21 novembre 2017

Continuity and change: employers' training practices and partnerships with training providers

Continuity and change: employers' training practices and partnerships with training providers
Erica Smith, Andrew Smith, Jacqueline Tuck, Victor Callan, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 2017/06/14
This report (112 page PDF) from Australia makes the point that employer training practices haven't changed a lot over the years. They recognize the value of training, especially with respect to the major drivers: to improve the quality of the product or service, to adopt new technology, and to meet increasing regulatory requirements. More...

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New Vision for the Monograph

New Vision for the Monograph
Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, 2017/06/13
Now that we have the World Wide Web, a technology that puts digital content into the hands of everyone, academics and publishers are turning their attention (once again) to book platforms. One wonders why. But instances abound. This article profiles a tool called Topicgraph That "is part of a JSTOR project to take the digital scholarly monograph from a PDF to something more useful for researchers." Read their white paper (54 page PDF). More...

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17 novembre 2017

Élections par voie électronique : “il n’existe pas (encore) de solution parfaitement sécurisée”

Le vote électronique est de plus en plus utilisé dans la vie quotidienne : il est devenu relativement courant pour des élections organisées dans les mutuelles ou dans les comités d’entreprise, par exemple, mais aussi dans les écoles pour désigner des représentants des parents d’élèves ou des délégués de classe. Mais, dans toutes ces élections, l’État n’a pas son mot à dire car il ne se porte pas garant de leur bonne tenue. Nous disposons à l’heure actuelle de solutions techniques qui permettent de gérer ce type d’élections de façon très pratique et satisfaisante. Plus...

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16 novembre 2017

Sony’s New toio Wants to Inspire a Future Generation of Robotics Engineers

Sony’s New toio Wants to Inspire a Future Generation of Robotics Engineers
Johnny Strategy, Spoon & Tomago, 2017/06/12
According to this article, "Toio is the result of 5 years of research into developing a toy that’s simple enough for kids to use, but also sophisticated enough to create a figurative sandbox where kids can explore the inner-workings of robotics engineering." How simple. More...

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Introducing ARKit

Introducing ARKit
Apple, 2017/06/06
The important thing to come out of Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) isn't the smart speaker that has been all over the media, it's the Augmented Reality kit (ARKit) that lays the groundwork for what will probably be future hardware from the company. More...

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Beaker

Beaker
2017/06/06
I think this is a really neat idea but at the same time I feel a sense of unease. Beaker is a peer-to-peer web browser. What that means is that it contacts other beaker hosts and downloads websites directly from them, and then stores them locally. More...

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The Silicon Valley method isn’t enough: A better way to build products

The Silicon Valley method isn’t enough: A better way to build products
Phil Libin, LinkedIn, 2017/06/05
This is a launch announcement by former Evernote founder Phil Libin for All-Turtles, a company he described yesterday on TWiT as "a Netscape for artificial intelligence." More...

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Google prepares publishers for the release of Chrome ad-blocking

Google prepares publishers for the release of Chrome ad-blocking
Joe Mullin, Ars Technica, 2017/06/05
Joe Mullin writes, "At first glance, it's surprising that Google, the world's largest Web advertising company, would want to promote ad-blockers." More...

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Facial recognition tech makes it official: There is no privacy anymore

Facial recognition tech makes it official: There is no privacy anymore
Cate Lawrence, ReadWrite, 2017/06/02
This has actually been going on for a while, but now it is becoming commoditized and widespread: "electronic billboards in restaurants and shopping precincts that utilize advanced facial recognition techniques to not only provide personalized advertisements but also measure and record the consumer and their response." Of course the proprietors don't tell you that they're doing this, but sometimes their actions are exposed by accident. More...

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Platform Capitalism in the Classroom

Platform Capitalism in the Classroom
Ben Williamson, DMLcentral, 2017/06/01

According to this article, 'platform capitalism' is "a business model based on the extraction of value from connecting people into networks and mining their data. More...

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