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Disruptive Student Behavior: The Entitled Students - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Disruptive Student Behavior: The Entitled Students - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education | Scoop.it

What many of these types of comments aim to do is exert authority and induce fear. And sometimes the student is successful. Handling these students professionally and appropriately can be a challenge, but it can be more of a challenge if you are not protected by tenure.

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Screencasting Tools: ScreenFlow Releases Version 3

Screencasting Tools: ScreenFlow Releases Version 3 | Higher Education | Scoop.it

ScreenFlow the king of Mac screencasting tools, has just released a new version rich in new features and options.

 

Here the main ones: 

Freehand Callouts
Call out regions of the screen with a freehand paint brush or rectangle tool. Blur out sensitive data or create a highlighted box to call out content on screen.

 

Video Annotations
Draw circles, squares, lines and arrows over your video content. Add movement and transitions to your annotations.

 

Timeline Enhancements
Reorder, delete and resize the height of your tracks; group clips; insert gaps; select and remove gaps, and many more improvements make editing your screencast easy and intuitive.

 

Powerful Audio Quality Controls
New audio filters offer greater control of the quality of audio clips. Remove background noise and smooth volume levels for better sound quality. View audio waveforms and clipped audio peaks to see the effects of volume changes instantaneously.

 

Export Settings Improvements
New export settings include an iPad export preset and Publish to Vimeo option. Additionally, you can now create and save your own customized export settings.

 

OS X Lion-compatible features
Supports key new Lion capabilities such as Automatic Save, overlay scrollbars and full screen viewing. 

 

 

Find out more: http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm 


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YouTube's Radical Redesign Positions Google To Be Your New TV | Fast Company

YouTube's Radical Redesign Positions Google To Be Your New TV | Fast Company | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Google announced last month that it was going to source more professionally made content as well as flow more of its content into Channels--thematically linked sections of the site that would feel a little more like your standard cable TV box perhaps (sports channels, news channels, science...and so on). And it's emphasized on its new blog posting that this redesign is all about that notion. "We want to make it easier for you to find and keep tabs of what you want to watch," it suggests, and glancing down the dark-gray column on the left of the new page that certainly seems true: If you're in the mood for vid clips about music, sports, comedy, science, gaming, and a long list of other topics, they're now collected into an easy-to-access channel.

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Views: The Myth of College as a Fairy Tale - Inside Higher Ed

The idea that students live in a low-stress, light-work bubble, waiting to enter the "real world," is a lie, writes Justin D. Martin.
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