The profusion of multimodal artefacts in edcmooc

This post deals with the JISC webinar 7.11. where two edcmooc facilitators Sian Bayne and Jeremy Knox had a presentation The profusion of multimodal artefacts in the MOOC (edcmooc ). I participated in the open webinary and I will now copy some of the slides here. The artefacts of the first edcmooc can be seen here . I was very interested in to hear how the facilitators analysed our products and the new digital literacies which are developing during this course.

New quality of learning? New combination between human action and technology? I’ll write my notes here transparently so that I can make them better later while I have understood better. This is how the webinar was introduced,  This is not an easy text for me 🙂

The profusion of multimodal artefacts produced in response to the EDCMOOC will provide a number of examples with which to explore sociomaterialism in relation to literacy practices online. It will be suggested that this work constitutes a set of sociomaterial entanglements, in which human beings and technologies each play a part. By looking at these examples, we will suggest that sociomaterial multimodality offers a different way of thinking about digital literacy: not as a set of representational practices, but rather as complex enactments of knowledge, specific to particular contexts and moments.

Jeremy Knox was introduced as his research concerns relationships between critical posthumanism, new materialism and the open education movement. Sian Bayne’s research interests revolve around educational change as we become more and more enmeshed with the digital. Her current particular interests are around posthumanism and online education, the geographies of distance education, museum learning and multimodal academic literacies.

I was curious enough to follow the webinar, although the sound was not good all the time. The examples from the first edcmooc helped, because I participated in it. I have to say that I got hunches about new ideas while listening to Sian and Jeremy. I understood that I had thought simply about the question of who is the subject /doer/owner? I used to think it is always a human being and never the technology. But who does all these Wordles and other word collections? Isn’t it the machine?

Here is a slide that says that better, I don’t trust my skills to use English language. The image is too big, please click on it. I wanted the heading of the seminar and the text of the slide to be readable.


The identification of a single author of digital work is problematic. That’s what I meant while speaking about the subject/doer/owner. It is better to read their text. These questions about knowing and learning must be asked and I am happy to learn more about these.. That’s why I participate in #edcmooc, to learn more about digital literacies. Here comes another slide from the same seminar:


it is a long jump from the oldest university to these questions or how is it? Perhaps the new challenges can be received best in the oldest universities?