The October 14, 2020 edition of the New Yorker has a thought provoking piece by John Seabrook called “The Next Word.” Seabrook begins the article with Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which suggests phrases while you are typing a sentence. If you … Continue reading AI, Gmail’s Smart Compose, and the end of writers?
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
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!
I’m proud to say that I quit nearly a decade ago. I’ve been clean ever since, and, being a non-user, the articles below have made my year. Have a look if you’re in need of a thought-provoking conversation topic over … Continue reading On Recent News about Facebook
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
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