Sifting useful information from bad information on the Internet requires skill, as well as a set of very specific tools and strategies. One practice that can help is Content Curation: the creation of a home on the Internet for high-quality information around a particular topic. Content Curation can help you focus your research and put it into one place. It also provides a public pathway for others to inquire into your topic.
Submitted by jaustad on February 18, 2013 - 12:50pm
Skype is a software application that allows users to set up a FREE account, make FREE voice and video calls to other Skype users, chat, and share files, anywhere in the world. Learn more about how to use this unique software application from any computer with a microphone and webcam or from a smart mobile device.
Do you have students struggling to manage files or having difficulty formatting and submitting papers electronically? How tech savvy are your students? The SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator identifies levels of student readiness for both online and face-to-face courses by testing and providing feedback about technical readiness, academic success skills, learning styles, reading rates, typing speed and more. Learn how this tool can help you and your students.
Submitted by jaustad on February 18, 2013 - 3:46pm
Please join Cath Keane for some expert tips for your online job search. She’ll show you how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to your advantage. She’ll share some professional secrets including how not to make the deadliest social media mistake. This session should be interesting for everyone, whether or not you are actively job searching.
Submitted by jaustad on February 18, 2013 - 2:28pm
Is your unit or department considering starting its own Facebook page or Twitter feed? Do you already have one? Then this workshop is for you. Hannah Erickson, who manages Clark’s main Facebook and Twitter accounts, will give tips on time management, FERPA hazards, Terms of Service, records retention, and other tricky issues facing anyone trying to use (or considering using) social media while representing a state institution like Clark College.
Submitted by jaustad on February 18, 2013 - 2:34pm
Learn how to create free online surveys quickly with Google Docs. Use them for data gathering assignments or as a class assessment tool. To save time, please create a Google Docs account in advance so that you can create a survey in a few “clicks”!
Love it, hate it, indifferent, never heard about it? The mere mention of SharePoint, Microsoft’s robust collaboration software, sparks ideas, conversations and sometimes debate. Many Clark College faculty and staff are already using SharePoint’s features to store, organize, share and collaborate. Whether you’re a pro, a novice, or just curious, we invite you to join Clark Librarian Kitty Mackey as she shares her top ten reasons to use SharePoint. Recommended for Clark College staff and faculty with access to SharePoint, but everyone is welcome.
Submitted by jaustad on February 18, 2013 - 12:59pm
Sapling Learning is a fee-based homework and exam site required for all Clark College Chemistry courses except 101.
Sapling Learning is a fee-based homework and exam site required for all Clark College Chemistry courses except 101. Follow log-in instructions provided by your course instructor. Students may purchase an access code for a Sapling Learning account at the Clark Bookstore, or directly through the Sapling Learning website.
Tips for naming and saving documents locally and in the cloud.
Three keys: name, location, file type
Use file names that will be meaningful tomorrow, a week from now, and 10 weeks from now.
Avoid spaces and punctuation, which cause problems. Connect words with hyphens and underscores.
Select the correct storage destination, such as your flash drive. Files stored on campus PCs are automatically deleted!
Set up a folder structure that makes sense to you.
Use folders to keep your information organized, here's an example:
Maximize portability: If sharing the file with someone (emailing to instructor, uploading to Moodle, etc.) choose rich text format, .rtf. This format can be read by most word processing software, and is also compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
Move your work to the clouds
You never have to worry about losing a flash drive when you store your work online. Each of the following sites offers free online space to upload, share, and manage files, images, audio and video.
Dropbox (www.dropbox.com/features). Store and share files. Download free desktop client to sync backups.
FileDropper (http://www.filedropper.com/aboutus.php). Accepts files sizes up to 5 GB; deletes files not downloaded in 30 days.
ZShare (http://www.zshare.net/FAQ/). Advertisement based service; does not allow linking to files, deletes files not downloaded in 60 days.
Google Documents. Available as part of Clark College student email account. More than file storage, includes tools to create, share, and collaborate on word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and other types of documents.