Digital Media: Subway Maps as Tools for Teaching History

You can file this post more under ‘teaching ideas’ than anything particularly original. If I were to wait for something truly original to conjure itself in my head, then I would have approximately two posts over the last five years. Regardless, this is an idea still in its gestation period. Please feel free to run […]

Warburton, object-centric and user-centric learning

Warburton refers to online social spaces as often being either object-centric spaces or ego-centric spaces. Object-centric spaces have at the core of their focus the object itself; several examples of this are Flickr, Digg and Dopplr. Ego-centric spaces place the individual at the core of the focus; these include LinkedIn and Facebook (Warburton, 7). However, […]

Primary vs. Secondary Sources in Presentation and Teaching

[wpvideo v9tWe655] I get asked this question a lot in my work at a large non-profit academic database: what is the difference between a primary and secondary source? As we move towards new and diverse kinds of content (video, maps, manuscripts, letters, images, 3D models, etc.) and new ways of presenting that content the distinctions […]