Links for 7-18-2012

Here are the links of interest for this week – enjoy!

Evan’s guest post on ProfHacker!  – About this post, Evan says: A few years ago, I used podcasts in a few of my classes.  It turned out the technology was the least of my problems…

UVA and 11 Others Become Latest to Plan MOOCs – UVA was already involved in negotiations with Coursera when the Board fired the president for having a “pedestrian” attitude toward distance learning.  The pace of Coursera is mind-boggling.

20th Anniversary: Images on the Web – Some beginnings are just not that impressive… the first image on the web was posted only 20 years ago. The subject was an all-female parody group called “Les Horrible Cernettes,” appropriately enough from CERN. From obscure music to the “God Particle” in 20 years…

Five Key TED TalksThe New Yorker‘s list of five important TED Talks; the last one is particularly interesting, about the relationship between our education system and creativity.

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.