OSU Mobile 2.0 for iOS was released in the App Store on March 1. Several months in the making, it represents a significant effort to improve the user experience and prepare for a long future of supporting students, staff, and faculty across campus. To understand how we got here, it helps to look back on …Read more at the full article: OSU Mobile 2.0: From Inception to Release
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As you probably know, Google Reader joins the long list of retired Google products this July 1st. Bye bye, old friend. You had a good run, but it’s time for us to move on.
“But how,” you ask. “How can I move on?”
I know you’re hurting. You’re confused. How could they? It’s not the first time …Read more at the full article: “I can’t go on. I’ll go on”: Life after Google Reader!
“Can you zoom in any more?” is a common question that I hear when showing friends and family pictures that I have taken with my smartphone. If you use your phone as your prodominant camera, then you probably have experience the same thing.
Almost all smart devices lack optical zoom, the ability to really “zoom-in” with …Read more at the full article: iPhone Photography – Telescopic Lens
“Hold down the home button and ask Siri, ‘Who am I?’” was the question that returned an iPhone to its rightful owner. Last week I got a call from a coworker. She had found a guest’s iPhone in the Digital Union. Being the thorough person that she is, she had narrowed down the list of …Read more at the full article: How to Find an iPhone’s Owner with Siri
Armed with iPads as data collection tools, undergraduate City and Regional Planning students are working together to develop a facilities master plan for the College of Engineering.
The studio course — CRP 4910: Realizing the Plan — taught by Professor Jennifer Evans Cowley and Lecturer Jason Sudy, is designed to provide students with the opportunity to …Read more at the full article: iPads Used for City and Regional Planning
In Dr. Cynthia Dassler’s classes, students are using iPads to complete assignments in new ways. This semester, Dr. Dassler is teaching Organismal Diversity, EEOB 3320. She also taught a 7-week course, Ohio Plants, EEOB 2210, at the beginning of the semester. In both classes she has implemented iPads in student-driven activities to enhance and support …Read more at the full article: Biology Students Use iPads in the Classroom and in the Field
iTunes U is an educational content distribution system for digital learning materials. Educators can post videos, audio recordings, PDFs, eBooks, and apps in an iTunes U course for access by their local students and a global audience. iTunes U is free to all users and can be accessed on any computer via iTunes and on …Read more at the full article: iTunes U: Resources for Educators
The internet was invented because some scientists needed to share files so they could work together from different locations. And yet, 50 years later, that basic function remains problematic. There has not been a good way to share files and collaborate over the internet easily. There is now a better way, brought to you by the …Read more at the full article: Announcing BuckeyeBox: Collaborate in the Cloud
The Writing Center and Writers Talk
I evaluated a Microsoft Surface from the Digital Union over Thanksgiving Break. I own a couple of other tablets and quasi-tablets (Acer, Vizio, Nook) and I recently bought four iPads for the CSTW Writing Center, so I wasn’t expecting this to be much different.
I was wrong.
Using the Surface was …Read more at the full article: A Convert to the Surface
Are emerging technologies affecting your instruction? Do you wonder what others at OSU are doing? Would you like to participate in dialogues about digital learning, Massive Open Online Courses, flipped classrooms, and the pedagogy behind these approaches?
Join the Digital First faculty fellows for a Faculty Open Forum, Wednesday, October 24 (5:15pm – 6:15pm, MP1000) to …Read more at the full article: Digital First: Faculty Open Forum – Wednesday 10/24, 5:15 pm