Last week at Online Educa 2009 in Berlin I was struck by a really innovative tool for developing time-based digital content that originates from Croatia. It’s called Geanium, a system that’s designed to ‘analyse, visualise and compare historical or any other time-sequenced data’.
The demo I saw showed a detailed map of Europe which could be explored against a historical timeline. At each point in time, major events were shown on the map at the place in which they occured. Each event could then be explored further using additional multimedia resources.
This is the sort of interactive content you could play with all day. I’m not sure if I’ve found an application for the tool which I can use yet, but I’m certainly going to be happy if I find one!