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Archive for December, 2010

Can Ubuntu revive the netbook segment?

ZDNet Education: “Ubuntu may not make the netbook sexy again, but it can certainly make it a more viable choice for student computing with lower long-term costs than other solutions might entail. System76 just happens to be one OEM that makes it easy to jump into Ubuntu (on netbooks and elsewhere).”

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ZDNet Education: “Can wireless implementations save time, effort, and money in the concrete fortresses of most schools?”

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A Curricular Innovation, Examined

Inside Higher Ed: “StraighterLine courses are not led by instructors; instead, students work through the materials at their own pace, with the (optional) aid of up to 10 hours of tutoring per course, provided by the online tutoring company SmarThinking …”

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ReadWriteWeb: “Wall placards, museum docents and audio tours have all become essential technologies for many peoples’ engagement with our collective culture as represented in the world’s fine art.  Imagine what could happen if your enjoyment of art was augmented further by the kinds of social technologies that you already use on the internet.”

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2011 Predictions: Mike Melanson

ReadWriteWeb: “Every December the ReadWriteWeb team looks into the murky depths of the coming year and tries to predict the future …”

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ZDNet Education: “Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these are my most-read Ed Tech stories of 2010.”

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PC Magazine: “Do you miss Google Wave? Google has quietly resurrected the product – sort of. Google Labs now includes a project known as Google Shared Spaces, which Google describes as a space for users to share mini-collaborative applications.”

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