How can you create and store evidence of your engagement with different media in the following types of activity on H808?
Contributions to online discussion
- Select and export to MyStuff
- Screen Grab. Date and name.
- Export to word, cut and paste. Store on hard drive.
- Note any references, when accessed and URL
- Cut and paste into PebblePad
- Title and tag for easy search at a later date
Personal blog postings or comments on others’ blogs
- As above
- Or leave them where they are with links to the page(s) concerned.
Contributions to the course wiki
- Link to course wiki where current content, history and edit history can be viewed.
- Screen-grab of edit page
- If not self-evident highlighter tool of contributions made (though this is hardly the point, its a collaborative effort, what your left with on the screen may be minimal if your contribution was to edit) i.e. the history of participation is more important than words you may 'claim' as your own (which you can’t and shouldn't - you wouldn't have written them if you hadn't been prompted by others ... and ohters might have written it if you hadn't) by the end of the thing,
Notes and informal reflections written by hand
- Scan, label, store and back-up (as above)
- Turn hand-drawn mind maps into bubbl-us or Compendium documents.
But why on earth keep all of this stuff?! At what point deos the storing and collating of assets become a neurosis or obsession? What matters is the end result (though not apparently in learning). Once was a time you teacher or tutor knew you were doing the work a) you turned up b) you wrote the essays c) you could talk intelligently on the topic in class and tutorials d) you passed exams e) you submitted a thesis. Do we know need a webcam grab to prove we are sitting at the coputer? An image of us in a library taking out a book?
Examples of formal writing (TMAs, reports, etc.)
- Copy and paste into MyStuff
- Upload into MyStuff as a file
- Put in a file on hard drive.
- Back up specific folder and/or hard drive
Extracts from PowerPoint presentations
- Screen grab, date and label.
- Note any references.
- Cut and paste selected slides, content and notes.
- Download the entire PowerPoint presentation and flag the slides/notes that are of interest
- Store as above. (hard drive, zip, url link, as animation/movie in YouTube)
Extracts from audio presentations
- download as MP3 files
- transcribe and store as text
- store online or offline as a podcast
- Store or link in podcast host such as Podbean
Extracts or screen dumps from websites or video presentations
- download to desktop
- store in any of a variety of video playback tools
Link to YouTube favourites
- link or add to Flickr
- Cut and paste URL with dashboard into your blog or elsewhere online.
Comments from peers and tutors
- Attached to the saved document where the comment(s) occur as a file or cut and paste into MyStuff
- Downloaded onto hard-drive and saved/backed-up to zip drive.
- Save/export selection into MyStuff, label, include access date and tag.
Extracts from published sources (images, newspaper/magazine stories etc.).
- Linked or flagged in proprietary webpage
- downloaded as text or saved as HTML
- Scan and load as JPEG in any photo gallery (Kodak Easy Share, Picasa, Flickr, Tumblr etc
Gordon. I had exactly this problem and still don't feel confident about it at all so I do one of two things:
Simply cut and paste the entire URL into you blog entry, it works, even it isn't very neat.
Click on the 'Tree' icon up there in the toolbox and follow the instructions to link to a URL. I think there are two parts to this, first ploading the URL to the OU platform, and then making a selection from the list of links that you in time assemble in your own 'file.'
You can turn text or a title into a 'clickable' button that takes you to this link rather than revealing the entire HTML code ... something I thought I could do ten years ago, but is currently beyond me!
Sorry if this isn't clear, I'm no tech person, quite the opposite.
Good luck! Jonathan