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The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education’s 37th Annual Conference, “Pencils and Pixels: 21st Century Practices in Higher Education” was held October 24-28, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. This conference featured over 130 interactive, roundtable and research sessions, several plenaries, and poster sessions. So, a large conference. Highlights included: Plenary: Michael Wesch: “The […]

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MOOCs draft

MOOCs are courses that are: Massive: designed for large-scale participation by dozens or even thousands of people. Open: freely available with free access to all course materials. Online: available through any web browser on any mobile device or computer. As the MOOC model has gained acceptance it continues to be redefined and changed to suit […]

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If you have a new iPad 2 you may wonder what all the fuss was about. Now built into the device is the ability to project whatever is on the iPad screen, no special apps needed. Together with the built-in camera, this newer iPad is fast approaching the point where it might replace your laptop. […]

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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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Thanks to Kevin Trainor for pointing this out: GoodReader has added vga output to their application! If you have tried projecting from your iPad you already know that there are very few things that you can actually project. That is, you can’t simply plug your iPad in and have all screens display. Keynote slideshows, yes; […]

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Cathy Davidson of HASTAC has written a sensible article in response to the recent flurry of gloom and doom reactions to how the internet is ruining our brains. She also has a book forthcoming: “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and Learn” It’s sensible […]

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The phrase “a computer is just a tool” is often used to suggest that they are neutral, that the choices we make about the technologies we use have no impact on scholarship or teaching. Disagreeing completely with that idea,  I love when such assumptions are challenged as in this thought from Luke at http://lukewaltzer.com/on-edtech-and-the-digital-humanities/: “Our […]

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Mark Sample has posted a list of digital humanities sessions at the upcoming MLA (2011). Topics include distribution of labor in digital humanities, Computational Methods of Literary Research, publishing, research, writing, our online image, and many more. Cathy Davidson of HASTAC continues to delight with some musings on several Mozilla/HASTAC projects mentioned at the first […]

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The Sustaining Digital History project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants seeks to “build a scholarly community for the practice of the emerging field of digital history.” They hosted a meeting on Oct. 1 to bring together authoirs, peer reviewers and editors of several history journals to “consider the […]

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A recent request for ideas on using etext versions of books in the absence of available paper-based versions for a literature course sparked a quick few ideas. The question was framed as “how could students engage in those texts in the same way that they would if they were on paper?” Given our upcoming roundtable […]

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