This blog was created to give more information on the “how” and the “why” of technology, in Oregon State University’s Educational Activities Department.
You might ask “Why a blog about this?”
The main reason is that every year I have the pleasure of working with many new students face to face but occasionally, they might want a more detailed explanation of an issue we worked on or an “out of hours” source of information.
How and Why?
For “How?”, I hope to share more detailed information for those with an interest – I’ll do a few topics a week, many of which are scrawled across my whiteboard right now as I thought of dozens during the winter break but there is obviously a lot of room for your requests too. If you have a question about anything technology related in Ed. Acts, please do send it my way.
For “Why?”, I’d like to expand on some of the policies or reasons on campus for why certain things are done a certain way. Often it is based on best practices, network security or sometimes just plain, common sense but I can understand how frustrating it might be if you wanted something a certain way, it was done differently and no good reason was given as to why.
Hopefully we can address that too on this blog and the information will “stick” around for future users to see why it was implemented.
The picture at the top of the blog is a panoramic shot of Plymouth Sound, England, taken from Plymouth Hoe. I’d love to say I took this picture but it simply isn’t true and it was a public domain image from the web. It’s a lovely spot and if you ever get the chance to visit England, I heartily encourage you to head outside of the usual comfort zone of London and try going west a couple of hundred miles. The beaches, countryside and history in the area are very rich and the Westcountry would love to see you.