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An Impressive Lecture

Rancino sent me the link ... this is something else again. Wow.

If you’ve got half an hour, go visit Austin Bay and watch an impressive lecture on the whole Iraq situation. He does a review from the beginning, up to today’s situation, with the goal of looking ahead to what a rapid withdrawl of US troops would mean. (Which is what Obama and Clinton are calling for). I don’t know if this is what the old Austin Bay Blog has become, as I haven’t read that site in several years. (no, it isn’t.  That blog still exists and is doing fine.) This is something new, called The Arena.

What you do is log on as Guest using the link, then click the Editor’s Choice ... and you get this, only full size:


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It’s a pop-up window with a 22 minute video lecture in one corner, with a coordinated slide show in the other. And a whole bunch of links to background info. And you can take part in a survey and even provide some feedback.

It is a superb lecture that explores 7 scenarios of what could happen. Just as impressive is the delivery vehicle itself. I don’t know if he ginned this up himself or not, but the concept is perfect. This is how the news ought to be delivered. Add a download link for the slideshow as notes, and this is how college classes ought to be given.

You can also access a short piece on Korea.

I’d call this a double winner. Great lecture, great use of technology. Totall worth a bookmark if he churn one of these out every couple of weeks.

Thanks again Rancino!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/16/2008 at 02:53 PM   
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