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  • Richard E Lillie
    Stanford student creates YouTube Instant -- Gets job offer...
    blog entry posted September 10, 2010 by Richard E Lillie, tagged technology in TwT public

    Now, here's a fairy tale come true.  A Stanford student named Feross Aboukhadijeh created a real time search engine for YouTube videos.  Chat Hurley, YouTube's CEO liked the web search product and offered Feross a job.

    YouTube Instant works much the same way as the new Google Instant search process.  Type in the YouTube video you are looking for and the engine guesses the video and begins playing it immediately.

    The system is definitely in BETA status at this point.  The video plays instantly.  Unfortunately, there are no player controls.  Here's what YouTube Instant looks like at this point.  Want to have a little fun, go to YouTube Instant and give it a try.

    YouTube Instant

    Rick Lillie (CalState, San Bernardino)

  • Richard E Lillie
    Google does it again -- Unveils "Google Instant"3
    blog entry posted September 10, 2010 by Richard E Lillie, tagged teaching, technology, technology tools in TwT public

    Yesterday,  Google unveiled a new search tool called Google Instant, a tool that shows results as you type in your search term or query.  The search process is extremely fast, results are focused and include links to resources from both general search and Google Scholar.  In a word, Google's new innovation is super!

    Google Instant is set as the default when you perform a Google search.  Give Google Instant a try.  Tell us what you think of Google's latest search innovation.

    Rick Lillie (CalState, San Bernardino)

    Google Instant

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  • Richard E Lillie
    The Future of Publishing - created by DK (UK)
    blog entry posted July 25, 2010 by Richard E Lillie, tagged teaching, technology in TwT public

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    This is a very clever video that tells us more about how the Millennial generation views books, reading, media, and the future of publishing.  It is a very creative thought piece and provides an example of how technology can be used to convey information.  The presentation is appealing.  The message is dynamic.

    Enjoy!

    Rick Lillie (CalState, San Bernardino)

  • Richard E Lillie
    9 Minute Video Presentation by David Gauntlett titled...
    blog entry posted July 27, 2010 by Richard E Lillie, tagged teaching, technology, technology tools in TwT public

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    This 9 minute presentation by David Gauntlett titled Making is Connecting is an excellent example of a slide presentation with supporting soundtrack.  Overall, the author:

    • used zoom-in/zoom-out to add motion or movement to the presentation which creates a movie-like feeling.
    • recorded a great soundtrack (i.e., excellent sound quality).
    • emphasized pictures and images supported by text rather than text (i.e., like most PowerPoint type presentations).
    • made pictures/images/text flow along smoothly with the voice narration.

    Gauntlett used several software tools to create the presentation file.  The slides could be created with (e.g., PowerPoint, Creately, Capture Wiz Pro, or SnagIt).  The soundtrack could be added with PowerPoint or an authoring tools like Camtasia.  He could also use an inexpensive but powerful tool like Replay Video Capture to capture the slides on a screen and add the soundtrack.  There are a lot of technology tools available to create this type of presentation.

    Gauntlett used YouTube to share the video presentation with viewers.  The YouTube video could be public or it could be made private but shareable by using YouTube's new unlisted sharing option.  YouTube's new unlisted sharing option provides a great way to create and share audio/video presentations in a teaching-learning experience.

    Gauntlett created a streaming video presentation that is a dynamic, enjoyable viewing experience.

    Rick Lillie (CalState, San Bernardino)