Aquarium on the bay

After visiting the Adobe facility on Townsend, I had a little free time. I decided to visit the Aquarium on the Bay. I used both Adobe Voice and Adobe Premiere Clip to create these videos. Note that I only used my iPad for these (as well as the videos I posted yesterday). Enjoy!


Aquarium of the Bay from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.

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Asilomar Photos and thoughts

I am so thankful I had the opportunity to visit Asilomar and the surrounding area. I put together a few videos to share some of the photographs. I hope this provides a clearer view of the area (and why I am already thinking of returning). I recommend using the full screen option when viewing these videos. Just saying…

Asilomar Natural History Notes from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.


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Windows 10 First Look

I “bit the bullet” today and installed Windows 10 on one of my computers. Yes, I am an early adopter. That being said, my level of frustration with Windows 8.1 is not going away any time soon. I have previously reviewed an early version of Windows 10 and wanted to now experience the version being released today. Please read my updates at the bottom of this post before upgrading to Windows 10 (at the moment, it remains problematic). Updated July 29, 2015 10 p.m.

Let’s review the installation itself first. I checked to see if an upgrade was an option (I have not yet received email notification). It was.

Windows 10 upgrade notice

I clicked on “Get started” and the adventure began… Read more »

AEL North American Leadership Summit

I had the great pleasure of connecting with a community of like minded and creative individuals at the 2015 Adobe Education Leader (AEL) summit at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in July. This was originally established as a YWCA camp in 1913. It now is a park and comprises some of the last relatively undisturbed sections of ocean facing dunes in this part of California.

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Although our time together was short, we had a lot of great conversations regarding inspiring students and developing their creative side. I thought readers of this weblog might be interested in some insights I gained during this trip. Read more »

Chicago reflections

I recently came across a new app for iOS devices called Vibe. It allows you to make slideshows with music from items in your camera roll. Given that I was recently in Chicago for SCUP, I thought it might be fun to create a couple of Vibe related slideshows. These took me less than 15 minutes to create.


Chicago riverfront walk from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.


Chicago riverfront art from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed them. As always, I look forward to your comments.

SCUP 50 – The Technology

As previously mentioned, I participated in the SCUP event in Chicago during July, 2015. Keep in mind this event does not focus on technology. I thought it might be appropriate to share some of my insights regarding the use of technology at such a conference.

First, the wifi was great. Easy to connect to (with a username and password) and relatively robust. This is how it should be at every event. I was pleased to see this at SCUP. It was sufficient for me to use Periscope to live broadcast parts of certain events. An example is shown in the video below (originally sent as a Periscope) reviewing the 50 years of SCUP history.

SCUP from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.

50 years overview

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I participated in the 50th annual meeting of the Society of College and University Planners in downtown Chicago on July 12 – 15, 2015. The president of our college, Dr. William Tammone, invited me to participate in a joint presentation regarding our efforts to convert the CMWEB Web Developer certificate to a competency based education format. I am honored that he asked.
The event itself was attended by over 1,700 people. Our session was on the first day in Grand Ballroom E. Since I participated in the entire conference, I thought readers of this blog might be interested in highlights of what I learned. I also included a copy of the slides we used in our presentation.

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