There is at least one presentation from this gathering I’ll be following up on:
Using mobile and social media for research and teaching
John Gallaugher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Systems, The Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Full of good ideas for using mobile and social media to foster more involvement with students, including a class wiki from day one, a hall of fame for best student work accessible to students as examples of successful work, submitting questions and answers for exams so they can guide and raise the bar for each other. Very stimulating and provocative, and it’s implemented and successful already.
A big issue, though: as a previous presenter said, and as any reading educator will tell you, competence, much less expertise, requires regular practice. For more faculty to adopt and implement these practices will require time, and that time must be allowed and encouraged by chairs, deans, provosts, and other administrators.
The details of this mini-conference are at MacLearning.org. More good things to come, because they’re going to post video and supporting materials there within a couple of weeks. Good.
Both Jordan and Hodgetts were among the group that saw the preliminary demo in February, with comments embargoed by NDAs. They’ve both built their businesses and reputations on deep knowledge of the industry and Apple and FCP’s place in it. They’re not wild-eyed boosters, in other words. Interesting, interesting.
UPDATE: More from Larry Jordan here, in his post The Sound of 1,700 Jaws Dropping. He also includes a massive screenshot of this screen from FCPX. Click on this thumbnail to see the large view:
[Image courtesy Apple Inc. Click for enlarged view.]
This blog is basically my little electronic notebook where I just jot down things I’d like to remember about Apple’s Final Cut Studio since it’s such a complex package. Little tips, hints, tutorials, urls for helpful things, etc…
I’m Not Bruce is the best new (new to me) FCP-related site I’ve seen in ages. If you use Final Cut, this should be a regular read.
Updated to add actual links to I’m Not Bruce. Which would have been nice in the original post.
Helping a student burn a DVD on a laptop that for some reason wouldn’t accept the blank DVD. I hooked the MacBook up to an iMac in the lab with a firewire cable, booted the laptop while holding down the T key, and voila! The MacBook’s drive mounted on the iMac’s desktop, and I could access the DVD project and start burning. The latest MacBooks don’t have firewire any more :( but the Pro series and desktops do. Useful.