Monthly Archives: March 2010

Living in Grayscale

There are a variety of color blindness testers, but a new one from A List Apart is Nocturne, a free Mac app which allows you to quickly disable color on your monitors, add tints or even invert the colors of … Continue reading

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Good Example of Keyboard Support for Motion Impaired Users

Few interactive modules appear to incorporate support for motion impaired users, but I found one from the British Museum that does (at least in part). One of their educational modules is a virtual recreation of an Ancient Greek theater. It’s … Continue reading

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UCLA Student Tutorial on Copyright & Plagiarism

UCLA has a nice student tutorial on copyright, plagiarism and organizing research tasks at Good information, but accessible. Plus you can see how Carlos and Eddie navigate the modern academic maze. I like it so much I’m double posting!

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Achiever vs. Explorer Learning

A recent gaming concept I became acquainted with was Bartle’s playing modes which include socializing, dominating, achieving and exploring. I was able to rule myself as a socializer (more solitaire please) and a dominator (as much as I like a … Continue reading

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iMix for Fun & Non-Profit Learning

Offering Cheap and Legal Files An issue that comes up in some classes is how to legally license music files for classes in foreign language, history/sociology or music. Traditionally instructional designers have recommended services such as ITS Streaming or one … Continue reading

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Link Between Cut/Paste Plagarism & Student Clulessness

Although most students realize that submitting someone else’s paper as your own is plagiarism (and a major academic violation), a joint study from Swarthmore College and University of Michigan indicates they may not realize that cut and paste plagiarism is … Continue reading

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Role of Small Projects in the Educational Tech Ecology

A question that comes up frequently in ETS is what sorts of projects we should take on. I think it’s a given that supporting university-wide services such as ANGEL, Blogs at Penn State, and Media Commons is crucial. So is … Continue reading

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