easy, cheap and cloud-based way to harvest information: beyond Surveymonkey

http://mashable.com/2012/02/16/web-form-builders/

8 Web Form Builders for Your Site

1. Google Docs

2. Wufoo – only 3 msgs for free. Just lost one of the five possible stars

3. FormSite

4. FormAssembly

5. Formstack

6. Gravity Forms

7. JotForm

8. reFormed

Meagan Oakleaf leading a workshop on Library Assessment

Per my tweets to the SCSU Technology (@SCSUtechinstruc) entries of today:
#MeaganOakleaf
#LibraryAssessment https://vine.co/v/htK3KDvATYq 

#LibraryAssessment and #Faculty http://ow.ly/i/3JH11  http://ow.ly/i/3JHeB  #MeaganOakleaf

#MeaganOakleaf #pm #retention and #LibraryAssessment http://ow.ly/i/3JGos 

#AssessmentManagementSystem http://ow.ly/i/3JFZJ 

Students acquire information literacy skills but assessments are scattered… #pm ##LibraryAssessment

#pm #LibraryAssessment further on #value http://ow.ly/i/3JESN 

How to make slides containing many formulas? Powerponit or Word?

Complete LinkedIn discussion here:

How to make slides containing many formulas? Powerponit or Word?

Excerpts:
F. Jordan Srour

F. Jordan

F. Jordan Srour

Assistant Professor at Lebanese American University

LaTeX with the Beamer package is the only way to go for equations in slides, in my opinion!

Here’s a good quickstart reference on Beamer: http://www.math.umbc.edu/~rouben/beamer/

For working with LaTeX, this is a really quick start guide:http://www.math.ist.utl.pt/~jhuerta/latexforbeginners.html

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Dave Spear

Dave

Dave Spear

Professor at Niagara College Canada

Try using Open Office (free download) it is a full office suite and you can insert and create formulas as easy as entering text. If needed the presentation can then be saved in Microsoft Office format.

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Google Chrome issues with D2L discussion: Scroll window is small and have to scroll down to see all the posts

Q:
Customer was having problems with D2L in Google Chrome. Client was not able to see discussion posts in D2L. However, it seems to be fine in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Scroll window is small and have to scroll down to see all the posts

A:

This is a known issue with Chrome.

To display the full discussion screen, simply grab the vertical frame divider (click and drag it) and move it a little.  The rest of the screen will sort itself out.

Here’s a short screen recording about this issue which shows the workarounds in action: http://media4.stcloudstate.edu/p43737003/

Thanks,

 

Greg

Python as the programming language at SCSU

 

From: scsu-announce-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu [mailto:scsu-announce-bounces@lists.stcloudstate.edu] On Behalf Of Rysavy, Sr. Del Marie
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:50 PM
To: scsu-announce@stcloudstate.edu
Subject: [SCSU-announce] course in programming for beginners

Our beginning programming course, CNA 267, is now using Python as the programming language.  Students learn to work with decision and loop control structures, variables, lists (arrays) and procedures, etc.  Python is becoming one of the most widely-accepted languages for business professionals and scientists.
Please inform your students (who need to learn programming) of this course.  It is being offered during spring semester, as well as next fall.

Sr. Del Marie Rysavy

ECC 254

CSIT Department

telephone: 308-4929

Death by PowerPoint (from #POD13)

what is it:

http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/08/death-by-powerpoint-2/

http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/Columns/PowerPoint.pdf
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerdooley/2012/10/11/death-by-powerpoint/

how it could be:

Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

http://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks.html

Cheating Death by PowerPoint: Analyze and Synthesize

http://my.brainshark.com/Cheating-Death-by-PowerPoint-Analyze-and-Synthesize-738618804

how to do storytelling:

How to tell a story (6 talks) 

http://www.ted.com/playlists/62/how_to_tell_a_story.html 

Matter of control: Alan November: Teachers and Tech Let Students Take Control

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/02/alan-november-how-teachers-and-tech-can-let-students-take-control/

HI, I am honored that you have written this piece about some of my ideas about preparing students for their future. Here is a link,http://novemberlearning.com/re… to an article where I describe the detail of various jobs that we can now give students. Of course, we can ask students to invent their own jobs as well. Alan

  • is the era of cliff notes officially starting? the Summly app

    http://summly.com/index.html

    The app D’Aloisio designed, Summly, compresses long pieces of text into a few representative sentences.

    How Teen Nick D’Aloisio Has Changed the Way We Read

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303376904579137444043720218?goback=%2Egde_2754444_member_5804719978766680064#%21

    Call me old fashioned but I would rephrase the title to this article as: How our diminished desire to read made the Teen D’Aloisio to change how we read.

    Online Learning: MOOC – resources and ideas

    http://chronicle.com/section/Online-Learning/623/

    A MOOC Platform Based on Engagement:
    http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/11/06/a-mooc-platform-based-on-engagement.aspx

    COLLEGE UNBOUND: THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR STUDENTS

    Posted on November 5, 2013 by 
    http://www.knewton.com/blog/knewton/education-technology/2013/11/05/college-unbound/