Friday, August 28, 2009

Office 2007 for Students

Below is a link to a special software deal for Office 2007. I purchased this exact package several years ago. I do recommend purchasing the back up disk. Can't beat the price as far as I know.

Click Here for On-line offer : Office For Students Offer

Price is $59.95 Includes : Word, Excel, Presentations, Publisher plus more....

Just need to be a student The site will only accept an email address that ends in *.edu. Be sure and enter your jaguar1 email address!

Blog Assignments... due date

Through a class consensus, the blog assignment due dates have been moved from Sunday night at midnight to Tuesday night at midnight. This will give you the same amount of time to complete your assignment as other EDM 310 classes.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

iTunes.... Download Information

I highly recommend you download iTunes to the computer you will use for this class. By using this free resource, you will be able to find and view most of our blog assignments. iTunes free download.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Microsoft Patch for Office 03 to Office 07

Below is the link to the Microsoft website. This page contains the "patch" needed that allows Office 03 to read documents, spreadsheets, etc saved in the Office 07 format.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Site

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Survey Form

EDM 310 Survey Please complete this Google Documents Form. We are collecting data to assist us in determining the needs of this course. This is also an example of one of your projects that you will do in class.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Welcome to EDM 310

Welcome aboard everyone!!! I am looking forward to a fun filled and exciting semester. The curriculum has changed again! We will be doing some new and exciting projects this semester, such as iGoogle homepages, Skype, Twitter, and Video Podcasting to just name a few. Below is a exert from Dr. John Strange's EDM 310 class blog. Dr. Strange is the lead instructor for this course; we will follow his curriculum this semester. This exert, including the video, may be found on his blog site. The link to his blog is under "Websites of Importance" to your right. I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you Thursday. See you then.

Exert from Dr. John Strange:

"Several years ago this course used to cover Word, PowerPoint Excel, and a database like Access. Some of you may think it still does. You are incorrect. Email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint Won't Cut It Anymore.

Information is growing at an exponential rate. Information is not just words, but pictures, videos, sounds and graphics. There are few editors anymore. Everyone can be an international publisher - instantly - with the potential to reach a world wide audience. Books, newspapers, even emails are being replaced by tweets, SMS and MMS messages, video chats, podcasts, Skype calls, and YouTube.

The classrooms in which you will teach, if they continue to exist, will be very different from the classrooms in which you were taught. The things you will have to know and do will be very different from those your teachers experienced.

iTunesU now has more courses online than all the courses taught at the University of South Alabama. And more are being added everyday.

All of this is primarily the result of a profound, rapid and breathtaking change in communication. I can talk with and see people throughout the world instantly and without it costing me a cent. My videos can be on YouTube 4 minutes after I take them, ready to be seen by millions of people.

Printed materials are disappearing. Newspapers are dying or becoming electronic in form. Textbooks are being replaced by e-books (or no books). Reading and writing have become watching and listening.

We don't really know what schools should be like in this new world where information no longer resides in libraries but in clouds instead, where "all information is in all places at all times," where there are no editors or moderators of what gets "published", where videos and audio are as important, or more important than the printed word, where time and space have collapsed and it now takes only a microsecond to transfer information (in any form) from one place to all places in the universe (well ,at least on this planet), where privacy no longer has meaning, or very little if there is a bit left.

Are you ready to be a teacher in this new world? Do you have any idea of what the world of learning will be like tomorrow? Are you excited about learning and eager to share that excitement with others? Can you survive in a classroom where you will certainly not "know it all" and where many of your students will know a lot more about some things than you? Are you ready to practice your profession in a world in which collaboration is more important than individual action, where information is dispensed in 140 character tweets, where YouTube videos multiply at a rate that far exceeds the world of publishing's most successful era, where videos and audio are listened to and watched more than books are read? Sounds like chaos? Well, you may be correct!

You are about to encounter the chaos of the new world in EDM310. Welcome aboard!"