Category: Experimental

BU pilots MediaKron timeline/map software

October 26th, 2012 in College of Arts & Sciences, Honors College, Maps and GIS, MediaKron, Theology

In the 2012-13 academic year, BU has joined an exciting partnership with Boston College to pilot MediaKron, a new tool for maps and timelines. BC has been using MediaKron in its own courses for a few years, but this year it has chosen a few select institutions to pilot MediaKron for wider adoption, and BU is among them. BU faculty already using MediaKron in the fall pilot include International Relations professor Andrew Bacevich, in his Honors College course “War for the Greater Middle East,” and School of Theology professor Christopher Evans, who is using it now for a graduate course on American church history and will be using it in the spring for an undergraduate survey course on American religious history. In the spring they will be newly joined by Writing Program instructor Gwen Kordonowy, who will use it to map out student-created content for her writing course “Literature and Art of the Depression Era.”

The professors’ MediaKron sites are restricted to members of their courses. For examples of MediaKron in action, visit the MediaKron sites on Chinese popular culture and world philosophy

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