ebook: Kindle version: ASIN number – B008OMUHRC, $4.99; Barnes and Noble, (BN ID: 2940015003475), $4.99; iTunes, (no number assigned) $4.99. (It should soon also be available for purchase through The Chronicle’s iPad App)
Imprint: Washington, D.C.: Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education just “published … its first e-book: Rebooting the Academy: 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses. It’s an expanded version of a feature published earlier this year, which tells the stories of a dozen key figures who are changing research, teaching, and the management of colleges in this time of technological change. The e-book features essays by each of the 12 innovators, explaining their visions in their own words and providing more details on their projects, plus The Chronicle’s profiles of them.
Among the highlights: Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, riffs on how video lectures can improve teaching; Dan Cohen, of George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media, asks whether Google is good for the study of history; and Jim Groom, an instructional-technology specialist at the University of Mary Washington, argues against the very premise of the collection, noting that the best innovations come from groups, not individual leaders…
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.