06 septembre 2015

Samsung's creating its own curated news app for Galaxy devices

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Samsung's creating its own curated news app for Galaxy devices
Nick Summers, Engadget, 2015/09/02

The partitioning of the web into corporate empires continues. Apple is creating an iOS-only news application. Not to be outdone, Samsung is creating one of their own. More...

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Survey: 87 Percent of Parents Are Concerned About Student Data Security

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Survey: 87 Percent of Parents Are Concerned About Student Data Security
Christopher Piehler, THE Journal, 2015/09/02

Your school might not be concerned about your privacy. But your parents are. More...

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Faculty at Work

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Faculty at Work
Alex Reid, Digital Digs, 2015/09/02

I think we are in a golden age of music. As I site here in a Tim Hortons typing this I am listening to the second of six versions of Girl Crush on my Google Music application (website version; let's keep the net neutral). More...

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I'm Jane McGonigal, Game Designer and Author, and This Is How I Work

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. I'm Jane McGonigal, Game Designer and Author, and This Is How I Work
Andy Orin, LifeHacker, 2015/09/02

Everybody works a little bit differently and there is no perfect recipe for us to follow. More...

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Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment
Stephen Downes, [Sept] 01, 2015, Invited Talk, Guadalajara, Mexico

This is an update of an earlier presentation in which I outline the major elements of a personal learning environment and describe its origins in the concept of the MOOC. Some new slides describing the architecture and how to contribute to the expansion of LPSS. As well, this presentation comes the day after this workshop in Guadalajara and is informed by it. More...

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OpenShot: Open Source Video Editor

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OpenShot: Open Source Video Editor
Christopher Whittum, Energize Education Through Open Source, 2015/08/31

This is a review of an open source alternative to Premiere or Microsoft Movie Maker. It's called OpenShot and the only real drawback is that it is only available for Fedora and Ubuntu Linux - though if you're using an open source video editor you probably already use Linux. More...

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Connecting industry professionals to every classroom!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Connecting industry professionals to every classroom!
Nepris, 2015/08/31

Interesting concept for a website. According to the promo blurb, "We make it easy for teachers to virtually invite industry professionals into the classroom to bring real world relevance to curriculum topics, to help evaluate student projects and to engage and inspire students in STEAM!" More...

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Robots tighten gap in distance learning

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of counseling, educational psychology and special education at Michigan State University’s College of Education is bringing the concept of telecommuting to the academy using robotic technology. More...

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Massive online courses grow; what’s in it for the universities?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Depending on whom you ask, universities benefit in a few different ways. For some, the upside is that the courses may sow seeds for the MOOC students to eventually enroll at the university, generating revenue. More...

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Getting an MBA while you’re on the road: How to pull it off

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Studying on the fly will present some challenges, but it can be done. Lara Martini, who is Microsoft’s director of commercial markets strategy for Latin America, finished her MBA last fall despite traveling more than half the time. More...

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