Spreadable Media – An Interaction – Part 6

Having just finished the chapter on transnationalism, I can’t help but think that the ideas in this chapter are really about interactions inside and outside one’s own local community.  Th...

Spreadable Media – An Interaction – Part 5

I am one of those that waxes reminiscent of the days of the corner book store and record store.  Those places that you could go to browse and talk to people about the authors and music that you love....

Google Reader Alternative

The whole announcement around the killing of Google Reader has got me thinking a lot about what I want out of an RSS feed aggregator.  I will admit that I was never crazy about the look of Google Rea...

Spreadable Media – an Interaction Part 4

This post focuses on the teaching of information literacy, traditionally one of the key missions of the school library.  In a participatory culture, authorship and ownership become increasingly confu...

Spreadable Media – An Interaction – Part 3

Two thoughts this time out:  First, are creator’s assuming a consumer’s participation in a transmedia environment?   Second, how do the products of participatory culture fit into the res...

Hump Week

This was Hump Week for our PLE Project.  The half of the class that was getting course credit for their participation are on to a new course and the rest are at or are nearing the midpoint of their m...

Spreadable Media – an Interaction – Part 2

Having just read Chapter 2 of Spreadable Media, I have two concepts that are resonating with me and making me think of school library implications.  The concepts of “appraisal” and “...

Spreadable Media – an Interaction – Part 1

I love social media.  When I was conducting musical organizations more than I am now, I loved the fact that I could corner a composer (assuming that he was still living) and ask very specific questio...