Do pens still have a future?
Imagine a new Library of Alexandria. Imagine an archive that contains all the natural and social sciences of the West—our source-critical, referenced, peer-reviewed data—as well as the cultural and literary heritage of the world’s civilizations, and many of the world’s most significant archives and specialist collections. Imagine that this library is electronic and in the public domain: sustainable, stable, linked, and searchable through universal semantic catalogue standards.
It’s an interesting observation when in the article it says
the question for scholars and gatekeepers is not whether change is coming. It is whether they will be among the change-makers. And if not them, then who?
We know change is coming, we can pretend that we can fight it, but the reality is that we need to be making that change.
After posting the “video” of my presentation I have uploaded some more media from the MIMAS mobile learning event.
A video of my presentation.
A slideshare overview of my slides.
Some images from the day.
Yesterday I presented at the MIMAS Mobile Learning event on “The Future of Learning”.
What I was hoping to do was get people thinking and discussing, to start the conversation.
Is this the future of home computing?
A small $249 box with access to the web (and 50GB of online storage).
The Register reports that:
Start-up CherryPal is taking pre-orders today for its partly cloudy “desktop” that mashes web-hosted computing, going green, open source, and social networking into a 10 ounce box.
The (self-titled) CherryPal systems are $249, and surprisingly won’t require a monthly subscription despite the fact that most of its storage capacity and several of its features hosted in the cloud.
CherryPals are thinned-down computers running an ultra-low power chip from Freescale. They’ve got 256MB memory and 4GB solid-state capacity.
The future of computing?
What do you think?
Abilene Christian University (ACU) have announced that they would be issuing iPhones or iPod Touches to incoming freshman for use in their college courses and day to day lives.
YouTube Video Links
For those who have inadvertently blocked YouTube
What might a university look like with a fully deployed program of converged devices like the iPhone? Connected is one possible vision. This fictional day-in-the-life account highlights some of the potential benefits in a higher education setting when every student, faculty, and staff member is “connected.” Though the applications and functions portrayed in the film are purely speculative, they’re based on needs and ideas uncovered by our research – and we’ve already been making strides to transform this vision of mobile learning (mLearning) into reality.
ACU first university in nation to provide iPhone or iPod touch to all incoming freshmen – Abilene Christian University
An Apple iPhone or iPod touch will become a central part of Abilene Christian University’s innovative learning experience this fall when all freshmen are provided one of these converged media devices, said Phil Schubert, ACU executive vice president.
Abilene Christian University (ACU) announced yesterday that they would be issuing iPhones or iPod Touches to incoming freshman for use in their college courses and day to day lives.