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Tip of the Week: Video games equal effective formative assessment

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Last month at the AESA conference, Curtis Chandler and I had the opportunity to do a presentation on gamification in education. I always have fun working with Curtis and when we get the chance to talk about games, even better. One of the things we talked about was how game design and instructional design are very similar. How game developers use brain research to create engaging, profitable games. And how we as educators should be using […]



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Open Access Archaeology Digest #637

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Get some Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles here: Roma. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. Un nuovo settore degli Horti Lamiani. http://bit.ly/1qm3wzK Cuma, acropoli. Scavi al Tempio Superiore: II campagna (estate 2012). http://bit.ly/1xv2OrJ Excavation of the Multi-Layer Kalnik-Igrišće Site in 2007 http://bit.ly/1xv2WaH Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK



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‘Doctor Who’ Fan 3D Prints & Finishes Unbelievable Peter Capaldi Bust on Form 1+ 3D Printer

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Cain’s final 3D printed and painted bust Doctor Who is a British television series that originated back in the early 1960s. Running for 26 seasons, from 1963 to 1989, the show started up again in 2005 and has been running strong ever since. Celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, Doctor Who is heralded as the longest-running science-fiction television show of all time. The twelfth incarnation (depending how you count) of the Doctor is played by actor […]



Eddie Krassenstein

Dodging the Memory Hole: Collaborations to Save the News

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The news is often called the “first draft of history” and preserved newspapers are some of the most used collections in libraries. The Internet and other digital technologies have altered the news landscape. There have been numerous stories about the demise of the newspaper and disruption at traditional media outlets. We’ve seen more than a few newspapers shutter their operations or move to strictly digital publishing. At the same time, niche news blogs, citizen-captured video, […]



Abbey Potter

Friday links: secret ingredients, weird museums, slow art

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org Some stories we’ve been reading this week: The Roman Pantheon hasn’t crumbled, despite the lack of structural steel support. This feat couldn’t be accomplished today, so how did the Romans pull it off? It turns out they used a special ingredient. Persia conquered Egypt in 525 BCE and took away its tomb painters to work […]



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INNOVA Master’s Degree in Virtual Cultural Heritage

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The Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era How do you prepare a professional in Cultural Heritage in the digital age? How the University can solve the gap between Science and Humanities? Is the current University ready to deal with education in Cultural Heritage? Are then Humanities a good professional option? The INNOVA Master’s Degree in Virtual Heritage, developed by INNOVA and SEAV, aims to offer an answer to these questions. Continue reading →



Claudia Pierotti

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

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2014 has been a year of countless discoveries in archaeology, pushing the boundaries of scientific research and our understanding of the past. The following “Top Ten List” has been compiled by an analysis of trending stories with the most site visits from our audience on HeritageDaily, in conjunction with the overall magnitude of the discovery.   1 – New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge Image Credit : University of Birmingham A vast […]



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Open Access Journal: Revue des études byzantines

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[First posted in AWOL 17 December 2010. Updated 19 December 2014] Revue des études byzantines (249 Issues, 8742 Articles)eISSN: 2261-060X   The Revue des études byzantines is the only French journal entirely devoted to the Byzantine world. As a successor publication to the Échos d’Orient (1897-1942), it has been published since 1943 by the Institut français d’études byzantines (more details here). It is opened to all scholars wishing to publish studies and notes on various fields of […]



Charles Jones

Artist is 3D Printing a 26 Foot Long Boat in 100,000 Separate Pieces on 30 3D Printers

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The 2 meter long version of Peng’s boat Over the past year, we have seen many incredible 3D printing projects take place. There have been houses, cars, boats, and prosthetic hands that have all been created on 3D printers. However, one artist, named Hung-Chih Peng, may have them all beat, at least when it comes to creativity and time involved. The 2 meter version Hung-Chih Peng is a Taiwanese artist who thinks outside of the box, […]



Eddie Krassenstein

Planned downtime: Saturday 17th January 2015 10am-5pm CET

We would like to give advanced notice to all our users that the infrastructure that our sites and services run on is being upgraded. This is essential maintenance and whilst it is happening Old Maps Online will be partially, and at times may be completely, unavailable. This will occur on Saturday 17th January 2015 between 10 am and 5 pm (Central European Time). We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Old Maps Online



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Editorial

Alexander Ball, Production Editor, introduces Volume 9, Issue 2 (2014) of the International Journal of Digital Curation.



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Night at the (British) Museum: fact and fantasy

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Sian Toogood, Broadcast Manager, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, British Museum In the century or so since the birth of film, the British Museum has had many cameras within its galleries, labs and libraries. For the most part they have been filming documentaries, unravelling mysteries of the Museum’s collection, but every once in a while the Museum gets to participate in the organised chaos that is feature film production. In the past […]



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QGIS 2.8: A Preview

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QGIS 2.6 landed recently on this planet and it already brought great improvements to our daily work with geodata, the way we publish our results and the convenience in our workflows. But due to the very ambitious release plan of the QGIS core team and the great work of Klas we can have a look at the upcoming features in QGIS 2.8 major version already. Check em out: Trash is Trash This seems a bit […]



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