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Bill Ferster / Profile

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST | Faculty

Home Page: http://www.viseyes.org

I have a joint faculty appointment to College of Arts and Sciences and the Curry School of Education.

At CAS, I direct the VisualEyes project at SHANTI to make it easier for scholars to create highly interactive visualizations of their work using a web-based tool we’ve developed called VisualEyes (http://www.viseyes.org). I teach an undergaduate class for4th year history majors in historic visualization with historian Scot French.

At Curry I work with Glen Bull at the Center for Technology and Teacher Education developing tools for K-12 education, primarily for social studies and direct the PrimaryAccess Project, which enables middle school students to create mini “Ken Burns-like” digital documentaries in their own voice using primary source images (http://www.primaryaccess.org).


Current Focus

Development of digital visualization tools for scholars Development of tools for K-12 education

Interests

Historical visualization K-12 education and technology Design (Graphic / Industrial / User) Automated Essay Scoring (NLP/AI) Computer animation Behavioral economics Informatics

Scholarly Disciplines
Education (1), History (9)
General Interests
Design (3), GIS (6), History (9), Human Factors (1), Industrial Design (2), Interface Design (3), K-12 education (1), Teaching Tools (4), Technology (5), User-centered Design (1)
Places of Interest
Charlottesville (2), Vinegar Hill (1), Washington DC (1)
Technologies of Interest
3D (4), AI (1), Actionscript (1), C++ (2), Flash (4), GIS (9), NLP (1), PHP (7)

Projects

Primaryaccessguide_clip_image002_thumb PrimaryAccess
Hubpic400_thumb Jefferson's Travels
Vhmap2_thumb Vinegar Hill
Vislogo-shanti_thumb VisualEyes

Tools


Not a member of any tools.

Organizations

Dsevilla_s_photostream SHANTI

Websites

www.primaryaccess,org www.jeffersonstravels.org www.stagetools.com

Tools

HistoryBrowser PrimaryAccess Movie PrimaryAccess StoryBoard PrimaryAccess Teacher MediaMixer MovingPicture MovingParts MovingChart OnStage! EMC2 video editor ArtWork ChartWork VideoWork The CameraMan

Positions

  • Director of Technology - VCDH
  • Senior Scientist - Curry School
  • Founder - StageTools LLC
  • Founder - Editing Machines Corporation
  • Founder - West End Film Inc.

Education/Credentials

  • PhD, University of Virginia
  • BFA, George Washington University

Memberships/Affiliations

  • SITE
  • ACM
  • NECC
  • AAHC

Mailing Address

34313 Welbourne Road


Middleburg

,

VA

,

20117


Direct Contact

Email: bferster [at] virginia.edu
Office Phone: 540-592-7001
Home Phone: 540-592-7001
Cell Phone: 540-592-7001

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