The Chronicle for Higher Education has a fascinating article on using digital technologies, including GIS software, to visualize historical data:
With Digital Maps, Historians Chart a New Way Into the Past: A push to make historical data more visual could yield a better understanding of events
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The recent inclusion of two new articles in the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About series - one on Google Earth and the other on YouTube - reminded me how wonderfully useful this site can be for accessing quick, non-techie explanations of emerging instructional technologies in higher education.
Each of the two page freely downloadable PDFs follows a template that offers you a scenario for use of the tool or technology as well as why it is significant for teaching and learning in faculty-friendly prose.
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