Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cool dudes

The end
I must say that I was surprised to see that my article “Digikids, Cool Dudes and the New Writing” is listed as Number 2 in e-learning’s list of most downloaded articles. Of course, this doesn’t itself mean much (it could be that the same people keep loosing it; or it’s on somebody’s reading list; or it’s popularist garbage; or it’s free). It’s no big deal - but now that Dr Joolz has pointed out I wouldn’t be surprised if I don’t look at the page frequently to see how it’s getting along! That’s one take on academic self-image for you. On a related note, it’s great to see Angela Thomas’s chapter in “Uses of Blogs”. You can look at the content and even download the introductory chapter here. Finally, the Barnsley Virtual World design progresses in fits and starts, but now features a fancy-looking hilltop manor house modeled on Burton Agnes (near Driffield I think). I expect this work will carry on while I’m offline and away in Spain….

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