Monday, January 22, 2007

Welcome to Vlogademia Nervosa

You've arrived at the central web page for the Spring 2006 Phoenix College course on videoblogging. We meet Monday nights from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the PC Downtown campus. I'm the instructor, Cheryl Colan, and soon you'll meet the rest of the class. There are no prerequisites for taking this course, so you'll need to bear with us as we learn to shoot, capture and edit video, compress it for the web, and get it into a blog. Once the students pick their themes and get rolling, this site will link to their vlogs and feature some of their episodes.

We have a very exciting group, including several Maricopa Community Colleges faculty. I think you'll enjoy what they produce, and I know I'll enjoy seeing them evolve as vloggers.

For the first night of class, we brainstormed names for this class vlog, and eventually voted for Vlogademia Nervosa, which reflects our current state of mind. We're learning to vlog in an academic setting, and we're a little nervous about this whole new videoblogging thing. Join us on our journey of discovery.