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While sitting at Dr Is In today waiting for walk-ins and trying to complete some long-overdue blog posts (yes Inés, soon…real soon now…) I decided to “attend” the Text Encoding Initiative’s annual conference, held this year in Illinois. This has always been a favorite conference and it was nice to see so many familiar faces. […]

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We love Google books but, for research, often find its limitations frustrating. We love the many and varied digital collections that abound throughout the web but wish they could be used in a more seamlessly interconnected way. The vision of a national online library is as old (older?) than the web itself and in the […]

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How do you use your iPad 1 with a projector? For example, how do you project a slide show, make annotations, and display what you type on a screen? Are there other apps that allow for other interesting classroom activities? You have an iPad, a vga cable, and a projector. Plug it all in and […]

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We’ve come to expect innovative ideas from CHNM and this week has been no exception. Funded by a grant from the NEH, the One Week/One Tool project’s intent was to bring together twelve practitioners in the digital humanities to decide on, and develop, a useful tool. The project was announced in June 2010 and the […]

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In the early 1990s, when we were juggling laserdiscs, hypertext, CD-ROMs, gopher, and wondering if this thing called the web would ever take off, the big question was how would all this translate into educationally useful models and materials. The technology continues to change, the big question remains the same, but one of the people […]

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ResearchBitch.com offers a service to “do the drudgery of research for you.” Claiming that they use a “patent pending search technology — there is nothing quite like it on the web,” they will take an assignment, a phrase, a page, or any block of text, up to 1,000 words, feed it through their search process, […]

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Under the rather provocative title, the Association for History and Computing, UK branch, has gathered a day-long conference that explores the role and uses of information (computing) technology in higher education history teaching and research. Of particular interest is where such things as digital history methods belong. Should they be taught? At what level? How? […]

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The Educause Current Issues Committee, composed mainly of CIOs and IT Directors, recently published the results of a survey on issues in IT infrastructure in Higher Education. According to the report, “survey participants—the primary representatives, typically CIOs, of EDUCAUSE member institutions—were asked to check up to five of thirty-two IT issues in each of four […]

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First it was Robert Biral from the Honors College who had questions about electronic portfolios during last week’s WebCT workshops. Then along came Mary Cox who is part of a group in Engineering/Math looking for “an e-portfolio program.” Then, of course, there is Education’s current implementation of its e-portfolio system, TaskStream. A couple other mentions […]

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Google News

Google is offering three new services to educators: 1) The University Research Program for Google Search,” is designed to give university researchers “high-volume programmatic access to Google Search, whose huge repository of data constitutes a valuable resource for understanding the structure and contents of the Web.” More at Google Univ Research Program 2) Google Translate, […]

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