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Captivate Video Demo

I have agreed to do a series of sessions covering some of the fundamentals of working with Adobe Captivate. These are to help Adobe Education Trainers. I thought it might be helpful to share this information with readers of this weblog as well. My first session will happen on March […]

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Interesting Web Sites

I encounter a number of interesting websites each week. I thought it might be useful to share some of these with readers. They are presented in no particular order (just as I encountered them). Let me know (via comments) if you find these useful.

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Cold Adapted Insects

I gave a presentation to the Entomology section of the Peoria Academy of Science on cold adapted insects. This was a rather ironic day to make such a presentation as we are experiencing the warmest February on record. It did seem like a good idea at the time (when we […]

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Interesting apps

It has been a while since I reviewed selected mobile apps. My most recent set of reviews focused on those I encountered during my summer of travel in 2016. I have recently been using the following apps. Since they represent a broad spectrum of what one can do with mobile […]

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Super Bowl 51 Commercials

As I did last year, I paid attention to the commercials on the first Sunday night in February. Others may be aware of this tradition as well. Lots of new commercials frequently interrupted by a football game. Ok, it was fun to watch the game as well. This year had […]

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Installing SSL certificates

Given that I teach several classes dealing with security (and we even install SSL certificates on an IIS server in a couple of those), I thought it might be helpful for readers/ students to learn a little about what is required when you are using a Linux server. First, a […]

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I didn’t know you could do that with Google

As we start the Spring, 2017, semester, I thought it might be helpful to review some of the things one can do with Google. Yes, I know there are other search engines. I do find some of the items below most interesting. If you can do the same in other […]

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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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