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De Wet van Moore – dat de rekenkracht van computers elke anderhalf tot twee jaar verdubbelt – is een van de grote cliché’s van onze moderne technologische samenleving. Maar volgens The Futurist is er een opvolger: de Wet van Wright. Die is toepasbaar op veel meer dan transistoren alleen, maar op 62 technologische sectoren. De wet stelt bovendien dat de exponentiële groei het gevolg is van onze gezamenlijke inspanning – en dus allesbehalve een onontkoombaar gegeven is. Het werk van Nikola Tesla vormde de basis voor draadloze communicatie, dat wisten we al. Stel je een psycholoog voor die vooral bekend is van zijn zoektocht naar het menselijk zelfbewustzijn. Hoe krijg je zware metalen uit de grond? En de fraude van Diederik Stapel, die blijft maar groeien in omvang. Stel: je bent een universiteit en je wilt iemand aannemen. Het regent vaker op vochtige dan droge gebieden. Moore's Law wordt Wright's Law Moore's Law wordt Wright's Law
Door: Jacqueline Quarles van Ufford, 25 april 2015 ‘We halen groengas uit shit, daar komt het in het kort op neer,’ aldus ondernemer en uitvinder Kirsten Zagt. En dan niet uit koeienmest maar uit rioolslib en groente- en fruitafval. Deze aanpak komt bovendrijven uit vele experimenten die onderdeel uitmaakten van het Nederlandse innovatieplatform. Wanneer alle rioolslib volgens de methode van Kirsten wordt vergist, levert dit via het aardgasnet voldoende groengas op voor alle huishoudens in Nederland. Inmiddels hebben de Gasunie, GasTerra en Bareau, het ingenieursbureau van Kirsten Zagt, de handen ineen geslagen. ‘Waterzuiveringstechnieken bij de Waterschappen zijn ouderwets en innovaties komen vaak niet verder dan plak en knipwerk’. Rendement van 80% ‘Nu kopen boeren mais in om de mestvergister aan te vullen en het rendement van biogas uit koeienmest te verhogen,’ aldus Kirsten. Vergelijkbaar met proces bierbrouwerij Opslag piekbelasting elektriciteitsnet Most Disruptive Technology Alle Nederlandse huishoudens over op groengas uit rioolslib? | CO2-neutraal, duurzaam en energiebewust ondernemen voor bedrijven, besparen en zelf opwekken Alle Nederlandse huishoudens over op groengas uit rioolslib? | CO2-neutraal, duurzaam en energiebewust ondernemen voor bedrijven, besparen en zelf opwekken
How the Internet of Things will Impact our Productivity The Internet of Things is a phenomenon many people talk about, but most fail to understand its nature and implications on the future of our daily lives – including our economic and individual productivity. According to a Harvard economist, Michael Porter, the Internet of Things has the potential to boost the efficiency of enterprises in driving the market towards innovation. On the individual level, technologies which are part of the Internet of Things will make professionals more productive than ever – effectively changing the face of work organization and management. Here's a detailed overview of how the Internet of Things will make us all more efficient in the near future. What exactly is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a phrase that many experts think doesn’t accurately capture the idea behind the increasing number of smart, connected objects. How will the Internet of Things impact the economy at large? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Internet of Things in the future How the Internet of Things will Impact our Productivity
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David Roccato: Be a Brilliant iPhoneographer David Roccato describes himself as an iPhoneographer — which means he takes professional-quality photos using his iPhone. It’s one of the many new cultural habits to emanate from the global adoption of smartphones. The fear that we’re spending far too much of our day on a time-wasting device is all too present, but some people, like David, have chosen to use their device to search for beauty and art. Having spent the past few years travelling the world, learning languages and seeing different cultures, David now lives in Italy and manages a local group oriented towards providing services and building relationships. The term iPhoneography has become the international standard that defines iPhone art and photography. I don’t know if we can say that there is a difference between iPhoneography and traditional photography; it’s just a different approach using another tool. For a lot of people, it is often the same. David Roccato: Be a Brilliant iPhoneographer
The Ultimate Guide To Apple's Presence In Education The Ultimate Guide To Apple's Presence In Education Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-31 All eyes are on education right now. Whether it’s in the political theater or the venture capitalists, everyone has set their sights on the future leaders of tomorrow. Some companies, like Apple , have long realized the potential of this demographic and have specifically targeted them with iPads, iPod Touches, and other devices . In an effort to share exactly how Apple is targeting students, MDG Advertising whipped up a thought-provoking infographic. Smart devices are having a real impact on both literacy and learning levels. Awesome Apple logo via DeviantArt Comments are closed.
DERN The use of portable devices such as smartphones, ereaders, touch pads, convertibles and ultra laptops has become prolific in education over the last three to four years. When the iPad was launched in April, 2010, it attracted immediate attention. In education, there have been numerous well publicised trials and one-to-one implementations of tablets. However, research on the benefits of using portable devices, although increasing, remains scarce. A recently launched summary of recent research is particularly useful for identifying some trends in education. From the research, the report emphasises two aspects of teaching and learning with tablets. Whilst there is no doubt that portable devices, especially tablets and smartphones, were more convenient, cheaper and more reliable than desktop computers, the researchers found that students were more motivated to learn and more confident using mobile devices, especially ones that they owned. Research Report: Clarke, B. , & Svanaes, S. (2014). DERN
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11 Steps to Make Sure Your Next Webinar Is a Total Flop 11 Steps to Make Sure Your Next Webinar Is a Total Flop So, you’ve decided to host a webinar. Great idea! Webinars are fantastic for generating high quality leads, and they can also help you build stronger relationships with your current customers. But hosting a successful webinar? Sound stressful? 1) Pick a Lousy Topic People won’t take time out of their day to listen to people drone on about a topic that stinks. When thinking about a webinar topic, try to think of something that's best explained as a presentation -- with the help of both visuals, and verbal explanation. 2) Host Your Webinar at an Inconvenient Time Hosting your webinar at unsuitable time is a major no-no, but a detail that's so easily overlooked. It's also important to keep time zones in mind when picking your webinar time. 3) Choose an Unstable Webinar Platform If people are encountering a ton of technical errors, it'll distract from the effectiveness of your webinar. There's a chance that even with appropriate platform, you may run into a technical glitch. And the bonus?
eMedia Vitals - Online magazine for web and digital media experts eMedia Vitals - Online magazine for web and digital media experts Charlene Iniguez January 8, 2013 Advertisement My work at Perfect Market requires me to extract data from more than 200 premium publishers and present it in a lot of different ways, which can take up endless hours of patience as I comb through Excel spreadsheets. Google Analytics is by far my favorite tool to help with these tasks because it has a depth of data and allows me to slice and dice the data in a variety of ways. Best of all, it’s free. Over the years, I’ve learned some advanced techniques for using Google Analytics (GA) that have made my life a lot easier. 1. Filters are one of the most underutilized GA features. Why are filtered accounts important? A good workaround is to create a filtered account that focuses on a useful query string in the URL. This filter is easy to create as long as you are an administrator in the GA account. Here are the filter details: This filter saves the URL into a User Defined Value. There is a complete tutorial of GA filters at Conversion University.
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A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. If your students like The Magic Tree House Series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) 2. Can’t afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? 3. ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. 4. Spell With Flickr is a simple site that allows you to enter any word and it will create a photo representation of that word using pictures from Flickr. 5. Freeology is a fantastic resource for teachers to download pre-made, or create a plethora of free graphic organizers, forms, calendars, certificates, worksheets, and more! 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. CELLS Alive! 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers
Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and Google Earth to help you out but there are actually other tools to choose from as well. Here we’ve gathered 10 free amazing tools that you can use to create your own maps. From maps that are conveniently made for sharing to ones that are quite interactive, the selection below has a range of things to satisfy your mapping needs. Recommended Reading: 40 Creative Remakes Of The World Map 1. If you’re looking to create and view beautifully informative animated maps then this is the tool for you. If you send an Animap to your friends then it will display like a video which they can play, pause, slow and speed up. 2. You can use any one of the top map providers such as Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Open Street Map to get your map out there. 3. 10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps
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Teaching Resources | Point Loma Nazarene University | A Premier Southern California Christian University in San Diego Cartoons Extensive research on alternative conceptions in biology is beneficial in knowing where pedagogical problems exist, but often comes up short in terms of providing effective classroom tools to help students learn the scientific conceptions. Kathleen Fisher and Dianne Anderson, as well as PLNU graduate students including Melissa Hedgecock, Mary Ann Rall, and Michael Rall, have developed cartoons for classroom use on the topics of: genetics, natural selection, mitosis/meiosis, and cell division. Cartoons may be used to stimulate class discussions, or as individual homework assignments. You are welcome to use the cartoons, and we appreciate your feedback sent to Biology Diagnostic Tests Extensive research on alternative conceptions in biology is beneficial in knowing where pedagogical problems exist, but often comes up short in terms of providing effective classroom tools to help students learn the scientific conceptions. Click below for the old version:
These concept cartoons were developed by Dianne Anderson and Kathleen Fisher (2002) as prompts for eliciting discussion about ideas in evolution. They can also be used as assessment tools. The cartoons are best suited for college non-majors and pre-college classes. The incorrect statements in the cartoons are derived from common naive conceptions. These cartoons represent a sampling of those we have created. More concept cartoons can be seen at the following site: Cartoons can be downloaded in PDF format and can be transferred to transparencies or paper copies so long as the copyright notation to Anderson and Fisher is retained. For comments or questions please contact Concept Cartoons
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