Bishop Mueller Library

Summer Opportunities

In news on June 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Two professional development / training opportunities are coming up this summer:

Online Learning Today… and Tomorrow

  • a free eight-week course from the University of Illinois at Springfield, beginning Monday, June 27, 2011
  • the discussions will continue in their Google Group and on Twitter with the hashtag #edumooc

 

Next Generation Summer Learning Series

  • free weekly webcasts mostly on Tuesdays, featuring different guest speakers
  • see the schedule on their website

 

 

 

Mobile Computing in Education

In news on April 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Two fantastic free online conferences this week. Add these to your calendar for some enlightening perspectives on technology in the classroom:

1. Educause’s Mobile Computing 5-Day Spring

http://www.educause.edu/resources/mobile

Monday to Friday, April 25th to 29th, online

Different speakers everyday – the recorded archive will be available each afternoon around 3pm.

Follow the ongoing conversation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23EDUSprint

2. Apple’s Academix 2011

http://www.apple.com/education/academix/

Friday, April 29th from 10am to 3pm; stop and go in Heelan 143 to see the presentations streaming live

Featuring 8 different speakers from different universities, presenting their findings in using iPads and other technologies in the classroom.

Merry Spring, everyone!

Get the Most Out of Outlook

In notes on February 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

On February 8th we had an excellent whirlwind look at getting organized in Outlook. Everyone who came had great questions and helpful tips for the rest of the group.

The library just added the book Take back your life: using Microsoft Outlook to get organized and stay organized.  This book was written with examples from Outlook 2007, but almost all of the recommendations apply just as well to Outlook 2010.  Many of the methods described are inspired by David Allen’s classic book Getting things done: the art of stress-free productivity.

This is oversimplifying, but the basic recommendation for handing your inbox is this…

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