October 2009 Archives

Edward Tufte - Data Visualization

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Below you will find some of the takeaways from the full day seminar with Edward Tufte on data visualization. Brilliant! Everyone should see him at one point or another!

• Information is separated by modes of production (e-mail, document, photo)
• Annotate everything - act of explaining
• Bring real things into your talk
• 1 +1 =3 , we make one mark then another and the third is the activation of space between the two
• Attendees can read faster than you can present

MELP Faculty Meeting

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Last Friday, October 2nd, I had the opportunity to meet with the instructors in the Minnesota English Language Program. During the hour session I showed them the ESL RQS page, and they showed interest in creating a MELP specific RQS page.

Lastly, we generated some thoughts and discussion on various topics that the instructors have difficulty with, or where they could see the Libraries supplementing their coursework. A few of the ideas included:


  • image resources

  • citations

  • popular vs. scholarly

  • resources for pro/con papers

  • synching audio to PowerPoint

  • RefWorks

  • teaching tools and more!

I look forward to working with MELP over the 2009-2010 year!