Archive for the 'information technology' Category

Teaching Online: A Practical Guide

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

By Susan Ko, Steve Rossen, Steve Rossen

Suitable for courses in online teaching, web-based instruction, teaching with the Internet, or the online classroom, this book answers the most common questions and concerns of instructors who want create electronic educational environments.

Topics covered include choosing software and technology tools, building an online classroom, creating an online syllabus, course conversion, online classroom management, integrating online and face-to-face activities, and student support issues. The text is supported by a web site that provides new strategies, tips, and information on emergent technologies.

Pedagogy includes “Important” points that highlight key topics; “Definition” boxes that feature key terms with brief definitions; and “Sidebars,” which focus student attention on important points. Call number LB2395.7 .K67 2001

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The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

anarchistBy Siva Vaidhyanathan

The Anarchist in the Library is the first guide to one of the most important cultural and economic battlegrounds of our increasingly plugged-in world. Siva Vaidhyanathan draws the struggle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of the twenty-first century: anarchy or oligarchy, total freedom vs. complete control. His acclaimed book explores topics from unauthorized fan edits of Star Wars to terrorist organizations’ reliance on “leaderless resistance,” from Napster to Total Information Awareness to flash mobs. Call Number T58.5 .V35 2004

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Super Review: English Language

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Research & Education Association

Call# PE1114 .E64 2000

Product Description
REA’s Super Reviews help students brush up on tough subjects. They are more thorough than ordinary subject reviews but less complex than voluminous study guides. Numerous solved problems accompany the review and bring it to life. The English Language Super Review includes an extensive review of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. A glossary of usage is also included. Exercises and quizzes enable students to check whether they have learned what they need to know, whether they understand the subject and have command of it.

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Plagiarism

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Heidi Williams

Call Number: PN167 .P532 2008

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The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company

Thursday, July 31, 2008

By David A. Price

Call Number: NC1766 .U52 P75 2008

The roller-coaster rags-to-riches story behind the phenomenal success of Pixar Animation Studios: the first in-depth look at the company that forever changed the film industry and the “fraternity of geeks” who shaped it.

The Pixar Touch
is a story of technical innovation that revolutionized animation, transforming hand-drawn cel animation to computer-generated 3-D graphics. It’s a triumphant business story of a company that began with a dream, remained true to the ideals of its founders—antibureaucratic and artist driven—and ended up a multibillion-dollar success.

We meet Pixar’s technical genius and founding CEO, Ed Catmull, who dreamed of becoming an animator, inspired by Disney’s Peter Pan and Pinocchio, realized he would never be good enough, and instead enrolled in the then new field of computer science at the University of Utah. It was Catmull who founded the computer graphics lab at the New York Institute of Technology and who wound up at Lucasfilm during the first Star Wars trilogy, running the computer graphics department, and found a patron in Steve Jobs, just ousted from Apple Computer, who bought Pixar for five million dollars. Catmull went on to win four Academy Awards for his technical feats and helped to create some of the key computer-generated imagery software that animators rely on today.

Price also writes about John Lasseter, who catapulted himself from unemployed animator to one of the most powerful figures in American filmmaking; animation was the only thing he ever wanted to do (he was inspired by Disney’s The Sword in the Stone), and Price’s book shows how Lasseter transformed computer animation from a novelty into an art form. The author writes as well about Steve Jobs, as volatile a figure as a Shakespearean monarch . . .

Based on interviews with dozens of insiders, The Pixar Touch examines the early wildcat years when computer animation was thought of as the lunatic fringe of the medium.

We see the studio at work today; how its writers, directors, and animators make their astonishing, and astonishingly popular, films.

The book also delves into Pixar’s corporate feuds: between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg (A Bug’s Life vs. Antz), and between Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally it explores Pixar’s complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself from a Disney satellite into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.

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MacBoock for Dummies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

By Mark L. Chambers

Call Number: QA76.8 .M3 C469 2006

Tired of being tethered to your desktop computer? If you’re ready to break free with a laptop,  the new MacBook could be just what you’re looking for. In addition to the freedom to work wherever you happen to be, a MacBook offers you:

• A portable darkroom with iPhoto

• Mobile music, podcasts, and Internet radio

• GarageBand software that lets you make your own music

• The ability to create and share original movies and DVDs

• Safari, a safer and ultra-cool Web browser, and all the other OS X advantages

Whether you already have your new MacBook or are still weighing the pros and cons of various models,  MacBook For Dummies is a valuable resource.  For newcomers to laptop land, it’s packed with basic information about using and caring for Mac laptops. It also walks you through Mac OS X, the revolutionary Macintosh operating system that makes your laptop tick. Then it’s on to all the fun stuff you can do with your MacBook, like making music, editing photos and turning them into a book, creating DVDs on the road, or adding a wireless keyboard.  MacBook For Dummies will help you:

• Set up your MacBook and get acquainted with all the features of the Mac OS X Tiger operating system

• Use the Safari Web browser and Apple’s .Mac Internet subscriber service, connect your MacBook to a printer, and communicate with your cell phone or PDA

• Connect to a wired or wireless network

• Make the most of the iLife applications that come with your MacBook—iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand

• Keep your MacBook and your data safe, troubleshoot any problems, and maintain your system
Popular For Dummies author Mark Chambers has loaded this fun book with tips, ideas, and his famous “Mark’s Maxims”—power user advice that will guide you around the pitfalls and make you a Macxpert in no time.  From latptop basics all the way to upgrading and adding memory, MacBook For Dummies will be your MacBook’s best friend.

Macs for Dummies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

By Edward C. Baig

Call Number: QA76.8 .M3 P617 2006

Updated to cover the new Intel–based Macs, Mac OS X Tiger, and the latest Mac tools and trends, this bestseller includes:

          • Mac basics,
          • customizing a workspace,
          • getting acquainted with Mac OS X, going online,
          • working with iLife applications,
          • setting up e–mail,
          • connecting an iPod to a Mac,
          • turning a Mac into a fax machine,
          • troubleshooting,
          • security,
          • and more.

USA Today Personal Technology columnist Edward Baig, a longtime technology writer who appears regularly on TV, radio, and at major industry trade shows, has rewritten this edition from scratch ensuring you get the up–to–date information you need.

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