Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Marketing with Facebook

Chris Gerber shares eight ways to market with Facebook.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Moving At The Speed Of Creativity

Educator Wesley Fryer maintains a blog on educational technology called "Moving At The Speed Of Creativity."

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Drawing In Class

Rachel Smith shares the value of "Drawing in Class" as well as techniques for keeping-up with the speaker. She warns first-time visual notetakers that they should become familiar with their drawing tool (pencil, iPad, whatever) before attempted to make a record of an event. She also warned that ALL visual notetakers fall into the trap of falling behind perfecting their images: she says that disciplined notetakers finish some drawings later. She also encouraged those who adopt this technique to memorize some standard images that can be called-up like shorthand when needed.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Prezi

Don Butterworth, a tech savvy librarian, recommends Prezi as an alternative to PowerPoint. I have been amazed by dynamic Prezi presentations. I have also attended workshops that were complete failures because the presenter relied on their Web-based Prezi. As the presenters discovered, if there is no Internet connectivity at the location, then the Web-based Prezi is not available. My recommendation is to base the Prezi on a PowerPoint, so that the PowerPoint is available as a backup should the Internet be unavailable.

-DD

 

What follows is an example of the techniques for creating a Prezi presentation:

 

Prezi technology can be misused in the same way that PowerPoint can be misused:

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Anastasia Salter reports on responsive web design for sharing knowledte using a variety of HTMS clients.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Jarte Word Processor

Don Butterworth, a tech-savvy librarian, shared information about the Jarte Word Processor. Jarte uses the WordPad engine included in all Windows computers. Therefore, it does not have all of the functionality of Microsoft Word. The advantages are that Jarte is free and rapidly responds to user commands.

-DD

 

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Internet traffic jams, meet your robot nemesis

Stephen Lawson found that MIT researches have doubled network throughput by using new algorithms developed by computers .

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Email Productivity Tools

Brian Casel shares about a competitor to Boomerang called RightInBox. This product also tracks when sent email was opened.

Brian talks about four other productivity tools in a YouTube Video:

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Baydin Software Offers Email Tools

Heather Whitney reports about using Boomerang to schedule email transmissions. She notes that Boomerang, a product of Baydin Software, allows reminders to be emailed even when the sender is far from any Internet connectivity.

I notice that Baydin Software also has an email clearing tool called The Email Game. Baydin introduces a timer which is designed to make the Gmail or Outlook user attempt to "beat the clock" in taking action on email.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

School Loan Repayment Options

Chuck Knepfle explores "Federal Programs for Student-Loan Repayment " in a Chronicle of Higher Education article.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bluetooth Keyboard

Brian Croxall shares his experience with 1keyboard software for Macintosh which allows typing on almost any Bluetooth device which accepts keyboard (HID profile) input. This sounds useful for recording knowledge while traveling.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Consolidate Knowledge With An Annual Report

Teacher Elana Aguilar discusses "The Value in Writing End of Year Reports ."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Saying "No" to Appointments

Brian Croxall emphasizes that there are times when no is the appropriate answer.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Academic Office Hours

Heather Whitney asks for feedback about office hours in an academic environment. The resulting comments provide insights into how faculty can creatively share knowledge with students.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Glossary of Computer Terms

Christopher Breen provides a glossary of computer terms .

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Cyber War

Jeremy Kirk reports that spyware unleashed in Korea could disrupt military and civilian networks.

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Google Maps on Android

Zach Miners predicts that Google Maps will offer new features for Android phones.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Google Voice to be a Component of Google Hangouts

J. R. Raphael notes that Google Voice is being subsumed by Google Hangouts.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Why the Boardroom Needs to Visit the Battlefield | trainingmag.com

Why the Boardroom Needs to Visit the Battlefield | trainingmag.com is an article which demonstrates that some corporations have an interest in learning from the past.   While projections of success based on logic are important, the information gleaned from experience has been proven in a real-world environment.

-DD

Google Glass, the User Experience

There are several user reviews of Google Glass on YouTube.
Warning: These videos are at least six minutes in length.





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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

iPhone App Categories

Tom Kaneshige of CIO Magazine reports on 16 Great iPhone App categories and the current leaders in each segment. Categories include maps, photos, note taking, office suites, etc.

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Monday, July 08, 2013

New Facebook Search Tool

Sharon Gaudin reports that Facebook Pushes-Out Graph Search: Mobile Version on the Way .

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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Ten Top Colleges for Tech CIOs

Carolyn Duffy Marsan researched to find the Ten Top Colleges for Tech CIOs .

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Friday, July 05, 2013

Antone Gonsales reports that Researchers Mimic Board game to Bolster Computer Security .

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Wearable Computing

Matt Hamblen shares recent research which uncovers that most people reject the concept of wearable computers .

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Microsoft Technet Subscriptions Ending

Joab Jackson reports that Microsoft will be eliminating TechNet Software Subscriptions . For about $200, this allowed students and developers to obtain sample copies of software.

Andy Patrizio believes Microsoft is eliminating the subscription option because of piracy and other abuse . Patrizio notes that Microsoft has created an evaluation center which should replace most of the functionality of the TechNet service, while eliminating some of the piracy opportunities.

-DD

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