Friday, January 21, 2011
DS 106 Digital Storytelling Week 2
I still haven't thought of a 30 second story. Did you all see that "My Name is Earl" episode(3.5) where Earl is in prison in a creative writing class and can't think of a story to write while all of his friends can? Talk about writer's block! (Annoying commercials - but the episode is here: http://www.tbs.com/video/index.jsp?oid=207121) This week's assignment is fool around with one's blog and add some things - and listen to Gardner Campbell talk at http://testing.andyrush.net/gardner-campbell/. He reminisces about getting started with personal computers and finally gets the power of the Internet and interconnectedness when he starts blogging in 2004. I remember going to the computer lab on campus and using Bitnet and whatever and getting involved in discussions - and people you didn't even know would answer you! (It also means that your digital footprint is out there...) Related: Last night I went to an online session that the UMUC MDE (Masters in Distance Education and E-Learning) program did on e-relationships developed among women involved in the program - and some of us commented that Facebook helped us stay in touch with each other. I'm also following some of the MDErs on Twitter. The tools help!