Kno E-Reader Tablets To Start at $599 →
Kno Inc. said Monday night that it is now accepting preorders for its first generation single- and dual-screen electronic textbook readers. The tablets will initially run $599 for the single-screen model and $899 for the dual-screen model and are expected to be delivered, at least to some customers, by the end of the year. The Kno tablets are purpose-built for education. They incorporate a...
Social Networking: The Essential Balancing Act in... →
In a recent THE Journal article by David Nagel entitled “Principals Voice Enthusiasm for Social Networking Though Concerns Remain,” principals indicated that social networking tools are not known for “appropriate” communications that fit in a school environment. As a technology leader in the largest school district in Georgia, I agree. However, since the pressure to...
Archiving Twitter on Your Own Server →
Most recently, Brian took a comprehensive look at backing up your social network, primarily Twitter and Facebook. ProfHacker will have a future post looking at Facebook’s new built-in export/backup feature, but today, I want to look more closely at backing up your Twitter account. More specifically, I want to highlight several alternatives to the backup services Brian mentions. The solutions...
Do students need a social media safeguard? →
For college students prone to posting 2 a.m. Facebook status updates detailing the party they just stumbled from, there’s a new web application that might save them from themselves. Freshmen orientation lessons about how to use popular social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook have become commonplace in higher education, as graduate schools and employers scour the sites for potentially...
How To Use Path, The Anti-Social Network, In The... →
In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s yet another social network on the block. It just launched today but is hoping to turn the social networking world on its head. It’s called Path and is being dubbed a ‘personal network’ rather than a ‘social network.’ The biggest difference between Path and networks like Facebook or Twitter? You’re limited to just 50 friends.
Problem-solvers spend 70% of their time fighting for permission to unwind...– Rick Hess on The “Systems” Question (via gjmueller)
Many websites just disappear when their owner runs out of money or interest....– Archiving the web: Born digital | The Economist (via interestingsnippets)
Skype Lesson Plan for Post Secondary School →
From Purdue. Nice stuff over here.
Across those 400 students, 113 (28%!) willingly chose to take optional multiple...– Gamifying Homework - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher education may be first to see cuts →
Higher education has already been seeing cuts. Because why would you need to fund the institutions that are building an educated workforce? Dear legislators: How about you ask the bloated bureaocratic mess that is the Department of Homeland Security, or the Department of Defense (whose annual budget exceeds $1 trillion) to take one for the team?
Joining a Facebook group about creative productivity is like buying a chair...– Twitter / @Merlin Mann: Joining a Facebook group a …
The business model is traditional in the sense that everything that we do when...– The Future of Content is an Open Book — Campus Technology
I know Wikipedia is scary. It has pictures of genitals, deviant behavior,...– Teachers: Please stop prohibiting the use of Wikipedia | ZDNet
Teaching Carnival 4.3 →
As you might remember, ProfHacker has become the permanent home of the Teaching Carnival, so each month you can return for a snapshot of the most recent thoughts on teaching in college and university classrooms. You can find previous carnivals on Teaching Carnival’s home site. Teaching Carnival 4.3 continues with a new list of interesting links and reads about pedagogy in higher education.
Atty: MN Woman Can't Pay For Sharing Songs →
Dear RIAA, A major reason everyone hates you, is because even you think a mother of 2 should have to pay your $1.5 million so you can have your moral victory. Signed, People who will be stealing your IP out of spite now. A Minnesota woman ordered to pay a recording industry trade group $1.5 million for illegally sharing music online doesn’t plan to pay those damages as her attorneys...