|Issue 68 March 26 2009|
Revolution Learning Events this Spring
If you are interested in attending courses teaching Revolution I have several events to tell you about. Revolution is being presented at Drexel University, plus a session was recently held at the Computer-assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Symposium, and another is scheduled for the Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology (NEALLT).
Revolution at e-Learning 2.0
Michael J. Williams sent me this information:
I'd like to let you know that I will be presenting a session on Revolution at the upcoming e-Learning 2.0 conference in Drexel University, Philadelphia on Thursday, March 26th.
One of the things I do with Revolution is make interactive demonstrations and
I also teach online versions of both these courses. The conference was designed by Drexel University to present and discuss e-learning technologies. The presentations also cover general technology applications in education. My programs are also part of the on-line courses. As I am sure you know, education was a primary application environment for Hypercard and now Revolution. These programming systems allow everyone to program faster and easier. Revolution is perfect for this kind of application.
I do a brief introduction to Revolution. The people who attend are usually familiar with programming. Many are former Hypercard programmers who stopped when Hypercard was no longer developed. Some are just curious about what Revolution might be. Most do not know the fine points of programming but want to make things on the computer. They find the focus on Java and C++ daunting and virtually impossible to learn. Being able to download a limited version of Revolution is very helpful in getting them started.
Claire Siskin has just sent me the following:
Revolution for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Claire Bradin Siskin and Devin Asay have just presented a workshop for the Computer-assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Symposium, which was held at Arizona State University on March 11. There were 2 sessions, "Getting Started with Revolution," and "Moving Forward with Revolution".
The one coming up will take place on April 3, at the conference of the Northeast
Workshop participants will learn about Revolution and hopefully be inspired to use it. Several examples of its capabilities will be demonstrated. Participants will then be guided through the process of creating a simple module that incorporates text, images, audio, and video. They will be provided with a CD, handouts, and online resources to extend their knowledge.
Got an event coming up? Been asked to present Revolution? Organising a user group? Let us know in good time and we'll publish the details here.