01 août 2015

New Online Courses in Digital Pedagogy

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . There is a ton of free material on learning how to teach with new digital tools online. That’s one of the best things that ProfHacker writers have been dispensing since its inception. We’ve written about teaching with Twitter, with Wikipedia, creating interactive texts with Twine, even the Creepy Treehouse problem of friending your students on social media. One of the things we haven’t done, though, is offer online courses on digital pedagogy–a new venture the journal Hybrid Pedagogy has taken with Digital Pedagogy Lab. Read more...

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Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . By now, the concept of a Twitter backchannel at conferences has become familiar. (And if it’s not, ProfHacker has you covered: See posts by Jason, Derek, Mark ( again), and Adeline.) But can someone participate in a conference virtually beyond the Twitter back channel. Read more...

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Accessibility for Web Writers

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . For a number of years now, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have been seen by many as the international gold standard for making online resources as accessible as possible. Published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), these standards are likely to continue evolving as the technologies we use also continue evolving; the current version of the WCAG is 2.0. Read more...

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How to Evaluate Your Web Pages for Accessibility

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . This month is the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act, federal legislation designed “to [eliminate] discrimination against people with disabilities.” Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be writing some ProfHacker posts concerned with disability, accommodations, accessibility, classrooms, and digital environments. Read more...

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How to Dispose of Old Electronics

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Do you have an old non-working computer stashed away somewhere in your garage, attic, or closet because you’re not sure how to dispose of it?  Do you have a stack of CDs with old backups on them that you no longer need? An old printer or monitor? Power cords or connector cables that you don’t use. Read more...

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How to Wipe a PC Hard Drive

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . In my last post, How to Dispose of Old Electronics, I mentioned some different options for wiping a hard drive on an old computer that you are preparing for donation or recycling. Deleted files can be partially or fully recovered, so if you have files with personal data you should wipe the hard drive. Wiping is done by overwriting the data sectors on the hard drive in multiple passes. Read more...

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Defend Against Disruption and Distraction

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Many professionals today struggle to handle interruptions that can pull you away from focused work. Interruptions come in lots of different forms, such as notifications of email or text messages, phone calls, someone knocking on your office door, or your own stream of thoughts. Read more...

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Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . In personality typologies derived from the work of Carl Jung, introverts are described as people who gain energy from solitude and extroverts as people who gain energy from being around other people. Understanding where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum can help you understand your own energy patterns and how best to work with them within your professional and personal life. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:41 - - Permalien [#]

Color Enhancer Extension for Chrome

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Anastasia recently wrote about a variety of Chrome browser extensions that can make your workflow more productive or more fun. Extensions can also be used to add themes or features for accessibility. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 01:39 - - Permalien [#]

Web Development: Resources for Learning Bootstrap

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Bootstrap keeps you from re-inventing the wheel every time you start a new web site or create a theme or skin for a content management system. (Note: Bootstrap is not a place for absolute HTML beginners to start; you’ll need to be pretty comfortable with HTML & CSS and, to some extent, JavaScript. However, you by no means need to be an expert in all of these.) It’s a pretty complex framework, but fortunately there are a number of helpful tutorials online. Read more...

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