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shirley

THE BEACONS FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About Beacons And Apple's iBeacon System - 3 views

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    Beacons are a new type of device that could change the way people shop in stores and revolutionize how retailers collect consumer data and interact with shoppers. Retailers can use beacons to trigger location-based features on customers' smartphone apps, including targeted coupons, store maps, and hands-free payments.
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    seems like there are some clear privacy issues here but I'm pretty conflicted on the use of these as it is advantageous for all parties when consumers allow businesses to target them more efficiently
c maggard

Microsoft Open Sources .NET, Saying It Will Run On Linux and Mac | WIRED - 2 views

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    Satya Nadella's rapid reinvention of Microsoft continues. In yet another bid to make up lost ground in the long march to the future of computing, Microsoft is now open sourcing the very foundation of .NET-the software that millions of developers use to build and operate websites and other large online applications-and it says this free... Not much to add on this that won't outright plagiarize the author, but anyone who knows anything about software and operating systems knows this is huge. Open source software is traditionally more nimble and able to deal with various threats in a more timely fashion, whereas Microsoft has to get a team on it, perfect it, and roll out updates to million of customers who may not even know what to do with it once it hits their inbox. Anyone with a Linux machine at home can search, copy and paste the code to fix almost any problem they discover, and be back at work within minutes. The parallels to Open Knowledge are numerous.
c maggard

MOOCs -- Completion Is Not Important - 20 views

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    By: Matthew LeBar Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are often described as the future of education - or at least a significant part of it. But there may be a significant problem with them: a very small proportion of students who start them actually finish. This poses a serious threat to their legitimacy.
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    Very interesting article. I was at an Open Access week event recently that was a debate on the place of MOOCs in higher education. One point that another attendee raised about the completion rate of MOOCs that seemed really important to me was that many MOOCs require participants to register before viewing the content, and this can impact completion rate numbers. A person may only have the requisite information about whether or not the wish to participate once they have registered for the MOOC.
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    Thanks for sharing this! :) I am taking MOOC course about MOOC right now. I feel like completion could be a challenge for anyone who took it. I actually agree that completion is not everything in education. Since learning is more about understanding rather than completing, I think there is no point if someone did complete his/her MOOC but he/she does not understand about what he/she learned. However, I believe, in order to fully understand the course, it is better to complete what you have started.
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    I too feel that completion of MOOC is important. Other wise no point in participating in that MOOC. we also will get any information on the internet for knowledge gain. But there will be a regular follow up of the course for completing any MOOC. But only problem is having proper IT infrastructure to participate in that.
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    Thank you for sharing. On the one hand one can choose form the course lessons and material that they want and choose not to complete the whole course. Then of course one can not evaluate the course judging from the completion rate. On the other hand, ability to complete what is started develops human will-power and purposefulness. Otherwise the world is full of people with unfinished educations, short-term employments etc.
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    What the article says really is "MOOC completion rate is not a meaningful metrics about the course." Universities and institutions may need to have other metrics in order to evaluate whether to continue offer certain courses. As for individual participants, each person is her/his best critic on how much has been gained from the course.
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    Cierto, tal vez muchos no lo terminen. Yo creo que lo importante es el conocimiento aprendido.
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    Thanks for sharing this article. I'm in agreement with LeBar, completion of the MOOC is not the correct metric to be used for evaluation. The goal of many participants is to gain or increase knowledge on a topic which may be achieved without completing the whole course.
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    This ongoing MOOC is hard for me to complete since there is a lot of internet and network action required which I don't like to use at the moment. Still, I got so much Information that I will try to fulfill the requirements to pass it. It is not for the statistics - but for my personal support of the MOOC instructors (I wounder whether they notice)
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    i think MOOC will be more effective for exchange of knowledge e for certain important topic for stakeholder who aim self progress development
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    I have joined another MOOC and received the "statement of accomplishment" and it was totally a big disappointment. The design and the language used reflect mentality is not related to what they are teaching online. It is underestimating people around the world time and efforts by issuing a statement is not well designed and meaningless. The question would be: does it worth it to finish any course online? the knowledge is already free and affordable all over the net, why do I need to follow an institute organized free course? People are not finishing the MOOC courses because of frustration and disappointment and this has to be reviewed.
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    Tal vez no puede decirse que sea el futuro de la educación, pero si coadyuva para que el conocimiento pueda acercarse a cualquier persona, e incentivar al autoaprendizaje.
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    Habría que preguntarse cuál es el problema de que los estudiantes no concluyan los cursos MOOC, buscar las alternativas respectivas.MOOC ventanas de oportunidad para cualquier persona.
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    This brings up the question of what it means to complete something? And why is it so important to us? And why 'productivity', a thing somebody defined ages ago, is so important to our humanity? .. or is it anymore?
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    Because I am taking a MOOC course but also on campus at University, I receive credits and grades where this is definitely one of the motivations for me to contribute. Although I agree that completion of the course is not essential to attain knowledge, what about our motivations to learn? And what about our incentives? Not saying MOOCs are not interesting nor helpful, I like MOOCs, but I think people like recognition too. I think to just receive the "statement of accomplishment" is not enough to prove efforts made within the course. However MOOCs are not as well developed at this stage, there definitely will be adjustments in the near future.
camilalondonoa

Learn - 6 views

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    Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
janetw_suiching

The Virtual Revolution - The Cost of Free 1 - YouTube - 1 views

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    Free vs. Privacy - Open Access comes with pros and  cons
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    Thanks for posting.
Fernando Carraro

Ser o no ser Open Access: la batalla de Randy contra las revistas de "lujo" - 2 views

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    En este post se habla de Randy Schekman y su postura sobre las revistas de lujo y el open access
leonardoescalera

Right to be forgotten and Copyright - 10 views

Es indispensable el reconocimiento al derecho de olvido, pese a politicas de privacidad

open access publishing privacy module3 module4

anonymous

"Monkey, Ghost, and God 'cant own copyright' says US" - 9 views

I would agree that in this situation, the photographer should own the copyright on the monkey selfie. I think that while its really neat and cool that monkeys can take selfies and elephants can pai...

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Olga Huertas

Temoa, portal de Recursos Educativos Abiertos - 0 views

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    Se trata de una iniciativa del Tecnológico de Monterrey, organización privada sin fines de lucro, institución académica con 65 años de experiencia. Surge como ...
Guaraciara Silva

Standard License or Copyrights? that´s the question? - 0 views

Published on Apr 10, 2012 Category Education License Standard YouTube License http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtoIs0vdmlo This video was used as part of my classes about Brasilian Literature and I j...

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started by Guaraciara Silva on 26 Sep 14 no follow-up yet
chuckicks

Banned Books Week: Celebrating Free Expression and the Open Flow of Information - 1 views

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    It's Banned Books Week! An annual event held in the last week of September, Banned Books Week seeks to draw attention to books being banned or challenged in libraries and schools while promoting free and open access to knowledge.
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    Wow. To be honest, I really thought that this was a thing of the past. I had no idea that it is still happening today. Super interesting - sad, but interesting.
chuckicks

The Right to Read - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation - 0 views

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    For those that haven't seen it, Richard Stallman's dystopian short story, written in 1997, on a dilemma posed by the use of computers and licensed content in the mid 21st century.
chuckicks

Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing - 2 views

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    By Cory Doctorow - Share this article This article is based on a keynote speech to the Chaos Computer Congress in Berlin, Dec. 2011. General-purpose computers are astounding. They're so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips with them, what they're for, how to accommodate them, and how to cope with them.
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    This is a charged essay on the challenges to computing freedom in light of copyright, digital rights management (DRM), piracy (SOPA) and related issues. The author argues for the need to examine and, at user's discretion, shut down backdoor programs that monitor and/or enforce limits of fair use.
Fernando Carraro

Un uso razonablemente reservado y patentado: el copyright, el "fair use", y las patentes - 1 views

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    "Cuando uno escucha el término derecho reservado (copyright) lo primero que le viene a la mente es la censura, la restricción, y el castigo." Una opinión personal sobre los temas que se manejan en el Módulo IV del MOOC
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    Opino lo mismo cuando lo primero que piensas en los derechos de autor. La importancia de darle el valor al creador porque aveces es la única manera en que se pueda agradecer. (Experiencia personal)
Julia Echeverría

Deep Web - 3 views

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    I think that as more information we have about the deep web, much more knowledge we will have to really know that is really going on in the cyber space. Deep Web (also called the Deepnet, Invisible Web, or Hidden Web) is World Wide Web content that is not part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines.
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    Muchos dicen que en la "red profunda" existen sitios con contenido desagradable, se debería tener cuidado, aunque existen proyectos como https://www.torproject.org/ que nos permiten navegar en la red profunda sin tener que sufrir riesgos (http://www.cnnexpansion.com/economia/2014/06/27/como-opera-la-deep-web-en-mexico), más vale prevenir. ---- Many say that the "deep web" sites with objectionable content exist, care should be taken, although there are projects like https://www.torproject.org/ that allow us to navigate the deep network without having to suffer risks (http: //www.cnnexpansion.com/economia/2014/06/27/como-opera-the-deep-web-en-mexico), better safe.
camilalondonoa

Where to start programming? - 2 views

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    Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
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    Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
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    I began at Code Academy last year, and completed various courses. The problem I had was knowing about the architecture and systems behind the code, so, now I am learning to use Command Line and working through FLOSS manuals. I like Code academy, and I may go back there, but not before I have understood Command Line and more specifically what works with Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora etc The thing is, free software development, open source and education for all, begins with Linux OS and whatever branches from that is free to share, iterate and scalable. The trademark socialist, philosophically opposed to the capitalist.
joenmori

OpenID Connect may usher in a new era of federated online identity - 1 views

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    In the world, there are many issues that people hate about privacy, because many organizations, government, etc. have access to personal information. It also exists a problem about creating accounts to use a service from a website, but there are different solutions, one of them to use OpenId Connect, that is a standard log in website through a third party entity that guarantees complete security in our personal information, with benefits like easier and faster access.
koobredaer

Cory Doctorow's craphound.com " News - 4 views

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    I wanted to share a OK resource: Cory Doctorow... yes a whole author as resource. He writes about open access on a number of different platforms and enacts open access in his published works. He is a YA novelist with many good books that explore many of the complex issues of society and technology that we are considering in this class. He sells his books through major publishers in print--but does not allow them to have DRM. But he also provides ebook copies for free on this website. Basically you can read it and remix it, but if you like it and want to support him--buy the book. This model seems to work for him. You can find him ranting about DRM and other open access issues all over the net, such as BoingBoing. Interesting guy, interesting topics--and some interesting free fiction books that are relevant to this class.
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    for a specific book suggestion, check out Little Brother http://craphound.com/littlebrother/ exciting SciFi all about online surveillance state, but also supposed to be filled with actual advice about how to hack your way around it and be a subversive, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Brother_%28Doctorow_novel%29
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    Thanks. I like this. I haven't read his stuff, but now I will.
chuckicks

The Manipulators: Facebook's Social Engineering Project - The... - 1 views

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    The following is a feature article from the new intern issue of the Los Angeles Review of Books: The Magazine. The issue, which our interns produced as part of this past summer's LARB Publishing Course, comes off press at the end of the month and will be mailed to subscribing LARB members...
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    I don't really agree with the conclusion of the article: I don't think it is due to the lack of responsability of people that companies like Facebook can do experiments with people as if we were mouses. I think it is the company's responsability, and people are the victims of such manipulation, not the "capable to decide" partner of it.
rogergsweden

Privacy and digital identity - 5 views

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    Interesting lecture on privacy and digital identity. Do you want everybody in the plane to have your facebook account? Our personal information is the product the big companies are selling to their advertisers, so they are not so interested in helping us protect that information.
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    But is there a way to 100% protect our privacy because digital identity in the first place they aim to make us visible without us realizing that we are visible. So when we become visible how then can that be privacy. The story of emperors new clothes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes) clearly relates to the whole issue of privacy and digital identity.
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    Very interesting aspect of how to protect our personal identify by using selective attributes like age, gender when appropriate and needed by various websites.
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