The 2016-2017 academic year is set to commence at Ohio University. I am excited and humbled to have reached another milestone. The SMART Lab is finally ready to launch and we are set to hold an inauguration ceremony on August 31st, 2016 at 1:00 pm in Scripps Hall. As its director, I was tasked with setting… Continue reading SMART Lab Inauguration
Whats with all the change on social networking sites that has been haunting us for months. Facebook, Twitter, Google + all seem to be on a fast track of rapid changes that often makes users uneasy. Vying for superiority in the age of tough competition sometimes makes companies lose sight. A problem at one place… Continue reading The social media roller coaster
Do you ever pay attention to comments at the bottom of news articles, YouTube videos or on status updates on social media sites? If yes, how important do you think they are? Do they make you think differently? These are some questions that can be interesting and worth looking into. Comments on news articles, videos, and photos can be informational,… Continue reading Importance of Comments
“I am thrilled to write a recommendation for Mr. Ryan who is a wonderful, hardworking, conscientious person”. Do you see anything wrong with this statement? If yes, then you are also one of those who are thinking of an important issue that I will be discussing in this post. We may have all requested a recommendation/reference letter… Continue reading A good recommendation letter?
This post has been lurking around in my mind for some time. The motivation to write this post emerges from an inner feeling about the importance of good choice of colors and design in just about everything–course projects, flyers, promotional material, cover of a book, web design and much more. In fact, as I think about it, I realize that I have been trying… Continue reading Natural Aesthetics
“Social what?…” Yes, this was the answer I received upon asking a small business owner about social media. Sometimes, sitting in front of computers and being intensively involved with social media may make us out of touch with reality. No doubt social media use has become pervasive, but are some being left out? In my opinion, most small business may fall in the following three categories: Those… Continue reading Social media benefits small businesses
Computer mediated communications (CMC) has significantly altered the interaction patterns as we text, voice chat, and video chat with others on a daily basis and even every few minutes. Tweets and status updates help us communicate to wide audiences like never before. Such proliferation of mass media has been at a global level where people from diverse cultures and languages have… Continue reading Preservation or extinction? The impact of CMC on a language
I remember hearing that choosing a good program to organize research material comes in handy. Cannot agree more; however, choosing a decent program did not seem easy (at least for me). Sometimes back, a former student asked me about the same issue – which program would be ideal for him? Maybe I do have an answer now but not… Continue reading The Organize Research Challenge
“Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare”. George Bernard Shaw Many do not realize the benefits that ensue from effective student writing and yes even blogging. Especially in technology related programs, where one is acquainted with a myriad of online tools of expression, writing online takes a center stage. Some may… Continue reading Why should students write?