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May 2009 Blog Posts (29)

This Week

Definitely this week has proved to be quite difficult. I needed to receive and send my outsoucred videos which I think I couldn't have started creating my video without. I had to finish off my storyboards, which proved to be veryeasy in fact. I needed to compare it to the design specifications, which did not take that long to be honest. I have already started with creating my video and plan to have it in by the deadline or even before. The only down side of this week was that I couldn't come… Continue

Added by Abdelmeguid Farag on May 31, 2009 at 12:56am — No Comments

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Added by Dr. Nellie Deutsch on May 27, 2009 at 7:10am — 2 Comments


During week five, we were asked to go on the wiki and request an outsourced video that will be included in the final Multimedia created during the CREATE Stage of this project. After that we were also asked to work on editing the wiki and add information to our pages in the WIKI. It seems that when i check back to see who is completing my outsourced video, I found that someone already was nice enough to do it for me. I am also in the process of looking to help someone with their outsourced… Continue

Added by Abdulaziz on May 24, 2009 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

Process Journal

May 24, 2009

I need an outsourced video so I sent a request and hopefully, someone will answer it soon. We don't have that much time left before the due date so I need to work more on finishing my designs and make them meet my design specifications. Once I am finished I will hopefully begin to put together my video.

For my outsourced video, I wanted a 30-40 second clip of someone using a wireless device to connect to the Internet. It is supposed to show how people need and use… Continue

Added by Reem on May 24, 2009 at 6:23pm — No Comments

24. May. 2009

I have requested a clip for the outsourced video.

Added by Matilde on May 24, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Process Journal

Thursday, May 21, 2009

For the past week I have been working on my storyboard. I have finished coming up with three design for my story board. However I still did not chose my final plan because I need to contact CMU and Aljazeera to see if I was able to get an interview from them. Based on the answer they will give me I will be able to chose my final design. Other than that I have looked at some of the outsourced videos that other people want us to do. Amira and I, decided to do a video… Continue

Added by Amna on May 21, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Blog #4 - Week Five in a Nutshell

We were asked to do a mini blog about what we've done this week (or in the past few weeks) on what we've done on our group wiki pages. My page is about Google, and I've signed myself up as the page editor. I've added a few pictures and changed the fonts to make the page look a bit more presentable. I've done my part to contribute to the section on the background of Google. I've signed up to contribute… Continue

Added by Megan on May 21, 2009 at 4:41pm — No Comments

May 21, 2009

This week i have contacted ROTA about an interview with them about social entrepreneurship and how they have used the World Wide Web to expand their organization. I am still talking to them and have not yet got an interview, but I think the date will be set in the beginning of next week. I am looking on how I can build my video around the interview with ROTA and what kind of other information and clips I will need to add in my video.…


Added by Matilde on May 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Im back again

Hey everyone, my name is Emily Huglin. I participated in the 2008 Flatclassroom project and also the 2009 Net Gen Ed project all of which have been very educational and fun. I'm back again for the 2009 Flatclassroom project. I went to Qatar earlier this year to attend the International Flatclassroom conference. It was so much fun. Hoping to have a 3rd exciting project to report on soon enough.

Added by Emily on May 21, 2009 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Presentation of Citizen journalism

The presentation was about citizen journalism and how it came to be known to us today. The Dean of Northwestern University. It was very interesting it see how citizen journalism evolved through time and became very successful. One of the most important information of our lives was brought to us by citizen journalism, it was the Tsunami that had occurred a few years ago. Most of the pictures were given to the news reporters by citizens on vacation that had witnessed this horrid scene. Today we… Continue

Added by Abdulaziz on May 7, 2009 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Presentation on Citzen Journalism

Last week the Senior Associate Dean for Journalism at Northwestern University, Education City Qatar, Richard Roth came to our school and held an presentation on citizen journalism. It all started out with him stating: "The Tsunami changed it all." He talked about how citizen journalism become an important factor after the tsunami stroke in 2004. The pictures, videos and stories came from real people that experienced the terrible tsunami. There where no professional photographers or journalist… Continue

Added by Matilde on May 7, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Invitation to Answer Survey


just write whatever if you can not be bothered ok? It is very short


What are the most important aspects of a video?

How long does a good video have to be?

What aspects do you look in a video? music, pictures, etc.?

Is music important?

Where is the best place to put a video?

What would be the best software of creating a video in Windows?

What would be the best software of… Continue

Added by Juan Sebastian Cortes on May 7, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Keynote Speaker

On Thursday, we had a keynote speaker come speak to us about citizen journalism. After having listened to his speech and heard what he said, I now understand more about what this is about. Normal people could use blogs, twitter,, and other internet resources to report the news for themselves. I know truly see the point behind this type of journalism and believe that it could become the major method of obtaining news in future.

Added by Abdelmeguid Farag on May 5, 2009 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Chapter 6 Summary


Added by Reem on May 5, 2009 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Citizen Journalism?

Dr. Roth, the dean of North Western came to us today to talk to us about 'Citizen Journalism'.

What is Citizen Journalism?

What I had understood from the lecture we got from the dean is that citizen journalism, is the news that we get from people. Not professionals in a job; for example the Tsunami, there were not professionals waiting there so citizens, and tourists had to take pictures and give them to the news broadcasts. This is an example of Citizen Journalism where the people… Continue

Added by Maryam_A_T on May 5, 2009 at 8:39pm — No Comments

James B. Introduction

Hello my name is James and I attend to the Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS), which is located in New South Wales, Australia. The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS) is located about one hour drive south from Sydney; there are about 1100 students who attend this school. I'm in year 11 and I have been attending this school since year 5.

My hobbies are computer games, watching TV/Movies and hanging out with my friends.

When I finish yr 12, I’m hoping to get a 75 UAI (University… Continue

Added by JamesB_TIGS on May 4, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Walking a Wiki - Marathon style

It can be quite overwhelming working with wikis, especially if it is the first time. Some of my students are not even familiar with wikipedia, so the following task is completed in the very early stages of this project to ensure that they know what the biggest wiki of all invovles. It also gives us an insight into wikepedia type editing.

Walking a Wiki - Marathon Style

1. Goto wikipedia and describe what you see on the startup… Continue

Added by Anne Mirtschin on May 3, 2009 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

CandiceN_TIGS Introduction


My name is Candice and I am a Year 11 student attending a co-ed school offering education for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 called The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS) is located in Wollongong, Australia.

I was born in Burma and my parents and I moved to New Zealand when I was two years old where I began my education, my Dad did a post-graduate study in Dentistry and my Mum worked at a hospital in Palmerston North as a doctor.

After I turned 11 years of age… Continue

Added by CandiceN_TIGS on May 3, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments

The world is Flat- Chapter 4 Summary (The Great Sorting out)

For the Thomas Friedman book The world is Flat. Each student was assigned a chapter summary; I had summarized the section I was assigned. Hope you get a better understanding of this chapter.…


Added by Maryam_A_T on May 3, 2009 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Blog # 4 -- Citizen Journalism

What is Citizen Journalism?

We were asked to look at citizen journalism, and how it is developing in our world today.

The information I found on the topic was on what Citizen Journalism is. It is basically the concept of ordinary people, citizens, sharing their thoughts on the world and their life with the rest of the world. `this is usually, and easily done by using the internet. Examples include blogspots, such as and… Continue

Added by Aisha on May 3, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

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