Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Supplementary material: evolution of a product from vision to ubiquity, using WiFi as an example

I supplement my Internet literacy class with weekly discussion items, usually based on some current event. In class we talk about the evolution of a product from vision to engineering prototype to limited-market product to ubiquitous product. This year is the 25th anniversary of WiFi, so I used it as an example. The PowerPoint presentation for the discussion has four annotated slides:







Monday, September 28, 2015

Supplementary material: study of MOOC benefits for career and education

I supplement my Internet literacy class with weekly discussion items, usually based on some current event. We cover applications and implications of online education and this week we talked about a survey that was just published on the payoffs of a Coursera MOOC for students seeking education or career advancement. The PowerPoint presentation for the discussion has five annotated slides:







Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Supplementary material: scientific collaboration and taxonomy versus search

I supplement my Internet literacy class with weekly discussion items, usually based on some current event. In class we stress uses of the Internet in support of collaboration, and this week I found an open database for collaboration among biologists, which I presented as an example. The PowerPoint presentation for the discussion has three annotated slides:



Saturday, September 19, 2015

Supplementary material: UCLA survey of first-time freshmen

I supplement my Internet literacy class with weekly discussion items, usually based on some current event. Last week, we discussed three questions from UCLA's national survey of first-time freshmen. The PowerPoint presentation for the discussion has three annotated slides:

Supplementary material: Ad blocking

I supplement my Internet literacy class with weekly discussion items, usually based on some current event. Last week, we discussed ad blocking. The PowerPoint presentation for the discussion has four annotated slides:






Friday, September 11, 2015

Supplementary material: Examples of Internet democracy applications

I supplement my Internet literacy class with weekly discussion items, usually based on some current event. Last week, we discussed Internet democracy. The PowerPoint presentation for the discussion has three annotated slides:

Crowd funding and Internet copyright activism:


Online petitions:


Write your Senators and Representative in Congress:


Download the presentation.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Open source

PowerPoint presentation

Skills: none
IT concepts: open source, copyright, license, the impact of open source software and content

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Demonstration: transparency and layers

I use this module to demonstrate transparency and layers.

I combine the five input images to create three compound images.

It also introduces the magic wand tool for selecting irregular regions of an image.

PowerPoint presentation

Skills:  selecting irregular shapes using the Magic Wand tool, work with layered images, create images with transparent regions
Concepts:  Image layers, transparency