This blog presents visual information in pedagogical contexts; considering how information is presented in visual form and how we can learn from these presentations.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Technology and openness in government

The Sunlight Foundation, support by among others Ebay founder recently published this visual describing the history of public access to federal governmnet information. The graphic uses an interested segmented time line, which can be disorienting on first exposure. The inclusion of text highlighting technological advances is a helpful secondary level of information that aids in contextualizing the primary content.

Monday, May 11, 2009

100 days press conference



Screenshot of new interactive feature from the New York Times of President Obama's 100 days news conference. This feature allows readers to search and browse the video and transcript. The inability to search and scan video text continues to limit, and this is step toward a more useful video system.

Online at
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/29/us/politics/200900429_OBAMA_100DAY.html
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John Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. His scholarship is focused on pedagogies of digital history. This work includes the design and implementation of online resources that extend the boundaries of history through online networks and the digitization of historical source material. In addition to this focus on digital history, John is also interested in the historical literacies needed to negotiate online historical resources and visual representations of historical information. For more please see http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jklee/

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