Links for EDUCAUSE Review Readers

By on March 27, 2009 Comments Off on Links for EDUCAUSE Review Readers

Digital toolbox included:

— UMWBlogs — [1]
— Omeka — [2]
— MIT’s Simile/Timeline — [3]
— — [4]
— YouTube — [5]
— Windows Movie Maker

The Projects:

— Historical Markers Project (HMP) — [6]
— James Farmer Project (JFP) — [7]
— James Monroe Papers Project (JMPP) — [8] and [9]
— Alumni Project (AP) — [10]

My own blog posts about the class: [11]

Student reflections on the process:

Read the students’ blogs (see blogroll on the left) to get a sense of their triumphs and struggles.

For HMP, be sure to check out Elle Weaver’s detailed semester account and Life is Divine Chaos’s discussion of (old school) image acquisitions and the Mud Pit’s wrangling with WordPress Multi-User at UMW (with a little joshing of the professor at the end…).

For JFP, look at the thorough blogging of Sona si latine loqueri, or the first mashup done by MaryH, or the excitement of fixing an error that others had made.

For JMPP, look at The Monroe Hall Doctrine‘s numerous postings working on the structure and administrative tasks, and the feeling of anxiety and accomplishment in this late semester post from Digital History: Spring 2K8, and Lisa M’s use of the blog as a log of project updates.

For the AP, see the wry approach to group work taken by The Low Downs, the online version of stand-up seen in Cobbgoblin’s post on video in Simile Timelines, and Juliann’s post on the time-consuming nature of microfilm research and uploading digital video.

And their reflections at the end of the course:

Elle; Matt (official and unofficial); Kelly; A humorous take

[Note: this is just a selection of individual blogs for students from the class, largely done to illustrate specific points for the article.]


By on April 24, 2008 Comments Off on Link

For our discussion today

The formal presentation of the Digital History projects will be part of the History Department’s end-of-the-semester symposium.  All four groups will present on Friday, April 25, at 3 PM in Monroe Hall 202.

Please encourage friends, faculty, staff to come to this.  We don’t just want to present these projects to the class, but to the department and the university.  This is your chance to show everyone why you haven’t been around much for anything else this semester.  🙂

Just for those of you following along outside of the class itself, check out the start pages of each of the four groups.  They’re all getting close to being finished (the final due date is next Tuesday).

1) Historical Marker Project — [Creators: Elle W., Whitney H., Jennifer F., Shannon H., Amy B.]

2) James Farmer Project –[Creators: Laura G., Mary H., Nikole W., Colin B.]

3) James Monroe Papers Project — [Creators: Talya H., Kelly W., Lisa M., Andrea M.]

4) Alumni Project — [Creators: Kellye S., Juliann B., Matt D., Roxanne, Austin C.]

Check them out and let us know what you think!

Predicting the Future

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Here a link to a video related to our discussion yesterday.

Student Research & Creativity Day — Friday, April 18

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Link is here.  Online application is here.  Deadline is this Friday, April 4.

Tuesday’s Class

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I’m planning on meeting with each group individually for a status update.  If you have any questions or concerns about the end stages of your project, that would be a good time to bring them up with me.

See this post for more information about themes that might be more suited to using for a website-style presentation.

After our discussion the other day of the potential text for a potential historical marker for the institution, I ran across this image of Monroe Hall on the centennial blog.

Historical Marker Class Session

By on March 10, 2008 Comments Off on Historical Marker Class Session

Tuesday’s class will involve us writing the text for a potential historical marker celebrating the school’s centennial.

Specifics about the application can be found at:

What should the 100-word text of the sign include?

Where should it be placed (keeping in mind the requirements at the bottom of this page)?  [See a map of campus here.]

Each group will present their ideas to the class and we’ll do some work in a Google Doc to try to come up with our UMW marker text.

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