Minutes for 4/04/09

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Digital Media Commons The Teaching and Learning Collaborative Meeting Minutes Notes by: Ryan Gonzalez Friday, April 3, 2009

Meeting Participants: Molly Ammons, DeVan Hankerson, Alan Lovewell, Pilar Chaves, Jeremy Robinson, Ryan Gonzalez, Bob Cole, Sarah Springer

• New cabinet will need conduit for wiring (electrical and peripheral), to put the hard drive inside

Headlines: • DeVan: Going through Wiki to find tutorials, changing the way it looks… identified things that needed to be migrated, etc. Lorraine started a new project for the Clinton Global Initiative… weave ideas into DM for change class. • Alan: Wed, Pilar talked about storage issue… make a print out, something to reference, something on a blog or a wiki… to give options and give students options for their own storage… o “flash drive will give you this much space, external hard drive will give you x…, etc.” o Facilitate students getting their own storage devices • Pilar: Two highlights….the workshop went well (digital imaging) o Idea: A weekend long bootcamp style video editing workshop like the storytelling workshop, etc? o Creativity and innovation class made some videos and was rewarding… Pilar has a copy of a video that Adam Rumack made. o Thru-you website… a whole album of mashups of musicians from all over youtube, combining • Jeremy: Has been reading up on copyright and fair use, etc. will incorporate into digital media etiquette class. o Used Picassa and Photoshop express for the imaging workshop… gimp will come in 3 weeks. o Had 12 people at the workshop. o Jeremy used gimp to make logo for his running team’s shirts for the mud run. • Ryan: Storytelling workshop, notebook full of notes would like to type or scan in. Lots ot good tips on storytelling, wants to incorporate what learned into my current project. Have a focus, storyboard, need to stick to key points, learning process, still working with Morita- trying to incorporate knowledge into the video. Big take aways--- have tension in the story, “the bomb event” how the character changes after that, be more visual-show versus tell. Sizzle vs. Inconvenient truth Arouse vs. fullfil. Set up acts 1. Set up world 2. Change 3. o “This American Life” uses examples of bringing in policy material to a broader audience. • Molly: Got two podcasts up on iTunes U. Troubleshooting with GarageBand… locking tracks and jingles… too many tracks created a stuttering on her voice. o Had interesting idea for digital notebooks all offline.. Pilar had a good idea to use Pages to incorporate papers so that material isn’t online. Wants to give the portfolio to a professor on a CD. Idea is to have a portfolio much like a magazine layout. Using iDVD to show more multimedia focused portfolios. • Bob: Met with Ann Flower on Tuesday for an informal conversation and is really excited about “how to rock the library”. o Focus group to rethink the library’s role… TLC and the library? o Using sms to communicate and doesn’t have to be geographically loved down in a space near the printers… o Wants to have a conversation about research, how people research and how they can do it better? Formal vs. informal reseach…

Notes: o Priority for today is storage and iMovie getting wiped out! o iMovie workshop next week… helpful to tell people where to store their projects. o We need to have all computers be able to access the network for video 2 but folder has been faulty. o What is the best solution? o DeVan: Explain the complication with iMovie 08 and 09 and external storage…. • Involves the purchase of an external drive. • iMovie 09 can save projects to an external drive as long as it’s formatted in MacOS. • Project and library can be saved on external…. The “event”. • Problem: When people don’t have an external drive. • When logged out of guest account, all project files are deleted. • Do we want to have people’s files saved? • Maintenance issue? Machines getting bogged down with too many extra files. • Alan: Discusses with Pilar… a few flash drives to loan out as a last resort and giving people. • Can we create an account that doesn’t wipe out certain things? • Without additional software, how to do the auto-restore • Make an account that is a guest account with parental control • Short-term solution is to have a new guest account. o Put a limit of a month on the project and then after the month, the project will be wiped out.. o How do we log projects? Can we follow-up? o Check to see when project was last modified? • DeVan: At some point need to be hands on with the machines in order to be aware of what’s on the machines and then wipe them out periodically… • Video projects will be tied to one specific computer… create a 2-hr reservation system and bump people off machines? • Micro-management of space? A self-managed thing? • Talking to students and faculty about building in storage into the cost of school and explaining that media is large.. • We need to work toward a network solution o The next step: Parental control managed account. Jeremy and Molly will work on creating new guest accounts with parental controls on Monday… That computer will no longer delete everything on the computer. o A step-by-step Google doc will be written so that we all know how the storage system works.