Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
As we discuss in our OIT session "iPad Tips & Tricks", many iPad users find the iPad's touch keyboard problematic when it comes to creating or writing documents and content. To address this issue, we provide a couple of alternatives that can be used as a solution. A recent CNET review of iPad keyboards, "Keyboarding your iPad: Best keyboard cases", provides a variety of options for consideration.
For those who have missed the first two opportunities to participate in "iPad Tips and Tricks", this session will again be offered on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 pm. To register for this session please email CGU.Learning@cgu.edu.
More information regarding November and December professional development opportunities for faculty and staff is located on the OIT Academic Computing website.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
#1 Your phone provider – If you don’t plan on switching phone providers, make sure you look at the phones that your carrier only supports. There are a lot of smart phones out there that don’t work with certain providers.
#2 The data plan – Smart phones are a little more than your usually mobile phone. The reason this is because you’re going to have to add on a data plan. Make sure you compare prices to other mobile carriers to ensure you’re getting the best price. How much data you will use is another consideration.
#3 The battery life – You can get a lot of reviews online and while the manufacture will generally tell you how long the battery is going to last, you may want to get an opinion from actual users. You don’t want a phone that is only going to last a few hours.
#4 The operating system – In today’s day and age, all smart phones have different based operating systems. Whether you’re using an Apple, Android, or BlackBerry you will want to know what each operating system can do for you.
Also go into a Cellular/Electronic store and spend some time trying some of these devices before buying one.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Box.net is giving away 50 GB of free storage to anyone who uses a Box Personal account on an iOS device. That’s right, it’s 50 GB in the cloud completely free, forever. Your 50 GB of storage isn’t just limited to your mobile device – you get it anywhere you use your Box account, like on your laptop at home or your desktop at the office.
This is a great way to backup all of your important data.
This promotion only runs for 50 days, so get your free space in the cloud by following these steps:
- Visit the app store and download the Box app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Log in to your account or register for a new one directly from the app
- Start sharing and collaborating in the cloud
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Please consider joining us for more discussions and information regarding blogs and wikis. Contact Dr. Carleen Shaffer to register at email@example.com
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Diigo is described as a social bookmarking tool that is 'in the cloud'. However, this tool does far more than simply bookmark favorites. As listed on the website, Diigo is "a personal research tool, collaborative research platform, social content site, and knowledge-sharing community". By creating a private group for your class you give students continuing access to resources outside the classroom that become a part of their personal library. Diigo is a tool that can be used as a lifelong technology. Students and faculty can build an annotated bibliography that is accessible anytime, anyplace and from any mobile device. For further information Student Learning with Diigo.