Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Flexible Learning Modality

Casey Frabris reports on Peirce College's experiment with letting adult learners choose their learning modality - that is, whether they are in a physical or online classroom - on a weekly basis.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Technology and Anti-Social Behavior

Alex Walker muses on technology and anti-social behavior . His conclusion is that media has always tended to absorb its user, and shows a graphic from the 1950's as evidence.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Future Demand for E-Books

Dan Cohen, Director of the Digital Public Library of America, muses on the future of e-books as the technology continues to improve.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Contently, A Writer's Index

Lee Skallerup Bessette explains why she tracks her published writing with Contently , a free indexing service for writers.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Image Slideshow Using Bing

Bing can run a slideshow of Web images .

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Internet Explorer Remembered

Colin Neagle recalls the history of Microsoft's Internet Explorer in a short presentation. There is a lot of Internet Explorer nostalgia now because Microsoft has announced that the Windows 10 operating system will feature a lightweight web browser called Spartan.

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Focus On Your Strengths

Karen Kelsky suggests focusing on what you offer when in the academic hiring process .

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

HTML 5 Is the New Web Markup Standard

W3Schools offers a glossary/tutorial for using HTML 5 . Both Microsoft and Mozilla offer tips for using HTML5 to program for their platforms.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mobile Security

Michael Cooney, reporting on an IBM study, calls for better app security . He provides charts contrasting how little is spent on securing mobile software.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Web Browsers

Ian Paul notes the existence of specialized Web browsers . There are several, like Browzar, which focus on user privacy. However, these may provide a false sense of security, as the network technicians can track where ever the data packets entering your computer came.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft now provides keyboard shortcuts for each operating system it supports.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

DNA for Data Storage

Patrick Nelson comments that DNA is a better storage medium than hard disks or other current technologies.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Anticipating Windows Ten

Juan Carlos Perez reviews five key points about the upcoming Windows 10 , which is scheduled to be released later this year.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Microsoft Delve

Juan Perez Carlos notes that Microsoft Delve analyzes a user's desktop work and makes suggestions for finding additional information.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Microsoft Open Source Software

J. Peter Bruzzese praises Microsoft's open source codeplex library.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

"Open" Network Devices

Stephen Lawson reports on the anticipated growth of the open networking market. If security and uptime can be maintained by generic networking devices, costs of providing Internet service should be lower.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Digital Dark Age

Pallab Ghosh reports that Vint Cerf, Vice-President of Google, is concerned that the 20th century shall be a "Digital Dark Age " because the software and equipment of that era is obsolescent. Cerf calls for 20th century documents to be stored in archives with the information/software needed to read them.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Using Hashtags

Lisa Nielsen explains how to use hashtags in educational settings.

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Monday, March 09, 2015

Index to Free Databases

The U.S. Library of Congress offers links to over 400 free databases . I want to thank Murl Winters for providing this tip.

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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Office Security

Maria Korolov reports that in a series of security tests, 88% of hackers disguised as "temporary workers" were able to retrieve private information from the desktops of regular employees without being questioned.

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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Best Free Reference Sites

The Reference and User Services Division of the American Library Association has developed a list of "Best Free Reference Web Sites ."

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Friday, March 06, 2015

Education Technology

Casey Fabris shares survey results which indicate how many professors do not utilize the technology they know about .

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Carousel Display Of Web Site Results

Sharon Gaudin announces a carousel of various popular pages will be displayed for some Google mobile search results .

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Specifications Grading

Robert Talbert tells of his experience using specifications grading to teach math skills.

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Visual Display Technologies

Glenn McDonald presents display technologies that either make the mobile experience more immersive or which improve desktop video.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Educator Continuing Education Opportunities

Ozge Karaoglue offers ten sources for educator continuing education .

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Classroom Lecture

David Gooblar provides tips for making lectures useful to students, primarily by interrupting the lecture with feedback or reflection opportunities.

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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Using Wikipedia In The Classroom

Adeline Koh describes how to integrate Wikipedia into coursework.

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