Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies/WhenInTime

Main characteristics of WhenInTime:

  • Users can create interactive timelines on any topic using WhenInTime. Timelines can be embedded in any webpage using the IFrame HTML tag.
  • Users can add images and videos to events on the timeline
  • Users can choose from a variety of templates and themes to customize their timeline
  • It is possible to pan and zoom through timelines
  • Users can collaborate on building a timeline. This can be very useful in a classroom.

Education tool

WhenInTime can be very useful in education as a tool to teach historical topics. Not only can it be an interactive source for teaching but it could also be an enjoyable way of learning.

For example, teachers could ask students to create their own timelines by investigating a topic such as the History of Multimedia (URL: http://whenintime.com/tl/gallahark/Multimedia_History_Timeline/).


WhenInTime can also be a helpful tool for journalists. They can build an interactive timeline of local events in their community and embed it in their article (URL: http://whenintime.com/tl/Patch31/The_Dominick_Calhoun_Saga/)

Example links

Life of Gaddafi


This timeline depicts the life of Muammar Gaddafi from his birth to death

Barack Obama


This timeline shows the social messages related to Barack Obama

Nobel Peace Prize Winners


This timeline shows the various Nobel Peace Prize Winners