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Archive for September, 2014

disruptive technologies: from swarming to mesh networking

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 30th September 2014

How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/29/352476454/how-hong-kong-protesters-are-connecting-without-cell-or-wi-fi-networks messaging one another through a network that doesn’t require cell towers or Wi-Fi nodes. They’re using an app called FireChat that launched in March and is underpinned by mesh networking, which lets phones unite to form a temporary Internet. My note: seems that civil [...]

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Wearable technologies

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

Wearable technologies survey – win an iPad Mini You are invited to participate in a study of the current and potential applications of wearable technologies such as Google Glasses in Higher Education. If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete a confidential online survey that explores your knowledge and beliefs surrounding the [...]

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QQML2015

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

7th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2015) 26-29 May 2015, IUT-Descartes University, Paris, France Dear Colleagues and Friends, It is our pleasure to invite you in Paris (IUT-Descartes University) for the 7th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2015,  http://www.isast.org) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society [...]

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Higher ed: Innovation and digital transformation

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

Higher education: Innovation and digital transformation http://www.zdnet.com/higher-education-innovation-and-digital-transformation-7000034121/ “I don’t think we can talk about digital transformation without thinking about cultural transformation, because I believe they go hand in hand.” Need help with setting up similar GOOGLE HANGOUT discussion (instead of Skype): contact us

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Social Media Contests

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

Social Media Contests http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/email-leads-social-media-contests/ Collect Emails as Contest Entries Put Winning Within Reach 1. Offer Multiple Prizes 2. Level the Voting Field If you let people qualify for the final round by collecting community votes, and then have a jury award your prizes, everyone will feel like they have an equal chance to win. 3. Separate Entry [...]

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Your q/s, our a/s: Supplemental Account for D2L

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th September 2014

Question: Can I add a visiting lecturer, who is not part of MnSCU to my D2L course? Answer: Fill out this form: http://huskynet.stcloudstate.edu/myHuskyNet/supplemental-acct.asp

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bingewatching

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th September 2014

Stop Binge-Watching TV http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/07/09/binge_watching_tv_why_you_need_to_stop_.html It seems that the perils of social media spill back to previous medias. The migration of TV content from TV to streaming (Neflix, Hulu etc) enables the trend of binge watching, which in addictiveness resembles greatly concerns typical for social media such as : addictiveness, poor concentration (AKA multitasking) etc. Can the [...]

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Online Learning Effective

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/09/24/mit-study-how-do-online-courses-compare-to-traditional-learning/ MIT recently released its final report on what the school’s future will look like, education-wise. As with any disruptive technology, MOOCs have been viewed with enthusiasm in many quarters and skepticism in some. However, the underlying facts are inarguable: [...]

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#Gamergate Controversy

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

#Gamergate Controversy Fuels Debate On Women And Video Games http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/24/349835297/-gamergate-controversy-fuels-debate-on-women-and-video-games It’s a debate about a lot of things and it involves a lot of people, but at its heart, #Gamergate is about two key things: ethics in video game journalism, and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry — an industry that has [...]

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languages

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th September 2014

Languages, infographic http://visual.ly/50-awesome-facts-about-languages

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