Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Thoughts on Plagiarism

Last week, I went to Schreyer’s session on academic honesty and although I have been to a lot of plagiarism talks, I really got some good insights out of this. Plagiarism Varies by Context. What’s Yours? We all know plagiarism … Continue reading

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Three TWT Recipients Also Awarded Martin Outstanding Teaching Award

You may have seen this news already from my Twitter feed or the TWT Hub, but I am very excited that three TWT Certificate recipients were also awarded one of ten 2011 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards. … Continue reading

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Puzzle Theory

Last week at the Gaming Brownbag, I gave a PuzzleTheory.pptx for education (a completely made up name) which is an exploration of how the principles of entertainment puzzles (Sudoku, solitaire, word games, math and logic games, etc) can be implemented … Continue reading

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NFB Targets Google Apps and Northwestern: Time for a Plan B

In addition to Penn State, the NFB (National Federation of the Blind) is requesting an investigation of Northwestern and NYU (New York University), because they have adopted Google Apps (incl e-mail and Google Docs) and Google Docs is not accessible … Continue reading

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WEB AIM Survery of Screen Reader Users

The latest survey of screen reader preferences came out from Web AIM recently. It appears that most of the respondents were very tech savvy, which is not the case for all users of screen readers, but it does provide some … Continue reading

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TWT Presentation for Comp Lit


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Pie Chart Accessibility

Like pie charts but worry about screen reader accessibility? There is a simple workaround – provide both the chart and the numeric in text form. The latest survey results of screen reader usage from Web AIM provides a great example … Continue reading

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Student Deadline Disconnect

This semester, I’ve been assigning students in my tech course different types of technology tasks as homework. Some they have found success with, some not so much. How do I know? By the homework that comes in on time…or not. … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail on the iPad

One of the games I purchased for the iPad was Oregon Trail, a historical adventure game based on traveling west on the Oregon Trail. I was intrigued by this game because this is one of the few games based on … Continue reading

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