Saturday, January 30, 2010
"web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, journeys across four continents and six countries and speaks to more than 50 people who have made the web what it is today – including some rather famous names, such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, Stephen Fry, Jimmy Wales, Arianna Huffington, Mark Zuckerberg, Chad Hurley, Stewart Brand, Jeff Bezos … and the President of Estonia."'
My wife a gorgeous non tech time said she's going to watch it so I suggest you 20.30hrs on BBC2 and UK players can watch it later on Iplayer. The programme home page is found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/index.shtml
Helpfully Dr Aleks Krotoski programme producer and part of team at the Guardian Tech Weekly team discuss the series in the later part of their weekly Guardian Tech podcast you can listen to it at
Posted by andy black at 12:09 pm
Friday, January 29, 2010
also highlight up and coming conference on 1:1 computing
International Conference on 1-to-1 Computing in Education
Together with our co-organizers, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we are proud to announce an International Conference on 1-to-1 Computing in Education hosted by the government of Austria from 22-24 February 2010 in Vienna.
Results from this event will be covered on the World Bank EduTech blog beginning in March.
For more information and event registration, please see www.bildung.at/nml-conference2010.
One to watch
Posted by andy black at 8:31 pm
Handsets, cost and connection speed holding back mobile internet adoption
London, 21 January, 2010: A huge 76% of mobile phone users don’t use their mobile to access the internet a UK-wide study into our mobile habits by leading research specialist Essential Research has revealed. The news comes despite industry hype around the success of internet-enabled smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus One.
Even more surprising is that 60% of UK mobile users claim to not even own a mobile with internet access and just 30% of these are interested in getting one. The picture gets worse for mobile operators with the revelation that even for upwardly mobile internet users and owners of smartphones, one third (31%) have never used their phone to connect to the internet, a quarter (24%) use it less than once a week and 8% tried it but don’t intend to do so again.
Now Iam sure this reflects what researchers found but it doesnt reflect what I see around town but still give it a read it makes some interesting points. As always form your own view. Blog post relating to report can be found at http://www.essentialresearch.co.uk/blog/2010/01/branded-services-will-make-smart-phones/
Posted by andy black at 8:24 pm
Thursday, January 28, 2010
plus there is free teachmeet event on the first night.
Posted by andy black at 10:30 pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
But joking aside look at this video from Apple who I do fully credit from 1997 called a moment of discovery so Apple Newtons etc its not the first foray by Apple into the tablet world though radically different well the video is 13 years old
Moment of Discovery
Posted by andy black at 9:29 am
Monday, January 25, 2010
worth checking out other projection of the pico kind at http://www.beambox.co.uk/products.php
Projection is going to get interesting again !!
Posted by andy black at 1:24 pm
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The “Information Economy Report” published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development in October, found that mobile subscriptions rose from 54 million to 350 million between 2003 and 2008 – meaning more than a third of Africans now owns a mobile phone.
really easy to read article well worth a read. Article can be at http://www.thetablet.co.uk/article/14163
Posted by andy black at 11:01 pm
Saturday, January 23, 2010
go on have a look.
Posted by andy black at 9:00 pm
Monday, January 18, 2010
Posted by andy black at 10:12 pm
Saturday, January 16, 2010
+3 D projection with bigs images and very reliable
+amazing 3 d rapman printer link to Merlin Johns review here
+Lovely multitouch screen check out the surface app on a windows 7 machine to see some lovely functionality see some info here
more to follow but off out to a party even though exhausted !! Did you see anything you liked. Bulb less projectors are also appearing
Posted by andy black at 8:08 pm
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Following the success of the inaugural E-Learning Debate at The Oxford Union in September, Epic is staging another debate in the seminar theatre at Learning Technologies, London Olympia, on Wednesday 27th January. To be honest;s its got some real giants of the world that is mobile speaking . All the participant are well versed academics but all are real pragmatists with strongly held views its going to a great debate one to attend or follow . Its a complex motion from many angles. Is it the right motion only time will tell with participants having space to approach
The motion is: 'This house believes that learning on smart phones is less about new technology than it is about a new approach to pedagogy'.
Professors John Traxler and Mike Sharples, acknowledged experts in mobile learning, will lead the arguments For and Against, accompanied by Kim Whittlestone of the Royal Veterinary College and Dr Mike Short of O2.
Epic are also bring out one of the well known some say "Epic" white papers this one fits nicely with debate topic 'Smart Phone Learning' .
Posted by andy black at 6:17 am
Saturday, January 09, 2010
- Location aware
- context aware
Posted by andy black at 12:02 am
Thursday, January 07, 2010
The HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition headquarters, we are increasingly excited as the opening of the online application system draws near (January 15).
The theme of this year's Competition is Reimagining Learning and there are two types of awards: 21st Century Learning Lab Designers and Game Changers.
Aligned with National Lab Day as part of the White House's Educate to Innovate Initiative, the 21st Century Learning Lab Designer awards will range from $30,000-$200,000. Awards will be made for learning environments and digital media-based experiences that allow young people to grapple with social challenges through activities based on the social nature, contexts, and ideas of science, technology, engineering and maths.
The Game Changers category—undertaken in cooperation with Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) and Electronic Arts (EA), Entertainment Software Assocation, and the Information Technology Industry Council—will award amounts ranging from $5,000-$50,000 for creative levels designed with either LittleBigPlanet™ or Spore™ Galactic Adventures that offer young people engaging game play experiences and that incorporate and leverage principles of science, technology, engineering and math for learning.
Each category will include several Best in Class awards selected by expert judges, as well as a People’s Choice Award selected by the general public. The online application system will open on January 15 and will include three rounds of submissions, with public comment at each stage.
Please see www.dmlcompetition.net for all details.
Its serious cash for serious ideas if your news years resolution was to change the wolrd or a little part of it go for it !! Good luck
Posted by andy black at 6:15 pm
have a p[lay and leave a comment lovely the sunny look to the web page by the way !!
Posted by andy black at 12:23 pm