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EU Parliament says other countries spy, but not as much as the UK or US

EU Parliament says other countries spy, but not as much as the UK or US | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The European Parliament's research department has found that four out of five member states surveyed carry out wide-scale telecommunications surveillance.

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Want To See Who Watches You Online? This Browser Add-On Lets You

Want To See Who Watches You Online? This Browser Add-On Lets You | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Mozilla Firefox has released an add-on called Lightbeam that allows Internet users to monitor the first and third parties monitoring them.
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Why Apple Is Gunning for Microsoft - Datamation

Apple's announcement yesterday made it clear that Microsoft -- not Google -- is Enemy #1.
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Is ‘massive open online research’ (MOOR) the next frontier for education?

Is ‘massive open online research’ (MOOR) the next frontier for education? | Education Technology | Scoop.it

UC San Diego is launching the first major online course that prominently features “massive open online research” (MOOR).

 

For Bioinformatics, UC San Diego computer science and engineering professor Pavel Pevzner and his graduate students are offering a course on Coursera that combines research with a MOOC (massive open online course) for the first time.

 

“All students who sign up for the course will be given an opportunity to work on specific research projects under the leadership of prominent bioinformatics scientists from different countries, who have agreed to interact and mentor their respective teams.”

 

“The natural progression of education is for people to make a transition from learning to research, which is a huge jump for many students, and essentially impossible for students in isolated areas,” said Ph.D. student Phillip Compeau, who helped develop the online course. “By integrating the research with an interactive text and a MOOC, it creates a pipeline to streamline this transition.”

 

Bioinformatics Algorithms (Part I) will run for eight weeks starting October 21, 2013, and students are now able to sign up and download some of the course materials. It is offered free of charge to everyone.

 

Another unique feature of the online course: Pevzner and Compeau have developed Bioinformatics Algorithms: An Active-Learning Approach, a e-book supporting the course, while Pevzner’s colleagues in Russia developed a content delivery system that integrates the e-book with hundreds of quizzes and dozens of homework problems.

 

The U.S.-Russian team, led by Pevzner’s foreign student Nikolay Vyahhi, also implemented the online course using the beta version of Stepic, a new, fully integrated educational platform and startup developed by Vyahhi. Stepic derives its name from the “step-by-step, epic” solution its developers delivered for electronic publishing.

 

The course also provides access to Rosalind, a free online resource for learning bioinformatics through problem solving. Rosalind was developed by Pevzner’s students and colleagues in San Diego and St. Petersburg with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Russian Ministry of Education, and Russian Internet billionaires Yuri Milner and Pavel Durov through their “Start Fellows” award. Rosalind already has over 10,000 active users worldwide.

 

Rosalind — named in honor of British scientist Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray crystallography with Raymond Gosling facilitated the discovery of the DNA double helix by Watson and Crick — will grade the programming assignments. They come in the form of bioinformatics problems of growing complexity as the course progresses.

 

“We developed Rosalind to inspire both biologists and computer science students,” said Rosalind principal developer Vyahhi, who worked with Pevzner during the latter’s sabbatical in Russia. “The platform allows biologists to develop vital programming skills for bioinformatics at their own pace, and Rosalind can also appeal to programmers who have never been exposed to some of the exciting computational problems generated by molecular biology.”


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Technologies For Patient Engagement

Technologies For Patient Engagement | Education Technology | Scoop.it

It is generally assumed that technology assists individuals in improving the quality of their lives. However, the impact of new technologies and media on well-being and positive functioning is still somewhat controversial.


In a paper on HealthAffairs, authors Guendalina Graffigna*, Serena Barello and Giuseppe Riva propose using the “positive technology” approach to influence three dimensions of health experience—affective quality (hedonic), actualization (heudaimonic), and connectedness (social or interpersonal)—that they consider crucial for fostering patient engagement through e-health interventions 

 

In the positive technology approach, patient engagement is achieved by structuring the experience using a goal, rules, and a feedback system; using multimedia and interactive data to provide additional information about the patient’s options; and replacing a real-world experience with a synthetic one, with the help of virtual reality.

 

Positive technology easily supports strategies like the “choice architecture” of Robert Nease and coauthors (Feb 2013) to overcome cognitive issues.

 

Also, positive technology is able to augment patients’ experience in health decisions by making them more aware of their choices and offering different shared virtual spaces that support them in making the choice that best reflects their perspective.

 

The Positive Technology Approach is introduced in the paper http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22149077?dopt=Abstract which also touches upon Positive Psychology.    The Original Paper from where the majority of content above is scooped is available at http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/6/1172.4.full.html ;
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cMOOCs and xMOOCs - key differences

cMOOCs and xMOOCs - key differences | Education Technology | Scoop.it
As xMOOCs become more successful and begin to experiment with pedagogies that go beyond the didactic video lecture approach, I have been trying to understand the essential differences between the o...
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Inventing the future of publishing through human curated big data

Semantic technology has been around for years and was supposed to save us from information overload. So far, it failed. The Semantic Web or Web 3.0 is still Tim Berners-Lee's dream, and good old Web 2.0 keeps drowning us in oceans of content. But while social media is certainly the cause of this deluge of information, it can also be the solution: first, as it provides us with a huge amount of data that we can use to qualify this information through big data technology; second, because it educated and created a need for millions to become human curators. By combining algorithms and humans, we reinvent media while bringing the meaning back to the Web.


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Becky Mowat's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:32 AM

Wow!This is slideshare is a must read for all of us insomniac curators! Find out how our "humanrithms"  help us to curate! You will feel better about spending  wee hours curating with this excellent slideshare about how Big data+Human Curation=Clever Publishing and Sharing!! Thankyou for an excellent and funny slideshare  Guillaume Decugis,  Co-Founder and CEO of Scoop.it!

Beth Kanter's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:49 PM

related to this conversation? 

https://twitter.com/RobinGood/status/453190878644166656

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Apple officially launches the cylindrical Mac Pro

Apple officially launches the cylindrical Mac Pro | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Historically, the Mac Pro has been a beast of a machine -- a giant footprint on the desks of professionals. When it was originally released in 2006, it became an iconic fixture among artistic professionals.
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Yahoo To Launch Consumer Tech Site With Help Of New York Times’ David Pogue | TechCrunch

Yahoo To Launch Consumer Tech Site With Help Of New York Times’ David Pogue | TechCrunch | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Yahoo is planning to launch a consumer tech website with the help of long-time NYT columnist David Pogue. The news comes by way of Brian Stelter,..
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German telecommunications increasing efforts to profit from NSA damage

German telecommunications increasing efforts to profit from NSA damage | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Email Made in Germany campaign contrasts 'insecure' reputation of US companies with secure German providers
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How to Search On Google – Do You Know These Tricks?

How to Search On Google – Do You Know These Tricks? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Advanced Google Search Queries We use Google every time we come online to find something. But are you getting the best results? Of course, Google gives you t(...)
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MIT's 'Kinect of the Future' Device Tracks People Through Walls [VIDEO]

MIT's 'Kinect of the Future' Device Tracks People Through Walls [VIDEO] | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT have developed a "kinect of the future" motion tracker that can follow the movements of a person through a wall.
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Check out The Sites We Love Right Now on TIME's 50 Best Websites list

Check out The Sites We Love Right Now on TIME's 50 Best Websites list | Education Technology | Scoop.it
TIME's annual salute to sites and services that keep you entertained and informed, save you time and money — and maybe even change your life
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ITRI iAT Technology

ITRI's newly developed head-mounted display utilizes proprietary Air Touch technology to display information and images by projecting them on the front surfa...
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Shadow Puppet

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:17 AM

More uses to share information, to learn

Mike Hale's curator insight, October 25, 2013 6:43 AM

Explain an idea with photographs or teach someone something new.

Anita Vance's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:44 AM

Looking for an easy to learn teaching and learning tool?  try this one...thanks to ScoopIt! and Digital Delights.

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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Education Technology | Scoop.it

The following topics are covered:

 

Aerospace, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computers, Cosmology, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Future, General Science, Geoscience, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics, and Sociology.

 

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

 

NOTE: To subscribe to the RSS feed of Amazing Science, copy http://www.scoop.it/t/amazing-science/rss.xml into the URL field of your browser and click "subscribe".

 

This newsletter is aggregated from over 1450 news sources:

http://www.genautica.com/links/1450_news_sources.html

 

All my Tweets and Scoop.It! posts sorted and searchable:

http://www.genautica.com/tweets/index.html


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Siegfried Holle's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:45 AM

Your knowledge is your strength and power 

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Acceso gratuito a documentos de las mejores universidades del mundo

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, December 28, 2014 11:58 AM

WoW  .. Expand  your mind!! It has room to grow!!! 

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Sitting's toll on the body

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Teach with Movies is now free!

Teach with Movies is now free! | Education Technology | Scoop.it

"TeachWithMovies offers access to more than 350 lesson plans and learning guides for movies and films.

I’ve long been a big fan of reading and studying movies. I’ve been a fan of this site’s rich curricular materials for many years.

I just discovered that I do not need to re-subscribe.

The site is now available for free (though it will now host unobtrusive advertising and encourage voluntary donations)."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:56 PM

This site is new to me but it looks like a great resource and Joyce Valenza has an in-depth post that shares many great features. It is easy to search for movies - alphabetically, age, subject and more. The learning guides include "Learning guides include a description, rationale for using the film, student learning objectives, potential problems for using the film, discussion questions, and assignment and assessment ideas, social-emotional learning discussion questions, bridges to reading, web links, selected awards, cast and director information, and bibliographies."

Do you use movies in your clasroom or are you interested in using them? If so check out this post.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:12 PM

This is good news!! Movies are a great way to engage the current generation and having this resource free is fantastic.

safaa mostafa's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:20 AM

This will be the only way of learning once upon a time.

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Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled | MIT Technology Review

Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled | MIT Technology Review | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade. But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more
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Las cifras del mundo del desarrollo de software #infografia #infographic

Las cifras del mundo del desarrollo de software #infografia #infographic | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía sobre las cifras del mundo del desarrollo de software. Un saludo "100%" alt="[Infographic] Developer Economics Q3 2013 - State of the Developer Nation" />
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An infographic on the figures in the world of software development. Developer #Economics 

 

The site is in Spanish but the Infographic in English.

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New Algorithm Helps Cochlear Implants Detect Music

New Algorithm Helps Cochlear Implants Detect Music | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Advancement allows patients to hear differences in pitch and timbre.
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Google Launches 'Project Shield' to Defend Against Cyberattacks

Google Launches 'Project Shield' to Defend Against Cyberattacks | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Google launced Project Shield, a tool to protect websites against cyberattacks that can take them offline.
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Google Glass May Soon Call You a Car, Tune Your Instrument

Google Glass May Soon Call You a Car, Tune Your Instrument | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A look at Google Glass' firmware revealed voice commands such as "call me a car" and "translate this," as well as a new double blink eye command.
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IBM's New Computer is Powered by "Electronic Blood"

IBM's New Computer is Powered by "Electronic Blood" | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A supercomputer that is fueled with blood? It's coming!
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