Sunday, November 6, 2011

Links and videos no longer working

I have learned the hard way about keeping the things you create on places that you have control over. I am no longer working at IVCC because I have moved from the area, so any links associated with that have been deleted. Also, some of the free sites where I either created examples or posted examples have taken them down. Alas, when you use free things that doesn't mean that they will be free forever. I will work on rebuilding my blog and will take care to retain everything that I make and explain how they work and only link to a website that I have control over whether it remains in cyberspace or not.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cool Stuff From Diigo

This is a list of bookmarked pages using the WebSlides feature of Diigo. I am using this list in my segment of IVCC's FSI 2011 on Open Content. The evolution of and arguments for and against make for an interesting read. And I have included an article that discusses other decreased cost options for students. I will keep watch to see which platform moves forward in higher education in the United States.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oddcast PhotoFace

Okay, it has been awhile since I have made an entry, but this one should make up for it. It is free, it is funny, even if it is a bit creepy. I had no problems getting it done the first time. I would rate this as easy for you newbie's to technology. It could have some educational value, but mostly it is for off the wall fun.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Workshop presentation published in Camtasil Studio

I gave a workshop presentation to faculty and staff at IVCC and then produced a video with enhancements using features of Camtasia Studio 5. It makes creating professional training videos much easier. The direct link is on the right column, it plays in flash player.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Camtasia Studio 5 and IGoogle

Here is the recording I made of how to create and add to an IGoogle page and add RSS feeds to your own page. I used Camtasia Studio 5 to record, edit and then to post all within the same program. I didn't have to move files from one program to the next in order to post it. Just click on the title to this post and you will be taken directly to the link where I posted it on the site hosted by Camtasia called screencast. It is for users who own Camtasia Studio. It is reasonable priced at around $300 USD and you can produce a video without knowing all the editing functions. I made this video by simply going through the process on IGoogle while recording with Camtasia Studio, then I followed the directions given by the program. I didn't use any of the editing options and used the wizard to publish and post the video. Very user friendly. And it didn't take that much time. If you have problems with the link above, try the one below:

You can download a free 30 trial of Camtasia Studio at the link below and the great thing about that, it is fully functional, none of the 'if you buy our product you can ...' I now have the purchased version on my computer, but the video was produced and published with the trial download. Thanks Camtasia!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

How to get started

The first thing that I did was to create a blog account. If you go to the webpage below you will see how to get started. It takes three easy steps: creating an account where you enter you information etc, decide on a name for your blog (you can have fun with this), then select a template to get you started (you can change this whenever you like)

Next, I went to the two free services and signed up and followed their directions. (You have to activate them through the emails they send you, but the whole process takes only a few minutes and then you are ready to create your podcasts. Then, find the podcast, publish it and click on the link to get the html code. You copy the html code then paste it directly into your post on blogger. Here are the two webpages to the two services:

GCast Podcasting Service

Here is another free service that I found which allows you three avenues to create a podcast to post to your blog, telephone, computer or download music from a free site. (emerging artists have posted their own privately produced music here so there aren't any violations in posting them)

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