This site (http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/sections/tours/virtual_tour) is a good example of an interactive virtual tour of a large facility. Combining the functionalities of the computer catalog, the virtual tour and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID http://www.rfida.com/walmartrfid.htm) would allow a user to see the location of the physical book regardless of its location.
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Here's a page that has some info of Prof. Renee Cherow-O'Leary's "Peer Review" Project and some interview clips:
Here's the interview on "Barry Rosen discusses The Afghan Education Project with Professor Renee Cherow-O'Leary"[Quicktime] (or access it at http://www.tc.edu/afghanproject/?cat=news&id=4823)
Cole Camplese talks about innovative uses for collaborative spaces and Podcast in distance learning in higher education:
http://necc.dmit.asu.edu/archives/2005/06/cole_camplse.htm and then click on the link.
For my final paper for Prof. Black's Text Understanding & Design class, I'm going to do an analysis of the ways formal taxonomies relate sets of information (ie- the ways that humans categorize information, articles, etc.) versus the ways that the semantic structure of documents relate sets of information (using Latent Semantic Analysis- Landauer, Foltz, Laham 1998). This analysis should have implications for the ways that websites provide access to information and the efforts made by institutions to categorize information (Library of Congress, etc.). T...
I've attached the word document that we passed out at the meeting, for further perusal. It includes the following bits of knowledge:
- Patrons like the current system
- Room set-up is a barrier to success
- Clarity is important
- TC community is usually polite
- The Library often appears to patrons as more “quietâ€? on higher floors
- Judgment about the value of room use is important
- Patrons aren't always sure when they'll need a room (or what they need)
- Patrons want “bagels and juiceâ€?
- Emptiness is perceived as good
- Monitoring rooms is difficult
A random encounter with Pradeep Sharma's (Design Management Journal) The Importance of Mess in a New Zealand design magazine a few years ago.
Mess, or now commonly referred as complexity across disciplines, stands as an alternative to the deterministic model of science where a universe unfolds like a perfect mating according to predetermine, laws, models, strategies , methodologies, etc. . This is the based of the majority of academic thinking.
“In all the years that I have been involved in product design and development as a practitioner and as an academic, I am convinced that linea...
This link is to the Institute of Museum and Library Services website and, in particular, a description of the grant opportunities I think might be particularly appropriate for us.
These are the briefest of the description versions. You can download the pdf (bottom of the page) for much fuller accounts. I looked at what was funded last year. The projects were not especially innovative or imaginitive -- not in ways the opportunities would seem to invite.
I'd welcome thoughts about this. The earliest deadline is not until Feb.1, but a suc...
We used a trial version of Macromedia Captivate to create a Blackboard tutorial demo (attached as a Flash movie; you must be logged in to see the attachment below). Although this demo is still a bit rough (please pardon the voice), it was fairly easy to put together and took less than 10 hrs to make(would probably take even less for more experienced designers). Basically, I recorded the actions I wanted to demo, and then added different elements-- like title slides, more captions, and audio narration -- on top of the initial recording.
In our opinion, Captivate seems a very user-friendly...
Certainly, one type of collaborative activity that we will need in edLab is something akin to a charette, a rapid design process that evolved among French architecture students in the nineteenth century.
This type of activity seems like a great technique for understanding the requirements of a project by listening carefully to a client/sponsor and then confirming what is heard through a rapid design/prototyping process.
We need to begin a discussion of the features that might be included in our next generation meeting scheduling/collaboration tool. Beyond just scheduling rooms in Russell Hall we should offer tools to help patrons hold more effective meetings. This will be an important entry-level intro service of our Collaborative Solutions Group.
Here is a brief feature on meetings from CNET to spark some discussion.
Here are some things that might be included in our meeting tool:
1) Schedule a room
2) Order AV/Computer Equipment Setup