This poster presents work by CMSETech Intern, Ahsa Shekar and her work on finding ways to make Jupyter More accessible.
Jupyter is an open-source programming environment that uses "literate programming" by combining documentation, coding and visualization into one file format. The Jupyter notebook format is also particularly well-suited for learning environments, where the instructional content (text, links, videos, etc.) can be combined with executable code and student output (graphs, charts, solutions, feedback) in a single, easy-to-use, file format. Unfortunately, Jupyter software is not fully accessible. This means individuals with impaired senses and abilities may not be able to interact with Jupyter effectively. MSU is leading an initiative working towards making Jupyter more accessible. In this project, I investigated the different accessibility issues with Jupyter and identified key problems that, if fixed, would provide an improved experience for the greatest number of our students. This project made progress in solving two key issues; 1) automatically identify and measuring color contrast across the entire graphical user interface and 2) identify structural edits to the source code that can be made to improve the overall readability for screen readers.
The challenges of developing research tools in active and responsive open source communities
This poster presents work by Professorial Assistance, Ty Buckly and Hattie Pimentel and their work on building an image annotation system inside of Jupyter.
Scientists often gather observations of the world using images and need efficient image annotating tools to extract data from these images. Project Insight seeks to …read more
Understanding Research Technology Support and Where it Fails
I was invited to give a talk to a newly formed IT Research Support group here on MSU campus. As the name suggests, the purpose of this group is to find the best ways to help researchers use technology to do their science.
This talk was a patchwork of many …read more
Virtual Reality Talk at the MSU Library
A few weeks ago I was asked by Terence O'Neill to give a talk to the VR/AR seminar group being held at the library. He wanted me to talk about our "Mobile beast" and show how we are using VR equipment in CMSE.
The VR equipment had a bug …read more
How do we know what we don't know we don't know?
Faculty at MSU conducted a workshop to brainstorm and discuss ways we can try and foresee how education will be changed by technology in an effort to get ahead of the changes and make sure our teaching goals and values stay intact.
My presentation was about the difficulty in predicting …read more
Emerging Technologies (FPGAs) @ 2018 ACI-REF VR
Today is the last day of the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency workshop here in Norman Ok. It was a great week with a lot of great people. I highly recommend the workshop for anyone in the area of Advanced Computing Instruction especially those do some Research and Education Facilitation in …read more
Deciding Which Technologies to Adopt, and When @ 2018 ACI-REF VR
I had fun leading a discussion on Deciding Which Technologies to Adopt, and When at the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency event in Norman Oklahoma. Since many of the participants were virtual I experimented with doing a Brainstorming exercise over zoom. We had local volunteers on typing in comments from our …read more
Teams of CI Professionals: Recruitment & Retention, Management, Team-building, and Motivation Panel @ 2018 ACI-REF VR
Thank you Aaron Bergstrom (U North Dakota) for facilitating the panel discussion on Teams of CI Professionals: Recruitment & Retention, Management, Team-building, and Motivation at the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency. My fellow panel members included:
- Jerry Perez, U Texas Dallas
- Derek Leydig, Pennsylvania State U
- Claire Mizumoto, U California San Diego …
Leading and Listening in Complex CI Conversations @ 2018 ACI-REF VR
I just got done trying out our latest CyberAmbassador Curriculum developed specifically for the 2018 ACI-REF Virtual residency.
We had some growing pains related to getting zoom breakout rooms working with a large group of people calling in. Some didn't have working mics, others work in a group room and …read more
Progress Update on the Development and Implementation of the Advanced CI-REF VR Program
Writing of this paper was truly a unique experience for me. The entire paper was written virtually over weekly video conference meetings and included the thirteen sited (maximum) authors and I …read more