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Leslie Harris

Google Cultural Institute Puts Us All Onstage - The New York Times - 0 views

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    This article describes the Google Cultural Institute, which provides immersive views of artistic performances.
Leslie Harris

Are College Lectures Unfair? - The New York Times - 0 views

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    This article summarizes various studies that show that active learning if more effective than the traditional lecture, particularly for women and students of color.
Leslie Harris

Mother tongues - www.lucasinfografia.com - 0 views

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    Amazing infographic depicting where the top 23 world languages are spoken and how many people speak those languages.
Leslie Harris

Parsing Ronald Reagan's Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer's - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Interesting article about an analysis of Ronald Reagan's news conferences in an attempt to determine early signs of dementia. The "digital humanities" aspect is that the same linguistic analysis has been use to study word use patterns by novelists.
Deb Balducci

Library acquires 2,700 VHS tapes - 0 views

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    Roughly 2,700 VHS tapes featuring titles like "Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Toxic Zombies" and "Buried Alive" arrived at Sterling Memorial Library last week. Yale has become the first institution in the country to actively collect VHS tapes, thanks to the initiative of Kaplanoff Librarian for American History David Gary and Aaron Pratt GRD '16.
Leslie Harris

Map of 73 Years of Lynchings - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    An effective but somewhat disheartening use of GIS to map the frequency of lynchings in the Southern U.S. by county from 1877 to 1950.
Deb Balducci

10 Things the Best Digital Teachers Do - 1 views

A guide to going digital.

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started by Deb Balducci on 04 Feb 15 no follow-up yet
Deb Balducci

Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning - 0 views

How one faculty's approach to flipping has changed

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started by Deb Balducci on 27 Jan 15 no follow-up yet
Leslie Harris

How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    This article discusses how unemployed men and women spend their time during a typical day. What's most interesting is how the data is represented visually.
Leslie Harris

When the Archive Won't Yield Its Secrets - Research - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    Interesting article about the difficulty of working with archives, especially when their contents or structures don't match research questions. This applies mostly to paper archives, although the issue of digital archives is discussed at the end as well. The article is primarily a summary of presentations at a conference.
Leslie Harris

For Big-Data Scientists, 'Janitor Work' Is Key Hurdle to Insights - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    New York Times article about some of the challenges of "big data" analysis - particularly the data cleanup needed to make useful inferences.
Leslie Harris

Penn State One Button Studios Used 4,500 Times Annually - 2 views

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    This article describes the widespread use of the two "one-button" video recording studios at Penn State.
Leslie Harris

Research: The Proof is In! Multi-Tasking in Class Reduces Test Scores -- Campus Technology - 1 views

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    The study itself involved student self-reporting of Internet use during lecture, and the researchers used ACT scores as an indicator of academic ability, but the results are not surprising: students who surfed the Internet during lecture did worse on course exams. Duh!
Leslie Harris

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology - 1 views

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    Most of the links are to online textbook sites, but there are also links to other OER repositories.
Leslie Harris

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Another interesting NY Times GIS map of "wellness" by county in the United States. I am using the term "wellness" not in a health context but instead as a summary description of their six data points: education, median household income, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy, and obesity.
Leslie Harris

Computing Crime and Punishment - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    The article discusses a computer-based analysis of word use in the court reports of trials at the Old Bailey from 1674 through 1913.
Leslie Harris

Exploring New Frontiers with Google Glass -- Campus Technology - 0 views

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    Very short promotional article about a course in which students are developing apps for Google Glass
Leslie Harris

About Guide on the Side | code.library - 0 views

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    Guide on the Side is a program that allows you to create interactive Web tutorials. The tutorial can exist in a column on the Web page and provide instructions about the main Web site that fills up most of the screen.
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