Some months ago I wrote about Made – tool – a software under development in my team. Today we released the tool (v 0.5), but with a new name: ImaNote. It is not primary a “learning tool” but it is a “social software” and there are many ways to use it in learning, too. I am sure you’ll come up with many other ideas. Let us know.
Here are the basic facts about ImaNote:
ImaNote – Image and Map Annotation Notebook – is a web-based multi-user tool that allows you and your friends, to display online high-resolution images (e.g. maps) and add annotations and links in to them.
You simply mark an area on an image and write an annotation related to the point. You can also add a link to the annotation. You may use RSS to keep track of the annotations added to the image or make links on your own blog/web site/email that are pointing to the annotations on the image. The permalinks leads right to the points in the image.
ImaNote is Open Source and Free Software released under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL). ImaNote is a Zope product, written in Python. Zope and ImaNote run on almost all Operating Systems (GNU/Linux, MacOS X, *BSD, etc.) and Microsoft Windows.