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Thursday, July 24, 2008
CAP and Livescribe
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week I attended the CAP (Commission for Accelerated Programs) Accelerated Online and Blended Learning Workshop in Denver. I used the opportunity to test a new gadget I had picked up – the Livescribe Pulse. The pulse is a ‘smart pen.” One of those devices that digitizes and stores what you write. The pulse also manages to record audio and link these recordings to what you have written or doodled on paper. Tapping text with your pen on paper plays back what was recorded at that specific time. The technology is pretty impressive.
Unfortunately the Mac client for the Pulse is not out just yet but development seems to be taking place and there is the promise of rich third-party applications (OCR would be nice).
Anyway, I used the Pulse to record everything. I have started to upload and share (with permission). Moving forward I think this will change how I make notes in meetings and presentations.
The manufacturer of the Pulse have indicated that they will allow users to print their own “smart paper” – this opens up the option of creating Pulse-enabled handouts for lectures. That would be pretty interesting…
Thursday, July 17, 2008
July: Technology Tuesday
I have arranged for two Tech Tuesdays this month. The first is with Scott Cooper and Betty Wang. The second is with me:
1) Interactive Instruction Modules in Introductory Statistics
Scott Cooper is a clinical instructor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and a full-time practicing physician at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in the department of Emergency Medicine. He has given lectures on Risk and Statics to the faculty and residents at both institutions and at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management's national conference.
Betty Wang is a Flash programmer with a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. She has been with Educated Health Professionals for the last 3 years.
2) Who Watches the Bloggers?
“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about”. You may not agree with this statement but you might want to know what is being said…. Your students may be using blogs and Twitter to talk about you and the classes you teach. Learn how you can monitor what is being said on websites, blogs and Twitter
More information and the ability to RSVP can be found on my Technology Tuesday page.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
GOMC: Google Online Marketing Challenge
This summer I taught MKT 595: Internet Marketing. For the class project I arranged for my students to compete in the Google Online Marketing Challenge. This was a competition arranged by Google in which over 1600 student teams competed to market a real company using Googles advertising tools.
The students in my class performed admirably. All created strong campaigns that demonstrated creativity backed up by data-driven strategies, appropriate market research and a willingness to learn and adapt. However, three teams excelled in the competition and ranked in the top 50 for the Americas region (Regional Semi-Finalists). I wanted to share this good news because I think it is worthy of recognition. The teams/students are:
Overall results can be found here. Excellent work by the entire class. Well done!