Info Minutes

UMSI faculty present their research in one minute or less:

"Christian Sandvig: What is Facebook not showing you?"

Christian Sandvig, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and the Department of Communication Studies, says it's possible that you're not seeing everything that your friends are posting.


 

"Karen Markey: Effective web searching" (video)

Professor Karen Markey offers some quick tips for getting better search results.


"Colleen Van Lent: Designing web sites with accessibility in mind" (video)

Colleen Van Lent, a lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Information, notes that good website design is more than just stylish graphics and images. Just as important, it's about ensuring that pages are accessible to everyone.


"Sile O'Modhrain: Barriers to turning text into Braille" (video)

Sile O'Modhrain, an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, describes some barriers to turning electronic text and images into quickly readable Braille.


"Charles Severance: Knowing how the Internet works" (video)

Charles Severance, a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, talks about why it's important to know how the Internet works. It's more than just knowing what the Internet is; it's also having an understanding of its capabilities and limitations.


"Kristin Fontichiaro: Getting kids started with maker spaces" (video)

Clinical assistant professor Kristin Fontichiaro talks about three ways to interest children in maker spaces. 


"Kentaro Toyama: Situations in which technology is not the answer" (video)

Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information, talks about why technology is not always the answer for better learning.

 

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