Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | RECENT NOTES

Constant consumption

Today I read an article by Drew Austin in Real Life Mag called The Constant Consumer that addressed some of the same concerns that I have wrestled with recently.

He details some of the ways in which Amazon, in effect, have assumed the power to change the nature of human agency, or (perhaps more accurately) to affect the media landscape or sensorium within which human agency occurs, and thus change the nature of human agency.

Read it and weep.


Switching to Scrivener 3

This morning, after reading a long thread on the Scrivener user forums I decided to bite the bullet and switch to using the beta version of Scrivener 3, currently on version 2.9.6. I expected a little trouble and I got some; but only a little.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | THE TIME OF DAY


Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | ESSAYS

Analysing virtual learning environments

There is no clear standard for judging what constitutes a virtual learning environment. The term has been used to brand everything from a set of collaborative desktop tools to a fully immersive virtual world.

I suggest that the following eight questions will provide a useful starting point for analysing whatever presents itself to us as a virtual learning environment.