Here's a list of software available on the computers in the Faculty Development Center located in the Burke Library. Notify Sandra Rogers (x4480) if you'd like to learn more about how to use any of it. Faculty and adjuncts have access to this room (BL112) whenever the main library is open. The faculty has the key (#729) to the door.
IBM SPSS 24, advanced statistical analysis to understand data, identify trends, and make predictions
These programs allow for the creation of text documents, spreadsheets, and slide presentations.
These tools allow for the creation of audio, video, and screencast content to be distributed in a variety of methods, including through Schoology.
PDF Creation & Editing
These tools allow for the creation and/or editing of portable document files (PDFs), which is a more generally accessible format.
These software tools allow for editing of photos or other images:
There's also an image scanner located in BL112 connected to one of the computers. It's an Epson Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner. It's very easy to use.
The current Scantron machine uses form 888-2. The SHC Bookstore sells the Scantron sheets to students for 6 in a pack for around $2. Let the SHC Bookstore know in advance if you'll be asking students to purchase them, so they'll have enough available. The Scantron Item Analysis Summary Sheet (Form 9700) is used to determine areas of difficulty for your students. These are available at scantronforms.com.
See other hardware in the PowerPoint presentation below. Those items are available for loan through the library.
Faculty & Students:
The Burke Library room 31 has 25 computers equipped with the current edition of Adobe Creative Suite. Students have access to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, After Effects, and other popular software (e.g., Movie Maker) during regular library hours when the lab isn't in scheduled use.
Here's the list from IT on the available resources in various computer labs in the library.
Students and Faculty:
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This e-newspaper is composed of tweets from Sandra Rogers' twitter list of educational innovators and tech leaders. The content is amazing because it's crowdsourced from experts in the field. As the editor, she strives to headline the most relevant and timely content to support professional excellence in using technology for the pursuit of knowledge.
Currently, Dr. Rogers works as the instructional designer at SHC. Direct message her @teacherrogers to be included in this personal learning network (PLN): The Online Educator: Technology for the Pursuit of Knowledge.
Here's a list of useful open educational resources (OER) and otherwise free tools for course design.
|Historical Images||World Digital Library||http://www.wdl.org/en/|
|Course Content||OpenStax CNX||http://cnx.org/|
|Course Content||MERLOT II||http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm|
|Digital Library||Hathi Trust||https://www.hathitrust.org/|
|Digital Library||Internet Archive||https://archive.org/|
Learning Management System
Synchronous conference tool
|Synchronous conference tool||Skype|
|Background instrumental music||Jamendo|
See Dr. Rogers' Pinterest Board on OER for more free resources.
Use the SHC EzProxy link+ Database Permalink to share articles with students instead of posting copyright protected articles directly in your online courses/sites. First, find the article on the website. Then use the permalink on that page. It's a stable URL that can be found in the database of the article listing. The combination link will take students to the Burke Library database for that article. Copy and paste this link and add the permalink after the equal sign: http://ezproxy.shc.edu:2048/login?url=
Note: Off-campus students will need to log in to the library website with their BadgerWeb ID to access it.
Current issue: The EBSCO database links won't open correctly if they're set to display in the Schoology course. They produce an "error in HttpHandler" every time. A workaround is to set the link to display in a new tab or window, then they will open as expected. See image of link setting for Schoology below.