Prof. Hacker almost couldn’t exist without Twitter. George (@GeorgeOnline) and Jason (@jbj) cooked up the idea over a few direct messages (and then a Google Doc–not everything is Tweetable), and Brian (@briancroxall), Julie (@jcmeloni), and Ethan (@captainprimate) are all in one another’s networks. So you should definitely follow @profhacker, right?
Here are five links from the Twitter account this week that you might’ve missed:
- A call for proposals from the ACLS for Digital Innovation fellowships (via @JenServenti): “This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. . . . Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $60,000 towards an academic year’s leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000.”
- The ReadWriteWeb takes a look at Google’s new “social gadgets” for iGoogle: “These social gadgets turn iGoogle into a far more interactive and social experience, as users can now play casual games with other iGoogle users and share videos and to-do lists right from the iGoogle homepage.”
- How college students can adapt the Getting Things Done system, at Lifehacker (via @ericblue): “Most of your college work is not a project. It’s just a single-action: read the textbook, do the problems, busy work—that kind of thing. But there are at least two major things that are “projects” with more than one action: papers and… projects.”
- A new collaboration between JSTOR and the U of California Press (via @stoton): “It aims to provide a more cost-effective way for libraries and end users to have “seamless access” to all current content from the scholarly journals published by the California press, including those from scholarly associations.”
- Free public domain audiobooks from LibriVox.