Academic Technology Links for 9-12-12

Approved LinksIt’s time again for our weekly academic technology links.  Enjoy!


Google has launched the Google Course Builder, the company’s foray into online education.  With the Course Builder, instructors can run their own online courses without having to go through an organization like Coursera.

“Udacity Statistics 101” — A statistics professor’s scathing review of the Intro to Statistics MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by Udacity.

How Google Builds Its Maps — and What It Means for the Future of Everything — how does Google make their maps?

The academic technology blog of Palomar College has an article about the best iPad apps for classroom and teaching tasks.  And while you’re at their blog, you might want to check out Browsers and Blackboard, an article about which Web browsers work best for using Blackboard.

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.