more Papers love

I've been slowly working on my MSc research proposal. Still **far** to early to post any of it online, but it's starting to take shape. I'm using [Papers]( to gather journal articles for reference as I'm working. Today, I added 33 articles to the stack, on top of the 63 I've already gathered. That's not manageable. But Papers has some great tools to help cut through stuff quickly. I can sort the articles by the number of citations they have, which pushes "...

July 13, 2010 · 1 min

Best academic-use-of-wikipedia quote. EVAR!

Brian 's finally getting back to blogging, after being dragged to the other side of the planet and back. He knocks one out of the park with this one. So I too use Wikipedia as a nexus for discussing all manner of digital effects. Sure, you have to acknowledge some shortcomings, but I'll stack the benefits against the liabilities any day. And when, as is almost inevitable, someone asks "what do you think of students citing Wikipedia in an academic essay?...

July 13, 2006 · 1 min

Pedagogical applications of Drupal

Alan forwarded me a link to this really great presentation by Tim Lindgren at Boston College, documenting some pedagogical and instructional design applications of Drupal. I'm sure much of it would translate to other software platforms, but there are some detailed descriptions and case studies written specifically from the point of view of implementing this in Drupal. Thanks Alan! And thanks to Tim for putting this together! 

June 8, 2006 · 1 min