OTR Links 02/17/2012
Layerscape – Home Page
From the upper reaches of the atmosphere to Earth’s core, Layerscape lets you seamlessly share and explore 3D visualizations of complex datasets via WorldWide Telescope.
Infographic: The Digital Classroom | TeachThought
What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the world of learning is changing.
Learning Suite: It’s all about the apps! – Microsoft UK Schools blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
To help every student realіze theіr full potential, educators across the sector all seek to better-engage their students. To assist with that goal, we must empower every teacher with the tools and resources to understand and engage every student at their own pace, in the right place, and in a way that allows them to achieve their greatest potential. Only then are we creating the right foundation for success, moving forward.
Dark Side of the iPad ~ Collecting student projects is difficult! | John Larkin
Since its release the iPad has garnered arguments regarding whether it is primarily a device for consumption or creation. I have always believed that it is a device capable of creation. One simply needs to consider apps such as Avid Studio, DemiBooks Composer, Pages, Keynote, Minecraft Pocket Edition, Art Rage, SketchBook Pro, Comic Life and many others. These and many other apps all allow the user to tap into their talents and produce output of which they can be proud.
The Future Of Higher Ed And Its Impact On Elearning | Upside Learning Blog
I recently came across the 2012 Higher Education Edition of the NMC Horizon Report, and found it quite fascinating. It gave me a lot of insights about the state of higher education globally and also left me thinking about how these developments would impact the global elearning industry.
Twitter Is The Latest Company To Admit It Uploads Your Address Book
Twitter has joined the list of companies making sheepish confessions that it uploads your smartphone’s address book when you install its app.
Last week Path made a similar disclosure, which was followed by changes by photo app Instagram to give users more privacy controls. And that led to a bit of discovery by smartphone users themselves that nothing is truly free.
Clear: Why This Simple To Do List App Has Everyone Talking | TechCrunch
Clear, the heavily-anticipated touch-based to-do list app, is launching in the iTunes App Store tonight. And by heavily anticipated, I mean this app was getting tech blog coverage based on demos, previews and teaser videos.
The Future of Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
Users of social networks are getting tired of sharing — but that doesn’t mean sharing is on the decline. A new study analyzes sharing behaviors on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and makes predictions for the future of sharing.
A History You Will Love: How Online Social Networking Began
Nowadays, one can no longer imagine how to catch up with friends and contacts without social networking. Social networking helped us become closer to our friends, even when they are a thousand miles away. Through the World Wide Web, we are able to connect with people from around the world, making it easy to keep in touch with friends and family. Social networking now is a billion dollar industry, but we can barely remember when it didn’t exist.
How to create a visualization – O’Reilly Radar
Pete Warden walks through the steps behind his latest Facebook visualization.
Twitter and the incredible shrinking news cycle — Tech News and Analysis
In the not-so-distant past, news generally tended to travel in a few well-worn paths. It was reported by a newspaper, it appeared on television at noon or 6 p.m. or it was mentioned on a drive-time radio show — and those involved usually had plenty of time to report it and produce it. The arrival of CNN and 24-hour news changed all of that, however, and Twitter and Facebook have changed it again:
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