Welcome LBCC Colleagues!
This page provides resources and tools to assist you with your instructional technology related needs. You may find answers here to anything from e-mail questions to methods of integrating technology into your curriculum.
Please visit us in the Faculty Resource Centers
Instructional Technology Support HelpDesk:
• PEOPLESOFT: ATTENDANCE ROSTERS and REPORTS:
• FLEX Day 2009 Archives (October 28, 2009)
Tutorials: Access these documents to find out more about important issues you might need help with. Suggest new topics by e-mailing C.C. Sadler (email@example.com)
Easy Image Editing
All About Internet Browsers: Protect Your Privacy (pdf)
All About File Formats and File Types: find out about frequently used file extensions and file types.
ITDC Accessibility Guidelines
ITDC Copyright Guidelines
Making Instructional Materials Accessible:
From CSULB, this covers basic tips on how to create accessible files for Microsoft Word, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat.
Distance Learning Resources and Tools has a wealth of information about common tasks you and your students might need to know about. This includes step-by-step instructions for technical tasks you will frequently use. Below are Tech HowTos specifically for faculty.
How to Scan Images using Photoshop at the Faculty Resource Centers (Word) (Web)
How to scan text (OCR) at the Faculty Resource Centers (Word): coming soon!
How to narrate PowerPoint presentations for Impatica: coming soon!
Audacity: Free audio editing tool: Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
Software Support and Tech Tips: Go to the Distance Learning HelpDesk site and click on Tools Support. This area contains links to helpful tips about software programs you might be using, especially Microsoft Office.
Faculty and Staff Deals on Software: Order Microsoft and Adobe software through the Foundation for California Community Colleges
Glossary of Frequently Used Computer Terms and Acronyms
The new Faculty Resource Center at PCC: A Visual Tour: coming soon!
E-training: All e-training is now available through the LBCC e-learning zone: make sure you get a log in and password!
Current Instructional Technology News and Organizations:
Walt Mossberg: All Things Digital. Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal.
MacWorld: Current news about Macintosh computers.
CNET News: http://news.cnet.com/
Zotero: the Next Generation Research Tool. Zotero is a new Firefox plug-in that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.
Educational Technology Organizations:
CCC Confer: CCC Confer was designed to allow communication and collaboration, using the latest Web conferencing technology, for all staff, faculty and administrators in the California Community Colleges system.
@ONE: "Training that enhances your effectivemess and inspires your service." Sign up for @ONE E-News and Desktop Seminars.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources: Use of open textbooks can lower educational costs for students. Become involved with the open educational resources (OER) movement so that doors to higher education stay open to all.
California Educational Technology Collaborative (CETC) offers an array of technology services, tools and resources. Most are free to administrators, faculty and staff of the California Community Colleges (CCC).
League for Innovation:
Higher Education and Community Colleges
Community College Research Center: conducts research on the major issues affecting community colleges.
Perceptions of Higher Education by Californians
On November 11th, 2009, the Public Policy Institute of California released the results of a new public opinion survey on Californians perspective on Higher Education in the state. The full report can be found at: http://www.scottlay.com/docs/ppic-112009.pdf
California's Forgotten Middle Skill Jobs: October 2009 report by Washington DC-based Workforce Alliance.
Articles about Technology Trends and Instructional Technology
Rumors about the new Apple Tablet:
Educational Use? (Sept 2009)
All-in-One Device? (Nov 2009)
E-Book Readers: The New Barnes and Noble Nook
E-Readers: The Plastic Logic QUE
Riding the New Digital Waves of the Technological Hurricane
Google Announces Plan to put Historical Newspapers Online:
Google Launches Open Source Chrome OS
RSS Feeds: RSS, "Really Simple Syndication" is format used publish frequently updated headlines—such as blog entries, news, audio, and video—in a standardized format. Copy and paste the links below to subscribe to the feeds.
Chronicle of Higher Education
NY Times Education News
Please visit the ITDC Workshop site for information about our product-oriented instructional technology workshops on a variety of subjects.
Weekly Workshop News
ITDC Workshop Schedule
E-Course Development (pdf)
Instructional Presentations with PowerPoint 2008 for Mac (pdf)
Instructional Presentations with PowerPoint 2007 for the PC (pdf)
Online presentations that usually last about an hour, this list of Webinars cover integrating technology into your courses, helpful hints on software programs you might use in the classroom, or how to create accessible content for students with disabilities. These presentations are often available for viewing in the Faculty Resource Centers, or you can view them on any computer. Find out more by clicking on the link above.
Your feedback is important to us. If you would like us to include additional features on this page, or if you have any thought you would like to share with us, please send your comments to C.C. Sadler at firstname.lastname@example.org