It has been a long semester, but for many/most people, the end is probably in sight, if not already upon us. (In my case, classes finished yesterday; exams start Monday.)
- Are senior colleagues the most technologically innovative?
- The focus of this post is pre-college (lots of talk of “kids”), but the point surely translates: “21st century educators don’t say ‘Hand it in,’ they say ‘publish it!‘”
- David Wiley takes a look at the sustainability of MIT’s Open CourseWare
- I think this post by Merlin Mann, about why he limits the # of people who get his full attention, may strike home for academics: “avatars are not, in that sense, people.”
- This article on Freenet, and other aggressively anonymous online resources, is a bit alarmist (“allows users complete anonymity as they share viruses, criminal contacts and child pornography”) but interesting for all that.
Also, feel free to vote for ProfHacker.com for the “Best Group Edublog 2009″ award!
This video about Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine makes my Victorianist side all warm-and-fuzzy:
Image by flickr user moria / CC licensed (Definitely click the link–the image isn’t what you think!)