This first block will consider some of the over-arching narratives within popular ‘cyberculture’ which have driven our understanding of digital culture and its relation to education. It will begin with a course ‘cyberculture film festival’ and accompanying tutorials in Watch2gether, connecting these with a reading which will familiarise you with some orienting theories of cyberculture. It will then link these to the notion of ‘technology enhanced learning’, considering how such representation continues to inform our understanding of the nature of education online.
At the end of this block, you will produce an online representation of the themes covered, using visual methods only. This might be in the form of a composite image, a YouTube video, a Flickr photostream or some other medium of your own invention. This artefact should ideally be reviewable by peers and must feed into your assessed lifestream-blog.