Week number 2 so far has been the most challenging week. The reason why, I was out of town working remotely and trying to stay focused on schoolwork while having a break from reality at Universal Studios Orlando. But I was able to watch the videos, learn some amazing stuff from an incredible person name Nicholas Negropointe, who seems to have been the pioneer or at least the Godfather of modern computer science.
The workload this week has been a lot, but it also has been pretty manageable…most of the time.
Some of the stuff I learned this week has had to revolve more or less around the assignments. Not to say they were hard (they were challenging), but it has taken a lot of time and thinking about what to do and how to create.
Working with the animation seems to have been the biggest challenge for me this week. Synching the narration with the animation isn’t the easiest thing to do. I prefer using video editing for all of this stuff. I tried numerous of animators and sites to finally just stay with simpleshow.com to make the animation. I know the narration is off with the slides, but I can’t figure out how to fix it. I need my videos and editor haha.
This week was an interesting one with all the videos and supplemental readings. However, I was able to kind of grasp what “Doc Fredy” is looking for. Stream lining my ePortfolio is going to be a task I will take on this up coming week. Noticing that my ePortfolio has too much information published (which really isn’t a bad thing), I’ve decided to streamline it to be more accessible for this particular class. With that being said, I have incorporated an on going and continuously updated sources and citations list in the EDLD 5316 page on the ePortfolio. This should make it a lot easier to find those as well as the journal entries.
Talking about digital footprints and tattoos has been a lot of fun. Searching my name on Google, I pretty much found out I didn’t exist. But looking on Bing and Yahoo I was up there toward the top. It really makes you think about the Google algorithm and the standards and limits it actually puts on searches. Why do we continuously use it? Is it out of habit? I had mentioned earlier that I use Bing just because of it rewards it offers for users. But when looking at from the standpoint of a digital citizen, it is a much better search engine than Google. Have you ever thought about what happened to other engines like Webcrawler or Netscapes Search engine or even America Online? Oh back in the day it was so much fun