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MERLOT II


    

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Information Technology Classics

by Cathy Swift
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Description:

This is a collection of the Information Technology winners from 2003 onward.

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1.

IP Addressing and Subnetting


Added 03/24/2011
This combined audio and Power Point presentation introduces students to binary math and how to decipher IP addresses. The highly adaptable site is divided in several modules, which takes the user through the steps of subnetting, from the easy to difficult levels of the process. College students who have some background in data communications and networking are the target student population for these learning materials, but the topic is organized so that students with no background can grasp the concept.
2.

Web Tutorials: XHTML, DHTML, ASP.NET, JavaScript


Added 03/24/2011
This site provides a set of extensive Web development tutorials on these 8 subjects: XHMTL/CSS, JavaScript/DHTML, ASP.NET1.1, ASP.NET2.0, ASP, PHP5, VB.NET, and XML. Each tutorial is composed of between 20 to 100 documents organized into appropriate subtopics. They might, in fact, be thought of as eight online textbooks. Interesting examples of code and their results are demonstrated. The student is further engaged by the presence of interactive elements sprinkled generously throughout the documents giving students an opportunity to see the results of code samples and to experiment with different property values. The ease of navigation, interactive elements, and linked references all provide advantages of this format as compared to a textbook covering the same material.
3.

Camtasia Tutorial


Added 03/24/2011
This learning material is a step-by-step tutorial for learning how to use Camtasia. The material is animated and the audio provides clear, easy instructions on how to use Camtasia. The Information Technology Editorial Board selected this site because of the ease of use, the ability to select certain portions of the tutorial and for the outstanding graphics provided.
4.

Linux Survival


Added 03/24/2011
This tutorial is a series of interactive and engaging modules on learning the basics of working in a Linux environment. The users have an option of either going through these modules in a Windows or Solaris OS or Linux. The modules are intended for a varied audience of Linux novice users(high school students, college students, or professionals). The website itself (including the non module components) is up to date and the author provides an option of signing up for a mailing list when new modules are added. It is helpful for the users to have a general knowledge of Windows, however, very basic familiarity is sufficient.
5.

Word 2010 Interactive Tutorial


Added 11/30/2012

Word 2010 is a software program for word processing in the new Microsoft 2010 Office Suite. Word allows you to easily create professional-looking documents using various themes, visual designs, formatting tools, sharing features and more.

6.

Zen and the art of Internet reading (and writing)


Added 04/26/2013

This is an extremely timely piece for the students and for Internet users in general. As the author states, “The Internet may be changing our brains, making it more difficult for us to concentrate and devote full attention to the task we're working on. But good writing requires careful, focused reading. You should strive to slow down and become a mindful reader.” This material teaches the users how to become truly educated and savvy about working with Internet materials-reading, writing, and critically thinking about using the Internet. On the site, there are over 50 topics about various contents. The materials are offered in several formats: a PowerPoint presentation with author's notes, Word transcript of the presentation, and the video with the author's audio. The material can be used to give a presentation in the classroom or online. All materials on the website include clear assignments and links to external resources, including the author's papers. There are a lot of labels (tags), linked up to different topics. The author's premise is that the Internet and other modern media tools change how we think. Therefore, it is even more important to become a critical consumer of the digital material and it takes a lot of work to become a truly mindful reader. The site itself is in a blog format; anyone can comment on it. Furthermore, there is an option to subscribe to the site updates by email or RSS.

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