Category Archives: Multimedia

A Visit to Maker Commons

This post documents the experience of getting a print from the Penn State Maker Commons service. The good thing about Maker Commons is that you don’t need direct access to a 3D printer nor do you need to learn how … Continue reading

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Actors Replacing Instructors?

Campus Technology has an article in a recent issue about Purdue using actors instead of instructors to present video content. At first I had a knee jerk “The Apcolypse is here” reaction, but the article raised some interesting points worth … Continue reading

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Understanding Speech Recognition

One of the dreams of solving the captioning backlog is to rely on speech recognition. I do have to say that speech recognition is far more effective at time than I would have dreamed, but still my intuition has told … Continue reading

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Emboirdery Wins at NMC!

If you haven’t seen my Twitter or Facebook post…I am very excited to announce that one of my embroidery designs won an award at the 1st NMC Science Art show. I will also take this opportunity to show off my … Continue reading

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Pie Chart Accessibility

Like pie charts but worry about screen reader accessibility? There is a simple workaround – provide both the chart and the numeric in text form. The latest survey results of screen reader usage from Web AIM provides a great example … Continue reading

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Some Key Accessibility and Captioning Resources

I was going to make a list, but I realized I could point you to some pre-existing lists I have already created at http://blogs.tlt.psu.edu/projects/accessibilitydemo/links.html. If you are especially concerned about captions, you may also want to see http://webstandards.psu.edu/content/some-captioning-how-tos

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MidAtlantic Educause Report

Last week, I got a chance to attend part of the Mid Atlantic Educause session which happens every year in January. This year, it was in Baltimore and was close enough that there were multiple attendees from Penn State from … Continue reading

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New Media Seminar Week Final!: Comics and Design

We ended this seminar with a reading from Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics which was presented in…comic format. Frames and Time The topic was “Frames” or how we interpret the passing of time based on the sequence of panels. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Tailgate: Considering Un-Narrated Media

It’s Monday after an excellent Media Commons Tailgate, and it’s time to contemplate any insights I’ve had. Where we are in the Story My first thought is that the Media Commons staff and faculty have come a long way in … Continue reading

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New Media Seminar Week 7: What Did I Learn This Week?

We had an interesting week here in the Penn State New Media Seminar Week about our satisfaction with the program. My own personal take is that even though I have some questions about some aspects, the experience has had enough … Continue reading

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