March 2010

Happy Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace day occurs every year on March 24, and is a time for female technologists and bloggers worldwide to celebrate the achievements of women in technology, and celebrate the history these women have woven. Ada Lovelace is best known for her work on what is widely considered the first computer algorithm. My blog post features Nina K.

Screencasting basics with Chris McQueen

I get a lot of questions about screencasting, and how to get the best results. This is one of the most comprehensive presentations of screencast basics I've ever run across, posted by TechSmith's Chris McQueen. He does an excellent job of laying out some best practices, and illustrates how screencasting doesn't have to be terribly complicated!

Copyright Essentials For Faculty

April 12, 14 & 16, 2010

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT

The MSU Libraries and The Course Materials Program, Print and Digital Communications is pleased to sponsor a series of 3 webinars on various aspects of copyright for faculty and staff.


Adobe Introduces Connect Pro Mobile for iPhone/iPod Touch

Adobe recently announced the availability of Connect Pro Mobile from Apple's iTunes App Store. According to Adobe, the mobile application will allow users of Connect Pro to view presentations, PDF documents, videos, and screen sharing provided by the meeting host. They can rotate, pan, and zoom to choose the 'best view' of shared content.

Final Reminder - Breakfast Series Wednesday 3/17

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, March 17, 2010
PLACE: Main Library, North Conference Room, 4th Floor, West Wing
TIME: 8:45am - 10:00am (8:30am for refreshments)

Objective-Driven Blended Course Design

Dr. Kathy Lovell, Professor, MSU College of Human Medicine Geraud Plantagenest, OMERAD

Systems Architecture for Learning: Get on the Bus?

I'd like to call attention to a recent talk by Matt Kolb, which opined on Learning Management Systems (LMS) and offered a vision for what the future might look like. Matt's talk posits a few beliefs he holds about Learning Management Systems (which I'll paraphrase here as...):

Camtasia 7: Incoming!

In a Twitter update and blog post today, TechSmith announced that Camtasia 7 is on the way. Follow the link below to watch the video and get more information!

Announcing Camtasia 7