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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Peer to peer online tutoring

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 19, 2014

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Skype: free GROUP video calls

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 18, 2014

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/386134/free-skype-group-video-calls-for-a-year

Even with the release of a GROUP video call now for free (versus only between two parties), Google Hangout still might be the way to go:

http://searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com/feature/Google-Hangouts-vs-Skype-A-comparative-look

In addition to Google Hangout, please have more alternatives for video and desktopsharing (mostly free):

9 Ways Students Can Host Peer Tutoring Sessions Online

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/11/9-ways-students-can-host-peer-tutoring.html#.U1J6ZPldWSo

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Center for Democracy & Technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 17, 2014

Big Data and Privacy

April 17, 2014

Big data has been generating big hype for a while. In January, the White House jumped into the fray, launching a big data and privacy review. CDT participated in all three public workshops convened in connection with the review and submitted written comments.

CDT’s Big Data and Privacy Comments

In our comments, we focused on three main areas: applying the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) to both private sector and government big data programs; exploring technical measures such as de-identification to safeguard privacy; and reforming existing privacy laws, most notably the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, to account for rapid changes in the ways that digital data is collected, stored, and used.

CDT stressed that, as entities collect more data to offer innovative products and more efficient services, they must still be guided by purpose specification, consent, security, and the other elements of the FIPPs framework.

Government and Big Data

“Strong consensus is forming that the bulk collection of phone records should end.”

-Harley Geiger

The Administration says that it will end its bulk collection of telephony metadata, although the details of what will replace it remain unsettled. Meanwhile, CDT is pointing out that the laws the government has used to justify bulk collection are not limited just to phone records. Instead, they could be used to justify collection of location data, Internet browsing history, financial records, and more. CDT has been vocal in advocating the end of all forms of bulk collection, and we endorse the USA FREEDOM Act as the best legislation to do just that.

A report from the White House review is due before the end of April, but it is expected to present more questions than answers. In this complex and unsettled space, CDT will continue to work with companies and other stakeholders to develop workable approaches that will protect privacy while pursuing the benefits promised by advanced data analytics.


Check Out CDT’s New Website

CDT has launched a totally revamped website: www.cdt.org. It has a fresh new look and tools that should make our content more easily accessible. Thanks to our partners at iStrategy Labs for their creative and technical efforts on the new site.

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The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 16, 2014

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232738

#pm #techworkshop @scsulib290 @stcloudstate #evolving and #diversify are the 2 keywords from this entry

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Technology Week: Bring your ideas and questions

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 13, 2014

  • Bring your ideas and questions
    • Monday
      Petting Zoo: hands-on interaction with a variety of tablets and e-readers
    • Tuesday
      Digital Lab: create your own video, music, photography and design project
    • Wednesday
      Petting Zoo: hands-on interaction with a variety of tablets and e-readers
    • Thursday
      Digital Lab: create your own video, music, photography and design project
    • Friday
      Digital Lab: create your own video, music, photography and design project

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history of the Internet from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 11, 2014

What is Web 1.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXFYkbQRgY4

What is Web 2.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc0oDIEbYFc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0QJmmdw3b0

What is Web 3.0

http://webtrends.about.com/od/web20/a/what-is-web-30.htm
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2102852,00.asp
http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/web-3-introduction/

 

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Infographics: how to create them…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 9, 2014

here are links to the tools:

http://www.creativebloq.com/infographic/tools-2131971, http://uplifted.net/marketing/top-3-free-generator-tools-to-create-an-infographic-online/, http://www.edudemic.com/diy-infographics/

http://piktochart.com/

http://infogr.am/

http://create.visual.ly/

Caitlin Bagley’s Slideshare presentation:
http://www.slideshare.net/ALATechSource/bagley-31849582

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BYOD in high school: soon to come to college

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 9, 2014

High school policy is turning from banning mobile devices at school to acceptance of students’ mobile devices and integrating them into the learning process: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

How is higher ed addressing/integrating such evolution?

byod in high schools

#m #techworkshop #BYOD in schools http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/04/08/a-third-of-secondary-students-use-school-issued-mobile-devices.aspx

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Google Glass (GG)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 8, 2014

See our IMS blog entry:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/04/08/3-learning-tools-of-the-future/

and

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/02/18/google-glass-at-lrs/

I start testing GG several days ago and I am still in the stage of Jeff Jarvis : http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-jarvis-on-google-glass-2014-2

The questions is: how to make GG applicable for our daily tasks at work?

GG can be very useful for training students: by having a live, streaming G Hangout session with the supervisor. The latter can be in his/her office multitasking, while also monitoring the work of the student. E.g., shelving books for the Circulation supervisor.

A Surgeon Shows How Google Glass Makes Procedures Dramatically Easier. http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/13/this-stanford-surgeon-shows-us-the-future-of-medicine-augmented-reality-google-glass-exclusive/#ixzz2yJEZqSBR

my observations:
- GG is a glorified mobile devices, which, instead of being handheld is head-worn. the logic of navigating is the same, although still more cumbersome with GG.

- it certainly can have a niche as is, but it will take time (price, usability) until it becomes ubiquitous.

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3 learning tools of the future

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on April 8, 2014

http://elearninginfographics.com/future-learning-tools-infographic/

Google Glass, Coursesmart textbooks, TDCS

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