Links for 8-1-2012

Approved LinksSome links for this week of August 1, 2012 – Happy Reading!


“Let’s Stop Pretending” — This thought-provoking, contrarian, (mostly) e-learning-related blog post has more interesting links in it than you can shake a stick at.

University of Nevada, Reno, is the first academic institution to offer 3D printing services to students via the university library system. For more on the increased accessibility of 3D printing, see MakerBot, the first consumer-grade 3D printer.

“New Mac Trojan Installs Silently, No Password Required” — The myth of the virus-free Mac crumbles further.  New silent-install trojan affects Macs running 10.6 and 10.7.

How Enrollment-Based Budgeting Works Against Innovation — Mills Kelly describes the catch-22 of enrollment-based budgets and the consequences they can have in small departments.  He leaves readers with a question: what will happen with this budgeting model as administrators increasingly pursue online education?


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.