Frances Bell

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Between Athenians and Visigoths: what lies between polar positions in public discourse online

  “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (variously attributed – Google it)       In his graduation speech, Neil Postman characterised two groups from history, the Athenians and the Visigoths, each of which has since disappeared but has left their mark on subsequent cultures. For…

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Starting Networked Scholarship MOOC #scholar14

I am feeling slightly nervous as I write this post. I have a few other introductory posts to MOOCS that I started and didn’t finish but this one WILL be different. I have enrolled at , completed my profile, posted my introductory message and had a look at who has joined and why. It’s…

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