May 23, 2010
Human self-expression and communication through art can be dated back to 32,000 years ago with the earliest of cave paintings. ROCKiTspace is a non-profit organization dedicated to making music and art available to its Beacon Hill, Seattle community.
In this three-part video interview Jessie McKenna discusses their vision of becoming a community hub and services, which range from a full music practice music and art studio to hypnotherapy workshops. She also discusses how they built their online community using Ning. Much of their equipment was donated by community members, such as a Rhodes keyboard from Day Moon Press across the street.
***ROCKiTspace is also sponsoring a Beacon Rocks! live music summer concert series next to the new (beautiful) Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.
What is ROCKiTspace?
Building an Online Community with Ning
Tour of ROCKiTspace
January 25, 2010
With so many training folks on Twitter, I created a “Hello my Name is” Twitter sticker for attendees to wear and make the Twitter name exchange must faster.
Jeff Tillett and I will be handing these out at our presentation on using rapid video with training (session TH305TI), which will include three hands-on workshop stations with real equipment and props.
Feel free to download and print this 3”x5” Twitter sticker to write your Twitter user name.
See you at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010!
September 29, 2008
Technology can be used to amplify, enhance and extend how we share information. We can engage in one-to-many conversations using mobile devices and share real-time video using tools like Qik. Not since the invention of the printing press, has the world seen such a revolutionary shift in communication.
While reading Problogger, I found this inspirational video showing how Glenda Watson Hyatt uses blogging to connect with people in a very revolutionary way. Glenda is a web accessibility consultant who was tasked to investigate the accessiblity of the blogging platform WordPress. She describes the evolution her written word from email to “hitting the publish button” for her first blog post.
September 17, 2008
I will be attending the I wish I was going to the K12 Online Conference to check out Mathew Needleman’s Film School for Video Podcasters presentation. It looks very hands on, practical and what is the f-word…oh yeah, FUN! As with any craft, film theory can make a world of difference when it comes to the final reel. Whether it be tips like the 180 rule, shot selection or using a well executed montage, technique can enhance the experience, or (if used incorrectly) distract from it.
If you are into eLearning and are planning to attend the next eLearning Guild DevLearn08 in San Jose this November, come by a presentation/workshop that I am presenting with collegue, George Aston, called “Getting Hi-fi with Low-fi!”, in which we will cover using simple and cheap video props with solid film theory to create effective video learning experiences.
The writing is on the wall, regular people are getting their hands on easy to use tools to create and deliver video…aka user generated video content. Besides marketing specialists and social media enthusiasts, eLearning professionals can also benefit from not only harnessing the (video) power of their organization, but also getting their return on investiment from rapidly developed content.
Here is a presentation video preview from Mathew’s blog:
A few sections in Mathew’s presentation video preview totally remind of the movie Be Kind Rewind, which has a bunch of movie remake gems with Jack Black and Mos Def.
July 31, 2008
As always, Common Craft develop excellent video eLearning content. Keep them coming craft!!! Check out their “short guide to understanding the basics of the US election process”. Please Digg it if you have the time.