This week we were tasked with creating a video using Mozilla PopcornMaker to create a remix to describe one of the Edtech Cheat Sheet terms. Remixes involve taking someone else’s work and reworking it to create new meanings. With the advent of the internet and easy-to-use technology, remixes have become a commonplace occurrence. They can offer the opportunity to add to a conversation on a subject or create something entirely new by changing the context. As a graphic designer, I struggle with the idea of a remix and using other people’s work. It is a slippery slope when you start borrowing other people’s work even with permission. This is why it’s hard to convince student’s that you can’t just take someone’s photo and use it in their project (or worse download the entire project).
My chosen term is eLearning. I am currently an eLearning instructor at my college and I am also an eLearning student through the MAET program. I understand the term well. I wanted to convey the meaning of the word including why people choose that method for education. eLearning is more than just a method of learning. It is about convenience, the ability to set your own pace, and the ability to schedule it when you are available. It helps make education more accessible to people it may not previously have had the opportunity. It is also still in transition as we figure out how to best use and incorporate technology into the experience.
I did not find Mozilla PopcornMaker difficult to use. I was only frustrated because I am used to the level of control from Adobe Premiere or even iMovie. This offered only minimal control, but was easy to use in almost no time. I wish I had the control to fix the typography to my liking, but it will suffice. The program definitely has potential in the classroom to be a quick way to create a video.
Video Video at – https://kkrcmarik.makes.org/popcorn/1i7w
Resources for Video
“Kaplan International Center Whittier College, LA.” Flickr. Yahoo!, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaplaninternational/100354307/>.
N.d. Photograph. Web. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABrisbane_Nighttime_Skyline.jpg>.
N.d. Photograph. Web. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seven_Sisters_daytime.jpg>.
N.d. Photograph. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Inside_a_Harvard_Business_School_classroom.jpeg>.
N.d. Photograph. Web. <http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/39IJzbAAVbvpRB1KmJutwQ>.
“Intro to eLearning.” YouTube. YouTube, 19 June 2013. Web. 25 Oct. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBtNm1grK-w>.
“Learn e-learning.” YouTube. YouTube, 7 May 2013. Web. 25 Oct. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgy2SH4qJEs>.
“Online Learning Orientation Series – Episode_02: E-Learning Platforms.” YouTube. YouTube, 30 June 2013. Web. 25 Oct. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29jbUIQ5-Zo>.
“Studying From Textbooks (music included).” YouTube. YouTube, 3 Apr. 2012. Web. 25 Oct. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIQ4uJKGWCE>.