Still working through the digital literacy learning curve. It’s getting a little easier. As you can see from my post on December 1, 2015, I am now building a website. The drop and drag feature of this website builder makes it tolerable to wade through but it is still work!
Well, learning awaits!
It has been some time since I posted on this page. I’ve been busy “doing” the digital literacy learning of which I write. I have been taking online classes, but my greatest learning has occurred since I have been posting work on YouTube. Yes, I have been uploading nursery rhyme videos on YouTube, so I can officially say I have a YouTube channel. [ You can view one at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG-afzk4ZZbNGuTbpHRR5cw] I have spent hours learning how to post and edit videos. My newest challenge is to learn how to add music. It is a high learning curve, yet I must admit, the result is rewarding when it works. To all the digital immigrants out there, let’s keep up together!
I recently published my first ebook on Amazon.com. It is entitled Work It!: Solutions for Keeping, Improving, or Redefining Your Job. Go to http://www.amazon.com/Work-Solutions-Keeping-Improving-Redefining-ebook/dp/B00KO9PSOA/ref=la_B00BDM532Y_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450361843&sr=1-2
The victory is actually in creating the cover and uploading my files myself so that the product met Amazon’s specifications.
To get the ebook uploaded onto Amazon I had to:
1. View a few videos on YouTube about uploading MS Word files and what’s the difference between Amazon’s 35 vs. 70% royalties policies.
2. Create a book cover: saved as a JPEG file of course
3. Upload files with little formatting (An annoying assignment for one who is big on directing the reader through bold italics, underlines, and boxes.)
It took 8 hours of my day to complete this process!
Talk about digital learning —wheww-w-w-w-w!
Two or more times I have said we would be learning digital literacy together. Read on as I share my failures and successes along the way.
I have blogged in the past. Adding images, and even better adding a video to the post was always beyond my skill level. Now that I am in the throes of discussing using digital tools, I was determined to press through to success this time.
I secured a video camera and then I spent 2-3 hours learning how to operate the handheld device. I found someone to run the equipment while I made 3 attempts at creating 60-second video clips.
I next had to figure out how to get the video clips downloaded from the device to my personal computer. “One more step and I’ll be homefree,” I thought.
I had to go through at least 5 more steps before the uploading the video onto WordPress was complete. Check out my success: see my second post at https://digitalliteracyvine.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/97/
Share your experiences!