BuzzLion for the week of July 27
Okay, as many of you know, BuzzLion is sort of a version of VH-1′s “Best Week Ever”, except instead of focusing on the latest young actress/singer/heiress and their foibles, we focus on ETS staff and their innovations. Much of it we pull from blog posts.
With that in mind, this week’s BuzzLion will soon have a lot more blog posts to look through, as Cole Camplese, ETS director, created a little project for those of us in the blog-o-sphere. He proposes a One Post a Day challenge. It’s a brief blog post, but the comments are worth reading in and of themselves.
Pat Besong, ETS manager, creative design and development, has come back to blogging after a bit of a hiatus and wrote a post on the coding software Actionscript 3.0. Pat offers a look at the benefits and drawbacks of the coding tool.
Okay, you read all these blog posts about educational technology. That’s what ETS does and what the employees do for work. So, are the blog posts considered work or is it just writing about work? Allan Gyorke, ETS educational technology manager, examines this idea.
Dave Stong, ETS graphic designer, took a look at instructional design, circa 1971. Biology and hippie-type stuff combine in an educational video about on protein synthesis. This is something you have to see to belief, and Dave raises a few interesting questions about this style of educational technology.
Gary Chinn, ETS instructional designer, made an outstanding blog post on writing and “stretching”, or becoming involved in something you are not an expert in. And the benefits of getting help and learning from that help.
Finally, Yvonne Clark, ETS instructional designer, announced the Adobe Connect Community Hub that Version 7 of Adobe Connect is ready to go. You can read more about the new version of Adobe’s meeting software here.
That’s all for this week of BuzzLion. Since even a mythical blog author needs a break every now and then, BuzzLion will be on vacation next week, but will return August 15.