February 8, 2013, 11:00 am
If you want to learn methods, techniques, or technologies that are outside your usual scholarly ambit, then you often have to learn them in small sections as you find time. That’s why I was glad to learn about R Twotorials.
R, according to the R Project’s website, “is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.” It’s a programming language useful for analyzing data and creating graphics, especially if you’re using statistical methods.* It’s also the language that Matthew Jockers suggests you learn if you’re interested in digital humanities.
R Twotorials is a set of some ninety screencasts, each two minutes long, that teach you how to use R. Created by
graduate student Anthony Damico, a statistical analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation, the screencasts are fast-paced and entertainingly bombastic. You can get a flavor for the screencasts and a sense of how…
February 20, 2012, 8:00 am
[This is a guest post by Lissa Pompos and Kevin Yee. Lissa is an undergraduate English Literature student and Research Assistant for the Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Florida. Kevin is an Assistant Director at the UCF Faculty Center. Follow Kevin on Twitter.--@jbj]
Nearly two years after its initial release, the iPad has become a technological staple in the world of higher education. Many posters have reviewed the potential academic uses of the device, but some of the iPad’s more educational possibilities have been overshadowed by its popularity for entertainment and personal uses. Still, some well-known applications such as Dropbox, Diigo, Instapaper, and WordPress lend themselves nicely to academic tasks.
One academic task the iPad lends itself towards is screencasting. After all, the iPad is portable, powerful, and…