Second Life Christmas party

For more pictures of the course Christmas party in Second Life on Monday 13th December click here

Those who attended did some virtual dancing, some virtual quaffing of wine and lots of chatting.  Thanks to Fiona Littleton for the lovely decorations and for the participants for some great Christmas costumes which we never did get around to judging!  Be great to make this an annual tradition wouldn’t it?  Perhaps more people could join in if we flagged it in September?

University-wide Pebblepad competition

For anyone using Pebblepad in earnest: we just wanted to draw your attention to a competition currently underway for University of Edinburgh students to submit an aspect of their Pebblepad e-portfolio showing “the most interesting and useful ways you have devised to make use of PebblePad, either within your course or as part of your personal and social activities”.

The closing date is 17 Feb 2011. More details at

Welcome to new programme participants!

On behalf of the MSc in E-learning programme team, a very warm welcome to the Holyrood Park Hub to those of you who are starting on the programme next month! We hope you enjoy getting to know what we’re all about, and we look forward to working with you next semester when you begin your coursework.

This Hub is a place where students, alumni and teachers on the programme can network – as you can see there’s quite a lot going on. You can jump into conversations, or start your own – we’re a welcoming and friendly group (as long as we’ve been fed 🙂 ). You can also click on anyone’s name on the site to find out more about them. The technologies handbook gives some information about how to use the Hub and our Twitter hashtag (#mscel) – feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Finally, we are meeting up this evening (Monday 13 December, 7pm UK time) in Second Life for an end-of-semester festive celebration – if you’re familiar with Second Life and have an account already, do drop in and introduce yourself, and have a cup of virtual hot-chocolate (or something stronger).

Seminar on remix culture for Digital Futures for Learning.

As part of the Digital Futures for Learning course I am hosting a seminar entitled Reuse, Reorder, Relate: Remixing culture and education, which runs from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th.  Participation is predominantly asynchronous, with a SynchTube discussion on Friday 6pm UK time.  This is an open seminar; so all MSc folks are welcome to participate in all or any of the activities.

Find the website here:

Reuse, Reorder, Relate: Remxing culture and education