23 septembre 2018

FedEx to offer tuition-free online University of Memphis degrees to Memphis hub employees

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Employees of the FedEx Memphis World Hub can earn a tuition-free online degree through the University of Memphis, the university announced in a press release Saturday. More...

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13 septembre 2018

Freeing Computers in Schools: Free Software in Education

Freeing Computers in Schools: Free Software in Education
Via EdTechPost, this link (and this one) points to the important role being played by free educational software worldwide. More...

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12 septembre 2018

A New Kind of Revolution in the Dorms of Dartmouth

A New Kind of Revolution in the Dorms of Dartmouth
I am curious to learn more about this program (so if anyone has info please share) involving the launch of a Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network at Dartmouth. My angle is the contrast between this program and the release last week of Kazaa's new free VoIP system, Skype. More...

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10 septembre 2018

Universities must aid free speech or face funding cuts

Ontario colleges and universities must come up with free speech policies or face funding cuts, the Progressive Conservative provincial government said, delivering on a promise Premier Doug Ford made during the spring election, writes Shawn Jeffords for The Canadian Press. More...

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Can EU sanctions threat ease academic freedom crisis?

By Brendan O’Malley. The European University Association (EUA) has condemned the Hungarian government’s attempts to interfere with academic freedom and the autonomy of the higher education sector, “with the risk that it becomes an instrument of government”. More...

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07 septembre 2018

DVD-copying Code Loses Free Speech Shield

DVD-copying Code Loses Free Speech Shield
I personally find this ruling odd. "Disclosure of this highly technical information adds nothing to the public debate over the use of encryption software or the DVD industry’s efforts to limit unauthorized copying of movies on DVDs," wrote the judges. Perhaps the judges weren't aware that this "highly technical information" was printed on t-shirts, turned into haiku, and otherwise widely integrated into cyber-lore. More...

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Free ride over for VoIP?

Free ride over for VoIP?
The state of Minnesota has ordered VoIP (Voice over IP) providers to file for a telephone operator's license in a move which, while it will be welcomed by telephone companies (facing devastation as their primary business disappears), seems otherwise inexplicable. Minnestoa is only the first of a number of states to make the move. More...

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06 septembre 2018

Freedom of Access to Information

Freedom of Access to Information
Issues of public security, censorship, protection of children and democracy all swirl around this central issue of the Information Age, freedom of access. Most people still depict freedom of access in legislative terms - what are we allowed (or not allowed) to view by our governments. More...

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Would You Like Wi-Fi With That?

Would You Like Wi-Fi With That?
This short article makes an important point. It is difficult to sell WiFi (wireless internet) connectivity; instead, many businesses are offering it for free. More...

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31 août 2018

Interact

Interact
Eventually the deluge of free alternatives is going to have an impact on the commercial products. From the accouncement on SEUL: "Description: Interact is an online learning and collaboration platform that was developed by the Christchurch College of Education. It is a free alternative to the likes of WebCT and Blackboard, and was designed with the intention of making it easy for students and lecturers to interact online, and focuses on constructivist and Vygotskian views of teaching and learning." Oh, and if you need more, it can act as a full portal, not just an LMS. More...

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