John Farrell at Tech Central Station:
“What DV is going to allow is what many predicted (and didn’t happen) with the community television stations back in the early 1980s: That everyone can become his own producer.” And many of those folks will be teachers and students.——-
I’m showing Lisa Griffin of GCATT an entry in my blog. She’s seen Schoolblogs, but I don’t think she’s seen how easy it is to update these things.——-
I do not want to be a test case, but here goes: a couple of open-source ways in OS X to make Consitutionally-protected Fair Use of your DVDs if you want to use clips in your classes. If you bought the DVD, it’s yours to “repurpose” as you see fit, short of redistributing it.
“DVDBackup is intended to let you exercise your “fair use” rights under copyright law to either “time-shift” or “space-shift” DVD content which you have purchased legitimately.” via I don’t remember, but thanks.
Other operating systems have other options; links for those another time.——-
MERLOT is Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching – an initiative to provide high-quality online teaching resources for higher education across disciplines, and to model their use. Students may join and review materials, so it’s a study aid too. Well worth exploring whatever your discipline.
If you’re an educator who uses video (there’s little [yet] for those to teach it), there are many examples using animations in science education, health sciences, and many others. Please, go explore.
Update: Here’s a page with Flash learning objects which you can adapt to your own uses. This is what the web is for . . . .——-
Chris Vento Chief Technology Officer of WebCT is boring the trousers off of a room full of us. Here’s a quote: talking about different aspects of “learning objects,” he said we should be “leveraging these things in the academic space to make learning richer.” This is blather; relevant maybe to folks who create and support campus or system infrastructure, but what does this have to do with teachers and students and learning? He talks of digital assets, content, deployment of learning environments, behaviors, schema, other aspects of leveraging, peronalizing, the “e-learning context,” blah blah blah.
I’m very disappointed in this presentation.——-
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College of Educations from all over Georgia have sent Instructional Technology folks to this conference. We’ve already had a three-hour iMovie workshop, and we’re charged with making another one about the theme of the conference: “Interconnectedness.” The state is talking the talk, and we’re working hard to walk the walk.——-