Academic Technology Links for December 21, 2012

The links for this week feature world-changing software, a new MOOC platform, live-polling students, and an infographic on the history of education technology.  Enjoy!


Why Software is Eating, and Changing, the World — The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, has some cool online exhibits, as well as an interesting blog.  This post is about a new exhibit about the impact software has on the world.

Open University Is Now More Open — The UK has a new platform for MOOCs, called Futurelearn, and several UK Universities will be offering courses.

Live Polling of Your Students with Poll Everywhere — ProfHacker explains Poll Everywhere, which works like clickers, but doesn’t require separate devices — with Poll Everywhere, students can use mobile devices to answer questions during class.

A Quick Look At The History Of Education Technology — For those of you who like infographics and academic technology, this link is for you!

About Kim Mann

Kim Mann is the editor and a writer for the Academic Technology Blog. She earned her BA in English from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and her MA in American Studies from William & Mary in 2009, and her PhD in American Studies at the College in 2014. Her research is on technology, the interface, and the body in mid-twentieth century science fiction.