Academic Practices intersect with Practices of E-writing

Thinking on all the conversations we had at NJ and the discussions popping up on Mediacommons this past week I am excited to see the intersection of Academic and E-writing practices developing. We may at last develop a set of standards that emerge as distinctively online publishing for academics based in both academic structures and hierarchies as well as in validation of practices of referencing, reviewing and articulation through various formats and media online.

More on this as I think it through.

I have been working a lot on SL this past week. Although I have been on SL on and off for several years now it is only now that I am actually beginning to develop possibly sustainable projects there in relation to my teaching and research – and this maybe because I have been forced out of using text-based MOOs in my classes since Lingua and Cynthia moved… It is still going to be a struggle to get my university labs to allow me to use SL (network security issues, apparently) – but let’s see…

Meanwhile – I can see how various 3-d and object-oriented coding might also play into to performative articulation of academic publications in these formats. I plan on slowly developing some samples.

okay time to go and lift some “RL” weights at the gym.

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