Archive for November, 2021


Metaliteracy for Digital Citizenship

November 24, 2021

Valerie Hill (aka Valibrarian) hosted us at the Community Virtual Library and introduced the main topics of her book Metamodernism and Changing Literacy: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 2020. She referred to Alvin Tofler’s prediction:

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.


Online Communities and Relationships

November 17, 2021

Gentle Heron and the team at Virtual Ability Island hosted the class this week. After an introduction from Gentle that explained the origins of the community and its development we broke into smaller groups facilitated by members of the VAI community. The opportunity for students to hear directly from them about their experiences in Second Life is invaluable and enlightening.


From Hammer to Pixel

November 10, 2021

This week we considered the propositions of the late 20th Century Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan. He suggested that the ‘medium is the message’ and that electric (as it was known at the time) media was returning the world to the state of a ‘global village’.

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