Some WOWs here for the animators learning about cultural considerations

3D Animation for Transferring Technology to the Community in Rural, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 2016, Ambar Yoganingrum, Wahyoe Soeprihantoro, Agusto W. Martosudirdjo, and Ira Maryati

Not only does the animation help the rural communities learn how to make devices that can help in their daily lives, but the animators and researchers took the time to adapt the users’ needs and the users’ language to the animation.

“This research aims to analyze the usage of 3D animation for transferring technology to the rural community as well remote area. The technology in this research is an appropriate technology consisting of solar drying cabinet (SDC) and sealer as well as reservoir. Meanwhile the community is people who live in Tanjung Batang Island, a small Island in Indonesia. Interview and observation are employed in data collection. The result shows that the content of the media has to be revised by using local terms as well as more focused and detailed. The conclusion is that 3D animation could be a prospective media for transferring technology to the rural community without assistance.”

Academic selfies, self-promotion and other narcissistic behavours

Have to try a few of the described techniques. I agree with the writer. Since we have been brought up by a generation that thinks self-promotion is crass, we are sometimes at a disadvantage.

I would add, however, that our generation seems to know how to use the word and can easily overcome this deficit. Also, having a professional and artistic value, words can be interpreted by like-minded others who will discern the “pure” self-promotion from the desire to share scholarly and research interests.

Academic selfies, self-promotion and other narcissistic behavours.

Hoaxes in the Media

Was truly surprised about the number of hoaxes found in the so called “legitimate” media.  Granted many of these stories are “fluff” but some  readers do take them way too seriously.  Also, of course, can one believe this media story is valid?

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Rieder: A flurry of hoaxes bedevil the media

Tweeting the Doctoral Symposium

Had the idea to connect all my doctoral mentees through tweeting.  Two are attending the Colorado Technical University Symposium in Denver and two are not.   Also I was not invited to come, so I felt left out.   So now the tweeting has begun.  First day was very satisfactory.   @ctuniversity was working well and I saw that my mentees were following it.  That meant that we could tweet our reflections and questions through that Tweeter.  (Is that the right word?)  Also found some other students and faculty who were also following.   The tweets also appear on the side of this blog.  Today the students are attending classes and may not be able to tweet but if they want they can.   Also it gave me a way to post questions about the entire symposium since it was being held in a different venue.   Hurrah for social media and microblogging.