Author: Erika

  • Building on Documentation – A Place for Beginners

    After about 5 years of being involved at least tertiarily with PlymouthCreate (and full ownership over the system for a bit longer than that), I was asked to develop more user support on the newbie side of I things for PlymouthCreate. I decided it was time to build a series of articles using Documentor specifically […]

  • Academic Technology Amidst Covid-19

    This week (it’s only Wednesday, correct?) has been a whirlwind. We are still at work assisting in keeping operations smooth for our campus both online and in our library where we work. We invited faculty to campus on Monday and Tuesday to review some of our most important remote learning tools – Moodle (our LMS), […]

  • Creating Digital Citizens: The Static and Evolving Web

    As some of you may know, I work with DoOO (Domain of One’s Own) here at Plymouth State. I’ve recently been doing an inventory and looking through every DoOO site to find the gem sites hidden amongst over 1,000 accounts. What I’ve seen is interesting. Some of the sites set up on our platform were […]

  • Ultimaker S5: A Review

    Now I may not be the most savvy when it comes to dual extrusion, as this is my first ever dual extrusion printer! I’ve found the S5 to be interesting, challenging and fun all at the same time. The interesting parts: a touch screen in the front allows for visual model previews, when you are […]

  • Creating a Book Cover Page in Pressbooks

    If you login to your Pressbooks account, you may notice on the Book Info page, if you scroll down you’ll see “Cover Image” and some details. Cover Image should be 1:1.5 aspect ratio. Recommended dimensions are 2500px × 3750px, maximum size is 2MB. You may be asking yourself, well how do I make a cover […]

  • Vintage Visualization

      For images that now live in the public domain, there are more and more digital repositories where you can find amazing – let me say this again amazing illustrations and more to help inspire your creative side and or support your research in a visual way. Some of the items out there aren’t in […]

  • Plugins and Image Resources within WordPress for Students

    I’m going to today go over and recommend some best of plugins for WordPress and updated photo resources. One of the things students ask all the time is – how and where do you find images? We support Domain of One’s Own here at Plymouth State University, and as a long-time user of WordPress I […]

  • 3D Scan Yourself

    One of the big projects I’ve been working on is assisting with a course with our Arts & Technologies cluster called 3D Foundations.  3D scanning using photogrammetry is a part of the curriculum in this course and students in this class are tasked with making their models and manipulating them in some way. In order to […]

  • PiCademy and Learning to Fail

    This summer I had the opportunity to train with the Raspberry Pi Foundation at PiCademy a face-to-face way for educators to learn both about Raspberry Pis and a crash-course in programming. What I loved about the program was an acronym they provided in the midst of our learning. That acronym was extremely valuable throughout my process […]

  • Listening to Learn – Higher Education, Learning and Making Us Robot Proof

    I’ve been listening to a few interesting discussions this week on learning, higher education and the future. The first interview I listened to was on a podcast/YouTube channel known as the Rubin Report (as a sidenote Mr. Rubin has libertarian learnings and identifies as a classical liberal, which influences his guests and interview style, however […]