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A talk about the experience of using Flickr and Blipfoto to do the photo a day project, and what lessons might be in it for higher education.

A talk about the experience of using Flickr and Blipfoto to do the photo a day project, and what lessons might be in it for higher education.

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  • 1. What I learnt from a photo a day Martin Weller
  • 2. The rules• Take a photo every day for a year• Upload to flickr, or blip• You must take it• It must be taken on that date• You can upload at a later date
  • 3. I need structure
  • 4. Being forced to do something has benefits
  • 5. And negatives
  • 6. I didn’t learn much about photography
  • 7. I need to get out more
  • 8. It’s unpredictable
  • 9. I’m a coward
  • 10. The whole is important
  • 11. The best camera is the one you have on you
  • 12. The best camera is the one you take with you
  • 13. You see the world differently
  • 14. And look for stories
  • 15. Sometimes it’s about the photograph
  • 16. Sometimes it’s about the day
  • 17. Sometimes it’s about just doing it
  • 18. Different sites have different context
  • 19. Some fun related things • Dailyshoot • Flickr pecha kucha • Flickr 5 story • DS106
  • 20. Is there anything we can take from it? • It’s not in competition with formal ed • It can be complementary to it • Structure & informality gets you so far • The community, social aspect is a strong motivating factor
  • 21. What other activities might it apply to? • Literature, poetry • Films • Music • Flora and fauna • Learn a thing a day…
  • 22. 10 min Activity• Devise a photo assignment• AND/OR• Come up with a similar activity in a different domain
  • 23. To consider:• Can we take lessons in motivation?• Assessment isn’t necessary• Light social connections are effective