Academic Technology Links for June 21, 2013


The links this week include two talks about technology, an upcoming conference in Richmond about higher ed and technology, and some tips for using an RSS feed.  Enjoy!

  • W&M recently hosted a Web session with Gardner Campbell, Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives in the Division of Learning Technologies as well as Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech.  His talk, “The Arts of Freedom in a Digital Age,” is available here as a saved Adobe Connect session. He’s an excellent speaker and also has a blog that you may want to check out, Gardner Writes.
  • Another online talk that I watched this week that I found thought-provoking was Ryan North’s TEDx talk at the University of Toronto about language and technology (and language as technology), called “A Time Traveller’s Primer.”
  • A conference about higher education and technology called edUi 2013 is happening in Richmond, Virginia, November 4-6.  Since it’s only an hour away from W&M, perhaps some of our local readers would be interested in attending. Highlights include, half-day workshops, lots of speakers, and historical landmarks and museums in Richmond, which is, might I add, quite beautiful that time of year.
  • With the impending end of Google Reader, many folks who are RSS feed users are looking to find a replacement.  Profhacker has a post about how to have RSS feeds sent to your email account, which is one solution. The post also has a collection of helpful links to other RSS-related resources.
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.