Category Archives: Web2

Mobile Augmented Reality Movie Workshop

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We are hosting a week-long workshop during 25-29th November that will explore augmenting mobile movie production. If you are interested in participating please rsvp to thomcochrane@gmail.com or via Twitter to @thomcochrane or @ATZ119

This workshop aims to give participants the skills to create innovative mash-ups of three of the unique affordances of today’s smartphones, tablets and phablets:

  1. Augmented Reality (locating)
    Using geotagging via smartphones in-built GPS mobile movies can be located within a geographical context, linked to collaborative Google Maps and viewed in Google Earth. This adds a rich layer of contextual information to mobile movies, effectively augmenting a mobile movie with geographical data.
    and
  2. Mobile Media Production (creating)
    Adding new mobile video applications such as Vyclone, Vine, and the YouTube online Editor to your collaboration can enhance the creation of mobile movies and add a unique perspective.
    and
  3. Mobile Social Media (sharing).
    Mobile social media provides a way to publish and share your creative output with a global audience, using tools such as Twitter, Google Plus, and Wikitude.

This workshop will explore scenarios for innovative and collaborative team projects using these tools. It will leverage the expertise of two academic advisors (Cochrane & Narayan) with specialty in Mobile Social Media, and pair this with the expertise of two international mobile film making specialists: Antonczak (NZ & France) and Keegan (UK).

The four key objectives of the workshop are that:

  1. Participants will experience creating an augmented mobile movie in a collaborative team
  2. Participants will brainstorm how they can design augmented mobile movie projects within their discipline context
  3. Participants will discuss and critique examples of collaborative mobile movie production and mobile augmented reality
  4. Participants will be introduced to the body of literature surrounding mobile learning, mobile movie production, and mobile augmented reality in higher education

The Augmenting Mobile Movie Production Workshop will focus upon participants forming production teams (4 people) to create an authentic augmented mobile movie project using a mashup of YouTube/Vimeo/Vyclone/Vine and Google Maps, and create a Wikitude World from this content. These projects will then be presented and critiqued to/by the entire workshop participants, and shared for feedback from global experts.

Participants will need to bring:

  • An iOS or Android smmartphone or table device (iPad 2+, iPad mini, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Note2)
  • A laptop
  • An iTunes Store or Google Play Store account ID

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RSS Overview by Commoncraft

RSS Overview by Commoncraft

Steps to using RSS:

  • Find the RSS feed
    • Use the Firefox RSS button to indicate the feed
    • Firefox allows you to choose your preferred RSS aggregator
  • Subscribe to the RSS Feed using an RSS Aggregator
  • Organise your subscriptions into folders of similar content
  • Use an RSS Reader to preview/read your subscriptions
    • On a Mac I use NetNewsWire
    • On my iPad, iPhone, or Android devices I use the Flipboard and Pulse apps
    • Most RSS Readers will synchronise feeds with your Google Reader subscriptions

#ECE11 Conference Salford Uni Workshop @fredgarnett @thomcochrane

Links to notes and presentations for the Education in a Changing Environment Conference at Salford University, presented by @fredgarnett and @thomcochrane (remotely from New Zealand):

Zoho Docs Comes to the iPad

Zoho Docs Comes to the iPad: ”

zoho150.jpgZoho has brought its popular online productivity tools Zoho Docs to the iPad.

The app is designed to give you mobile access to your Zoho documents, including those created in Zoho Writer, Sheet, Show, and Docs (the word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications). You can also view shared documents via the app.

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(Via Read/WriteWeb.)

Mobile Internet Finally Mainstream?

You know that mobile web 2.0 is finally mainstream when over 50% of a standard issue PC magazine is devoted to mobile computing and mobile web 2.0!

  1. e.g. November 2010 issue of NZ PC World http://www.pcworld.co.nz
  2. Also breaking stories in NZHerald and Newsweek feature mobile:
  3. How the Cell Phone Is Changing the World – Newsweek http://bit.ly/c3bgdG
  4. Smartphone wars in time for Christmas – Technology – NZ Herald News http://t.co/xSHlvxc

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Paper.Li

Paper.Li is a cool way to create a daily ‘newspaper’ from RSS feeds and hashtags.

http://paper.li/

e.g. http://paper.li/tag/mlearn2010

Web 2.0 Meme Map

Web 2.0 Meme Map from Tim OReilly: A nice overview of the core concepts characterising Web 2.0

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_20_meme_map.php

Original: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timoreilly/44349798/

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Vox Migration Plan

As you have probably heard – Vox, our preferred free Blog/eportfolio site is closing down on 30 September. You will need to choose an option to move and export your Vox blogs to either: Typepad, WordPress or Posterous (there is no simple export to Blogger or other Blog hosts beyond these three). The import to Typepad is quick and simple, the WordPress and Posterous import can take several hours.

So – which to choose?

Well there’s really not a lot of difference between Typepad and WordPress anymore, and your choice either way will be fine, however I’ll outline what I see as the key differences (PS, I have, and still use: Blogger since 2004, WordPress since 2006, and Vox since 2007, effectively keeping three copies of blog posts and tweaking each site for different audiences).

Unfortunately none of the current free options provide the range of functionality that made Vox so useful for collaborative student projects, however this can be achieved by using a ‘bricolage’ of tools – i.e. Typepad or WordPress for student blogs, turning on the Auto Tweet option for posts in Typepad & WordPress for creating community and social networking, using RSS subscriptions to follow activity (e.g. using Google Reader), and using Flickr or Picasaweb for hosting and presenting images, and Google Docs for collaborative documents.

Both Typepad and WordPress feature the ability to create static pages associated with your main blog, and their themes are more customisable than Vox with both offering add-on free widgets. They are both also more iPhone/iPad friendly than Vox, and provide limited free blog-view statistics options.

1. Typepad:
http://thomcochrane.typepad.com/

The Typepad import is the easiest.
Typepad includes a ‘follow’ option that is similar to Vox’s ‘neighbourhood’ feature for building online community.
Only the Typepad ‘Micro’ option is free – however the import from Vox feature appears to give free users more feature access than standard Typepad Micro, and is add-free.
Typepad’s more powerful customisation and community tools are paid upgrades.
There are several iPhone/mobile editing apps available for Typepad blogs, but no free iPad editor yet.
The paid Typepad options offer more flexibility than WordPress.

http://www.typepad.com/features/the-right-choice/

Mobile version: http://itypepad.com
Also support for email upload and blogging

2. WordPress:
http://thomcochrane.wordpress.com/

WordPress offers more customisation for free than Typepad, although media hosting for free is limited, including no video (you can still embed YouTube etc in posts for free) – paid upgrades provide video hosting and larger media allowances on WordPress.
There are a couple of free iPad WordPress Blog editing apps available.
Wordpress uses custom embed code for externally hosted media – that can take getting used to.

http://en.wordpress.com/products/

Mobile version: http://m.wordpress.com
Also support for email upload and blogging

So depending on what is most important to you you can choose either Typepad or WordPress and have made a good choice!

The simplest option in my opinion is Typepad Micro.

Hope this helps.

Thom.

Ultimate Collection of Google Related Mac Apps | Mac.AppStorm

Ultimate Collection of Google Related Mac Apps | Mac.AppStorm: “”

(Via .)

A Journey into Constructivsm

A nice read from the developer of Moodle:

http://dougiamas.com/writing/constructivism.html