Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Google Keep

Mike Elgan argues that Google Keep is an excellent free tool for recording and retrieving information - whether voice, video or text.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Executive Motivation

Paul Glen comments that sometimes the workers do not understand the motivation of the executives/leaders who possess more information.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Words Achieving Prominence in 2016

Anne Curzan examines words achieving prominence in the year 2016.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Google Assistant

John Ribeiro provides evidence that Google technology shall soon be found in commercially sold cars.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Serving as Administrator

David Perlmutter offers advice for those considering a move from teaching to academic administration .

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Cortana Tips

Preson Gralla demonstrates how to use Cortana in a video .

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

National Information Policy

John Holdren and Megan Smith have written a science and technology policy for the office of the U.S. President.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Compute Card

Agam Shah reports on Intel's new Compute Card .

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Information Literacy and College Success.

ProQuest commissioned a survey of librarians on the topic of information literacy. The results were published online, and show that work still needs to be done.

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Spellcheck Errors

I have observed that writers' reliance on spellcheck sometimes results in strange errors that occur repeatedly. For example, I am seeing the repeated use of "totes itself " when a company "touts itself" or its product.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Bookout App

Bookout is an iOS app which allows the user to track their personal library and their reading progress.

For information about new iOS apps and resources, consult Joal Mathis's slideshows hosted by Mac World.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fake News Research

Filippo Menczer, a researcher investigating "fake news," has been interviewed by Fernando Zamudio-Suarez about his research. Menczer has developed an online tool called "Hoaxy to visualize the spread of information : however, my attempts to search the service were unsuccessful this morning.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Quantum Computing

Maria Korolov reports on the status of quantum computing . She focuses on the efforts which encryption vendors are taking to ensure that computer data remain secure.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Planning

Melanie Nelson offers tactics for planning actions in 2017.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Vehicle Camera

Keith Shaw reviews a backup camera .

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Digital Polarization

Lee Bessette writes about digital polorization , and specifically the Polorization Initiative.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Eliminating Hiring Bias

Sharon Florentine provides examples of how artifical intelligence helps eliminate gender, race and age bias in the hiring process.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Curriculum Revision

David Gooblar praises faculty who take the time to revise their courses .

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Apple iOS Privacy

Johnny Evans suggests how iOS users can maintain privacy using settings found in their device.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Teaching Persona

Rachel Toor suggests that faculty should avoid sounding stilted when they present a lecture .

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Google's Personal Knowledge

J. R. Raphael offers 14 types of information known by Google about its users.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Solar Rotation Slowdown

Ian O'Neill explains that photon release is slowing solar rotation.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Librarian's Blog

Michael Stephens has a blog about librarianship .

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Disaster Planning

Eva Aimable-Koloko discusses disaster plans for events.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Grading

Rob Jenkins explains why he does not edit student rough drafts. What he establishes is a system of peer review in his classroom, and only grades and comments on the student work that has gone through a polishing process.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Computer Speed

Quora contains a thread of conversation about why PCs run slower over time.

The cynic in me says that manufacturers like to nudge people to upgrade their software and hardware every three years, and thus are not diligently working to keep old PCs running at their purchase speed. -DD

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Android Backups

Michael Simon reviews how one backs-up data on an Android device.

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Friday, December 09, 2016

MS-DOS

On December 6, Steven Vaughan-Nichols announced that the Windows command line (which dates back to MS-DOS) was no longer going to be available in Microsoft Windows. Three days later he announced a retraction, observing that the MS-DOS command shell will continue to be available in Windows.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Gaining Inspiration

Judah Pollack and Olivia Cabane explain gaining inspiration .

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Suggestions for Cybersecurity

Jon Oltsik suggests cybersecurity initiatives which a new U.S. president should undertake.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Academic Side-Jobs

Josh Boldt suggests side jobs which a university faculty member can take for additional income.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Audiobooks

Rebecca Rego Barry reports on the success of audiobooks .

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

LinkedIn Buys Lydia.com

Phil Hill raises concerns about LinkedIn's purchase of Lydia.com . LinkedIn intends to offer training to job seekers, but Hill questions whether the information can easily be conveyed in an automated online environment.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Hashtag Usage

David William reports on research on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter conducted by TrackMaven, which found that hashtag usage should differ on each platform for effective discovery.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fact Checking

MetroSverige has distributed a video on the importance of fact-checking before posting on social media. It is based on a recent incident where a false rumor was posted about Moslems and Christmas lights.

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Team Behavior

Charles Duhigg reports on Google's efforts to identify characteristics of the best work teams .

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Email Ettiquette

Aja Frost suggests three words which may be perceived as rude .

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dissertation Side Jobs

Nicole Cesare offers tips for those completing a dissertation.

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Barriers to Educational Attainment

Eric Johnson reviews a new book by J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy," and uses examples from the text to show how small barriers pile-up to deny minorities educational success.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Craft an Apology

Peter Bregman suggests anger can be diffused by a sincere apology that recognizes the wrong which was done.

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Malware Warning

Gregg Keizer explains a new way which users of the Chrome web browser will discover that a website is spewing malware .

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Holiday Business Trends and Advice

Small Business Trends provides statistics and advice for the small business owner during the holiday season.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Procrastination

Allison M. Vaillancourt suggests "Why We Can't Finish Things."

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tools for Online Privacy

Roger Grimes suggest tools to increase online privacy .

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Behavior to Avoid

Bill Murphy, Jr. suggests ten bad practices that can hinder career advancement.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Classroom Incivility

Barbara Lee proposes how educators should deal with classroom incivility . Situations covered include:

  1. Preparation before discussing a challenging topic.
  2. When dialog becomes threatening.
  3. When dialog results in complaints from outside the classroonm.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Website Status Checker

Ryan Francis offered a list of new information technology products, most of which are for a corporate environment. One free product of general interest was an Internet status heatmap, based on real-time reports of Internet professionals harvested by Spiceworks. While a check of the Spiceworks website showed this product was not yet available, a website status checker is available, and this web address may be a useful tool in an end-user's arsenal.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Importance of Confronting Privately

Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz discusses the case of student Tiffany C. Martínez who complained about a lack privacy when her university professor accused her of plagiarism.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Avoiding Hiring Bias

Sharon Florentine offers suggestions for corporations fighting hiring bias .

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Corporate Responsibility

Matt Alderton suggests that corporate donations to schools can be a win both for the company and for the community.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Microsoft Goes 3D

Ian Paul reveals Microsoft's strategy for incorporating three dimensional images in software such as Paint, PowerPoint and Word.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Technology Firms

Sharon Florentine demonstrates that companies need to make a significant effort to succeed in increasing diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Accenture has identified three actions which would increase the number of female technology candidates:

  1. Spark interest in junior high
  2. Sustain engagement in high school
  3. Inspire a career after college

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Apple's Technology Migration

John Brandon laments Apple's rapid transition to new interface technologies, a transition which requires carrying a dongle with your sleek new device to maintain compatibility with the existing sound and data technology infrastructure.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Renewable Energy Sources

Lucas Mearian reports that renewable energy sources (hydro-electric, solar, wind, etc.) was behind more than half of the new energy capacity added in 2015. More information is available from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Bibliophiles

Frank Furedi muses on the motivations of bibliophiles through the ages.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

Disseminating Election Results

Andy Cotgreave reviews how election data was shared, and the improvements in displaying information improved the timeliness of each citizen'knowledge of the election results.

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Bookstrap and Color Libraries

Mark Gibbs shares two web development tools in his article on color libraries and Bootstrap Framework . I want to try the Bookstrap Framework, as LibGuides now uses Bootstap for spatially organizing web content.

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Experimental Error

Ransom Stephens reviews the scientific method and the apparent movement of neutrinos faster than light (later determined to be an equipment error).

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Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Twentieth Anniversary of the Networked Camera

Keith Shaw interviews Fredrik Nilsson about Axis cameras.

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Software Development Wisdom

Peter Wayner observes that experienced (older) software developers have developed an intuition for proper design that schools do not teach. Wayner shares seven lessons which old programmers know, and followed it up with five more .

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