Fall 2007 Series
September 13: Free Amazing Internet Tools! (Cathy Rodriguez, iTAC and Gerry Snyder, IET)
Many applications exist on the Internet that are helpful, easy to use, and best of all, Free. This session covers several of these tools such as Phixr and Pixer (on-line photo editing), ZoHo (on-line presentations and documents), Personalized Homepages, Online To Do Lists, Integrating RSS Feeds, and helpful Firefox Extensions.
Grazr - http://grazr.com - create RSS feeds into a Web page
Remember the Milk - http://rememberthemilk.com - online task manager
Netvibes - http://www.netvibes.com - customize your homepage with widgets and RSS feeds.
Phixr - www.phixr.com - online photo editor
Pixer - http://pixer.us - online photo editor
Picnik - www.picnik.com - online photo editor
Zoho - www.zoho.com - online office applications (word processor, speadsheet, presentation tools and more.
September 20: Uploading and Sharing Videos/Photos Via the Web (Brandon Cummins, IET)
Information on how to create and share photo and videos on Internet sites such as YouTube and Flickr.
Flickr - http://flickr.com - Online Photo Organization/Sharing
YouTube - http://youtube.com - Online Video Sharing
Presentation - Google Presentation - Copy of Google Presentation
Brandon's Blog - http://convergedksu.wordpress.com - Link to Brandon's weblog
September 27: What's in a Blog? (Kevin Champion)
If such key phrases as "web 2.0" or the "democritization of the internet" are appropriate for our internet lexicon circa 2007, then blogging must be a part of the conversation that got us here. This talk explores the concept of the blog in real examples, from creating a blog, to basic blogging, to expanding the definition of what a blog is. From community portal, to dynamic database, to collaborative organizer, along the way we will find out that a blog is not just a "web log" anymore.
October 4: Social Bookmarking (Adam Bohannon)
Social bookmarking is used to collect and organize on-line research materials, allows groups to collectively gather Internet information, and is an easy way to keep and access your bookmarks on any Internet-connected computer. This presentation will show you the conveniences, benefits, features, and even how to create a social bookmark using tools such as Diigo, del.icio.us, and Digg.
October 11: The New Wimba Live Classroom; Internet conferencing with video (Bryan Vandiviere, Office of Mediated Education)
One of the challenges of teaching online courses and having virtual meetings is the limited vocal and visual interaction. Horizon Wimba's Live Classroom addresses this issue by adding student-to-teacher interaction and student-to-student interaction to existing courses. The virtual classroom includes tools such as streaming audio and video, application sharing, chat, whiteboard, polls and surveys, 508 accessibility, and archives, and is especially useful for adding a human touch to online courses.
October 18: Case Study: Using Technology in KSU Classroom (Arlo Biere, Department of Agricultural Economics)
Professor Biere first used technology in undergraduate teaching in 1973, a commodity-futures trading game using punch cards on the mainframe. He was instrumental in the design of K-State’s first “Harvard style classroom” with technology. As the teacher for Applied Agribusiness Logistics, a distance Master of Agribusiness course, he has used K-State Online every winter since 1998. Two years ago he participated in a College of Agriculture seminar series studying the book, Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen.
Professor Biere’s presentation will review his technology-in-the-classroom experience, discuss what worked and what did not work and why, explore his current thought on technology for instruction with millennial students that addresses long-term learning outcomes. Of specific concern is the role of technology in today’s learning environment that stresses active learning.
October 25: Hangin' with the "In" Crowd -- Tips and Tricks for InDesign Users. ( Pat Hackenberg and Mark Stadtlander)
Hints and tips for the intermediate InDesign user. Although this session would be of use for all InDesign users, the material will be drawn from InDesign CS2.
Want to learn a few tips and tricks about InDesign? This intermediate session will be of use to all InDesign users, but the material will be drawn from InDesign Creative Suite 2. This session will cover:
Preferences -- program settings including automatic spelling, correction, and hyphenation
Typography -- covering glyphs, OpenType, and good rules of typesetting
Page layout -- document settings, styles, and general appearance
Questions and answers -- Attendees are encouraged to bring questions
November 8: Adobe Photoshop tips and techniques for the Web (Neal Wollenberg)
An overview of how to save files for the web that will also cover how to do batch actions as well as show some nifty features of Photoshop such as the gallery maker.