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Bernie Goldbach
Cashel, Ireland
"I find, check and share information."
Interests: I enjoy running long distance when I'm fit and reading history more than watching television.
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I HAVE STARTED SAVING screen captures of well-dressed men because I need the motivation to lose weight in order to get a nice look. Today I put Gordon Richardson into my collection. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Inside View
FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS, I have taught sophisticated university students about changes afoot with the internet culture that wraps around their lives. And in each successive year, the web itself reinforces the idea that it's alright to humiliate people online. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Inside View
I SPENT A DAY listening and learning to start-ups sharing stories in Tralee, County Kerry. Thehour-long panel discussion, four pages of notes I scribbled and scrolling info about #WASupKerry on Twitter point to things I should do when enhancing the creative multimedia programme on my home campus in Clonmel. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Inside View
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INSTAGRAM STARTED asking me repeatedly for Captcha responses today instead of permitting me to like or comment on images. The annoying problem continued even though I changed my password and removed the app. However, everything returned to normal after I went to the Instagram site on my Windows Surface, did the Captcha there and then returned to normal ops on my phones. This is a tactic that works for dozens of people I know. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Inside View
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I SPENT SATURDAY in Dublin's RDS with the Youth Media Team (@ymtfm on Twitter and in the viewfinder of the camera) as they covered Ireland's largest teaching conference (hashtagged #feilte on Twitter). The YMT.fm crew interviewed a dozen speakers and participants, including the Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan. Leaving Cert students who cover these fast-paced events benefit from several elements of the creative multimedia degree programme that we teach in the Limerick School of Art & Design. They learn how to create, produce and syndicate multimedia stories by using a combination of handwritten notes, an online task planner, OneDrive, iPad Minis and Lumia phones. Remarkably, they can record and publish the audio clip--all within the space of 30 minutes. The YMT.fm crew rotates members. In the past, they have come from counties Kildare, Laois and Tipperary. Their home bases have constrained where the Youth Media Team can cover events so I think I will suggest a way to expand YMT.fm membership to the co-founders with an eye to covering #cong14 with a small team from County Galway. [Bernie Goldbach is the senior pilot creative multimedia lecturer in the Limerick School of Art & Design.] Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Inside View
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I'VE HEARD SEVERAL radio commentators lament the lack of live traffic info for mobile screens and I have to think they have never used http://m.here.com/traffic on a decent screen. As the screenshot on this post shows, distinct red lines mark places where traffic is slowing down. In another screen, text call-outs show places where road works might affect travel. Here.com pulls info from a variety of sources and it shows highly relevant facts that have caused me to change routes and modes of travel during the past two year--back when it was Traffic.com. Now traffic.com sits under the Here marquee and that means pure elegance when using Here Drive. I pin Here details to my Lumia 1520 start screen and I often run a session of power-hungry Waze if I'm worried about speed cameras. But in my experience, a combination of Here Drive and pinned alerts from @aaroadwatch keep me rolling with the shiny side up and the greasy side down. [Screenshot of Here Drive working parallel to M7 slowdown near Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.] Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Inside View
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I USE ADVICE from trustworthy sources so when I spotted TripAdvisor ratings as a swipe screen inside Here Maps on Lumia, I was impressed. Some friends discount TripAdvisor and rely instead for wisdom from their slice of the Twitterverse. I personally prefer TripAdvisor because I have used it longer than any other review system and because I have found its information worthy of consideration. I'm happy to see it tightly integrated to Here Maps. [Screenshot from Here Maps scraped while snaking my way through Kilkenny.] Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Inside View
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I REMEMBERED that my phone could wirelessly connect to an overhead data projector and that saved me an hour of a lecture. I used Lumia Beamer to project a slide deck that was in my phone. I first saw Lumia Beamer during an Irish Learning Technology event when a presenter effortlessly showed his presentation while holding his Lumia 1020 as he strode confidently across the stage. At that moment, I resolved to keep my lecture notes in-hand on my Lumia 1520. I normally post my lectures onto Moodle after students co-author them by using Powerpoint Online. Both Moodle and Powerpoint Online use cloud services. But a big network failure--affecting Bank of Ireland at the same time--made OneDrive's startup logo spill aimlessly instead of loading my slide deck. But since I had a current version of the Powerpoint on my phone, I simply fired up Lumia Beamer, set a Nokia Short Code in the data projector's web browser, and swiped through slides. This is a kind of educational technology everyone should know how to use. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Inside View
WE HAVE A four year old boy who enjoys being in the driver's seat. He knows he can switch on all sorts of things that start to blink, beep and wipe when the motor turns over so if he is relegated to the passenger's seat in 13 years time, he won't like the experience. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Inside View
I AM USING a Web Analytics module hand-in-hand with Powerpoint Online to gather student feedback directly after lectures. I present the lecture and then students modify the slide deck during a follow-on practical session. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Inside View
I ENJOY FLIPPING CLASSROOMS and just discovered another way of injecting more activity into classroom lectures. My accidental discovery involves Powerpoint Co-Authoring. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Inside View
I STARTED USING Socrative one year ago, got positive feedback from students about its functionality, and decided to use it again throughout the 2014-15 academic term. I believe it enhances student engagement. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Inside View
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Sep 17, 2014
I DON'T BELIEVE a listing of core technologies exists that helps enhance the academic engagement of third level students. I am creating one of my own and it will borrow thoughts from my instructor pilot days. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Inside View
I'M WATCHING TV3 as it tries to launch a new cooking show hosted by Angeline Ball, a former Commitments star. The show is called Home Cook's Academy and its name falls afoul of copyright. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Inside View
AT THE START of every academic term, I try to have more ducks in a row than the previous year. I know I'm better prepared than any previous autumn semester but there are rough edges that need to be smoothed out before our late students arrive at the end of September. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Inside View
THE YOUTH MEDIA TEAM (YMT.fm), a group of young Irish students mentored by staff in LIT-Tipperary, earned three different nominations in the 2014 Shortlist of Blog Awards Ireland. It's a lovely accomplishment and one that the YMT.fm crew appreciates. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Inside View
I love your playlist! Thanks for sharing!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Three years ago today... + Playlist! at Rosie Reads
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AFTER A HALF DAY in Microsoft Ireland, I'm returning to campus with ideas that originated in a Skunkworks project. If my intentions are successful, I will convert that Skunkworks initiative into several clever Windows Phone apps and then watch young children time hop with their grandparents through memories of their school days. Stephen Howell, an avowed geek with an academic background, showed group of LSADmedia students how to quickly create a working app with AppStudio. It will take another day for me to digest what actually happened in the rarefied space of Microsoft Ireland. I'll post those follow-on comments after chatting with the students who shared the day-long experience. [Posted on a Surface Pro using O2-Ireland Mifi services on the N7 alongside Citywest.] Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Inside View
I USE TWITTER when teaching Media Writing in the Limerick School of Art and Design because I have discovered real value in watching selected hashtags, in following pathfinders who curate content and in communicating to students via direct messages. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Inside View
OR THE NEXT two weeks, I will use a Microsoft Surface computer while learning videoscribing fundamentals. My first impressions suggest it is easier to pinch and zoom flyouts with my fingers and a stylus than with a keyboard and a touchpad. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Inside View
I GET FULL USE of a Microsoft Surface tablet to see how two of my older styli work when I upskill as a video scribe during the next two weeks. The first two hours spent scribing on Surface have been uneventful. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Inside View
Looking forward to Kindle. My creaky iOS won't download the epub with a 2012 version of iBooks.
Do you have any plans for an epub version of the book once it's printed?
ON THE 28TH OF AUGUST 1988, I observed the worst airshow disaster in Europe. The day marks a change in my pathway through life. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Inside View