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7415ijcsit01.pdf. Online Education May Be Poised To Take Off - ReadWrite. This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein. Online education could be taking a major leap forward on its road to legitimacy. Hillary Clinton is directly courting Silicon Valley in her $350 billion scheme to overhaul higher education, in a plan that may finally bridge the gap between Internet-channeled coursework and accredited higher education.

Clinton's campaign, which provided the major tenets to news outlets, has the overarching goal to reduce student debt and lower the cost of education. Reportedly, one tactic would urge colleges to let students fulfill some requirements with less-expensive streaming classes and other digital initiatives. Sebastian Thrun, the founder of online education provider Udacity, consulted on the plan. See also: Companies Team Up With Nonprofits To Fill The Learn-To-Code Gap The idea seems to be bipartisan. Cos'è la residenza digitale: il caso Estonia. “Facciamo i biglietti da visita di carta solo per gli stranieri, vi piacciono così tanto…”. In effetti, dopo avermi parlato per circa un’ora di identità digitale, cittadinanza elettronica e nazioni senza confini, quando prendo il suo biglietto da visita cartaceo mi sento un po’ retro’. Taavi Kotka è il Chief Information Officier del governo estone.

L’Estonia, a dicembre 2014, ha lanciato un progetto per concedere la e-residency, la residenza digitale, a tutti gli stranieri che ne facciano richiesta. Kotka ha seguito il progetto, e lo descrive come farebbe qualcuno che ha fatto una scoperta straordinaria e non vede l’ora di raccontarla a tutti.

In effetti, l’Estonia è la prima nazione al mondo a fare qualcosa del genere. Kotka è un ingegnere informatico che parla veloce e, come tutti gli ingegneri, per spiegarti meglio una cosa prende un foglio e ti fa uno schema. Come si diventa cittadino digitale estone? «Il processo è semplicissimo. Da dove arrivano le rischieste? Perché? «Già. Characteristics of Mobile Teaching and Learning.

Mobile technology has been developed very fast in the last decade. It had been introduced in education for many years. Regarded as the trend for new generation of teaching and learning in education, it has attracted much attention in recent years. Universities and schools developed and implemented new applications and digital contents for mobile teaching and learning in different disciplines and subjects.

However, some academics have argued that mobile teaching and learning should be distinguished from online learning that we have adopted for many years in education because of its own characteristics and functions. The special characteristics for mobile devices and technologies should be noticed before adopting mobile technology in any project or subject. Firstly, a mobile device has its own limitation on hardware, software, and connection compared with traditional computers, although the gap has been diminishing.

» The Internet of Education Things (part 1) I Am Learner. This is the 1st part of a 2-part post. According to the Horizon Report for 2015 (Higher Education edition) the Internet of Things (IoT) has a 4-to-5-years adoption horizon in university education. Of course, we will only know the accuracy of that prediction in 2019/20 (although, as has been noted many times before, while we do tend to underestimate how long important new technologies take to come fully to fruition, equally we also tend to underestimate the overall impact that they ultimately have). If we distil the Internet of Things down to its essential purpose, it is the use of technology to permit us as human beings to yield or surrender some aspects of our attention, the need for our attentiveness, to the smart machines and the smart network in (we hope) a controlled way, and in a way that benefits us and doesn’t harm us.

With this as a starting point, I have my own thoughts on IoT across education. IoT and Education…. Some of that will come true, I am sure. A Disturbing Future…. Kids Compete to Read and Everyone Wins - LightSailLightSail: Revolutionizing Reading. We are pleased to share this piece by guest author Monique Choyce, a teacher using LightSail in Los Angeles, CA. To an outsider’s eye, independent reading in my 5th grade classroom may feel, at first, a bit like recess. Students dash into the room, retrieving iPads with the same enthusiasm that you might see in a grab for sports equipment. Once they’re focused on reading, you’ll hear quiet exclamations of “Yes!” And “I made it!” As students ace assessments or see evidence of their growth as readers.

I teach 4th and 5th grade Special Education in the Los Angeles Unified School District and last fall, I began using LightSail in my classroom. I expected those progress indicators to support a growth mindset for my students, and hoped kids would challenge themselves to develop as readers. A few months ago, I noticed two of my 5th graders, Sebastian and Rafael, running into the room for our literacy block. Rafael would say “I have 7 more points than you!”

Monique Choyce. BBC World Service - The Forum, Cloud Education: The Future of Learning. Rise of robot reporters: when software writes the news - tech - 21 March 2014. Just three minutes after an earthquake hit California on Monday, the Los Angeles Times broke the story on its website. The short article seemed fairly ordinary. It covered all the major details – when the quake hit, its magnitude and how far it spread. The only sign of anything unusual was the final sentence: "This post was created by an algorithm written by the author. " In other words, the article was put together by a robot. Once readers realised that the story was computer-generated, it attracted a bit of attention. But quite a few machines already write the news. Forbes magazine uses a company named Narrative Science, based in Chicago, to report on corporate earnings. The earthquake algorithm, nicknamed Quakebot, is not even the only robot reporter used by the Los Angeles Times.

While robot reporters are not yet able to file fascinating 2000-word features for New Scientist, early research suggests that they are not bad at all. "Would this replace real reporters? No empathy? India, EU strike new 'Digital India' partnership. Brussels: India and the European Union (EU) Wednesday forged a new digital partnership and discussed potential for collaboration in the fields of technology and innovation besides cooperation to create smart cities. The first India-EU Strategic Dialogue Series, organised by UK-based policy platform India Inc. Alongside key players like Microsoft and McKinsey, focussed on 'Delivering Smart Communities' as part of the Narendra Modi government's Digital India drive. "The European Union has done remarkable work in the field of cyber security, innovation, start-ups, digital governance, e-governance...

Some of the issues where we can profitably learn from the experiences of European Union and its team member countries," said IT and communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in his inaugural address at the event via video-conferencing. "India and the EU have lot of things in common. "The EU must look at India beyond an offshoring market and more as an innovation co-creation partner. Virtual reality looks for a role in journalism - BBC News. I recently visited a refugee camp for Syrians, spending time in the home of 12-year-old Sidra, accompanying her to a makeshift school, meeting her friends and watching children playing football on a rubble pitch or pass the time in a woefully ill-equipped gym. It brought home to me the reality of life for the millions of displaced Syrians, trying to make the best of daily life in the face of an uncertain future.

But I did not go to Jordan, where the Zaatari camp is based, to experience all this. Instead I made my visit via a virtual reality (VR) headset at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Film-maker Chris Milk spoke at the event in the Canadian city about how he wanted to use technology as an empathy tool - and delegates got a chance to watch for themselves the film that his team had made. 'Changing lives' It was made using a 360-degree camera with scenes then stitched together. For Mr Milk, being able to show the film at Davos was important. Virtual Reality- Can it be Used in Journalism? Virtual reality is gradually being used in different sectors, apart from gaming.

As the technology tries to go mainstream, its use is also increasing. It has been used by many film-makers to create short films which can be viewed using VR headsets. The idea is to create empathy among viewers. With virtual reality technology, immersive journalism will become popular in the near future. It can be used as an effective medium of storytelling. Let us have a look at some of the short films that have used this technology and how it can affect human behaviour. Read Also – Virtual Reality To Teach Cops When to Shoot Changing Lives with VR Chris Milk, a film-maker created the film Cloud Over Syria, which shows life of refugees in Syria, from the perspective of a 12-year old girl. Watching the movie, will give the viewers an idea about the life these refugees are spending each day. The film was made in partnership with Samsung and the UN.

Reaching out to People According to Mr. What do you think? Bellingcat's Eliot Higgins: Citizen journalists need to be obsessive but not crazy. LONDON — Brown Moses and Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins has revealed what it takes to become a citizen journalist. Speaking to Mashable's Executive Editor Jim Roberts at the +SocialGood UK conference in London, Higgins said he looks for people who think in "obsessive detail but also aren't crazy. " Higgins' investigative reporting, which is rooted in analysing online content including photos, videos and social media accounts alongside likeminded people, has helped him break new angles on several stories over the last few years.

He pinpointed the location of a Buk missile launcher in Ukraine in the days after the MH17 crash, providing evidence that pro-Russia rebels had access to military hardware, confirmed that Bashar al-Assad's regime had used chemical weapons and exposed Syrian arms trafficking — all from a house in Leicester in the UK. Asked if he had advice for budding journalists, his statement was simple. Have something to add to this story? PBS Kids makes Geometry and Problem Solving FUN with Augmented Reality. Longing for Wikitopia: The study and politics of self-organisation. Justus Uitermark Justus Uitermark, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 15508, Amsterdam, 1001 NA, Netherlands. Email: Abstract Self-organisation is an idea whose time has come.

As an explanatory concept, self-organisation is central to complexity theory, which is quickly becoming a powerful and perhaps even dominant paradigm in both the natural and social sciences. As a political ideal, self-organisation is filling the void that is opening up as both the state and market are increasingly perceived as undemocratic, unjust and inefficient. Drawing on observations from the Dutch city of Rotterdam, this paper argues that self-organisation indeed is an inspiring ideal but that it is often misunderstood and may produce adverse consequences when used as a policy guide. While self-organisation is too inspiring to abandon, its harsh realities need to be accounted for if we want to think and work with it. Article Notes. 20 Augmented Reality Experiments in Education. Have you looked into augmented reality and what is being done with it to redefine education? I found this blog post from very interesting. We are usually focused on how social learning (LMS) technology is making a difference in training and education programs in organizations of all sizes, anywhere in the world, but it is important to stay on top of creative trends growing in popularity.

Augmented reality is one of those trends. Check out the full article below: Augmented reality is exactly what the name implies — a medium through which the known world fuses with current technology to create a uniquely blended interactive experience. Second Life:Because it involves a Stephenson-esque reality where anything can happen, Second Life proved an incredibly valuable tool for educators hoping to reach a broad audience — or offering even more ways to learn for their own bands of students.

See what TOPYX has to offer for yourself with a free, personal LMS demo. E-governance innovation: Barriers and strategies. How Virtual Reality Could Revolutionize Journalism - ReadWrite. The man in the car next to me is on the phone with the police. Just beyond him on the grass, a teenager in a hoodie is moving erratically. He takes off and the man chases after him, despite the police urging him to sit tight. It is, of course, the story of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.

In the three years since Martin's death, the #blacklivesmatter movement that sprung up in its wake has gone international and come to encompass many more unjust killings. It's a story with which Americans have become sadly familiar. But it was still jarring to be there at the moment of Martin's death. Inside a Samsung Gear virtual reality headset at the River VR startup accelerator SXSW expo, I watched grainy security camera footage of Martin buying Skittles and juice at a 7-Eleven.

Immersive Journalism "I felt that the story was representative of a larger issue that's being reflected on in America right now," de la Peña said. That's changing. A Rocket Strike In Syria Becoming A Witness To Events. Augmented Reality in TEDx: Getting Children “Real World Ready” | Minds Enabled. If 21st Century education has taught us anything, it’s that theory isn’t enough anymore (maybe it never really was). With facts and figures readily available to anyone, at any time, the real test of an effective learner is how well he or she can take what’s been taught and apply it to everyday life.

Educational technology developers are chiefly concerned with this, and most new products, including those that enable teachers to use augmented reality in the classroom, are designed to facilitate hands-on, applied learning. Here’s a great Tedx talk by principal and educational innovator Brad Gustafson outlining a number of ways to get learners ready for the “real world.” We’re excited to see that he’s included augmented reality as a useful classroom tool (around the 12:15 and 15:14 minute marks). You Might Like: Se Facebook entra in classe, ecco come usarlo a lezione. Ci sono i cinque in condotta dati agli studenti del liceo classico Garibaldi di Napoli per essere stati così ingenui da postare le loro foto su Facebook mentre occupavano l'istituto, o le quattro sospensioni per altrettanti ragazzi della scuola media Michelangelo di Bari che avevano iniziato ad ingiuriare sullo stesso social la professoressa di inglese.

Ma anche la foto osé destinata al fidanzato che un'insegnante dell'istituto tecnico Casale di Vigevano ha mandato per sbaglio al gruppo WhatsApp della sua classe, finendo nei guai con la preside e scusandosi in aula. Ormai non ci si interroga più sulle amicizie vietate o meno tra prof e studenti, ma sull'uso globale dei social che ha varcato i confini della scuola, inducendo gli adulti ad arrendersi o a mediare. Presto, Facebook sarà usato anche a lezione. Più di uno ha preferito però creare blog appositi anziché utilizzare WhatsApp o Facebook. Online courts proposed to handle minor legal disputes in the UK. 30 Facts About Gamification in eLearning. Augmented Reality in the Science Classroom | smithsciencegms. Governing software: networks, databases and algorithmic power in the digital governance of public education - Learning, Media and Technology - Volume 40, Issue 1. Yerevan among top 5 cities on digital governance list. E-Learning Trends to watch for in 2015.

Augmented learning: Using Augmented Reality in schools. EduGlasses.