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iPad for Academics

Louisa Burnham (History), Joe Antonioli (LIS) and Shel Sax (CTLR) shared their experiences with the iPad Wednesday afternoon during a brown-bag lunch presentation and discussion  in Lib 105. They focused mostly on teaching and research, but questions from a very-interested audience reflected both academic and extra-curricular interests (where do YOU go for recipes?).

Here’s what Louisa, Joe and Shel told us about the iPad: Continue reading

TODAY: Pedagogy and Technology Fair

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research is pleased to begin this year’s Summer Pedagogy Series with a Pedagogy and Technology Fair this morning, Wednesday, May 26th, 10 am – 12 noon, in the Great Hall of McCardell Bicentennial Hall. We invite you to join colleagues at a poster/presentation session as they share their stories and insights about effective and innovative uses of technology. Coffee and pastries will be provided. This fair is co-sponsored by the CTLR and Library and Information Services.

Presenters: Holly Allen, Tom Beyer, Jeff Byers, Bryan Carson, Catherine Combelles, Enrique Garcia, Jeff Howarth, Matt Landis, Tom and Pat Manley, Jason Mittell, James Morrison, Tim Parsons, Hope Tucker, Andy Wentink, Sasha Woolson.

The entire 2010 Summer Pedagogy Series schedule may be found online at 2010 Pedagogy Series.

Microsoft Office 2007 Upgrade now available!

Microsoft Office 2007 Upgrade is now available to all faculty, staff and students on campus.  This online upgrade is easy to complete and should not take more than 5-10 minutes of your time.  The upgrade can be found at MIDDFILES\Software\Office2007.  Double-click the Office2007_upgrade file that is inside the folder.  This will start an automated upgrade of your current Microsoft Office Suite.  This file will upgrade Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook to the 2007 version.

It is recommended that you first prepare for the new Microsoft Office 2007 user interface by visiting the Technology Helpdesk website as a resource to learn more about this upgraded Office version.  You may also visit our Wiki resource link here: https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Microsoft_Word_2007_Basic_Usage

NOTE:  If you currently have Microsoft Office Access 2003 you should not run this upgrade.  Please contact the Helpdesk for upgrade assistance.

As always if you have any problems or questions please let us know at the Technology Helpdesk x2200.

James Beauchemin
Technology Support Helpdesk

New Teaching with Technology Case Studies

Carrie Macfarlane has recently added two new posts to the Teaching with Technology blog on case studies she has done with faculty in the Biology department.  The first is on an evolution simulation model developed by Matt Landis for his course on “Ecology and Evolution” (BIOL0140).  The other is on the use of wireless projection by Chris Watters in his class on “Human Nutrition from an Evolutionary Perspective” (BIOL0222).

Tasty Tech Treats Web 2.0 Series

Submitted by Elin Waagen

The last Tasty Tech Treats brown bag lunch of the semester was held on Thursday 12/4 at noon in Lib 105. Topics included iGoogle, Google Reader and Twitter, Yammer, GoogleNews, and GoogleAlerts.
The winner of the iPod shuffle grand prize (generously donated by Amy Hoffman) was Terry Simpkins. Congratulations, Terry!
Many thanks to our presenters for the web 2.0 series – Mike R, Mike L. Adam F, Alex C, Joe A, Jeff R., Bryan C, and Mary B.
Total attendance for the series was 50 – many thanks to all who attended and participated.
And last but not least, a big thank you to the group (formerly knows as LIS Administration) for their support of the idea and for funding the prizes.
Please let Bryan and Elin know if you think it would be worthwhile to continue the series in some shape or form in the Spring.