Sunday, January 22, 2017 | RECENT NOTES

When we dreamed of all the good the internet would do

I read a post in TechnoLlama this week which included an interesting quotation from an article in Time magazine, posted on Christmas day 2006 by Lev Grossman. The article explained why Time has declared the Person of the Year as you, and you, and you, and everyone involved in any way with the internet.


Delays: building in progress

I had originally intended that the first Convivial Café experiment would draw to a close in a few week’s time. Instead it has not yet begun. I have nobody to blame except myself, and my ability to complicate things or to spot potential complications, depending on your point of view. Let me try to explain what has happened so far and, more importantly, what will happen at Halloween.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 | THERE WE WERE


Monday, May 16, 2011 | ESSAYS

Marinetta Ombro: a culture not a classroom

In 2002 Arcada began an experiment that aimed to develop a learning laboratory in the form of a virtual culture embodied in an online world. This essay examines how and why this was attempted; the opportunities that it offered; and the reasons why the experiment was ended.

The essay is a (slightly) revised version of a chapter included in Transforming Virtual World Learning, edited by Randy Hinrichs and Charles Wankel. The book was published in 2011 by Emerald: London.