Off DeWall: Wired co-Director Goes to China (July 20, 2011)
Wired has the mission of connecting members of the UK family with each other and our local and global communities. This is my first blog entry to show you how I live this mission. I’m in the air right now, on my way to China. I’ll be there for a month doing a bunch of different things devoted to connecting members of the UK family to the global community.
Yes....this is probably another blogpost that rants and raves about Facebook, but hear me out. Some of what I do here at the College of Arts & Sciences involves managing social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and Flickr.
Being able to condense entire music libraries and photo albums is pretty commonplace now. But until recently, with advances in tablet computing, being able to condense an entire library of actual books into a handheld device that still offered the same reading experience was quite hard. I have tried out several different e-readers including the iPad and NookColor, but recently decided to purchase an Amazon Kindle, which I have been immensely satisfied with.
I have recently discovered a new website that has a collage of all things on it. It is called Pinterest.com; this site has everything from food to fashion, travel to tech, design to DIY and everything in between. This site is so great because there is always something different pinned to the site when the page refreshes. There is always some cute home décor or some delicious looking recipe that you just have to check out. Then if you really like it you can repin that post to your board. Pinterest is social media site of only pictures and captions. There are no posts, no blogs, and no
I did a project this week using Adobe Connect and taught some of my colleagues about astrology. Adobe Connect is a platform which enables for many people to have an online conference. It can be really useful for Online Education in the form of virtual office hours, lectures, or even study sessions. Many of the professors in our Online Education classes have used it quite successfully and rave about how interactive it made their classes. Judging from the course evaluations, the students really enjoyed using it too.
Greetings! Marshall Herbst here… the really, really new guy, and welcome to my blog! Just for your reference, I recently graduated Hanover College in Indiana and am currently enrolled in the MIC Program here at UK. I am also working as an Instructional Technology Assistant here in the College of Arts and Sciences I think I am going to treat this like a journal of sorts. After my first couple weeks here at Online Ed, I feel like I am starting to get into the pace of things. With all the new programs to learn, the people to meet, and the problems to solve, it seems like each day flies by.
This summer I have taken my first online course ever at UK. Also at the beginning of this summer I was employed at Online Ed as a part of the Media Mafia. Thus begins my experience with two new things which became more closely intertwined than I would have thought. Beginning my employment, my first major project that I got to jump right into was helping film lectures for Dr. Nadel's Intro to Film class. I quickly realized that he was teaching the very class that I would be taking a few weeks later in the 8 week Summer II session.
I've lived in Lexington my entire life. If there's one thing that has always seemed to ring true through the years about this town it's this: There are so many musicians in this town. With that, some of them decide to publicize their talents, form groups and play for crowds all around town, but you also have those who haven't quite reached the stage or who have been played long under the radar.
Drupal is a major improvement over our previous CMS solution. I like the fact that it uses standard web technologies that are widely used. I like that I can go back to the source code to answer a question or address a problem. I like that it's flexible and extensible. I like that it has a large community of knowledgeable and helpful users.