Sunday, 20 March 2011

Amazing Video

Just practising uploading videos from youtube. This video is very inspirational!

Tutorial 4- Movie making

This week we had a lot of fun getting to make our own movies. Firstly we were put into groups and given a video camera, we then had to choose a letter of the alphabet and film whatever we wanted that related to that letter. I was in a group with Gemma, Anna, Cara and Godhelp. We decided on the letter L and filmed things such as 'Laughing', 'Love', 'Leading', 'Lonely' and we also took photos of lemons, lavender, leaves, and Light.
We then used windows movie maker to put the videos and photos together and make it flow. you can also cut out parts of the video and add music to it. our video had to be 30 seconds long so we had to do some cropping of the filming we did.
In the end our video turned out quite well, i will defiantly be using movie making more in the future.
Check out the video :)
(Video is located at the bottom of the page)

tutorial 3

My blog is looking a bit nicer, i have been playing around with the design of it and have even uploaded photos onto flickr and have now got a direct link on my page :) how convenient!

Tutorial two: Digital imaging, ethical issues

Going back to week 1 we learnt about 'Digital imaging'
Firstly we talked about the way digital images are stored, transferred and manipulated using technology.
Digital cameras, Video cameras, computers, Cell phones and usb devices all store images and can hold large amounts of information, this information can then be transferred to other devises, for example loading your photos from the camera then onto the computer. Once they are on the computer they can then be loaded onto facebook, YouTube, flikr and many other websites.
Manipulating photos is about changing the look of them and making them appear different (not there natural state) You can do this on some digital cameras by changing the colour of the picture or zooming in or making it look distorted. You can also do this when the pictures are on the computer by using photo shop, There are hundreds of things you can do to the picture to make it look better (However photo shop is a little hard to use if you are unfamiliar with it).

"A new technology is rearly superior to an old one in every feature"
Talking about cameras i think a lot more is captured these days because people have digital cameras so there is no limit to how many photos are taken. Also digital cameras are cheaper because you don't have to get the photos developed or buy film. A down side to this is that photo albums are not used as much anymore because people can organise their photos on the computer.

Taking photos and uploading them to the Internet is the easy part but there are ethical issues that have to be considered when doing this. Firstly taking photos of other people without their permission, for example, in schools, consent from parents needs to be given at the start of the year to allow teachers to take photos of their children.
Another issue is invading a persons privacy or ownership by taking photos or filming them without them knowing.
This becomes a problem for me when people put up photos of me on facebook that i don't like and then all my friends can see them!

Ways digital images are or can be used in occupational therapy.
-Monitoring sleeping patterns
-Taking photos of injury's to see the process of healing
-Giving cameras to clients to help with therapy or teaching them how to use technology. Shows how OT's are using technology to help enhance peoples lives.

Tutorial 1- Information Technology

Information technology and ethical issues
Information Technology (IT)- Refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the Internet, or the people that work with these technologies.

Today we live in a society where technology is everything! I don't think i could survive one day without using technology. My cellphone is always with me and i rely on the Internet for basic daily tasks. I own a cell phone, ipod, laptop and camera although i do find it hard keeping up with the latest technology's, they are constantly changing and developing. I cant imagine what will be out there in 20 years time, it will be very interesting.
I have defiantly gained a lot of knowledge since i have started tech because this course is very technology based, I am more comfortable using word and have a better understanding of researching on the Internet.

Occupational therapists need to keep up with the latest technology to gather information, communicate with staff and clients and be able to show clients if they need to know anything.
While on placement i noticed that all written work and files were done on the computer, at the end of the day the OT's, Doctors, Nurses, Social workers and Counsellors would write there notes about the clients on the computer so that all information could be accessed by everyone.  Having all the information on the computer makes it easy to find things and access client information at the touch of the button, It also keeps information safe.

Social Justice- Fair and proper administration of laws conforming to the natural law that all persons, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, possessions, race, religion, etc., are to be treated equally and without prejudice. See also civil rights.

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.
IP is divided into two categories:  Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs.  Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and those of broadcasters in their radio and television programs

Informed consent is a legal procedure to ensure that a patient or client knows all of the risks and costs involved in a treatment. The elements of informed consents include informing the client of the nature of the treatment, possible alternative treatments, and the potential risks and benefits of the treatment

More information-

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

All We Ever Wanted (Movie) Week 4/5

About me

Hi my name is Claire Fitzpatrick, i am currently living in hamilton and going to Wintec where i study Occupational Therapy. This is my second year and i have created this blog for a paper we are doing called 'Participation in Occupation' It is about focusing on how technology is used in engaging in meaningful activity and how it can be used to enhance therapy services.
This blog will show what we do each week and i will share my thoughts and reflections regarding technology.