, Posted on 10/26/2012 by
Hey Nerds, not much has happened this week in the Nerdisphere, but I'll try my best! This week in nerd news:
-All you Apple fanboys can rest easy, the iPad Mini has been announced! Coming in at just under 8 inches, the iPad Mini will only be an inch and a half smaller than the iPad 2. Apple will be accepting pre-orders starting today and will available in stores on November 2nd. What do you guys think? Will you pick one up or are you like me and don't understand why someone want a smaller iPad when they could just get an iPod Touch?
-People are finally beginning to learn the potential of video games as a tool of teaching. In this case, we're talking about Skyrim. Taught by professor Donna Beth Ellard, from Rice University, ENGL 312 "Scandinavian Fantasy Worlds: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim" teaches students to compare the influence of Scandinavian fantasy worlds on us today. I would take an infinite amount of arrows to the knee if I could only take this class.
For more nerdiness, be sure to check out Kristina's Answerly video later today!