Bill Cope just outline his talk about new media: will he really be able to get past McLuhan? He sees learning as being about design and synaesthesia, very McLuhan. Agency is new, he suggests; once tidy distinctions are blurred. McLuhan said this. First and second order differences, a new dynamics of difference, sees an increase in divergence due in part to increased opportunities for agency. This is new, goes against some of the grains of homogenous globalization. Shift from character to pixel, but resists (somewhat) the shift from word to image by pointing out the extensive use of writing even on television and architecture. Multimodal inveilgment? Missed that word; got distracted by thoughts of Derrida and invagination.
Cope's discussion of GML, SGML, HtML, XML is very informative; makes the point that we really haven't figure out how to deal with text in a way that makes use of the technology available to us. No wonder he wrote a book (edited?) called the Future of the Book in the Digital Age.
Interesting new information graphic on learning, builds on multiliteracy work. Emphasis on things you do to know.
Updates multimodality through synaesthesia.
Calling for transformative learning; ubiquitous learning. L.b.d.com? CGlearner.com? wwcope.com
Imagining a new electronic space in which the workspace is also the evaluation / assessment space, continuous feedback. Cool idea, but technical limitations?
Microphones ruining the q&a again.