Thursday, September 17, 2009

Social Bookmarking using Delicious

Delicious is a free social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.

Use Delicious to collect links as you research your next project, or collect links on the topics you teach to share with your students. Once you have bookmarked ("tagged") some great websites for your students, just paste a link like on your Angel course page. You never have to touch that link again, and your students will always see your latest list of links.

Here is a great video explaining how Delicious works (from

Here is the link to bookmarks I collect on e-learning technology:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Academic Tech "Lurk & Learn" Webinar Series

We plan to host an informal webinar series for faculty and staff on various aspects of academic technology, especially e-learning. You "attend" from the comfort of your own office via GoToMeeting webinar software. You'll be able to view my PC's desktop and hear me as I demo various technologies. You can participate via phone, a PC headset, text chat or just "lurk and learn". I can even turn over the control of the mouse to you or invite you to share your desktop.

Look for broadcast emails soon with invitations to webinars on various topics including: Angel tips and tricks, Blogging, Delicious (Social Bookmarking), Google Apps for Education, GoToMeeting / GoToWebinar, Mediasite lecture capture, Pencasting, Podcasting, Prezi, Second Life, Skype, Twitter and more.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Requesting Classroom A/V Tech Support

Starting with the new fiscal year this July, the University's hard working AV technicians, Bill Horton and Clifford Greer, were officially transferred to the Academic Technology Department from the Library.

To avoid confusion about how to request classroom audio/visual services, here are your new choices:

Scheduling classroom AV technology (e.g., to reserve a laptop & projector cart or to schedule technical assistance in advance of your class time)
Emergency classroom assistance (e.g., you are at the podium in front of students and the projector does not work)
  • Phone: call the Technology Help Desk at x7575 and press 3
Our new policy will help to improve our service by reducing administrative burdens for Bill and Clifford while reaching them more quickly in an emergent situation.

Thank you for your cooperation!