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From podcast to slidecast

From podcast to slidecast

As interest in digital storytelling continues to grow at Evergreen, Academic Computing and Electronic Media have been working to find appropriate technologies to custom fit the needs of our unique and varied curriculum.  In previous years we have used GarageBand … Continue reading

Just the begining… 2

Just the begining…

Emerging from NWACC’s (Northwest Academic Computing Consortium) 2011 Instructional Technology Roundtable comes NWACCo.org: a joint project of NWACC members to develop an Open Online Course/Resource See the About page for more info about this...

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ShowMe App for the iPad

The ShowMe app for the iPad allows you to record voice-over whiteboard style tutorials then share them online. This app is a nice alternative to an expensive physical interactive whiteboard. You can publish your...

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, ca. 1960

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, ca. 1960

Here is an outstanding piece of archival documentary footage, courtesy of the UO Channel. The OIMB has come a long way since 1960 — visit the Institute sometime to see for yourself.

Toward a dynamics of experience

Toward a dynamics of experience

One approach to the study and criticism of video games emphasizes the experiential aspect of action / interaction. Occasionally this approach is applied with a rigor that reveals the functionally identical nature of concepts that we tend to understand as separate, sometimes apposite and others opposite: concepts such as space, and time, and action. Colliding […]

Toward a dynamics of experience

Toward a dynamics of experience

One approach to the study and criticism of video games emphasizes the experiential aspect of action / interaction. Occasionally this approach is applied with a rigor that reveals the functionally identical nature of concepts that we tend to understand as separate, sometimes apposite and others opposite: concepts such as space, and time, and action. Colliding […]

eLearning Blog

eLearning Blog

We just recently moved the elearning services blog from blogger over to the wordpress environment on Campus. While there are a few options disabled for “security” reasons and only a select few themes avaliable at the time of this post, our blog space is looking really nice. We plan on using it as a main area to help communicate to our […]

Infographic: Bytes Beat Bricks (FORTUNE)

Infographic: Bytes Beat Bricks (FORTUNE)

Here is a thought-provoking and well-designed infographic from Nicolas Rapp of FORTUNE Magazine. The timespan is 1999-2010. Where do you think education will be ten years from now? Note that Mr. Rapp’s graphic shows both growth (vertical scale for the … Continue reading

Emulation and the Academy

Emulation and the Academy

Here’s the deal: games played on PC and/or Mac, including emulated games from previous generations, present enormous challenges for educational institutions (and the libraries that love them). These challenges are instructive regarding the disconnect between the rapid growth, evolution, and demise of various forms of cultural production, and the laws that ostensibly govern production, reproduction, […]