This is about as crazy as the academic year can get, but the good news is that I’ve got my tickets to go see Star Wars, the night after grades are due. In the meantime, there are a couple of items that have been coming through the BookPeople mailing list that I want to make note of:
Online book Educating the Net Generation looks like its worth a skim, though I think there can be value in understanding how students interact with technology and yet not having to entirely give in to all of their preferences. There may be a preference for multimedia experiences, but I question the assumption that they are always desirable. Time spent on preparing a video- and audio-enhanced presentation is time that can’t be spent on other types of classroom preparation.
Publishers’ Bindings Online is a beautiful collection of bookbindings from the 1800’s and eary 1900’s. I want to browse this more fully later. I love the subject/theme index.