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As some of you have guessed, the TWT site is changing Web Addresses to that of this Hub.
The old site will remain in place for the next few months so everyone can update their bookmarks.
This new site has all the same content as the old site, but it also adds a user forum and a news channel archive so you review new technology options at your leisure.
The ANGEL Community Hub is an open community for in-depth discussion around ANGEL, Penn State's Course Management System. Anyone with a Penn State User ID and password can join.
Three students submitted TWT Portfolio entries last week, so their names are now included on the "Completed Portfolios" page (http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/twt/portfolios).
* Sarah Birge (English)
* Jason Brooks (Comparative Literature and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies)
* Jing Dai (Crop and Soil Sciences)
FYI - The Spring 2008 deadline is NOT past. These students were just exceptionally early.
Digital media (audio, video, interactive media) is significantly easier to produce now than it was even two or three years ago. Consumer-level applications such as iMovie have the ability to produce extremely high-quality results, sometimes even passable as professional work. Consumer-level cameras and mics are no slouches either - it's now possible to shoot high-definition content from a video camera that fits in your palm (and it doesn't even need a tape). See here: http://digitalcommons.psu.edu/node/414.
In order to inform you of the many technology resources Penn State has to offer instructors, I'll be asking "guest speakers" from the instructional technology community to post messages about the services they may operate
The first one is for Studiocode free video annotation tool, but look for more in the next few weeks.
There are a lot of ways of doing research and some of those ways include video recordings (focus groups, user interface testing, group behavior, animal behavior, traffic patterns, athletic performances, etc...). If you are using video as the basis of your research, I'd highly recommend looking at a software package called Studiocode.
Registration is open for the free workshops offered by ITS Training Services that are designed to meet the needs of graduate students at Penn State. Many of these workshops are available over the spring break, including SPSS, Excel Charts & Graphics, EndNote, Penn State Thesis Template, Penn State Wikispaces, Dreamweaver, Flash, ANGEL, and many more. Additional popular topics are offered throughout the spring semester, including ePortfolio, Office 2007 topics, and cascading style sheets.
You can now reserve Linux Labs in 316 Hammond and 216 Osmond for courses. Linux labs include basic softwware as well as Mathematica, Matlab, Ansys and other packages.
See http://its.psu.edu/training/feed_content/12_07/121007_3.html for details.
If you need to use technology temporarily for your course, there are some options you can try.
Just remember to plan for some turnaround time for requests!
1) If you or your students need access to cameras, laptops, video players, iPods or other similar devices, you can contact MTSS (Libraries) about their Equipment Pool.
2) If you want to show something on the Internet for the day, you may be able to reserve a classroom with a podium. If you want students to work on indivudual computers, you will need a lab.