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W. Ian O'Byrne

A graduate researcher at the New LIteracies Research Lab @ the UConn


Shortcuts. Lifehacker. Screencaster. Playground. Readability. Lego. Secondlife. Natives. Design. Various stuff. Stormpulse / Hurricanes, severe weather, tracking, mapping. The eyeballing game. Pages and Clips. Pages and Clips. Newlits. Windosill. Main Page - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Tech. Draft, ThanhTruc Nguyen, Dept. of Educational Technology, UH-Man. Networking the learner: computers in ...

Articles: A Tale of Differences. A Tale of Differences: Comparing the Traditions, Perspectives, and Educational Goals of Critical Reading and Critical Literacy Gina Cervetti Michael J.

Articles: A Tale of Differences

Pardales James S. Damico Philosophical Roots | Critical Reading and Liberal Humanism | Critical Reading Classrooms | Critical Literacy Approaches | A Critical Literacy Example | Comparing Examples | References Critical Reading in the Liberal-Humanist Tradition The empiricist belief that the world can be directly experienced and known through the senses is at the root of liberal-humanist approaches to reading. Google Releases API for Website Optimizer: A/B & Multivariate Te. Google Website Optimizer, a powerful tool that allows website owners to split traffic and test the effectiveness and conversion rates for an array of variables, has traditionally required a lot of back-and-forth between any given site and the Website Optimizer interface.

Google Releases API for Website Optimizer: A/B & Multivariate Te

With the release of a new API, announced today, Google is allowing site owners to conduct multivariate and A/B testing from their own platforms. Part of Google Analytics, Google Website Optimizer (GWO) is a free tool that "handles splitting a website's traffic, serving different variations and crunching the numbers to find statistical significance. " For site owners, these minute variations can widen conversion funnels and lead to exponentially greater engagement and profit if changes are executed correctly. For an overview of how GWO and A/B or multivariate testing work, take a look at this Google-produced video explaining the product and the process: According to a post by Googlers Gary Ka? Page to screen: taking literacy into ...

Asthma Quiz. Asthma Quiz Asthma Quiz Please take a look at the following websites.

Asthma Quiz

All of the websites contain basic information about asthma. On the worksheet that your teacher gives you, rank them in order of the most useful and truthful, to the least truthful and useful. Text Analysis Tools. Definition: Text analysis software enables users to determine the frequency with which words or phrases are used, create concordances, view words in context, and otherwise study patterns in texts.

Text Analysis Tools

Tools: Resources: caqdas Networking Project: "We provide practical support, training and information in the use of a range of software programs designed to assist qualitative data analysis. "KDNuggets: A text analysis software directoryTAPoR Text Analysis Recipes: Straightforward, step-by-step instructions for using text analysis tools to accomplish particular research tasks.WikiTADA: The collaborative website of the Text Analysis Developers Alliance. Colin lankshear and michele knobel. Wireframes on the fly.

Explorer. The Blueprints, reference image database, with more than 37000 b. Social Constructivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teach. Professional Portfolio. You Publish. 12 Top Notch Online Presentation Tools. With more long-distance meetings going on due to increasing travel costs and decreasing expense accounts, you need to be able to show your work to clients and co-workers so they can easily see your point.

12 Top Notch Online Presentation Tools

These 12 tools will help you create all of the online presentations you need, set them to music, add links and videos and then embed them or share them as you see fit. authorSTREAM: authorSTREAM allows you to upload your PowerPoint presentations to unique URLs that can be shared with others. Cyberactivism: online activism in ... Networking the learner: computers in ... Newlits. EDR 211 - Reading in the Content Areas by Dr. Main Page - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Tech.

Easy Presenter: Electronics. Pages and Clips. How to normalize your MP3 volume levels (the right way) Most audio software these days offer either built-in or plugin functionality that will attempt to level the volume of your MP3 files so that you aren't turning the volume up to hear soft songs, then getting blasted by louder ones. So why is it that even after turning that option on, you sometimes notice a significant volume difference between some songs?

What's worse is when you're listening to songs from the same album, and the volumes jump around abnormally after applying volume normalization. The problem is that the vast majority of audio player programs use peak amplitude analysis to determine how "loud" a song is and normalize based on that, rather than doing a more comprehensive analysis of the frequencies that impact how loud the music actually sounds. But even those that do a more comprehensive analysis fail to consider songs within the context of the album they belong to. So, how do you fix an entire library of music? Draft, ThanhTruc Nguyen, Dept. of Educational Technology, UH-Man. Page to screen: taking literacy into ... Bill Watterson, creator of beloved 'Calvin and Hobbes' comic str. This marks the 15th year since "Calvin and Hobbes" said goodbye to the comics pages.

Bill Watterson, creator of beloved 'Calvin and Hobbes' comic str

Creator Bill Watterson, who grew up in Chagrin Falls and still makes Greater Cleveland his home, recently answered some questions via e-mail from Plain Dealer reporter John Campanelli. It's believed to be the first interview with the reclusive artist since 1989. With almost 15 years of separation and reflection, what do you think it was about "Calvin and Hobbes" that went beyond just capturing readers' attention, but their hearts as well? The only part I understand is what went into the creation of the strip. What readers take away from it is up to them.

I just tried to write honestly, and I tried to make this little world fun to look at, so people would take the time to read it. What are your thoughts about the legacy of your strip? Well, it's not a subject that keeps me up at night. This isn't as hard to understand as people try to make it. It's always better to leave the party early. Immediately.