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Ken's Key Takeaway
1)“Purpose of an education is to help learners learn on their own.”
2) the other is to indocrinate
3) like a hammer, technology is just a tool. A hammer doesn't care if it is used to build a house or to crush a skull. It depends upon the user.
Via Ken Morrison
How are educators preparing students for a social media-infused world? What does good digital citizenship look like? Facebook is funding four research projects addressing these questions through its Digital Citizen Research Grants program. Facebook announced yesterday that it will split $200,000 among four winners, chosen from an initial pool of 100 projects.
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
The new research building in Stuttgart is designed on a grid for a highly flexible workplace that serves as a dynamic framework for ongoing research activities. The Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research comprises offices, laboratories, meeting and conference facilities.
“The grid structure of the research centre ensures a high degree of mobility and freedom to change and expand the building”, explains Design Director Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects. “The building has a rational design and is organised in modules.
Carefully integrated into the surrounding context, the building features various heights that relate to the city and adjacent buildings. The building will create a new, distinctive entrance to Stuttgarter Engineering Park and provide an insight into the ongoing research.
Read the complete article for details on the sustainable strategies and technologies utilzied in the design of this flexible, adaptable and green research building...
Via Lauren Moss
Robin Good: Data (or Digital) Curation, is an academic/scientific discipline dedicated to preserve, organize and collect digital documents and other electronic artifacts for archival, re-use and repurposing objectives.
Check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_curation and
The importance of Data Curation can be easily underestimated as it may appear, to the casual viewer, as an arid, tedious document archival job.
In reality, Digital Curation efforts are of great value to the preservation of important cultural documents and data for future researchers who will want to access, in some organized way, the data-information-artifacts of our time. In addition, the data curation practices and guidelines developed by academic and research institutions can also be of value and inspiration to other types of curation work, that may adopt, emulate or innovate upon them.
University of Arizona – Digital Information Management
University of Illinois – Data Curation Education Program
University of North Carolina – DigCCurr University of Virginia – Scientific Data Consulting
Digital Curation Centre Digital Curation Exchange International Journal of Digital Curation Purdue-UIUC Data Curation Profiles Project
Via Robin Good