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My lifestream summary as a digital commonplace book E-Learning and Digital Cultures
Submis sion da te: 12 Dec ember!
James Lamb s0900191
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Rather than offering a text-based reflective commentary of my lifestream, I have attempted to extract images, sounds and passages of text from the lifestream itself.
In presenting my lifestream summary, I have attempted to borrow both the spirit and the format of the commonplace book.
A digital commonplace book.
An organic, natural growing meadow... The lifestream is dynamic, evolving and alive
I like dropping into the lifestream from time-to-time, to see how it is growing 10 October
If my lifestream isnâ€™t yet blossoming, it has at least started to branch out 3 October
The lifestream is dynamic, evolving and alive
Greetings from The Meadows, Edinburgh With each new passing day, new flowers come into bud, representing each individual RSS feed in my lifestream
Exploring aptness of mode through lifestream content As the weeks progress Iâ€™ll be more adventurous, however I intend to adhere to the approach of selecting tools because they help my learning, not because I can
the digital revolution means we can now reconsider whether text is the most appropriate means of presenting every type of information
see Kress (2005) Continues...
We have the tools to craft work that matches our visionâ€Śmachines give us the freedom to speak directly to our audience
Expressing ideas in a multimodal, transliterate way In the digital classroom, we communicate across a range of media
29 November I decided to try and represent this weekâ€™s lifestream review through image as well as words â€“ or what might be seen as a convergence of visual and written literacies
I expressed ideas through text, film, animation, graphics, photography and sound. The representation can be seen as multimodal
Upon this foundation, I then built additional layers of representation, starting with the authorâ€™s voice, followed by background music and then images
11 October the digital revolution provides an environment where [we] can leave class with our creative desires sated
78 blog posts 120 blog comments 160 tweets 13 vimeo 36 Flikr 20 delicious and 2 Tumblr entries
& see Spalter Van Damm (2008)
this snapshot of my existence shows how we simultaneously appropriate a range of media to facilitate our needs at any one time
The lifestream presents a classroom without physical boundaries the online classroom isn’t bound by the same rigid timetables that we associate with its RL equivalent
There’s no 9 to 5 in the v online university!
Within our class physical boundaries are v rendered artificial by the flow of information
one’s geographical location can change without any noticeable impact upon the level of engagement with the course itself v
The lifestream reflects my place within the learning community
Comment on how pic put together I have engaged in discussion with different members of the class at different times and as different topics have arisen
Ours is a constructionist classroom where we position ourselves in order to build knowledge and create collective understanding
See Hand 2008
This is the ‘real’ me, but it’s also a more considered me, one thatvv spends more time considering the impact of my actions
see Bayne 2010
The online learning community can be at least as immersive as its RL equivalent, providing DL students with a strong sense of identity and affiliation with their institution V
Overall reflections on the lifestreaming ‘experience’ I was immersed in technology, swimming in thevv ubiquitous sea of information that is the Internet.
lifestreaming is the 24-hour news vv live as the channel, reporting action unfolds.
20 September Continues...
The information pattern produced by my work was one vv Â to the sound of a machine of repetitive loops, syncopated producing invisible (in the physical sense) content
8 December the opportunity to spend a day building and curating my online gallery epitomises how the lifestream exercise has vv Â given me a place to experiment with ideas themselves, and the way in which I present these ideas
J Lamb (s0900191) December 2010