Recorded Classes
240:140 Using Databases in Education
We NOW have Podcasts!!! You can follow the instructions below to subscribe to our class podcast. You can also stream the files directly through your browser or download them to your computer and then listen to them from your computer. You can also transfer them to your MP3 player and listen to them while you are driving, exercising or just lying around the house. =-)
  • Streaming the file - Click on the link and it should open directly in your browser (this hasn't been exhaustively tested so contact me if you have problems.)
  • Download them to your computer - Right-click (or Control-click on a Mac) and download the "Link Target" to your computer.
  • Subscribe to the podcast using iTunes or some other Podcast receiver software. If you are using iTunes as your "podcast catcher," you might be able to just drag the XML button over to the Podcasts folder in your iTunes library. If that doesn't work with iTunes, you might be able to just copy the link attached to the XML button and copy them into your "podcast catcher." The following instructions are written for iTunes. The process should be similar for other software:
    • Right click on this XML button .
    • One of the options will be "Copy Link" or "Copy Link Location."
    • Move to iTunes.
    • Select the Advanced option from the menu at the top of the page.
    • Select "Subscribe to Podcast . . ."
    • Paste the link into the URL box.
    • Click on the OK button and then wait for a couple of minutes for the "DB in Education" feed to appear in your iTunes collection.
Downloadable Files
9/1 Developing a Decision-Support System for Disasters

Access Unit B



Article Analysis: Data - Mining with a Mission

Access Unit C


9/15 Review Personal Database Assignment plans

Article Analysis: Data - Mining with a Mission #1

Article Analysis: Data - Mining with a Mission #2



Article Analysis: Data - Driven by Data (Due to technical difficulties, Andy's presentation was not recorded.) =-(

Article Analysis: When Perceptions Bump Into Data


9/29 Students Present their Personal Database Assignments

Explore Excel-based student data

Zeitz discusses Chapter 2



Review the Measures Intersection Activity
Sandra O'Brien's Presentation over Skype
Kathie Goetsch's Presentation over Skype
Midterm Review

10/13 Midterm - No Broadcast    

Review Expanded Personal DB Assignment
Review Chapter 3 - Getting Started with Data
Review School Data from Ch 4


Review Expanded Personal DB Assignment
Review DB Project
Discuss Chapter 4



Present Expanded Personal DB projects
Dr. John Henning presents proposal for the database project that the class will create
Project discussion (not included because battery died in wireless microphone.)


Yaumi presents his Expanded Personal Database
Review Chapter 6
Discuss the Henning Project. Review the DB suggestions and develop a strategy for completing the project.


Review the field trip to Cedar Rapids
Review The Henning Project and discuss how to assess and evaluate the final product and participation.
Review second half of Chapter 6.
Work on the Henning Project.

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Last updated: 1/23/06