Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Digital Literacy and Me
I had a good deal of fun creating this podcast of my digital autobiography. First, there was a need to step back and reflect on the moments in my life that defined my growth as a cyber-citizen. Then, I had to go around and collect images to help tell the tale. I can't begin to describe how cool it was to dig up my old websites on the Wayback Machine at archive.org. I then relied on sites and tricks that I picked up along the way to finish off the research - like visiting ccmixter to download an appropriate song. I really enjoy making videos and playing around with iMovie to help familiarize myself with it. I'm getting pretty impressed with how quickly I can put things together now. The messy detail work and fine tuning can be tedious, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. In the end, I think I've come up with a strong creative presentation that I am quite proud of. I look forward to sharing it with my online community and getting the feedback.
Ultimately, this is another step in building and enhancing one's transliteracy skills. The confidence gained here helps encourage me to take on more similar projects.