Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Modeling Civility

David Gooblar suggest that professors model civility to their students.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Phone Sounds and Distracted Driving

Paul McNamara notes that "researchers sound alarm about the role of any and all phone sounds in distracted driving ."

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Walking and Mindfulness

Brian Mathews muses on walking and mindfulness .

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Grants for Broadband Access

Fred O'Connor reports that Google is helping the Federal government provide broadband access to 275,000 low income families . For details about the Connect Home program, go to this press release or the Connect Home website.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Microsoft Office 10 Licensing

Gregg Keizer reports that Microsoft will provide users of small tablets and phones free access to a an app that writes files, but that users of tablets or desktops with a screen greater than 10" diagonal must buy a subscription .

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

FireFox Market Share Declining

Gregg Keizer says that FireFox has dropped to a 10% share of the browser market . Many of the comments raged over whether the decline was influenced by Brandon Eich's resignation or the frequent updates and modifications of the browser. The browser is available for download at http://www.mozilla.org.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Technology Training

Preston Gralla provides links to some websites providing technology training - for free!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Transoceanic Data Transmission

Tim Hornyak provides the specifications for Google's trans-Pacific optical cable : it is designed to transmit data ten million times faster than a home cable modem.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Arguementative and Discoursive Cultures

Melanie Nelson explains the difference between arguementative and discoursive corporate cultures in this short post.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Adobe Flash Update Resolves Known Flaws

Lucian Constantin reports that Adobe Flash has been patched to secure against two known threats. Constantin says that Google staff have helped strengthen the Flash player to make it harder to be compromised by hackers.

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Digital Poster Tools

Shelly Terrell offers tools for creating digital posters , most of which can be used by elementary students.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Google Apps for Education

Shelly Terrell compiled a list of Google Apps for Education which are available for teachers in the United States.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Google's Social Responsibility

Mike Elgan muses on Google's responsibility to society in this blog post. Proposed legislation that foist new requirements on businesses make them less agile, and often diminish the value of the business offering.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Drawing The Menu Icon

Gabrielle Gosha offers alternatives for drawing the hamburger icon used to indicate a menu.

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Adobe Flash Plugin and the FireFox Browser

Richi Jennings notes that FireFox will no longer run Adobe Flash unless the plugin software is patched for security threats. Jennings calls for Flash to be discontinued, as it has repeatedly been a source of security holes.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Telepresence On The University Campus

John Waters reports that Oral Roberts University is using telepresence robots for campus tours and even graduation.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Banning Devices In The Classroom

Hinda Mandell restricts mobile device use in his communication class.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

IPv4 Addresses Exhausted

Stephen Lawson reports that IPv4 addresses are about exhausted. This restricts the deployment of devices limited to IPv4 addressing.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Applying When Overqualified

Sarah White suggests how to apply for a position when you are overqualified .   In a similar vein, Sharon Florentine warns about common resume mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Mobile Accessories

Andrew Vacca shares mobile gadgets of interest to road warriors.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Radical Information Literacy

Brian Mathews cites Andrew Witworth and his talk on Radical Information Literacy.   According to Witworth:

Ultimately what radical IL pedagogy seeks is to develop 'informed participation' in the decision-making structures of society.

-DD

 

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Quick Fixes for Life Improvement

Josh Fruhlinger shares lifehacking ideas -- routines or gadgets which will improve your daily life.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Microsoft Word 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts

Preston Gralla shares his Word 2013 / Word 365 cheat sheet.   This document reviews improvements in Word for mobile users, new interface features, and concludes with a chart of keyboard shortcuts.

Helen Bradley developed a more cursory presenation at the time of the debut of Office 2013. This presentation highlights the new features of the suite.   Alternately, Woody Leonard's presentation demonstrates how to disable the new features -- a valuable tool for those who find the older version of Office led to more productivity.

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Monday, July 06, 2015

Open Science Framework

Brian Mathews comments on a talk by Brian Nosek on the Open Science Framework (OSF), a methodology or protocol for conducting and sharing research.   Mathews notes the importance of citation in this open source framework.

Free and easy to use, the Open Science Framework supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery.

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Hack Your Ride

Jeremy Hoag provides tips for hacking your car .

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Sunday, July 05, 2015

A Wedding In The Library

Kim Hong-Ji reports that South Koreans are now marrying in libraries to cut the prohibitive costs of a traditional and Western marriage.   The libraries are creating wedding chapels to better meet this request as it becomes more common.

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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Libraries Are Quiet Study Areas

Brian Mathews interviews Scotty Walden and discovers that he uses libraries as an area to study football plays. According to Walden:

I always viewed the library as a peaceful place where I could clear my head. As an undergrad I utilized the library at least 3-4 nights a week. I am one of those students/people that is better when I can get away from other people and noise to work. I found that I could concentrate and be much more productive in the library rather than my dorm room, student center, etc.

So, when I got the offensive coordinator job I reverted back to my study habits, which was to go to the library so I could have clear thoughts and clearly organize the offense. I think everyone learns different and libraries provide many different learning paths. Some people like me work well alone in a quiet place, while others work great in small or large groups which libraries also provide.

Walden notes that he learned self discipline and religious faith at home, and that these elements are key to his success as a coach.

-DD

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