I’m afraid I don’t have anything to add at this point, I’ve looked at the Research section of the ACU website and it looks comprehensive and good to know what is available through ACU.
My partner loves the Google sky map app on his phone to know which planets/stars are hovering over his head. Aurasma looks great for businesses to value add to their products/experiences. Virtual reality is interesting, it seemed that there was huge interest in the novelty value of things like Second life when that began, but it’s popularity seems to have died. There’s always something new to take the place of currently ‘cool’ things.
I loved MorgueFile, gorgeous images and good to know they’re all freely usable. Excellent list of general video and audio production guidelines in the introduction to the ‘thing’, it’s great that the 23 research things blog will still be available to look back on later, lots to take in all at once but lots of valuable information there.
I don’t listen to many podcasts, mainly things on ABC radio I’ve only heard bits of while driving. I keep thinking I’ll do more of that when I retire…A friend recommended this TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity?language=en and I see it’s been viewed 37,547,046 times. How did people get a message out before the internet?? My 2 student children are avid fans of The Khan academy and I’ve finally got around to looking at it too, as one of the tools in this ‘thing’.
In an organisation like ACU with campuses separated by large distances, some of these tools are great for training videos. Jing looks easy to use, sounds like Captivate is good too. My partner is a university lecturer with online students and has to sometimes create videos for them, some of these tools would be helpful.
I had fun playing with Voyant, I made a word picture using the URL of the library home page of the ACU website. Unfortunately I couldn’t copy or download that image in any way even though it indicated that was possible – more time needed to look at it in depth.
More amazing tools that I didn’t know existed, I love visual presentations of data, so many interesting (and interactive, even better) ways to present potentially dry stats – lots of potential for using these tools.