Archive for December, 2011

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Class 10: Presentation

December 15, 2011

The class team was unable to present the final project work as scheduled for the class meeting. On the surface this was because it was unable to stream the sound into the Dublin Amphitheatre but, the real problem was lack of preparation, organization, project management, planning or rehearsal. Clearly, some team members had worked to produce a soundtrack, others wore costumes and some invited guests arrived but, there was little evidence of a coherent team effort. Despite a requirement for Plan B in the event of a sound breakdown no such plan was available. The performance was rescheduled for Wednesday 21st December.

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Class 9: Project work

December 7, 2011

Tae took feedback from the class on each student’s progress in the team project. It seems to be going quite slowly after a failure to meet up during the week. Tae recommended that everyone read the project brief again, paying particular attention to the assessment points. The team was also advised to contact Sitearm and Elfay immediately to get permission to stream sound into the Amphitheatre and support for recording. Also, you should read the Project Resources post giving information about recording and streaming provided by Elfay.

Tae reminded the team that the project was designed to give you the opportunity to implement some online social networking activity. Students all need to provide evidence of their engagement, particularly in your blogs: write about it, post pictures, links etc. It was also strongly advised that you meet up, virtually, as soon as possible; that you have a rehearsal; and a backup plan in case Second Life doesn’t cooperate.

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Project resources

December 1, 2011

Very kindly provided by Elfay Pinkdot is a suggested List of Resources for recording and editing the essential audio for the story telling project:

(Note; All of the following are free, available online for downloading and can be used by each member of the group. You need highspeed broadband for skype, secondlife and streaming audio.

1. Skype with Pamela to record audio recording plugin http://www.skype.com/intl/en/welcomeback/ and http://www.pamela.biz/en/

2. Audicity for editing http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

3. Soundcloud to share the file http://soundcloud.com/  or simply send the file to each group member via skype

Also note; ONE person in the group will have to be the designated audio engineer in order to stream your final, edited audio file into the SIM in Second Life on the evening of your event.

4. Audio streaming into Second Life WINAMP http://www.winamp.com/ or SAM http://spacial.com/

Hope this helps and you can always come get me on skype with questions; [skype address posted to the module group on Facebook]

Best of luck!

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Class 8: Project work

December 1, 2011

CLASS SUMMARY:

The class was given over entirely to getting the team project started as there are only two more weeks before presentation. Tae and Locks led the group in agreeing the theme, casting the show, planning the sound recording, planning the promotion and advertising to ensure there is an audience. The students were reminded to avail of the help and support offered by Elfay Pinkdot and Sitearm Madonna. Tae will put up some recording resources given by Elfay after her talk.

It was agreed to use the Dublin Amphitheatre for the performance and the class concluded with a site visit.

More Linden Dollars were handed out to those who didn’t get any last week.

ACTIVITIES FOR NEXT WEEK:

1. Continue to use the wiki to support project planning.
2. Use Facebook and any other method to promote and market the performance.
3. Don’t forget to make the weekly post to your blog.

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