HOW COOL IS THAT!
What if your computer could read aloud your paper so you could listen for sentence structure problems, catch typos, and spot awkward phrasing? What if your computer could read aloud PDF or HTML copies of journal articles? Try using the free Kurzweil 3000 software.
The Kurzweil 3000 software provides multi-sensory
access to virtually any text for any reader, but it can be especially helpful to individuals with learning difficulties, or those who are English Language Learners
who may find the pronunciation button and dictionary a bonus.
ACCESSING THE KURZWEIL 3000 SOFTWARE
Mac users can download the software from ITC Software Central or access it through the HIVE. PC users, at this time, can only access it through the HIVE. To access the HIVE you should use the Internet Explorer browser. If you are using the HIVE for the first time, read the start up guide for your computer operating system.
NEW DATA SET
The newly released 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) restricted-use data are now available for restricted-use license holders. This study followed a cohort of 2003-04 first-time beginning students in their first, third, and sixth year since entering college. Transcript data will be available in the fall of 2011 as a separate restricted-use file.
Restricted-use data files are intended for experienced researchers who cannot meet their complex analytical needs with the existing public data tools. In order to obtain restricted-use data files, you must have a restricted-use data license. For more information about how to obtain, or amend, a restricted-use data license, go to: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/licenses.asp.
This study's non-restricted use data are available via PowerStats and QuickStats.
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LEARN QUAL SOFTWARE
WHEN: Thursday Mar 17th, 2 -3 pm
LOCATION: The Curry Library Innovation Commons,
3rd floor Ruffner Hall
PRESENTATION BY: Stacy Penna from NVIVO
and hosted by Nancy Kechner, the CLIC's Computing Consultant
WHAT: Learn to use NVIVO qualitative software.
Version 9 enhances the collaboration of research teams
• Simultaneously work with Team Members
• Track Research Teams work in project
• Analyze more data
• Superior Security – control access to project
WHEN: Monday, March 28 from Noon-1pm
LOCATION: The Curry Library Innovation Commons, 3rd floor Ruffner Hall
PRESENTATION BY: Sherry Lake, UVa Library, Scientific Data Consultant
WHAT: Good data management is the foundation for good research. Today, more and more funding agencies and publishers are requiring researchers to share their data. Having a data management plan fulfills agency requirements and makes your data easier to share. Sherry will go over the data management plan template UVa has designed and discuss what this new requirement means for you. A question and answer segment will follow.
Representatives from Curry Centers and Labs are encouraged to attend.
Please register by March 18 to help us insure an adequate amount of refreshments,
HIGHER ED & TECHNOLOGY
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE strategic initiative, explores innovative technologies and practices that advance learning to integrate them into the higher education mainstream.
One of ELI's resources, the 7 Things You Should Know About... series, provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, how it works, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning.
To view any of the EDUCAUSE resources off-Grounds you will need a proxy account or a UVa Anywhere account set up on your computer.