Monthly Archives: November 2009

Team Papers, Copyright and Plagiarism

So…it turns out that it’s one thing for a desperate individual student to sell/create a term paper for a paper mill, but it’s a whole other matter for one person to sell a group paper without approval from the other … Continue reading

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A mashup tool I ran into a while ago is Montage-A-Google by Grant Robinson. This is a Flash-based app in which you enter a Google search term and it generates a montage of different images pulled up in the search. … Continue reading

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Helping Students Separate Signal from Noise

An issue that I wrestle with a lot is how to help students transition from rote exercises with canned data to a real world problem in which data comes with minimal organization and the solution is really open ended. It’s … Continue reading

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Color Blindness and Warnings: Think Red/Blue, Not Red/Green

Probably the best way to create a color blindness issue on a Web is to use Red/Green color coding. Even the latest WebAim Screen reader survey uses red and green pie charts. The good news is that the WebAim pie … Continue reading

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WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey 2

How do actual users of screen readers behave and what do they want? The WebAIM organization has been conducting surveys in the past few months, and they recently released results from the second screen reader survey of 655 users. Some … Continue reading

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EmotionML – A Real XML Schema

Something that caught my eye in the weekly W3C Newsletter was the release of EmotionML 1.0 XML schema (link corrected). The main purpose is to annotate emotional reaction within a recording (video/audio, but conceivably text as well), but the other is … Continue reading

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