Over the last few days I’ve been lecturing on a BA Content Creation course where I’m contributing to the students initiation of WordPress and their ability to create a ‘mashable’ website. This will encourage collaboration and creativity. It’s a fairly ambitious project for a HE institution. Firstly, IT security issues need to be cleared to use their server. Secondly, this is a group assessed project that will be created using a database to store the students project and so relies on the data being safe and secure. The final submission will also be submitted online via a personal URL. Currently the students’ digital projects are submitted on a CD or DVD, but this not possible with a database project like mine.
Anyway, finished early today, so went in search of Henry Jenkins book, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, in a couple of big book shops but to no avail. On order, in soon. I’ll probably buy it online as I’ll get it delivered free in a couple of days. This shows Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail working perfectly.
Spent the early evening reading a couple of chapters of Jon Zittrain’s Future of the Internet over a couple of pints in a local hostelry.