Archive for April, 2013|Monthly archive page

Open online courses – an avalanche that might just get stopped | Education | The Guardian

Open online courses – an avalanche that might just get stopped | Education | The Guardian.

Hacking the World

Hacking the World – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility

Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility.

India, Known for Outsourcing, Now Wants to Make Its Own Chips – NYTimes.com

India, Known for Outsourcing, Now Wants to Make Its Own Chips – NYTimes.com.

 

Interesting account, but more analysis needed; I’m sure it has been done, just need to do the needed research. Creating ecosystems is seldom easy. And there are differences between semiconductor and computer fabs and automobile, if only in the materials and industrial tolerances. And then there is the issue of toxic pollution.

ICT4D Bibliographies: Three

One of the more interesting things I’ve been doing is going through the literature on ICT4D (or, ICT for development). The bibliography maintained by the Manchester Uni.’s School of Env. and Dev. is very useful. See:

Development Informatics: Working Papers – IDPM Working papaers (School of Environment and Development – The University of Manchester).

My other favourites are those to be found at Stanfords CDDRL (http://cddrl.stanford.edu/publications/) but the bibliography is not as extensive as Manchester’s.

The Canadian Citizen Lab (out of UofT) has become a necessary locus for work related to privacy, but other topics are also featured (see https://citizenlab.org/publications/).

Online Courses Should Be Easier to Offer Out of State, Panel Says – NYTimes.com

The issue of state regulations in the era of online learning was highlighted in October when officials in Minnesota told Coursera, a provider of “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, that it could not offer free courses to Minnesota residents without registering with the state. Because the courses were free — and because the state action was widely ridiculed, given the difficulty of stopping Minnesotans from enrolling online — the state quickly backed down.

via Online Courses Should Be Easier to Offer Out of State, Panel Says – NYTimes.com.

Gabriella Coleman talks Education, Human Rights and Social Change | opensource.com

Gabriella Coleman talks Education, Human Rights and Social Change | opensource.com.

In new book, anthropologist explores open source values | opensource.com

In new book, anthropologist explores open source values | opensource.com.

Impact and Numbers from Uruguay’s One Laptop per Child Program

Impact and Numbers from Uruguay's One Laptop per Child Program.

The Judgment In Novartis v. India: What The Supreme Court Of India Said | Intellectual Property Watch

The Judgment In Novartis v. India: What The Supreme Court Of India Said | Intellectual Property Watch.