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Happy Holidays from the Center for Online Learning and Innovation!

Here’s some fun for your holiday: Try out a mobile app for iOS or Android, called “Paper Camera.”   Users can easily create a variety of images in different styles using their mobile device’s cameras.  To see how it works, take a look at this quick video demonstration.

In addition to having fun at holiday events, it has at least one practical use we can think of: generate attractive accent graphics for presentations, web pages and other digital media. Add a few pencil-sketch scenes of the campus to your web page. Or maybe a neon-outline version of a campus sign to your presentation slides.

Paper Camera is a reminder that you needn’t limit yourself to the camera app that came pre-installed on your mobile device. Different apps available for iOS and Android can do some pretty interesting things with your phone or tablet’s camera. You can find Paper Camera in your phone or tablet’s app store or by going to

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI