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BBC iWonder

Seen via the printed pages of Creative Review – the BBC’s iWonder looks like it could become the one to watch as a benchmark of online learning. The CR blog describes it as ‘is a responsive platform that combines archive footage and original content to create immersive online learning resources.’

BBC iWonder

A great article by Rachael Steven in the March issue of CR is packed with so much information I have – as an aide memoir – shamelessly quoted below…

‘….a responsive system that can be easily adapted to produce guides for any subject…text, images, audio and video can be uploaded by editorial teams in a matter of minutes using a CMS…scripts and guides have been co-authored by presenters…

Seen more as an extension to the programme it has linked the show tone with the guides ‘…in the past, the BBC’s factual content has an encylopaedic tone but the guides are from a particular person’s perspective…we thought audiences might be drawn to that’.

The work itself… ‘adhers to BBC brand guidelines and reflects the key Knowledge and Learning values such as ‘enlightened’ and ‘brilliantly curious’ it has a ‘more light hearted feel’…Each guide will be designed to reflect the content, so the look and feel will be fluid – but each guide ‘will use the same layout, icons and headers…also with ‘a choice of eight to ten colour palettes’.

Further info:

BBC’s Internet Blog written by the BBC’s online and technology teams – link for the post on their blog about iWonder

Dan Snow’s World War One

The article also references the New York Times Snow Fall creative – which from what I can gather is in essence an extended article – which has embedded films, animations, chapters – and creates a fully ‘immersive’ experience.

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Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club promo and app (which is free) seem to be all over my twitter feed – created by AKQA.

‘Your own personal trainer anytime, anywhere. Inspired by elite athletes and Nike expertise, the Nike Training Club app is an entirely new way to get fit. Customised workouts. Professional guidance and support. Your own music. Exclusive rewards. All in the palm of your hand.’

Nike Training Club 1 Nike Training Club 2

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The School of Life

The School of Life – first up I absolutely love the look of their website. Really simple and calm but lovingly put together.

Essentially (in their words) a ‘cultural enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life’ which they do via talks, products, classes, books etc..etc.. More to follow when I have really had time to look through in more depth.

I mean who wouldn’t want a pencil sets with the words Bricolage or Anagnorisis? Pretentious, moi?!

(thanks to Roisin for the find)

theschooloflifeweb

literary-open

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