Faculty Technology Development Update – Week Of Oct. 18-24

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My Hours This Week (Oct. 18-22):

Drop-in Hours: Make appointments in advance or drop-in.

Monday & Thursday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in the HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80)

Appointment Only Hours: Monday, 2:00 – 4:00  p.m., Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us in the HEDCO Center on Tuesday, October 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. for the Cushing Library Smart Talk: Library of the future. (More details below)

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My Hours Next Week (Oct 25 – 31):

Please note that I will be off-campus Monday Oct., 24 – Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Drop-in Hours: Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.  in the HEDCO Technology Support Center (Brennan 80)

Appointment Only Hours: Thursday, Oct. 28 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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UPCOMING EVENT:

Cushing Library Smart Talk: Library of the Future
Tuesday, October 19, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.. in the HEDCO technology Support Center Brennan 80)

What will the library of the future look like? Come hear Gary Gorka, Executive Director of the Archbishop Alemany Library at Dominican University, who will share a visual tour of the major renovations and changes he has brought to his library as well as his insights on the direction of libraries in the near future. The talk will begin with a recap by Cushing Library director Karen Schneider of the changes in the past year.

Refreshments will be served, and attendees will have a chance to “whiteboard” their ideas to share with us as well.

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Mac Tip of the Week: More On Customizing Your Dock!
How can you prevent the Dock from disappearing when you move the cursor away from it? How can you make the dock icons larger? This tip will show you how to control these dock preferences and much more!
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Special Projects Last Week: Study Abroad Presentation via Skype.

On Thursday, October 14, I assisted Martivon Galindo in a Study Abroad presentation using Skype. The presenter, Jennifer Larson of Central College, presented on Central College’s Study Abroad program from her office in Iowa!

The video chat (via skype) is projected on the SmartBoard in the HEDCO Technology Support Center.

Study Abroad presentation via Skype in the HEDCO Technology Support Center.

Skype is free software used for video and voice chat, instant messaging, and sharing files, as well as other useful communication features.

For the presentation, a Skype video chat was setup on a MacBook and projected on the SmartBoard in the HEDCO Technology Support Center. The students were able to see Jennifer on the SmartBoard and the MacBook’s built-in camera also allowed Jennifer to see the students. Students used the MacBook’s built-in microphone to ask her questions. It was a very dynamic and interactive presentation!

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