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March/April 2006, Volume 41, Number 2

March/April 2006, Volume 41, Number 2

Many-to-Many: Free Essays for Students by StudyCorgi | E-learning | Seconds out, round two Events in Silicon Valley have, traditionally, had a trickle-down effect on teaching and learning. But with the arrival of the internet and teachers who write blogs regularly, the valley is beginning to have a more immediate influence on education. One idea being banded about the "blogosphere" is that we are experiencing the second phase of the development of the web or "web 2.0", with the explosion of new web services, applications, and business models that are helping to reshape the net. If the early version of the web took a "top-down" approach to content, which consisted mainly of standalone and static web pages that were hard to update, web 2.0 takes a more "bottom-up" approach - where web services and applications allow users to publish content without the need to write code and exploit the network's potential to support greater social interaction and collaboration. Like the web itself, the early promise of e-learning - that of empowerment - has not been fully realised. Folksonomy

eBusiness & Consulting Relationship between Asthma and Smoking | Free Essay Example Introduction Health studies have often highlighted a relationship between asthma and smoking (Lee, Forey, & Coombs, 2012). Indeed, most researchers claim that most people who have asthma and smoke, at the same time are in double jeopardy because, as if tobacco smoke is not bad enough, their asthmatic condition could be triggered by irritants contained in the tobacco smoke, thereby leading to allergic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (Dutra, Williams, Gupta, Kawachi, & Okechukwu, 2014). This condition could lead to excessive mucus production, chronic cough and phlegm (Lee et al., 2012). The relationship between asthma and smoking explains why many adults who develop asthma past their 50th birthdays often have a history of smoking tobacco (Dutra et al., 2014). We need to conduct this study because African immigrants are a relatively understudied group. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework The socio-ecological theory will be the main conceptual framework for this study. Approach for the Study

Mobile Instant Messaging Meets Social Networking: Twitter - A Beginner's Guide - Robin Good's Latest News What exactly is Twitter? The basics ''Twitter is for staying in touch and keeping up with friends no matter where you are or what you're doing. For some friends you might want instant mobile updates--for others, you can just check the web. Invite your friends to Twitter and decide how connected you want you to be.'' As the Twitter team make clear in their description, Twitter is basically a way of sending out messages to groups of friends, or even to the general public, from a website, mobile phone or Instant Messaging client. Every time you post a new message, which must be less than 140 characters long, that message is relayed to all of the people in your friends list, published to your personal Twitter home page, and added to the public home page unless you tell it otherwise. Friends with Twitter activated on their mobile phones will receive your message, and can reply to it, via SMS. Your online presence Get started What do I need to use Twitter? How are people using Twitter? Conclusions

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Blog de Pablo Mancini Life With Alacrity: Tracing the Evolution of Social Software The term 'social software', which is now used to define software that supports group interaction, has only become relatively popular within the last two or more years. However, the core ideas of social software itself enjoy a much longer history, running back to Vannevar Bush's ideas about 'memex' in 1945, and traveling through terms such as Augmentation, Groupware, and CSCW in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. By examining the many terms used to describe today's 'social software' we can also explore the origins of social software itself, and see how there exists a very real life cycle concerning the use of technical terminology. 1940s — Memex The earliest reference that I can find to people using computers to collaborate with one another is from the 1940s. Near the end of World War II, in 1945, Vannevar Bush wrote a seminal article on the future of computing in As We May Think. Later on, the article discusses Memex's further benefits to groups: "And his trails do not fade. 1960s — Augmentation

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