Documenting your project in flickr
Flickr.com can be used for documentation of images and text related to project work, data collected as work is done.
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30 March 2009
With student project work, we often demand documentation of products and require some record of the process, often to support the valuable reflection that can maximise student learning. In a dissertation, one of the most illuminative questions can be What would you have done differently?
Here is an example of the documentation of a craft project - making 2 Ixus camera cases for friends/family.week. I experimented with recording the process on my Flickr.com site. 2 colleagues and I are starting a new ‘Digital Literacy’ style Year 1 undergraduate module, and I wanted to see if this might work for a student activity.
Here are the finished products,
and the visual project notebook covering design and process is also on flickr.com. You
can view this is a slideshow (best to click Show Info option) at http://www.flickr.com/photos/francesbell/sets/72157616064980620/show/
or visit the set and view the images one by one.
Digital media (particularly once every student has an image/video/audio/internet device in their pocket) should make the capturing of work as it happens very easy. Blogs (as time-stamped streams of messages) are already used as project diaries, but for work with a visual element, flickr.com is an alternative. An image of a whiteboard is a much quicker and less formal way of recording decisions and designs agreed in a meeting. Flickr.com offers images and associated text, with a slideshow for ‘book’ format. Social network sites offer easy to use methods of combining different media that can be presented streams or feeds.