An article discussing some of the advantages and disadvantages of firefox mobile (although more towards the negative side)
A decent article on MOOCs in the NY Times. I tend to agree with many of the advantages and disadvantages brought up. However, I would have graded them a little harder than the article did.
I think we all know this is coming especially with companies starting to already show the technology. And this will be awesome for those of us that do not want to buy both because now we would just need one. Here is an article saying that Apple should create one although I doubt Apple will be even looking into this. My guess is that Apple will be the last company to do this: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57579448-37/does-apple-need-a-hybrid-macbook/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title
Call for Proposals Now Open: Global Learning Technology Conference
We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the annual Global Learning Technology Conference to be held October 10-11 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
This year’s conference theme, Journey from Learning to Life focuses on Instructional Design from K-12/higher education/business and industry.
Proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2013
The Innovative Instructional Strategies category, instructors/teachers from higher education or K-12 will share successful cutting edge methods. These sessions may range from strategies for individual domains or interdisciplinary strategies for multiple domains. The sessions will be identified as K-12 or higher education focused.
The Community Partnership category is for both business and any level educators. These sessions will be for both business partnerships and educators to learn how educators are preparing students and skills businesses require for gainful employment.
The Training & Professional Development category will be for the community business members to share training and professional development strategies that are successful in obtaining and keeping employee’s knowledge and skills current while maximizing transfer of knowledge and minimizing cost.
Topics for the above categories may include:
· Emerging technologies
· Mobile learning
· Professional learning
· Team-based learning
· Design thinking
· Assistive technology
· Social media
· Virtual learning environment
· Distance education/e-learning
· Applied learning
· Assessment and evaluation
· Digital Content
This is pretty cool and definitely where we are going in terms of gaming. Bringing game engines to the web means you can play high end games in your browser, which means cross compatibility across devices. Now what they need to do is bring games like WOW to the browser. For those that do not know Unreal is a gaming engine and Mozilla is the company that brings us Firefox. This will definitely be something that is explored in my gaming class next year!
Looks like there is no stopping these internet security bills. I still see no reason to have them. The FBI/CIA can already spy on us all they want to. These bills are not going to help anyone from what I see.
“Thousands of websites, including Craigslist and Reddit, demonstrated their opposition this week to a controversial cybersecurity bill, arguing the measure fails to protect the privacy of Internet users.
But as Internet activists wage an online battle against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the bill’s chances of passing Congress the second time around remain uncertain, and some experts question whether CISPA goes far enough to protect the country from a potentially crippling cyberattack.
The websites opposing the bill broadcast an “action tool” on their sites Tuesday that allows users to send an automated message to their representatives in Congress. “CISPA is Back. This bill sacrifices privacy without improving security. We deserve both,” the message says. Craigslist featured a link on its site that said: “Pro Privacy? Oppose CISPA.”
The effort is being promoted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Internet Defense League, an organization of Internet activists who led an online outcry last year that led to the defeat of anti-piracy legislation known as SOPA. The organizers said more than 30,000 websites participated Tuesday in the online protest.”
This video is awesome. It takes a bunch of clips from Disney movies to discuss copyright. I will be showing this to my class next week: