Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Tutorial four: Video production

I was away when this tutorial was held but was able to link to the film that the girls made via Sarah's blog...

Tutorial four - Video production

Tutorial Three: Blog Creation Tasks

In this tutorial I set up my accounts with Google, Blogger and Flickr.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tutorial Two: Digital Imaging

Some of the hardware and software I am familiar with related to digital imaging are as follows...
  • stored via memory cards, usb sticks, external hard drives, c.d's
  • manipulated via photoshop, photo editing software, paint programme
  • windows movie maker
Examples  of the use of digital imaging to provide information and recording...
  • video camera's
  • distribution of images

    Digital camera - pluses and minuses

    +  less costly than film based camera's
    +  easy to use
    +  compact
    +  immediate picture appearant on screen
    +  numerous storage of pictures
    +  pictures are less likely to be damaged as they are all on a memory card
    +  data can be sent via internet
    -  more prone to loss of data
    -  has to be handled with delcate care
    - like all electrical appliances needs a source of power
    - because pictures are digital there is less sentimental value on photos

    Ethical issues when capturing and distributing digital images

    Privacy - Consent of person, copyright of people and objects in the background, and ownership of the actual photo.

    Digital imaging in ocupational therapy practice

    The example I will be using is from my first field work placement. This was to show the progress of the students in a paediatric setting.

    Pictures are taken for housing modifications for those ocupational therapists working in community rehibilatation.

    Photos of clients may be required in their client/medical files.


    Haines, C. (2009). Neon Dreams.  Retrieved March 30, 2011 from http://onlycreative.com.au/tag/3d/page/7/.

    Film, design and VFX studio. (2010). Umeric.  Retrieved March 30, 2011 from http://onlycreative.com.au/2010/09/

      Monday, 21 March 2011

      Tutorial One: Information Technology and Ethical Issues

      Introducing my first blog post...

      Information Technology (IT) is "the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information" (wordnet search).  In other words, the inteligence that links the world to one another.

      Technology is all around us in the year 2011.  Student's watch lectures online with an audio file to listen to.  People can do all their weekly grocery shopping online and have in delivered to their homes withtin the hour.  Cellphones, ipods, electronic day planners can all be within arms reach every day as they are conviniently designed to fit perfectly into any handbag or back pocket.  As you can see IT has most definitely become a big part of almost every persons daily life.

      The IT devices or systems I feel comfortable using are as follows:
      -  Cell phones                    
      -  Internet explorer and Firefox
      -  Ipod touch
      -  Computer programs such as microsoft word, Itunes, media player, etc.

      An example of IT being used in Occupational Therapy practice is the use of IT to enhance communication skills such as a Dynavox.  A dynavox is an augmented communicator.  The device displays concrete scenes and symbols that represent ideas and objects which are then spoken aloud through the speakers once the user has touched the screen.  Here is an example of a dynavox being used...

      Some of the ehical issues that arise when adopting IT systems and tools into practice are things such as privacy issues, having an up-to-date knowledge about the IT being used, skills, and of course the safety of the client is our number one priority.

      Intellectual Property - this is the physical expressions of ideas and the creations of the mind that are contained in books, music, plays, movies, news presentations and computer software.  Intellectual property may be the idea that the person who thought of it has ownership over, or in some cases if they are working for a company for example, the company may own the idea as the worker is paid to think up these ideas.

      Social Justice - this is the application of equal rights for those in society made available by the law on a social scale.

      Informed Consent - this is a term often used in law that indicates that a person gives consent for a piece of material personal to them to be used by others.


      Informed consent (2011).  Retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informed_consent.

      Social justice (2011).  Retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice.

      What is intellectual property? (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2011 from http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/.