New Learning

August 3, 2007

Something old and something new

Filed under: Uncategorized — kevhickeyuk @ 1:16 pm

November 03, 2006

Earlier this week we had to prepare some content for an online newsletter. There was discussion on podcasts or video content.  In the end we took some photos and used Microsoft’s free photostory 3 application.  I had never heard of it before but found it really easy to use and created a really professional looking presentations.  Here’s a quick clip I made in less than 10 mins.

I have given up trying to embed the video clip so here is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUgGIkRW2mY

Another site I have found this week was http://www.whatwashere.com/ .  This is a pilot which uses a google map of Liverpool, with various flags. Each flag contains a photo, story or question about that position at a certain point in history. The flags can be fiktered by century or even decade.  I hope the pilot is a success it seem a great way of using google maps.

 

I was very impressed by a new build project I saw recently at a FE college.  I had a tour of their Learning Resource Centre where they had including colour-coded subject areas, small group work areas created by clever positioning of the bookcases, a large plasma screen showing teletext headlines, low level shelving, hmv style music station with headphones and a  stationary/gift shop at the entrance.

It appears that the reason they got it so right was because the staff who work there made sure their voice was heard loud and clear at every stage of the project.  The main tip was never assume the senior management and architects know what is needed, and never assume they will ask.

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