Saturday, November 19, 2005

Track Changes

I started using Track Changes on my revision assignment, and after a while, it just become very difficult to read my paper. All of the things I deleted were still there but crossed out in red, which made them extremely distracting. I found it hard to read through my paper and see how it flowed with all the crossed-out extraneous words and fragments sprinkled in between complete sentences.

I eventually turned Track Changes off, but when I turned it back on, I found that all the revisions I had made did not show in red anymore... So I was wondering if for the revision we turn in, we can just highlight the major things we changed and not bother with Track Changes? I am now halfway through revising and all the revisions I had made so far don't show up any more!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Cognitive Load Theory

For those of you who are curious, Wikipedia gives a decent summary of CLT.

If you want to get deeper into the subject, Dr. Graham Cooper from the University of New South Wales in Australia did some research into CLT and instructional design that fits in with many of our goals for the definition and description assignment.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Sources for Friday

When we turn in our sources on Friday, do we just need to bring the equivalent of a sources cited page? Or do we need printouts of internet articles and copies of any print texts that we are using?


It's not really a definition and description, but it seems loosely related to what we did in class today. Seems the folks over at anandtech got their hands on an XBox 360 and decided to tear it apart.

I might like my pens better if they played games in HD.

Monday, November 14, 2005


In today's library presentation, Linda mentioned a site that chronicles the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide. Another all-star in this genre is a site encouraging the preservation of the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. People have fallen for this one as well.

There are a number of hoaxe sites out there, and many of them are not easily recognized. Thinking critically about the information on a Web site is a constant requirement when doing research online.


For next class:

In the handbook read:
• Description
• Definition Method of Development

In the textbook read:
• Chapter 9

Finally, if you have not done so already, take a few minutes to fill out the Library Workshop evaluation form. Your feedback will help Linda refine the content that she includes in future presentations. I am sure that any feedback you can provide will be helpful.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Progress report e-mail

I don't remember what all needed to be included in the progress report e-mail. Would someone be able to remind me. Thanks