Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New E-Learning article

REBECCA W. BLACK (2007) Fanfiction Writing and the Construction of Space, E-Learning, 4(4), pp. 384-397

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Check out Bill Tomlinson's new site. It was originally created to keep track of consumption of resources to promote environmental awareness; however, people are now using it to track all sorts of things.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Here's a site with teacher-made, education-related videos.

Monday, February 19, 2007

New Literacies Sampler Online

Peter Lang, progressive publisher extraordinaire, has allowed us to make the New Literacies Sampler, edited by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel, freely available here.


Chapter 1: Sampling “the New” in New Literacies
Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel

Chapter 2: “You Won’t Be Needing Your Laptops Today”: Wired Bodies in the Wireless Classroom
Kevin M. Leander

Chapter 3: Popular Websites in Adolescents’ Out-of-School Lives: Critical Lessons on Literacy
Jennifer C. Stone

Chapter 4: Agency and Authority in Role-Playing “Texts”
Jessica Hammer

Chapter 5: Pleasure, Learning, Video Games, and Life: The Projective Stance
James Paul Gee

Chapter 6: Digital Design: English Language Learners and Reader Reviews in Online Fiction
Rebecca W. Black

Chapter 7: Blurring and Breaking through the Boundaries of Narrative, Literacy, andIdentity in Adolescent Fan Fiction
Angela Thomas

Chapter 8: Looking from the Inside Out: Academic Blogging as New Literacy
Julia Davies and Guy Merchant

Chapter 9: Online Memes, Affinities, and Cultural Production
Michele Knobel & Colin Lankshear

Chapter 10: New Literacies
Cynthia Lewis

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

Alice shared this very nicely-done video that both explains and demonstrates the implications of Web 2.0 for text, form, content, identity, etc.


Look what Angela found for me!

Personally, I'm partial to the pink-snouted stare of disapproval from the Muppet version, but the partippy-tip is rather catchy!

NMC Online Conference

NMC Online Conference on the Convergence of Web Culture and VideoMarch 21-22, 2007 -- via the Internet
Proposals for presentations for the NMC Online Conference on the Convergence of Web Culture and Video, a special 2-day, live online event to be held entirely via the Internet, are being solicited through February 23, 2007.
Keynoters: Henry Jenkins, Angela Thomas and Cynthia Calongne will be present for this 2-day examination of the Convergence of Web Culture and Video.
Go here for more information.