Academic Technology Links for November 9, 2012

Here are the links for this week — as you may have noticed, we’ll be having the links posts on Fridays instead of Wednesdays — enjoy!


“Giving Digital Preservation a Backbone” — An argument that higher ed should be responsible for digital preservation projects, as opposed to for-profit tech companies like Google.

Tim Ferriss, the author of the 4-Hour Workweek, has a new book out called the 4-Hour Chef. ¬†Although it’s about cooking, this post (with a short video) points out that it’s really about learning how to learn.

This article from Inside Higher Ed covers the way that Antioch university plans to offer MOOCs run by Coursera for college credit.  So, for those of you wondering how a institution might go about doing this, or how MOOC start-ups plan on making money, this post 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.