Links for 7-4-2012

Approved Links

For today’s links, Penn’s free online classes, the UNC Beat Lab, a free course on power searching with Google, the home of the “e-portfolio,” and the Journal of Digital Humanities.

Links for 6-27-2012


Read on for some links that may be of interest for the week of June 27, 2012. Today’s academic technology links include DIY aerial documentation of current events at UVA, leading higher ed in the digital age, and a self-writing encyclopedia.

Five Things Scrivener Can Do for You (Besides Word Processing)


Writing and organizing research for a large project can be a frustrating task. Scrivener, an application designed just for this purpose, works great as a word processor and all-around writing workspace. In this post, Kim talks about the things that Scrivener can do for you.

E-Books: A Student’s Perspective (Podcast)

Will e-books make scenes like this a thing of the past?

How does a William & Mary student use e-books in her classes? In this podcast, Gene Roche sits down with undergraduate Nina Staeben ’14, to find out how she uses her Kindle for her coursework.

Blended Learning at the E-Learning Community Meeting

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At February 2012’s  eLearning Community Meeting hosted at the Mason School of Business, Ed School professor Judi Harris shared with us an overview of blended learning.  While most faculty at William & Mary already use blended learning in their classes – for example through using Blackboard discussion boards, or wikis – they may not realize […]

Favorite Apps Brown Bag


At the first IT and Swem collaborative brown bag of the semester, Swem Library hosted an open mic event for faculty and staff to come and share their favorite mobile apps.  In this post I’ll do a brief overview of the apps shared and give a time-stamp from the Adobe Connect recording if you’re interested […]

Using Reference Managers


“Using Reference Managers” was the third of Swem Library and Academic Technology’s three-part brown bag series Thinking About Next Semester: Simple Tools You Can Use to Enhance Your Classes. This brown bag featured an overview of three different reference manager tools – RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley.  In this post I’ll cover what each presenter talked about […]

Working with Video in the Classroom

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Swem Library in collaboration with Academic Technology hosted a recent brown bag on video resources as the second part of a three-part series called Thinking About Next Semester:  Simple Tools You Can Use to Enhance Your Classes. The “Working with Video in the Classroom” brown bag featured three presentations on the video resources available to […]

Teaching and Researching with Images

  In collaboration with Academic Technology, Swem Library staff hosted a recent brown bag as the first part of a three-part series called Thinking About Next Semester: Simple Tools You Can Use to Enhance Your Classes. In this post, based on the “Images in the Classroom – and Beyond!” brown bag, I’ll give you a […]