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Interactive Whiteboard Anywhere

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Epson’s upcoming IU-01 project will allow for interactive whiteboard surfaces to be created anywhere when it launches this Fall. Just perfect for back to school buying, huh? $599 and it’s yours. (Thanks, Engadget)

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Tags: Classroom · Emerging Technologies

“Apple of My Eye” Proves Point

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments

As if the Internet knew I needed it, I just uncovered this video on one of my favorite mobile computing blogs, SwipeTap: “Apple of My Eye” – an iPhone 4 film from Michael Koerbel on Vimeo. Now, it’s just a question of when this video technology will be built into an A4-equipped iPod touch so [...]

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Tags: Classroom · Emerging Technologies · Future Media · Training

iMovie for iPhone 4 Released

June 24th, 2010 · No Comments

If you are one of the lucky folks (and there are, apparently, 1.6 million of you today) who will be unwrapping an iPhone 4 today, be sure to pick up a copy of iMovie from the App Store. This $4.99 app will be the perfect addition to the HD video shooting hardware of the newest [...]

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Tags: Emerging Technologies · Hardware & Software · Training

Focusing on…Focus

June 10th, 2010 · No Comments

A few days ago, I posted briefly on a New York Times article talking about the remapping of our brains that occurs when we multitask heavily or even just use computers in general. Echoing this article’s view that more media = less focus is a piece by Nicholas Carr from the June issue of Wired [...]

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Tags: Essays · Future Media · State of the Net

Computing with Space

June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Minority Report interface designer John Underkoffler walks TED 2010 attendees through an exploration of computing’s future once spatial awareness is included in the UI experience. (Engadget)

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Tags: Emerging Technologies

Blackboard 9.1 is on the Horizon

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Blackboard Release 9.1, the incremental upgrade to Blackboard Learn 9, which we are using here at Washington College as our learning management system is available now. Instructional Technology is making plans to upgrade to this new release over the summer provided that we can ensure a smooth transition for all users when they return in [...]

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Tags: Announcement · Classroom · Emerging Technologies

What is Cloud Computing?

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Let this cute little infographic be your guide – click to enlarge. (From Wikibon)

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Tags: Emerging Technologies · State of the Net

Facebook Lite, I Hardly Knew Ye

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Literally.  I had no idea that Facebook Lite was even an option and it seems that I may never get to know the service as it’s being shut down. Described as ”the fastest way to keep in touch with friends and family,” the site apparently presented Facebook as a much more streamlined experience akin to Twitter. [...]

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Tags: Emerging Technologies · State of the Net

Wii-enabled Virtual Windows

April 15th, 2010 · No Comments

We’ve often thought of something like this for Beck, being in the basement of Miller Library and all: Winscape virtual window features Wiimote headtracking, absolutely made of win (Engadget)

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Tags: Art · Emerging Technologies · Unusual

An Exciting Announcement

April 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Instructional Technology is pleased to announce that the Apple iPad is here at Washington College!  We have received two 32 GB WiFi models this morning and are in the process of setting them up for use by interested faculty and staff. If you are curious about how the iPad might fit into your classroom or [...]

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Tags: Announcement · Classroom · Emerging Technologies · Future Media · Hardware & Software