|February 4, 2010 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/education/news/archive.shtml||Vol. 3, No. 2|
IES NEWS FLASH
Institute of Education Science (IES) Newsflash is an e-mail-based alert service designed to inform doctoral students, faculty, and researchers about new content posted to the IES website. You can also sign up to receive the News Flash email alerts which include information about workshops that focus on IES data sets, as well as other news updates. If you apply, get accepted, and attend an IES workshop, it will make an excellent professional development listing on your resume and provide innumerable networking opportunities!
These workshops are often held in Washington, D.C. For example, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, recently announced an advanced studies seminar on the use of two databases from NCES’ Crime and Safety Surveys program; these include the 2007–08 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) and 2007 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) databases. The SSOCS is designed to support research on a wide range of topics pertaining to school crime and safety from the perspective of school administrators; while the SCS/NCVS is designed to support such research from the perspective of students ages 12-18. Unfortunately, the deadline for applying for this training workshop was January 30th. However, additional opportunities will continue to be reported on the News Flash service.
MEDIA TABLE IN THE CLIC
WHICH PHONE IS BEST?
To help you figure it out, the UVa Tech Connect community has a fantastic opportunity for you.
Join us on February 23, 2010 in Newcomb Hall for the UVa Mobile Communications Fair, and get answers to the questions that matter to you. Whether you are planning to buy a new cell phone, hoping to learn about smartphone apps that can improve your life, or wanting to know more about potentially harmful aspects of mobile communications, this is the event for you.
Best of all, the event is free of charge! We’ll have vendors at the Fair to show off their newest creations, ITC staff on hand to get your smartphone working on the UVa network, and a full day of wonderful sessions and great refreshments.
Come join us! You don’t have to stay the whole day – just select the sessions and events that interest you. This promises to be an event filled with information and fun!
We are asking participants to register for the event so that we can plan accordingly. To register or find out more information, please visit http://itc.virginia.edu/techconnect/mobilefair/
"This event is also a great opportunity for educators to learn more about smartphones and what they can do to facilitate and support your professional life as an educator. You can also explore how this technology can be successfully integrated into the learning, teaching and research environment." --Kay Buchanan, Head Librarian-in-Residence, Curry School of Education
CURRY BOOK MART
This semester the Research Computing Lab (RCL) in the Brown Science and Engineering Library has a variety of RCL workshops for graduate students including "Best Practices for Creating Research Data" on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Brown Science and Engineering Library Electronic Classroom. This session will offer an introduction to databases, data file creation, data quality control and quality assurance. It will also discuss some of the important principles around metadata creation that provides description of your data, creates more access points, and more.
NEW BOOK by DR. DANIEL DUKE TITLE: Differentiating School Leadership: Facing the Challenges of Practice (table of contents)