Monday, 31 August 2009

Bye, bye blog (for now)

This is a sad post for me, but I have decided to suspend my blogging activity for now. That is because I am to take on the role of Head of School of Education tomorrow for three years and whilst I consider myself to be quite good at multi-tasking, I am not that good. If I get time to do any online social networking at all in the near future, I intend to focus my attention on the School of Education Twitter stream (here) and our virtual School of Education on Infolit Island in Second Life. I will keep my own Twitter account just to keep in touch with what everyone is doing and hope to tweet occasionally. I do intend to start using blogger again whenever I feel that I have capacity to do so and hope that people who have visited this blog in the past will do so again. In the meantime, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to visit and sometimes comment, I hope you have found things of interest here. I have certainly really enjoyed maintaining the blog and have become quite fond of it, so much so that I felt the need to write this little farewell! So it is not so much 'goodbye' as 'au revoir'...

Saturday, 22 August 2009


It is somewhat ironic to be behind the times with respect to the 'Beyond Current Horizons project', but I didn't realise that the paper that I wrote with Victoria Carrington for the 'Knowledge, creativity and communication' strand of this project, 'Forms of literacy' was available online yet - I came across it when I was looking for something else. It was a fun paper to write - we were given the brief to think about how literacy might change in the next 10 - 20 years. These kinds of futurology activities are notoriously innacurate but can raise points for reflection about the way in which elements of the present context may or may not shape the future. That's what I found of most interest in the Beyond Current Horizon project and I recommend reading Carey Jewitt's succinct overview of the trends outlined in the papers in the 'Knowledge, creativity and communication' strand.