Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Blogger FTP (no more)

Blogger has an announcement for those of you using the Blogger FTP service (where you create a blog on Blogger, and then FTP/SSH this to your own domain): Blogger is announcing that they will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after March 26, 2010.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

DeBlogs - DePaul Blogs

DePaul University has started a new collective blog – DeBlogs. DeBlogs is a collection of students, faculty and staff blogging about their experience as part of the DePaul community. Each blogger has their own page – you can follow individual blogs, or all the blogs. You will see this site grow, with new features and guest bloggers.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tech Tuesday: Who Watches The Bloggers?

I have uploaded an abbreviated video of this month’s Technology Tuesday presentation (“Who Watches The Bloggers?”). The video and PDF handout cover some of the ways students can discuss and rate their experience of DePaul courses and professors.

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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

"The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the viability of interactive instruction modules to support introductory statistics education and to deliver education materials.

Based in Adobe's Flash technologies, we will demonstrate the ease of using virtual laboratories to highlight statistical concepts. For example, in traditional classes, students are given the binomial, normal, and many more distribution and asked to accept these on face value. However, with interactive modules, the students will be able to build their own sampling distribution and compare the observed sampling distribution with the expected binomial or normal distribution and foster deep learning.

The presentation will include a demonstration of the following modules:

  1. Sampling distribution of Proportions
  2. Binomial and Normal Distributions
  3. Application: interpreting the Vioxx data
  4. Sampling Distribution of Means

Our goal is to package discrete modules with video tutorials and problem sets deliverable on personal computers, CD-ROMs, and on the internet to give students easy access and faculties the ability to monitor student progress."


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.

  • Date: July 29th
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Dean's Meeting Room (DPC 7100)

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

  • Date: July 29th
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: DPC 7406

More information and the ability to RSVP can be found on my Technology Tuesday page.


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Monday, July 2, 2007

IDD Blog

IDD (Instructional Design and Development) at DePaul has started a blog focused on providing instructional design tips and advice. The blog can be found at https://iddresources.org/

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