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 Volume 6, Issue 3--Spring 2010

SCC Technology Newsletter

 The Textbook Controversy of Spring 2010

KindleElectronic or paper?  This was the question that some students were asked for the first time when purchasing textbooks at our Hawks Bookstore this semester.  When the faculty first learned of this choice during flex week, SCC’s spring 2010 semester was off to a controversial start.

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 Podcasting: An Instructor's Perspective


Denise Foley is one of the first instructors at SCC who supplements instruction with podcasts—a popular multimedia tool among college students. It's a lot easier than you might think.

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 Review: The New IPad

iPadTechnology moves as fast as lightning, and when it hits, it can be an exhilarating shock to the system, or it can be a disaster that leaves you feeling burnt.  So it goes with the latest release from the technology gurus at Apple with the much hyped iPad. 

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 Ten PC Computer Tips

  Computer Keyboard

Would you like to know some computer shortcuts? Check out this list of ten PC computer tips. You may learn something new.

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 What's New?

Wondering if there are any resources that can assist you with instruction?  Want to know about the latest technological trend?  If so, New Technology News is the place for you!

We have three new items for this edition:

What's New?

RSVP reader is new way to speed read.

A web site called claims to be the “the world’s sharpest learning tool.”

Is it possible to run Apple’s operating system on a Netbook?

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 Tech Comm Advocacy Corner

Thought of a topic that you’d like the Technology Committee to discuss?  Need training for different types of technology?  Well you’ve come to the right place!

Here is just a sample of what this issue has to offer:

SCC Coming Together

What? No Space on the H:\ drive?

Explorer 8 & WebAdvisor

Importing Grades from Excel into BlackBoard

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 SCC Technology Committee

SCC's Technology Committee promotes the use of technology to increase efficiency of college operations and to support teaching and enhance student learning.

Contributing Committee Members: Curt Childress (Co-Chair), Corinna Evett (Co-Chair), Jane Francis, Alice Ho, Scott James, and Cindy Swift.

Design and Desktop Publishing: Cindy Swift   Banner Design: Eric Harsen 
Editing: Corinna Evett and Cindy Swift

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