Sneak Peek: Lynda Insights

Since late summer 2013, Swarthmore users have had access to the entire library of Lynda.com videos (found at lynda.swarthmore.edu).  During that time, we’ve had 1284 users watch 47,272 videos for a total of 3397 hours.  Are you missing out? At the time of this post, there are 5755 courses totalling 212,653 video tutorials available, on topics ranging from Gmail to mindfulness to Amazon Web Services to how to play rock guitar.  But what courses and video are most popular? Looking at the 2016-2017 school year, the top five courses are: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015) Revit Structure 2016 Essential Training Java … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Lynda Insights

Why Things Stick

Figuratively, that is.  I’d have to spend some more time learning why things literally stick to offer you a proper answer.   From a young age, learning has been a passion of mine.  As it turns out, there are several reasons for that, and Swarthmore’s Ann Renninger and Diane Anderson have devoted quite a bit of time to researching and publishing why we learn better when we’re actively engaged in what we’re learning.  Think about something you love doing.  I’ll bet you could tell me a lot about it.  In fact, I’ll bet you could still tell me a lot … Continue reading Why Things Stick

Little Ways to Make Things Easier

Here’s something you might not have known: For the past 3+ years we’ve been tweeting out little ways to make your digital life easier, especially focusing on often-used software tools here at Swarthmore.  You don’t need to be a Twitter user to see these, either — you can read them right on our ITS front page or on our @SwarthmoreITS Twitter page. On Tuesdays at noon (Eastern) we usually tweet out tips (some recent ones include a cybersecurity phishing quiz and a browser-checking tool to keep your browser(s) and plugins up-to-date easily.  On Wednesdays at noon (Eastern) we usually tweet … Continue reading Little Ways to Make Things Easier

Lynda.com, in 3D

We recently heard from one of the nearly 700 of you who are already using lynda.swarthmore.edu to help you learn on your own schedule.  Brady White ’15 has been using Lynda.com videos to help learn how to use SolidWorks 2014, a program that allows you to design objects to be printed on a 3D printer. Brady reports that the selectable table of contents, the 10-second-rewind button, and the ease of following along with the video are his favorite parts of using the software. Lynda.com is a great resource for doing your work better and also for learning things outside of … Continue reading Lynda.com, in 3D

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ITS welcomes Oliver Hollocher-Small to the Client Services team

The Client Services team belatedly welcomes Oliver Hollocher-Small to the team!  Oliver joined us on July 29 and brought along a jack-of-all-trades set of troubleshooting abilities to complement his contagious smile (not pictured). A Philadelphia native, Oliver is also interested in road and mountain biking, tree-climbing (he was an arborist for ten years!), and motorcycles.  We are delighted to have Oliver as a member of the Swarthmore community. Continue reading ITS welcomes Oliver Hollocher-Small to the Client Services team