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    « Research Day, Student Law Office, Northumbria U. | Main | Sensus communis: experiential learning and the law school curriculum »

    June 29, 2010


    Nice Blog. :)

    I'm sure you're aware of Prezi, but I use it to highlight the points you make here in lectures / classes as it allows a visual reinforcement of the zoom into detail, and then the retreat to overview again.
    This allows students the luxury of not having to hold all the relevant information in their head AND prioritise it as it comes in.

    Yep, agree with that Kevin. Have tried Prezi and quite liked it. The zoom function can stand in for the way we move from detail to generalisation in lectures etc (really the engine of academic argument) and vice versa. Sort of a 3D zoom -- ppt is curiously flat, or at least it is when I use it.

    Reminds me of a waking hallucination I had when working with hypertext in the late 1980s (too much work, too much coffee) -- I was in a stylized medieval garden walking amongst fruit trees and hanging from their branches were not fruit but texts -- only not random but seeming to make sense in the way that happens in dreams. It was exhilarating, delightful -- like coming across hypertext for the first time.

    Honest, it was only coffee...

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