Since I had promised a truly absurd amount of content to a wide array of worthy organizations, I had no choice but to add another commitment — preferably one for which I needed to learn a new medium and a new set of tools.
Always eager to dig myself deeper into the crap-pit, I volunteered to do a series of screencasts for BCcampus. My first submission was entitled “Beyond the Blog” — a title that does not quite work for what I produced. I ended up reviewing a few of the cooler educational weblogs we are hosting at UBC, briefly demonstrating supplementary technologies such as RSS and social bookmarks, and pointing toward all too few peers out in the ed tech weblog community. The minutes and the megabytes just flew by. Of course, once I was done I thought of all sorts of things I should have added — like referring people to Stephen Downes’s definitive treatise on Educational Blogging, but such is the nature of these things…
If you are interested in viewing the carnage: Beyond the Blog (requires QuickTime, 43 MB).
If you want to get a sense of it, while avoiding my blather and the bandwidth strain, the materials are on a wiki.
I’m definitely intrigued by the form, and hope my future attempts will be better (suggestions for improvement are more than welcome) — I don’t think Jon Udell is looking over his shoulder just yet.