Academic Technology Links for January 11, 2013

link_postFor the links this week, read about some ways to simplify your office hours, weaving stories and data at the Tapestry conference, a flipped classroom infographic, and a new online peer-review system for academic publishing. Enjoy!


Something to think about for the upcoming semester, and a follow-up to last week’s link about using online scheduling service YouCanBook.Me — an overview of some ways to use technology to help simplify your office hours.

Interested in “weaving stories and data?” You can do this at the Tapestry conference — as the website says, it’s “new event designed to advance interactive online storytelling with data. The attendees come from the fields of design, academia and journalism.”  Sounds like a good time!

An infographic based on survey data on flipped classrooms makes a case for flipping your class.

Online “open-access publisher of scholarly articles” Frontiers has an innovative and completely revamped peer-review system. If you’re interested, you might also like Profhacker’s interview with the president of Frontiers about this new peer-review system.

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.