Analyse Information + Assign Meta Tags – Week 2

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Photo by dhester on morgueFile.com

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Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Applying Meta Data in HTML
  3. Create an Image for a Web Page
  4. Email the Example
  5. Student Examples
  6. Feedback

Introduction

Today we will look at how to create meta tags in HTML and where to place the information.

Applying Meta Data in HTML

Meta Tags for Web Pages

Create a HTML file with all the meta tags for:

  • keywords
  • description
  • author

Use the W3School’s TryItEditor or Notepad to write your code.

Follow this link to see how it is done: The HTML Head Element.

Save your html file and move to the next task.

Create an Image for a Web Page

Use photoshop to create a photo montage image like the one below.

Search for specific technique: Photomontage

Artform that became extremely popular in the early 20th Century. Particularly popular in German Expressionism and Dadaism. Click the images for links to the original images or sites:

Photomontage: Amir Ebrahim Photography

Photomontage: Amir Ebrahim Photography

Massive Attack - The Essential Mix

Massive Attack – The Essential Mix

Create the Image in Photoshop

Create a similar photomontage to the one above by Amir Ebrahim Photography. Find a photo to base it on and copy and paste layers and change the image colour and tone.

Make sure to apply the meta data to the final product before saving it as a JPEG and PSD.

Email the JPEG

Email the JPEG to me.

Student Examples

Below are examples by students:

to be posted

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Analyse Information + Assign Meta Tags – Week 1

Photo by dhester on morgueFile.com

Photo by dhester on morgueFile.com

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Content:

  1. Introduction
  2. Applying Meta Tags
  3. Applying Meta Data in Photoshop
  4. Creating a Poster in Photoshop
  5. Feedback

Introduction

Analyse Information and Assign Meta Tags is a unit that focusses on:

  • Identify the purpose of the meta-tags
    What will they need to communicate?
  • Analyse the material that needs to be stored as meta data
    What information needs to be stored as meta data?
  • Create meta tags
  • Test and monitor meta tags

Attached is the unit of competency: ICAWEB510A Analyse Data and Assign Meta Tags

Please read the text word by word and … no actually, let us move to greener pastures:

Applying Meta Tags

It would help to actually know what meta tag means:

A meta tag is basically a tag in HTML that describes the contents of a Web page.

We will look at different ways to apply meta data to files:

  • Applying meta data with Photoshop
  • Applying meta data with Adobe Bridge
  • Applying meta data with meta tags in HTML

Applying Meta Data in Photoshop

Question to the class: why do you think it is important to apply meta data in the first place?

Do not read any further…

We will apply meta data in Photoshop with File>File Info… or with the shortcut: Alt+Shift+Ctrl+I.

This opens a window and you will be able to enter information in there. Let us focus on a title, the name of the creator (you) a copyright statement, a description and keywords.

Creating a Poster in Photoshop

Before you can apply any data to a Photoshop document though, you need to have a Photoshop document. So, let us begin with some fun:

In 1:20h create a poster that is inspired by either Swiss International Style, Constructivism or the Vietnamese Propaganda Poster.

Feel free to use some of your own art work or appropriate imagery found online.

Make sure to apply the meta data to the final product before saving it as a JPEG and PSD.

E-mail the JPEG to me! 🙂

Inspirations for today’s task:

Swiss International Style – an iconic style of graphic design from the 1950s, strongly influenced by the ideals of the German Bauhaus – Click the image for a Google search on Swiss Style:

Swiss International Style Screenshot Google

Swiss International Style

Swiss International Style

Constructivism – The immensely graphic art and propaganda style of Communist Russia, or to be more precise, of the Soviet Union. Early 1920s – 1940s. Click the image for a Google search on Constructivism:

Constructivism

Constructivism

Vietnamese Propaganda Posters – this is a particular style popular in Communist Vietnam. Visually very flat with the use of rich patterns and stunning in colour scheme. I feel very attracted to this style. Vietnam particularly in 1960s and 1970s. Click the image for a Google search on Vietnamese Propaganda Poster:

Vietnamese Propaganda Poster

Vietnamese Propaganda Poster

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Student Examples

Below are examples by students:

Milk Poster - Swiss International Style Reference - by Annabel Stephen Salip

Milk Poster – Swiss International Style Reference – by Annabel Stephen Salip

Constructivism Reference - by Lylah Livingston

Constructivism Reference – by Lylah Livingston

Pink Ribbon Day - Swiss International Style Reference - by Hwan Rochanabuddhi

Pink Ribbon Day – Swiss International Style Reference – by Hwan Rochanabuddhi

Zig Zag - Swiss International Style Reference - by Nawras Shakeer

Zig Zag – Swiss International Style Reference – by Nawras Shakeer

 

Peace- Swiss International Style Reference - by Maryam Chananeh

Peace- Swiss International Style Reference – by Maryam Chananeh

 

Online Cluster – Week 6

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Content:

  1. Sustainability Assessment
  2. Feedback

Sustainability Assessment Task

Please check today’s entry on MyKangan for this class the Sustainability component of the Online Cluster.

Source: morgueFile, Photo by matei

Source: morgueFile, Photo by matei

Today’s online class looks at how to integrate sustainable work practice into a print business in Victoria. Use the links provided or research independently:  Greenfinder | Printers on Greenfinder |Thegreendirectory | Sustainability Victoria | SustainableBusiness.com

Please complete the attached file Assessment Sustainability and upload it to MyKangan.

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Online Cluster – Week 5

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Content:

  1. Bullying and RSI
  2. Assessment
  3. Feedback

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Photo by Alvimann on morgueFile.com

Bullying and RSI

Today’s online class covers Bullying and RSI. It is the last OHS task!

Use the links provided or research independently:  Preventing and Managing Bullying at Work | Workplace Info |OHS Reps@Work

Please complete the attached file and upload it at MyKangan.

Complete the Assessment

Assessment – OHS 2 – Bullying and RSI

Upload the Assessment:

Upload the document on MyKangan

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Online Cluster – Week 4

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Content:

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Assessment
  3. Feedback

Why Communications Skills Are So Important?

Your online units cover 4 different topics:

  • Team Effectiveness
  • Communication Skills
  • Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace
  • Maintain a Safe Work Environment (OHS)

Today we will focus on the aspect of Communication Skills.

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Photo by mcconnors on morgueFile

Read Introduction to Communication Skills

Think about the questions below while reading the post Introduction to Communication Skills on MindTools.com. Think about these questions:

  • What are the elements or steps of the communication process (look at the diagram at Introduction to Communication Skills)?
  • What are 5 typical communication barriers or what goes wrong when two parties fail to communicate?
  • When and with  whom do you communicate well (think in terms of family, friends)?
  • When and with whom do you communicate poorly with?
  • What steps can be taken by a sender or source to ensure the best possible outcome?
  • What steps can be taken by a receiver to ensure the best possible outcome?

Are you a Good Communicator?

Do the MindTools online Communication Quiz.

Complete the Assessment

Assessment Communication Skills

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Online Cluster – Week 3

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Content:

  1. Assessment
  2. Feedback

 

Text from MyKangan:

Open the attached document with a set of tasks for you to explore.

Your task: Download the attached word document and:Look up the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act). Find out who is responsible for workplace safety and who has duty of care at a workplace.

Define the term ‘hazard’ in a OHS context. Define the SAM principle and what the Think Safe steps are! State six methods to respond to a hazard

Upload your completed document

The Forum and the task are available on MyKangan. Please participate in the forum. A humorous response is more than welcome as long as it is in context and not vulgar.

All the tasks from previous weeks can be uploaded as well.

Assessment

Please complete the Assessment OHS 1

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Online Cluster – Week 1

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Content:

  1. The Cluster of Units
  2. In-class Task
  3. Feedback

Feel free to ask questions throughout class and to slow me down at any time. It is important that you view the instructions on the overhead first and then try them out yourself.

The Cluster of Units

This class is called Online Cluster. It basically covers 4 units of competency that will be delivered online with the 1 hour of contact every Friday from 4-5pm. Most od the content is based on worksheets that you can download, complete and upload to MyKangan.

The unit will be clustered in one unit on MyKangan.

These are the units:

ICPSU260C Maintain a Safe Work Environment

ICPSU262C Communicate in the Workplace

BSBSUS301A Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

BSBWOR402A Promote Team Effectiveness

Please follow all the tasks in this unit on a weekly basis.

In-class Task

The first week is a simple overview. Please read and download the task (Class 01Task- online)

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