I thought I’d try and put some time into learning Prezi. Here is the result and, coincidentally, my week 4 post.
One aspect I failed to include in the presentation was a discussion of the importance of html. Put simply, I think you really have to have some basic knowledge of html if you are going to work outside a LMS (and it helps even if you are only using an LMS). Sometime’s it is simply easier to know basic HTML than to have to depend on others. For example, I wanted to create a “People” page for my courses. In WordPress, the most obvious solution is to find a plug-in. Unfortunately, the only acceptable one also put all the members of any of the blogs in my network on the “People” page. So, I had to find my own solution. Using a couple of tutorials on php (which unfortunately I’ve just discovered no longer exist, as the domain registration has expired) and basic HTML knowledge, I was able to put this together, which I now use on all my courses. If I hadn’t had this kind of (let’s be honest) barely competent level of working knowledge, I wouldn’t have been able to put this together. Now imagine if I really knew HTML and php!