Thursday, February 15, 2007

Featured Vlogs from February 12

We've been in class for four weeks now, and students have gone through the process of setting up a blog, powering it with a Feedburner feed, and adding video via their accounts. We'll be continuing to work on blog customization, but for now we just want to get the process in motion. Each student was asked to post a video incorporating Direct Address this week. Here are some exciting results of this assignment. Please explore the Nervosas links to see the rest.

HemoBlog Arizona by Peter

A vlog that helps young people with hemophilia make the transition to adulthood and becoming responsible for managing their life long health care options.

Think Like a Nurse by Margaret

This vlog will serve as a resource of practical strategies to facilitate the development of critical thinking skills in student nurses.

Vlog Me, I Love It by Dale

A vlog from a Photoshop expert. There can be no explanation for this one. You just have to see it.

Wandering Attention! by Shane

Things that strike Shane's fancy. This is his intro video.

What's Web 2.0?

Web 2.0: The Web Is Us/ing Us

Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, made this hugely popular video that succinctly expresses what we mean by the term Web 2.0. It's appropriate to revlog it here as we begin our own exploration of Web 2.0 technologies in our attempts to forge more people-centric connections. Let the Web unite us.

Alternately, see the video in context on YouTube.

Monday, February 12, 2007

WebCam Test

This is a test of the vlogademia nervosa system. This is only a test. Do not panic.

We got web cams in the classroom to enable students who do not own video recording devices to create video for their class vlogs. This is just me demonstrating the process of video capture/compression/posting.