Minding the "Digital Gap": Digitizing Ceramic Analysis Methods in Low-Power Computing Communities

March 23, 2018, 12:30pm
This project outlines ongoing efforts to “digitize” archaeological ceramic analysis methods used by the Taraco Archaeological Project in Chiripa, Bolivia. Chiripa is located on the southern shoreline of Lake Titicaca, home to a vibrant indigenous community, and the site of some of the oldest ceremonial and agricultural settlements in the southern Andes. Archaeological work has been conducted in Chiripa since the turn of the century, and ceramic analysts have pioneered now standard techniques for mineralogical and micro-attributional analysis using materials from these and continued excavations. The TAP project has a long history of disseminating analysis techniques to colleagues in South America, and has focused on hand-lens or low magnification work. The main goal of this project has been to introduce new digital visualization technologies, while highlighting the benefits and need for low-computing solutions to archaeological study and preserving a focus on easily reproducible and interactive paper based final products. These include educational printouts and pamphlets provided to community partners, but can also include new forms of paper publication made possibly by digital methods. Such digitized methods include 3-dimensional illustration, simple and accurate volumetric analysis, and the study of surface topography, all using variants of photogrammetry and manipulation of 3D models. Kathleen Huggins is a graduate student at UC Berkeley, in the department of Anthropology, with an emphasis on archaeology. She studies the pre-contact Andes, particularly the development of craft and arts traditions. Huggins has a background in technical illustration, and is interested in the long-term preservation of traditional art methods.
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Publish Digital Books and Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

February 20, 2018, 1:00pm
If you’re looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You’ll leave the workshop with a project already under way!
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Is Your Web Content Accessible?

August 10, 2017, 10:00am

Open to: Faculty and Staff


Learn to perform automated accessibility testing on your website, for your bCourses site, or for your online course. This workshop focuses on authoring tips and best practices.

NOTE: Please bring your laptop so you can get started on assessing your site.

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Course Content Accessibility: An Overview of Best Practices

July 27, 2017, 10:00am

Open to: Faculty and Staff


This workshop is the first in a series on creating accessible online content and download files. Opportunities are provided for hands-on participation resulting in the creation of accessible content in the following platforms: bCourses, edX, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.

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Photos and Resources from the Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 24, 2017

We had a great turnout for our first-ever AIS-palooza on April 18, 2017! Thank you to everyone who came, as well as to all of our wonderful presenters.

For those of you who couldn't make it to the event, check out the photos below to see what you missed. You can also view the program guide and download some of the handouts and slides from our presenters.

February 8 App-y Hour

February 13, 2017

In case you missed it...

More than three dozen Berkeley faculty and staff turned out on a rainy Wednesday afternoon for our second App-y Hour.  Volunteers from Chemistry, MCB, Education, Public Health, Berkeley Law, the Library, Center for Teaching and Learning, ETS, Digital Humanities, and Research IT gave 60-second presentations on an interesting assignment or tool that supports collaboration and/or engagement.

Check out the presenter slides below:

Accessible Course Content Meeting

August 22, 2016, 2:00pm

Open to: Staff

Description: A meeting with partners regarding Accessible Course Content.

Registration is not required.

[WEBINAR] Are You at Risk? Identifying Web Accessibility Gaps at Your Organization

June 29, 2016, 11:00am

Open to: Anyone from the campus community who is interested in and/or works on web accessibility is invited to the viewing of this webinar.

Description (from the webinar presenters, 3Play Media):

With recent lawsuits, updates to legal standards, and an increasing number of DOJ & OCR inquiries for inaccessible IT, web accessibility is on a lot of organizations' minds. But how can you tell whether or not your website, web application, or native app is meeting accessibility requirements?

Registration is not required.

[WEBINAR] ELI COURSE: Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (Part 2 of 3)

June 15, 2016, 10:00am

Open to:
 Anyone from the campus community is invited to join us to take this 3-part ELI Course.


Registration is not required.

[WEBINAR] ELI COURSE: Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (Part 3 of 3)

June 22, 2016, 10:00am

Open to: Anyone from the campus community is invited to join us to take this 3-part ELI Course.


Registration is not required.