Saturday, October 23, 2010

Good luck for the last part

You all put in an impressive day's work today. All the best for the rest of the work. 

We've put three pieces of work done by other groups up on the course web site, at

You might find some parts of these reports helpful for your own work, but it is important to remember that these people's assignments are not exactly the same as the tasks you have been set, but they are probably close enough for chunks of the examples to be helpful.

See what you think.

Meanwhile, if you have questions, ideas, insights etc that it might be useful to put on the blog here, feel free and welcome.

Class #2-Powerpoint

Hello Everyone,

Here is the link for the Power Point from today's class. Enjoy and happy researching!!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Slides from our first session

And in case you want to re-access the slides we spoke to during our first session, the presentation has been uploaded to Slideshare:

We're big fans of, too--a free service that lets you save your website bookmarks online so that you can access them from anywhere, regardless of the computer device you're using. This might be something your group will find useful--setting up a single Delicious account that you use collaborating to bookmark things you find useful. Anyway, here's Michele's set of online book marks: You can use the tags she's added to navigate through the links she's saved. some of you, for example, might find things filed under "Web2.0", "video" or "stop motion" or "photoshopping" useful for your own DIY Media projects.

Good group, good start

Hello, folks, from Mexico. Well done on surviving the inevitable chaos of the first session, cos that was a heavy load from left field.  The media creation should be relatively tranquil by comparison!! You were a great group to work with. Big thanks from us to all involved and a special note of thanks to those who are responsible for the coffee and food set up, and to those who have been so helpful with the tech requirements and so on. Resource sharing will be a big part of the course.

Well done on persevering with the google account set ups. This always takes time and involves seeing the special role of tying email addresses to a properly set up google account. We've used gmail accounts for years largely because they have simplified the process of getting access to the "google suite" of services that we use.

You all did super well and we are looking forward to ongoing communication throughout the course. For those of you who are Twitter users, we are thinking of trying out a wee thing in the remaining classes that could be a bit of fun.

Have a good week and don't forget to drop in here when you have things to ask and/or offer. Remember, there are two ways to post. For those wanting to build up some fluency with blogging you can log into blogger and post from inside blogger. If you wanna post quickly 'on the run', you can do as I am doing here: just send an mssg with a subject line and the post in the body of the mssg, using the blog email address -- which is