Choosing technology


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A sample from our UBC student toolkits

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  • Question 1: With this project, I need to be able to...
  • Question 2: Based on my requirements the best tools for my project are...
  • Question 3: I am good at/ I enjoy - writing/editing - working with images/photography - designing websites that engage people - documenting life events on video - having conversations: asking people about their work/life
  • Question 4: I need my work/project to be: - private (with a password option to share with people of my choice) - public (for anyone on the web to view)
  • Question 5: Based on what you’ve learned in this toolkit, what tool will you select to support your project?
  • Choosing technology

    1. 1. <ul><li>Feeling overwhelmed by the choice of tools for your project? </li></ul>...we’ll help you narrow down the options based on what you need to do and also equip you with a few resources to help you do it. Flickr Sammy 0716 Don’t worry...
    2. 2. Answer the questions as we go along to figure out what type of technology is right for your project! Deciding which technology fits your task is a process. Flickr FotoBart
    3. 3. Step 1 <ul><li>Get clear idea of what you need to do... </li></ul>These are the requirements for your project. Let’s start with those. My Project Must Be collaborative discussed expressive images audio video shared private interviews public examples directions edited visual creative many perspectives
    4. 4. Step 2 <ul><li>Explore your options </li></ul>Click on the mindmap to open in a new tab and explore your options based on your requirements.
    5. 5. Step 3 <ul><li>Consider your skills and interests </li></ul>Choosing an approach that will let you shine is less of an uphill battle Flickr leif Flickr gtwigs Flickr Rob Blatt
    6. 6. writing/editing Some of the tools or approaches that support writing and editing are wikis, blogs, and mindmapping tools that can help you form your ideas. Check out the resources in Go Further for more ideas <ul><li>With wikis you can collaborate to create a great resource </li></ul><ul><li>With blogs you can to post topics of your choice on a virtual space to facilitate discussion </li></ul><ul><li>With mindmaps you can create outlines and plan out your project in a visually engaging manner </li></ul>Creating a blog, wiki or mindmap
    7. 7. working with images/ photography Create a Digital Story You might want to piece together a digital story using photos and images that you create. Flickr has some great options for photo storage and slideshows. Flickr Timm Suess Check out the resources in Go Further for links
    8. 8. designing websites Flickr digitalrob70 Design an engaging blog Blogs are a great way to design an interesting site, and with the help of a template to get you started, it is also really simple! If you are a good writer, have stories to share on a theme, and know how to start a conversation, check out UBC Blogs in the Go Further section. If you are doing a presentation and don’t want to use the same old powerpoint, you’ll also want to check out Prezi! Check out the resources in Go Further for links
    9. 9. Flickr Sheila Steele If you like the editing process and want to try making a video, learn how to with our Video Toolkit (in the Go Further section) and borrow some equipment from the Learning Commons. Document your story on video Videos allow you to show , not tell your story, which can often highlight your main point while captivating your audience Check out the resources in Go Further for links
    10. 10. Flickr smiling_da_vinci How about a podcast? All you’ll need is some basic recording tool, such as your laptop or smartphone with a recording option, and then you can bring your art of conversation to life. Check out our Podcasting Toolkit in the Go Further section for some tips and getting started information. Podcasts allows you to introduce your concept in a conversational, personalized manner. Check out the resources in Go Further for links
    11. 11. Step 4 <ul><li>Do you want to keep your work private with password access for your instructor/classmates? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want your work to reside on the web as an open resource for all to see and others to build/comment on? </li></ul>Decide who sees your work Flickr loop_oh vs Flickr theapoc Consider:
    12. 12. private Blogging with UBCBlogs If you are using a UBCBlog, you can set privacy options according to your preference. The UBCWiki, however, is not private, it is open for editing by anyone with a CWL. On any other tool (Flickr, YouTube, etc) there are usually privacy options that you can choose for your account. Just be sure there is an option for your instructor to view your project. Flickr Maurice Koop
    13. 13. public If you want your work to be public, shareable and viewable by anyone on the web then this is the option for you! You may want to review guidelines for publishing on the Digital tattoo site. Refer to the Go Further section for the link Flickr maebmij Create a UBCWiki page
    14. 14. Just Remember... ... if you are signing up to a web service that is hosted in the U.S., you’ll want to take note of the privacy policies before you give over your personal information. The U.S. has a different view of privacy than we do in Canada. More on protecting your personal i nformation across borders... Flickr twicepix Find links on privacy in the Go Further section.
    15. 15. Share your experience with other students by leaving a comment It’s time to choose the tool for your project Flickr ÇP
    16. 16. References <ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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