It’s my turn to blog today and I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think and focus on one topic to blog about. With OTTER finishing and the DUCKLING project drawing to a close, its been an eventful few months for me at Beyond Distance Research Alliance and I’ve been busy (along with the rest of the team) wrapping up bits and pieces. So rather than focus on one topic, I’ve decided to share some of the things I’ve been working on as part of these projects and what I’ve found useful:
This is an online, cloud based video-editing software. You can upload video, audio and picture files and edit them using a simple timeline. The files can then either be published online either to JayCut or to Youtube or downloaded as mp4 files.
- The anatomy of an infographic
I created a leaflet for OTTER and decided to attempt an infographic to easily show the outputs of OTTER. After researching what makes a good infographic I gave it a go and I am happy with my first attempt:
While creating a graphic to be included in an upcoming book I was unsure whether fonts are subject to copyright (I’m still a little hazy on the answer to that) but found this fantastic resource which allows you to download and use fonts that are licensed under a Creative Commons license.
- OTTER Symposium
The open space online OTTER Symposium took place in July and featured discussions ‘Could and Should OER replace educators?’ and ‘Copyright: All rights reserved or reversed?’ and are all available to download and view as OERs.
- Learning Futures Festival Online 2011: Follow the Sun
Beyond Distance is teaming up with the Australian Digital Futures Institute at the University of Southern Queensland to offer a non-stop, two-day global online conference. Visit www.le.ac.uk/beyonddistance/festival for up-to-date information on keynotes, sessions and workshops and follow BDMediaZoo on Twitter.