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Oh, Charlotte

“Charlotte,” a silly stock (?) image from the Illinois ethics test Continue reading

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Three errors

Three error messages (1 effective, 2 not so much) from WIU’s new security push Continue reading

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Studying transfer

With two other WIU faculty, I’m starting a research project targeting transfer of writing skills and knowledge, focusing on locally relevant populations. Continue reading

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New WIU website

An xkcd strip about university web sites provides an opportunity for me to consider Western’s redesign. The new WIU web site is much improved, but still needs work. In particular, adoption of conventions radically different from the norm raises questions about usability. Continue reading

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Four times four

CARLI goes to a four-week term for book borrowing. Yuck. Continue reading

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WIU web redesign draft

Mockup and commentary on the in-progress redesign of WIU’s webpage Continue reading

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WebCT safeassign

Starting to think about WebCT accessibility, or lack thereof, I discovered its “safeassign” plagiarism detection has come to WIU. Continue reading

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Sought

is the past of search, right? Or is that seek? Searched? Whatever. I’m happy to say I am on one fewer committee; my college hired a manager (read: geek) to take care of our electronic classrooms and build a student … Continue reading

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