The best kept secret on campus at the moment is the new eTV web service. eTV is a site that collects and stores video and TV broadcasts made in New Zealand specifically for teachers and educators to watch and use. You can download the videos offline, watch them on your iPad, . . . → Read More: eTV-a great tool for video and TV in your curriculum
Upcoming WCEL Workshops The WCEL Team offer a range of workshops to enhance the use of eLearning and technology within the University. Our workshops have a digital literacy focus, which means we assist staff to work towards finding solutions independently.
Google Our GoogleApps workshops cover the communication tools available and how to . . . → Read More: WCEL Team Professional Development for June
Many of the new and incoming students this year will get a live IT Orientation presentation during the new student orientation programmes. However, if you missed my talk or want to find out more about some of the great web links that were highlight, the link to my Google presentation is now available. And . . . → Read More: IT Orientation presentation for new students in 2013
Are you interested in the latest eBooks but it seems your laptop or desktop computer doesn’t seem to know how to open these strange “EPUB” files? You need Readium, the completely free Chrome Browser plugin that lets you read eBooks on your computer without any strange software or horrible interfaces.
Readium also lets you . . . → Read More: Readium: eBooks in Your Chrome Browser
Article originally posted on Mashable
Dropbox has begun to add a two-step verification for all its accounts, the file-hosting service announced on its forums.
The process, which is optional but recommended by Dropbox, “adds an extra layer of protection” to accounts by requiring users to submit a six-digit security code in addition to their passwords . . . → Read More: Dropbox two step authentication
The Faculty of Education will be making some great announcements this week and next regarding expanded connectivity options for wirelessly connected staff and students, and we’d like to begin by talking about a subject near and dear to many hearts: File Sharing.
We are often asked how staff can directly connect to their group . . . → Read More: Connect To Your File Shares From Anywhere
If Google Docs married Dropbox and they had a baby, Google Drive would be that baby. Google Drive is the evolution of Google Docs, Google’s online web-based office suite, which now combines their new Cloud storage solution.
Google Docs, Google Drive. What’s the difference?
Well Google Docs was just an online office . . . → Read More: Google Drive
The video posted here is a case study from one of the first schools in New Zealand connected to the Internet under the government’s Ultra Fast Broadband scheme. This video highlights how greater integration of IT tools is possible and there is anecdotal evidence that student outcomes improve. Ultimately though, what is possible is . . . → Read More: Ultra Fast Broadband in Schools: what is possible?
Computer viruses are one of those constants for PCs these days. Chances are you’ve already had first hand experience with one or two on your own computer. In an effort to reduce this risk, we advise that you install an antivirus program. An antivirus program can be used to prevent a virus infection by detecting and . . . → Read More: Viruses ate my computer!