Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Computer Delivered Interventions (CDI)

According to a NetworkWorld post by Bob Brown, "Computer Delivered Interventions" (CDI) developed to help people fignt substance abuse are far less effective than inter-personal interaction. Based on information received from Brown University researcher Kate Carey, the author says that "The limited effectiveness of CDIs is seen as being in part because of a computer’s inability to hold students’ attention very long, despite efforts to create interactive programs."

My takeaway from the article is that the limited success in automating assistance and encouragement offers a degree of job security to counselors, teachers, librarians and others engaged in helping professions.


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Saturday, October 06, 2012

iPad Office Tools

The Best Office Apps for your iPad was the title of a Network World article by Galen Gruman. The options for presentation and document creation are approaching those available for desktop computers as long as one has a physical keyboard.


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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Jakob Neilsen's Alertbox

Jakob Nielsen has been tracking web page usability for almost twenty years on his Alertbox website.


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