Monthly Archives: November 2009

Word of the Week

Cyber Monday– the Monday immediately following Black Friday. It used to be the case that many people would do most of their online shopping for the holidays when they got back to work on Monday (during a time when more people would have faster internet connections at work than at home). The term was created read more »

What’s going on in ITD

It’s nearing the end of the semester and that means final projects! For those of you who are preparing to present in Elluminate, check out our Presenters tutorial here: Presenting in Elluminate We also have our new Elluminate Meeting room for you to meet with people to work on group projects. For more information on read more »

Word of the Week

API (Application Programming Interface).   An API is simply defined as an interface that allows software interaction.  It achieves this through defining the vocabulary and calling conventions necessary for the communication. Web APIs provide a basis for mash-up technology, utilized in many Web 2.0 applications.  To learn more about this term, see PC Magazine’s article read more »

Social Farming?

I kept hearing both in the real world and the virtual world about Farm Ville. It’s a game that you play through your facebook page that simulates a the life of a farmer. Growing fake crops takes place in real time (although much less than growing real food) so users have to keep logging back read more »