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Productive Scholar: John LeMasney on Using Inkscape

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Thursday, September 22,
12:00 noon

Frist Multipurpose Room A
Using Inkscape
John LeMasney
Inkscape is an open source drawing application used generally as a free alternative to Adobe Illustrator. Visual learners benefit greatly from the presence of illustrations of concepts, and Inkscape allows you to quickly move an idea from verbal to visual. Come learn how to get and use this powerful vector based application that runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and other operating systems.
About the speaker:

John LeMasney has been the Manager of Technology Training and Instructional Technology at Rider University for 12 years. He is also a local technology and design consultant dedicated to sharing the rewards of using open source software. He received his MA in Organizational Leadership from Rider University in 2009.

Tech Spotlights: Audacity

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This session focused on the voice recording software Audacity. Audacity is a freely available program for audio recording.  Follow the link below for instructions on downloading and using this software. The software is also available on all computers in the HRC.

AUDACITY Instructions.pdf

 

 

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Tech Spotlights: Using Audacity for editing digital audio

Todays session focused on the voice recording software Audacity. Audacity is a freely-available program for audio recording.  Follow the link below for instructions on downloading and using this software. The software is also available on all computers in the HRC.

AUDACITY Instructions.pdf

 

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Screencast: How to Capture Video Clips from DVD to Windows Movie Maker

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This screencast goes over the process of capturing video clips from a DVD using Windows Movie Maker. It also goes over very briefly the different ways you can edit your video clips. To get started, view these few steps before watching the screencast. To view a full size version of the screencast, please click on this link:

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cQX1iihfX

1. Log on to the Crestron touchscreen (a student at the front desk can assist you with signing on).

2. Click on Presentation Sources on the right of the screen. Choose DVD (if capturing clips from the DVD player or VCR if you are capturing video from a VHS tape).

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3. Click on Video Editing on the right hand side. Make sure the editing source is set to DVD (VCR if a VHS tape). Choose PC for editing destination.

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To capture the video in Windows Movie Maker, view the screencast below.

Lunch & Learn: Teaching with Tablet PCs with Serge Goldstein

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At the December 6 Lunch ‘n Learn, Serge Goldstein, the Director of OIT’s Academic Services, presented “Teaching with a Tablet PC.” Tablets, explained Goldstein, are simply Windows laptops (there are no Mac versions currently) that use a special “pen” rather than a mouse. The screens, which fill the length and width of the tablet, also act as a built in scanner.
The tablets run a special operating system (Windows XP Tablet PC) that recognizes the pen and is able to run all Windows XP applications including Microsoft Office. Microsoft’s new Vista operating system will have built in support for tablets. Some special applications take full advantage of having a pen as their input device.

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