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Browsers

As we start the spring, 2017 semester, I thought it appropriate to discuss browsers a bit. Many students know that I recommend testing web pages they create in multiple browsers. This includes desktop as well as mobile browsers. Why? Because different browsers use different rendering engines. This means pages may […]

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Celebration of Learning

As each semester at school starts, we begin with a series of professional development. I have the honor of being part of three presentations today (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017). I thought readers may be interested in the highlights of these events. Faculty Fellows (Online Faculty Showcase) – I have been […]

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Moodle upgrade

In preparation for the spring, 2017 semester, I upgraded the Moodle environment that is used as a learning management system for our CMWEB classes. I thought it might be helpful for those using this environment to better understand the effort it takes to maintain (and keep this up to date). […]

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Project Felix

I recently checked for updates in Adobe Creative Cloud and discovered a new app was also available. It is called Project Felix. It is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. Essentially, it allows you to use a 2D background and insert a 3D object into it. You can then […]

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Captioning in Captivate

I recently reviewed the ability to create captions in Techsmith Camtasia. I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the similar capability in Adobe Captivate. Although the approach is a bit different, the end result is similar. given that we are at the end of 2016, it is imperative that […]

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Adobe Captivate Overview

I have been asked to provide an overview of Adobe Captivate to fellow Adobe Education Trainers (and Adobe Education Leaders) this afternoon. I thought this would be a great place to include links to resources I will be discussing. I also hope to include a copy of the presentation (after […]

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Captioning in Camtasia

As we develop online resources, it is important to make certain information we present is available to all. This means any audio or video should also have captions. I have been experimenting with captioning capabilities in various software and wanted to share my experiences using Techsmith Camtasia. I am using […]

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WordCamp Peoria 2016

The first WordCamp in the Peoria area was held on Nov. 12, 2016. Here is a brief synopsis of the event. I also provide some of my insights and notes further down the page. WordCamp Peoria 2016 from Mark DuBois on Vimeo. As you learned from the above video, there […]

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Apple Watch Butterflies

My Apple watch comes with a number of faces. As an entomologist, I had to choose the butterflies. Although I can find articles about the efforts involved in photographing the butterflies (and other subjects – like the jellyfish), I have not been able to find any information on the actual […]

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Apple Watch Series 2

I recently purchased an Apple watch (series 2) to replace my aging Pebble watch (the eInk screen was starting to fade significantly). The watch was shipped directly from Suzhou (China). It was rather fun to watch it transit from Shanghai to Anchorage to Louisville and eventually to my home (taking […]

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Adobe Spark Page

I covered Adobe Spark Video and Adobe Spark Post recently. Adobe Spark Page allows you to quickly create a compelling web page. Here is a quick introduction. Adobe Spark Page from Mark DuBois on Vimeo. For those who don’t need to know all the details of quickly creating a web […]

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Bash shell in Windows 10

I recently became aware of a new capability in Windows 10. It does give me a reason to use that operating system again (at least from time to time). With the Windows 10 Anniversary update, one can now run the Bash shell directly on Windows. Looks like this only applies […]

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Adobe Spark Post

Last week, I introduced Adobe Spark Video. I thought I would follow up this week with an overview of Adobe Spark Post. Adobe Spark Post from Mark DuBois on Vimeo. I hope you find this overview helpful and encourage you to check out Adobe Spark.

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Adobe Spark Video

One of many activities I do at school is help other teachers better understand how to employ technology in their classes. One tool which I have been promoting for some time is Adobe Spark (video, post, page). I thought it might be helpful to others to share the fundamentals of […]

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ARIA again

I recently provided some base information concerning Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA). I wanted to expand on the topic a bit more. For those who are participating in our monthly Central Illinois Web Professionals meetings, I have been covering this topic in those meetings as well. Before delving into a […]

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