|Ask me about... (Don't be modest! List your strengths and skills here, seperated by commas)||
My professional background includes decades of audio & video production, editing and encoding. From film, through tape, to digital acquisition — broadcast and corporate applications — live, in studio and thousands of hours of remote, unique location recordings throughout Alaska. I spend less time in the field with a camera or mixing board now, but I’m still interested in creating quality recordings and maximizing the means of delivery which will benefit the end viewers. That means I’m often busy prepping media for the internet (which I invented) or trying to help someone do-it-themselves (hint, hint) or looking to learn something new and useful about an app someone just mentioned. If you have technical questions about cameras, microphones, lecture capture, streaming media, video file formats and conversions or such, stop by Lib215 or call me, 786-4850. If you’d like to discuss the most effective employment of cutting edge communication tools at our disposal, I’ll meet you down at KBC for a cup o’ Joe. I remain remorse that video killed the radio star, but I still see some redeeming value in what is truly an amazing modern invention.
|What are your personal goals for the Commons?||
I think the Commons can become a valuable tool campus and system-wide. It can facilitate a sense of community and familiarity even before personal introductions are made or relationships established, and those acquaintances can become direct Q’s & A’s as people observe one another’s interests and skills and reveal their own discoveries. Teaching and learning involves observation, communication and sharing …all of which can be greatly enhanced by the speed of content delivery and the embrace of a communal vocabulary. The Commons represents an opportunity to utilize and promote both. Personally, I’d love to see a glossary of sorts emerge among us and I think it would be fun to develop a collective filtration experience by which we enjoy winnowing the toys from the real tools.