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TECHNOLOGY AND DISTANCE EDUCATION NEWS
Dr. Susan Zucker, Director of Technology and Distance Education

The NCSTL website is being redesigned and will debut in May, 2009. That is the biggest news to report. This is being done to provide a more efficient search database interface, to better showcase new media elements, and to help our viewers find information more easily. We are very excited about the changes!

The www.ncstl.org Calendar provides a compilation of events, nationally and internationally, in forensic science, law, technology, and education. People regularly consult the NCSTL Calendar to learn of events. If you have an event you would like listed, please write to: watson@law.stetson.edu

It's Evident, NCSTL's quarterly e-newsletter, features articles on all things forensics. Guest writers are featured in the newsletter regularly along with staff submissions. It's Evident is very popular with our readers. Check out the latest issue of It's Evident and the archived issues, too.

NCSTL and Social Media: NCSTL now has a Facebook page - NCSTL Facebook as well as a presence on Twitter. NCSTL invites you to become a fan on Facebook and a follower on Twitter ...

During the first quarter of 2009 there were many additions to the site:
  • Ethics Workshop footage and materials in the Education & Training section
  • Educational Media links in the Education & Training Section showcase interesting interviews. See and listen
  • FDIAI (Florida Division of the International Association for Identification) newsletters from 1985 - 2002 which are located in Special Collections in the Education & Training section;
Presentations: Advisory Council member, Dr. Vahid Majidi, and I presented YouTube, Facebook, Chat Rooms, and Blogs: A Fertile Classroom for Illicit Activities at the American Academy of Forensic Science in Denver, CO in February. There were over 300 attendees present. This month, I will be in DC presenting Computer Forensics and the NCSTL at the Computer Forensics Show. Director of Outreach, Anjali Swienton, and I will run an exhibit at the show. In May, Director of Research, Diana Botluk, and I will be the luncheon speakers at the Capital Litigation Training in Tampa, FL on May 22. Many other presentations are scheduled this year.