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Dean Blumberg
Works at Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Attended Appalachian State University
Lives in Myrtle Beach, SC
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I'm kinda interested in next month's Incredible Hulk #1. Every time I try to read a Hulk comic I end up punishing myself with the most mindless (and boring, I should add) drivel. Yet, I keep clicking on previews for the new Jason Aaron run on the character. When will I learn?
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Plagiarism is at an all time high this semester. Any idea why that is?
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Fictional characters get "social" for my next assignment in ENG 102.

I tried to tweak it a bit to encourage more creative web presences without making such strict guidelines. What do you think? Feedback welcome.
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Prezi added templates! What you sacrifice in unoriginality you make up for in time saved. Nothing like waiting until the day before to create a presentation.

But seriously, the handful of templates are really clean designs, and Prezi's new method for inserting video, images, and stock charts and graphics couldn't be easier. Very impressed with the additions they've made this past year.
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That's awesome, Brian. I love Camtasia and find it very user friendly. Just enough features, but not so many that it is overwhelming. Do share anything that your faculty make that might be helpful for other teachers!
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Here's a quick video I made for teachers looking to use more technology in their courses. It's one of my two presentations on Higher Ed tech that I'm giving tomorrow.
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'Bout to start a presentation on using screencasts to supplement in-class instruction. I use Camtasia, but since the emphasis is on free and school resources, i decided to highlight the web-based Screenr and QuickTime Pro, which is what we have on campus.

I want the presentation to be as simple and basic as possible which is why i want minimal editors and freeware that requires no conversions from swf (ie Jing free).

Any recommendations that you think college faculty might find easy and fast enough to actually use?
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Me too, but too many faculty would be overwhelmed by it believe it or not. I went with Screenr. No editing capabilities, but it's web-based and goes to youtube or mp4 with a single click.
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Anyone know of any federal programs for student loan repayment for community college teachers? If I had decided to teach in one of the Horry County high schools, I'd be eligible for 5,000 to 17,500 in debt forgiveness. Any type of public service forgiveness program for us post-secondary folk?
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  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College
    Associate Professor, 2010 - present
  • Appalachian State University
    University Writing Center Graduate Assistant Director, 2009 - 2010
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I teach, but I am forever a student. I like comic books, politics, technology, sports and weird movies. My current interests are digital literacy and multimodal composition.
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  • Appalachian State University
    English / Rhetoric & Composition, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Vermont
    English, 2001 - 2004
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