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Gallery of Data Visualization - Historical Milestones

Gallery of Data Visualization - Historical Milestones | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

For those interested in Infographics and  Data Visualization, this site contains a number of "Historical Milestones" in the development of the technique.

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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
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Introducing this work

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For the purposes of this Scoop.it site, the history of human interaction with information may be divided into 4 eras. The first (spoken) era ended with the invention of writing around 3000-4000 BC. The second era ended with the invention of the printing press in 1440. The third era ended, and the fourth began, with the invention of the Internet (depending how one defines its operational beginning) somewhere between 1969 and 1982. We now exist early, but decidedly, in the fourth era.

 

All readers may not agree with this interpretation of the history of information, especially with the division and numbering of the eras. That is not the main point. Rather, it is that humankind is presently existing in an era distinctly different from the one that preceded it -- that in fact, this new era is accompanied with, and characterized by, a new - and quite different - information landscape. This new Internet information landscape will challenge, disrupt, and overpower the print-oriented one that came before it. It will not completely obliterate that which preceded it, but it will render it to a subsidiary, rather than primary, level of influence.

 

Just as the printing press altered humanity's relationship with information, thereby resulting in massive restructuring of political, religious, economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific, and other realms of life; so too will the advance of digital technology occasion analogous transformations in the corresponding universe of present and future human activity.

 

This site will concern itself primarily with how K-20 education in the US, and the people who comprise its constituencies, may be affected by this transformative movement from one era to the next. All ideas considered here appear, to me at least, to impact the learning enterprise in some way. Accordingly, this work looks at the present and the future through a lens that is predominantly, but far from entirely, a digital one. -JL

 

Opinions expressed, scooped, or copied in this Scoop.it topic are my own and should in no way be understood to reflect those of my employer.

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Margaret Waage's comment, June 20, 2013 7:43 AM
Jim - I like your perspective. Great subject matter here!
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Beautiful!

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What happens when a college recruits black students others consider too risky? - The Hechinger Report

What happens when a college recruits black students others consider too risky? - The Hechinger Report | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"...a growing group of colleges and universities think that the calculation for who is “at risk” is fundamentally wrong. They not only accept students often turned away by other four-year universities, but also aggressively recruit them, believing that their academic potential has been vastly underrated.

 

"Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey has a graduation rate for black students that is far above the national average. But instead of offering out-sized athletic scholarships or perks to potential out-of-state students, the university is doubling down on a bid for students who are often ignored — low-income, urban, public high school graduates with mediocre test scores.
Rutgers offers free tuition for low- and moderate-income Newark residents and local transfer students, regardless of their GPAs and test scores. Its newly minted honors program doesn’t consider SAT scores for admissions. It has put emotional and financial supports in place. Course offerings have been enhanced."

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How to apply a design thinking, HCD, UX or any creative process from scratch — Digital Experience Design — Medium

How to apply a design thinking, HCD, UX or any creative process from scratch - Digital Experience Design - Medium

"This how-to article aims at providing designers, creative thinkers or even project managers with a tool to set up, frame, organise, structure, run or manage design challenges, and projects: The Double Diamond revamped.

In order to do so, I have come up with an own and a revamped version of the Double Diamond process. In case, you are familiar with the British Design Council’s Double Diamond, IDEO’s human centred design ideology or @d.school’s Design Thinking process you might be familiar with the majority of approaches, steps and tools in the following paragraphs of this article."

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This remarkable article presents a Master's degree in design in a 7-minute read. One might read it in 7 minutes, but the knowledge will last for a lifetime. Outstanding presentation, not to be missed.

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Play is the new PHD: Kelsey Ramsden at TEDxKelowna

Kelsey Ramsden is Canada's Top Female Entrepreneur ranked by Profit and Chatelaine Magazines. In her work she balances venom and virtue, book and stree
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TEDxSJU - Rita J King and Joshua Fouts - Career advice

Science House, New York, NY A journalist and entrepreneur, Rita uses the Internet and digital environments to innovate work, education, and outreach. In th
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TEDxNASA - Rita King - Creativity and Design of Identity and Community

She thinks of technology as a prism held up to the bright beam of the imagination to create a new global culture and economy. Rita J. King i
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Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…

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Web 5.0 will be about the (emotional) interaction between humans and computers. The interaction will become a daily habit for a lot of people based on neurotechnology.
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Portfolios hold new promise for schools

Portfolios hold new promise for schools | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Decades ago, portfolio assessment—using samples of classroom work to document students’ progress toward learning goals—meant finding room for bulging binders stuffed with paper. But digital technologies that make it far easier to collect, curate, share and store student work have dismantled the physical barriers that once made portfolio assessment daunting. Schools are now taking a fresh look at the practice.

“The technology is so powerful,” says Mark Barnes, a former Cleveland-area teacher who now runs educational publishing company Times 10. “It gives educators an opportunity to create an ongoing conversation about learning.”
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OER Commons

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from Ed Surge

 

"OER Commons—a public library of Open Educational Resources (OER). Use a simple search bar to explore over 50,000 open resources by keyword, subject and level. Create a group to share common resources; mix and match content with authoring tools; or design a microsite at a unique URL for your individual course.

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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News)

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

from EdSurge

 

"TEN YEARS OF EDUCATION RESEARCH has shown we are failing to use technology effectively with underserved students, who are mostly subjected to “drill-and-practice or remediation” activities, writes Molly B. Zielezinski, a doctoral candidate at Stanford’s School of Education. But there’s hope—she recently completed a 500-paper lit review with professors Linda-Darling Hammond and Shelley Goldman to identify five actionable tips to provide equitable digital learning opportunities to low-income students."

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All the Biggest Announcements From Google I/O 2016

All the Biggest Announcements From Google I/O 2016 | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The keynote for Google I/O 2016 just ended, and here's a summary of all the biggest news.
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Written notes, or if you're too lazy, a nice video that captures it all in a couple of minutes. Lots and lots of cool stuff..."coming this fall." The crowd shot in the beginning of the video is quite impressive.

Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 19, 3:34 AM

I wish there was more detail about the VR announcement, but this teaser is really tantalizing. This summary is about 2.5 minutes.

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2016 Horizon Report Wiki - Wearable Technology

2016 Horizon Report Wiki - Wearable Technology | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Fascinating collection of entries and links about Wearable Tech that was gathered for the 2016 Horizon Report - Higher Ed. 

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Teachers Creating and Curating OER-Based Curricula: An Example from Tullahoma City Schools -- THE Journal

Teachers Creating and Curating OER-Based Curricula: An Example from Tullahoma City Schools -- THE Journal | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Tullahoma City Schools (in Tennessee) began our work in the 2012-13 school year with the statewide adoption of social studies standards and a belief that we could effectively implement a high quality OER migration. We identified curricular needs to be met in our proposed transition and identified nine social studies courses (third grade to high school American history) in need of OER content. We then interviewed and ultimately selected eight teachers to serve as our first generation of content creators/curators. The TCS team knew that they had the ability to provide the quality of work expected, and they also knew that the district needed to support and invest in the OER migration rather than simply provide a tacit nod of approval or endorsement. 
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Teach with the Force: 15 Resources | Shelly Terrell :: Tech Learning

Teach with the Force: 15 Resources | Shelly Terrell :: Tech Learning | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Below, I have collected over 10 posts full of ideas from how to manage your classroom like a Jedi to teaching math with Star Wars infographics. You will find posters, lesson plans, and activities to help engage your learners and maybe seem like a Jedi teacher.
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The Oracle-Google Case Will Decide the Future of Software

The Oracle-Google Case Will Decide the Future of Software | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
THE LEGAL BATTLE between Oracle and Google is about to come to an end. And nothing less is as stake than the future of programming. Today lawyers for both companies are set to make their closing arguments in the fight over whether Google’s use of the Java application programming interface (API)—an arcane but critically important part of the Android mobile operating system—was legal. Regardless of how the jury rules, the case has already had a permanent effect on the way developers build software.

For a case with such potentially great impact on the tech industry, it can be tough to follow. It’s dragged on for years, and the details, both technical and legal, can get deeply esoteric. But for anyone who cares about the future of business or technology, it’s a vital case to understand. So we’ll do our best to make sense of it for you.
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Stuff I read every day :: Sarah Blask — Medium

Stuff I read every day :: Sarah Blask — Medium | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
I’ve had a surprisingly large number of people ask me recently how I manage to stay so on top of the news every day so I thought I’d pull it together in a post here.
I spend a minimum of an hour each weekday reading and many more than that on weekends. Some people will try to tell me they “don’t have time” for reading news which I find to be pretty inexcusable, TBH. Maybe they don’t have an hour, but reading every day is like exercising—you have to intentionally budget the time and if you select the right two newsletters to skim, you can accomplish this in ten minutes.
The hour I spend is easily the most important and fulfilling hour of my day. I care deeply about what’s going on in the world and how the heartbeat of our culture is evolving as a result. To understand that dynamic, it’s critical to closely follow what’s going on.
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After Robots Take Our Jobs, This Is What the Economy Will Look Like

Imagine a world where robots perform the vast majority of our jobs. Food is factory-farmed by automated machines and delivered to us by fleets of drones and self-driving trucks. Our houses are built by giant, roving 3-D printers. We're free to simply pursue our passions and explore. Now ask yourself: How is anyone going to make any money?

For many futurists and economic theorists, the answer is a "basic income," a wage you receive from the government just for being human.

The idea isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. 
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Cusp 2011 Rita J King

Rita J. King's lifelong passion for science started in childhood when she first learned about quarks. Today she's Executive Vice President for Busines
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Imagination age - Wikipedia

Imagination age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The imagination age is a theoretical period beyond the information age where creativity and imagination will become the primary creators of economic value. This contrasts with the information age where analysis and thinking were the main activities.

"The concept holds that technologies like virtual reality, user created content and YouTube will change the way humans interact with each other and how they create economic and social structures. A key concept is that the rise of the immersive virtual reality, the cyberspace or the metaverse will raise the value of imagination work of designers, artists, video makers and actors over rational thinking as a foundation of culture and economics.

"Imagination Age" has been popularized as a cultural and economic philosophy by artist, writer and cultural philosopher Rita J. King in her November 2007 essay for the British Council, "The Emergence of a New Global Culture in the Imagination Age" where she began using the phrase, "Toward a New Global Culture and Economy in the Imagination Age".[4] King further refined the development of her thinking in a 2008 Paris essay entitled, "Our Vision for Sustainable Culture in the Imagination Age"[5]

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The Every Student Succeeds Act includes some new ideas on how to train better teachers - The Hechinger Report

The Every Student Succeeds Act includes some new ideas on how to train better teachers - The Hechinger Report | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could usher in new ways to prepare teachers for the classroom, wrote Sarah Garland in December 2015 for The Hechinger Report. Some ESSA provisions allow states to institute new degree-granting academies for teachers outside of traditional higher education systems, and encourage the creation of residency programs in which teacher recruits are paired with veterans for a year of in-classroom training alongside coursework. Alternative programs like these are already popular in certain states, but the new law could spur even faster expansion -- which could be controversial. "The way the language is couched, you read it, it sounds so fabulous for prospective teachers and education generally. And then you stop and think, 'Wait a minute. We're talking about using money to support teacher preparation programs that aren't accountable,'" said Pamela Carroll of the University of Central Florida. But even those concerned about a possible lowering of standards were heartened by the law's promotion of training in which new recruits spend significant time overseen by an experienced teacher in a real classroom. New regulations for teacher-preparation programs that the Department of Education is set to release could indicate whether regulations will apply across the board to traditional programs and alternatives."

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Google's plan to revolutionize smartphones will start shipping next year

Google's plan to revolutionize smartphones will start shipping next year | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
A base frame contains the phone's core components, but each additional part will be bought separately so your phone specializes in whatever you want it to.

Via Philippe Trebaul, Yves Carmeille "Libre passeur"
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Interesting technology...one wonders if Google may expand this concept into larger devices like tablets.....
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Robot Butler's Creativity Surprises Its Own Makers

Robot Butler's Creativity Surprises Its Own Makers | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
A robot designed to clear clutter has learned how to cradle items in its arms, the same way a human might hold a baby, Carnegie Mellon University said Wednesday. Even more remarkable, the robot seems to have tapped into this tender side all on its own.

“We never taught it that,” Siddhartha Srinivasa, an associate professor of robotics at the school, said in a press release.

The robot, dubbed the Home Exploring Robot Butler (HERB), uses a series of algorithms to solve problems and move objects around. HERB’s most remarkable feature is the ability to both recognize specific types of items and move them to certain areas. In a video shared by Carnegie Mellon, HERB can be seen locating blocks and sorting them according to color.
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Google I/O 2016 - Keynote

Watch the entire Google I/O Keynote here. Some highlights include the new messaging app Allo, the Video conferencing app Duo, the latest in Develope

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The full video of the over 2 hour and 8 minute keynote. In the first 11 hours, this video had over 500,000 views.

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The full video of the over 2 hour and 8 minute keynote. In the first 11 hours, this video had over 500,000 views.

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The full video of the over 2 hour and 8 minute keynote. In the first 11 hours, this video had over 500,000 views.

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Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up' (EdSurge Guides)

Bridging Education and Work: New Models for 'Skilling Up' (EdSurge Guides) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"In today’s knowledge economy, people expect change over the course of their careers. More than 90 percent of millennials plan to stay in their jobs less than three years. They’ll spiral between work and learning, sometimes blurring the lines between both. As they continue to build foundational knowledge throughout their lifetimes, they’ll add job-specific skills along the way, getting a certificate in data analytics one year and sprinkling in some coding classes the next.

But will these new models of learning help more adults achieve the quality of life they want? Or will they drive inequalities between those who can afford to shell out for one-off learning experiences and those who can’t risk leaving their current position?"

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Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms -- THE Journal

Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms -- THE Journal | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Classroom wearable technology in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 46 percent over the next four years, according to a recent report released by Research and Markets, a Dublin, Ireland-based market research firm.

“Classroom Wearables Technology Market in the U.S. 2016-2020” covered the present scenario and the growth prospects of the scholastic wearables market, which includes devices such as smart glasses, smart watches, fitness trackers, wearable cameras and virtual reality headgear. To calculate the market size, the report documented classroom wearable devices by product, in K-12 schools, in higher education, by revenue in 2014 and 2015 and by shipments. The classroom wearables market appears to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
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On the Soul-Sustaining Necessity of Resisting Self-Comparison and Fighting Cynicism: A Commencement Address :: Maria Popova

On the Soul-Sustaining Necessity of Resisting Self-Comparison and Fighting Cynicism: A Commencement Address :: Maria Popova | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
But here’s the thing about self-comparison: In addition to making you vacate your own experience, your own soul, your own life, in its extreme it breeds resignation. If we constantly feel that there is something more to be had — something that’s available to those with a certain advantage in life, but which remains out of reach for us — we come to feel helpless. And the most toxic byproduct of this helpless resignation is cynicism — that terrible habit of mind and orientation of spirit in which, out of hopelessness for our own situation, we grow embittered about how things are and about what’s possible in the world. Cynicism is a poverty of curiosity and imagination and ambition.
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