Friday, June 18, 2004

Accuweather Weather Host
OK,'s the challenge! This link has no history; in fact it addresses the future. What it DOES do is tell a story using a cartoon face and a real voice, through Macromedia Flash.

I think the last one of these I've seen telling a History story was the Italian language treatment of Emperor Caligula, done circa 2000.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

feature3_map.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Can't help but blog this, though it isn't particularly animated. The richness of the map just boggles the eyes. So does the story of Bob Ballard's expedition to the black sea - in search of Naoah's flood. (See also the National Geographic intro, here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Association for Educational Communications and Technology
"...a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed towards improving instruction through technology..., not merely in terms of hardware (such as computers or television or projectors), but in terms of learners and their relationship to the people, events, places, and things through which they learn."

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Saturday, June 05, 2004

The New York Times > Life of Reagan Interactive NY Times
This recollection of Reagan's life is a little bit of a bandwidth hog, but definitely an example of how to use new media to tell a story.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Associaton for the Advancement of Computing in Education -Publications
Admit it, educational apps right now are really a hodgepodge of trial and error. With very little feedback about what is effective and what is not.

The AACE is "dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology." In these journals, you may find some thoughtful stuff to make your media more powerful.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

An Integrated Model of Multimedia Effects on Learning Andy Hede, University of the Sunshine Coast
Well, despite the distractions on the way across the OSU "Oval" this sunny day, managed to get a little research done in the education library. Not all that encouraging, if you're looking for hard evidence of what works.

This 2002 article takes a look at studies of Multimedia efficacy, and proposes a model of learning. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The Iraq Memory Foundation
Congratulations to the people of Iraq, who not only chose their interim government, but moved it into place a month ahead of time. A day of celebration, its also a good week to remember those who's lives were brutalized by the previous regime.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Conflict Map Nobel e-museum
A timeline/dynamic map of wars & conflicts in the 20th century. It says there's a civil war ongoing today in Ireland, and dubs the Palestinian terrorism a "Colonial War", so caveat emptor on the content.