Archive for 'In The Classroom'

Roambi for Data Visualization

Did you know that Stanford has site-licensed the data/business analytics and visualization tool Roambi and its publishing counterpart Roambi Flow? Join us next Wednesday, Nov 14 at 1pm, for a presentation on the software, mobile apps, and workflow used to create interactive mobile data visualizations using these technologies. ———– Tim Flood, formerly of Stanford and [...]

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iPad University: IT Lessons From College Pilot

“Instead of building a firewall and being like the Soup Nazi [from Seinfeld] so you can say, ‘No,’ you do it in a different way,” he said. “You normalize it by joining them, figuring out what they need, and educating them. Instead of being a geek in a basement creating access controls on a Cisco router, you participate.”

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iPads in the Classroom: Room for Improvement

Came across this interesting article discussing an Educause 2011 presentation from USF describing faculty impressions of using the iPad in the classroom.  Highlighted findings include: • VGA-out issues (resolved with the release of the iPad 2 in March 2011) • Lack of a USB port • Keyboard issues (i.e., size, difficulty) • Inability to play [...]

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App Review pages at Stanford Libraries and Med School

A team in Academic Computing Services in Meyer library has been together a nifty page on iOS App reviews.  Ranging from productivity, to connectivity, to media development, take a look at the page they’ve put up. http://acomp.stanford.edu/ios_app_reviews The Med School school here at Stanford has also published a page called MedApps, helping those in medicine [...]

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Stats of the Union: Community Health Status data for the iPad

From an unlikely place (GE Viz), a new iPad app has caught my attention today.  Using data from the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report, Stats of the Union presents an interactive exercise in exploring the demographic and health data.  The visualizations are pleasing though a bit hard to read at times.  Excellent example of how [...]

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Making the iPhone talk to Coursework

[Reposted from Claudia Engel's Hive Talkin' Post] I recently was asked about ‘scanning’ capabilities of the iPhone, which brought me to this – currently $0.99 – application, calledJotNot Pro. I was very impressed with this one. It launches the camera to take pictures of documents, steps the user through some adjustments, then processes the picture [...]

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