At the 2012 Innovate! conference, I attended a breakout session led by Kimberly Lightle and Jessica Fries-Gather titled “Using Digital Tools and Services to Extend Your Reach, Broaden Your Impacts.” The presentation revolved around methods that universities are using to engage the public with their projects. Educators often turn to the web, in addition to “traditional …Read more at the full article: Using Digital Tools and Services to Extend Your Reach and Broaden Your Impact
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Imagine the smart device of the future. You’re probably envisioning something ultraportable and remarkably handsfree. Most likely, it runs on the latest super-fast cellular network. It’s pretty hip, and it probably makes your current device look ancient. Next, consider that it will likely make significant use of augmented reality technology. This device will be able …Read more at the full article: All Eyes on Google’s “Project Glass”
Would you like to offer your students more opportunities for peer collaboration outside your regular class lecture time? Introducing… Piazza.com. Piazza is a web 2.0 tool designed to provide a venue for students and faculty to ask and answer questions collaboratively. What makes this discussion site unique is that for every question (or topic) posted, …Read more at the full article: Give Your Class a Piazza Party!
I have a chronic case of smart phone lust. Every day I see people tapping away at their iPhones, DROIDs, or Blackberries around main campus, having the apparent time of their lives. Then I reach into my pocket and pull out my phone: an LG Voyager. While state-of-the art back in 2007, like most technologies …Read more at the full article: No Data Plan? No Problem!
Why should we care about Google+, the new social networking service from Google, when Facebook is working out just fine for most of us? Remember Orkut, Google Buzz, and the Wave project? While we know that Google does not have a great track record in terms of exciting social media projects, Google+ is different, worth …Read more at the full article: The Potential of Google+
Sometimes I don’t know how the folks that put together the annual Digital Media in a Social World (otherwise known as DMSW) manage to put together a conference that gets bigger and better each year.
I greatly enjoyed the keynote talk by Mark Fraunfelder of boing boing blog. Mark talked about how to actually MAKE things! …Read more at the full article: Energy abounds at DMSW
In a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, “How Skype is Changing the Interview Process,” Stephen Winzenburg relates his experiences interviewing for academic positions via the free VOIP service, Skype.
For years, Winzenburg explains, academic job interviews were conducted by telephone and in person, on campus or at a conference. Skype, which …Read more at the full article: Video Interviews
I started using Yammer five months ago because I wanted a way to share my quick thoughts and little findings throughout the day that might prove useful to colleagues. Since I work at the Digital Union, all of my posts have something to do with education and technology, including recommended readings (news, essays, books, reviews, …Read more at the full article: It’s Yammer time!
One of the hot emerging social media sites is a service called Quora.
Started by former Facebook employees, Quora is a “continually improving collection” of questions and answers that are user created, edited, and organized. Quora aggregates all the questions and associated answers while allowing users to collaborate on any of them.
Head over TechTips …Read more at the full article: TechTips: The “Quora” Question and Answer Service
Think about how we learn things and communicate with each other. How does one pick out a college or a major? Do we attend the college where relatives or friends attended. How do students who have grown up with smart phones, the Internet, Facebook, and Twitter pick out a college or a major?
Knowing that many …Read more at the full article: Social Media Day at College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences