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2011 Fall Newsletter



TurnItIn is Recommended by TAG

On Thursday, October 6, 2011, the District Technology Advisory Group (TAG) recommended that the district enter into a site license agreement for Turnitin.  The plan is, first, to have the agreement approved by the board and, second, to have full implementation and Blackboard integration for both SAC and SCC by January 1, 2012.
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Dropbox or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud


Have you ever gone to open an electronic file and you can’t remember where you stored it? It might be on your home computer, or your laptop, or your desktop computer, or your H:/ drive, or your memory stick? Professor Randy Scott has a solution for you. 
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The Kaleidoscope Project


Mike Taylor and Darlene Diaz are working on a new project called the Kaleidoscope Project. It is implementing open education resources (OER) for existing courses at Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College.
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Mobile Library Web Site and Catalog Now Available


Students can now browse the library catalog, place holds, renew items, see what they have checked out, and search the library Web site on their cell phones!
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Text a Librarian. . . Open & Mobile-Ready!


Debuting this fall, “Text a Librarian” enables the Library to offer mobile text message reference services. Students can text questions from their mobile devices, e.g., smartphones, iPads, etc., to the Information Desk and the Librarians type answers on a web-based interface.
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SCC's Technology Committee promotes the use of technology to increase efficiency of college operations and to support teaching that enhances student learning.

Contributing Committee Members: Lana Wong (Co-Chair), Curt Childress, Alice Ho, Randy Scott

Design and Desktop Publishing: Cindy Swift   Banner Design: Eric Harsen 
Editing: Roberta Tragarz