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Archive for October, 2007

“Wanted: film production assistant with sufficient power to ward off attacking monsters. Must be able to resist shooting fireballs at your mortal enemy while we are on location.” An amusing Washington Post article discusses the challenges of creating a movie using an online environment for your set. These filmmakers are creating ‘machinima,’ or movies that […]

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In the early 1990s, when we were juggling laserdiscs, hypertext, CD-ROMs, gopher, and wondering if this thing called the web would ever take off, the big question was how would all this translate into educationally useful models and materials. The technology continues to change, the big question remains the same, but one of the people […]

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ResearchBitch.com offers a service to “do the drudgery of research for you.” Claiming that they use a “patent pending search technology — there is nothing quite like it on the web,” they will take an assignment, a phrase, a page, or any block of text, up to 1,000 words, feed it through their search process, […]

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Under the rather provocative title, the Association for History and Computing, UK branch, has gathered a day-long conference that explores the role and uses of information (computing) technology in higher education history teaching and research. Of particular interest is where such things as digital history methods belong. Should they be taught? At what level? How? […]

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