Writing Center and Eddy 300 Lab Fall 2011 Hours

Writing Center Hours
Fall 2011 Limited Hours – August 29th-September 2nd
Monday-Friday 10-1pm Eddy Hall 6

Regular Hours – Beginning Sunday, September 4th
Monday-Thursday 10-4pm Eddy Hall 6
Friday – 10-1pm Eddy Hall 6
Sunday – Thursday 6pm-8pm, Morgan Library

Visit the Writing Center Website.

Eddy 300 Lab Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 – 10
Friday: 7:30 – 6
Saturday: 11 – 5:30
Sunday: 11 – 7 (except Sunday August 28th)

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Results of Plagiarism Detection System Test 2010

Debora Weber-Wulff at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin recently published the English translation of her 2010 test of 26 plagiarism detection services. “Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff, professor for media and computing at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin has tested plagiarism detection systems in 2004, 2007, and 2008 and has published widely on the topic. In this fourth test series that was just completed at the end of 2010, 26 systems out of 47 available systems were closely examined. Particular focus was given to seeing how well the systems detect a known amount of plagiarism, and how they react when offered original material.”

“A test of 26 plagiarism detection systems has the top scorers detecting only 70% of the plagiarism for a grade of C-.”  See the results at http://plagiat.htw-berlin.de/software-en/2010-2/

CSU Computer Applications Training (CAT) for Spring 2010: Registration Now Open

Spring Session: January 2011 – March 2011. Registration for CAT classes is now available. Registration is set up as First Come/First Serve. These classes are free and open to faculty, staff and graduate students. The CAT Training Rooms are located in Morgan Library. The full list of courses for this session is:

Access 2010 Queries
Access 2010: Forms & Reports
Access 2010: Tables and Relationships
InDesign CS5 Intro
Make Your Point with PowerPoint 2010: Level 1
Photoshop CS5: Selection & Layer Tools
Improve Your Outlook: Get it on the Calendar
Improve Your Outlook: You’ve got mail
Power Up with Exchange Voice Mail & Outlook Tasks
RamCT: Communication Tools
RamCT: Creating and Managing Assessments
RamCT: Getting Started
RamCT: Gradebook
RamCT: Organizing, Adding and Presenting Content
Camtasia Studio: Create videos
Camtasia Studio: Create videos
Secure Meeting: share ideas with anyone, anywhere
Excel 2010: Level I Parts 1-2
Excel 2010: Level II
Acrobat 9: Create high-impact PDF communications
Dreamweaver CS5: Using Div Tags and CSS
Dreamweaver CS5: Creating/Editing Web Pages
Word 2010: Level I
Word 2010: Level II
Word 2010: Taming Long Documents

Purdue Writing Lab receives $1.5 million to create new interactive writing tool for high school students

From the article: “The two-year project, called H-OWL, is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project involves creating and testing an interactive extension of Purdue’s Online Writing Lab, which is an online resource that provides information on many aspects of writing, including grammar and mechanics, writer’s block, style guides, and punctuation. The site…received more than 180 million visits last year.”

” ‘The goal is to create an online tool to help high school juniors and seniors meet national writing requirements and to help them make the transition to college-level writing,’ said Linda Bergmann, director of the project and of Purdue’s Online Writing Lab. ‘By making the already popular OWL more interactive, we are creating a resource that students can use to help them write across all disciplines – from language arts to science. We want to incorporate new media and social networking features, as well as aspects of gaming, to engage this young audience and reach the next generation of learners. What we create could help others in education design additional learning tools.’ ”

Read the full article: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/outreach/2011/110110BergmannOWL.html