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25 years of EdTech – 1998: Wikis
Martin Weller reminds us that wikis didn’t take off in education - but not without effort from a lot of us. Effort that went on from 2003 here: . Why would wiki fail? Wikis are easy to work on, but wiki-writing is hard. It doesn’t have to be hard, but the dominant rhetoric pushes against the provisional, speculative, slowly-evolving-over-time, communal work that wikis support.
wikis  edtech  #en3177 
march 2018 by mcmorgan
Project 1: Andy Campbell’s “The Flat” | Digital Fiction
Close reading and analysis of The Flat digilit. Discovers aporia / epiphany dialectic and uses that to inform the reading. Time waits for no-
#en3177  digitallierature 
february 2018 by mcmorgan
Recognition Is Futile: Why Checklist Approaches to Information Literacy Fail and What To Do About It
A. Checklists are always a sign of non-education. B. Engagement is required. C. Heuristics and material practice count.
fakenews  openeducation  mooc  #en3177  education  infoliteracy 
february 2018 by mcmorgan
How copyright disserves almost everyone
Account of collecting images of artwork when a national gallery claims copyright.
february 2016 by mcmorgan
Himmer, The Labyrinth Unbound: Weblogs as Literature
"These features, I argue, characterize the weblog as a distinctive literary and creative mode, something richer and more nuanced than viewing it as simply the outcome of a specific toolset or formal structure allows for. The form’s literariness, then, is not a quality achieved by some weblogs and lacking in others." A stepping off point for Fitzpatrick, Pleasure of the Blog
dh  #en3177  en3177  identity 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
Jan Schmidt - Blogging Practices: An Analytical Framework
"This article proposes a general model to analyze and compare different uses of the blog format. Based on ideas from sociological structuration theory, as well as on existing blog research, it argues that individual usage episodes are framed by three structural dimensions of rules, relations, and code, which in turn are constantly (re)produced in social action. As a result, ‘‘communities of blogging practices’’ emerge-that is, groups of people who share certain routines and expectations about the use of blogs as a tool for information, identity, and relationship management. This analytical framework can be the basis for systematic comparative and longi- tudinal studies that will further understanding of similarities and differences in blog- ging practices.
#en3177  blogging  analysis  literacy 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
I am a blogging researcher: Motivations for blogging in a scholarly context | Kjellberg | First Monday
The number of scholarly blogs on the Web is increasing. In this article, a group of researchers are asked to describe the functions that their blogs serve for them as researchers. The results show that their blogging is motivated by the possibility to share knowledge, that the blog aids creativity, and that it provides a feeling of being connected in their work as researchers. In particular, the blog serves as a creative catalyst in the work of the researchers, where writing forms a large part, which is not as prominent as a motivation in other professional blogs. In addition, the analysis brings out the blog’s combination of functions and the possibility it offers to reach multiple audiences as a motivating factor that makes the blog different from other kinds of communication in scholarly contexts.
DH  #en3177  blogging  research2.0  ethnography 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
Fitzpatrick - The Pleasure of the Blog: The Early Novel, the Serial, and the Narrative Archive
Argues that the blog might be well thought of as the early novel, both in form and in how it works subject positions. It's been under-theorized at any rate. This position complicates notions of authenticity and mediate relation of blog posts to blogger. "All blogs, for Himmer, are in some sense literary, because of the nature of their readers’ interactions with them. ... Such a claim begins to suggest that the reasons we read blogs may be slightly different than we have often imagined; through this understanding, blogs offer not simply a voyeuristic peek into someone else’s life — though, obviously, that numbers among their pleasures, too — but they also offer a form of writing that engages the reader by requiring her not simply to consume the content presented but also, in some sense, to produce that content, to complete what is present through a knowledge of what is past, an exploration of the ways that that present is situated, and a commitment to return in the future."
blogging  narrative  identity  genre  reading  #en3177  DH 
december 2015 by mcmorgan
Bad Subjects: Blogging Theory Jodi Dean
On the genre of theory blogs. Dean opens up the rhet sit of theory/academic blogging, and then places extreme comments as transgressions to further widen the conversation., with the knowledgr that academic blogging is itself transgressive. I love this stuff.
blog  blogging  slow_conversation  weblogs  #en3177 
february 2014 by mcmorgan
Personal, Not Private | Gardner Writes
Gardner weighs in on revealing the personal not only as shareable but valuable. "I think those aspects of the person that are not private not only can be shared but ought to be shared. This is what we mean when we tell writers they should find their own voices. This is what we mean when we say we seek to “know as we are known,” as Parker Palmer insists. This is what we mean when we talk about “integration of self,” when we speak of our concern for"
socialmedia  privacy  #en3177 
february 2013 by mcmorgan
The Fickle Fame of Twitter - Boing Boing
One for the #en3177 crowd on getting a handle on Twitter. "I’ve since used my twitter – which was changed to @inthefade last year - for self-serving good by promoting my freelance writing, but I’ve also realized twitter’s potential for worldly good by utilizing it to launch to a toy drive for children affected by Sandy. That – five years after I joined twitter – was probably the moment in which I realized what a vast social media reach can be used for."
twitter  socialmedia  socialnetworking  #en3177 
january 2013 by mcmorgan
The Social Relevance of Public Writing
Huzza. Writing as a social practice. "In particular, I want to talk about how writing within my classroom has helped foster community amongst the students. In fact, the subtitle of this post could be, "How Wearing a Tie to Class Spurred Community Building."
#en3177  socialnetworking  socialpractices  twwt  twitter  education 
november 2012 by mcmorgan
Personal blogs and extended focus
The personal blog never went away. They just tried to appropriate it.
blog  weblog  #en3177 
june 2012 by mcmorgan
Word Cloud
Lots of adjustments. Are we desperate for more?
app  tagcloud  #en3177 
february 2012 by mcmorgan
British Library seeks taxpayer-funded Wikipedia-fiddler • The Register
Is it really a fiddle when it's the BL? Aren't the experts just correcting what they find? I mean, it's the BL. The taxpayer expense is a red-herring. Its the "Wikipedian-in-Residence" that's interesting.
socialmedia  wikipedia  #en3177 
february 2012 by mcmorgan
Add this to The Horrors of Data Aggregation. from Lori Andrews is a law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
#en3177  a&e  facebook  data_analysis  socialnetworking  privacy 
february 2012 by mcmorgan
danah boyd | apophenia » We need to talk about piracy (but we must stop SOPA first)
danah weighs in on sopa, using the opportunity to highlight cultural remix practices. go danah.
sopa  #en3177  remix 
january 2012 by mcmorgan
Educators hope Apple's textbook foray will begin a "learning revolution"
a lot of hopeful hype, with at least one educator appropriating the OER tag. Ars is always good at gathering the voices, so worth a read. But OER people jave been offering this for years, for free, without distro bottlenecks.
#en3177  oer 
january 2012 by mcmorgan
#fuckyouwashington « BuzzMachine
The start of the #fuckyouwashington hashtag escspade. How a hash gets started and moving.
twitter  hashtag  erhetoric  #en3177 
august 2011 by mcmorgan
Stephen Downes: Open Educational Resources: A Definition
This is the way to do it: work towards a genus:species definition (see F/T/W, Ann Berthoff), explaining the rationale behind the choices.
taxonomy  OER  definition  defining  #en3177 
july 2011 by mcmorgan
Microstorytelling // Brevity is the soul of wit - Jennifer's thesis blog
Jennifer Parker's micro-history of short form narrative et al. An interesting angle would be to look at what readers add to the narrative to make the story work. Do they elucidate? Do they create motivation? Do they re-create a micro-meaning?
shortform  twitter  sms  haiku  #en3177 
may 2011 by mcmorgan
QR Codes in Education
Straight up explicated list of 4
QRCodes  #en3177  OER  #mobiMOOC 
april 2011 by mcmorgan
What can we learn from alternative spaces for learning? (discussion for #tmayr, 21st April) - Jennifer Jones' PhD Notebook
Last time (1968), the cultural revolution took over and reformed the campuses. This time (2011), conservative cuts to education will inspire students to create their education elsewhere. Jennifer Jones on MOOCs, VLEs, and student occupation writ large.
#en3177  MOOC  PLE  cuts_to_education  student_revolution 
april 2011 by mcmorgan
The death of Fame: anonymity in the age of digital activism
Fame is changing, and is pinned to the medium: broadcast constructed, to viewer constructed, to popularity, to crowd sourcing master.
fame  #en3177  socialmedia  activism 
april 2011 by mcmorgan
Why go open? | abject learning
Brian Lamb on OER: Why share? Because it's good.
#en3177  OER 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
The Pedants’ Revolt: Does The AP’s Killing Of E-Mail Mark A Worrying Escalation?
Ah, techcrunch finally catches some of the Reg's attitude. The Big Deal? The AP finally catches up with the colloquial use of email, cellphone, and smartphone. One more win for the corruption of language.
editing  stylebook  linguistics  #en3177  publishing 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
A Simple Guide for a Mindful Digital Life | zen habits
A how to: " How do we:
Connect the dots between our worlds in a way that propels us forward without overwhelming us with technology?
Shine a light on who we really are, but protect our identities and right to privacy?

Perhaps too minimal.
Share with the world, but only what’s appropriate for the world to see?

I say the simplest answer is to find the bonds that already exist and focus on them until they define us, ignoring the rest. Here’s how I do that. Take what works for you and leave the rest.
#en3177  socialpractices  twitter  privacy  sharing 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
TidBITS Opinion: Why The Daily Is So Yesterday
Adam's observations on Murdoch's wooden goose. It's about the news, Rupert, not the publication. The problem isn't the app; it's lack of the social.
Publication  newjournalism  newspaper  social_practices  #en3177 
february 2011 by mcmorgan
Gillmor Gang 2.12.11 (TCTV)
a breakneck consideration of email and twitter, adding social signals, and @mentions
#en3177  twitter  email  social_practices  social_signals 
february 2011 by mcmorgan

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