Category: NWACCo

getting started with git

First, what is git? At a basic level, it serves as a version control repository. This can be either local or cloud based. One of the most popular services is Github, another is bitbucket. Open collaboration, http://lifehacker.com/5983680/how-the-heck-do-i-use-github http://rogerdudler.github.io/git-guide/ http://git-scm.com/ If you have access to Lynda Campus they have a great course on using Git.  

Ghost bloging platform

Ghost bloging platform

There’s a new blog platform in town and its name is Ghost. Using a modern web framework, ghost is not only light weight and robust but fairly simple to get set up and running within a matter of hours. Step 1: Setup Amazon Web Services EC2 instance http://www.howtoinstallghost.com/how-to-setup-an-amazon-ec2-instance-to-host-ghost-for-free/ AWS Console: Create instance – download key […]

Ghost bloging platform

Ghost bloging platform

There’s a new blog platform in town and its name is Ghost. Using a modern web framework, ghost is not only light weight and robust but fairly simple to get set up and running within a matter of hours. Step 1: Setup Amazon Web Services EC2 instance http://www.howtoinstallghost.com/how-to-setup-an-amazon-ec2-instance-to-host-ghost-for-free/ AWS Console: Create instance – download key […]

Canvas admins? The CSS hack that will make you a rockstar overnight

Canvas admins? The CSS hack that will make you a rockstar overnight

First off, A big THANK YOU goes out our faculty member, Patty Grandos & John Gyory of University of Central Florida for bringing this to our attention.   Expanding the size of the box for adding files to modules The default file list size is only 75 pixels tall. By adding the following code to […]

App.net or ADN or App dot Net: what is it?

App.net or ADN or App dot Net: what is it?

What is App.net?  From the developers: App.net is your passport to great applications. Use your App.net account to access a network of amazing social apps. Talk to friends with group messaging apps, share pictures and documents with file storage apps, and tell stories with microblogging apps—all while controlling your own data. Find apps you love and […]

Invisible Design Within Education?

Invisible Design Within Education?

This morning I had a post come across my info stream by designer Frank Chimero titled, “The Cloud is Heavy and Design isn’t Invisble.” Quite a nice post in and of itself. It is a responsive post to another post by Timo Arnall‘s “No to NoUI” post. The idea of design as becoming “invisible,” or […]

New Media Literacies — Learning in a Participatory Culture

New Media Literacies — Learning in a Participatory Culture

The quote below comes from a post by Henry Jenkins, professor at USC and PI for the New Media Literacies project. As an Educational Technologist I think I have a tendency to bracket my thinking a bit more into the camp of the “technology,” rather than the other skills that are needed to effectively take

NWACCo and EdCampPDX – 2012

NWACCo and EdCampPDX – 2012

This past week I attended two very different, but very well-done and fulfilling Ed-Tech conferences. The first was the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium’s Instructional Technology Roundtable conference. This group is a collection of higher-education institutions that brings together a relatively small group of Instructional Technology folks once a year to talk about issues, strategies, technologies, […]

Digital Scholarship Center at UO Libraries

Digital Scholarship Center at UO Libraries

Print PDF The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is officially launched; see below for Deb Carver’s campus announcement. Congratulations and thanks to the core planning team (Stephanie Wood, Karen Estlund, Kirstin Hierholzer, and Lesli Larson) and the many library and campus faculty and staff who contributed to the vision and plan. The DSC’s services include workshops, consultation, tools for […]