Category: <span>work</span>

More on passive voice

I’ve often been a naysayer. I choose to excise passive in almost every case. However, it could be because I’ve been led down the wrong path. Alas! I’ve known for years that I need to spruce up my grammar. I’ve held stubbornly to the concept that passive is harder ٩◔‿◔۶

Mendeley and more

At the Center for Distance Education, we have a reading group. We use Mendeley ( to corral materials. Even the proudest designer or highest ranking techie needs a how-to. These are my notes because I was so tech-whelmed last week, I did not get into Mendeley to tell staff what ٩◔‿◔۶

A collection of all good things

30+ Open Wikis every educator should know about : I spend 10-20 minutes each morning with Zite on my iPad. One of the topics I have collected via RSS feeds is on education. Open resources Huge list of links to open resources for educators. It must be a list ٩◔‿◔۶

Images and Blackboard

These materials came from a session I performed on 12/2 for the IAC faculty. Faculty Development Friday Sessions SUMMARY We covered the differences between GIF, JPEG and PNG. We discussed what each type was best used for. GIF: graphic, chart, line drawing, few colors and JPEG (JPG): photographs We discussed ٩◔‿◔۶

Light reading Or light listening… Last week I enjoyed listening to NPR on my laptop, vs light music. What’s the photo got to do with the book? Nothing really. Unless you count a desolate, alone feeling that the first two paragraphs bring to mind. Let’s not fail our youth. Let’s not ٩◔‿◔۶

Finding your voice

As a teacher or an instructor it is important to know your audience and know yourself. As a new employee it can be a little more difficult to ‘find your voice.’ I’d argue that Toastmasters is an excellent resource for any employee (or person) to become a better speaker, a ٩◔‿◔۶

day 3

Certainly I will not have day 3, day 17, day 293… I’d have to write a script for that. Instead you’ll see a, 2, finally–but only if I’m feeling disjointed. What’s a brand new designer to do? link checking find all the resources she will need to do her job ٩◔‿◔۶