Posts Tagged ‘LaTeX’

LMS market share

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Susan Donovan

Everyone knows and agrees that “Blackboard is Ugly” but Blackboard simply won’t die because having been in the market the longest they are in someways best (if minimally) adapted to provided the services that colleges need.

Freeware suffers from a lack of development support, and as Blackboard imitators age they too grow less intuitive complex and outdated in their presentations of information.

I do think there is a solution, and it comes from the early days of the internet, a concept largely abandon except in the world of mathematics where we still use LaTeX. That solution is MARK UP LANGUAGE

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more on LMS in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=lms

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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