Archive for May, 2008

Where do you fit?

May 27, 2008

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has developed a quiz to rank people on the tech-i-ness scale. How do you rate, on the scale of “off-the-network” to “tech omnivore”?

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Check out Google Apps

May 27, 2008

Google Apps is a collection of web-based tools that run in a web-browser, without requiring users to purchase or install software. There are communication tools (Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar), productivity tools (Google Docs, for text files, spreadsheets, and presentations), and a web development tool (Google Sites).

There are lots of potential uses for Google Apps in post-secondary education. Check out Educause‘s 7 Things You Should Know About Google Apps for more information and ideas.

new words

May 6, 2008

Did you know that the Oxford English Dictionary is always adding new words? While print updates take years and years to be published, the online version is updated quarterly. Since Red Deer College Library subscribes to the online version, you have desktop access to the most up-to-date definitions.

The most recent update occurred in March 2008. More information about the updates, inlcuding the alphabetical range of updated words, can be found on the OED site.