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Design History Timeline

Saturday, January 1, 2005

Abstract

Barbara Martinson, an associate professor in the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel at the University of Minnesota, wanted to help students in her History of Visual Communication course see the connections between art objects and events across time periods. The Digital Media Center at the University of Minnesota worked with her over the 2003-04 academic year to create a Design History Timeline learning object. The learning object integrates Flash and XML to provide a dynamic timeline that incorporates student assignments into a single Web project.

The application is available as a free download from the Digital Media Center's website, along with instructions for modifying its content for other courses and disciplines.

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