CLONMEL HOTSPOT -- An energetic group of second year multimedia degree students have drafted ideas for an electronic yearbook and I need to constrain its development because of the time required to produce it. Their ideas are really impressive, especially their observations about how to manage the difficulty of the second year through an offering of a digital resource, like a yearbook. As Claire Griffin observes, "Any course in any college could have a yearbook but not necessarily a digital one."
- Liam Burke traces the deliverable from mission statement to strapline to several main points.
- Claire Griffin points out several compelling reasons why it's essential to compile a yearbook for prospective second year multimedia degree students.
- Sharon Fitzgerald thinks the bare minimum is "a photograph of each class member accompanied by some information. It could be a strapline, a poem, basically it will be anything that they feel describes them." Sharon also offers suggestions for six major sections of the yearbook.
- Tom Heffernan believes pictures are paramount. He outlines ways to target the yearbook's content.
- Nicola Corboy extracts ideas from each of the six modules and also suggests using a Wiki to finalise the content and concept.
- Caroline McNamara draws a link between blogging, an electronic yearbook and work placement.
- Damien Morrissey explains how a digital yearbook would benefit the revision process.
- Fiona Ni Cheirin lists 10 things a person should know before starting a multimedia degree and suggests soliciting such a list from each student.
- Mary Nugent suggests including "my best memory" in the yearbook.
- Eddie Whelan offers the most diverse ideas in the fewest words, including a need to harvest hard-to-find images, include forms for scholarships, and the need for an on-board search engine.
Liam Burke -- "From mission statement to digital yearbook"
Claire Griffin -- "Yearbook"
Sharon Fitzgerald -- "Digital Yearbook"
Nicola Corboy -- "Wiki and Yearbook"
Tom Heffernan -- "Targeting a digital yearbook"
Caroline McNamara -- "Yearbook, blogging and work experience"
Damien Morrissey -- "In the digital yearbook"
Fiona Ni Cheirin -- "What should be in the digital yearbook"
Mary Nugent -- "Yearbook Memories"
Eddie Whelan -- "Some things are hard to find."