From DSC:
Not only is this a slick way to learn about a musician and about history…but it made me think…how about having students create something like this? Project-based learning with a great splash of creativity!

— apologies…I can’t recall where I first saw this.

Project-based learning

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U Michigan iPhone app grows from student project — from by Dian Schaffhauser

An iPhone app conceived by two students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, built as a computer science class project, and purchased by the school’s IT organization has made its public debut in the Apple iTunes store. Formerly named iWolverine, now called “University of Michigan,” the app allows users to track buses in real time through the popular Magic Bus Web application, listen to the school’s fight song, check dining hall menus, and search for buildings, among other features.

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Free Web 2.0 Projects book now available — from by Terry Freedman [via Stephen Downes posting]

  • 87 projects.
  • 10 further resources.
  • 52 applications.
  • 94 contributors.
  • The benefits of using Web 2.0 applications.
  • The challenges of using Web 2.0 applications.
  • How the folk who ran these projects handled the issues…
  • … And what they recommend you do if you run them.
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