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Preparing for the Digital University


GianMario Besana (DePaul's Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning) shared an interesting PDF this morning. The report is "Preparing for the Digital University" and comes out of LINK Research Lab. Worthy of a detailed read.

Also worth looking at "MOOC Completion and Retention in the Context of Student Intent" (from EDUCAUSE)


Kellstadt Marketing Group Marketing Symposium (May 9th)


The Kellstadt Marketing Group will be hosting their 2015 Marketing Symposium on Saturday, May 9th. I highly recommend that marketing students attend.

Title: Marketing Refresh: Redesigning Your Strategy
Location: DePaul Center | Loop Campus | Room 8005

Overview: The world of marketing is ever changing and it is imperative that as marketers we are able to adapt. This year’s symposium will highlight the key successes and strategies from companies who have been able to maintain their place in the market by rejuvenating their marketing strategy. Our esteemed speakers will give insight to how they were able to give a makeover to traditional marketing campaigns.

More information can be found here.


Remote Proctor Now and Microsoft Silverlight

Remote Proctor Now just sent out this update:

Google Chrome has recently dropped support for Microsoft Silverlight. The impact of this development is that Chrome can no longer be used to view webcam/desktop videos on our admin site. The behavior that you’ll see is that you’ll be promoted to install Silverlight repeatedly because Chrome will no longer recognize that it’s installed. If you run into this issue, the only solution currently available is to use a browser other than Chrome (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. on PC or Safari, Firefox, etc. on MAC).

This should only impact administrators reviewing exam videos

2015 INTXHACK Challenge


(Reposting from Newsline)

DePaul faculty, staff and students are invited to test their innovation and app-building skills at the 2015 INTXHACK Challenge. Held in conjunction with INTX: The Internet and Television Expo, the INTXHACK Challenge is a 24-hour hackathon that challenges developers to create apps from scratch using the latest tools, data and content for a chance to win up to $10,000.

The event takes place May 2-3 at 1871, Chicago's hub for digital start-up companies. The event's top teams will advance to the INTXHACK Finals May 5-7, where they will compete to win an additional $15,000 and other prizes. Finalists also will be featured in an INTX showcase, gaining the opportunity to share their ideas with industry executives and experts.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to share information about the event with students. If you would like to participate, register yourself or your team now by signing up here to enter as a tech entrepreneur or developer. If you would like to support INTXHACK by providing tools, data or content, contact


Celebrate Earth Day with Food Entrepreneurs


Coleman Connections Earth Day with Food Entrepreneurs takes place on April 22, 4-5:30pm. This event features leading entrepreneurial startups and small businesses in the "green" food industry.

Panelists include:

  • Paul Hardej, VP of Production and Development at FarmedHere
  • Eloise Karlatiras, CEO & President of The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition
  • Dave Rand, COO and Co-founder of Local Foods
  • Linda Mallers, Founder & CEO of FarmLogix, LLC

This informal panel discussion will focus on the innovative work that these local entrepreneurs do in the industry and explore ways students can get involved in food-related ventures. A Chipotle representative will also be present to talk about the green initiatives of a large-scale food company.

The event will be held in the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 220 (located within the cafeteria). This Coleman Connections event is hosted by the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, DePaul's CEO Club, DePaul's Urban Farming Organization and the Department of Environmental Science.

Please RSVP by April 20th. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. First 30 attendees receive a free burrito card at Chipotle


Skype In The Classroom


I receive the occasional question about how best to use Skype in the classroom to bring in guest speakers. My recommendation at the moment is to use the Portable Apps version of Skype on a USB drive, along with a USB webcam. Each classroom PC has two spare USB ports to use

Here is what I would suggest:

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