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iPads in the classroom – A development of a taxonomy for the use of iPads in schools

The investigation shows that almost all objectives, teaching tasks and concepts of thecurriculum can be promoted with the aid of tablet computers. Nevertheless, a lot ofprerequisites in terms of hardware and software are required for a successful integration of tablets. In addition, there are some drawbacks, such as the lack of teacher training and slower text production.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 18, 2013 2:28 PM

A useful ebook for integrating iPads into the classroom

Darren Smith's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:45 PM

Interesting research.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:22 AM

I am once again grateful for all of the educators willing to share resources with the rest of us.  Nik has provided an insightful publication on the use of iPads in the classroom. 

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Modelo de negócio ou modelo de negação

Modelo de negócio ou modelo de negação | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

No domingo tentei comprar a edição web de um jornal do Sul do país. Estava interessado em um texto específico, mas, sem a esperança de poder pagar somente por ele, pensei comprar a edição do dia, ler o que me interessava e descartar o restante. O leitor, no entanto, é um herói no Brasil. Para ler um único texto, a publicação exigia que eu fizesse uma assinatura mensal. Resultado: acabei pedindo ajuda pelo Facebook. Em instantes, li o artigo sem pagar nada.

Esse episódio guarda semelhanças com as edições para tablet de vários periódicos brasileiros. Embora as publicações não tenham nas versões digitais os custos de impressão e alguns de distribuição – e o leitor arque com a compra do aparelho, a conexão de internet para fazer o download e com o espaço para armazenamento -, as edições para tablet cobram preço superior ao do impresso. Será que este é um modelo de negócio para vingar ou é um modelo de negação do negócio?

Hoje, Jeff Jarvis comenta no The Guardian o anunciado fechamento do The Daily, criado em fevereiro de 2011 e visto como a redenção do modelo impresso levado ao digital; a possibilidade de manutenção dos modelos de produção e remuneração já testados nos impressos; a vingança contra o modelo gratuito da internet que fez sangrar as empresas de mídia nessa última década.

Jarvis lista três razões pelas quais a morte do The Daily estava anunciada desde o começo:


1) O Paywall 
2)Produto destinado a um único tipo de aparelho
3)Edição em pacotes

Não quero repetir os argumentos de Jarvis, mas quero comentar dois deles.O que poderia manter ativa a publicação e garantido seu modelo de cobrança pelo conteúdo seria a sua relevância, a sua originalidade. Porém, o texto de Jarvis dá pistas sobre os obstáculos desse caminho. Ele reproduz declaração de Larry Kramer, do USA Today, ao explicar por que não levanta um paywall em seu jornal: “nós não somos suficientemente originais” para cobrar pelo conteúdo.


Os meios digitais derrubaram limites no jornalismo. Um deles é a obrigação de criar pacotes determinados pelo tempo. O jornalismo online pode se livrar do fantasma do fechamento, da exigência de seguir prazos definidos pela indústria e não pela maturidade do conteúdo. Um ciclo de 24 horas ou de 7 dias consolida a informação do período, mas não melhora o resultado da edição para o leitor, pelo contrário. Para os leitores já habituados a acessar informações pela internet, esse ciclo obrigatório não faz sentido. É uma pena que os meios façam de tudo para preservá-lo.

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Why are Android users less engaged than iOS users?

Why are Android users less engaged than iOS users? | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

Android has raced ahead of iOS in smartphone share but it continues to fall behind in usage and engagement in the U.S. The latest data from IBM  on Black Friday shopping traffic underscores just how much iOS outperforms Android. Asymco has some good charts that highlight the engagement gap.

IBM said that 77 percent of mobile traffic on Black Friday came from iOS devices. This despite the fact that Comscore said that Android has 52.5 percent of smartphone subscribers while iOS has 34.3 percent. Some of it comes down to the iPad, which is still the dominant tablet and produces the most traffic compared to iPhones and Android phones. But like the iPhone, the iPad exhibits outsized usage patterns beyond its actual marketshare. Gartner said in the third quarter, iPad shipments have dropped to 50.4 percent. But IBM said it contributed 88 percent of the tablet traffic over the long weekend.

This is a pattern than has been in place over the last few years. But now that Android is now the top dog on smartphones marketshare-wise and is eating into the iPad’s lead thanks to the Kindle Fire, Nook and other Android tablets, why is iOS still so dominant? 

 

Keep reading: http://gigaom.com/mobile/why-are-android-users-less-engaged-than-ios-users/

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Citizen journalists report Sierra Leone elections by SMS

Citizen journalists report Sierra Leone elections by SMS | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

On Saturday Sierra Leone went to the polls. The story of the elections was covered by a group of newly-trained citizen journalists posting updates by SMS, most using basic 'green screen' Nokia mobile phones.

Those text reports, giving details such as the number of people waiting at a polling station, quotes from voters, and colour such as "no electricity at Femi Turner station Godrich as it is an unfinished building, NEC agents using lamps to count", were sent for the price of a local text and received to a Gmail account in London, from where they were verified, curated and manually posted to Twitter.

Through journalism training and using cheap-to-use technology, the enthusiastic reporters, many of whom were in areas of Sierra Leone with no electricity or access to computers, were able to share reports with those online. One citizen journalist, who had both arms cut off at the elbow during the civil war, was able to use the pincer mechanism built on the end of his arm by doctors, to text and therefore to report.

 

Keep reading: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/citizen-journalists-report-sierra-leone-elections-by-sms-/s2/a551240/

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Asymco's Horace Dediu on the future for smartphones and tablets

Asymco's Horace Dediu on the future for smartphones and tablets | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

The mobile industry disruption wrought by Apple, Samsung andsmartphones more generally in the last five years continues, making it hard to predict how the next five years will shake out, even for those currently-dominant manufacturers, according to Asymco founder Horace Dediu. Dediu was speaking at the Guardian Mobile Business Summit 2012 conference in London, where he gave a keynote speech on the structural and macroeconomic challenges facing the mobile industry, and what it means for businesses.

"The challenge in the last few years of predicting anything is that things have changed so rapidly," said Dediu, noting that in the first quarter of 2007, Nokia sold 91.1m handsets, rising to 133.5m in the fourth quarter of that year.

By early 2012 Samsung had overtaken Nokia, yet when it comes to actual revenues, Apple had already overtaken the company towards the end of 2011 – and it was already the most profitable mobile handset maker in late 2009. "All of this is because of smartphones," said Dediu. "There's only one theory we know of in business that explains this phenomenon: it's called disruption theory.. It means small beats large. It means David beats Goliath."

Keep reading: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2012/nov/19/horace-dediu-asymco-smartphone-tablet-market?CMP=twt_fd 

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Is Twitter Ruining Journalism or Making It Better?

Is Twitter Ruining Journalism or Making It Better? | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

It's undeniable that Twitter has changed—and is still changing—the face of journalism. It makes some things simpler and some things more complicated. But how is it affecting journalism on the whole? This PBS Off-Book segment gives that some thought and uncovers one deep, universal truth: Twitter is neato.

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Are smartphones now essential for journalism?

Are smartphones now essential for journalism? | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

Between hurricane Sandy and the US presidential elections we now have confirmation, if you needed it, that Instagram is a big social player. I can see why Facebook bought it - there's plenty of evidence that people interact more around photos than anything else on Facebook. Instagram -  as a pure photo social network - has an obvious appeal. And people are using it to share so much material around big news events that reporters just can't afford to ignore it. 

Instagram skills are pretty much an essential part of the social media journalist toolbox now. Last week I did some work with the Interhacktives on verification and identification of images from Instagram. It was a good session - but it did expose a problem. A few of the students had BlackBerries or older model Android phones that didn't support Instagram. How could they participate? Some universities now set compulsory tech standards for their students. That might have to expand to phones, if services are going to stay mobile-only, like Instagram. Now, that service is starting to make it a little easier to access material via the web (here's my Instagram feed) - and there are tools that allow you to interact with hashtagged content directly -  but this trend is only going to continue. 

Right now, it feels like an Android or iOS smartphone is pretty close to essential for anyone serious about using social tools as part of their journalism. But am I missing something? 

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Responsive design: Opportunities and challenges for news sites

Responsive design: Opportunities and challenges for news sites | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

All four news outlets featured in this article - the Guardian, the BBC, Midland News Association and Time.com - have all in the past few months unveiled their latest steps in responsive design. Last month the Guardian lifted the curtain on its "work-in-progress" responsive beta site, Time announced its redesign for the magazine's website and BBC News started rolling out as default its responsive site onto mobile phones.

And in the same month the Midland News Association title the Express & Star launched its responsive site, following in the footsteps of the Shropshire Star which made the same move in August. The decision to pursue a responsive design was greatly fuelled by the increasing use of mobile devices by users to access news content, and the desire on the part of news outlets to improve the mobile experience when viewing content on a browser.

When it comes to reach, news outlets keen to target audiences across platforms are encouraged to consider the responsive route. "Our users are coming to us not just on desktops anymore, they're coming to us on the iPad, they're coming to us on their Android phones, and we want to be where the users are," managing editor Cathy Sharick said.

"I think anybody who's trying to reach a large audience on many different devices, responsive design is something they ought to be thinking about," Chris Russell, head of product for news at BBC Future Media told Journalism.co.uk. And over in the US Time.com was experiencing the same diversity when it came to the platforms content was being accessed from.

 

Keep reading: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/10-talking-points-for-news-outlets-considering-responsive-redesign/s2/a551129/

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The NYT is trying to make its mobile apps more than simple containers for news stories

The NYT is trying to make its mobile apps more than simple containers for news stories | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it
With the Olympics, Hurricane Sandy, and the election, 2012 has given plenty of opportunities for the Times to push live video, interactive graphics, and other webby forms into its smartphone and tablet apps.
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Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy

Why Time Magazine Used Instagram To Cover Hurricane Sandy | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

If there was still any debate about whether serious photojournalism can take place in the context of camera phones and cutesy retro filters, it’s over now. To document the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast, Time magazine turned to Instagram, a.k.a. that iPhone app your sister-in-law uses to document her creative table settings. And the results were impressive. As the storm closed in on the coast Monday morning, Time’s director of photography, Kira Pollack, rounded up five photographers from the region and gave them access to the magazine’s Instagram feed. The photographers it sought out – Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes — are all heavy users of the Facebook-owned social photo platform. Using Instagram as the primary outlet for breaking news coverage was an experiment, Pollack says, but one motivated by necessity. “We just thought this is going to be the fastest way we can cover this and it’s the most dirct route,” she says .”It’s wasn’t like, ‘Oh, this is a trend, let’s assign this on Instagram.’ It was about how quickly can we get pictures to our readers.”

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What to Bring: A Mobile Journalist (MoJo) in Southern Sudan

What to Bring: A Mobile Journalist (MoJo) in Southern Sudan | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

A MoJo by definition must be autonomous and self-sustained, able to gather information, edit it and forward it for publication or broadcast; from anywhere, to anywhere. To do this, the MoJo needs equipment, media contacts and the ability communicate with them. The MoJo also needs to the capacity to edit and communicate the audio, video, photographic or text-based information. Mobility suggests that the equipment should be compact and easy to transport during news gathering projects. It also suggests that movement is perpetual.

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La mitad de la audiencia de noticias ya es móvil

La mitad de la audiencia de noticias ya es móvil | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

Un 60% de la audiencia de los diarios digitales líderes en España y casi la mitad en la mayoría del resto ya consulta las noticias desde el móvil. El consumo, en páginas y tiempo, todavía es bajo, pero el hábito de la lectura y consulta de noticias se desplaza rápidamente hacia los smartphones. Google y Facebook son líderes en audiencia móvil. El buscador alcanza a un 62% de los usuarios de móvil (13,3 millones) y la red social a más de 10,6 millones, un 49% de la audiencia de smartphones, según datos de comScore recopilados por Zenith.

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Ya es una realidad que las noticias se lean desde los dispositivos móviles #Audiencias #Noticias #Movil #Smartphones #Google

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Apple goes to war with its rivals

Apple goes to war with its rivals | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

This has been quite a week in that strange, frenetic universe known as techworld. Two major companies did things that they once vowed they'd never do: Apple launched a small iPad in order to attack similar-sized devices marketed by its rivals – Samsung, Google and Amazon – andMicrosoft launched the first computer it's ever made (a tablet called Surface). So we have Apple playing catch-up and Microsoft getting into a business – hardware manufacture – it had hitherto wisely avoided.

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Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% of new Internet users come from rural areas

Mobile Web overtakes desktops in China as over 50% of new Internet users come from rural areas | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

Mobile phones have become the most common way for Chinese citizens to connect to the Internet, meaning the mobile Web has surpassed desktops. This is largely thanks to rural areas, which are driving over 50 percent of new Internet users in the country. The latest numbers come from a report issued by the state-linked China Internet Network Information Centre (CINIC) and cited by On Device Research. The mobile research firm included the following translation from the report:

"Mobile phones are a cheaper and more convenient way to access the Internet for residents in China’s vast rural areas and for the enormous migrant population. Mobile Internet users now number 388 million, up almost 10% since the start of the year. Mobile phone prices continued to drop. The emergence of smartphones under 1,000 yuan [$157, £100] sharply lowered the threshold for using the devices and encouraged average mobile phone users to become mobile web surfers."

This is of course a worldwide trend, as smartphones become more and more ubiquitous, not to mention cheaper than PCs. Yet it’s impressive to see that the mobile Web has already surpassed the desktop Web in the Asian country, which also happens to be the most populous in the world.

Keep reading: http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/11/19/mobile-web-overtakes-desktops-in-china-as-over-50-of-new-internet-users-come-from-rural-areas/ ;

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HBO places renewed focus on digital content, mobile apps with Seattle 'Code Labs' office

HBO places renewed focus on digital content, mobile apps with Seattle 'Code Labs' office | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

HBO isn't yet willing to let all customers cut the cord and subscribe to HBO Go sans cable box, but the network is anything but ignorant when it comes to recognizing the importance of digital content. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reports that HBO is preparing to open its first office dedicated solely to its presence on mobile platforms and other digital avenues. Forgoing the traditional Silicon Valley locale, HBO has instead chosen Seattle as its newest home, not far from Microsoft's Redmond headquarters.

That's particularly appropriate since two executives who formerly worked at Microsoft — Otto Berkes and Drew Angeloff — will head up initiatives at the new office, referred to as Code Labs in recent job postings. Berkes was involved in the creation of the original Xbox, the successor of which has played a pivotal role in HBO's digital strategy. Among home consoles, HBO Go remains an Xbox 360 exclusive, letting HBO customers stream their favorite shows like Game of Thrones and The Newsroom. The network's smartphone and tablet apps have also proven wildly popular, leading many to pressure the company to let consumers pay for HBO programming individually without being handcuffed to a traditional cable package. Thus far only a select few European countries have gained that privilege, but HBO's investment in digital could prompt even more calls for a standalone model in the months ahead.

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Report: 140 Million Android Users in China, 60 Million on iPhones

Report: 140 Million Android Users in China, 60 Million on iPhones | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

China has, at present, 390 million mobile internet users among its billion-strong phone subscribers. And now new data for 2012 Q3 from Beijing-based mobile analytics startup Umeng claims that, among all those mobile users, Chinese consumers have snapped up just over 200 million iPhones and Android smartphones. Of those, 60 million are iPhones, and 140 million of them are Android-powered devices. 

The researchers reckon that 200 million figure has rocketed up from a mere 87 million iOS and Android phones in China in 2012 Q1. Though these stats are not based on sales figures, it’s good to have a reasonable sounding figure for only Apple’s and Google’s mobile OSes as they ascend to replace the outdated Symbian and JAVA-based touchscreens.

 

Keep reading: http://www.techinasia.com/china-iphone-android-users-200-million-total/

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New York City replaces 250 public pay phones with iPad-like screens

New York City replaces 250 public pay phones with iPad-like screens | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it
It's a phone booth like you've never seen before. New York City is today launching hundreds of public smart screens to replace existing pay phones. The new platforms can do everything from provide directions to offer coupons to coordinate a disaster.
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As boom lures app creators, tough part is making a living

As boom lures app creators, tough part is making a living | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

Shawn and Stephanie Grimes spent much of the last two years pursuing their dream of doing research and development for Apple, the world’s most successful corporation. But they did not actually have jobs at Apple. It was freelance work that came with nothing in the way of a regular income, health insurance or retirement plan. Instead, the Grimeses tried to prepare by willingly, even eagerly, throwing overboard just about everything they could.

They sold one of their cars, gave some possessions to relatives and sold others in a yard sale, rented out their six-bedroom house and stayed with family for a while. They even cashed in Mr. Grimes’s 401(k). “We didn’t lose any sleep over it,” said Mr. Grimes, 32. “I’ll retire when I die.” The couple’s chosen field is so new it did not even exist a few years ago: writing software applications for mobile devices like the iPhone or iPad. 


Even as unemployment remained stubbornly high and the economy struggled to emerge from the recession’s shadow, the ranks of computer software engineers, including app writers, increased nearly 8 percent in 2010 to more than a million, according to the latest available government data for that category. These software engineers now outnumber farmers and have almost caught up with lawyers.

 

Keep reading: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/business/as-boom-lures-app-creators-tough-part-is-making-a-living.html?pagewanted=all

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III Seminário Web Currículo PUC-SP - Educação e Mobilidade

III Seminário Web Currículo PUC-SP - Educação e Mobilidade | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

O III Seminário Web Currículo - Educação e Mobilidade – será realizado pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP, nos dias 12, 13 e 14 de novembro de 2012, sob responsabilidade do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação: Currículo e da Faculdade de Educação. 

O objetivo é apresentar e dialogar sobre questões relacionadas ao desenvolvimento do currículo com a integração de mídias e tecnologias digitais móveis, a utilização de recursos disponíveis na web (wiki, blog, sites participativos, metaversos, realidade aumentada, mobilidade etc.) e de trazer para o debate, elementos, potencialidades e limites das novas formas de ensinar, aprender e produzir conhecimento. 

O evento se propõe também a identificar as abordagens pedagógicas mais utilizadas em práticas escolares desenvolvidas com o uso de tecnologias, refletir e identificar fundamentos, resultados e metodologias de investigação desenvolvidos com foco na Educação e mobilidade; Apresentar e debater questões relacionadas à prática dos professores e ao uso de tecnologias, especialmente das tecnologias de informação e comunicação, no desenvolvimento do currículo visando a mobilidade; Trazer para o debate elementos relacionados com as potencialidades e limites das novas formas de produção de conhecimento com o uso de tecnologias e mídias digitais; Identificar as concepções de currículo evidenciadas em práticas pedagógicas desenvolvidas com o uso de tecnologias.


Keep reading: http://www.pucsp.br/webcurriculo/evento.html

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How mobile is changing the editor’s role

How mobile is changing the editor’s role | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

You can almost hear the collective groan every time a new technology, medium or platform lands in the laps of the journalism industry—or the “content” industries more broadly. From the inception of the internet until very recently the shift online felt, at least to the content creators being asked to populate all those web pages with actual stuff, like a parade of bosses always asking them to “do more with less.” Then came the iPhone and the iPad and suddenly journalists, editors, publishers and pundits were proclaiming instead of groaning (although there’s alwayssome groaning).

To the growing body of evidence that the optimism around mobile is justified, we’re adding “Create, Curate, Channel,” a research paper commissioned by Ebyline that found editors—and the publishers, agencies and brands that employ them—increasingly turning away from the cheap, unoriginal content that worked when eyeballs could be begged, borrowed or stolen and toward high-quality, engaging stories and media that generate the once-and-future goals of writing and shooting: engagement, loyalty, buzz, conversation.

“Create, Curate, Channel” also includes some helpful tips and ideas for making the transition to a more mobile world in which creativity and flexibility matter in equal measures:

•How to manage audience conversations to maximize engagement and minimize inefficiency and priority conflicts.

•How mobile is changing the nature of content creation from a static process to a continuous one.

•Road map for creating an editorial “priority filter” to re-focus your group’s goals on long-term business drivers such as loyalty and engagement.

•Exclusive results from the Ebyline/Editor & Publisher survey of American editors covering how top publishing and marketing executives spend their time and energy.

For anyone in the content business who cares to know how and why what you see on your screens is changing, you can download a copy of “Create, Curate, Channel” here.

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2º Encontro de Ubiquidade Tecnológica

2º Encontro de Ubiquidade Tecnológica | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

O 2º Encontro de Ubiquidade Tecnológica pretende promover um espaço de diálogo e reflexão sobre o impacto das tecnologias de comunicação em nossa sociedade, já que essas se fazem presentes em todos os processos sociais contemporâneos.

O Encontro compreenderá três mesas temáticas, que contarão com a participação de pesquisadores de renomadas instituições brasileiras, e uma palestra de encerramento com o sociólogo francês Michel Maffesoli, professor da Université Paris Descartes/Sorbonne. Nesse sentido, o evento ambiciona trazer ideias de pensadores de outras instituições, no objetivo de atingir o público tanto da Comunicação, quanto de outras áreas do conhecimento. O evento será gratuito e aberto a qualquer interessado.

O 2º Encontro sobre Ubiquidade Tecnológica é uma organização do Grupo de Estudos de Ubiquidade Tecnológica, vinculado ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação (PPGCOM) da PUCRS.

Inscrições: http://projetos.eusoufamecos.net/ubitec/2encontro/inscricao.php

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Summly, la app de resúmenes de noticias para el iPhone

Summly, la app de resúmenes de noticias para el iPhone | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

Summly es una app que evoluciona desde el 2011 gracias a que su fundador, Nick D’Aloisio, consiguió la colaboración de inversionistas de Hong Kong. De hecho, US$250 mil para potenciar su idea hasta su lanzamiento en el iPhone, el primero de noviembre.

¿Qué es lo que ofrece esta herramienta? 

The Guardian escribe sobre ella y señala que se trata de resúmenes sociales tomados de cientos de fuentes online. Sin embargo, lo diferencial a la competencia es el algoritmo con el que funciona su sistema. Se extrae puntos clave y los resume en parrafos de 400 caracteres, para leer rápidamente en la pantalla del móvil de Apple. En las categorías los usuarios pueden añadir sus propias palabras clave, eliminar y añadir fuentes, compartir historias en sus redes sociales.

D’Aloisio espera que los adictos a las noticias tengan una buena experiencia usando su servicio, cuyo formato no ha existido antes, afirma el CEO.Además, quiere que se convierta en una app útil para las publicaciones en línea. Summly ya firmó un acuerdo con News Corporation. La alianza podría resultar en muros de pago para la monetización del contenido.Summly quiere llegar a Android y Windows Phone.

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Technology Creating a Generation of Distracted Students

Technology Creating a Generation of Distracted Students | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that though digital technology has reshaped the way students conduct research, it has been harmful in the way students process material and their overall ability to distinguish quality content from unreliable sources. 87% of teachers in the study — performed in conjunction with the College Board and the National Writing Project — said technology is creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans.” And 64% of teachers (from middle and high schools) say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.” Teachers, though, remained somewhat optimistic about digital impact, with 77% saying Internet search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ work. Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet Project, tells Mashable that the problem could be the lack of digital literacy training students receive, not the technology itself.

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Call for Papers - 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, May 2013, Paris, France

Call for Papers - 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, May 2013, Paris, France | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

The ACM Hypertext and Social Media conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. The ACM Hypertext and Social Media 2013 conference will focus on exploring, studying and shaping relationships between three important dimensions of links in hypertextual systems and the World Wide Web: people, data, and documents. In 2013, HYPERTEXT is taking place as part of the First ACM European Computing Research Congress (ECRC 2013) which is co-located with the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013).     

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Mobile Devices and News Consumption: Some Good Signs for Journalism | State of the Media

Mobile Devices and News Consumption: Some Good Signs for Journalism | State of the Media | Free Mobile World | Scoop.it

The migration of audiences toward digital news advanced to a new level in 2011 and early 2012, the era of mobile and multidigital devices.  More than three-quarters of U.S. adults own laptop or desktop computers, a number that has been stable for some years.1 Now, in addition, 44% of adults own a smartphone, and the number of tablet owners grew by about 50% since the summer of 2011, to 18% of Americans over age 18.

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