Academic Technology Links for March 1, 2013

link_postThis week, the links include some posts from Open Culture, a new way to put your courses online, some MOOC links (as usual!), and a post about students disliking e-textbooks. Enjoy!


Open Culture has had several posts of interest in the past week or two: one on a professor who puts his lectures on Tolkien online, a syllabus that you can view online by the late writer and English professor David Foster Wallace, and a post about free tech classes online.

ProfHacker points out a new feature of Google Drive that you might be able to use to create a class website — the site publishing feature.

This weekly news post from Hack Education has a number of MOOC-related linked articles, and relates a story about a MOOC professor quitting, and the course going on despite him. The problems with his course seem to stem from disagreements between him and students, and his discomfort with students questioning how he approaches the course topic.

And, last, apparently students prefer to use print to digital textbooks —¬†(Gene Roche says that this certainly confirms his experiences with students and e-textbooks).

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.