Teach like a dog: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Written by: Dr. Tracy Russo, Senior Design Consultant References: 5:51am     Manton Consolidated Schools will be closed due to the impending storm... My first thought (like many humans), an hour extra sleep!  I'll work from home rather than risk the 55 mile drive to work.6:45am     Gypsy, my dog, expressed different thoughts. "Mom, mom, time …

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Microsoft Check Accessibility Tool

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have a tool available to help identify and remediate accessibility issues. The tool is available at File > Info > Check for Issues > Check Accessibility. The Accessibility Checker will appear in the right-hand sidebar. When you highlight the error two things happen: Additional information about the error, warning, or …

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Writing for Online Courses – How is it Different?

You are the expert in your chosen area, and love to teach others. How do you share the knowledge with others to enable synthesis and use, or sharing with others? How do you do this in the online environment? Whether you’re transitioning a face-to-face course to an online course or creating a completely new online …

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Innovation Version 42.8

I’m biased, I’m not patient, and I live in an industry with an innovation and adoption cycle that has never been sustained for so long in human history.  The Innovation Adoption Lifecycle has been the mantra for technology my entire life.  The only problem with this is that as soon as the Early Majority is …

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This is What Innovation Looks Like

“Innovation” is a buzzword that some people love to hate.  As a technologist, I find the word relevant, but I struggle with the applied meaning.  The word shows up everywhere, most notable in vision and mission statements. It is Ferris’ vision to be “the preferred choice for students who seek specialized, innovative, career- and life-enhancing …

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Acrobat Accessibility Webinars

Creating PDF documents in a way that make them accessible is important to ensure all students are able to consume course content no matter their ability. Adobe has scheduled multiple webinars focusing on how to remediate PDF accessibility issues. Register for each of the events listed below on the Adobe Acrobat DC Upcoming Events site. …

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