27. November 2007 · Comments Off on Cake and Champagne · Categories: My personal learning journey

Originally uploaded by joannamkay

Wow, hard to believe that the edna 10th birthday celebration is over. There were certainly some technical challenges, but nothing we weren’t able to puzzle through. I’ll be publishing audio and video as soon as I can — audio will be an episode of E-learning Insights (http://podcasts.edna.edu.au). Thanks again to everyone involved in making this event a success — I really learned the value of networks and friends.

26. November 2007 · Comments Off on T-25 and counting · Categories: edna10, Events

Alrighty – it’s about a day and a bit to go until our triple header of live event, Second Life event and Live Classroom event to celebrate edna’s 10th birthday. 

We’ve tried to make information available in as many places as possible –

Plus the fantastic people who have been getting the word out amd making it all possible.
If you can’t make it on the day, we hope to record the presentations made in the education.au offices and make them available as one half-hour episode of E-learning Insights.

If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to E-learning Insights via RSS, podcast or by email – http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/news/podcast/eli

Originally uploaded by kerryank

I’m noticing a real difference between how I use photos from my phone vs. my camera.

With my phone, it’s about sharing a moment in time. The focus is on the sharing, not the image quality (although they aren’t all as blurry as this one).

With my camera, the focus is on the image and getting results I feel capture what I felt was beautiful about the scene. Both are valuable to me in terms of expressing myself.

If I’d taken this image with my camera, I would never have put it up on Flickr – it is not in focus, the colours are off, the framing is a bit off.

With my phone – I love the fact I caught Buster with his tail out all excited, standing on tip toe, his chubby body stretched to its limit and, unable to resist, the paw extended ready to grab what he can. It’s not as pretty as other shots I have of him, but it’s far more emotive.

22. November 2007 · Comments Off on edna10 the twitter channel · Categories: edna10, Events, Second Life, Technologies

I’ve created a Twitter channel for the edna 10th birthday celebrations.  The address is: http://twitter.com/edna10

The RSS feed subscription link is:  http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/10456232.rss

I’ve also created a Facebook event and two Facebook Groups (these by accident, I should have created events darn it)…

21. November 2007 · Comments Off on edna in Second Life · Categories: edna10, My personal learning journey, Second Life, Technologies, Web sites

edna in SLA birthday party in Second Life and Live Classroom plus a real live Thanksgiving dinner for 18 people this weekend and a newly released podcast episode with four interviews cut together — I think I need a third life this week!

It’s going to make for an interesting case study (the SL event, not Thanksgiving- although I do the world’s best mashies) when all is said and done.

What I am undertaking to do is take the audio from presentations being made here in our HQ in Dulwich, South Australia, feed the audio through a mixing desk and send it out to Second Life and to Live Classroom, an online web conferencing tool that Kerrie Smith will be hosting in a special edna Sandpit Group set up for those who don’t have the hardware and/or internet speed to participate in SL.

I’ll also be recording it and will hopefully turn around a podcast the next day for E-learning Insights.

My avatar will “channel” the audio into SL and I’ll also flip through a slide show of images so the crowd doesn’t get too bored with watching me stand there on stage with green audio soundwaves coming out of my head.

Many thanks to the Fang for his suggestions on audio set-ups and the really darned handy World Time Clock web site where I’ve created a fixed URL for our event start time, a whole lot of thanks to Lindy McKeown for making her island of Terra Icognita available for the event, and to our programmers Loch Harlan and Selina of HSZ in the states.

After the presentations in Second Life, the band Space Junky will perform in-world and there will be dancing, virtual cake and champagne and edna t-shirts produced by “Uncle” Dave Wallace who will be on hand to guide the newbies toward enlightenment.

Whew! A lotta link love there – but all very much deserved. I’ll let you know how it all went and will try to Flickr, Twitter too…

If you would like to attend either online event, visit the 10th birthday page on the edna web site: http://www.edna.edu.au/10birthday