Commenting on Stuart’s blog

Loving this Stuart. The very quiet music throughout give an eery, slightly scary background while the images and sounds build a great picture.

Really well thought out, that dithering was worthwhile.

Gotta love Adobe spark 🙂

Eli

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Comments on Matthew’s blog

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I’ve never considered using Pinterest for course work but you have inspired me.
I may give this a try,
Eli

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Unfortunately, this post comment has been delayed by about a week. After seeing IFTTT work with Pinterest on Matthew’s blog, I decided to give it another try.

Philip replying to my comments on his blog

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I had a conversation with one of our Educational Coaches earlier this year. We were in a meeting discussing teaching methods and such, and the topic turned toward the types of technology we can use. In the course of things I mentioned learning math in my early years using an abacus and a slide rule. Oddly, I got some comments re the abacus but for the slide rule? Crickets. No one…I mean, no one…knew what it was. Incredible. Only when I brought up the image on my iPhone did they understand. Of course at that point the humor of the whole thing was lost. #mscedc

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Philip replying to my comments on his blog

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That is all true, Eli. And to be honest, not too long ago I preferred a paper calendar. I think those of us who have prior experience with the items and tactics you mentioned would now find them more of an inconvenience rather than an upheaval of our world. But to those who never bought a daytime planner, and who may not even know what it is, may find the loss of their smart phone a travesty on an equal scale with a major natural disaster. I know I exaggerate, but when one doesn’t know anything else except technology, it could be difficult to start all over again the learning process of life management.

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Commenting on Philip’s blog

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“How reliant are we on our technology? We use calendars to set and remind us of appointments of all kinds; we use word processing programs of all sorts to prepare documents, reports, PowerPoints, etc.; we use an almost endless menu of apps and programs that influences and controls almost every aspect of our lives.”

Just a thought, are we reliant on technology because we do these things? Before computer technology, I kept a paper diary so I didn’t miss appointments. We used paper and open to prepare reports etc before we have word and powerpoint. So we haven’t changed our behaviours, just the tools we use to carry them out.

If we were reliant on the technology, would we just stop doing these things if we didn’t have access to tech or would we just do things a different way, using different, non-digital tools?

🙂

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I’m having the same drama Linzi, I’m sure I’m doing this correctly but it doesn’t seem to trigger. 🙁

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I thought dramas with this blog were over last week when I had to rebuild everything, sadly, however, I was wrong. I spent hours trying to get the IFTT comments feed working before someone pointed out that I wouldn’t see it work until one of my classmates approved my comments. Frustrating doesn’t cover it.

Commenting on Clare’s blog

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Hey Clare,
this is something I am struggling with too. I think I am conditioned through my job that when I add anything to the web it has to meet certain standards of aesthetics and accessibility, the lifestream approach doesn’t really live up to this so I can’t help myself, I want to go back and edit, tweak and visualise everything.

I like to think that the concept of showing a stream of real life rather than presented life we see on facebook and Instagram is somehow more real and grittier. I think I understand it as a concept, as a kick back, doesn’t mean I enjoy it in this sense 🙂

I too have had a bit of a nightmare with IFTTT and wasted hours trying to get it to do something I could have done manually in half an hour so I feel your pain.

Maybe if we force ourselves to engage, we may be pleasantly surprised to see changes in our assumptions and maybe even our own behaviours by the end of the course?
Eli

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Commenting on Colin’s blog

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I know what you mean, I’m a bit of a control freak so having to adjust to being told to do things in a certain way particularly with the lifestream blog, it just goes against the grain with me because it’s not premeditated and pre-designed for maximum user experience but maybe that’s a good thing, maybe I need to be pushed out of my comfort zone so that I don’t keep looking through the same lens.

After all, if I won’t be open to things, how can I expect colleagues to be open to my suggestions?

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