After four weeks of reading, watching, listening, blogging, tweeting, commenting, learning and all round enjoyment I want to get my thoughts in order to start creating my artefact. So with gut instinct I quickly entered all the words that came to mind into Wordle and now I think I am more panicked than before I... Continue Reading →
Overall I found http://animoto.com/ fairly easy to use and intuitive. The free 30 sec video is pretty limiting but still great effects for free. Utopia - video created with Animoto.
Having a play with some new online tools for creating our artefact next week, that the edcmooc team suggested. Dystopia - video created with Animoto.
This article on our list, Perspectives on Education, encourages the use of video in online courses, but specifically video of the teachers themselves in order to retain higher numbers of students. One of the main reasons stated is: But communicating solely via text is also alienating, says Hersh. Weighing the theoretical advantages of purely textual... Continue Reading →
Here it is! Friday again! Home and work commitments have only allowed for a minimum interaction with my MOOC. I have only managed to watch last Friday's hangout and this week's trigger videos. So much still to do, watch, read and write - all before applying some creative thought to the competition. Let's start small... Continue Reading →
I love technology but I loved this film. It was such a welcome contrast to the hellish, shiny, sparkly utopia of A Day Made of Glass 2. It wasn’t filmed as a dark and dirty dystopia it just presented the daily frustrations of technology intruding in our day to day lives. A car is fantastic... Continue Reading →
The first two marketing videos present a utopian future with technology fully integrated into our lives, at home, at work and in education. However, two major issues stand out for me which shatter the utopian dream. Firstly, cost – cost of the products and cost to the environment. In these financially difficult times for the... Continue Reading →
Having watched the four very interesting videos listed for week 1, the one that stood out for me was Bendito Machine III which reminded me of one of my favourite songs by the Gorillaz, Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head (have a listen below). To me they both sum up the human trait of... Continue Reading →
Having returned recently to work after a career break the biggest buzz around, both virtually and within my own institution, was on the topic of MOOCs. This term has been in circulation for a while now but I previously had not given it more than a passing thought. However, after reading this Guardian article I... Continue Reading →