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Need IT Training this fall? Did you know…you can access thousands of instructional videos on a wide range of software, creative, technical, and business skills through the lynda.com online training library?
Duke students, faculty and staff can access the entire lynda.com online training library anytime, anywhere – 24/7 and 365 days a year through our lyndaCampus site license. For details and to connect, go to: http://training.oit.duke.edu/lynda/
What are you waiting for? Start learning now!
Corporate Education Group (CEG) is providing free informational programs that are available in both live and on-demand formats. Topics include project management, business analysis, management, leadership, and business process management. Go here for details: http://www.corpedgroup.com/resources/webinars.asp Duke partners with CEG through Duke Continuing Studies.
As 3D printing opens up new opportunities for product development, art and research, the Innovation Co-Lab is seeking student ideas for making use of this new technology in its next challenge. Read more on the Co-lab website.
Contributed by Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab
Blue Sky (bluesky.duke.edu) is a new online platform where you can discuss the things you care about at Duke. Whether it’s academics or technology, student life or extracurricular involvement, Blue Sky provides a space to think creatively and collaboratively.
The opportunity to participate is threefold: You can share your own innovative ideas; comment on those submitted by others; and connect to conversations hosted by administrators, peers, student leaders, and organizations. Recent topics include improving the independent housing model, producing meaningful engagement through social media, and envisioning the future of the Duke classroom.
Our model is simple: Share ideas. Earn points. Win prizes. Participants earn points for actions like referring friends, contributing ideas, providing feedback, and voting on the best submissions. Points can then be redeemed for gift cards, t-shirts, iPad mini tablets, and other rewards. With Blue Sky, we will build a better community, make meaningful conversations happen, and improve the way we live and work at Duke.
The Innovation Co-Lab has announced the winners of its latest “Innovation Stories” challenge, which asked students to identify and highlight innovations that are happening on campus. First place went to Eric Lam’s film “The Pratt Pouch,” which highlights a Duke laboratory that is building the next-generation medicine delivery system. Read more on the Co-Lab website and watch all the videos online.
Adding charts and graphs to a PowerPoint slideshow can help summarize a lot of information and make it easier for an audience to stay engaged with a presentation. PowerPoint is primarily a slideshow program, though, and it can be tricky either to use the built-in chart tool or to create charts in another program and pull them into PowerPoint. Think-cell, a Microsoft add-in that is freely available to members of the Duke community, provides an easy editor and a wider range of charts and features than those that come packaged in PowerPoint. This seminar will cover installation and use of the think-cell add-in for PowerPoint, demonstrating a few common and uncommon chart types that can be created quickly to spice up your presentations.
Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 2:30 – 3:30p.m.
Location: Room 217 Perkins
To register, go to: http://training.oit.duke.edu/reg/
Check out these opportunities to learn about Google Glass (a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display):
Come see your world through Google Glass
Location: Bay 7, American Tobacco Campus
What Google Glass Means for the Future of Photography
Speaker: Marc Levoy, Computer Science, Stanford University
Date: Monday, October 28
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: North 311, Duke (telecast from UNC)
More information: http://www.cs.duke.edu/events/?id=00000001687
Go online to view a new lynda.com tutorial called “Monday Productivity Pointers.” Here you’ll learn the latest tools that will help your work and life including how to run things more efficiently. Go here to connect: http://www.lynda.com/tutorial/114903?org=duke.edu