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FCJ-010 Email and Epistolary technologies: Presence, Intimacy, Disembodiment

Esther Milne Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology Introduction “Presence” is a major focus for researchers and artists of digital culture, computer networks and new medical, communication and entertainment technologies (Donati and Prado, 2001; Lombard and Ditton, 1997; Mitchell, 1999; Murphy, 2000; Ryan, 1999; Sheridan, 1992). Presence refers to the degree to which geographically…


FCJ-009 That-which-new media studies-will-become

Phillip Roe Central Queensland University The terms new media, new media studies and new media research are being taken up in a number of ways with different traditions, methodologies, and ways of constituting object(s) of study. In an article entitled ‘What is New Media Research?’ (2001), Chris Chesher has considered what distinguishes the research on…


FCJ-008 WebCT: Will the Future of Online Education be User-friendly?

Tama Leaver English, Communication and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia The impetus for this paper comes from two related events: the first is my initial contact with the online education ‘courseware’ package or Managed Learning Environment (MLE) called Web Course Tools (commonly abbreviated as WebCT); and the other is the University of Western Australia’s…


FCJ-007 Learning through New Media Objects

Karen Woo University of New South Wales Learning objects sneaked into educational technology vernacular in the latter half of the 1990s. [1] Its origin can be traced back to military training, where the Sharable Content Object Reference Model was invented (ADL 2003). Through workplace training and learning/ content management systems, these obscure objects have recently…


FCJ-006 Halflives, A Mystory: Writing Hypertext to Learn

Lisa Gye Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology In what ways do electronic media, and, in particular, online media or hypertext, have the potential to change the ways in which we acquire and generate knowledge? How does writing hypertextually transform the learner’s experience of the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in contrast to the…


Issue 02 – New Media, New Worlds?

The second issue of the Fibreculture Journal reflects on both new media in relation to their past, and some attempts to adapt the past to contemporary technologies in the new circuits of education. Of course, these two concerns are closely related. Education is very much trapped at the moment between present (technologically informed) potential and…