MY PRESENTATION (14-minute video) to the e-learning summer school (#ELSS10) with the Dublin Higher Education Alliance sparked some questions that I will answer in a separate blog post. Below the break, I cite the primary resources that I use to create multimedia content as a third level lecturer in Tipperary Institute.
With more than 1000 Qik clips made (I've discarded more than 200), I believe Qik's reliability and easy access make it worthy of my highest recommendation.
This is truly social audio and easy to tap and use on my Android phone. I'm audioboo.fm/topgold.
I get a lot of value out of this photo-sharing site and I enjoy the flexibility it gives me since I can upload images and videos directly from my mobile phone to my Flickr account by using O2's over the air 3G network.
This handy program lets me produce short videos and screencasts by making it simple to combine different media objects.
I put my highest-quality clips over onto my Blip.tv collection since its system has proven to be the friendliest for playing back clips on a variety of sources.
I've been using Soundforge as my main audio editor for nearly a decade and I just keep upgrading it.
Dell M2400 laptop with NVidio card
I've been gifted with speed since moving up to the Dell Precision M2400. It has 4GB of RAM and 500 GB of HDD space. Plus it can do many things without plugging in any external items. All those features mean I can actually get an extra hour of work done every day. The laptop is the singlemost improvement to my working life this year.
Online Meeting Rooms
I can't beat the synchronous video and audio service offered by Online Meeting Rooms, especially the new way we can automatically record our sessions. We'll increase our number of guest lectures as a result of online meeting sessions.
Speak a tweet and you'll use 12-15 seconds. Record a video tweet with 12seconds.tv and you might deliver a more potent message. That's what I'm trying to do with my 12-second clips.
I started Irish.Typepad.com in June 2003 because I was interested in the way James Corbett and Euan Semple were using the service. Typepad has proven to be the most reliable web host I've ever used. It's certainly the least expensive and the service with the greatest amount of storage.
I like Cool Iris because it gives me a simple way to make a zooming effect with a collection of images. It's used in the e-learning week video to show samples of student work.
PhotosynthWithout buying an expensive panoramic camera, Photosynth can stitch together hundreds of images into a mosaic that easily spins and turns and zooms with user inputs.
Direct link to http://www.insideview.ie/files/tricking-them-to-read.mp3 and to the video.