Student input needed!

The good folks at the Weigle Information Commons are collecting student perspectives on how technology is used at Penn for teaching and learning. Your ideas will help shape conversations at our annual Engaging Students Through Technology symposium on Friday, November 1. Please share your thoughts! The survey takes five minutes (or less!) to fill out, and responses […]

Catching up with iPads @ WIC

Did you know that the Weigle Information Commons has 34 iPads available for faculty to reserve for class projects? WIC staff have been busy collaborating with folks for the past two years on all kinds of cool projects. Here’s the update: What’s new? Caitlin Shanley has compiled a great update on the first year’s report […]

My Five: Data analysis tools from Anu Vedantham

Here are five tools I enjoy using with different kinds of data. Qualtrics – I began using Qualtrics in 2010 when collecting survey data for my dissertation. Survey Monkey and Google Forms didn’t have the features I needed. John MacDermott helped me get started with a Penn Qualtrics account. I appreciated the ability to send […]

Gadget Day is Friday, April 26

Take a study break this Friday and head over to WIC for Gadget Day. Each session is a perfect, 30-minute long, snack-sized bite of fun. From the WIC blog: “Caitlin Shanley will start the day with SlideShark, an app that controls your PowerPoint from your iPhone. Charles Washington from Penn GSE will show the Swivl, a clever way to […]

Links we like

New Facebook + OCR interviews ≠ bad news. Use this guide to figure out how to maintain a semblance of privacy on the social network.     (NYT) Or, use the PennApps hackathon-winning SimpleWash, formerly known as FaceWash!     (Hacker League) Google Drive, Penn+Box, Dropbox — how similar are these services? The Weigle Information Commons staff investigates.     (WIC) Get hip […]

Tools, Not Toys: Wednesday night workshops on academic apps

Time management, note-taking in class, research & project management, and annotation & note-taking from readings – there are most definitely apps for that, but which one are good, and how can you get the most out of them? Fear not, the Weigle Information Commons and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center (VPUL) is here to help. Every […]

New Tablets in the Library!

Thinking about getting one of the new tablets that have hit the market recently?  Maybe you’re not sure which one to ask for buy someone as a holiday gift? The folks in the Vitale Digital Media Lab in Van Pelt Library just got: iPad mini iPad 4 Nexus 7 Nexus 10 Microsoft Surface And you’re […]

Links we like

Have you checked out the awesome offerings in Coursera? You may know that Penn is a partner in this platform (known as a massive open course, or MOOC), providing free online classes (taught by Penn faculty members). Blackboard and Instructure (aka Canvas) are now trying to get in on the act, putting together MOOCs of […]

Penn Libraries blogs

While we’ve been blogging up a storm at Apps on Tap, so have our colleagues around the Libraries. We thought you might like to know what everyone else is up to. Without further ado… Datapoints. The Lippincott librarians are on fire, writing up great mini research guides like I Dream of Gini on income distribution […]

While you were out…

The Apps on Tap team: played with map apps, twice: here, here. turned text articles into MP3s. (link) played with anatomy apps, twice: here, here. found a great handwriting app for iPad. (link) fell in love with a Pubmed-indexed video journal of experiments. (link) got the skinny on EBSCO mobile. (link) caught up with our […]