Monthly Archives: April 2009

Latin on YouTube

Let it officially be noted that Latin has arrived on YouTube as well as Wicipedia Latina and no doubt somewhere on Latin Twitter. As you might expect, there are plenty of options on YouTube including Pope Benedict XVI and Bella … Continue reading

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Mod Book Review 1

I just used the Mod Book (like a Tablet PC, but on a Mac) for a meeting, so I thought would write up a few notes before I forgot. Dave has been using his modbook as a sketchpad and has … Continue reading

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Hooray for danah boyd

I have to say that one of the best keynote speakers I have seen in a while was danah boyd. I don’t want to just gush in a blog, so just to elaborate, I respected the keynote because: We got … Continue reading

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New Accessbility and Web Standards Hub

A new Web Standards hub has been established at which includes updated accessibility information – the URL will now point to this hub. The Web Standards and Usability groups at Penn State will be reorganizing to publish information … Continue reading

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Music and Gaming TLT Symposium

The session I chaired was the music and gaming session “Blurring the Lines: Gaming as Preparation for Real Life,” with Ann Clements, Tom Cody, Eric McKee from the School of Music. I admit I was motivated by the chance to … Continue reading

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An Accessibility Presentation & 2 Wacky Links

A Presentation On April 20, Elizabeth and Christian Vinten-Johansen will give a presentation about accessibility and technology for the Online Issues Forum (co-sponsored by World Campus and the University Libraries). Other presenters will include Bill Welsh (Office of Disability Services), … Continue reading

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When Accessibility and Linguistics Collide

A fairly old accessibility recommendation is that you insert a tag to indicate a language change. For instance, if I were to write a Welsh sentence Hanner paint o gwrw os gwelwch yn dda (or ‘Half a pint of beer … Continue reading

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Headphones…On a Phone

This week I tested a piece of equipment I’ve been curious about…headphones which plug in to my phone. I tested it when I used the phone to call in to Monday’s NMC Adobe Monday’s meeting. It was very easy – … Continue reading

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Teaching at the Primate Level

I’ve been seriously distracted by this WGBH/PBS NOVA interview with primatologist Rebecca Saxe, but it was so fascinating. I’ve watched enough chimp documentaries to know that they actually do use tools (like a stick to pick up a horde of … Continue reading

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Researching the U.S. Presidents

At a recent ID meeting, I commented that in high school I had to research information on each and every president in the United States (in batches of 6 throughout the year) Despite the active learning spirit of the exercise … Continue reading

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