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But now — nothing personal, mind you — the Internet is growing up and lifting its gaze to the wider world. To be sure, the economy of Internet self-gratification is thriving.
By Josh Keller San Francisco When Laura Patterson, a junior at Nevada State College, had to wait two months for wired Internet access in her new apartment, she relied on her iPhone instead.
Technology is all the rage in 21st-century schools—campuses are scrambling to buy iPads and other hardware, and teachers are incorporating everything from gaming to Twitter in their lessons. But concern is growing about the potential negative impact of so much screen time and social media. Cal State Dominguez Hills psychology professor Larry Rosen is among those who worry that students are becoming addicted to all the apps and gadgets at their disposal.
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Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform shapes learning material to suit each student's specific learning style.
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Cloud computing is one of the hottest buzzwords in technology.
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The MIT Media Laboratory today announced the creation of the Center for Future Storytelling, made possible through a seven-year, $25 million commitment from Plymouth Rock Studios, a major motion picture and television studio that is expected to open in 2010 in Plymouth, Mass. With the establishment of the center, whose research program begins immediately, the Media Lab and Plymouth Rock Studios will collaborate to revolutionize how we tell our stories, from major motion pictures to peer-to-peer multimedia sharing. By applying leading-edge technologies to make stories more interactive, improvisational and social, researchers will seek to transform audiences into active participants in the storytelling process, bridging the real and virtual worlds, and allowing everyone to make their own unique stories with user-generated content on the Web.
(Editor's note: This Viewpoint was adapted from Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't, published by Broadway Business and available on Sept. 15.) Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems (JAVA), met me for breakfast at an unassuming little restaurant in a strip mall tucked into the woods a few minutes' drive from his house. We discussed one of his recent passions: applying technology's open-source model to education.
Denver -- Plenty of colleges have a presence in Second Life.
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Teachers and textbooks beware -- your future could be under threat from a quickly developing and very smart technology.
February 14, 2008 by Josie Spent a very enjoyable morning talking about alternate reality games, Second Life and Halo in a supervisory team meeting with my PhD student, followed by a fascinating talk by Sian Bayne from Edinburgh University on educational uses of social technologies. She talked about the ‘uncanny’ quality of Second Life, a concept that set me off.