SINCE IRELAND APPEARS to be on the path of increasing incidences of COVID, I'm planning interventions that take students outside or following steps to open exterior doors even as the temperatures drop. The science supports my interventions.
EVEN THOUGH I can support students in their acclamation of the value of remote learning, the default position at my university is to learn inside our four walls (with the windows and doors wide open to fight COVID, of course). I surveyed students about what they found most useful while learning remotely for more than a year. I think many of their ideas will serve them well in their pursuit of lifelong learning.
THANKS TO HELPFUL analytics, I learn how students use the Sharepoint Sites that connect our university academic modules to Microsoft Teams and Moodle.
Big Reveal: Students use our electronic assets before sunrise to rewind academic materials. The screenshot shows (1) students are accessing Sharepoint assets between 2AM and 4AM and (2) there is an upward trend in people using Sharepoint's links to find lecture notes, audio clips, video files, and assessment materials.
WE ARE BACK on the Clonmel Digital Campus and enjoying an exceptionally reliable suite of online support services. Since this is the first time a new cohort of students has met me, I think it's important to offer a quick overview of the online spaces I use when teaching Media Writing to creatives.
I HAVE AN OBSERVER (pictured) who watches most of what I create during our emergency remote teaching sessions on our kitchen table. And I have collaborators online who use Airtable while iterating their content into distinct channels. This blog post is my first attempt to see if it's possible to use mobile phones to dynamically track media texts as they evolve from PowerPoint decks to Spotify segments to embedded content on LinkedIn and short videos on Twitter. Along the way the recorded content will percolate up onto YouTube and WordPress for review by a leading author and for reuse by younger students following similar academic programmes.
This is a skunkworks project and content won't be in place until June 3, 2021.
FOR YEARS I've watched snippets from Dave Winer scroll through my feed readers and learned from them. I think it's important to be able to share quickly (like many do on Twitter or Instagram) while also saving important snippets inside your own space like I try to do with a 23 year old blog I have. So I am going to try to scrape and share daily snippets from my Zettelkasten and from my Flickr photostream. I've started saving screenshots of life, such as the reference to a Ryanair advertisement I spotted on the way into my local Tesco supermarket.