Web 2.0 for Faculty & Staff--Chat, Chow, & Web2.0 Winter/Spring 2009

Exploring the Horizon--educational technologies in our future


The annually produced Horizon Reports from the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative introduce "six emerging technologies that are likely to enter mainstream use in learning focused organizations within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years."


Chad Kjorlein will present highlights from several past reports to see how accurate the predictions have been and which of the technologies are in place in our University. He will then unveil the predictions from newly released 2009 report.


Joe Dulak will be at the podium demonstrating some of these technologies (Skype and YouTube) with tips about how to use them in the educational setting.


How are you using these technologies? What do you see for the future? Come and join in the discussion.


January 28th | Noon to 1:00pm


Citation Management: Zotero and KnightCite


Knight Cite

KnightCite--Get help with your Works Cited List
MLA, APA, Chicago styles

"KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources. The service is provided free of charge by the college, and is available to members both within and outside of the Calvin community. There is no advertising on the site, and those who choose to register on the site will have the option of saving all of their citations and even multiple bibliographies to their account." Saved bibliographies can be alphabetized and then easily uploaded to a Word document from the site. the site provides a link to an excellent style manuel from Diana Hacker which provides specific citation information.



Citation management free ware that runs only on Firefox. Enables the serious researcher to collect, manage, and cite research sources. Features include:

  • Automatically captures citations
  • Remotely backs up and syncs your library
  • Stores PDFs, images, and web pages
  • Provides citation plug ins -- Cite from within Word and OpenOffice
  • Takes rich-text notes in any language
  • Provides wide variety of import/export options
  • Free, open source, and extensible
  • Enables collaboration with group libraries
  • Organizes with collections and tags
  • Accesses your library from anywhere
  • Automatically grabs metadata for PDFs
  • Uses thousands of bibliographic styles
  • Instantly searches your PDFs and notes
  • Provides advanced search and data mining tools
  • Interface in over 30 languages

See a Tegrity session about downloading Zotero

See a Tegrity session about Zotero

February 25th | Noon to 1:00 pm


Social Networking Tools: Passionately Engaging in Text


See what's all a"twitter" as we explore social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, & Twitter.


See the Tegrity recording of the event


See Jason Spartz's take on Ning, the site with the "activity page" that keeps track of activity across all of the sites that you are subscribed to.



March 18th | Noon to 1:00 pm


GEO Spatial Technology


During an expedition into geospatial technology we'll delve into a variety of applications from literature to science and every way point in between.


See the Tegrity recording of the event

April 22nd | Noon to 1:00 pm



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