EDC MOOC response

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  1. cmeckenstock February 7, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    I love this presentation.

  2. Giraf87 February 7, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    This is great, and such a super pun on the silence of the MOOC discussion, yet reflecting on the very loud comments that are being made. I love the use of sound, the train is very effective (a favourite in many great movies). The end offers a moment of contemplation, indeed we should all reflect on our learning every day. Super!

  3. Steph Carr February 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Brilliant. I love the analogy with transport and movement.

  4. sbayne February 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Great job. I really like the way you use the different soundscapes. You mirror a lot of the EDC MOOC film clips in the way you put nature and technology in opposition to each other here. The first half of your film is all about immersion in a noisy ‘terminal’ space of mobility with no destination; the second half is all about the silence and tranquility of a ‘natural’ peace and sense of arrival. I think it works really well, though I’m not sure how well the nature/culture binary actually survives the shift into a world where the ‘natural’ is continually challenged by technological shift – this is what we begin to cover in the MOOC next week, if you have time to dip in. I think you’ve done a really good job of creating a sense of how the week has been on the MOOC though, and I really enjoyed watching this!

  5. Phil Devine February 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Love the use of sound… But I do get a little hung up on words as graphics if not represented as a picture – think I would have liked to hear your voice. Maybe something to do with academic stability of the word transfered into the sound of that word rather that text? :)

  6. Amy Woodgate February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    There was quite a bit of internal debate about whether to use images and/or words… I think the idea of only using sound is a great one and I might explore this a little further over the weekend!

    I agree there is something (perceived) safe about words – despite their frequent ambiguity! – and this is precisely the reason I chose to use them, hoping to more clearly express my olfactory intentions!

    It’s quite amazing how words are (quick thoughts) the only medium people feel confident in using in isolation – images often ‘require’ captions, sounds have titles, and smells are seldom used for communication without visual stimulation. Why do we feel so bounded to mixed modes?

    Really interesting thought – thanks, Phil!

  7. Nikki Bourke February 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    I really loved this Amy. I also think that you make a valid point about the [perceived] safe use of words and the confidence and safe zone that they provide as a stand-alone format. Your presentation feels like a journey in itself!

  8. Alicia Arribas February 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    I really love it! It reminded me of Marc Augé´s Non-places http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Aug%C3%A9
    Are MOOCs non-places?

  9. Amy Woodgate February 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    What an interesting idea – I guess that would depend on your definition! MOOCs, like airports, are definitely spaces, but when does a space become a place (and whether that distinction is even important) is a fascinating question.

    An airport could be a great place for people watching – if you go with the purpose of enjoying the space without the movement on, does this elevate its status from non-place > place?!

    … I might have to dig a little deeper into that wiki page to find out :)

  10. Candace Nolan-Grant February 12, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    To me, the use of sound without image, and text rather than speech, made it more of an emergent, imaginative experience. At the beginning, you’re not sure what the sound is, or what’s going to happen and the text is fast and varied; you (I did, anyway) create the images in your head from the sound and the text allows you to reflect on them. Text was used in a non-linear fashion, giving it an organic, thoughtful feel rather than ‘telling’. Like a lot of our artefacts, this captured the feeling of ‘being in’ a MOOC.

    I’d also like to know what software you used :)

    • Amy Woodgate February 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

      Camtasia – you can get a free month trial too! :)

  11. Candace Nolan-Grant February 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Ooo I thought it was! We use it to add callouts and images to all our video lectures, but we’re still on version 7 :/

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