Started Monday morning with a YouTube recommendation to watch a clip about Bandura's Self - Efficacy. Discovered it was created with Xtranormal, a software which allows to 'instantly create 3D animated movies'.
Nearly 2 years ago I did consider using Xtranormal to create triggers for case studies. Glad I decided that Xtranormal isn't quite suitable, as computer generated voices and the 'boxy' characters just don't do it for me. I still think there could be a good use for Xtranormal, but I'm finding it difficult to figure out what kind of stories would be suitable to be told in this way. In the meantime I put in an order to get a set of Brookes-type cartoon characters produced for a Virtual Family (health care scenarios). I'm still intending to use Articulate Storyline, but I did encounter the same problem I have with Xtranormal - pre-produced sets of characters simply don't allow enough flexibility. For example, non of the sets provided for use with Storyline has any children, never mind babies ...
Monday, 18 February 2013
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Started with listening to and watching the ALT webinar: OER: Evidence, Experience, Expectations - Webinar. Interesting, but I ended up with more questions than answers (which maybe a good thing). A relaxing online experience (as kind of 'desert) afterwards was studying the online exhibition: A Creative Catharsis. Quite fun (especially from a designer perspective)!