classkick – learn together http://www.classkick.com/#home
Forbes Now: Penn State College Of Engineering Network Disabled Following Two “Incredibly Serious” Cyber Attacks. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwkJ3-8hI
Juice Box is a virtual machine designed for programming workshops. http://jpadilla.github.io/juicebox/
The Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/Tb5BUjiKEUE/the-cyberlearning-technologies-transforming-education
Mozilla utilizes open education resources to improve participation | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/education/15/3/mozilla-community-education
How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks, an Interview with David Lippman of Pierce College | Opensource.com. https://opensource.com/education/15/3/interview-david-lippman-pierce-college
Lippman is also the creator of IMathAS, an open source, web based assessment system written in PHP.
UberStudent is a customized, Linux distribution for education | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/education/15/3/uberstudent-linux-education
The unbelievable benefits of the USG CIO’s bottomless bucket of bandwidth | The Enterprisers Project. https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2015/1/unbelievable-benefits-one-cios-bottomless-bucket-bandwidth
[W]hat’s going on here? A few things:
1) Most educators don’t know squat about IT. …
2) The management standards just aren’t there yet. …
3) The content makers privilege DRM protection over usability. …
4) The price is prohibitive. …
The article looks at a couple of recent pieces on the ongoing debate about the actual value of digital textbooks. While I think there is a future in digital course materials, it is likely that the current models of providing digital textbooks are doomed mainly for the 4 reasons cited in the article.
I believe the future of digital course and learning resources isn’t in the poor replication of the print books on DRM locked proprietary platforms that place profit over education but in the creation of new all digital resources created with education and learning in mind, not investor profits.
Today marks the official launch of Bing for Schools, a new initiative designed to improve digital literacy for students by putting technology in classrooms, helping students learn how to use the power of search, and making sure they can do it in a safer, ad-free environment. We’re not only announcing our first partner districts for the search pilot program and taking requests from school administrators to join, but also expanding our commitment with new features in Bing for Schools that let parents and communities join in the effort to promote the development of digital skills, backed by a national ad campaign to raise awareness about the importance of digital literacy.
Sounds like a good program. Removing ads from search results presented to students is great because it removes a distraction that can really take away from the search experience. Searches earn points and points earn Surface RTs. 1»
I hope this program makes it out of the pilot stage into wider release.