Can cell phones become a useful platform for education? That's the feature story on our holiday Digital Campus podcast, as we discuss several possibilities for the device that is now in every student's and museum-goer's pocket. We conclude our discussion of Facebook's controversial advertising system, wonder if privacy will be a draw for Ask.com, and … Continue reading Digital Campus #17 – Can You Hear Me Now?
As noted in this space recently, Amazon.com’s release of its new e-book reader the Kindle has set off a frenzy of speculation about the future of books, reading, and publishing. On the new episode of Digital Campus, we debate the promise and problems of the Kindle and e-book readers in general. In the news roundup … Continue reading Digital Campus #16 – Steal This E-Book
Think Google is scary with all of the information it gathers about you through your web searches? Wait until Facebook starts its advertising platform based on all of the likes and dislikes you’ve given it, and combines that with the power of Microsoft, which just bought a stake in the biggest social network on campus. … Continue reading Digital Campus #15 – Exposing Yourself
On this episode of the podcast, we debate the proper relationship between a museum’s virtual and physical manifestations. Our news roundup covers the opening up of Harvard’s scholarship, Berkeley’s YouTube channel, iTunesU, and two software projects that aim to improve the library catalog and the museum exhibit. We also highlight Errol Morris’s blog posts on … Continue reading Digital Campus #14 – Where Is the Art?
Is the moderated environment of email discussion lists still the best way for scholars to communicate with others in their field? Or is the time ripe to move those conversations onto blogs and less mediated and more open formats? That’s the debate in the feature segment of this week's Digital Campus podcast. In the roundup … Continue reading Digital Campus #13 – Everything in Moderation?
Congrats to my friend and colleague Tom Scheinfeldt, assistant director of the Center for History and New Media, on his new podcast, History Conversations. "An occasional dialogue with historians and history lovers about their interests, their ideas, and their lives in history," as Tom puts it, the podcast gets off to a great start with … Continue reading History Conversations Launches
We begin the news roundup on this week's podcast with a bit of embarrassing news from Dan, then dig into several stories about big media companies entering the online learning market and Google Books becoming more useful for scholarship. In our feature segment, Tom and Mills explain how they try to stay productive in a … Continue reading Digital Campus #12 – Productivity and Connectivity