Navigation Apps for visually impaired

I struck up a conversation with a fellow conference attendee at the AHEAD 2016 conference who happened to be blind.  We had an interesting conversation about getting around when you are visually impaired and he shared three apps he uses to navigate inside and outside buildings: overTHERE which uses a infrared technology developed more than 30 years ago to help with safer street crossing and recently adapted for mapping BlindSquare which can work with beacons to provide mapping inside buildings AllAccess which can access menus, logos,  and QR codes Continue reading Navigation Apps for visually impaired

Free Office 365 Education for Students

Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students enrolled at Swarthmore College.  Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. To enroll, visit Microsoft’s Office 365 page and log in with your Swarthmore email address. www.office.com/getOffice365 Continue reading Free Office 365 Education for Students

Introducing Zoom video conferencing

Over the past few years, Media Services has seen a boom in requests for support for web-based video and audio conferencing services (such as Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, and GoToMeeting.) While these tools are handy, we haven’t always been satisfied with their quality or ease of use. Starting immediately, all Swarthmore faculty, staff, and students have a basic Zoom account— just go to http://swarthmore.zoom.us. Sign in with your Swarthmore College username and password. You can use Zoom to have an audio or video chat with anybody else, but you can invite up to two dozen people into a meeting. The only limit to a … Continue reading Introducing Zoom video conferencing

Teaching with Technology Forum (hosted by Haverford College)

Our friends and colleagues at Haverford have invited anybody with an interest in educational technology to come to their annual Teaching with Technologies Forum. Date: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. Time: 11:00am~2:00pm Location: Stokes 102 Program 11:00-11:30 Using an iPad as a Teaching & Learning Tool Paul Farber, Writing Fellow Hiroyo Saito, Director of the Instructional Technology Services 11:30-12:00pm Google Glass Upma Singh, Instructional Technology Specialist, IITS Charles Woodard, Digital Media Specialist, IITS Sorelle Friedler, Assistant Professor of Computer Science 12:00-1:00pm Light Lunch & Demonstrations Instructional Technology Services, IITS 1:00-1:30 Zapotec Talking Dictionary Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Assistant Professor of Linguistics (Tri-Co), Alex Mannix (BMC ‘15) and … Continue reading Teaching with Technology Forum (hosted by Haverford College)

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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