Not everyone has a high-end camera and lenses they can use for personal projects. However anyone here at Swarthmore does! If you haven’t heard about it yet, Media Services has a range of DSLR cameras, video cameras, audio recorders and … Continue reading Take advantage of College Resources: Borrow a camera!
We launched the Lynda.com online tutorial site at Swarthmore nearly five years ago. A reminder: everyone who is a student, a faculty member, or staff has … Continue reading Learning with LinkedIn with Lynda.com Content
Although it may seem like the beginning of the 2017-2018 year is a long way off, we’ve already been hard at work planning sessions for the Swarthmore College community. Whether it’s getting acquainted with your new Windows 10 machine (if … Continue reading Back To School Sessions
Over roughly four years, Swarthmore has used Lynda.com videos to expand our knowledge. A quick glance through the courses completed suggests that folks use Lynda for class-related activity the most (great!) — but peeking at the long tail of courses shows that we are well-rounded and might even have fun, too (see: Ethical Hacking, YouTube for Musicians, Understanding Patents, Insights from a Professional Songwriter, and Learn Instagram: The Basics. Let’s take a look at the historical data. In our first year (2013-2014 — the one where we wore wigs and glasses to look like the logo), we had 739 users, 14,142 … Continue reading How Swarthmore Uses Lynda.com
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
I’ve been doing some work with CSS3 for our new site and ran across this gallery which shows off some of the possibilities using the CSS gradient property. Some of these patterns are impressive. If you want to learn more about the mechanics behind this Chris Coyler has a pretty good article and Lynda has some great courses on CSS. Continue reading CSS3 Gradient Patterns