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liyanl

Smartphones: Finding a Balance - 0 views

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    In this article, Newman states that smartphones are prominent on campus nowadays. According to the survey that he has mentioned in the article, there are 59% of Tam students own smartphones; and 61% of them think that smartphones do waste their time even though there are 81% of them think that smartphones have made their life easier. Thus is, although most of the smartphone users believe that smartphones do bring them lots of convenience in life, most of them also agrees that smartphone are wasting their time in life especially in users always spend too much time on the smartphone apps and some of them think that smartphones have put a hindrance to human communication as it mentions in the article that "smartphones put a wall between people and the emotions they have". I feel like using smartphone is kinda of a trend in university right now. People can use their phone to search, download and read articles through the phone. Finding a balance with yourself and technoloy is important, however finding a balance for the publisher and technology is also important as knowledge has been quite open access to people on the internet right now.
liyanl

Confronting global knowledge production inequities - 2 views

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    This is about the inequitable global power and how it dynamics the confronting global knowledge production in nowadays.
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    Underlying this notion of global knowledge production inequities is how developed countries "The Global North" dominate modern knowledge systems. This hegemonic control of global knowledge, driven by increased globalization, places pressure on virtually all societies to adopt global values and services. While this development does have positive implications (e.g. better understanding of modern health practices, nutrition, environmental protection, governance systems, etc), on the negative side, the imposition of cultural forms from the developing world could be considered a form of political and economic domination. This leads to the increasing homogenization of cultures and a threat to local knowledge, and the exacerbation of local differences and inequalities through uneven access to such knowledge and the means for it's application. The production of knowledge implicates and is implicated in power relations, as those with superior technology cannot only generate but also store, monopolize and disseminate information to safeguard their interests. Foucault (1972) suggests that the relationship between power and knowledge has its origin in the ownership of the means of material production and technical expertise. According to Said (1978), Western powers in a colonial and post-colonial context, using agents in developing countries, have been able to develop elaborate cultural and political institutions where knowledge production exists with supporting mechanisms that dominate and suppress African communities. In a critical examination of development policies and programs in Africa, Okolie (2003) considers these to be shaped by knowledge and assumptions about knowledge production that are primarily Euro-American centered, and are consequently "exclusionary and often contemptuous of other ways of knowing" (Okolie, 2003). The establishment of the continent's universities and research centers was primarily driven by Western powers, and the African elites who h
judit309

Unhangout - 2 views

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    Suggested in the Google+ community (Fabrizo & others), this is an excellent platform for open online collaboration and learning.
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    Thanks Judit.. Unhangout is an open source platform ( for running large scale online un-conferences. We use Google Hangouts to create as many small sessions as needed, and help users find others with shared interests.
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    Suggested in the Google+ community (Fabrizo & others), this is an excellent platform for open online collaboration and learning.
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    Es cierto es una excelente plataforma que utilizo para informarme acerca de mi carrera y colaborar con colegas
Teresa Belkow

30C3: 30th Chaos Communication Congress - 0 views

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    The 30th Chaos Communication Congress (30C3) is an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia. The Congress offers lectures and workshops and various events on a multitude of topics including (but not limited to) information technology and generally a critical-creative attitude towards technology and the discussion about the effects of technological advances on society.
kamrannaim

Salman Khan flips the classroom using technology - 7 views

Khan Academy has done some good work, but I certainly do not believe it is the solution to the nation's problems in education. A critique, by Karim Kai Ani, considers the videos to be poor, as well...

https:__www.youtube.com_watch?v=nTFEUsudhfs open access technology video

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