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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
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MOOCs by the numbers: How do EdX, Coursera and Udacity stack up?

MOOCs by the numbers: How do EdX, Coursera and Udacity stack up? | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Daniel Shumski

 

"They're not the only players in the MOOC market, but whether because of high-profile founders, big funding or broad reach, they're the three biggest. So how do EdX, Coursera and Udacity stack up against each other? 

 

"None of the companies is public, so hard numbers can be difficult to come by. But here’s a snapshot of each, including a short summary of each player and where each stands by the numbers in terms of funding and course enrollment, along with key partnerships and big news (good and bad) this year. "

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Compare and Evaluate The Best Web Conferencing and Collaboration Tools

Compare and Evaluate The Best Web Conferencing and Collaboration Tools | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 22, 2013 7:34 AM

Great insight from trusted source Robin Good (@RobinGood). We are all in the "online confernece" business now (no matter what our business vertical), so important reviews of helpful tools here. 

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, April 22, 2013 9:46 PM

Mi limito a tradurre liberamente quanto scritto da Robin Good

Il sitohttps://webconferencing-test.com/en/online-meeting-home offre informazioni che consentono di comparare 35 strumenti per il web conferencing e la collaborazione on line Si tratta di strumenti software o webware.

 

Per ciascuno di essi viene proposto un link in cui è possibile: visdualizzare una descrizione del servizio e delle sue principali caratteristiche; andare alla home page del servizio; scaricare o registrarsi alla versione trial

 

I criteri in base a cui vengono esaminati i servizi di web conferenging sono: 

usabilità, funzionalità, meeting setup, installazione, trasparenza costi, sicurezza supporto piattaforma e score overall e sono spiegati qui: https://webconferencing-test.com/en/how-we-test

 

In questa pagina https://webconferencing-test.com/en/compare-tools-basic è; possibile selezionare due o più servizi per poterne confrontare direttamente le caratteristiche in base agli 8 criteri persei in considerazione

 

 

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:32 AM

Here's a comparison we'll keep handy as we continue to provide effective solutions for Web conferencing on CoolHub.

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The Urban Observatory: A New Way To Compare Cities, From The Creator Of TED

The Urban Observatory: A New Way To Compare Cities, From The Creator Of TED | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
This giant installation and a website you can play with at home lets you compare the worlds urban centers side by side.

We live in a world of easily accessible maps; however, our map knowledge is limited by the fact that no two cities collect data the same way. Maps often aren’t drawn to the same scale, and until now, there hasn’t been a way to compare data on things like income, cost of living, water distribution, and power grids.

It’s a problem that has bugged Richard Saul Wurman, the creator of the TED conference (as well as an architect and graphic designer), for decades.

Wurman recently teamed up with Jon Kamen of Radical Media and Esri president Jack Dangermond to create an ambitious solution: the Urban Observatory, an immersive exhibit featuring standardized comparative data on over 16 cities. Zoom in on one city map and other cities will simultaneously zoom in at the same scale, making it possible to compare data on traffic density, vegetation, residential land use, and so on.

 

Find more details and information at the article link...


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Infographic: the Future of Big Data

Infographic: the Future of Big Data | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Big data is not new. It has existed for ages and can be attributed even to the initial years of computing. However, one might do well to consider why is there an increased buzz around this now.

The answer is quite simple: Significant advances that have been brought about by x86 hardware have actually helped in bringing computing power to the masses. However, with new technologies, cloud computing has extended this power. Now, users have extended perimeters, while still being able to control costs effectively...


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