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My Response to WAI’s Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft

My Response to WAI’s Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Last week in a post entitled W3C WAI Invite Feedback on Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft I highlighted the publication of WAI’s  Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 working...
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A healthy public domain generates millions in economic value -- not bad for 'free'

A healthy public domain generates millions in economic value -- not bad for 'free' | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Artistic works in the public domain may be free, but they form the basis of derivative works worth millions to the economy.
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Digital Learning Day #DLday

Digital Learning Day #DLday | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The (US) Alliance for Excellent Education has designated today (March 13) Digital Learning Day, which focuses on school (K12) use of technology in teaching and learning.
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Number of internet of things connections tops 1 billion

Number of internet of things connections tops 1 billion | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The number of business-to-business 'internet of things' (IoT) connections reached more than 1 billion for the first time last year, according to new research.
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Basic Digital Skills Definition

Imagine life without the internet. 9.5 million adults and millions of organisations don’t have to.
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We need more rubbish on the internet.

We need more rubbish on the internet. | Digital rights | Scoop.it
I was listening to a Jim Rohn tape the other day in which he talks about giving presentations and knowing that only some of the audience will respond well to what he says.
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New Clues about The Cluetrain

New Clues about The Cluetrain | Digital rights | Scoop.it
For those of you who aren't aware of it yet The Cluetrain Manifesto was 95 theses, and later a book, written over ten years ago by four very smart guys about what the internet was really about and how it was going to impact our lives.
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How To Keep Your Facebook Experience Safe

How To Keep Your Facebook Experience Safe | Digital rights | Scoop.it
In case you haven't been paying attention on the Internet recently, there's a lot of concerns about how safe we are on Facebook. People put a lot of information on their profiles, and a lot of it more public than they think.
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Reforms to copyright, telecoms and data protection rules and 'cookie law' review on EU 2015 agenda

Reforms to copyright, telecoms and data protection rules and 'cookie law' review on EU 2015 agenda | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Reviewing the EU's 'cookie' rules and updating copyright laws is on the European Commission's agenda for next year, it has confirmed.
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E-Learning and Digital Media: new articles

E-Learning and Digital Media: new articles | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The new issue of E-Learning and Digital Media (subscription journal) (volume 11 no 6) includes articles:
- Owen Barden. Winking at Facebook: capturing digitally mediated classroom learning
- Catherine Beavis et al.
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Title: Making Current Awareness Part of Digital Literacy

Current awareness is increasingly in the hands of the end user. Information professionals are ideally placed to train users in best practices, covering all the different options available to users.
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Digital Maturity vs. Digital Delusion

Digital Maturity vs. Digital Delusion | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Digital maturity is little understood and regularly confused with IT maturity IE a strong and effective adoption of technology in the business. Here are some comparisons so you can check out your o...
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Why we need to talk about digital

Why we need to talk about digital | Digital rights | Scoop.it
This week I’ve attended in person, and remotely, the 19th SEDA conference: Opportunities and challenges for academic development in a post-digital age.
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Oettinger sketches out EU copyright reforms timetable

Oettinger sketches out EU copyright reforms timetable | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The European Commission will work on plans to reform EU copyright laws over the next year, the incoming new EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger has said.
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What’s the Point of an API?

What’s the Point of an API? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Trying to clear my head of code on a dog walk after a couple of days tinkering with the nomis API and I started to ponder what an API is good for.
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Growth in online courses shows need for universities to incorporate new technology in their teaching models, says expert

Growth in online courses shows need for universities to incorporate new technology in their teaching models, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
“Forward-thinking” universities must be open to the benefits that new technology can bring to their teaching models and to their students, an expert has said, as the UK’s first online-only learning platform announced its one millionth enrolment.
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Apple's data centre investment highlights trend towards regionalised data storage, says expert

Apple's data centre investment highlights trend towards regionalised data storage, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Apple's investment in two new European data centres highlights European companies' increasing appetite for more localised storage of their data, an expert has said.
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Report: communications laws need to be reformed to account for social media age

Report: communications laws need to be reformed to account for social media age | Digital rights | Scoop.it
UK communications laws should be reformed to account for the social media age, a civil liberties group has said.
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'Ubiquitous data collection' in internet of things age poses risk to privacy, warns US regulator

'Ubiquitous data collection' in internet of things age poses risk to privacy, warns US regulator | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The collection of vast swathes of data by 'internet of things' (IoT) devices and the potential for the information to be put to uses not anticipated by consumers creates privacy risks that businesses must take steps to address, the head of a US...
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New UK IP laws might restrict unregistered design rights

New UK IP laws might restrict unregistered design rights | Digital rights | Scoop.it
UK intellectual property laws which came into force earlier this year might serve to diminish the rights designers have in unregistered designs, according to a judge at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London.
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UK government defines 'big data' and is advised to take lead on harnessing 'internet of things' opportunities

UK government defines 'big data' and is advised to take lead on harnessing 'internet of things' opportunities | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The UK government could use 'big data' to pre-fill forms that the public need to complete when engaging with government services online, tailor those services to "individuals and population cohorts" and better monitor how policies are being...
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3 ways to ask: is it a learning problem? | Light Touch Learning

3 ways to ask: is it a learning problem? | Light Touch Learning | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The learning designer as order-taker is a hard place to be: sponsors have decided they need learning  to address a business problem. They may have done so for different reasons - we did this last t...
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Learning in the Social Workplace

I have written a lot about how the Web is changing the way that many of us now learn. For example, here is an article I wrote for the 50th edition of the Inside Learning Technologies magazine in Oc...
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Great internet age divide is a myth

Great internet age divide is a myth | Digital rights | Scoop.it
News article highlighting the fact that younger people aren't necessarily good at searching. This was following a talk by Google's Dan Rusell given at Glasgow University. I assume the content was similar to what he said at an earlier talk.
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New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report

New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights.
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IT staff: CEOs not 'very serious' about mobile device security, as BT study reveals scale of UK breaches

IT staff: CEOs not 'very serious' about mobile device security, as BT study reveals scale of UK breaches | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Most UK employees do not believe that the chief executive of their organisation takes mobile device security very seriously, according to a new study by BT.
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