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Capture & Administration Matterhorn provides specs for building your own capture agent to automatically record audio, video and VGA signal, and a sophisticated set of administration tools to manage recordings. Media Processing Matterhorn's configurable media processing workflow system provides a scalable set of services for dispatching processing jobs across multiple worker nodes. Services include video encoding, metadata generation, scene detection, preview image generation, trimming and captioning and text analysis. Distribution Matterhorn can publish recordings for both progressive download and streaming server, including a local search index. Engage The engage player can be used as a standalone application, or embedded inside of other applications such as blogs, wikis or content management systems.

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Active Directory without Microsoft: An open source alternative to Bill Gates for your home lab Guest blogpost by Graham French Graham F French is an IT veteran of almost two decades and specialises in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure technologies. He can be found on twitter at @NakedCloudGuy and blogs at He holds VCP5-DCV and MCSE qualifications and is currently studying for the VCAP-DCD.

K-12 Distance Learning and Blended Learning: Trends on the Rise? Blended learning is on the rise and being used more than online learning in some countries around the world. According to iNACOL, blended learning is described as a mode that supports in-class activities for students in an actual classroom whereas online learning occurs entirely outside of the classroom and entails no physical student presence at all. Check out this infographic from

Top 5 Alternatives to Microsoft Active Directory : Top & Best Alternatives Advertisements Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that developed for Microsoft Windows domain networks and is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. An AD domain controller authenticates and authorizes all users and computer in a Windows domain type network assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. How Meeker’s ‘Internet Trends 2013′ Became the Most-Viral Deck on SlideShare Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2013 report became the most viral presentation on SlideShare: It got 1 million views in just four days. How and why did it spread so fast? And how can others replicate such success? We decided to take an in-depth look at the waves of traffic Meeker’s deck brought — when it got spikes, who picked it up, where it got shared.

Free CAM Software G-Simple is a simple free CAM program for 3 Axis Machining Centers. GCAM - GNU Computer Aided Manufacturing GCAM is the GNU Computer Aided Manufacturing open source package. It currently supports any 3-Axis Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) mill, both english and metric units. GCAM consists of a simple interface for making bolt holes, drill holes, sketches, templates, and more. McGraw-Hill & Kno Offer A Peek Into The Future Of Textbooks: They’re Dynamic, Vocal, Adaptive & Bring Stats To Studying For many startups, creating the educational platform (and learning experience) of the future began with reinventing the presentation, distribution — really, the essence — of educational content. And what is the most familiar package for that content? The good ole textbook, in all its rigid and bulky glory. As such, startups like Kno, Inkling and Boundless have been helping to make textbooks and learning content digital, interactive and personalized. Of course, generally speaking, these startups have had to fight tooth and nail against the incumbents of the space — the controllers of content — the big, bad publishers.

Which is the best free software for generating CNC part program? Per Bj. Broabout 3 years ago The question is a bit vague. Remember that you will need to generate a model in a CAD program (if you are working in 3D), then transform the model to G-Code using a CAM program, then use the G-Code to operate your CNC mill or lathe. For generating your 3D model, I recommend FreeCAD as an open source product. If you want to pay, you can use Inventor, or SolidWorks or many of the other commercial programs.

FAQs Table of Contents: The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. Linux CNC with MeshCAM Many people use EMC2 as a machine controller. A common problem for Linux users is having to switch between operating systems in their production process since there isn’t much CNC software for Linux, most are Windows-only. Users end up designing parts with one operating system and then reboot into Linux to use EMC2. The Learning Pyramid — Precarious Physicist The Learning Pyramid This is a graphic showing the effectiveness at retaining information taught using various different methods. Notice that traditional methods of teaching, as used by many Universities are actually shockingly inefficient methods of teaching, with very little of the material retained.

Documentation Because LinuxCNC is a global project (with users and developers around the world), there are various places that contain documentation of the LinuxCNC project. Documentation for Version 2.6 All Documentation in html PDF Documentation Getting Started Guide - a short guide for getting and installing LinuxCNC . (En)(Fr)User Manual - an extensive document about using LinuxCNC . (En)(Fr) Integrators Manual - a more advanced document for machine builders. How Teachers Can Change the Future of Educational Technology - InformED These days, it’s hard not to overhear a conversation about a new app on the market or software product development. Some creations are superfluous—do people really need another photo-sharing app? But the burgeoning world of technical tools is solving real, important problems in society, from healthcare to environmental preservation to education. Educational technology, or edtech, is one such industry that is receiving increasing attention and investment, and entrepreneurial individuals are taking note of this. TechCrunch is even touting edtech as “2017’s big, untapped and safe investor opportunity” and forecasts its worth to be $252 billion by 2020. One challenge facing educational start-ups is that many technologists don’t have real world teaching experience or have been out of the school system for so long that they’re out of touch with the classroom experience.

No Secrets: Open-source CAM Application Bares All « The Hell Ya Beller Note: The following article appeared in Digital Machinist Volume 5 No. 3 Fall 2010. HeeksCAD has continued to mature since then. The current user interface may vary significantly from the images below. In the opening scene of the 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, explorers come upon an idol hidden in the jungle. Flipped Classroom Resources : Saint Louis University Center for Transformative Teaching Learning : SLU The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects,or discussions. The video lecture is often seen as the key ingredient in the flipped approach, such lectures being either created by the instructor and posted online or selected from an online repository. While a prerecorded lecture could certainly be a podcast or other audio format, the ease with which video can be accessed and viewed today has made it so ubiquitous that the flipped model has come to be identified with it. - Educause, February 2012 Graphics adapted from Flipping the Classroom, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Washington 1. 7 Things you Should Know about Flipped Classroom (Educause)