The nuts and bolts of putting this artifact together contained a few steps and peices of software. Â First, I created a PowerPoint Presentation to serve as the visual component of my presentation. Second, I jotted down a basic outline of what to talk about. Third, I activated screen capture software (http://applian.com/replay-video-capture/) and put the PowerPoint into presentation mode. Fourth, I spoke extemporaneously about the topics on my outline. Â Last, I uploaded the video to my YouTube channel and set it to a creative commons attribution licence.
As to why I went this route…it was what I was familiar with. Â The technical process is the same way I record lectures for my online classes. Â It could have been better if I added a few oral citations, but overall not bad for a 30 minute project.
For this activity we had to learn a little about the different HTML Tags uses. Â We then had to go out into the real world and take pictures of items that linked up. Â Here is my list and descriptions.
<div>: Â I chose a shelf…it divides my plates and glassware.
<blockquote>: Words of others…I chose some kind words from past students (cited of course).
<p>: Paragraphs are basically extended chunks of info on a single topic. Â The back of a product box fits the bill.
<ol>: The nutrition facts of some minute rice are basically an ordered list.
<ul>Okay bear with me here…ul unordered bulleted list…wine rack = bullets, wine is in no specific order 😉
<li> Lunch Meat is the only “list item” I need.
<nav>: My iPhone’s navigation links me to a tasty burger joint.
<menu>: Or I could stay home and order something off this takeout “menu”
<span>: Okay it’s a stretch (hehe) but I think it fits.
<time>: IT IS A CLOCK. Â Ironically it does not work.
<q>: I feel like less products have short promotional quotes on them these days. Â Alas I found one.
After spending a little time playing and researching I came to understand–and confirm my bias–that notepad++ was the far superior player. Â First it seems that “ConText” is no longer being actively developed. Â The last stable version is almost 5 years old. “E Text Editor” on the other hand has some interesting features, but is not as open source as I would like from an editor.
There are a few things I really like about Notepad++. Â First is there open source policy. Â Notepad++ operates under a “GNU General Public License” making their software truly open and free. Â Second I like how light weight the app is. Â It is small simple and gets the job done. Third are the features. Â While there are too many to list here I really dug the tabbed documents, and the way it sorts and organizes html files.
The assignment called for us to create a basic web page by hand. Â In the era of CMS systems its strange to think that at one point this is how all pages were made. Â It was a bit of a challenge to write this out by hand as I haveÂ notoriouslyÂ bad penmanship. Â If I keep things in all caps,Â it usually works out okay. Â I took two attempts to get something thatÂ actuallyÂ looks like it might work.
As part of theÂ Webmaking 101 challenge I am writing a little blog post about myself.
I grew up in the the Southern California town of Redlands.Â After spending several years working in the IT consulting industry, I made the decision to return to school and complete my education.Â Upon graduating from Humboldt State University, Â I made the decision to continue on in my education andÂ pursueÂ advanced degrees in Communication Studies.
The Communication studiesÂ disciplineÂ is diverse and as I have continued my education I have found many interests in it. From those interests I have followed three key research focuses: teachingÂ specialÂ populations of students, social movement studies, and the use of computer-mediated communication in education.
I currently work at both Chico State and Butte Community College. Â One of the things I enjoy about teaching at two institutions is the variety of classes I get to facilitate. This semester I am teaching Argumentation and Debate, Small Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, and intercollegiate Speech and Debate.