Text Mining Practicum Course Returns for 2020

The Office of Information Technology is offering our popular Text Mining Practicum again! Members of the SMU community will gain an introduction to the tools needed for evaluating data from the shortest tweets to the largest repositories of scientific information. Participants will also get an introduction to R and the Tidyverse.

R logoR is a programming language that is used by many academic disciplines to analyze and visualize large amounts of data. The Tidyverse is an ecosystem of libraries built on R that makes it useful for text mining. You don’t have to be a computer scientist to learn and utilize R – In fact, R is becoming quite popular in humanities fields. Continue reading Text Mining Practicum Course Returns for 2020

Apple’s iLife and iWork are now available for free.

iLife and iWork now freeWith Apple’s recent updates to the iLife and iWork applications at the end of March, Apple has made the software available for free to all users. Previously, you had to purchase a new device or Mac to get the software at that price. Now users with older Macs can have access to the latest tools freely. The only downside is the Apple apps usually require more recent versions of the OS and/or computer processor. Continue reading Apple’s iLife and iWork are now available for free.

Turnitin: Writing X Tech Virtual Conference

Writing X Tech: The Writing Mindset
turnitin_logo_jpgTurnitin’s Writing X Tech: The Writing Mindset will be April 18-22, 2016 (#writingtech16). This five-day virtual conference hosted by Turnitin will explore how technology affects writing instruction and the student learning experience. Hear techniques and strategies for using digital tools to increase student engagement and improve writing skills.

All sessions are geared for educators, and several are appropriate for students.

Educator attendees of the LIVE sessions will:

  • Receive “certificates of participation”
  • Be eligible to designate one of five (5) $100 gifts toward a DonorsChoose.org project
  • Receive recorded links of the sessions.

Registration is free. Information about this conference can be found on the Turnitin Registration page.