Category Archives: Visual Communication

Creating and using YouTube playlists for learning and teaching

A playlist is a collection of videos that anyone can put together and choose to share with others. For example you could curate a playlist of your favourite music videos to play back to back. Increasingly people are using their mobile … Continue reading

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Say ‘No!’ to vertical video syndrome

  VVS (Vertical Video Syndrome) is internet slang for the [perceived by some guilty] act of recording video using an upright mobile phone, as if you were taking a portrait photograph (rather than standard landscape video, as we are used … Continue reading

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Using YouTube in Learning and Teaching

With over a billion users across the globe YouTube has become the go to place for finding, watching and sharing videos. YouTube was founded in 2005, and sold a year later to Google for $1.65 billion. The infographic below captures the … Continue reading

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How to save a Periscope (@periscopeco) broadcast to your device

Periscope is a live streaming app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. When connected to Twitter, Periscope users can allow other users to see links tweeted in order to view the live-stream. Those watching the … Continue reading

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Using Periscope (a live streamimg app) in Higher Education

What is it? Periscope is a live streaming app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. When connected to Twitter, Periscope users can allow other users to see links tweeted in order to view the live-stream. … Continue reading

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New post: Some tips on choosing images to use for blogs, websites and presentations

Inspired by Richard Byrne’s post on best practices for using images in blog posts, below are three simple tips to follow to avoid copyright issues. Just because images are freely available on the Internet to view, does not mean it … Continue reading

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There is more to Slideshare than you might think

SlideShare was founded in October 2006 and acquired by LinkedIn in May 2012. It allows users to easily upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, videos, PDFs, and webinars. These can also be easily added to your LinkedIn profile, which provides … Continue reading

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Hurrah! An easy way to attribute Flickr images

 Image source: creative commons licensed (BY-NC-ND) flickr photo by Jonas Tana: http://flickr.com/photos/jonastana/6280941316 Flickr is an image and video hosting site. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded. Users uploading an … Continue reading

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A useful visual guide to choosing the right Creative Commons licence

In previous posts I wrote about how to find images that have a Creative Commons licence and how to choose and apply a Creative Commons to your work  It is important to remember that other people’s images must always be attributed … Continue reading

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Adding profile pictures and cover photos to your social sites: A guide to sizing

This is a very useful sizing guide for selecting images for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube. Thank you Ashleigh Lay for sharing this infographic and the embed code for others to share on their blogs. by ashleighlay. Explore more infographics like … Continue reading

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