Category Archives: Tools

iPads for Scholars at UVM

Our first roundtable on the iPad, “iPads for Scholars,” was held at the Center for Teaching and Learning, Wednesday, 9/8/2010. As one might expect, the web has been awash with articles, opinions, and comments about the iPad. Here are a … Continue reading

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Anthologize sets DH community abuzz

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 … Continue reading

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Building an academic, and social, web browser

Paul Stamatiou points us to the imminent release of Firefox Campus Edition – a “back to school” version of the web browser that comes with a few add-ons geared for students. While only one of the add-ons, Zotero (which we’ve … Continue reading

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Got Slides?

There are several ways to make Powerpoint slides available online. Some methods are better than others, but how you do it often depends on your audience. Will they be printing the presentation? Where are they likely to be viewing it … Continue reading

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Office 2007 is Coming!

Office 2007 has arrived and with it the main questions: what are the big differences between this version and other Office versions? when should we make the jump? ETS has put together a Task Force led by Doug Varney, Carol … Continue reading

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Zotero: The End of EndNote?

Just before the web burst into public consciousness, historian Roy Rosensweig demonstrated the power of multimedia to make history come alive with his CD-ROM “Who Built America.” Continuing to explore the possibilities of applying technology to scholarship, in 1994 Rosezweig … Continue reading

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Chicago Manual of Style Goes Online

After 100 years as a print publication, the Chicago Manual of Style has finally made it online. It will not be free, but I expect the UVM library will get a subscription. In addition to the manual itself, the web … Continue reading

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WebCT Fall Semester Tune-Up

Just in time for the first frost, the Fall semester is upon us. Here are a few pointers to get you up and running with WebCT for the current session, including: Adding students to your course “Flagging” your course via … Continue reading

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A Web-Friendly PowerPoint Alternative

While spending two days in New York attending An Event Apart, I saw some cool stuff about standards-compliant web design & development, CSS best-practices, and unobtrusive JavaScript. Most of that doesn’t mean much to most of the people who might … Continue reading

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BSAD/SoE TabletPC Grant

External Research & Programs: Tablet PC Technology, Curriculum, and Higher Education 2005 RFP Awards BSAD and SoE have received funds from MiscroSoft to explore enhancing student use of TabletPCs in their respective departments. According to the blurb they also intend … Continue reading

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