At some stage I intend to post my thoughts on Edupunk, but for now I wanted to point to cool new Web 2.0 tool I’ve discovered called Glogster by embedding this Glogster done by ccosmato/chaz maloney featuring some of his “poster-children” (yuk yuk) for Edupunk.
Ok… well I did want to embed the Glogster, but of course WordPress.com won’t allow embedding, so you will have to settle for a lame screenshot instead and click through to the actual Glogster to see it in all its multimedia goodness (which sort of defeats the point!).
Glogster lets you create multimedia posters with embedded text, graphics, photos, videos and music. It’s sort of a multimedia scrapbooking application.
My only gripe is that I’d like to see the ability to hyperlink. It’s odd to be able to roll over an item and have them react but not be able to click on them… that’s what I’ve come to expect on the web.
Glogster has all the usual social software feature such as profiles, friends, tagging, commenting etc.
What I love about Glogster is the Post Modern bricolage-y way elements are combined into a non-linear presentation, allowing for the viewer to bring their own meaning and interpretation to the collection of sources and the relationship between them.
Oh well… the Glogster would have looked good embedded in the post. Hmm… time to organise that self-hosted blog, I think.
Perhaps someone would like to embed this glogster (or any glogster of your choice) in their blog so I can actually see what it’s supposed to look like!
Coincidentally, in today’s OLDaily Stephen Downes points to a summary he took of a talk given by Jason Ohler – Beyond Essays: Web 2.1 and the World of the Multimedia Collage – at the Desire2Learn Fusion 2008 conference.
I checked out Ohler’s website and came across this:
Literacy means being able to consume and produce the media forms of the day. The default media form has shifted from the essay to the multimedia collage.
This looks like a great resource on using digital media literacies and storytelling in learning. I’ll have to read it when I get a chance! I think there might be something in this storytelling business for me.
Update – 25/07/08: Hyperlinks on the original Glogster are working now when you roll over areas that have the pink marker circle pop-up, which is exactly what I was expecting. They didn’t work for me before, so maybe ccosmato/chaz/Charley just hadn’t added or activated them. Interestingly, the title and Angrybeth’s avatar pic jumps out of the page when rolled over at the embedded version on OLDaily, but not on the original Glogster site. Weird, although all of this weirdness may be due to the behaviour of Flash on Ubuntu.
Update – 27/07/08: In response to Alicen’s comment I posted the Glogster over at my Blogger test blog (why didn’t I think of that before?!) – Glogster – faces of Edupunk.