La «fiebre» por la educación ha sacado al país asiático del analfabetismo en apenas 60 años y ha situado a los surcoreanos entre los mejor formados y más competitivos del mundo (La educación de Corea del Sur en el podio mundial:
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them. Here are the top five secrets that game designers know, and some tips on how you can use these same game dynamics to make learning in your classroom as addictive as gaming.
Answer (1 of 65): Here is a selection of command-line tips that I've found useful when working on Linux. The emphasis is on somewhat less-known techniques that are generally important or useful to technical users.
Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: “Gadgets alone don’t make the future.” Having shown how amazingly accurate technologists in 1961 were in predicting what technologies would roll out in the future, he also showed how poorly they predicted how these gadgets would impact on our lives. In summary:
‘We are very good at guessing where our inventions might lead. We are very poor in understanding how humans might change their lives….the decision of what kind of life to live between the screens remains a political one, shaped not by our inventions but by our own decisions.’
With thousands of students still enrolling, and sites like EdX, Coursera, Udacity, and more continuing to add new course offerings, it would seem as though MOOCs are just getting bigger and better. Right? Well, maybe.
Right about time, Welcome Windows 9! We all know Windows 8 is a setback for Microsoft and Windows generations but Windows 9 is about to be released, this is more like a reminiscent of Windows Vista and Windows 7 saga.
In its fiscal second-quarter earnings release today, Microsoft said Surface revenue was $893 million during the final quarter of calendar year 2013, up from $400 million in the preceding quarter. It didn’t, however, provide information on the number of units sold and it did cost the company $932 million to generate the Surface revenue.
Still, that’s some holly jolly holiday season news, considering the Surface’s track record. The bad news, of course, is that Microsoft’s share in the tablet market is still minuscule.
Microsoft has apparently seen enough to stay committed to the Surface business for now. Sources said the company is currently working on new models. The company released its second line of Surface tablets in October and started slashing prices of its earlier model.