Geotagging around the world

This week’s ¬†task included¬†positioning a personal point of interest onto a collaborative Google Map. An easier exercise for me, as was somewhat familiar with the idea about layers and positioning the “pin” as used Maps to let people know where we were when overseas last year. Can see potential in the use of this when it comes to curriculum:

  1. Clinical placements- have an interactive map of available placements so that students could see what the placement caters for; what to consider in terms of transport; flatting; best coffee shop (you, know- the important stuff)
  2. Alumni- may be another layer to the above where past students could indicate where they were for clinical and where they are now. Could be an interesting research project to see if there is any correlation…
  3. Personally- a protected map of where have reviewed international curriculums with imbedded documents for comparisons

First Tweeting “Vine”…

“Six second intro video…”- how hard can that be? Thinking of myself as being fairly familiar with other forms of digital technology, did not think that this would be too difficult. The set up of Twitter did not take too long as was guided through the mobile app. However, the video itself took some getting use to. Working out the orientation, finding a quiet time in a shared office, considering a “storyboard”… Wouldn’t believe that the 6secs took some 20min to plan and reshoot.

All good learning- knowing that is now considered a common form of digital communication. Let’s just say, I’ve quickly found my learning curve…

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