Academic Commons

Academic Commons |


Academic Commons offers a forum for
investigating and defining the role that technology can play in liberal arts
education. Sponsored by the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash
College , Academic Commons publishes essays,
reviews, interviews, showcases of innovative uses of technology, and
vignettes that critically examine technology uses in the classroom. Academic
Commons aims to share knowledge, develop collaborations, and evaluate and
disseminate digital tools and innovative practices for teaching and learning
with technology. We want this site to advance opportunities for
collaborative design, open development, and rigorous peer critique of such
resources.
Academic Commons also provides a forum for academic technology projects and
groups (the Developer’s Kit) and a link to a new learning object referatory
(LoLa). Our library archives all materials we have published and also
provides links to allied organizations, mailing lists, blogs, and journals
through a Professional Development Center.
Highlights of our First Edition
The first edition of Academic Commons features essays by Richard Lanham
(“Copyright 101”), Michael Joyce (“Interspace: Our Commonly Valued
Unknowing”), Patricia O’Neill and Janet Simons (“Using Technology in
Learning to Speak the Language of Film”), and Michelle Glaros (“The Dangers
of Just-In-Time Education”), and an interview with Gerald Graff. The issue
also includes two teaching and learning “vignettes,” a good handful of
reviews (websites, hardware, and software) and showcases (exemplary academic
web projects), and links to a variety of interesting teaching, learning, and
technology projects. We’ve already formed a number of groups onsite and look
forward to more participation. The complete Table of Contents is at
http://academiccommons.org/august2005/.

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