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Where did “technology” come from?

Where did “technology” come from?

I just saw this post from TED.com, an incredible nonprofit blog that shares innovative ideas from three areas: Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  If you haven’t checked this blog out it.. it’s worth a few minutes to delve into it. In this particular video, Kevin Kelly, the publisher of Whole Earth Review, and Executive Editor at WIRED, gives a talk […]

March 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
Lynda.com accessible from campus!

Lynda.com accessible from campus!

We have been getting increbile feedback on the trial account with Lynda.com.  Thanks, and please continue to let us know your thoughts. Just a reminder that the service is only available on campus right now, so if you are off-campus you will receive a “Permission Error” message. Here is the link again in case you […]

March 7, 2010 | By | 24 Replies More
Lynda.com Up and Running!

Lynda.com Up and Running!

Due to an overwhelming response to the new offering to try Lynda.com an error message “Your organization’s licenses are currently all in use. Please try back again later.” was received by many trying the service. The number of concurrent sessions availabe has been increased so everyone should be able to access the site now.  We […]

March 5, 2010 | By | 21 Replies More
Emerging Technology: World’s Smallest Snowman

Emerging Technology: World’s Smallest Snowman

Just a little holiday cheer combining emerging technology with Frosty. I saw this post today on Emerging Tech, written by Chris Jablonski, and couldn’t resist sharing it with you. The National Physical Laboratory created a 0.01 mm snowman using nano-particle labratory tools. Cute little guy isn’t he?? Read the full post here Image Source: Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=1999 […]

December 11, 2009 | By | Reply More
Google’s Image Swirl: new beta image search

Google’s Image Swirl: new beta image search

Google has recently released a beta version of an image experiment called “Image Swirl.” According to Google, “The service “organizes image search results based on their visual and semantic similarities and presents them in an intuitive exploratory interface.” The search capability is pretty limited right now, but the idea behind it is quite interesting.  It […]

November 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Academic Skills Tutoring Center Partnership with Academic Computing Center

Academic Skills Tutoring Center Partnership with Academic Computing Center

Tutoring– an important component of an undergraduate education– has always been the means by which an institution provides students with the opportunity to seek help on a one-on-one basis or in a small group. The academic setting in which the tutor and the student(s) meet can often play a defining role in how this relationship […]

November 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Windows 7 Institutional Policy

Windows 7 Institutional Policy

Microsoft released two of three new products On October 22, 2009, the new operating system Windows 7, as a replacement for Vista, and the browser upgrade to Internet Explorer 8.  Soon to follow will be Office 2010 early next year.  All three of these products represent Microsoft’s move to improve functionality, performance and usability. Although […]

November 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Faculty Highlight: Capture Software in The Academic Computing Center

Faculty Highlight: Capture Software in The Academic Computing Center

More than ever, faculty are challenged to keep up with the ever-increasing number of students who move through life on a wave of digital imagery. Fortunately, all over the world, tools like Camtasia Studio and SnapZ pro are becoming more and more prevalent in higher education. These software applications allow users to capture a computer […]

November 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
A Digital Facelift for B-915: The Technology Development Team’s Training Lab

A Digital Facelift for B-915: The Technology Development Team’s Training Lab

For the dozens of training requests the Technology Development Team (TDT) receives per month, upgrading their training lab (B-915) last spring to all iMacs was essential to be able to offer training on programs such as: MS Entourage, iMovie, Keynote, and more. The TDT isn’t abandoning its Windows XP operating system or exclusively adopting the […]

October 22, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More