I’m currently thinking through the planning of an MA course that begins in September. The idea is to help the students to develop those academic communication skills (information/network literacy) that will enable them to get the most out of their time at mmu and equip them for the future. I’ve done enough teaching of ‘academic… Read More »
One of the things that drives me mad about Moodle is the constant scrolling necessitated by having a kind of linear, one-page container for all topics/weeks of a course over the academic year. One way of getting round this is to set up a table of contents and link items on it to their respective… Read More »
My favourite is Homer and Langley which begins: ‘I’m Homer, the blind brother.’ Here’s Doctorow talking about the novel. More here, and here.
There’s free access until 31 Oct. to a collection of digital sociology published by Taylor and Francis. More at: http://bit.ly/1IkenIw
Here’s an interesting way of automating some of those tasks that join up different things you do on the web. I use this blog as a sounding board and writing pad. I use Evernote to collect ideas found on and off the web. For stuff I want to find again months after I’ve seen it,… Read More »
No, not a new app but a thought-experiment by Douglas Coupland prompted by the ways in which apps such as Grindr and Tinder have re-shaped our sexual landscape and filled it with vast amounts of data. Wonkr would be similar but dedicated to political proclivities: ‘Primarily, you put Wonkr on your phone and it asks you… Read More »