online learner

Accessibility

If you were looking to improve your understanding of Universal Design and accessibility requirements for Online Courses, your dreams have come true! Cynthia Curry, the new Disability Services Coordinator, and a colleague of mine from a prior career, has shared this course with me and I am spreading the goods across the entire University. Accessibility of Online Courses Check…

iPhone features

15 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do

15 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do . Today we are on to a lighter theme: the iPhone! Knowing a few cool tricks will definitely earn you a “hip” reputation. For those not in immediate possession of their iPhone or those shunning the iDevices altogether, here is a practical guide on image copyright found by Amy Storch. This may be widely used and re-shared, if you don’t…

Workaround for Media Content after Upgrade

In order to avoid issues, we encourage you to use Safari on Mac and Firefox on Windows. However, for Chrome users and Firefox on Mac, please follow these steps to view some of the media content (YouTube videos, Vimeo, and some other services have not been affected). The following is a set of directions for…

copyright laws

Making Friends with Copyright Law

We often view copyright as a nuisance, and it may be in certain instances. But along with protecting the rights of the owners and creators of intellectual property, copyright provides for rights of users to view, distribute, modify and do other things with certain materials for a fee or free of charge (such as under Fair…

Video presentation options

Other Options for Presentations (and Some Tips on Doing Research)

At a request of a faculty member, I have been researching some video presentation options beyond the standard MS PowerPoint presentation. I began my research in Google Docs (Google Drive). If you have never done it, you should at least give it a shot. You will like it. In fact, you may like the Research Tool  enough to share…