Monthly Archives: June 2010

Collaboration: Really Letting Go

A question a lot of us at Penn State struggle with is how to get buy-in from partners to work with us on our projects. I don’t have any magic bullets, but I do have an interesting insight. In Jan … Continue reading

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iPad: Accessibility

In case you’ve been wondering, Apple did consider accessibility issues when releasing the iPad. There is a built in screen reader you can activate called VoiceOver (or can have a sighted techie activate), an additional zoom feature and “White on … Continue reading

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iPad – Bigger is Better

I was finally able to obtain an iPad this week, and already I am in love with it. I’ll try not to overlap too much with comments from my colleagues Jeff Swain, Cole Camplese and other satisfied users. My main … Continue reading

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Report on Bamboo Workshop #6

Last week I attended the Project Bamboo workshop with John Harwood, the senior director from Teaching and Learning with Technology. Project Bamboo ( is a proposed platform for both a social network site for humanities scholars as well as a … Continue reading

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Those Kids Today….

Tony Bates pointed out a new research article indicating that college students are less empathetic today than a few decades ago. Tony Bates is skeptical, and frankly so am I. Here’s my favorite headline: Today’s college students are not as … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Foreign Language Games

I’m at the CALICO conference on using technology with foreign language instruction, and this year, games and virtual worlds are a big theme. There’s lots of experimentation with Second Life, custom virtual worlds and role-playing games for foreign language practice. … Continue reading

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Expression Web Roundup

This week I’ve been playing with Microsoft Expression Web, the successor to FrontPage. The good news is that I would recommend it, especially if it means you will stop using Front Page. I still see a lot of TWT portfolios … Continue reading

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iMap from Tate Museum – Interpreting Visual Art for the Visually Impaired

An interesting accessibility tool is i-Map Creative Access from the Tate Museum in Great Britain. Basics In this project, select pieces of art from their collection has been additionally annotated for visually impaired audiences. The site includes an image, an … Continue reading

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