This might lead to some very interesting discussions of what intellectual property is, how to respect it, and how to use it fairly. It also might lead to an understanding that plagiarism is not the same as sampling. Plus, the scratching might be fun.
“Appropriation is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of preexisting images and objects. How do you determine what is considered artistic appropriation and what is considered “stealing?”
Has your paranoia about government snooping ratcheted up lately with all the revelations of NSA spying in its Prism program? If so, Amit Agarwal shows you how to use Google Docs to do very strong encryption to encode those messages.
There are a couple of browser extensions that help you encrypt Gmail but here we discuss a new and more simple Google Docs based encryption method that works across all browsers and requires no add-ons or apps. You secure your message with a strong password and the recipient will have to enter the same password in order to decrypt your message.
Agarwal has very clear video and text instructions here. I highly recommend his blog and newsletter for excellent advice.
Joel Josephson posts, via Stephen Downes OLDaily newsletter,
“A collection of 18 useful videos produced for the Ed2.0Work EU project that introduce Skype, WizIQ, Voicethread, Voxopop, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Posterous, AudioBoo, Slideshare, Prezi, Google Drive, Wikispaces, PBWorks, Diigo, Delicious, Reddit and the EU project Web20ERC.”
Screencast of my favorite social bookmarking tool, Diigo. These are very short and to the point, giving you a quick look at how the tool works. You decide whether it is suitable and worthy of further investment of time and energy. Nice.
This is an excellent guide to using iPad for annotating PDF’s online. Most academic writing ends up as PDF’s so it makes sense to explore tools on the iPad that you can “mark up”.
This post differentiates three different types of pdf ‘reader’ and then recommends iPad tools for each one. This is valuable especially to the new academic user. I would recommend two choices that they do as well: free (Adobe and pdf-notes free) and the pay version of Papers.
I have just begun using pdf-notes and so far I really like how it hooks up to dropbox for importing and exporting. It also uses gestures in ways that work seamlessly with my workflow.
If you don’t know what I am talking about, the WKU English Tech Committee will be sponsoring a Tech Talk about iPad apps on Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30- 5:00 in Cherry 122.
As Jane said in her English bounce list missive, “Some of you said you could make it from 3:30-4:30 and others from 4-5, so by stretching it over that whole time for you to come and go as you can, it should work for 13 out of the 15 who responded. For any who can’t make it, DELO will be recording it for us; we’ll post a link to the video on the Techknowledg- E blog when it is available.”
We will also be providing a space where you can add a wish list of questions to be answered, apps you find you ‘must-have’, issues that make or break the iPad deal, and, of course, Hurricane Sandy. Look for that in our next post here.
If you are looking to offer something extra for your lit classes or perhaps that new iPad needs a firm and full justification, then maybe you might want to check out the latest version of Eliot’s “Wasteland” for the iPad.
This is transmedia at its best. You can get visual or written commentary. Perhaps you want to check out Pound’s ‘edit’? Maybe you have been looking for Ted Hughes’ audio version for years. It is right here. And interviews. And a ‘video’ adaptation. And Eliot’s kitchen sink. Well…not that yet, but it seems pretty comprehensive as an introduction to Eliot’s masterwork.
Second Life Communivations and Sales Simulation
Our communication / sales simulation is the first and the only commercially available simulation that allows trainee to get experience by practicing communications with the robotic avatars in a virtual environment closely resembling real life.
What if you wanted to create “poet” avatars to converse with your online students? Or perhaps poem avatars that students could question? Intriguing is too mild a word to describe the tingle such a tool provides. Even better what if there was a way for students to create avatars of their own from their own poems? I hope this company expands and makes such a dream do-able