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big data

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd December 2014

Breaking down big data

http://blog.ed.ted.com/2014/12/02/breaking-down-big-data/

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typology of public library engagement

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th November 2014

From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond

http://www.pewinternet.org/files/2014/03/PIP-Library-Typology-Report.pdf

http://blog.mendeley.com/academic-life/from-distant-admirers-to-library-lovers/

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typology is a statistical analysis that clusters individuals into groups based on certain attributes; in this case, those are people’s usage of, views toward, and access to libraries.

Public library users and proponents are not a niche group: 30% of Americans ages 16 and older are highly engaged with public libraries, and an additional 39% fall into medium engagement categories.
 Americans’ library habits do not exist in a vacuum: Americans’ connection—or lack of connection—with public libraries is part of their broader information and social landscape. As a rule, people who have extensive economic, social, technological, and cultural resources are also more likely to use and value libraries as part of those networks. Many of those who are less engaged with public libraries tend to have lower levels of technology use, fewer ties to their neighbors, lower feelings of personal efficacy, and less engagement with other cultural activities.
 Life stage and special circumstances are linked to increased library use and higher engagement with information: Deeper connections with public libraries are often associated with key life moments such as having a child, seeking a job, being a student, and going through a situation in which research and data can help inform a decision. Similarly, quieter times of life, such as retirement, or less momentous periods,

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PowerPoint alternatives

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th November 2014

Finally, the pre-Internet application PowerPoint, which is suffocating higher education in terms of presentation alternatives, is discussed to be retired:

Prezi
The Company Trying To Kill Microsoft PowerPoint Just Raised $57 Million

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Digital Citizenship Week

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2014

Learn How Not to Overshare During Digital Citizenship Week

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2014/10/learn-how-not-overshare-during-digital-citizenship-week

Educator and librarian Shannon Miller recently provided the definition of “digital citizenship” to Flocabulary (http://www.flocabulary.com/)

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Xiaomi

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th October 2014

Xiaomi Is The Most Successful Tech Company That Most People Have Never Heard Of

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/10/xiaomi_the_apple_of_china_the_company_might_help_make_your_iphone_a_lot.html#ixzz3G3u13Ui6

Xiaomi’s business model differs fundamentally from Apple’s. In fact, it’s almost an inverse. Apple is a high-margin company.

Unlike Apple, however, Xiaomi sells its devices at or near cost. A top-of-the-line phone from Samsung can sell for the equivalent of $500 or more in China. Apple has yet to launch its iPhone 6 and 6S in China, but a recent press release suggests the retail price for an iPhone 6 will start at 5,288 RMB, or roughly $861. Xiaomi’s 64-gigabyte Mi 4 phone, its high-end model, sells for around $400. Its entry-level Redmi 1S retails for significantly less: a little over $100 in China and India.

Read more: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2014/10/xiaomi_the_apple_of_china_the_company_might_help_make_your_iphone_a_lot.html#ixzz3G3uHnB16

 

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Tokenization

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th October 2014

What does Tokenization mean?

https://blog.squareup.com/townsquare/posts/what-does-tokenization-actually-mean

Tokenization is sort of a convoluted word, but basically it is a technology that transforms your credit card information into a new number that is a lot less useful for frauders, since it can be easily deactivated and replaced with another number

tokenization

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globally connected educator

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th October 2014

The Globally Connected Educator- Beyond Plugging In Towards Global Pedagogy from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

 http://www.slideshare.net/langwitches/the-globally-connected-educator-beyond-plugging-in-towards-global-pedagogy

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Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th October 2014

Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers

http://www.businessinsider.com/hackers-use-macbackdooriworm-on-mac-os-x-and-reddit-2014-10#ixzz3FIbWYnzf

Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers

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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.”

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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 lessons learned by “disconnect,” “contemplative computing” and similar practices in mindfulness be used to deal with binge watching?

Below is selected bibliography. Please feel welcome to add your titles, findings and ideas how to resolve the issue

Matrix, S. (2014). The Netflix Effect: Teens, Binge Watching, and On-Demand Digital Media Trends. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 6(1), 119. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dedo%26AN%3d98488719%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

Bazilian, E. (2014). Vincent Kartheiser: the Mad Men star stays away from social media but doesn’t mind an occasional bout of binge-watching. ADWEEK, (15). 58. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dedsgao%26AN%3dedsgcl.365691198%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

 

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