Archives for January 2008

Online Photo Sharing in Plain English

If you take digital pictures, you need to watch this 3 minute video that explains the value of posting photos on a service like Flickr for sharing or safe keeping.

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You can visit my personal online album at Flickr here.

Quick Tips for Effective Instruction

My department at NIU has been working on a new endeavor we are calling “Quick Tips for Effective Instruction” in which we are putting together short multimedia presentations (5-8 minutes) to introduce faculty to different resources and methods for teaching and learning.  The presentations are made available in a variety for formats, for viewing either online, as a podcast, or even via YouTube.  

Here’s an example of the low-res version of one of the presentations available on YouTube:

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For links to other formats of the presentation, such as hi-res online and the text transcript, click here.

The Northern Today, NIU’s weekly online newsletter, recently did a feature article on the project. To read the full story, click here.

Becoming a Gmail Jedi Master

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Thanks to Adam Pash, this video demonstration from Ask the PC Guide delves into some of the finer points of mastering Gmail. The demo illustrates usage of labels, filters, a few keyboard shortcuts, and vacation autoresponders.

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How to Become a Gmail Jedi Master [Ask the PC Guide]