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ICC wins WOW Academy of the Year award

I participated in the WOW Advisory Board summit in Las Vegas from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2007. In addition to makiing a presentation on AJAX and Web 2.0, we reviewed existing web curriculum standards and identified new areas for inclusion (such as microformats). During this summit, it was announced that […]

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ICC Today article

The ICC web program was featured in the October, 2007 issue of ICC Today. I have provided a link to a PDF version of the article. Our students Rob and Monique are featured in the article.

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Fall semester begins

The fall semester begins today. I hope everyone is looking forward to classes as much as I am. Students who are in my various classes should have received a postcard with instructions on how to access course materials. We will be relying on the Moodle environment again this semester. I […]

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Jeff Freeman and Jonathan Worent for placing 4th at the SkillsUSA national web design competition in Kansas City last week. They did well. Over $225,000 in prizes were awarded to the winning web design teams (both secondary and post-secondary – first through third places). I recommend this as […]

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YouTube Video on Periodical Cicadas

Play the video below to learn a little more about periodical cicadas. The video was created by Roger Hangarter and Samuel Orr

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Periodical cicadas are back

Many thanks to Bob and Joan for allowing me to record these sounds at the Sun Foundation yesterday. These are sounds of the periodical cicada. They were a bit louder but my microphone was overwhelmed. I have encountered (and collected) these animals in 1973, 1990, and now 2007. I encountered […]

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Web Design Contest Reflections

I had the opportunity to judge the Illinois SKillsUSA web design contest on Friday, April 20. I am always impressed with the creativity and passion of participants. It is most refreshing to see two rooms full of competing teams striving to do their best to create a website along the […]

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Happy Birthday Abraham and Charles

Both Abraham and Charles were born February 12, 1809. Both had a significant impact on society and how we view the world. Abraham died April 15, 1865 (after being shot while attending a play at Ford’s Theater). I offer this challenge to any student in my web classes – what […]

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Belize Collecting Locations

I thought it might be appropriate to show the details where I did some collecting while in Belize in January. The link below will direct you to a page that pulls information from the Microsoft Virtual Earth site as well as my web pages. This mash-up presently only shows the […]

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Spring semester is starting

Students in the CMWEB classes I am teaching (CMWEB 160, CMWEB 240, and CMWEB 250) should have received a postcard with instructions. If you did not receive a postcard, please send me an e-mail (mdubois@icc.edu) indicating which class you have registered for. We will not be using Blackboard this semester […]

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Belize Photos

Here are some random photos of my recent trip to Belize. I will try to add more as I have time. Dave Cox (using waterproof camera) took photos in Mayan footprint cave. All other photos were taken by me. Thought you might enjoy… www.flickr.com

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More Belize sounds

These sounds are what the rainforest is like after dark. You hear mostly insects with a few vertebrates (the louder ones). Thought you might enjoy this as well.

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Belize Sounds

Thought you might enjoy a few sounds of Belize that I recorded. These sounds are howler monkeys (no I had not been partying all night with these being the resulting sounds). I have photos of the monkeys as well as a little video with their sounds.

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Spring, 2007

As I post this entry, my sabbatical is nearing an end. I have found it to be a most informative and educational experience. I consider myself very fortunate to: have been able to take time from my work at ICC. Shari – thanks for all your extra efforts. I know […]

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