Why should digital narratives be limited to text on a page or be constrained by links?
The web is filled with interesting and curious ways of presenting information. What opportunities for storytelling and discourse could this provide? And how should these techniques support the artists and writers that might use them?
StrangeHypertexts.org aims to be a catalyst for the conversation around these questions. We are a loose collaboration of artists, designers, researchers and technical developers, who hope to come together and build strange hypertexts! Our first aim is to create a collection of creative hypertext work out there on the web that goes beyond pages and links, and to index the tools and architectures for producing strange presentations of narrative.
Beyond this we want to establish a community of people who think differently about digital writing, art and music, and to foster connections with technical people who can help them develop their skills and realise their visions.
May the future be Strange!
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
"Folk Music in America" is a series of 15 LP records published by the Library of Congress between 1976 and 1978 to celebrate the bicentennial of the American Revolution. It was curated by librarian/collector-cum-discographer Richard K. Spottswood, and funded by a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The music, pulled primarily from the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Song (now Archive of Folk Culture), spans nearly a century (1890-1976) and virtually every form that can be considered American music. This includes native American songs and instrumental music, music of immigrant cultures from all over the world, and uniquely American forms like blues, jazz and country.
It’s 10 p.m. and the assignment is due at midnight. Fear begins to nibble at you. At this point, your bibliographical information is nothing more than a dizzying assortment of tabs stuffed across the top of your Web browser and some books surrounded by bags of junk food and empty soda cans. The next two hours will be spent furiously, exhaustedly, and fruitlessly formatting source citations, plugging URLs into sites like EasyBib and Citation Machine, desperately hoping that the professor won’t notice that the dates are wrong and the names aren’t spelled right.
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Students’ hatred of the citation process is not because of any concerted effort to plagiarize, but rather a result of frustration with a slew of outdated conventions for proper citation methods.
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An explosion in his laboratory has shrunk Harold to nanoscale and flung him to the ceiling. As Harold journeys through strange new worlds, his lab partner, Nikki, helps him to understand nanoscale forces to get back to full size. Harold must find all the pages of his notebook and all the parts of the broken shrinking machine but first he must stop a tiny alien race, the Nanoids, who have been stealing his technology.
Find out how states can get relief from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB) in exchange for efforts to close achievement gaps, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all students are on track to graduate college- and career-ready.
The first edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review is an unprecedented evaluation of more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers. As a consumer tool, it allows aspiring teachers, parents and school districts to compare programs and determine which are doing the best -- and worst -- job of training new teachers.
Education reform is the name given to a demand with the goal of improving education. Small improvements in education theoretically have large social returns/ in health, wealth and well-being. Historically, reforms have taken different forms because the motivations of reformers have differed. A stated motivation has been to reduce cost to students and society. From the ancient times until the 1800s, one goal was to reduce the expense of a classical education. Ideally, classical education is undertaken with a highly educated full-time (extremely expensive) personal tutor. Historically, this was available only to the most wealthy. Encyclopedias, public libraries and grammar schools are examples of innovations intended to lower the cost of a classical education.
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Lynn University will phase out its learning management system for the next stage of its tablet-centric evolution. Beginning this fall, the university’s daytime undergraduate courses will be managed through Apple’s course management software, iTunes U.
The move makes Lynn one of only a handful of institutions that offer more than a select few courses through iTunes U, and is noteworthy because Lynn will trade a more comprehensive system, Blackboard Learn, for a product lacking key features such as analytics, attendance tracking and gradebooks.
With the tablet already in the hands of students, faculty members and administrators, it made more sense to go campuswide than to scale back, Boniforti said, especially since students using iPads during the interim term outperformed those who didn’t. About three-quarters of students preferred the iBook used in the course over a traditional textbook -- a number that rose from 65 percent who said the same at the beginning of the interim term.
In a survey of students enrolled in the core classes this past fall, 94 percent or students said they felt the tablet contributed to their learning experience, and 9 out of 10 used the tablet in courses that didn’t require it. A majority of the students, 61 percent, even said the prospect of getting their own iPad mini influenced their decision to attend Lynn.
A Russian book written by a computer in St. Petersburg is to hit the country’s bookstores at the end of January.
The book, published by the city’s Astrel SPb publishing company, is the work of a computer program, created by a team of IT specialists and language experts.
The 320-page novel, called “True Love,” is a variation on Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 classic “Anna Karenina” but written in the style of Japanese author Haruki Murakami.
It is based on 17 famous literary works that were uploaded onto the program. Within 72 hours, the computer generated its novel about true love.
Alexander Prokopovich, 39, chief editor of Astrel-SPb, said the idea of using the software shocked his editorial team at first, but then they got carried away with the idea. The experiment seemed interesting, Prokopovich said.
Prokopovich said the style of the book is based on the Russian translation of Japanese writer Murakami. The main characters are Tolstoy’s but “they get into a completely different situation,” he said.