What We are Reading – September 2019

Our Academic Technology group roams the Internet (and Libraries) looking for interesting reads.  Here are a few works that caught our eye this month.   Active Learning: Feelings versus Learning Swarthmore has a community of educators using active learning techniques.  The Academic Technology team has been collaborating with faculty to provide learning spaces and technology to support their teaching needs.  For the last few months, we’ve been spending time learning about how to best use the new Singer Hall Flexible Classroom. A recent article investigating discrepancies between how students feel about active learning versus how much they actually learn highlighted one … Continue reading What We are Reading – September 2019

Getting help when YOU need it!

Information Technology Services staff are in the office throughout the regular work day at Swarthmore and usually a bit beyond. And we love to talk with and help out members of the community with technology related questions. However you can … Continue reading Getting help when YOU need it!

Multi-level lists in Adobe InDesign

One of the harder things to do in Adobe InDesign, surprisingly for a page layout tool, is to create multilevel or outline format numbered lists.  The right way to accomplish this, according to the folks at Adobe, is to create a Style for every level of the list you’d like to have! Here are Adobe’s instructions on how to do so (This content is taken directly from https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/bullets-numbering.html#create_multi_level_lists): Create multi-level lists A multi-level list is a list that describes hierarchical relationships between the list paragraphs. These lists are also called outline lists because they resemble outlines. The list’s numbering scheme (as well as indentations) show … Continue reading Multi-level lists in Adobe InDesign

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What ITS is Reading: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Earlier this year ITS started a book club aimed at reading books we thought would help us continue to learn and grow at work. This past month we finished reading a book called: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and … Continue reading What ITS is Reading: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

For your weekend listening (and viewing) pleasure…

Some recent podcasts and videos worth your time (IMHO) First up, a Google hang-out with Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote and Loic Le Meur, organizer of the Le Web conferences (Phil will be a guest at the London Le Web conference this summer). Le Web Interview with Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote Here is his answer to the question, ‘what does it take to work for Evernote’:  “When we find people that are passionate about something, that are infatuated with something, that have mastery of that field, and that have an infectious way of communicating their passion, that’s the magic … Continue reading For your weekend listening (and viewing) pleasure…