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2 useful and free email-based publications

The following two resources are free email-based subscriptions that I’ve signed up for and find useful. Each resource sends a few emails a week with news, upcoming webinars, and interesting articles related to business, technology, and/or education. 1. Learning Solutions … Read

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Should I buy a netbook, ultrabook, notebook, or tablet?

If you’re in the market for a new computer (specifically, a portable one), you’ve got a lot more options than just Mac vs. PC these days. The portable computing market has at least four segments these days: Traditional notebooks, tiny … Read

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Follow us on Pinterest!

  A few months ago I wrote about organizing ideas and saving links on Pinterest. This free website allows you to browse images and save them into groups that you’ve organized. Pinterest makes it easy for users to upload new photos … Read

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Looking for an alternative to Windows or Mac? Linux on the desktop is no longer just for nerds

It’s no secret that I’ve been pretty down on Apple and Mac OS X lately–so much so that my current Mac may be my last. When I tell people that they assume I’m switching to Windows, but that’s not the … Read

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5 ways to renew interest in your RSS reader

Recently, I found myself in the bad habit of skipping over many of the blogs in my Google RSS reader or clicking the mark all as read button to clear everything out. I was missing interesting articles and relevant information. … Read

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What is Pinterest?

…and how does it apply to me? Pinterest.com launched in March of 2010 but really gained popularity in 2011. This free website allows you to browse images and save them into groups that you’ve organized. Pinterest makes it easy for … Read

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Use Asana to manage meetings and tasks

Asana is a free online tool that helps to delegate tasks and keep team members informed. Notes are stored online and can be accessed anywhere. Creating an account is free and relatively painless; you’ll just need to check your email … Read

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Michael Wesch presents at KU CRL

Last week we were honored to host Michael Wesch here at the Center for Research on Learning. He is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University as well as the 2011-2012 Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars. While … Read

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Spending a month with Google+, Week 3

This month I am exploring Google+ (Google’s social networking site) and reporting back on some of the different features, such as saved searches. This tool allows you to find, organize, and follow news that is relevant to you. Add filters, … Read

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5 tools for online content curation

Everyone knows that the internet is an amazing way to distribute information. For people who are content creators, the possibilities are endless in terms of getting work out to the public. However, with seeming endless volumes of information out there, … Read

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