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David Kendall, Nu Txt - Same old stories?, SLA Weekend Course 2007 "The Future is Now"

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  • Nu Txt Same old stories?
  • Characteristics of new media
    • Highly visual
    • Speed is prized
    • Less authoritarian
    • Mobile
    • Exchange/generation of content by users
  • The Text Book experiment Does a book group need to meet face to face? What would the most effective way of using mobile phone technology?
  • 12 readers were give advance copies of Jill Dawson’s Wild Boy. Connected within a text message group the 12 readers were asked to send their thoughts on the novel over a two week period
  • Rachel: The dr gets even less sympathetic when Henri dies…but justb4 he is laughing at the party I was liking him. So don’t really get him yet
  • What did we learn?
    • That readers were unused to sending out comments
    • before finishing the book
    • That they felt a pressure to join in
    • That they felt challenged by the format
    • That the experience was very immediate
    • That they would take part again
  • 128 project
    • 16 teenagers are linked within a text message phone group.
    • They are asked to send their thoughts on reading to each other.
    • They can get automatic book recommendations sent to them via their phone.
  • Sample book recommendation Read ths! Hs it al - luv, advntur, fab peple, ideas bout How u survive in dangerous times. How I Live Now - Meg Rossof
  • Carrick: lovely bones was sad n so was Death & Life of Charlie St. Cloud bt both are quite girly Trinity: I agree with lovely bones it sad but you still carry with it
  • What did we learn?
    • Ensure all teenagers have credit on their phones
    • Keep any instructions simple
    • That the group were wider read than we thought
    • That they were confident expressing strong opinions
    • That they liked the short recommendations
  • The Fastest Story In The West
    • 6 email groups (6x 15, y9 pupils)
    • 7 hours to create a story
  • The Last Dragon
    • 3 envelopes containing different beginnings
    • Each group has a facilitator,and a scribe
  • The Last Dragon
    • Each group has only 45 minutes for their part of the story.
    • Each group has complete control over their section of the story.
  •