Thursday’s Tools Discussion

January 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Thursday’s Tools Discussion

Okay, based on the comments, posts and trackbacks, it sounds like people are most interested in spending more time on: Omeka mashups Windows Movie Maker iMovie Something for Timelines xtimeline Exhibit/Timeline Others blogs as publishing platforms We won’t have time to get to all of these tomorrow, but we’ll see what we can get […]

Thursday’s class

January 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Thursday’s class

Agenda for class on Thursday Discuss readings — focus especially on Anthony Grafton’s New Yorker article Engage with tools selected by the class for 10-20 minutes Split into groups to continue planning

Want to see what the experts in academic computing think are going to be the most important tools students need to engage with in the next year, three years and five years? The annual Horizon Report will tell you. See the 2008 report here. [We’re engaged in the 2nd item listed, and some of you […]

As I said in class, pick one or two tools that you’d like to play around with more in class on Thursday.  In a comment or a blog post linked to this post indicate which tools you want us to spend some more time with (and, if there’s some particular aspect you’ve had problems with, […]

Search and you will find….something cool.

January 27, 2008 | Comments Off on Search and you will find….something cool.

Mary has a couple of good posts with links to news and links of interest.  Be sure to check them out. I want specifically to highlight the page she found about other uses for RSS.  It is definitely in the spirit of play of the original blog assignment for this weekend.

Omeka Admin

January 26, 2008 | 2 Comments

You’ve all been changed to Admin status in the test Omeka account.  Those of you who are thinking about using Omeka with your group project can now try creating an exhibit, create a new collection, use different documents.  In other words, explore some of the options available.  [Check out the examples of other sites using […]

Okay, so we’re at the end of the second week of class.  How are you feeling about the course, the readings/assignments, your group project?  Do we need to slow down or speed up, or is everything just right?  What would you like to spend more time on?  What do you feel like you have a […]

You may have noticed that there is a new page listed at the top of the course blog.  “Recent Blog Posts” funnels most (soon to be all) posts from the people in this class onto a single page (using RSS of course).  Check it out to get a snapshot of what everyone is working on. […]

If you get a chance, you should take a look at this short post at the Chronicle of Higher Education site about students and “digital saavy”.  Is it true for you?  For your classmates (in other classes)?  Other reactions?  You can respond in the comments field here or on your own blog with a link […]

Blog assignment

January 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

By the end of the weekend, write a post on your blog that explains why you are in this class and what you hope to get out of it, and introduces yourself to the class. Also, sign up for a feed reader (Google Reader, Bloglines, or another of your choosing) and subscribe to your classmates’ […]

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