Author Archives: Ian Aberle

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New Opportunities for Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism

As we begin this new semester, we also begin a period of learning the writing styles of our new students. During this time, some of our more tech savvy and ethically-challenged students may take this opportunity to sneak one or … Continue reading

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The Future of Textbooks is in Using a Tablet

With all the rumors of an Apple branded tablet device, some textbook publishers have produced a demo video of how they would like to use the device. The video is created by Coursesmart, a joint venture of five textbook publishers … Continue reading

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Faculty Technology Grants 2009 Last Day

Today is the last day for submissions in the Provost’s 2009 Faculty Technology Grants. As you know, the Office of the Provost encourages SMU faculty to explore meaningful and innovative use of instructional technology. These grants provide faculty members with … Continue reading

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College Textbooks Now Available on the iPhone & iPod touch.

College students can now argue that the iPhone is required for college. CourseSmart, a revolutionary online subscription service for textbooks, has released a new iPhone app. The “eTextbooks for the iPhone,” allows users to access more than 7,000 titles from … Continue reading

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Record Video Clips from DVDs with VLC 1.0

We frequently get asked by faculty about getting clips from DVDs to use in their classes. For most of them, it just too much hassle. With the release of VLC 1.0 (available at videolan.org), it is now as easy as … Continue reading

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Blackboard on the iPhone!

Recently, at the ConnectED summit, someone at Northwest College of Agriculture captured a demonstration of the upcoming Blackboard application for iPhone and iPod touch. The Blackboard rep explains the application will allow you to connect to your schools Blackboard server … Continue reading

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Retr0brite: Yellowing Computers Be Gone!

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Editor’s Note: In the computer age, handwriting is a lost art

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iPhones go to front of the class at Texas university

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Update to iTunes U and iTunes 8

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