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Pew/Elon: Technologies poised to outpace universities

Pew/Elon: Technologies poised to outpace universities

A survey of technology experts suggest higher education in 2020 will be quite different than it is today with expectations of more-efficient collaborative environments and evaluation schemes.

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The university as a flag of convenience

The university as a flag of convenience

This morning, Inside Higher Ed posted an article by Steve Kolowich on students from universities around the world earning credit by participating in an experimental Stanford University course that is being broadcasted at no (additional) cost: That A.I. course was the flagship of a trio…

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Will it blend? Social media and education

Will it blend? Social media and education

This morning, MPR’s Midmorning aired a forum on the role of social media and education.

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Is YouTube bursting higher education’s bubble? Not so fast…

Is YouTube bursting higher education’s bubble? Not so fast…

Last Sunday, Jeffrey Young wrote about the use of the Internet to deliver lectures in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article centered on the work of Salman Khan, who posts home-made lectures on YouTube: The lo-fi videos seem to work for students, many of…

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Going global and purposive

Going global and purposive

Knowledge powers the 21st century Dan Wallace (@ideafood) forwarded a link to this short essay by TED curator, Ted Anderson. Networking technologies are transforming the potential of teachers: There are many scary things about today’s world. But one that is truly thrilling is that the…

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Tapscott: Memorizing facts is a waste of time

Tapscott: Memorizing facts is a waste of time

Cristóbal Cobo forwarded an article from Brand Republic from earlier this year. It contains a few provocative lines from Don Tapscott, co-author of Wikinomics: Tapscott said: “Teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge — the internet is. Kids should learn about history but they don’t…

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OECD teams with YouTube to discuss future of the Internet

OECD teams with YouTube to discuss future of the Internet

Got development ideas for the digital world? The OECD is willing to engage in a dialog by video. The organization’s press release says it all: OECD – Paris, 29 May 2008 OECD and YouTube launch “Future of the Internet” initiative “How can the Internet make…

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Another m-learning hopeful comes to the U.S.

Another m-learning hopeful comes to the U.S.

Another OLPC competitor has entered the U.S. market. This time, Hewlett Packard Co. is releasing a lightweight “Mini-Note” line of notebook computers. Each unit weighs less than 3 pounds with a screen that measures 8.9 inches diagonally. A Linux-based model is available for under $500….

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m-Learning comes to the U.S.

m-Learning comes to the U.S.

NPR reports that the One Laptop Per Child project will provide computers for kids in Birmingham, Alabama. The report highlights a key challenge of the project: Can a slow computer have an impact in a high-speed society? Maybe not. Meanwhile, Nokia quietly announced the WiMAX…

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Network Solutions joins the namespace piracy business

Network Solutions joins the namespace piracy business

This is a little bit off topic; but having just experienced a month-and-a-half-long ordeal where my moravec.us domain was taken hostage by “investors,” I believe it’s important to build awareness of this disturbing trend. Jay Westerdal writes at the DomainTools Blog on how Network Solutions,…

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