What are the primary purposes and practices of education, and how can technology accelerate or decelerate them? * When we talk about disruptive technologies, what systems and players are we really seeking to change and to what end? * What sectors, institutions and populations are we mobilizing for innovation and for whom are we mobilizing them? * How do we design, build and fund infrastructures around new connections across and configurations of learning? * How do we cultivate a healthy, symbiotic ecosystem of innovation that leads to a future of Connected Learning?
Think about collective intelligence as billions of human brains working using future super computers as a platform. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Srini Devadas described “collective intelligence” as consisting of two pillars: cloud computing and crowd computing. Cloud computing is using the Internet as a platform and making access to information available to everyone. Crowd computing, according to him, involves the analysis of information into “collective intelligence” far beyond what we have today."
Over the past few years I have been meeting with a steady stream of entrepreneurs who are determined to reshape the textbook business. While some of these new ventures are in the area of K-12 publishing (these tend to be the more ambitious schemes), most have targeted the market for higher education textbooks....
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De Stichting Bibliotheek.nl wil een groter budget voor digitale content. De stichting gelooft namelijk dat het gebruik van ebooks binnen twee á drie jaar zal versnellen. “Dit patroon is zichtbaar in de VS en ook bij andere markten, zoals de muziekmarkt. Over vijf jaar zal vermoedelijk driekwart van het boekaanbod ook een e-bookvariant hebben.”
Siva Vaidhyanathan has written a stimulating and controversial book about Google. Its subtitle is And Why We Should Worry - and what I didn't worry about made me think and argue. What is going on is fascinating, and as he makes clear, what could be going on if these tools and resources get into the metaphorical wrong hands is alarming.
This book is a step forward in understanding the learning behaviour of clustered technology-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Drawing upon qualitative and quantitative research methods and sampling techniques, it identifies how learning for innovation is stimulated or inhibited.
The Economist (and it could only be the Economist) blog makes an astonishing attempt at quantification with the following chart, titled "When history was made":equation from years lived and economic output. ``it neglects completely the value of stories -other thean massproduction and profit.
Informatietechnologie is doorgedrongen tot alle aspecten van ons maatschappelijke, zakelijke, sociale en persoonlijke leven. Van bankpas en navigatiesysteem tot buienradar, informatica is volstrekt onmisbaar geworden. Maar om de betrouwbaarheid en kwaliteit van steeds grotere en complexere informatietechniek te kunnen garanderen, zullen antwoorden op fundamentele vragen nodig zijn.
The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest recently brought together 180 experts from around the globe at a forum concerning intellectual property issues from a public interest perspective.
Valuing Openness and the Public Domain Strengthening Limitations and Exceptions Setting Public Interest Priorities for Patent Reform Supporting Cultural Creativity Checking Enforcement Excesses Requiring Evidence-based Policy Making
SF Weekly (blog)Dumbest Generation's Mark Bauerlein Berates Baby Boomers and Text-Obsessed TeensSF Weekly (blog)In his 2008 bestseller The Dumbest Generation, Bauerlein made a name for himself by arguing that "the digital age stupefies young...