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Future Internet aims to sever links with servers

Future Internet aims to sever links with servers | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A revolutionary new architecture aims to make the internet more 'social' by eliminating the need to connect to servers and enabling all content to be shared more efficiently.
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[from the article] Researchers have taken the first step towards a radical new architecture for the internet, which they claim will transform the way in which information is shared online, and make it faster and safer to use.

The prototype, which has been developed as part of an EU-funded project called "Pursuit", is being put forward as a proof-of concept model for overhauling the existing structure of the internet's IP layer, through which isolated networks are connected, or "internetworked".



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-10-future-internet-aims-sever-links.html#jCp

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Impala - Automatically sorts photos on your phone

Get Impala on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Developing countries and the MOOC learning revolution

Developing countries and the MOOC learning revolution | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Universities are being shaken up by a new mode of learning. The world’s elite institutions are opening up courses so thousands of people can learn for free via their laptops, mobiles or tablets.
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Pacemaker Okayed in Europe Is One-Tenth the Size of Those Used Now

Pacemaker Okayed in Europe Is One-Tenth the Size of Those Used Now | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Throughout the history of medicine, many devastating illnesses were first treated with dangerous, sometimes even barbaric, methods that initially seemed almost as bad as the sickness. Over time, those treatments get refined and it becomes hard to believe that people once died of epilepsy, for example, or from what seem now to be minor heart conditions.

 

Many types of arrythmia, for example, that used to kill patients no longer do. More than 4 million people around the world wear pacemakers. But it’s still a serious matter to have life-saving pacemakers installed and a limitation to live with one.

 

But in the coming year, it will likely become significantly easier to receive and live with a pacemaker. Developed by Silicon Valley startup Nanostim, a device about the size of a AAA battery, or one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker, was recently approved for use in Europe. It is installed through a catheter in the femoral vein in a minimally invasive procedure. Then, for about 10 years it sits inside the ventricle of the heart and delivers its regulatory electrical pulses wirelessly.

 

“For the past 40 years the therapeutic promise of leadless [or wireless] pacing has been discussed, but until now, no one has been able to overcome the technical challenges,” Dr. Johannes Sperzel of the Kerckhoff Clinic in Bad Nauheim, Germany, said in a news release.

 

The first pacemaker was the size of an ice hockey puck and had to be installed in the abdomen. Currently, most are about the size of a watch and are installed in a “surgical pocket” under the skin near the collarbone. The padded wires, or leads, that feed down to the heart to stimulate it cause many patients discomfort.

 

After the approval came through, Minnesota-based St. Jude Medical acquired Nanostim for $123.5 million. The company, which made the first pacemaker in 1958, had funded Nanostim’s work, and the Nanostim pacemaker uses a St. Jude Medical electrode.

 


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Graphene the new plastic?

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Technology is progressing so rapidly these days that the future is today. Our phones are smarter than last year's PC's and cars can parallel park on their own. In a special report, John Coleman has the story of another breakthrough on the horizon: Graphene.

 

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Connectivist Learning: How new technologies are promoting autonomy...

In this presentation I discuss the topic of autonomy as it relates to connectivism.

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Scratch 2.0 Starter Kit

Scratch 2.0 Starter Kit | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Randy created a poster on checkthis, the most beautiful way to create and share stunning posters with friends and family.
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Resources to get kids started coding.

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Paging Doctor Siri: A Hands-Free Way to Ask All Your Medical Questions

Paging Doctor Siri: A Hands-Free Way to Ask All Your Medical Questions | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A new app called TalkToDocs answers your medical questions without making you lift a finger.
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Holy Kaw on Alltop

Holy Kaw on Alltop | Education Technology | Scoop.it
How to become a computer programmer [infographic]
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Improving Learning with Mobile Technology

Improving Learning with Mobile Technology | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Studio B Productions asked 35 top education experts the same simple
question: “What are the most effective uses of technology in online and
mobile education?” Each of the 35 responses were put into a slideshow.

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How to Benefit From the Wearable Technology Boom

How to Benefit From the Wearable Technology Boom | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Wearable tech is set to become the next wave of hardware innovation. A huge market is in the making with plenty of opportunities for retail investors. - Adrian Campos - Tech and Telecom
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OERu - Open Educational Resource University

OERu - Open Educational Resource University | Education Technology | Scoop.it

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Study world-class courses for free - and count them towards real qualifications!

Do you have an internet connection and interest in learning something new with participants from around the world, possibly for recognition towards a formal academic credential? Then the OERu is for you.

 
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MOOC rival OERu Puts Accreditation on the Menu

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Another MOOC player? xMOOCs or cMOOCs? We 'll see.

 

P/S/ Athabasca Univeristy is one of members!. Interesting!

Meg Swecker's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:33 AM

An interesting selection of classes.

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Scientist who invented glasses that help blind to ‘see’ wins £50,000 award

Scientist who invented glasses that help blind to ‘see’ wins £50,000 award | Education Technology | Scoop.it

A scientist who has invented a pair of intelligent spectacles that can help the blind to “see” with simple visual images and descriptions of nearby signs and objects has won a major scientific prize.

 

Stephen Hicks of the University of Oxford said that the £50,000 prize money will be used to develop the glasses further so that they become a cheap and effective way for partially-sighted people to navigate through public places.

 

Computer-aided vision has in the past concentrated on the high-tech and expensive use of tiny silicon chips that can be implanted into the eye to provide a stronger visual signal to the light-sensitive cells of the retina.

However, Dr Hicks' device does not involve invasive medical procedures and can be worn on the nose like ordinary glasses, making it simpler, cheaper and safer than chip implants.

 

The smart glasses use tiny cameras and software to recognise nearby objects and to project them in a simple and intuitive way onto the lenses of a pair of glasses, which act like personal movie screens to the partially sighted.

 original: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/scientist-who-invented-glasses-that-help-blind-to-see-wins-50000-award-8913876.html


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Just amazing Intelligent glasses :-O

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Prezi - Blog - 10 ways to learn how to use Prezi—and a giveaway!

Prezi - Blog - 10 ways to learn how to use Prezi—and a giveaway! | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...
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A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Games are very important for learning and James Paul Gee has empirically proved this in his wonderful book " What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy". Gee argues that games,particularly video games,  require the players to learn and think in ways at which they are not adept. He further states that games provide a life enhancing experience for learners and they also revolutionize the routinized ways of learning through fusing learning and play. You can learn more about Gee's book in this post I have published a few months ago.

Regarding the importance of games and why they are good for learning, I am sharing with you the graphic below which visualizes some of the pluses of playing games for learners. Check it out and share with us what you think of it.

 

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deannabrown's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:45 PM

Cant wait to dig into this book. Concept is not new to me...it was my thesis and study 2001-2002. More when i get thru the book. 

 

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Join Us for MAKE's Second Annual 3D Printer Meetup on 11/14

Join Us for MAKE's Second Annual 3D Printer Meetup on 11/14 | Education Technology | Scoop.it
We're super excited about the release of our new Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014! Join the editors of MAKE magazine for the second annual 3D Printer Meetup and celebrate with us.
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Cloud computing: are projects being compromised by a skills gap?

Cloud computing: are projects being compromised by a skills gap? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A lack of relevant skills are preventing businesses from maximising their investment in the cloud, says Garry Sidaway

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According to an IDC report this year, 1.7m cloud computing related jobs globally could not be filled in 2012 because applicants lacked the necessary training, certification and experience needed to work in cloud-enabled businesses. The analyst firm predicts that the demand for skilled cloud IT professionals will grow by 26% year on year until 2015, creating as many as 7m cloud-related jobs worldwide.

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How to Make #CSS3 Features Cross Browser Compatible

How to Make #CSS3 Features Cross Browser Compatible | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Making cross browser compatible site is like headache for web developers, no matter if they are experienced or beginner. That’s because the compatibility of a website depends largely on its overall HTML structure and CSS3 code. However, we can’t ignore the contribution of the existing web browsers such as Internet Explorer in making web developers lives miserable. And to counter the compatibility problems, developers start looking here and there, seeking guidance from the pros, etc. But the time when you had to rely on the pros shoulders is gone, as in today’s time you can attain browser compatibility within a matter of seconds, for which you’ll only need a great tool that we will reveal later in this blog post. Before that we must understand what browser compatibility is all about, and its importance in web development.


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Will Work For Free | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2013

Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. this work is protected under fair use and will always be fre...
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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Education Technology | Scoop.it
An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.
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OLED-Enhanced Super Glasses Could Help Blind People See [VIDEO]

OLED-Enhanced Super Glasses Could Help Blind People See [VIDEO] | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a pair of glasses that translate objects into light, which some blind people can see.
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Assisted Vision glasses are worn just like any other pair of frames, but they use an OLED display and cameras to provide spatial information to users.

  
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NetAppVoice: The Augmented Organization: Wake Up To This Huge Competitive Threat

NetAppVoice: The Augmented Organization: Wake Up To This Huge Competitive Threat | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Here's controversial Cybernetics Professor, Kevin Warwick, on the future of worker productivity.
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From Therapy To Augmentation
So far, DBS has been aimed at those patients whose quality of life is being destroyed by a specific condition. But the benefits of DBS might go beyond restorative therapy and extend to personality augmentation.

Imagine the possibilities: Soldiers who can stay awake and alert for days because the stimulation tells the brain it doesn’t need sleep, or who feel no fear when faced with the unimaginable stresses of life in a combat zone.

So how long before that same technology is adopted in civilian life?

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Montage - what's cool on the Web, made by you

Montage - what's cool on the Web, made by you | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Montage is a flexible web-based service that makes it fun and easy to create and share a visual album of the web on the topics you care about. You can design your Montage around any topic you can imagine by adding content that pulls information from a variety of sources, including RSS feeds, Twitter, Bing News, and YouTube. Montage is an expression of you.


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App to gather visual content creating your own web pages with anything that interests you and then sharing them.

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Montage lets you gather visual content from various sources on the web and create your own web pages displaying anything that interests you, then share it with other people.

Lyn Doolan's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:15 PM

this looks great ans do easy to use

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:01 AM

Werkt niet helemaal op de iPad, ga ik zo op de Mac proberen.

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CristinaSkyBox: Evaluating Websites is a Digital Literacy Too

CristinaSkyBox: Evaluating Websites is a Digital Literacy Too | Education Technology | Scoop.it
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Learning how to research, using search engines and evaluating websites is part of digital literacies. Ana Cristina Pratas suggests some resources to help students and teachers do it more effectively. 

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs – the flipped University?

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs – the flipped University? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
 MOOCs are a phenomenon, a wake-up call for Higher Education and wake-up calls, create a sense of urgency, the first step in the process of change. Here are seven MOOC flips that explain why they may be turning traditional Higher Education on its head.
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 MOOCs isn't perfect but it's the best thing that’s happened to Higher Education in the last two hundred years.
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