Technology and Current Events archives

Monday morning links for January 9, 2012

Here are a couple of short links worth a few minutes of your time and thought this week (though I hope the second link will encourage you to take additional action in one form or another). Simple Thoughts About Fair … Read

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5 education technology trends from 2011 (and to keep watching in 2012)

2011 will be history in just a few days. It’s time to reflect upon some developments of the past year and where they’re headed as we move on to 2012. Just as in 2010, 2011 brought a number of events … 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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A bit about responsive web design

I recently launched a new KUCRL website for our lecture series, CRL Learns. We had been running some outdated backend software and the whole look needed to be refreshed, so I decided to take the opportunity to try out something … Read

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CRL Learns: Health and Disability in Tanzania

Earlier this week, Noelle Kurth and Jenny Peck discussed the work they have been doing in Tanzania to promote better health practices. In the video below, they describe how and why they got involved in the Mufundi district. For more … Read

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Twitter search in Plain English

Recently we’ve been researching (well, more so than usual) how to incorporate free online tools, such as Twitter, into the professional routines of educators in a meaningful way. When features in Twitter such as hashtags, search, and trending topics are used … Read

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Take a trip to Cowboys Stadium for free

Last night, approximately 100,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium to watch the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl.  For the rest of us stuck at home watching the big game on … Read

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CES 2011: Recap

The 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come to a close after hosting over 140,000 industry professionals and 250 sessions featuring 900 speakers.  While it appears that not many “break-out” gadgets were released at this year’s CES, many updates … Read

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