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LibreOffice 4 - free open source office suite

LibreOffice 4 - free open source office suite | Education Through Stories and Media | Scoop.it
LibreOffice is the free power-packed open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.

LibreOffice 4 is the most recent stable version of our software and marks a major milestone for the LibreOffice project.


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André Manssen's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:52 AM

Dit open source programma kun je installeren zo vaak je wilt. Je hebt geen beperkingen zoals bij Microsoft Office 2013.

Zie:

McVries blogt OpenSource: "Microsoft office 2013 en de Licenties…"
http://www.mcvries.nl/2013/02/microsoft-office-2013-en-de-licenties/

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:52 PM

Create & Collaborate while creating

tracey morgan's curator insight, February 24, 2013 4:48 PM

LibreOffice is a real alternative suite for office productivity.

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Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

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David Bramley's curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:03 PM

It may be a couple of years old, but this Ted Talk is well worth another watch...Inspirational!  

 

Will someone please forward it to Michael Gove (and Stephen Twigg)?

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Donald Clark Plan B

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YouTube another MOOP (Massive Open Online Pedagogy) Learning will not be telivised, it will be digitised.


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David Bramley's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:14 PM

With the plethora of educational start-ups vying for our attention, its easy to miss the obvious.  It may not sound very 'E-', but video, in the form of YouTube is now one of the most powerful learning tools available.   

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Transforming Higher Education with IT | The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Transforming Higher Education with IT | The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation | Education Through Stories and Media | Scoop.it

President Obama recently announced a new initiative to address the question of higher education affordability. For decades, the cost of college has been growing faster than inflation, putting college out of reach for an increasing number of American families. However, if we are going to keep college cost increases down, information technology will have to play a key role, just as it has in a host of other industries. There are administrative costs and inefficiencies in higher education that are doing little to improve the quality of education but do make it less accessible to more students at a time when the opposite should be happening. ITIF will explore how IT can address these issues, looking at the experiences in various institutions and states and exploring what can be done at a federal level to improve productivity in higher education.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 20, 2013 2:00 PM

Substantial.

3ianaddison's curator insight, October 13, 2015 11:06 AM

The indicator being discussed was inflation. The cost of college has been growing more than our inflation and Obama wants to make it more affordable. I did not realize that college accessibility has been decreasing recently. 

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The Real Cost Savings of a Cloud-Based Learning Management System

The Real Cost Savings of a Cloud-Based Learning Management System | Education Through Stories and Media | Scoop.it
In order to deliver the expected level of training to their workforce... there is a solution – a cloud-based learning management system (LMS).
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5 ways online education can keep its students honest

5 ways online education can keep its students honest | Education Through Stories and Media | Scoop.it
As online learning platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX raise the stakes for students with increased partnerships with traditional universities and credit-bearing classes, here are five technologies that can help them thwart cheating.

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David Bramley's curator insight, December 19, 2012 5:25 PM

Are these the first steps towards online accreditation?  The learning may remain free, but I wonder how much the assessment will cost?  

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Information Abundance and Its Implications for Education

Information Abundance and Its Implications for Education | Education Through Stories and Media | Scoop.it

As I read through the social media networks, the concept of information overload is continually being discussed.... I have re-framed information overload from being discussed as a cautionary consequence of the technology age to us living in a time of information abundance.
As educators, we have this gift of information abundance. It should be leveraged and strategically used for our own and our students’ learning. When educators do not acknowledge, incorporate, and integrate the many types and uses of our real world technologies, they are failing their students.


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Anne Whaits's curator insight, December 16, 2012 6:42 AM

 A great post by Jackie Gerstein! She outlines 5 significant implications for education that educational leaders, policy makers and educators themselves need to heed.

John Shank's curator insight, December 17, 2012 9:52 AM

How do librarians adapt the way we approach what we do when we come from a tradition of information scarcity to an information age when information abundance is the new norm?

David Bramley's curator insight, January 10, 2013 5:20 PM

I've become more than a little obsessed with adding social learning to the educational offer for adults.  This post is a timely reminder that more fundamental changs are required, where educators are no longer the gatekeepers to information, open access to the internet is more important than expensive text books and information and digital literacies need to be embedded across the curriculum.

 

As a bonus, right at the end there is a great Pezi  on Personal Learning Networks or Students.  Brilliant :)

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Pro photographer Jim Marks talks about the Fujifilm X100S | Fujifilm

 

Jim talks about the "first romantic camera" the Fujifilm X100, the new updated X100S and why he uses them in the work he does....


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I like the idea of using a nostalgic film-like camera as I have recently bought a couple of 70s rangefinders just for fun. I would like to get one of these cameras too.

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Thomas Menk's curator insight, February 20, 2013 12:37 PM

Learn more: http://fuji.co.uk/x100s

EvilTeddie's comment, February 21, 2013 10:50 AM
Not true. I think the first "romantic" camera accolade must belong to Leica.
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Photographs on the Brain #51

Photographs on the Brain #51 | Education Through Stories and Media | Scoop.it
My generation and generations after me, young generations, are less and less interested in fact of perfect compositions and action of making a perfect image; they are more interested in just a raw emotionality of it.

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