Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Weekly Reader

In Classroom Experiment, All Discussion Happened via Twitter
"Students at George Mason University shifted their feet and chatted outside a classroom here on Tuesday morning, waiting for Stephen Groening’s class on cellphone cultures to begin. On tap was not an ordinary classroom discussion about the assigned readings. Instead, the entire conversation would take place by Twitter, and students were nervous." -- Alisha Azevedo, The Wired Campus, 11/16/12

What Katrina Can Teach Libraries about Sandy and Other Disasters
"Disaster plans used to seem like “kind of a bother” to Lance D. Query, Tulane University’s director of libraries. Then, in 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, flooding Tulane’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library with more than eight feet of water. “I look at them much more carefully now,” says Mr. Query." -- Jennifer Howard, The Wired Campus, 11/14/12

Mozilla's Popcorn Maker Brings Video Remixing to the Masses
"Mozilla has released Popcorn Maker 1.0, the company’s mashup-creating, video-editing suite for the web. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to pull just about any content on the web into a video container you can then publish back to the web. Despite the interactive nature of the web, video on the web remains little more than glorified television in your web browser — a passive experience in the midst of the otherwise interactive online world. It doesn’t have to be that way. HTML5 makes video into just another HTML element — editable, hackable, remixable." -- , Webmonkey,  11/2012

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