Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Fri ... 5/1 . Preparing to Teach ...
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Sat ... 5/2 . EDGE - Day 1 ...
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Sat ... 5/9 . EDGE - Day 2 ...
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Wed ... 5/13 . Canvas Basics ...
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Thur ... 5/14 . Canvas Advanced ...
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Open Labs with Linda Lawson are held in the Computer Commons E152 every Thursday 3-5pm.

          

The Problem With Political Correctness

by BJ Gallagher, Huffington Post, 4/27/13

Mom was wrong when she taught me, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." Names do hurt -- names can shame, ridicule, and humiliate. Some pertain to race or gender; others refer to weight, facial features, or a particular part of one's anatomy. Names that refer to social class or what part of the country you're rom can be hurtful, as can names that involve age, religion
or physical ability. Even slang names for certain occupations can be hurtful. Certainly, no one likes to be called a name that is disrespectful, unkind, or downright mean.

But there is another category of name-calling that is also hurtful and destructive: names such as "racist," "sexist," "homophobe," "anti-Semite," "bigot," and the like. Yet many throw these labels around at the drop of a hat, without understanding what the labels actually mean -- not to mention the damage done by accusing someone of racism, sexism, etc. The accusation alone -- even without merit -- can be enough to besmirch a reputation, kill a career, and/or be used to invalidate a lifetime of good work.

Let's consider the definition . . . Read more
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Slavoj Žižek: Political Correctness is a More Dangerous Form of Totalitarianism

Tech Tips

Are you switching or upgrading your computer? You might loose your web browser's bookmarks. Here are the links to show how to backup and reload your bookmarks.

Safari (Mac):  Export and Importing Bookmarks (This also works for Safari 8)
Firefox:  Manually Backing up and Restoring Bookmarks
Google Chrome:  Importing or Exporting Bookmarks
Internet Explorer:  Importing and Exporting Favorites Folder


Canvas Corner

There is a change in the process for privacy/security review of contracts. This includes any LTI, (Learning Tools Interoperability), which is basically an external app function installed in Canvas. This includes most of the textbook publisher's products, Cengage Now, MindTap, SAM, MyLabs, MathAS, and many more. This will apply to any LTI, that needs "Public" access to which an outside entity will or may have access and exposure to MCCCD's data and information. It is important that if you use one of these products, a contract is in place. We have already completed many of the contracts so we are on our way. Please contact Linda Lawson to verify the product you are using has been vetted.