InforMedia Services (IMS)

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Archive for February, 2014

Technology Week: File management

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th February 2014

Technology Week: File management Monday Basics of file management o   Tuesday Accessing my files from anywhere and anytime o   Wednesday Storing, preserving and archiving files. Forever?… o   Thursday Organizing and transporting files and folders o   Friday Data handling and analyzing Q/s? Ideas? please contact us: ims@stcloudstate.edu

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9 Ways to Improve Social Media Shares of your Content

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th February 2014

9 Ways to Improve Social Media Shares of your Content http://www.meltwater.com/social-media-blog/improve-social-media-shares-of-content/ 1) Choose Topics People Care About 2) Rewrite That Headline! 3) Make Posts More “Skimmable” 4) Don’t Skimp on Pictures or Graphics 5) Improve Ease of Sharing 6) Prime the Pump 7) Build Your Social Foundation 8) Don’t Be Selfish! 9) Connect with Current […]

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29 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th February 2014

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/29-social-media-tools/ RivalIQ, Pocket, ShareRoot, PowToon, EveryoneSocial, vCita, OptinMonster, smqueue, Nimble, BuzzSumo, Harvest, Calendly, Friends+Me, BuzzFork, Newsle, Piktochart, 22Social, Jelly, NeedTagger, Pushover and IFTTT, Swayy, Circloscope, Songza, Talkwalker, Hang w/, Many apps have been used to stream live video to friends and followers, but Hang w/ takes it to the next level by integrating with iOS and Android, as well as delivering the live stream to Facebook’s news feed. As a broadcaster, you can select 3-, 6- or 9-minute “hang” sessions, and enter a […]

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Associating dropbox folders with grading items

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 24th February 2014

Pls consider additional sources on the bottom of this entry to associate your dropbox folder with a grading items, go to your dropbox module select the dropbox folder and click on edit folder   scroll down and choose the grading times, which needs to be associated with that folder.   Additional resources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_gz-Nep2I Grading a […]

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Techweek: Hybrid (Blended) and Distributive Learning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd February 2014

Monday From F2F to distant learning: how does it happen?… Tuesday MOOC: what, how and why?… http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/09/27/spoc-swarm-and-mooc/ Wednesday Gamification of learning Thursday http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/10/16/blended-learning-outcomes-assessment-etc/ Friday how to restructure my syllabus from F2F to online/hybrid one….

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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th February 2014

http://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/02/14/12-steps-to-create-the-perfectly-optimised-webpage/

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Alternative to expensive image processing apps such as Photoshop

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th February 2014

Cloud-based: http://www.webresizer.com/resizer/ Gimp http://www.gimp.org/ (need to download) Inkscape http://www.gimp.org/

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Europe Merkel calls for separate EU internet

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th February 2014

 Merkel calls for separate EU internet http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2014/02/merkel-calls-separate-eu-internet-201421955226908928.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/17/angela_merkel_eu_internet_nsa_us/  

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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th February 2014

Ok Google Posted Feb 16, 2014 by Frederic Lardinois (@fredericl) http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/16/ok-google/ Microsoft thinks touch is the future of computing, Google seems to believe voice will be the user interface of the future.

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Google Glass at LRS

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th February 2014

LRS has a pair of Google Glass. What do you know about those? How can you use them? What for? Ideas how they can improve teaching Ideas how they can improve learning Ideas how they can improve instructional design Ideas how they can serve information technology Ideas how they can serve elearning and mobile learning […]

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