"The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies"

Submitted by Julia Martin on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 3:10pm.
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Here is the 2011 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle:

Full Article from Ebiquity


"Pioneering Internet Archivists Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger on Preservation in the Digital Age" on Democracy Now

Submitted by Julia Martin on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 3:02pm.
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In today's episode of Democracy Now, Amy Goodman interviews two pretty major internet library and archives figures.

They talk about the Google Books Project and the complications of privatizing formerly publicly available libraries.

I'm listening to this now (I embedded the video of the ep, but it's also available in sound only). I hope you guys join me.


Walmart website Eye tracking and usability report

Submitted by Julia Martin on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 4:42pm.
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This is from Customer Experience Labs whom I follow on Twitter. A pretty cool example of what eye tracking software can show you about the usability of your website. The video of the actual results are towards the end but the rest of the video is informative about the process.

Here's the full report.


Some Motivating Words From Jack Layton

Submitted by Julia Martin on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 4:28pm.
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Well guys, I'm breaking from my normal "gossip column" to provide a little enthusiasm and encouragement. I was sent this link by a friend. These are some of the last words of Jack Layton and politics aside, I think they are simple, motivating and positive (and who doesn't need a little of that on a Monday!)


An Intimate Look at Human Computer Interaction

Submitted by Julia Martin on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 1:47pm.
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I was listening to Radiolab, and there's a WHOLE SHOW about human computer interaction (aptly named "Talking to machines"). They talk about chat bots, "the most human, human" and this might be worth a break from turntable to enjoy.

Here's the episode.


MIT launches center for Mobile Learning

Submitted by Julia Martin on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:10am.
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"The Center, housed at the Media Lab, will focus on the design and study of new mobile technologies and applications, enabling people to learn anywhere anytime with anyone. Research projects will explore location-aware learning applications, mobile sensing and data collection, augmented reality gaming, and other educational uses of mobile technologies."

Looks like they're starting on an App Inventor for the Android platform. Looks interesting and certainly some people to look out for research wise!

The full article can be found HERE.


Great Videos from BBC Knowledge

Submitted by Julia Martin on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 12:50pm.
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BBC KNOWLEDGE 60 from iamrader on Vimeo.

BBC Knowledge from Sean Pecknold on Vimeo.

The source.

I'm putting 'em in Vialogues!


Temporary Tattoo Circuits

Submitted by Julia Martin on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:08am.
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SO this isn't so much about innovation in education so much as something REALLY cool happening with robots. They've made circuits that stick to your skin. They work kind of like temporary tattoos and I can't imagine how useful these things might become.


"Permanent Record"- telling the story of depression era report cards

Submitted by Julia Martin on Fri, 08/12/2011 - 9:45am.
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Knowing my interest in archives and esoteric photos, a friend of mine recently notified me of this blog.


More on the Chilean Student Protests

Submitted by Julia Martin on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 2:32pm.
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I found another article with a series of photos giving a more robust impression of what's happening there, here are highlights

so there's the more traditional violence and rioting happening (though the graffiti on the wall behind the first car is not specific to education). as well as softer protests like pillow fighting and a super hero dress up (below, and what a great idea).

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