To continue what I started the other day (though it’s hopeless to pretend I’ll catch up on reading stuff in my feeds– there are over 700 unread entries today):
- Dan’s “Where I’m At” movie is pretty cool. (Large though– 10 MB).
- What’s wrong with Turnitin.com, you ask? I think Charlie Lowe at cyberdash has a good post that outlines the problems: “Issues Raised by Use of Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Software.”
- Speaking of Turnitin and plagiarism in general: Kairosnews has this post, this post, this one, this one, and this one, which is a post from the powers that be at Turnitin and that has a ton of comments. I don’t generally care that much about plagarism one way or the other, but some interesting reading here. And personally, my biggest problem with Turnitin is it just doesn’t work that well.
- The ALA Primer is described as an introduction of new readers of the web development site “A List Apart,” but what I think it really is a sort of “best of” list. Handy reading for a web design class.
- More and more and MORE academic publishing goes electronic; from the always useful site, DigitalKoans.
- A couple of interesting links about reading and re-reading: there’s this one from Rice, which build off of this post and this post, which are both at the blog dissoi logoi. I just skimmed these for now (kind of ironic, I suppose), but what interests me most about this is this is something I’m talking about with the grad students teaching first year composition this term.
- Dr. B. wonders if technology is making her a bad teacher. I relate to this because I pretty much dropped everything from Wednesday on because my new office computer, a 17 inch iMac, arrived. And I figured out how to hook up another monitor to it. Pictures coming soon, I am sure.
I think that’s about as caught up as I’m going to get. Time to mark all as read and move on….