IT Newsletter for teachers
April 2007
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Internet security & web content filtering service
by Colin Lai, Computer Service Centre, MPI
Introduction to the newest CSC service (April 13, 2007) for Internet security enhancement and Web content filtering.

SPAM Mail Statistics from Dec 1, 2006 till Mar. 31, 2007
by Voyage Io, Computer Service Centre, MPI
The MPI Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Service has been launched since 2006/12/1 to reduce the number of spam messages received in MPI email accounts. In the last four months, the anti-spam service has successfully identified 1,494,713 (87.38%) spam messages and blocked 8,466 (0.49%) virus infected messages.

An online survey about the MPI Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Service has been sent to all users in order to receive their comments and feedback for the continuous improvement of our services.

For information about the MPI Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Service, please refer to CSC webpage at

SPAM Mail Data (Dec. 06 - Mar. 31)
No. of
Incoming Mails
Spam Mail
Suspected Spam Mail
(Quarantine Report)
Spam Mail
Virus Infected Mail
Dec - 06
Jan - 07
Feb - 07
Mar - 07
4 Months

Teaching with IT

Open Training Platform
"The objective behind this platform is to empower trainers or/and trainees with free resources, offer them a structured collaborative space to share their training but also to promote and value the “open” training materials, which are freely and openly accessible for trainers and self-learners to use and re-use for non commercial purposes such as teaching, learning and research." Covered fields include, among others: computer science and information management, culture, education, health and sanitation, languages, management, media and communication and social problems.

Wikipedia Co-founder Seeks to Start Over
Get to know the new project of Larry Sanger, Citizendium launched on March 25, 2007. Sanger participated in a Symposium of the Macau Ricci Institute in 2005, where he presented "The Future of Free Information" (full article available in the Digital Universe Journal as a PDF file).

Launched on March 2007, TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional videos. Anyone can access videos on TeacherTube. "We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill."

Computer and Information Technology Interactive Digital Education Library (CITIDEL) Repository
Department of Computing Sciences at Villanova University, Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech University.
A digital library of reviewed resources for teaching computer science.

Learning with IT

Video Lectures
Video Lectures provides "free video lectures from the world's leading and prominent scientists." The site is searchable by key words and also displays a browsable listing of the most popular and latest lectures.

SuTree is a searchable "index & library of free video/audio lessons, tutorials, lectures & how-to's". The lessons are organised into a wide directory of categories such as Business, College & University, Computers, Electronics, Health, Languages, etc. The College & University category includes Biology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, Computers, Economics & Business, Humanities, Law, Math, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences & Education and Statistics.

IT Usage Tips

Using Windows Magnifier
by Jack Tang, Computer Service Centre, MPI
Windows magnifier is an utility enabling users with visual impairments to enlarge the view of applications that do not provide any zoom function.

The Fastest Way to Find High-Quality Freebies on the Web
Bitt Box
You can adapt this freebie search tip to your specific search: images, software etc.


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