Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I had a great day yesterday, thanks to everybody. I will treasure all the gifts and memories you gave me. :)
Whose birthday is it next? I need to practice my native dance because everybody seems to know theirs... hehehe...
Sunday, June 8, 2008
2 Weeks Worth of Work
Since my last post, I am happy to report that as far as my work schedule is concerned, I am on track... I did, however, made several adjustments to my project because during the course of the sessions and lectures, I've learned many things that I can incorporate into my courses. Although I am overwhelmed with the vast variety of choice and means of e-learning, I've decided to streamline my project with simple interactive learning materials.
Push the Button
50% of the days I've worked (since June 2), I've had troubles making my buttons work. Thanks to Sander, Sandy, Bieke and Rudy, I've learned a lot from Flash and I got my buttons to work... I'm not entirely new to Flash, I've attended a crash course before I got here, but all I learned from that was how to make things blink and make some things move. I didn't know any actionscript back then, and now, because I was inspired to make my individual project, not only blinking and moving, I searched the net for solutions to my queries... So far, my links are working. My only debacle as of the moment is how to get actionscript for printing pdf and showing external swf files in fullscreen... and organizing the files inside the home folder of the cd rom...
If you can help me... please do. Thanks!
Posted by Belle at 10:48 AM
Monday, June 2, 2008
Today, what I learned is how to make an interactive quiz using Flash. Rudi taught us step by step how to make it and showed us how to use templates and how to customize them to suit our needs.
I'm beginning to see the potential of this Flash thing. There are so many things I can imagine to do with it, but most of the time I don't know where to start... because usually what you have is just a blank screen (or stage) waiting to be filled up. And for most people, I assume who are like me, a white space is the most daunting picture of all. But it is brimming with hope too--all it needs is that first brush stroke.
I was watching Prohlad drawing at Illustrator this morning and I was really impressed at how he makes beautiful pictures from scratch. I thought, where is he getting this from? (I asked) and really, it just comes from his head! Wow, it made me realize that apart from the software literacy, it's also important to have vision.
Right now I have some kind of vision... but I'm not that literate with the software yet BUT, borrowing a quote from Z (Zelalem), "...i can manage."