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Comment on A Mini-ethnography by Daniel Jackson-Yang

Did using sparknote shape how you presented this information at all? My impression of sparknote is that other than making appear a bit more fancy it is still entirely reliant on text to provide content. The pictures are window dressing for the reader. Perhaps you made more profound connections between the text and pictures when you were making it?

I wasn’t a fan of the massive bloodshot eyeball looking at me as I read but the actual words were vey informative.

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Comment on Micro-ethnography of a MOOC about muckraking by Daniel Jackson-Yang

Clear, concise and focussed. Good work. Again it makes me rethink about my own sprawling approach to the Nethnography. Although too late now.

One thing I thought of whilst reading this was the commercial ramifications of self-identification. By self-identifying we open ourselves up to targeted marketing. As mentioned on page 39 of the Kozinets reading (http://ift.tt/2mFdK3R). This bears out on your MOOC with the course leaders taking the opportunity to target the journalists with reminders about paying for certification certificates (page 15 of your PDF).

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Comment on MOOC Ethnography – The Power of Colour (but not really) by Daniel Jackson-Yang

So yeah, as I said on twitter this is cool. The concision of your format makes me reflect on my own sprawling output for nethnography. I’ve never used one of these note taking/presentation type apps before. What considerations do you make when it comes to layout? Looking at yours I can see that the introductory information on the MOOC is at the top and then it goes more in depth as you scroll down. But then after that I imagine it gets more difficult to decide what goes where.

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Comment on Ethnography chat with Dan by Daniel Jackson-Yang

Well, a couple of things here.

I find the wording of the title interesting. I don’t think I would ever use twitter to chat. It’s far to restrictive in word count terms. I would probably say “exchange”.

The amount of detail I go into in my Netography reflects what is going on in my offline life. I have a fairly undemanding job, no kids and a wife that I suspect is a workaholic (as most budding academics are). Consequently I think I have more time to write than other EDC students. Your own posts are succinct and thoughtful (I read the recent ones on openess and anonymity in nethnography). They seem to conclude nicely whereas mine kind of tail off a bit. I don’t really draft much and with no word count just tend to ramble until I feel I’ve had enough. Another reason why I have written a lot.

I also suspect that other people have been skyping or using student hangouts more. I tend to write more on my own.

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Comment on My mini-ethnography about a MOOC by Daniel Jackson-Yang

It’s a really nice metaphor though and you seem to have nailed the thinglink format in your first try. One thing that I was curious about was the first B statement “Everyone comes in equal”. This would be quite a problematic statement for me if left as it is. Everyone comes in equal in terms of what? Knowledge? Experience? Skill level? I am sure you don’t assume that but it would be worth clarifying.

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Comment on Tweet by Daniel Jackson-Yang

“Lovely to see you here on this forum” comments at 4.31.

It is language like this why we did all those IDEL readings on the body in cyberspace, metaphors and location and whatnot. Whilst you say they cannot see you earlier in the video you. At 3.11 you talk about going “there” to the Standford MOOC, yet in physical terms you did not. It is hard to leave our bodies behind. It creeps back in our language and how we think about things. Hence the Stanford staff writing things like “lovely to see you”.

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Comment on Tweet by Daniel Jackson-Yang

By using a don like jacket and locating the video in a book lined study you give yourself an air of academic authority which, in turn, gives what you are saying legitimacy by proxy. I suspect this is a parody of the way elite universities use their academic authority to give xMOOCs legitimacy in the minds of potential students/users/customers (delete as appropriate according to your mindset).

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Comment on Week 5 Summary by Daniel Jackson-Yang

Hey Renee,

Kudos on this post. It’s really impressive. I like the way you have taken a mandatory blog task and then used one of the readings to demonstrate your knowledge and critical thinking skills. It also gives the summary a consistent focus.

I’ve tended to make my summaries themed but not necessarily tied to a reading. I tend to do that with my other blog posts where I don’t have a word limit.

I’ll also try writing something similar using this part of the Kozinet’s reading.

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