Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Endnote X6

When I have an essay assignment I use EndNote to manage my referencing and generating reference lists & bibliographies. 
EndNote is used to:
  • gather, store and manage references 
  • automatically create and format bibliographies in your referencing style 
  • search and retrieve records from catalogues and databases 
  • insert citations directly into documents in your referencing style

EndNote has a web version of that can be used to create bibliographies, manage references, share libraries collaboratively, and insert citations into Microsoft Word via Cite While You Write functionality. It can be used as a standalone library or as a way of transferring references if you are using more than one computer.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Instagram Simplified.

Instagram is a mobile app that lets users to take photos & videos then add filters for sharing with their social networks.  Availble on Android & iOS (with possible Blackberry & Windows Phone). Instagram
in popularity, with 90 million active users.  Both nonprofits and higher education are doing some interesting things to engage its followers.

Nonprofits use Instagram to share visual stories of the people they help; inspire individuals to support their cause; and highlight campaigns, announcements and volunteers.  They do so by uploading images of organization efforts, events, fundraisers and posters.  Click here to see who’s doing what.

The University of Florida(UF) asked Instagram followers what kinds of photos they would like to see .  Students replied exclusive-access images, such as a photos during a class lecture, an image inside a university television station, and a point-of-view photograph from the podium at the university commencement ceremonies.  Alumni replied images that spark nostalgia.  UF also encourages event participants to upload pictures and use the university hashtag.  Click here to learn how three ways higher education can use Instagram.

I hope I have tried to guide you to develop ideas for some educational use of your Instagram account.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IFA Berlin 2013

IFA(Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin ) is on its Germany and Europe's version of CES, basically Europe's biggest consumer exhibhition show.There are over 27 halls now imagine how many product stands are there - with everything from sleek tablets to next-gen ovens!
There's a lot of gadgets along with big manufacturers - including Sony, Seimens, Panasonic Pansonic & Samsung. It's more techy than the US, remeber its Europe and specifically Germany. The first day is press day so most tech sites will have live feeds the whole day!

The opening press conference was delivered by Seimens, the main thing I got from that was on what their CEO said "connectivity will no longer be a vision but actuallity"

Let me do a run down of the top announcements today:

Sony Xperia Z1 - 20.2 megapixel camera, 5in Full HD display, quad-core  Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC.


Acer Liquid S2 - 6-inch Android smartphone with 4K recording capability, a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 13MP camera.
It will come in red and black.
From Panasonic - 4K 20in tablet.

....the the Note 3:
Samsung Phone
Samsung Phone
Samsung Phone
Samsung Phone
2.3GHz quad-core CPU for LTE version, 1.9GHz octa-core for 3G/WiFi.
Running on Jelly Bean 4.3.
Loads of partner content - like Note 3 - including Twitter and OUP.
This will "change the way you think about large-screen tablets".
2.3GHz quad-core CPU for LTE version, 1.9GHz octa-core for 3G/WiFi.
Running on Jelly Bean 4.3.
Loads of partner content - like Note 3 - including Twitter and OUP.