6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Adobe Photoshop has enabled me to create advanced documents. I used this software to create my front cover and contents page. I used various tools that where not available to me in other software. Photoshop is quick and easy to use. Before I started this course, I had no experience with Photoshop, however with the help of YouTube tutorials, I have been able to use Photoshop to a high level.
I used my Blackberry Bold 9700 Smartphone to take various images which i included in my preliminary task. I also used this phone to record my research videos. The camera quality is at a good standard. This software is easy to use and very quick. I have realised that there are not many limitations of choosing which software to use for various parts of this course.
Throughout my entire course, i have used blogger to record different stages in my coursework. I have never used a blog as part of coursework before, however I found it to be very easy to manage. BlogSpot requires internet connection, therefore I managed to become distracted at times.
I used my own dell laptop when at home, to continue blogging and also develop my documents further. I had the ability to use software which is not available in school. I found working with my own laptop. Enabled me to concentrate more.
I used facebook to gain feedback for my documents. I had many of my peers on facebook, therefore they could view my document and comment. Facebook is a quick and easy source of gaining feedback.
Slide share has enabled me to upload various PowerPoint presentations and documents to my blog. This software has been an important component in my coursework. It is very easy to use, giving me the choice of using the html to upload the file onto my blog post or upload my file in a brand new blog post.
I have used this memory stick in order to save and upload documents on my home laptop and the school computers. I could have sent myself the documents by email, however by using a usb stick, i have made the process quicker and easier.
YouTube has been a quick way of uploading videos to my blog. I made three videos, two of them I uploaded straight to my blog, however I realised the process was taking too long. Therefore for my third video, i uploaded it to YouTube, then uploading it to my blog which was quicker and easier.
I decided to purchase this software in order to create my double page spread because earlier on in the year our media class went on a trip to BBC studios. Whilst we were there, we had the ability to create double page spreads using Adobe In design. Therefore I thought this would enable me to create an advanced document. The interface is easy to understand.