A Couple of Essays on GIFs Mashable History of GIFs The Doctrine of the Similar (GIF GIF GIF) Early 8Bit GIFs Signage – Early Vernacular of Navigation Pointers and Construction pages Welcome to My Site Hobbies and Personal Interests (animated clip art) Tools, Music, Pets, Cars, Flag-Waving Early Cultural Remixes Hammer Time! Chicken Explodes Bill […]
Teaching and Learning
With the help of Tim Owens and Hippiehosting.org, York College is for the first time starting a semester of ds106 with every single student up with their own domain in the FIRST WEEK! It’s hard to describe how great this has been as in typical semesters I have at least ten or so students out […]
Some MOOCs are wicked scary, but even more horrifying when turned into an animated movie poster. This is a Riff a GIF of David Kernohan’s Day of the MOOC poster for the Horror of the MOOCs assignment. Remixing other people’s work in ds106 is one of the best things to do to show your love.
After having created a few GIF assignments to help seed the DS106 GIFfest which officially started today, I needed to get a submission done! Andrew Forgrave’s GIF the DS106 came to mind with my third semester of teaching DS106 ending tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how many York College students have been working through the ds106 assignment bin creating so […]
The WOPR, the fictional military supercomputer featured in the film War Games. It was given the job of monitoring nuclear missile silos after too many Air Force missileers refused to launch during a live fire exercise. They figured it would be better to let a supercomputer oversee nuclear apocalypse – let the technology do the job […]
During class today we began discussing the remix generator and remix cards as part of this week’s assignments. I created the example, “What Is Culture For You?? [Remixed]: Dr Suess It,” and under the original assignment I found Mis-tery’s trip to Ethiopia. I would have loved to read more about the trip, as it looks […]
I made a presentation today about eportfolio and assessment for York College’s annual day of assessment conference. The problem was I showed up with a conversation about eportfolio and a bunch of animated GIFs (see below) and everyone else showed up with graphs, charts, and numbers. When my colleague asked me to talk to faculty […]
It’s been almost two years since I first discovered DS106, the open-online course created at the University of Mary Washington (UMW). And a year since I took my first York College students through the experience (a crazy humbling one for myself). In the Fall 2011 semester UMW decided not to formally run a ds106 course, […]
When I started at York College eleven years ago supporting the edtech department (aside – holy crap this is the longest job I’ve ever held), I was given the opportunity to look at a proposal for a communications technology major that had been dormant since 1991. At first I was, “huh what’s communications technology, it’s […]
I created this example Wiggle Stereoscope for class today. Below is a tutorial about how to make a Wiggle Stereoscopic image (ok this isn’t really a stereoscope image just a two frame animated GIF, but the technique is the same) and how to post your first Visual Assignment to DS106.