Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Digital Literacy & Me

This was the first time I created a podcast. I have listened to podcasts for news and radio episodes but never had interest in creating one. I tried to use PodProducer but found it to be challenging. I was not able to align two sound inputs, which I required to include music in the background. Instead, I opted to use Windows Movie Maker, which worked well but I was unable to incorporate links of any sort. My voice was a video input and I covered the lens so that the music in the background could be an audio input. Blip TV was very easy to set up and use. I could have used Blogger to upload the video but figured this would be a good chance to try out something new. I will definitely play around with podcasting software and decide if I should use it in the future.

The assignment was an interesting one since it gave me a chance to reflect on the history of my online activity. The reasons why I started or stopped using applications were strictly based on what was going on in my life at the time. It brought back some memories about the excitement and frustrations I experienced when learning new software. The names and functions of online web technologies has changed, but they all allow for collaboration and community development. I should also note that I used several tools to help me prepare this podcast. I used Youtube and Twitter to get some tips and tutorials. I also used message boards to answer some of my questions.

Here are some of the links that were mentioned in the podcast:

Twitter: @sunil_agnihotri

Blog: http://sunilagni.wordpress.com

1 comment:

  1. OK I became a fan! Following your blog - you may inspire me to try one! Any tips would be appreciated.