Archive | november 2012

Digitaalse meedia sisutootmine: helitöötlus

Neljanda nädala ülesanne.

1) Salvestada järjest ühte faili terve Eesti tähestiku jagu tähti! Puhastada, soovi järgi töödelda ja siis jagada see tähe kaupa üksikuteks mp3 failideks!

Minu loetud tähestik asub siin.  

Tähestiku mäng asub siin.

Tehnilistel põhjustel on need ajutiselt ftp´ga üles laaditud Maris Maripu kontole.

2) Luua heliklipp, milles kombineerite oma kõnet, taustamuusikat ja ehk veel mingeid klippe. Kas loete luulet, reklaamite midagi, selgitate mõnda loodusnähtust vms. Mida kooliga seotum, seda parem! Ehk siis multitrack töötlus!

Heliklipp A. H. Tammsaare miniatuur “Ühele noorele neiule” asub Podomaticus siin. Muusika on pärit siit.

Olin seda teksti ka varem sisse lugenud ja helindanud, aga paraku Aviarys, kus nüüd seda enam ei ole.

ELNM Topic 20: The Digital Enforcement

To Do

  • Write a short analysis about applicability of copying restrictions – whether you consider them useful, in which cases exceptions should be made etc.

If we talk about digital rights and digital restrictions it sounds better “digital rights”. I personally prefer free licensing. Maybe sometimes have to restrict something but better is if everybody can use all content freely. In this occasion we have better materials – everybody can improve and upgrade them. I like that I can use compatible resources, not otherwise. The risks are monopolies on file formats, interoperability, insecurity and freedom of speech.

ELNM Topic 19: One Microsoft Way: the World of Proprietary Software

To Do

  • What could the software licensing landscape look like in 2020? Write a short (blogged) predictive analysis.

The World of Proprietary Software is very variegated. I learned that there are commercial proprietary software, shareware, freeware, public domain, Microsoft shared source and questionable stuff like trends of greed, vendor lock-in, pig in a bag and abandonware. Some of them were quite new, I had never thought about this issue. Now I know that freeware and free software are different terms. It was interesting to read that “the phrase READ CAREFULLY /–/ means “IGNORE THIS.” That’s because the small print is unchangeable and outrageous,” said the aticle. Because of any practice with DOS games I had not even idea that them cannot be run on newer versions of MS Windows.

But what could the software licensing landscape look like in 2020 I can not predict. Although it is in eight year there can appear many different developments. As an Estonian language teacher I have no any contact with this kind of licenses. I’ll look forward to the future.

Õpikeskkonnad ja õpivõrgustikud: kuues teema õpivõrgustikud

Seekord mõtiskleme teemal: mis on võrgustik ning mis teeb ühest võrgustikust õpivõrgustiku.

Seda postitust alustan tsitaadiga Oskar Lutsu “Kevadest”: “Kui Arno isaga koolimajja jõudis, olid tunnid juba alanud.” Sest kui mina oma tööd alustasin, oli enamikul see juba tehtud. Niisiis sain kasutada õpivõrgustiku eeliseid ning nende pealt veidi piiluda. Sama teost mainis ka Taimi, tuues näiteks Imeliku ja Kuslapi (mitte Visaku) “võrgustikutöö”. Jätka lugemist

ELNM Topic 18: The Millennium Bug in the WIPO Model

To Do

  • Find a good example of the “science business” described above and analyse it as a potential factor in the Digital Divide discussed earlier. Is the proposed connection likely or not? Blog your opinion.

The paradigm is shifted because the new resource  – information – is very important to all of us. Information never disappear and we can reproduce it by copying. This is not like in the old days when the resources were only material. I think in science business can play a big role digitalised materials which are readily available and this may cause digital divide. Probably I have to know more about science and business to find a good example and explain it better.

ELNM Topic 17: The Hacker Approach: Development of Free Licenses

To Do:

  • Study the GNU GPL and write a short blog essay about it. You may use the SWOT analysis model (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats).

ELNM Topic 16: More WIPO: Contracts and Licenses

To Do

  • Study licensing in another field than media/software (e,g. robotics, pharmaceutical industry etc) and compare it to the software and online content licensing.

Licenses are used on learning materials. When the teacher creates learning material, he/she puts on it a license that prohibits or provides certain rights. These are the copyright and Creative Commons licenses.
Based on main types of licenses, it can be said that the licenses can be, for example:

  • non-exclusive license – CC licenses.
  • exclusive license – like copyright.
  • absolute license – maybe like the Public Domain.
  • sublicense – CC licenses.

I dare not to analyze other areas, because I do not know them enough. To compare, I have to delve more into the topic. I think it is better to deal with what is needed in my everyday life, even though the new areas are very interesting, too.

ELNM Topic 15: The Proprietary World: The WIPO Intellectual Property model

To Do

  • Study the Anglo-American and Continental European school of IP. Write a short comparative analysis to your blog (if you have clear preference for one over another, explain that, too).

This material is dealt with only in Continental European school of IP. I’m already familiar with it, but there was also new for me. I have not thought about the origin of the word patent, it became clear that it is in Latin patens (public). It was also interesting to find that the smell can be a trade mark and sound marks, scent marks and moving marks can not be protected in Estonia.
It was good to remember that the major specific features of IP are (accoording to the text): Jätka lugemist

Õpikeskkonnad ja õpivõrgustikud: personaalsed õpikeskkonnad

Viies teema

Ülesanne

Kuidas sa tajud oma personaalset õpikeskkonda oma magistriõpingute raames? Kas see on teistsugune võrreldes sinu varasemate õpingutega? Millistest osadest see koosneb, milliseid vahendeid (inimesed, raamatud, spetsiaalsed programmid jne.) see sisaldab? Põhjenda, miks on sinu keskkond just selline? Mil määral on see keskkond sinu koostatud ning mil määral on see nö peale surutud (näiteks pean kasutama IVA, kuna mingil kursusel on see keskne vahend)? Püüa näiteks oma personaalne keskkond visualiseerida näidates ära komponendid ja nende omavahelised seosed. Joonised oleksid meil heaks baasmaterjaliks võrdlemaks kas ja kuivõrd me tajume oma personaalset õpikeskkonda magistriõpingute raames erinevalt. Jätka lugemist

ELNM Topic 13: The Author vs the Information Society

 To Do

Against intellectual property

Brian Martin writes in his book „Information Liberation” (chapter 3 “Against intellectual property”: „There is a strong case for opposing intellectual property. Among other things, it often retards innovation and exploits Third World peoples. The alternative to intellectual property is that intellectual products not be owned, as in the case of everyday language“.

Reading his work I started to think more widely than before, although I was also thought the same way.

Below, I outline some of the more interesting ideas for me.  Jätka lugemist