The online EDUCAUSE Conference is scheduled this Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15, and K-Staters are welcome to attend the live-streamed sessions (see below) as time allows. Length of sessions vary. About 20 seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it’s a good idea to arrive early. All sessions are in 202 Fairchild Hall on the K-State-Manhattan campus.
No registration is needed. Further information about each session and the presenter(s) is available in the conference program.
Live-streaming of the EDUCAUSE sessions is being sponsored by the Information Technology Assistance Center. Questions about the sessions should be sent to Ernie Perez, email@example.com.
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Dennis Devenney will present “Apple iPad” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in 401B Hale Library. Join us for an overview of the Apple iPad including topics such as:
- iPad – Generation 1
- iPad the technology – the future
- What you get with one – the accessories
- Setting it up – syncing with your computer, iTunes, purchasing apps, etc.
- Setting up services – wireless, e-mail, calendar, etc.
- Tips and tricks
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iTAC, the Information Technology Assistance Center, will be facilitating an instance of the online EDUCAUSE Conference scheduled Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15. It is the next best thing to being there. Participants can choose to attend as many sessions as their schedule permits. Dates, times, and location for the conference viewing are:
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Are you planning to attend the annual Axio Learning Conference, which is Sept. 29-30 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kan?
We caught up with Shalin Hai-Jew, instructional designer at K-State, to ask her a few questions in anticipation of the event next week and find out what sessions she’s “deeply curious” about. Continue reading “Q/A: Axio Learning Conference Sept. 29-30”
The Instructional Design and Technology Roundtable series starts off with Free Tools That Rule, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the K-State Student Union, Room 212. This is a joint session that kicks off K-State’s IDT Roundtable and TechBytes series for fall semester. Join us to learn about many of the free tools available on the Web.
The session will feature tools that can be used for collaboration, research, screen recording (video), screen capturing (screenshots), and more. Bring your favorite tools to share during the session. Presented by Artur Gregorian, Ben Ward, Cathy Rodriguez, Eric Dover, Jason Coleman, Marty Courtois, and Rebecca Gould.
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“Free Tools That Rule” is a joint session that kicks off K-State’s IDT Roundtable and TechBytes series this semester. Join us 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Union 212 to learn about many of the free tools available on the Web. The session will feature tools that can be used for:
- Screen recording (video) and screen capturing (screenshots)
- and more
Bring your favorite tools to share during the session.
Continue reading “K-State technology seminars cover tools, tips, and resources”
Most new college students this fall were born in 1992, and they are “a post-email generation for whom the digital world is routine and technology is just too slow,” according to an Aug. 17 news release with Beloit College’s (Wis.) Mindset List for the Class of 2014. These students “will now be awash with a computerized technology that will not distinguish information and knowledge. So it will be up to their professors to help them. A generation accustomed to instant access will need to acquire the patience of scholarship…”
The mindset list, published annually since 1998, aims to “identify the worldview” of 18-year-olds arriving at colleges across the country. Technology observations for this year’s class include:
StumbleUpon, a free plug-in for the Mozilla Firefox browser, enables users to search the Web in a fresh way. This system filters resources on the Web to meet the personalized interests of particular users.
This tool is a recommender system that combines a self-defined user profile of preferences, the recommendations of friends in a user’s social network (as expressed through Facebook connections), and similar users’ preferences.
StumbleUpon then combines high-end search capabilities, social networking, swarm intelligence and crowd sourcing, and popularity ratings — to filter websites to enhance targeted discovery (vs. more serendipitous Web search engine approaches).
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