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Digital reflections

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This could be a conversation, an image or video, or some other digital artefact. Capture technologies include cameras, recording devices, and other simple to use tools that can record and store content. At the highest level of manipulation are reflection technologies - or digital reflection mechanisms, to use Kirk and Pitches'' terminology. Reference Kirk, C. and Pitches, J.

Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

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camera in your shirt button? The Internet of Things , when it arrives (and some would claim it is already here) will introduce a new global digital infrastructure that features, among other things, ubiquitous sensors. conductive thread connected clothing Digital education Internet IoT learning smart clothing Technology wearablesVibrating jewellery that signals a text received?

Digital classrooms

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This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

On to the second of the five weeks Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. Again the notion of digital native/immigrant raises it’s head again which, as I’ve blogged about previously , doesn’t sit well with me anymore. Related posts: Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 YouTube: Sight. EdTechDev. 

Photo finish

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We got on just fine because we discovered that we have a lot in common, not least of which was that we both did formal training as photographers, in the pre- digital age. The skills we had to acquire back in the day were different to the skills now required to manipulate and produce photographs in the digital age. It really did feel magical. You understood how images were made.

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How to Make e-Learning Video with Digital SLR Cameras (and Why) by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

DSLRs are wonderfully capable cameras, but they have their limitations when it comes to shooting video. If you understand the limitations, though, DSLRs can offer benefits for e-Learning production. Steve explains how. Future Trends Getting Started Media Tools

How to Record a Mobile Device Using a Camera – TechSmith Tips

Visual Lounge

This week’s TechSmith Tip focuses on using a camera to record a mobile device. “Why would you use a camera to record a mobile device at a screen recording company!?” It can be jarring for viewers to cut from a “real world” camera video with actors right into a screen video. If your camera has focus assist, use it to check your focus on the screen.

Designs on eLearning #DEL12: Student Showcase -’My Digital Life’

Dont Waste Your Time

Tatiana Alisova : Experiences of ‘my digital life’: showing illustrations of work developed alone and through collaboration on iPhones and iPads. Artmenis showcased so many excellent pieces of artwork that by the time I got the camera readyshe’d skipped another few slides – I hope to find her work on post links here later.

A Way With The Fairies


In 1917, 9-year-old Frances Griffiths and her 16-year-old cousin, Elsie Wright, borrowed Elsie’s father’s camera to take a photograph of the fairies they claimed lived down by the creek. The app allows you to upload an image or a video, which appears or plays when you scan a real-world trigger with your device’s camera, hence augmenting reality. In fact, most probably weren’t.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. Free Digital Photos Download royalty free photos and illustrations for websites, newspapers, magazines, video and TV productions, iPhone applications, PowerPoint presentations, forums, blogs and school work. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,

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Mobile gives the edge

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What will happen when the combination of GPS, cameras, augmented reality, voice control and mobility become mainstream, and everyone has access to information about everything, everywhere? 2004) Distraction: Being Human in the Digital Age. video Howard Rheingold education camera augmented reality schools mobile learning GPS pervasive techology smart mobile phonesCurtis, M.

How to Make eLearning Video with Digital SLR Cameras (and Why) by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

DSLRs are wonderfully capable cameras, but they have their limitations when it comes to shooting video. If you understand the limitations, though, DSLRs can offer benefits for eLearning production. Steve explains how. Future Trends Getting Started Media Tools

Photography for Elearning Developers - Understanding Exposure

The Learning Generalist

Coming to the topic of today's blogpost, you may remember that in my last blogpost I'd explained how to choose a new camera for yourself. Simply put, exposure indicates the total amount of light that your camera receives during the time that you record a photograph. Aperture Aperture on your camera lens indicates how wide your lens is open when receiving light. Simple? Simple?

Understanding Image File Formats

Visual Lounge

The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom. The last topic I want to cover is optical versus digital zoom. When I say these terms I am referring to using a point and shoot camera to take pictures where the subject is being enlarged. Alpha Channel.

How ‘long’ is too ‘long’?

Dont Waste Your Time

Yes, I agree that if you have a ‘teaching’ resource, where the academic/teacher is speaking to camera then there is an optimum length that someone will sit and be ‘talked at’, and this is where I see the 6 minute limit coming into play. As with everything, there is enough evidence to be found to support and to disprove it. Examples: Short, teaching video.

Classrooms in 2050

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students will already be used to “interactive, engaging, live classes from anywhere they may happen to be, with the only requirement being a camera, a screen, and a wi-fi connection.” “students will have access to live digital dashboards that help them better understand their progress towards their academic goals and whether they need to speak with an advisor or professor.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

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In response, Britannica has recently announced that it will no longer publish in paper format, but will now be exclusively digital. Kodak failed to adapt quickly enough to the rise in popularity of digital photography, filed for bankruptcy and now finds itself in a very unstable financial position from which it may fail to recover. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


For example, desktop monitors, laptop computers, tablets, and phones all have cameras these days. This, combined with my exposure to artificial intelligence research, makes it clear to me that digital problem-solving systems will eventually become creative. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. THE INTERVIEW: 1. hope so.

Course of the Week Highlight: Diversity, Digital Photography, and More!


Learn Digital Photography Basics. Introduction To Digital Photography. This three-part course is the perfect beginner digital photography tutorial. Ditch automatic settings and learn to take manual control of your camera. Improve your digital photography with this mobile-ready course for 50% off—$12.11 Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having as nice a day as we are here in Portland (warm, no rain, sunny skies!). We’re excited to share this week’s featured courses with you—quite an interesting spread from a couple newer sellers and a long-time customer favorite.

On camera

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The students recorded their work on VHS tapes using bulky old cameras with unreliable batteries. It was great this evening to attend a seminar/workshop presented by Professor Derek France (Chester University) who spoke to us about using video (or in his words digital storytelling and video podcasting) with students on geography fieldtrips. Sound like an easy task?

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

Think about the rise of camcorders and camera phones,” Will notes. Bring on the Digital Badges. Colin Skinner, one of our instructional designers, believes digital badges and micro-credentials will emerge as important elements of multi-platform professional development experiences. The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Environments where learners are using digital tools to create or annotate outputs of their collective work are needed. Clark:  The critical perspective, I believe, is to recognize that digital technologies are a marvelous complement to our own capabilities; they do well what we don’t and vice-versa. It has limitations, and if you need to get access to sensors like cameras and GPS you’ll have to go further, but I think ‘wrapping’ mobile web for device-delivery is best first before you go the hard-coded app, and it may well be all you need. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC


She works out loud and records it on her wearable camera (part of any one of the devices she’s wearing), and uploads it to a forum which happens to be part of the MOOC she is attending. This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. The central term in this definition is connections. We march backwards into the future.

Reading list: November 14th, 2015

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Getting digital is required. Facebook is testing a way to search your camera roll to find photos of your friends. Maybe digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Reading List Book Digital Culture Digital Identity Digital Learning eBook eBooks Education Technology eLearning Facebook Google Higher Education Learning Technology TwitterLike many in my line of work (eLearning, Educational or Learning Technology) I read. read a lot. read books, articles, blog posts, journals, etc. So far this month I’ve been reading, in no particular order: .

Learning first, technology second

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Ideas range from games based learning , to the use of social media and networking, to simpler approaches such as the use of digital cameras in art or data logging in science. Is it because you are afraid of being left behind in the ''digital revolution''? mlearn14 digital strategy education learning LMS MLE pedagogy schools teaching Technology universiy VLE Walk away.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Eventually, we were able to do away with that hardware player when QuickTime and other digital video formats became available. However, the videodiscs could provide full screen high-resolution (for its time) video, whereas the digital formats, when first introduced, could not be much bigger than postage stamp size on the screen. On the other hand, mobile devices are giving us new opportunities that we have not yet tapped into heavily, such as geo-location and internal cameras and microphones. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC). THE INTERVIEW: 1. Did I stop then?

Disruptive activism

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Another example of disruptive technology was the way digital photography has replaced chemical photography. In just a few years, digital cameras have improved in quality, shutter speed, resolution, and most importantly pricing, to the point that the photographic giant Kodak this week announced the last batch processing of one of its iconic products - Kodachrome film.

Telling your story

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Today I was involved in teaching a session for a BA group on the use of digital photography and communication. showed her the image on my digital camera, and she was shocked but delighted. She clearly recognised herself, but I don't think she had seen a camera before, and probably not an image of herself anywhere else other than in her reflection. Very few can.

SnowFlake Nordic GoPro Camera Test


As many of you know, last Winter I wore a GoPro wide angle digital camera when I competed in several of the regions cross-country ski loppets, including the Mora Varaloppet, the City of the Lakes Loppet and the American Birkebeiner. In edition to enjoying some great early season snow conditions, I wanted to test some new firmware which I had downloaded to my camera.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

While the word “compression” can conjure images of pixelated video, the process is both necessary and efficient with modern digital cameras. The codec of your original video file is often determined by your video camera or screen recorder, which you may or may not have control over in your camera settings. In January we posted about image file types.

Digital classrooms

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This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

Best camera I’ve ever owned

Jay Cross

10MP Digital Camera with 3.8x While no camera is idiot-proof, I took all these in automatic (program) mode. Canon PowerShot S90. Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD. 349.95. with extra battery (which you will want to have). continue to be impressed with the Canon S90. Great in low-light conditions. (I never use the flash.) Fast lens. Vibrant colors. ounces.

An amazing camera & ideal Christmas gift

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

If you’re shopping for a Christmas gift in the $400 range, check out this camera, the Canon S90. I’ve used lots of digital pocket cameras. What I really love is the camera’s ability to take bright photos in low-light conditions. (I hate flash.) All in all, this is a simply amazing camera. None of them hold a candle to the S90. It weighs 6.2 oz.


The New Reality for L&D

ATD Learning Technologies

They invented a head-mounted device that superimposed digital wire diagrams onto the real panels, helping engineers and technicians accurately assemble wiring. Game apps such as Pokemon Go, for example, take advantage of GPS and video cameras so users can interact with their physical location. How can you encourage self-directed learning, even in an instructor-led training session?