April 2009

Tweetie for Mac | Lightweight Twitter on Your Desktop

Earlier this week, Tweetie 1.0 was released for Mac OS X. It is a lightweight, desktop Twitter application. Tweetie for Mac, along with its companion piece, Tweetie for iPhone, can be found at

ANGEL 7.4 Breakfast Series Archive Posted

The ANGEL 7.4 - What You Should Know Breakfast Series archive has been posted to the Web.  If you are teaching online or blended courses, take a look and see the upgrade schedule, how to get help and what some of the new features will look like.

Just as a reminder, the ANGEL 7.4 upgrade is slated for May 14 and 15, 2009.  ANGEL will not be available on those days.

The Mobile VOIP Revolution: Proof that Skype for iPhone is the AT&T Killer

Kiss AT&T Goodbye There has been plenty of discussion surrounding the newly released Skype application for iPhone. I have come by numerous articles deeming it useless, pointless, or a complete waste. These reports often include entirely untrue and misleading information. For example, this Skype FAQ article states the following.

April Breakfast Series - ANGEL 7.4 Upgrade, What You Should Know

MSU Learning Design and Technology (LearnDAT) invites you to attend the next session in our ongoing Breakfast Series: Conversations on Online Pedagogy and Best Practices

DATE: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

PLACE: Main Library, North Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Wing

TIME: 8:45am - 10:00am (8:30am for refreshments)

TOPIC: The ANGEL 7.4 Upgrade - What You Should Know


Instructional Technology Brown Bag - April 3, 2009

This week's presenter at the "Explorations in Instructional Technology" brown bag seminar series is Steven Weiland, MSU College of Education.  His topic is "Digital Experience, Online Education, and the Fate of Reading."

TIME: Friday, April 3, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: 105 Natural Science Building.

Here's some of what Steve wrote to me about his session: