Before starting to edit and write for this blog over a year ago, I read a lot of blogs. I still do read a lot of blogs, but a larger number of them are written by academics than before, to keep myself in the loop of academic technology. For today’s post, I thought I’d share some of the ones that I like the best — enjoy!
The Chronicle’s Blog Network
A number of blogs by academics have been picked up by the Chronicle, and feed through their blog network.
- Casting Out Nines is written by a math professor from a state college in Michigan. He’s been doing some posts on his experiences flipping one of his classes that are definitely worth reading.
- Tenured Radical is a historian who writes posts on lots of different academic-related topics.
- Profhacker, of course, has a number of contributors, and has covered just about everything imaginable about technology and teaching. Looking through their vast archives can yield lots of great reads.
The Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (the organization Duke’s Cathy Davidson co-founded) has a number of blogs written by academics:
- Cathy Davidson’s own blog – you may have heard of her recent book, Now You See It, which has become a popular read for educators. If you liked her book, you will probably like her blog.
- There’s a ton of blogs on the HASTAC blogging network, so you can check out this list of recent posts if you’re browsing for some new blogs to read.
Other, Individual Blogs
These are a few blogs that I’ve found and enjoyed reading that are not (as far as I know) affiliated with any particular blog network.
- Yanis Varoufakis is an economist in the academy, as well as the economist hired by Valve, the video game company, to consult on the economics of their games.
- Historiann writes about gender, sexual politics, and American history.
- Clint LaLonde over at clintlalonde.net writes about education and technology.
- Environmental and Urban Economics is “thoughts on environmental and urban issues from an economics perspective.”
Do you have any academic blogs that you like to read? Please share in the comments!