Visual Assignment 46 brief Write a sentence (preferably somewhat coherent, yet on the nonsensical side), a poem, or a quick story using the titles of songs you have in your Windows Media Player (iTunes may possibly work as well). Print the screen. Paste it in Microsoft Paint (or some higher-end equivalent). Save it, upload it, …
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“Power plugs are ubiquitous. Can you make a creative photo of such a common thing? Try it today!” The Daily Shoot #ds448 – Creative photo of ubiquitous power point (plug), originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. A power point (plug) love story
“Go abstract today and make a photograph that focuses on form and color rather than detail.” The Daily Shoot #ds447 – Form & colour rather than detail, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. I’m not sure if this photo focuses on form and color rather than detail as perscribed by the daily shoot’s #ds447 requirements.
After a few days of heavy rain, the local frogs have become quite vocal in the grassland (The Badlands) near my house. ds106 Field Recording 012 Frogs after rain
“Create a photo today that gives a sense of depth or dimension.” The Daily Shoot #ds446 – Sense of depth or dimension, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. Suburban supermarket aisle. They’ve lowered the shelves since I was there last. The shelves now seem less monolithic.
“Look upward today. Make a photograph with a low horizon and that emphasizes the sky.” The Daily Shoot #ds445 – A low horizon, emphasise the sky, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter.
Yesterday, I wandered around inner city and suburban Melbourne. Here are some field recordings from my adventure. Listen to ds106 Field Recording 007 Crown Casino ambience Listen to ds106 Field Recording 008 Southbank Listen to ds106 Field Recording 009 Eureka Tower (Skydeck) Listen to ds106 Field Recording 010 Fitzroy Gardens Listen to ds106 Field Recording …
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“Pretend you’re a stringer for your local newspaper today. Make a photo that captures something newsworthy to you.” The Daily Shoot #ds444 – Newsworthy, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. A domestic interpretation of a Weegee Naked City style photograph.
“Fill the frame of a photograph with a single subject today.” The Daily Shoot #ds443 – Single subject, full frame, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter.
“Make a photograph that features repetition.” #ds442 – Repetition, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter
My new field recording for ds106 radio. Sounds of Melbourne’s suburban train system. Listen to ds106 Field Recording 006 Metro Glen Waverly Line Location photos of my ds106 field recordings can be found over at my Flickr photostream.
The goal of my ongoing ds106 field recording is to document and share the sound story of the city of Melbourne with ds106 radio listeners. I try to record the environment as succinctly and accurately as possible. I have recorded and shared the sound of my surroundings prior to ds106 radio, but I never provided …
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DS106 now has a streaming radio station! The radio station streams content uploaded by ds106 participants. Pretty cool. Inspired, I decided to make a few station IDs. Something short and sharp that would hopefully shed a little light on exactly what the listener was hearing. Something to fill ‘the space between the gaps’ of each song. …
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Happy to see that amidoinitrite can be browsed on mobile devices like the PSP. Thanks WordPress!
I want to live, I want to give I’ve been a miner for a bag of gold. It’s these expressions I never give That keep me searching for a bag of gold And I’m getting old. Keeps me searching for a bag of gold And I’m getting old. Use the controls to listen to Bag …
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A diagram that describes the workflow of an activity. The activity requires the learner to identify and evaluate an organisation’s workplace procedures. This diagram optimises the previous simple procedure.
One of the activities for the first week of the Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11) course was to create a Hunch account and play around with it. If you’re not familiar with Hunch, a simple way to explain it would be a ‘survey that makes suggestions based on your answers’. I answered around 50 questions …
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Gardner Campbell’s article A Personal Cyberinfrastructure calls for a complete reshaping of course curriculum. Course curriculum needs more than just an application of technology stapled on like a digital facelift. It needs a new digital face. That face is a personal cyberinfrastructure. Personal cyberinfrastructure provides learners with an online presence. A place where they can …
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‘Hello ds106. My name is Rowan. Pleased to met you. I happened to have a great day today!’
A diagram that describes the workflow of an activity. The activity requires the learner to identify and evaluate an organisation’s workplace procedures.
Kozo Fuyutsuki and Gendo Ikari confirm the start of ds106. Seriously.
Scrawlin’ out the structure and sequence of an learning object is one of my favourite parts of the planning process.
I’m warming up for the digital storytelling (ds106) online course by conducting some animated gif tests. Image sequence sampled from the animated film Akira. The ds106 online course commences Jan 10. I can’t wait! Here we can see Tetsuo having a bit of a hard time after coming into contact with Takashi (タカシ, codename #26).
Interactions based on the ‘compliant completion of documentation’ are a resource development staple. They always present an interesting challenge. Representing a ‘real life’ element (paperwork, document, forms, pro-forma) on screen in a meaningful way. This drawing describes how a interaction that requires the learner to complete an ‘OHS action plan’ could be represented on screen.
I use drawings to complement my learning resource scripts. I try to give as much information as possible to the development team. Sometimes it helps.
There always needs to be something to drive the learner through a learning resource. A thematically relevant scenario or problem that ‘wraps’ the content and assessment is a good way to engage the learner cohort. This method is not without it’s own problems. Not every learner wants a narrative embedded in their learning. Some learners …
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Puttin’ a concept down on paper is one of the first things I do when I start to plan the design of an interaction. A simple pen drawing is immediate and it allows colleagues to see the flow of the interaction ‘that’s inside my head’. The drawing can be then used as the basis for …
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Today I registered for the Digital Storytelling online course. Digital Storytelling (ds106) is an open, online course that begins January 10 next year. Do you like telling stories with digital media? If so, check out the ds106 website to find out what it is all about, then go and register!
In March 2010, I co-presented ‘Developing learning resources’ as part of Learn Central’s eT@lking web events. eT@lking is one of the many events that are organised by The Australia Series Learn Central group. The Australia Series are Elluminate events held at Australia-friendly times and are largely organised by and for Australian educators/professionals. The ‘Developing learning …
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My beloved rendersaur.org as at December 23, 2003 via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.