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Skype: free GROUP video calls

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th April 2014

Even with the release of a GROUP video call now for free (versus only between two parties), Google Hangout still might be the way to go:

In addition to Google Hangout, please have more alternatives for video and desktopsharing (mostly free):

9 Ways Students Can Host Peer Tutoring Sessions Online

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history of the Internet from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th April 2014

What is Web 1.0

What is Web 2.0

What is Web 3.0,2817,2102852,00.asp


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Infographics: how to create them…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th April 2014

here are links to the tools:,,

Caitlin Bagley’s Slideshare presentation:

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Google Glass (GG)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th April 2014

See our IMS blog entry:


I start testing GG several days ago and I am still in the stage of Jeff Jarvis :

The questions is: how to make GG applicable for our daily tasks at work?

GG can be very useful for training students: by having a live, streaming G Hangout session with the supervisor. The latter can be in his/her office multitasking, while also monitoring the work of the student. E.g., shelving books for the Circulation supervisor.

A Surgeon Shows How Google Glass Makes Procedures Dramatically Easier.

my observations:
- GG is a glorified mobile devices, which, instead of being handheld is head-worn. the logic of navigating is the same, although still more cumbersome with GG.

- it certainly can have a niche as is, but it will take time (price, usability) until it becomes ubiquitous.

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3 learning tools of the future

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th April 2014

Google Glass, Coursesmart textbooks, TDCS

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Who is coming to college after the Millennials?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th March 2014

How did you figure out the Millennials? I found the following book

Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2000). Millennials rising : the next great generation /by Neil Howe and Bill Strauss ; cartoons by R.J. Matson. New York : Vintage Books, 2000.!

very helpful. Here is more about their “generational theory”

The Millennials are gradually graduating and a new generation is entering our higher education.

If you are interested to learn about the 2017-2020 graduates at college and adjust your teaching practices to their habits, understandings etc., here is a helpful book:

Levine, A., Levine, A., & Dean, D. R. (2012). Generation on a Tightrope : A Portrait of Today’s College Student. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

We have it in electronic format

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cloud-based SideVibe elbows the market of Evernote and Diigo

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th March 2014

SideVibe is a cloud-based tool similar to Evernote and Diigo, which successfully took over the bookmarking Delicious

Besides “anwhere/anytime” bookmarks, the new generation of Diigo, Evernote and SideVibe offer taking, of screen snapshot, notes, drawings etc., thus making them perfect for educational purposes

Here is a K12 teacher’s account on the use of SideVibe in class:

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what is the apple equivalent of microsoft publisher

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th March 2014

The Print Shop,

Swift Publisher (shareware)


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resources available at SCSU for lecture capture

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th March 2014

Please have a list of free and SCSU hosted resources for lecture capturing:

  • MediaSpace (AKA Kaltura)

  • Adobe Connect (please request an account from Greg Jorgensen,, if you don’t have such)

  • TechSmith’s Jing (free)

Other free, shareware and paid sources in our former IMS blog entry:

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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:

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