Saturday, June 23, 2007

Design Expertise Meets Creative Commons

An effective presentation created by Karl Fisch became a powerful video with the help of has now been transformed into an even more compelling video. Thanks to Xplane for their design expertise. This is a fantastic model of beneficial collaboration through creative commons.

Compare the new version of Did You Know/Shift Happens with the older version.

Older version:

Quote from the video: "The original version of this presentation was created for a Colorado (USA) high school staff of 150 in August of 2006 to start a conversation about what our students need to be successful in the 21st century. By June 2007 it had started more than 5 million conversations around the world."

For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit

Le Grand Content

You can use Powerpoint to answer all the questions of the universe including the meaning of life. Who knew? Thanks to D'Arcy Norman.

Seriously, this film by Clemens Kogler is a very interesting piece.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Insomnia and Student Videos

At the NMC conference, Apple screened the winner of their video contest for students where all videos were made in 24 hours. Phenomenal. View them here:

Saturday, June 02, 2007

YouTube as Learning Platform

Today I've been exploring instructional videos that are available on YouTube. There are a phenomenal number of really excellent ones. The two I've embedded here about wikis. The first explains what a wiki is and why you would use one. The second shows how to edit with Wikimedia which is the wiki software we use at Otis and the one used by Wikipedia.