On Fridays I share some interesting and fun reading from the week.
Poster: 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication. I love how the authors break down the different services and technologies into the scholarly life cycle.
Social in Silico talks about different types of communities and how to envision them. I spent a considerable amount of effort delineating what I meant by “community” for my dissertation, and this blog post would have been a helpful place to start!
I’ve been doing a lot of work with OER lately at my institution, and David Wiley of Lumen Learning provided a timely reminder of why we do this: Open Education is better for everyone.
Speaking of academic blogs – which ones do you read? Paige Brown conducted a survey of science bloggers the blogs that they read. Her visualization is really cool.
For a bit of information/infographic fun with American sports, you might enjoy this set of 40 maps and charts that explain sports in the United States. Warning: some of these are depressing, including the one that shows that football coaches are by far the highest paid University employees in our country.
I had some fun with this quiz – and got all the American cities right plus one European city! Can you name the city just by looking at its subway map?