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Creating durable artifacts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from digital resources.

Workshop August 5, 2009 - This URL:https://


*Brad Hokanson* University of Minnesota

0. Workshop Schedule
Introductions beginning our wiki use and understanding; tech check.
Conceptual understanding wiki backgrounds and Printing On Demand.
Procedural understanding developing ideas; accessing Posterous; assembling book; uploading to Lulu; Blurb
Resources from this workshop; included here, links, wiki types, ideas.
After effects extending, using and maintaining your wiki

1. Introductions
Although we live in a digital age, we continue to use and need physical objects, particularly printed materials in our learning process. We should recall that Comenius first published books for distance instruction in 17th Century Eastern Europe. Paper as a technology helped spread education.
[ task: making a simple book] Use the materials distributed to carefully fold, assemble, and bind a simple book. Printed materials are from PDF file on the CD.

There are a variety of online and electronic resources that we can use to create our paper based artifacts. First, we'll need to do a survey of the software technologies at hand: wireless access, email, browser, Word, Acrobat, Photoshop, and In Design. For active learning, we'll need at least the first three.

2. Conceptual understanding
There are two main areas that will be addressed in the workshop; first the use of wikis, a component of Web 2.0, in education; second, the use of printing on demand through electronic sources. We'll also touch on non-wiki internet resources and more personal, hand crafted printed results from digital materials. The Virtue of Paper

2.2 Wiki examples
http://www.wiki.org/wiki.cgi?WhatIsWiki What are Wikis? (Definition)
Detailed examination of Wikis and use
http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english Wikis in Plain English
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia

2.2 My own wikis
Design Theory Seminar Material from Spring 2007.
Study abroad in Argentina journaling and future resource
Course in Interactive media Current and in progress.
Study abroad in Copenhagen journaling and artifact development
Results from a previous workshop

2.3 Printing on demand

My examples:

Buenos Aires Global Seminar Storytelling
Este Muro Es Tuyo - Grafitti Design Theory Seminar
New from Copenhagen A book by a colleague Kerfuffle

3. Procedural understanding [that puts the "work" in "workshop"]
We will examine posting various materials to a free online service (Posterous) and use comparable material to create a book. The book will be send to another online service for printing and/or dissemination in PDF form.

[ task: setting up a Posterous account; email text & images to that account at http://www.posterous.com

Posterous is a very flexible blog environment and can be used to share mixed media including Flash animations, images, text, and video. Other online image services also offer storage an links to book printing services; few offer the simplicity of posting directly by email. In the folder on the handout CD, there is a folder of images; select the three best images and email them to your account. Write why they are the best images. Note that you will be able to remove them later as you see fit. If you have other mixed format blending resources, please feel free to use them.

[ task: building a small book in a Word template] use the book template provided on the CD; go to http://bradhokanson.posterous.com and select a day with text and images. Copy the text for a couple of days and add at least one image per day to your 'journal'. Save your file. [alternative image location: http://copenhagen2009.posterous.com

[ task: setting up a Lulu account; uploading your book; publishing to pdf, paper @ http://www.lulu.com] Lulu is unique in allowing authors to create their own files in a variety of formats including Word documents and PDF files created in traditional desktop publishing programs such as Quark or In Design. Books are retained on line and may be offered for sale to the public and/or through online retailers such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. It offers a accessible environment for assembling and posting materials for personal, professional, or archival use.

[ task: Upload your book and cover and "publish" it.] Check it by downloading a PDF. Later, if you complete a book, email me and I'll post a link on this wiki.

[ task: setting up a Blurb account; downloading simplistic layout software; publishing to pdf, uploads - time permitting]
Blurb is an alternative to Lulu, and provides and alternative method of assembling material into a range of book layouts. A program for Mac or PC is available for free download and is included in the handout CD.

4. WEB 2.0 to Print-on-Demand Ideas

Make a syllabus, lectures, demos in a wiki. Collected student papers from courses Assemble academic papers in a POD book.
Construction records with images Collaborative textbooks Printed porfolios
Collaborative writing Post notes or advice Collaborative artifact creation
Exam Reviews Collaborative encylopedia Close readings; annotate through PDF & POD

4.1 Resources

http://www.cafepress.com http://www.blurb.com/
http://www.qoop.com/ http://www.moo.com/ [Cards, mini-cards.]

One page CD wrap.
CD wrap, no tape version.

5. Maintaining and using your wikis

A wiki consulting site
positive and negative patterns of wiki use

5.1 Wiki futures
Place o Pedia http://www.placeopedia.com/
http://docs.google.com/ editing office documents online, collectively
Wikibooks http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page

5.2 Wiki readings:
UM wiki on Teaching With Wikis
First Monday peer reviewed research: Learning in and with an open wiki project
people use PB wiki, video clip
How People Learn: Bransford et. al.

6. Wikis used:
Twiki: A stable, well develop system installed at the University of Minnesota

PB wiki Hosted elsewhere, free, easy modest capabilities.

PM wiki Free, flexible, portable, multimedia capable, and installable on many servers.

Not used, but still worthwhile

Please note: this is an active wiki developed for the conference, and your recommendations of other similar content is encouraged.

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