30 novembre 2018

Kodak wins Java patent suit

Kodak wins Java patent suit
Could Kodak own object oriented programming? That's apparently what a U.S. judge thinks as he awarded an absolutely outrageous victory to the photography company in a lawsuit against Sun. Kodak maintained that the core technology used in Java - "the method where an application 'asked for help' from another application" - violated a patent it bought from Wang in 1997, several years aftr Java was created. More...

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Positioning Tasmania as a Leader in ICT Enabled Education and Training

Positioning Tasmania as a Leader in ICT Enabled Education and Training
Slides from my workshop in Hobart, a talk that begins by criticizing its own title and then proceeds to look at the roles of government, industry and education in online learning. The first two parts of the presentation are new material; followers of my work will notice 'previously viewed slides' in parts three and four. More...

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In Defense of Academic Freedom and Autonomy in Brazil

University autonomy and academic freedom are essential if universities are to fulfill their social mission which is why public authorities must guarantee and promote respect for these prerogatives. More...

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Japan: A New Home for Student Migrants?

The need to attract international students and talent is particularly pressing in Japan where the birthrate is among the lowest in the world, leading to a shrinking youth population and demographic decline. More...

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Addressing the Crisis in Academic Publishing

We must find ways to ensure that equal respect, recognition and reward is given to excellence in teaching, research and service by institutional leaders, governments, publishers, university ranking and accreditation schemes. More...

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Kazakhstan’s Struggle to Modernize

New cadres are needed to run the economy and society, both of which are in acute need of modernization, but without new kinds of schools and universities this task will prove impossible. More...

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Dear Universities, Pay Your Social Media Interns

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. I have a lot of Google Alerts feeding my inbox on a daily basis. Search terms include a lot of variations on social media, digital engagement, higher education, technology, etc. These search queries pull in a variety of fascinating news stories, blog posts, and university webpages. More...

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Innovation and Disruption Within Student Information Systems

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. Student information systems (SIS) are hugely important aspects of higher education technology. These systems are literally in use on a daily basis by thousands of users. Whilst there have seemingly always been a limited number of market leaders in the SIS space, new thinking, solutions, and companies have emerged over the years. More...

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23 Things for Digital Knowledge

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. If you're looking for a self-directed course designed to enhance your understanding of a “range of digital tools for your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student, or professional,” then you should consider participating in 23 Things for Digital Knowledge. Facilitated by Stephanie (Charlie) Farley, Open Educational Resources Advisor at the University of Edinburgh, 23 Things is a wonderful exploration into digital tools. More...

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5 Questions for the CEO of eCornell

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. I get a lot of PR pitch emails. Most of them aren't necessarily a good fit for this blog. Oftentimes, the pitch is longer than a novel and I literally can't get through it before I press archive or delete. Once in a while, I get an email that's got a good hook, isn't too lengthy, and offers up something that rises above the pile of pitches. More...

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