Microcontent: narratives and attention

How do online courses engage learners? Alan Levine explores this issue in a post titled Seeking Answers: Can a Narrative Tie a Course Together? (link). He asks “what would it take to apply a storytelling approach in courses outside ones about storytelling”. Alan’s discussion has its roots in his experiences, with Jim Groom, in the … Continue reading Microcontent: narratives and attention

Robin Poke’s PhD Submission: A Narrative History of Australian Rowing

Robing Poke submitted his PhD thesis for examination today at the University of Canberra. It is the culmination of six years assiduous research that is titled A Narrative History of Australian Rowing 1770-2016. I have been fortunate to be Robin’s primary supervisor. I believe it to be a magnum opus in the history of rowing. … Continue reading Robin Poke’s PhD Submission: A Narrative History of Australian Rowing

Data and coherent narratives

Peter Killeen (2018), in a paper that discusses the futures of experimental analysis of behavior, observes “we must learn that data have little value until embedded in a coherent narrative”. The construction of this narrative has been a hot topic this week in conversations about data science activities. One example is Evan Hansleigh’s discussion of … Continue reading Data and coherent narratives