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Digital Literacy


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Digital Literacy

  1. 1. DIGITAL LITERACY 09 By Sam Dolan
  2. 2. What have i learned in the lectures?
  3. 3. Week 2: Software Hardware Networking Link to Digital Literacy page – on Blackboard Workshop tutorial times: Beginners 10.30 – 12.00 Intermediate 1.30 – 3.00 Advanced 3.00 – 4.30
  4. 4. <ul><li>Week 3: The digital image </li></ul><ul><li>Photographic image </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrative image </li></ul><ul><li>Moving image </li></ul><ul><li>Digitally-enhanced image </li></ul><ul><li>Analogue image (digitally archived) </li></ul><ul><li>Http// </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Week 4: Common file formats </li></ul><ul><li>Jpeg/jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Joint photographic expert group </li></ul><ul><li>Medium size </li></ul><ul><li>Tiff/f </li></ul><ul><li>- Tagged image file format -Large size </li></ul><ul><li>Gif </li></ul><ul><li>-Graphics interchangeable format </li></ul><ul><li>-Small </li></ul><ul><li>Psd </li></ul><ul><li>-Photoshop document </li></ul><ul><li>-Large </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Large files (300 dpi ) </li></ul><ul><li>-Are good when archiving an image, printing an image, and you have plenty of storage space. </li></ul><ul><li>Small files (72 dpi ) </li></ul><ul><li>Are good when emailing files, putting things online, and when you lack storage space. </li></ul><ul><li>Compression </li></ul><ul><li>- When a file format is making your image small it applies compression. </li></ul><ul><li>-Compression removes some of the data from your file – loses quality. </li></ul><ul><li>-Removes different amounts of data – different quality levels. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Week 5: Word processing (Hardware/software) Online software: Access in a browser Access anywhere with an Internet connection Access from any computer Collaborate with others Can be slower, dependant on the Internet connection Uses: Referencing with section or page numbers Footnote numbering Important info about presentation: When you are working on an academic paper, the presentation must be impeccable. Formatting enhances the appearance and readability of the document. Readers can focus on the ideas you present in your paper. and not distracted by formatting inconsistencies.
  8. 8. Handy websites: -For researching: http:// / (dictionary) http:// / (encyclopedia) http:// / (search engine) www.chicagomanual/ (referencing) - For artists: http:// / (NZ arts info) / (saatchi gallery) /modern/ (tate) Some online software: Google notebook (online) Adobe buzzword (online) Open office (download)
  9. 9. Formatting + Graphic design: Keep it simple Take things away, don't add more Steal! Use other sources for inspiration Large/small fonts: Too big/small can affect readability Times new roman 12 is defult Avoid fancy/exotic fonts for text body One font is usually enough A sans-serif font can be easier to read and may be appropriate for titles or section headings Keep it simple and to a minimum
  10. 10. What have i learned in the workshops?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Week 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Listed software programmes and their functions: </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop – Image manipulation and presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft PowerPoint – Slide shows and presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer – Web access </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Media Player – play digital media (videos/music etc) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Week 3: Uploaded images form a digital camera: For example: H:MyDocumentsDigitalLiteracy09picture001ashlyn.jpg
  13. 13. Week 4: We scanned an image and saved it as a .psd (large file) and a .jpg (small file). For example:
  14. 14. <ul><li>Week 5: </li></ul><ul><li>We learnt about different text editing software programmes: </li></ul><ul><li>Open office (download) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Buzzword (online) </li></ul><ul><li>And we made a C.V: </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum vitae - Samantha Mary Dolan </li></ul><ul><li>31/03/1991 </li></ul><ul><li>183 Forbury Road </li></ul><ul><li>St Clair </li></ul><ul><li>Dunedin </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>03)4562349 </li></ul><ul><li>0273782565 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>CAREER AIM Successful Personal Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>EDUACATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bayfield High School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NCEA level one </li></ul><ul><li>NCEA level two </li></ul><ul><li>NCEA level three </li></ul><ul><li>University Entrance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Otago Polytechnic - School of Art (Bachelor of Visual Arts) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major - Printmaking </li></ul><ul><li>Minor – Jewellery </li></ul><ul><li>…… etc </li></ul>