#JISCEL12 The final countdown

There are just 19 days left till the JISC Innovating e-Learning Online Conference 2012 opens its virtual doors for the first Activity week session… my session!
The theme of the conference is “shaping the future”, and it occurred to me to plot our trajectory we really need to think about where we’ve come from. I’d seen the XCRI timeline that Lou McGill had created for CETIS, but wanted something that could be used collaboratively.

I asked the champs list for suggestions for suitable timeline tools, and settled on the remarkable Verite timeline script  combined with a Google spreadsheet and form, as suggested by Martin Hawksey.

The Verite TimelineJS can use Flickr, Googlemaps, Youtube and maybe even tweets, and even creates an embed generator to run the script from their site.
Here’s a link to my  first attempt at adding some of the key timeline landmarks from my teaching timeline plus a few I pinched from Ben Ryan’s talk at Dev8ed  :


PLATO running a fractional distillation simulation

We’ll be starting fresh in Activity week.

What technology made a difference to your teaching?
Register for the conference.
The fee for Innovating e-Learning 2012 remains unchanged at £50.
Current JISC projects are eligible for one free place, please contact Rob Englebright for details: r.englebright@jisc.ac.uk

By robwork

Programme manager with JISC eLearning team, working on Technology and Standards

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