Tag Archives: digital course materials

Files files everywhere!

I’m a busy guy, and frightening as though it may seem, most of my professional (and personal) life is digitized. Sometimes I work on my laptop, on my home desktop, on the computer in my office, or even on my smart phone. Sometimes I work in a computer lab, or at the library. I have files stored on flash drives, external hard drives, network drives, and in my email account as file attachments. I have digital files floating around all over the place. Ahhhhhhh!

So, when I need to work on something, I always have to think ahead to make sure I have access to the files I need, at whatever location I’m going to be working from. If I’m not on top of things, I can end up wasting time. But I’m sure this problem is exclusive to me, because I’m special. Right? Riiiiight.

How can we easily and efficiently share files between multiple computers and maintain a high level of productivity, without creating duplicates and confusion?

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Are textbooks dying?

If you’ve been to a college bookstore lately, you know how expensive textbooks are, and you also know how much students love to drop $200 on a book they’ll use for 6 weeks! With e-textbooks becoming more common, and new technologies like the Kindle and iPad for easier reading of digital materials, traditional text books should be on their death bed, right?!

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