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  • blogs — reflection & disruption EdMedia 2004 Lugano rmit hypertext project http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au
  • 2• local context of media studies in Australia• cohort are academic high achievers• graduate into ‘creative industries’• need a new literacy in networks of flows• this literacy allows the translation of information into knowledge adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 3• professional experience is via an apprenticeship as a researcher not as a teacher adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 4• professional experience is via an apprenticeship as a researcher not as a teacher• essays as a knowledge container express the ideology and professional practice of the academy adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 5• professional experience is via an apprenticeship as a researcher not as a teacher• essays as a knowledge container express the ideology and professional practice of the academy• essays are teleologically constrained adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 6• professional experience is via an apprenticeship as a researcher not as a teacher• essays as a knowledge container express the ideology and professional practice of the academy• essays are teleologically constrained• essays discourage required learning outcomes adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 7• research blogs versus education blogs• externally orientated to and by the network• internally orientated as grounded in lifeworld and writing adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 8• research blogs versus education blogs• externally orientated to and by the network• internally orientated as grounded in lifeworld and writing• encourage reflection and metacommentary adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 9research blogs versus education blogs • externally orientated to and by the network • internally orientated as grounded in lifeworld and writing • encourage reflection and metacommentary • emergent relations of parts to wholes • reflect, model and participate within contemporary media ecologies • these ecologies are knowledge driven adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 10“The term ‘knowledge object’ is used to describe anexperience. It is not intended to suggest thatknowledge is a commodity which can be transferredfrom teacher to student. Quite the opposite. The wholeessence of the knowledge object is that it is a personalconstruction which provides a mnemonic structure tosummarise complex interconnections that havedeveloped in the process of developing conceptualunderstanding.” adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 11• networked knowledge objects express these qualities via networked praxis• such objects are made from distributed parts that form new wholes• these parts internally include text, image, sound, video• parts externally include books, journals, films, paintings, photography• networked knowledge objects are defined by their adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 12• these objects are student authored• connections made are an expression of learning• they foreground what is being learnt rather than what has been learnt• are constituted by relations of part to whole and whole to part• are experiential, epistemological, and authentic adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 13 • blogs look outwards • external links, blogrolls, comments • writing as the externalisation of thought • writing as the externalisation of causal logic• blogs are public and this combined with writing concretises what is and is not known adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 14• blogs look outwards• external links, blogrolls, comments• writing as the externalisation of thought• writing as the externalisation of causal logic• blogs are public and this combined with writing concretises what is and is not known adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 15• blogs are inward looking due to the imperative of writing• document and legitimate the quotidian lifeworld• blogs maintain an idea of the author• blogs encourage the collection and keeping of parts, gleaning adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 16• over time an essay contracts• ‘noise’ is excluded• research may be broad but essay writing is narratively constrained and defined time Question Conclusion adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 17• over time a blog expands its ideas• blogs actively include ‘noise’• noise includes ideas, problems, other blogs, references, and so on time adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 18• blogs are not a panacea• good teaching remains good teaching• blogs are effective where pedagogy (including assessment) supports their appropriate use• students must own their blogs• assessment is incidental adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
  • 19• learning is doing• distance between learning and its expressed outcomes is diminished• blogs encourage slow conversation within flux and change• blogs expand the intervals between discovery, connection and understanding• blogs support students to change their experience as consumers of learning to being producers of adrian.miles@rmit.edu.au vogmae.net.au/vlog/
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