Malcolm Brown from Darmouth's Academic Computing Services polled a list
I am on, looking for software to allow students to generate timelines.
Owen Ellard from Mt. Holyoke pointed him to the timeline creator
, a nifty piece of software developed by the Center for Educational Resources at Johns Hopkins. At Wesleyan, we've created some nice timelines using fancy software (see South Asian Diaspora
) but haven't yet thought through how to go about taking this tool and
allowing non-designers use it to make their own timelines. The folks at
Berkeley's Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative point to TimeMap
, a more sophisticated (and therefore presumably harder to imagine
students using) tool for displaying data with a spatial and temporal
It would be interesting to hear from others on campuses where students
are being asked to create these sorts of documents, and to know more
about how these sorts of documents are evaluated. (If you are logged
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How to cite this workMichael Roy. "Student-Generated Timelines." Academic Commons Issue Name (Spring 2008): 09 May 2013. <http://www.academiccommons.org/>.
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