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I am the Director of the School of Information Resources and Library Science. I am primarily interested in digital data gathering in the field, analysis, synthesis and visualization to impact environmental decision making.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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The What, Why, and How of Podcasting
Burks Oakley II, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 PM
23 Illini Hall

Using Wikis to Improve Student Writing
Joe Grohens, Lecturer English Department
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
23 Illini Hall

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Dan Burstein, book co-author, award winning journalist, and venture capitalist

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Office for Information Management (OIM)

WHAT: "Tools for Podcasting"
WHO: Emily Retzer, Apple Computer
WHERE: 240 Wohlers Hall
WHEN: Friday, February 24th, 2006 at 12 noon - 12:50 pm

The iPod revolutionized music and it is quickly being utilized in the
classroom as a portable learning tool, allowing anywhere, anytime access
to speeches, audio books, foreign language lessons and lectures.
Recently the easy integration of video, photos and PowerPoint/Keynote
slides has resulted in enhanced podcasts that expand teaching and
learning possibilities. Now, opportunities are endless for faculty and
students to seamlessly create, distribute, and access audio and video
learning materials. At this seminar, you'll learn how easy it is to
create, publish and subscribe to a podcast. At the seminar, Emily will
demo Garageband3 & iWeb, and will also talk about Profcast.

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Using iLife 06 in Teaching and Research

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March 2nd
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NCSA Auditorium (Room 1122)

"Using iLife 06 in Teaching and Research"

Robert Reece
Senior Education Development Executive, Apple

On Thursday, March 2, the Center for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science will welcome Robert Reece, Apple Computer’s Senior Education Development Executive, who will discuss how Apple’s iLife suite ( can maneuver technology into education and research applications. Apple has made tremendous strides towards making technology easy to use, and the iLife suite makes the sharing of digital content via the Web, portable media devices, and other delivery platforms extremely easy. iLife 06 brings together all of the necessary digital tools to achieve professional results at a very low cost.

Apple has been working especially hard to make technologies such as iTunes and the iPod an integral part of the academic community; enabling, for example, lecturers to easily create podcasts or vidcasts of their lectures for further distribution to their students. Apple has partnered with several universities, including Stanford (, in creating solutions for making lectures and other recorded content available through a separate part of the iTunes store and have recently released their iTunes U application (, which facilitates the process of hosting this content. In addition to supporting teaching, Apple’s technology facilitates collaborative research and creates an inexpensive and uncomplicated means of publishing online research findings. For example, with the new iLife suite, you can annotate a copy of your video data to highlight important, non-verbal elements, which can then be easily shared with !
collaborators across the country or world.

The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Join us on Thursday, March 2nd, in the NCSA Auditorium at 1:00 pm to hear how the iLife suite of programs can be used to incorporate technology into your teaching and research. More information and optional registration available at: