• New guide to Open Educational Resources

    OU Libraries has created a new guide to Open Educational Resources. This guide was designed to assist faculty and students in finding OERs for teaching and research.

  • Free Survey Tool Now Available

    Students, faculty and staff now have access to Qualtrics, a market leader among data collection and survey research survey platforms.

Information in Motion

In the real world, nothing teleports from one place to another. And that’s why it’s so important to animate every change on screen in a way that makes sense. - Matias Duarte, Vice President of Design, Android at Google Nowadays, animation is being integrated into the devices we are using more and more often. For example, iOS 7 from Apple ... Read More »

Keegan’s Favorite Productivity Apps

The following software represents my favorite productivity Apps on each of the listed operating systems over the last several months. It should be noted that some of the Apps are compatible on multiple platforms. Enjoy! PC Software Chrome OS Google Docs (Free) is a great office document suite that is fantastic for collaboration. For example, multiple individuals can edit the ... Read More »

Produce High Quality Instructional Videos on iPad

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One of the best functions of the iPad is producing instructional videos. But how do you start? First, you will need access to an iPad (excluding the 1st generation model). Second, you will need appropriate software (Apps) and equipment (microphone). Third, you will need a website where you can post your videos. Assuming you have access to an iPad, let’s ... Read More »

LMS Pilot – Why, When, & How

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As we travel across campus to engage faculty and students about the ongoing LMS pilot project, we’ve been routinely asked what is driving the project. It’s simple, actually: the OU Desire2Learn contract expires next summer. In the ever changing technology industry, a couple years can be an eternity, and so before we embark on another multi-year contract for something so ... Read More »

Resources for Researchers

University Libraries recently created a new tool for researchers on campus available at: http://researchers.libraries.ou.edu/.  The site is designed to support researchers throughout the research process and to help increase the researchers’ impact factors in their fields and beyond. Tools on the site include: OU Local: Quick access to local resources such as SHAREOK, data management tools, and OU offices that ... Read More »

Alternatives to Printing

In the Fall of 2013, OU students, faculty and staff printed almost 1.8 million sheets, or over 22 large trees worth of paper, in campus computer labs. With recent advances in technology, it is easier than ever to save paper (and trees!) through digital alternatives to printing. The “cloud” has made it especially easy to collaborate digitally, store and backup ... Read More »

LMS Pilot – Demo Online Access

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As you may know, OU is currently involved in a pilot to decide whether to keep OU Desire2Learn (learn.ou.edu) or replace it with Instructure’s Canvas.  The most important part of this pilot is gathering feedback from students and instructors so we can ensure that we select the system that best fits the needs of our campus. Currently, students, faculty and ... Read More »

Are you in the “Cloud”?

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Today’s post is written by one of our new writers in OU’s AFROTC office, Angela Carlington, and is a great, how-to follow-up to Introduction to Cloud-Based Productivity Tools for Education published earlier this week. If you’re looking for a way to collaborate more effectively, consider iCloud. Recently, we’ve been using iCloud in the Air Force ROTC office to share and collaborate ... Read More »

Student Panel on Academic Technology

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Today’s post is taken from a short interview with several OU students concerning technology in and out of the classroom. The student panel consists of Guy, a graduate student in the Master’s of Health Admin program, Ariel, a University College freshman, Rebekah, a senior Interior Design major, and Jawanza Bassue, a senior in the College of Engineering. What’s the best ... Read More »

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