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This new resource is called the Internet Archive Book Images and is available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/

Kalev Leetaru, an American Academic, has uploaded over 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, with searchable tags automatically added. Sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation making this a free resource. This releases images that would otherwise have been embedded in PDF or text searchable formats.

The pictures range from 1500 to 1922, when copyright restrictions come into effect so are free to be copied and reused.

There are exciting opportunities for the DiAL-e to explore some of the functionality associated with the scanning process, showing timelines and morphing of images.

Leetaru's reported to explore a project to link the resource to Wikipedia,which will enhance both and we'll be watching that carefully.

Screenshot of Archive Book Images
Screenshot of Archive Book Images

Kalev H. Leetaru is the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence of International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. - See more at: http://www.kalevleetaru.com/#sthash.N3QSsJ8E.dpuf

The EdMediaShare site from JISC Digital Media is developing some serious traction to support useful and usable video content. I think it has proved itself as a ‘proof of concept’.

The EdMedia Share site allows for the sharing of educationally useful content, provide opportunities for ‘finding’ content and allows for ‘critique’. The browsing by discipline and collection is very useful. We hoped the search by ‘learning design’ will also prove a successful attribute and are thrilled to see the DiAL-e being integrated.  The original ‘community’ site on the JISC pages as part of the original 2006 project was less successful than we would have liked so hopefully EdMediaShare will fill that gap. It was always our intention that the framework would create a community of practice.

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A number of teacher educators, like Dr Matthew Kearney at University of Technology Sydney,  have expressed interest in using the DiAL-e framework to support their trainee teachers in the use of video and media in teaching and learning. We have worked closely with Matthew and his colleagues at UTS in the past, running workshops around DiAL-e and co-authoring several papers. Matthew has developed several interesting projects around the use of video with his trainee teachers and the original idea for one of the learning designs (Predict, Observe and Evaluate) came from Matthew who is a science educator.  We are delighted to hear that teachers find the framework a useful point of reference for how they use video in class and would be delighted to hear from more of those who are involved or interested in this kind of work.  Reply with your details and let us know what you are currently doing with video.

Great to see details of the DiAL-e Workshop is PM-7 at the The 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Our session is: DiAL-e Framework: Optimizing media for engagement at a distance and is a half-day workshop on

Wednesday, August 3; 1:00-4:00

advertised as

"Despite the abundance of digital media and communication tools now available to educators, it remains a challenge to use media effectively to promote learner engagement and higher order thinking skills. Join this lively, interactive and hands-on workshop to learn the Digital Artifacts for Learner Engagement (DiAL-e) framework for distance learning design and how to adapt it to your particular discipline and institutional setting. Through exemplars and problem-solving scenarios, you will explore how digital artifacts from a range of worldwide video archives can be used to develop higher levels of engagement, critical thinking and student independence. This workshop will also demonstrate how Web 2.0 tools support effective interactions around digital artifacts. Finally, you will develop your own ideas and exemplars for immediate application. Laptops will be helpful but are not required for participation."

We are very excited about running this worksop, which we'll endeavour to capture here at dial-e.net too.

Any questions lease feel free to ask via the comments.

Tweet tweet #dialeUS

A brief 5 minute (exactly!) Prezi presentation, based on the ALDinHE poster has been added to the 'What is the DiAl-e' page and as the opener to the YouTube channel.

Can you spare 5 minutes?

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Simon Atkinson will present the DiAL-e Framework to colleagues at the ALDinHE conference in Belfast on Wednesday 20th April. The 90 minute workshop (session 6.3 1400-1530) is entitled  Engaging Learners with Digital Resources.

Participants will have an overview of the framework before getting the chance to use it in earnest and consider how it might support their colleagues in more effective use of digital content.

The workshop will be run using this website and resources at the Workshop Webpage and we’ll be tweeting at #dialeALD as we plan and review the workshop. We hope some of you will join Simon.

The wiki Kevin and I have been using to support the DiAL-e Project, both during its funded JISC phase and subsequently, has now been closed. We enjoyed working with the Wiki at Wetpaint but it has served its purpose and we feel WordPress is now the right place for us to be.

Kevin and I met in Leicester on Tuesday 9th November and discussed how to redevelop both our web presence and how best to support the very many staff who have attended workshops (over 120) and conference presentations (over 300?) since 2007. Colleagues have expressed interest, and indeed enthusiasm, for the approach to digital artefacts for learning being suggested and despite being outside the 'funding window', we think this is something worth committing our time to.

This then is our new space. We will add our existing, and future, resources to these pages and look forward to colleagues engagement. (Simon)

Kevin Burden and I met today in Leicester to review our progress on the DiAL-e Framework project. The project, funded by JISC in 2007-08 has generated significant interest, two book chapters, an article in review, several project reports, a JISC hosted website, over 120 workshop participants and more besides. We decided today to revitalise this work and move our online presence from an existing Wiki to WordPress to better share this ongoing work and make it sustainable. Over the coming days and weeks this site will grow, and we hope it will be of genuine use to those looking to make better use of digital artefacts from our amazingly rich public collections in their teaching.

And the wonders of WordPress, it has already suggested a link! An 'archive' post from Linda Tambuyser for the ICTO Hubrussel Weblog from almost exactly a year ago. Look forward to growing this community!

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