Fall 2014 Tech Clinics Announced

Have you been working on CLE or multimedia projects this summer in preparation for fall courses? If you have, I am sure you have questions or even better, want to share some of the great work that you have done. Just in time for the Fall 2014 quarter, we are excited to announce dates for the upcoming Tech Clinics offered through the Learning Technologies Group and UCSF Library. You can register for a Clinic today on the Tech Clinics page. Continue reading

5 Great Things About Mavericks

mavericksThis post is part one of a two-part series on What’s New at the UCSF Tech Commons.

Mavericks has arrived at the UCSF Library! Stop by the Tech Commons (CL-240) on the second floor of the UCSF Library and try out Apple’s newest operating system, Mavericks. This is a great opportunity to try out the operating system before upgrading your work or personal computers (PS Mavericks* is free!).

*After a 14 year run, Apple operating systems are no longer named after big cats and are now named after locations in California.

Tech Commons staff have been testing Mavericks and discovering new features and applications that members of the UCSF community will be excited about. Members of the Tech Commons & Desktop Services (Benjamin Stever) and Learning Technologies Group (Dylan Romero) have collaborated to identify our top five new features with the biggest bang for their buck and listed them below (in no order of importance): Continue reading

Need a Cure? LTG Tech Clinics Announced!

tech_clinics_logo3The Learning Technologies Group is thrilled to announce the launch of Tech Clinics, which consists of two separate, all-day, collaborative learning events held on the first and fourth Friday of every month. All Clinics will take place in CL-245 Multimedia Multipurpose Room in the UCSF Library Tech Commons. Below is additional information and registration instructions for each Clinic. Continue reading

iBooks | The Honeymoon is Over

ipadMany of us have heard about the success of the iPad and competing tablets that seem to be coming to market everyday. Look around, more and more people are on their tablet devices while not on their iPhones or Androids. In fact, “17 million iPads were shipped in Q3 of 2012” (Apple). That is 44% more than the amount shipped in Q2! So what does this mean for education and for us here at the Convergence blog?

It means an active, engaged audience already exists and better yet, they are ready to learn! Continue reading