Category Archives: Technology

EDUCAUSE 2006 – Evaluating Web Conferencing Systems for Instructional Use

Andrea Eastman-Mullins from Alexander Street Press and Robert Hambrick  from North Carolina State University presented.  At the time of the study, Andrea was employed by NCSU. The speakers were part of a task force to evaluate four web conferencing systems: … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – What’s your ETA? Assessments of Emerging Technologies for E-Learning

Joanne Dehoney, Director of E-LLearning and Victoria Gertis, Special Projects Manager at the Ohio State University presented. We began with everyone in the room listing three technologies (I picked geotagging, clickers, and wikis).  As people around the room called out … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – The Changing Place of Space

Alan Cattier, Director of Academic Technologies and Carole Meyers, Senior Director, Facilities and IT at Emory College presented. Space design is something they’ve been working on for seven years and they’d like to show us about what they’ve done for … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – Gaming as Pedagogy: Teaching College Economics via a Video Game

Robert Brown, the Dean of Continuing Learning and Nora Reynolds, Assistant Dean at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro presented. Brown began by talking about his son’s passion for gaming.  Games are student-controlled, which is very different from your … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – Time, Space and History

Edward Ayers, the Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia and Will Thomas, the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities, in the Department of History at the University of … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – Social Software, Teaching and Learning

For my pre-conference seminar I chose to attend Bryan Alexander and Barbara Ganley’s seminar on social software, teaching and learning.  I’ve spoken with Bryan about social software, and seen him present at NLII (now ELI), but I’ve never had the … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – Uncovering the Science in Computer Science: Challenges for the 21st Century

Brian Hawkins started the conference by telling us that more than 7000 people are attending this year. Vinton G. Cerf was our keynote speaker.  Cerf is currently the Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, but he’s had a … Continue reading

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Testing Podcasts Recorded on an iPod

I wanted to check to see how voice memos recorded on an iPod with the XTremeMac MicroMemo work when creating enhanced podcasts in GarageBand. I recorded the audio in three quick segments.  When I connected the iPod to my computer, … Continue reading

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Info Island in Second Life

I spent some time this weekend going through Second Life.  Most of the time I stay on the NMC Campus, but it’s quiet most of the time and after a while I’m looking for something to do.  So this weekend … Continue reading

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Living the Digital Life

Both of my daughters are now taking dance classes near the University. My younger daughter’s class takes place on Saturday, and I do our weekly grocery shopping while she’s in class. The other class takes place at the end of … Continue reading

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