Mashing Congress article now up in Dttp: Documents to the People

I’m very happy to be able to link to “Mashing Congress,” the article that Jesse Silva and I wrote for Dttp:  Documents to the People, detailing our wiki mash-up tool for Congressional research.  (ALA login required, rassenfrassen.)

If you’re not interested in Congressional research (and who isn’t?) I think this is still an interesting application for wikis and screencasts.  Basically, we used a wiki framework to open screencast tutorials simultaneously with live database windows for learners to practice their skills in.  No frames, no clicking back and forth between windows.  A little bit of scrolling may be required, depending on your monitor size.  But generally speaking, a more immediate and elegant way to provide active learning opportunities (read:  hands-on practice) and feedback for your tutorial users.

Thanks, Jesse!  And thanks, DttP!

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