purpose of these weekly postings is to synthesise and review the content of your lifestream. It is expected that each will contain references to the links, tweets, blog posts and any other content from that week’ (from the course handbook). As for more lifestream feeds, as long as you are happy and comfortable with the ones you have, then you should definitely experiment with some others. It sounds like you have just got a few working recently, so make sure they are working as you’d like them to. Vimeo is indeed a good feed for videos, and you might want to also try Library Thing’ for books. And if I had to do a Lifestream again, how differently would I do it?’. Superb question! I would definitely ponder that one, and remember it when your final lifestream summary comes around at the end of week 12

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Comment on Virtual ethnography – the Communication and Culture network by saitek x65f control system review http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/11/02/virtual-ethnography-the-communication-and-culture-network/comment-page-1/#comment-470 saitek x65f control system review Mon, 28 May 2012 21:32:22 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=135#comment-470 We stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page for a second time. We stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page for a second time.

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Comment on Lost in Cyberspace – my visual artefact by Bindo http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/10/13/lost-in-cyberspace-my-visual-artefact/comment-page-1/#comment-465 Bindo Tue, 22 May 2012 07:19:06 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=71#comment-465 This certainly shows the apicilatpon of technology to literature. One might even go a step further and embed visual data to reference setting, characters, links between film and novel, etc. Great program, and keeps interest through "movement". This certainly shows the apicilatpon of technology to literature. One might even go a step further and embed visual data to reference setting, characters, links between film and novel, etc. Great program, and keeps interest through “movement”.

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Comment on Week 11 Skeuomorphic Christmas? by AKO Webmail http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/12/05/lifestream-summary-week-beginning-29th-nov/comment-page-1/#comment-321 AKO Webmail Mon, 09 Jan 2012 09:27:00 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=268#comment-321 A formidable share, I simply given this onto a colleague who was doing somewhat analysis on this. And he in reality purchased me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If doable, as you change into expertise, would you thoughts updating your weblog with extra details? Its extremely useful for me. Big thumb up for this weblog publish! A formidable share, I simply given this onto a colleague who was doing somewhat analysis on this. And he in reality purchased me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If doable, as you change into expertise, would you thoughts updating your weblog with extra details? Its extremely useful for me. Big thumb up for this weblog publish!

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Comment on Post-human pedagogy task by Noreen Dunnett http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/11/27/post-human-pedagogy-task-2/comment-page-1/#comment-84 Noreen Dunnett Sun, 05 Dec 2010 12:46:41 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=252#comment-84 Fascinating example, Sharon, thanks for telling me about that. Did they find many horse-riding locations? SL seems a pretty rich environment in that you can usually find examples of most real life situations, environments to explore and give students this 'embodied' but slightly uncanny experience. I have a lot to thank the IDEL module (and the course generally) for in terms of teaching ideas. It's freed up my thinking about discovery and active learning, even if technical restrictions in institutions sometimes 'tie' them right back down! Fascinating example, Sharon, thanks for telling me about that. Did they find many horse-riding locations? SL seems a pretty rich environment in that you can usually find examples of most real life situations, environments to explore and give students this ‘embodied’ but slightly uncanny experience.

I have a lot to thank the IDEL module (and the course generally) for in terms of teaching ideas. It’s freed up my thinking about discovery and active learning, even if technical restrictions in institutions sometimes ‘tie’ them right back down!

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Comment on Post-human pedagogy task by Sharon Boyd http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/11/27/post-human-pedagogy-task-2/comment-page-1/#comment-83 Sharon Boyd Sun, 05 Dec 2010 12:38:33 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=252#comment-83 Hiya Noreen, We do a much more simplified version based on Fiona Littleton's treasure hunt concept, like we did in IDEL - sending the equine students out to find horse riding/trekking locations on SL and sharing them with the group with their pictures submitted to a poll for voting. We found it helped the students to feel more embodied in SL, but we also found they highlighted the feeling of safety when returning to our Easter Bush Farm - a feeling of "home" - which was interesting. The winning image showed a student on a horse against the sky, a photo taken from below, as if she and the horse were in flight, which deeply affected us all, and yet was the most "uncanny" image - fascinating! Hiya Noreen,

We do a much more simplified version based on Fiona Littleton’s treasure hunt concept, like we did in IDEL – sending the equine students out to find horse riding/trekking locations on SL and sharing them with the group with their pictures submitted to a poll for voting.

We found it helped the students to feel more embodied in SL, but we also found they highlighted the feeling of safety when returning to our Easter Bush Farm – a feeling of “home” – which was interesting.

The winning image showed a student on a horse against the sky, a photo taken from below, as if she and the horse were in flight, which deeply affected us all, and yet was the most “uncanny” image – fascinating!

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Comment on Post-human pedagogy task by Mark Garratt http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/11/27/post-human-pedagogy-task-2/comment-page-1/#comment-81 Mark Garratt Tue, 30 Nov 2010 08:05:40 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=252#comment-81 Hi Noreen, I like the idea of controlled experimentation within your task, and I think that SL lends itself well to notions of the uncanny. Sian's 2008 paper describes how students felt like "ghosts", or that they were experiencing something "other". There is also an example of how one student was freaked out by an encounter with another avatar that seemed to be acting strangely - almost an undermining of ontological security. Hi Noreen, I like the idea of controlled experimentation within your task, and I think that SL lends itself well to notions of the uncanny. Sian’s 2008 paper describes how students felt like “ghosts”, or that they were experiencing something “other”. There is also an example of how one student was freaked out by an encounter with another avatar that seemed to be acting strangely – almost an undermining of ontological security.

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Comment on Post-human pedagogy task by Noreen Dunnett http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/2010/11/27/post-human-pedagogy-task-2/comment-page-1/#comment-79 Noreen Dunnett Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:12:44 +0000 http://edc.education.ed.ac.uk/noreend/?p=252#comment-79 @jen Yes, the posthuman elements were the 'experimentation' and 'gathering' in the sense that students are experimenting with their sense of place and navigation, the concept of money and whether 'lindens' have any resonance for them. Also as you say, their sense of self, and as Sian says in her article, feeling 'uncertain', off-balance and 'uncanny' because of the unfamiliar environment, possible new 'rules of interaction', whether that is communication or commerce. @jen Yes, the posthuman elements were the ‘experimentation’ and ‘gathering’ in the sense that students are experimenting with their sense of place and navigation, the concept of money and whether ‘lindens’ have any resonance for them. Also as you say, their sense of self, and as Sian says in her article, feeling ‘uncertain’, off-balance and ‘uncanny’ because of the unfamiliar environment, possible new ‘rules of interaction’, whether that is communication or commerce.

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