Sunday, January 31, 2010

Apple iPad vs Kindle DX: Which is Better for Education? - PCWorld

I know there is probably already too much hype surrounding the iPad, but when I first saw it I thought it would be useful as a presentation device. It won't run powerpoint but will run iWorks and would be less cumbersome than a laptop. This article talks about it being an eTextbook reader, though at $500 I don't know how viable it would be.

Apple iPad vs Kindle DX: Which is Better for Education? - PCWorld

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What a Trek!

While preparing for our 2009 EXPO, I compiled a list of the technologies that we have explored this year. Wow!

• Adobe Connect
• Audacity
• Blackboard
• Blogger
• Blogs
• Compression Softwares
• Digital Recorders
• Google Docs
• Google Gadgets and Widgets
• Google Pages
• Google Reader
• iPhone
• iTunesU
• LibraryThing
• MP3
• Narrated PowerPoints
• Online Music Composers
• PBwiki
• Podcasts
• Second Life
• Skype
• Survey Gizmo
• Switchfile Converter
• Videos
• YouTube
• Wikis
• Word Press

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meeting on Wed., Feb. 18, 11:30-1:00 in Library 110

Our next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Library 110 from 11:30 - 1:00.

The Teaching and Learning Center is hosting the ACRL/TLT workshop, "Collaboration for Information Literacy: Faculty Learning Communities and Other Collaborative Approaches to Support and Improve Undergraduate Information Literacy" this semester, and the first session, "The How and Why of Faculty Learning Communities Working in Support of Undergraduate Information Literacy" begins at noon on Feb. 18. Subsequent sessions in this series are at noon on February 25 (Collaborative Approach for Faculty to Assess and Study and Improve Information Literacy Activities in Their Courses) and March 11 (Implementation Models - Successful Collaborative Approaches to Improving Undergrad Information Literacy) and will convene in Library 110 at noon. More information about this workshop is available at .

Sunday, December 7, 2008

WordPress has a new interface

WordPress updated its interface--it's much prettier now.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


NPR had a story on Yammer yesterday, a social networking tool like Twitter but aimed at corporate use instead of personal use. It might be just right for synchronous online discussions or "virtual" office hours.

NPR story

Yammer web site

Monday, November 17, 2008



Just wanted to thank you for all your help today.
Obviously all is well now.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

5 Mistakes in Using Blogs

DanDan forwarded this article by Ruth Reynard. "Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students," Campus Technology, 10/1/2008,