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(Tutorials for software and gadgets)
Learning new software and skills is not easy. No matter how many times the words "simply" and "just" appear on the instruction manual.
Tip: when you see the word "simply" in a set of instructions, remember that when you have mastered the skill, it could appear simple to you as well.
Everyone learns differently.
Many people like step-by-step instructions that are highly visual, goal-directed and context-based.
Some like to dive in and get started without consulting the instruction manual, problem-solving as they go.
Most people experience some level of frustration on the learning curve.
Here are links to some tutorials we've found:
- a free and open source software (foss) app that lets you edit audio files
- a free internet telephone
, screencast-o-matic) - make your own video screencast
- devices and portables
Plus: other information about tools and technologies
- a web app that lets people collaborate and discuss images or videos
- an overview
- how to creat a characterisation of yourself, with audio
(aka Syndication and Aggregation, or more simply headlines /
- a web app that allows you to create a blog / "phlog" from your telephone. Dale Pobega has blogged his initial experiences with ipadio:
link to his blog entry at the ACENing
Try searching You Tube for some helpful videos .. for example, this intro to podcasting, from the very accessible
Wondering about copyright issues with audio and video? This video explaining about Creative Commons and how it can work for us might help
Adam from wikispaces has
a good video-based introduction
How to upload images and files
Lynne from Coonara House has created
a series of help files
Lynne also recommends
Getting Tricky with Wikis
(for more advanced ideas)
(What's a wiki? Briefly, a web site that people can edit from within their web browser.)
(NB: this *.acfe.vic.edu.au space is a wikispace, or rather a collection of wikis hosted by a company called
Other random 'how-to' links relating to audio
michael's delicious stream
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"