Academic Technology Links for February 8, 2013

link_postThe links for this week feature the bill of rights for online learning, text application tools, and a challenge to rethink what we mean by “technology in the classroom.”  Enjoy!


The Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age has been making the rounds on blogs and online news sources, as has Cathy Davidson’s response to critical responses to it.

ProfHacker does a roundup of their posts on text applications and tools in “From the Archives: All About Text.”

A response to the Chronicle’s recent Wired Campus blog post about technology in the classroom that asks us to think about what we mean when we talk about “technology” in education.  An example the author brings up: should PowerPoint be considered “technology” or is it more of a part of the background of our environments at this point?

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.