Mountain View, CA—When an out of shape, single man with a predilection toward Doctor Who, Soylent, and Red Bull controls your every move, you no longer find the debate between free will and determinism interesting.
Google increases its footprint in online learning and learning management systems. But will privacy concerns make students and teachers cautious?
Educators across the region gathered at Conway High School for the Google in Education Arkansas Summit. Whether or not your institution uses Google Apps for Education, educators can use the suite of tools to either change how they work or bypass the learning management system (Moodle or Blackboard). I’m going to break down a few things that were covered and how they may apply in teaching and learning.
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Reported by Jonathan Stempel and published by Reuters. Google Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit by authors who accused it of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission.… Read More »Google Prevails Over Authors in Digital Books Case
If you haven’t heard the news, Edwin Mellen Press is suing a librarian from McMaster University over a blog post (since removed), which criticized the quality of materials the press publishes. You can read more… Read More »Will Edwin Mellen Press Sue Google Over Search Algorithm?
Network graphs are great ways to explore relationships. Unsure? Just ask Facebook, they’re betting big on Graph Search. While network graphs are useful tools, there may be obstacles for people who feel they don’t have the tech skills necessary to create them. Don’t worry, you don’t need to understand RDF or install Protégé. All you need is Excel or Google Docs, a modern browser, and an Internet connection.
First, you need to think about your data and the relationships you wish to map. For the St. Louis Freedom Suits project we mapped the relationships between people and the court cases in which they played a role. Granted, this doesn’t use Google Fusion Tables, but we created a network graph all the same. Relationships like who defended whom, who is married to whom, and as unsettling as it is, who owned whom are mapped. Patterns emerge.
Today, Google launched Google+ Communities, a new feature of their social networking service. Already, Code4Lib, a “volunteer-driven collective of hackers, designers, architects, curators, catalogers, artists and instigators from around the world, who largely work for… Read More »Using Google+ Communities for Online Study Sessions
This morning I read an article in the NY Times, “Google Wants to Join the Party, Not Crash It” in which ubiquitous computing was mentioned. The basic point of the article is that tech companies are… Read More »Ubiquitous Computing and Cheating in the Classroom: Will the New Honor Code Be a Service Agreement?