A Walk Through A Slide
My groups presentation for our Pecha Kucha dealt with authorship and collaboration. My part of the Pecha Kucha presentation explained the different examples of modern co-authorship and collaboration. I set up five slides for my groups with some examples of co- authorships and collaboration. The first thing I did was I picked five images that dealt with my topic of co- authorship and collaboration and then decided what I wanted to say about all five of them.
One slide that I thought all clicked together well was my slide on Google docs. I think my picture, quote, and what I said all blended together good. It explained the point I was trying to bring across to the class. The picture I picked ( as seen below) had a picture of five people all connected to one document, which is what Google docs is. I thought this picture did a great job at showing what Google docs is.
The quote I decided to use this part of my narrative I used was from the YouTube video, ” The Machine is using us.” The part I used from this YouTube was, ” Web 2.0 is linking people.. people sharing, trading, and collaborating.” This was a great quote that complimented my quote, my picture, google docs, and what my topic was about.
This was just one slide of four examples of modern co-authorship and collaboration. It helped introduce the next three examples I used because many people know Google Docs, but the other three I used weren’t so known. I think it gave everyone a general idea of what I was talking about. If I could revise this slide, I would maybe rephrase what I personally said, so I wasn’t rushing when speaking to hit the 20 second mark.
Overall, I thought my pecha kucha presentation went better than I thought. I thought all my slides clicked together and actually made sense. I didn’t think they did when I first started. I was glad my presentation came together, along with my group.
What I Learn about my Blog Topic
Over the past few weeks, I learned a lot about collaboration and co- authorship. Before this module I never really knew about this topic. I actually didn’t even really know that there was all kinds of collaboration tools. I thought co- authorship was someone wrote something mainly and someone else added their input. My idea of what collaboration and co- authorship were, is completely different than what it is.
I learned that co-authorship is a collaborator or multiple authors. By researching for my presentation I learned even more on collaboration. I had no idea that co- authorship and collaboration was such a big deal in today’s society. I had no idea there was so many ways for be collaborative. I had no idea that people actually steal people’s work, too. I learned that plagiarism is a big deal in co- authorship, also.
My presentation really opened up my eyes to co- authorship and collaboration. There are so many ways in which people can use technology to collaborate on their work. I thought Google Docs was cool and then I saw all the different examples we have for collaboration. All of those examples such as, 37 Signals, Zoho Wiki, and Apple Works were all so interesting to me. I honestly didn’t know what any of those examples were. I had to research on all of them in order to find out what they are. I never even heard of them. People should start to use those sources more often since they are such a great tool!
It’s crazy how technology has brought the ability for co- authors to be able to collaborate in the way they do in today’s society. In the article, ” Becoming Screen Literate,” Kevin Kelly states, ” When technology shifts, it bends the culture. ” I think Kelly proves a good point here. He means when a new technology comes out, everybody’s culture changes and they use that technology. In reference to co- authorship and collaboration, there are many internet sources that I have previously stated that allow co- authorship and collaboration with many technologies. This amazes me!