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Academic Technology Links for May 17, 2013

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The links this week include the first MOOC-based MS in computer science (brought to you by AT&T), libraries and pneumatic tubes, Wikispaces Classroom, and data visualization. Enjoy!

Using Images with WordPress


I realized the other day that I’ve been a contributor and the editor for this blog for over a year now, and I’ve learned a lot about writing for the Web in that time. Since I know that many faculty who end up having students do blogging assignments haven’t blogged regularly themselves, I thought I’d put together some of the things I’ve learned in my time blogging for this site. This post is about how to think through using images in WordPress sites and blogs.

Academic Technology Links for May 10, 2013

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The links this week include a map of English dialects, how to engage faculty with technology, and an application for converting text documents. Enjoy!

Automating Reading and Writing: Computerized Essay Grading


The past few weeks have seen a lot of discussion over computerized essay-grading. Some people admire its labor-saving potential (because who really likes grading a huge pile of student essays?) while the louder crowd argues that, among other things, a computer can’t read. I see this discussion as part of a broader trend that stretches back into the early days of the modern computer.

Academic Technology Links for May 3, 2013

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The links this week include more on the Google Art Project, Charlie Rose on MOOCs, illustrated Chinese characters, data visualization, and digital scholarship between biologists and humanities folks. Enjoy!

Academic Technology Links for April 26, 2013

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The links this week include “visualization,” the Digital Public Library of America, learning management systems, research organization tool Mendeley’s purchase by Elsevier, and Ira Glass on radio storytelling. Enjoy!

What I Learned from the Teaching & Technology Expo

Mane and Berni from IT at the welcome table at the Expo.

Last Friday I was able to attend the Teaching & Technology Expo, an event put on as an extension of the W&M E-Learning Community.  The Expo featured faculty and staff experts to help answer your questions about various educational technologies — everything from iPad presentations to blogging to flipping the classroom.  The Expo was well attended […]

Academic Technology Links for April 19, 2013

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The links this week include “spammy” academic conferences and journals, team-teaching digital humanities, a conference on crowdsourcing in the arts and humanities, and MOOC news from San Jose State University. Enjoy!

Come to the Teaching & Technology Expo!

Teaching & Technology Expo

If you’re in the Williamsburg area this week, come to the Teaching & Technology Expo on Friday, April 19th! The Expo, at 11:30-1:30 in Miller Hall 2025, will have faculty and staff who are experts in various teaching technologies available to answer questions and talk to you about their experiences. There will also be door prizes, including an iPad Mini!