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Technoculture, mediascapes, digital competences
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UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning

UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it

Today there are over 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere.

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Learning Through Practice: Participatory Culture Practices | DML Hub

Learning Through Practice: Participatory Culture Practices | DML Hub | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it

To what extent are young Americans engaged in civic life today? Where can they learn the skills they need to be civically active? We believe that young people are engaging with civic issues in places that may surprise those researching more established sites of civic learning.

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Ciudades digitales. Características

Ciudades digitales. Características | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
Las características principales, los tipos y los servicios macro de las Ciudades Digitales.
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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it

What’s been the single biggest innovation in education?

Don’t worry if you come up blank. You’re supposed to. The question is a gambit used by Anant Agarwal, the computer scientist named this year to head edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the web, free, to anyone who wants one. His point: It’s rare to see major technological advances in how people learn.

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Internet 2011 in numbers

Internet 2011 in numbers | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
So what happened with the Internet in 2011? How many email accounts were there in the world in 2011? How many websites? How much did the most expensive domain name cost? How many photos were hosted on Facebook?
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What is a MOOC?

Written and Narrated by Dave Cormier Video by Neal Gillis Researchers: Dave Cormier Alexander McAuley George Siemens Bonnie Stewart Created through funding r...
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Cops don't need a warrant to see your e-mail—but they might soon

Cops don't need a warrant to see your e-mail—but they might soon | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
New bill introduced that would require warrants, but history says it won't pass.
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Why Monopolistic Telecoms Threaten Internet Equality

Why Monopolistic Telecoms Threaten Internet Equality | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
As President Obama's former technology policy assistant, Susan Crawford believes telecom regulations should be in the hands of the government,...
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The future of academic discussions, on Limina

The future of academic discussions, on Limina | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
just published on m-node's Limina n.2, our paper explores new forms of academic discussion, using open source, non-linear, multi-author formats...
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El ‘tener o no tener’ del bien cultural

El ‘tener o no tener’ del bien cultural | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
La cuestión de lo tangible y lo intangible sobrevuela el debate en torno a las barreras puestas por la compañías Apple y Amazon contra la transmisión de bibliotecas virtuales...
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Actor-Network Theory and power

Actor-Network Theory (ANT) is most closely associated to the writings of Bruno Latour and Michel Callon. The following papers emerged out of discussions at the Virtec conference at the University of Hull in March 2010.
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Ethical debate on mLearning philosophy

Ethical debate on mLearning philosophy | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it

John Traxler has paved the way for many mobile learners and he is philosopher at heart looking at the benefits and potential pitfalls of learning with mobile devices in the current world.

What is your opinion on these random questions?
When the North is providing technology for the South, is this empowering for the South, or only opening up a profit for the North?
Up until now education has not been able to reach all children and provide primary education for all (United Nations Millennium Goals), so is it reasonable to think that mobile learning will achieve this, or is this yet another technological utopia?
When will we see the first African cell-phone companies challenging the global market?
Is it possible to build a durable mobile learning strategy for all, if poor people (any region) can only afford low budget phones?
Is the use of mobile devices in the classroom another addition to the digital divide, creating an ever growing gap between the have's and the have not's in all regions?

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Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class | University Affairs

Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class | University Affairs | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it

University students prefer the “old school” approach of an engaging lecture over the use of the latest technological bells and whistles in the classroom. That was a finding in a recent study of the perceptions of students and professors in Quebec on the use of information and communications technologies, or ICTs, in higher learning.

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Henry Jenkins: Participatory Culture, Politics, and Learning | MIT Center for Civic Media

Henry Jenkins: Participatory Culture, Politics, and Learning | MIT Center for Civic Media | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it

Jenkins wants to take us on a trajectory of thinking about what we mean by participation. It's a term he's used throughout his career, but also has been shifting in its cultural and academic resonance over time. He'll link participatory politics, culture, and learning.

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Daphne Koller, the AI Researcher Who Founded Coursera | MIT Technology Review

Daphne Koller, the AI Researcher Who Founded Coursera | MIT Technology Review | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
Experts in artificial intelligence are leaving academia to bring online learning to the world. But their most radical ideas are still on hold.
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Future of learning: obsolescence of knowledge, return to real teaching

Future of learning: obsolescence of knowledge, return to real teaching | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
Leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders provide a look at the future of education in a short documentary from Ericsson. It discusses how technology is changing the way students learn as well as what it means to learn and teach in a connected era.

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The future of learning is far more than new devices, digital content and online classrooms. It means potentially rewritten relationships between students and information, teachers and instruction, and schools and society.

In a short documentary released Tuesday, telecom giant Ericsson pulls together observations from leading voices in education technology and entrepreneurship to give a high-level snapshot of what the future of education could look like and how technology is leading it there.

The 20-minute film, called the Future of Learning, which is part of the company’s ongoing Networked Society project, is particularly timely given the momentum behind online education platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera, adaptive learning technology from Knewton and the transition to digital textbooks.


Via k3hamilton, Heiko Idensen
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Does Apple's Secrecy Prove That Openness Doesn't Work?

Does Apple's Secrecy Prove That Openness Doesn't Work? | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
Apple doesn't want its workers leaking information to the media or blogosphere. But increasingly Apple pays a price for this employee secrecy. It doesn't get the serendipitous collaboration across company silos that many other businesses enjoy.
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Twitter Census - Conversation Metrics: One year of URLs, Hashtags, Smileys usage (monthly) data set | Infochimps

Twitter Census - Conversation Metrics: One year of URLs, Hashtags, Smileys usage (monthly) data set | Infochimps | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
Twitter data from millions of tweets! This is a download of Twitter data from March 2006 to November 2009. The data set consists of “tokens,” which are hashtags (#data), URLs, or emoticons (Twitter smileys or other “faces” created using keyboard...
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The Most Important Facebook Number: 140.3 Billion

The Most Important Facebook Number: 140.3 Billion | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
Facebook announced that it had hit a billion active accounts Thursday; an extraordinary milestone, celebrated with a rather odd ad.

But that number, like that ad, is a sideshow.
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How Social Media Distracts You at Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Social Media Distracts You at Work [INFOGRAPHIC] | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
This infographic details how social media interruptions impact employee productivity.
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Which cell network has the best coverage in your area?

Which cell network has the best coverage in your area? | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
OpenSignalMaps - Compare cell network coverage all over the world. View coverage maps for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile, Vodafone and all international networks.
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Su biblioteca digital morirá con usted

Su biblioteca digital morirá con usted | DigitalSociety | Scoop.it
Apple y Amazon no permiten legar las canciones y libros adquiridos por sus clientes.
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Web Index [interactive map]-

 

Impact (economic, political, social)

Readiness (communications infrastructure, institutional infrastructure)

The we (web content, web use)

 

World Wide Web Foundation (2012)

URL: http://wi.webfoundation.org/visualisations/

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