Once again I have found myself Twittering a lot of links in the course of the week. Here, in hopes you will find one or more of them interesting and or useful, is the most recent collection. If you want to see these in a more timely fashion I invite you to follow me at http://twitter.com/alfredtwo.
Before I start though let me remind people that there has been a lot of conversation on two of my blog posts from last week. I would seriously welcome more comments on both. And if you have a blog and could link to one/both of them to seed more people my way I would really appreciate it. Or Twitter about them – lots of new traffic coming to my main blog from Twitter lately. They are:
- Programming Languages Side By Side – discussion of a text covering multiple programming languages.
- When Should Professional Development Be Offered? – about understanding how/when to schedule professional development
From @NCWIT @ghc and @anitaborg_org I found out about an African-American Women in Computing Science (AAWCS) scholarship program.
A lot of people were talking about this Wired Campus article from Chronicle.com Professor Encourages Students to Pass Notes During Class -- via Twitter Would you do things this way in your classroom? How about in a business lecture/meeting?
Microsoft Learning has released 2 courses for Windows 7 early adopters. Perhaps something for school IT people who have to think about when (or if but I hope when) to upgrade to Windows 7.
- First Look: Windows 7 Beta for IT Professionals
- First Look: Windows 7 Beta for IT Professionals Hands-on Lab
From @alexbarnett and @dhinchcliffe I found a link to something called The Programmer Competency Matrix It looks really interesting and gives one something to think about in terms of where students are compared to where, perhaps, they need to be some day.
An interesting video from ZDnet (found on TechRepublic) about deciding on the proper IT Tech support to user ratios. The video talks about a ratio of between 60 and 120 users to 1 tech support person in business. Most schools seem to be more like several hundred to 1 How about yours? Perhaps this is a video to show you school board while they do budget planning? :-)