What makes an online community explode during snow days?

5. Dezember 2010

In a small Local Authority in Scotland, thousands of students, parents and teachers have been getting together to learn and share their snow-day experiences on an open source blogging  platform. 25,000 visits a day, 1827 posts and 2477 comments were left throughout the three or four days of closed school this week on eduBuzz.org in East Lothian, Scotland.

http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2010/12/snow-days-virtual-school-community-edubuzzs-record-breaking-week.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+edublogs+%28Ewan+McIntosh+|+Digital+Media+%26+Education%29&utm_content=Twitter

In a small Local Authority in Scotland, thousands of students, parents and teachers have been getting together to learn and share their snow-day experiences on an open source blogging  platform. 25,000 visits a day, 1827 posts and 2477 comments were left throughout the three or four days of closed school this week on eduBuzz.org in East Lothian, Scotland.

With iPods, Kearns High students touch education’s future

9. November 2010

Nearly 1,700 students at Kearns High snagged a sleek new tool for their book bags on Friday: an iPod touch. Students at the high school screamed with delight during a kick-off assembly that featured students break dancing to digital beats.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50618043-76/students-ipods-kearns-ipod.html.csp


NYTimes: Online Learning Is Growing On Campus

7. November 2010

Learning in Dorm, Because Class Is on the Web

[…] The University of Florida broadcasts and archives Dr. Rush’s lectures less for the convenience of sleepy students like Mr. Patel than for a simple principle of economics: 1,500 undergraduates are enrolled and no lecture hall could possibly hold them. […]

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/us/05college.html


Wireless Education Conference D.C.

7. November 2010

[…]  I was very impressed with the BYOT, or Bring Your Own Technology options presented by CTIO Bailey Mitchell of Forsyth County Schools, Georgia. That, as part of a blended approach to increasing the amount of technology in schools, really puts supporting the infrastructure in the driver’s seat, and the CTO’s role changes from “Dr. No” to Can Do. This is certainly a philosophy to be replicated. Students can work in their system with whatever device they bring in—iPads, iTouches, whatever—doesn’t matter. As Mitchell says so wonderfully, “Our user base tolerates no downtime.” […]

http://blogs.scholastic.com/royaltreatment/2010/11/the-direction-of-cell-phones-as-devices-for-more-than-calling-and-texting-and-gaming-was-very-evident-at-the-wireless-educa.html


Purdue University To Deploy 4G (LTE) as Part of Wireless Rollout (6000 Cisco APs)

29. Oktober 2010

Purdue University will be one of the early recipients of Verizon Wireless‘ rollout of a 4G network starting this year. This fourth generation data network, which is using Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, is expected to provide four to 10 times the transmission speeds currently available in 3G networks.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/10/25/purdue-u-to-deploy-4g-as-part-of-wireless-rollout.aspx


Is the Office Really Necessary? Global Study by Cisco Reveals 60 Percent Of Workers Believe Being in the Office Is No Longer Needed to Be Productive

20. Oktober 2010

Demand to Work Anywhere, Anytime Stronger Than Desire for Higher Salary; Two of Three Workers Expect IT to Allow Access to Corporate Information With Any Device – Personal or Company-issued

http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2010/prod_101910.html

Demand to Work Anywhere, Anytime Stronger Than Desire for Higher Salary; Two of Three Workers Expect IT to Allow Access to Corporate Information With Any Device – Personal or Company-issued


Education Investments in Wireless Continue To Grow – in 2014 $6.8 bn!

11. Oktober 2010

Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.

http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/10/07/education-investments-in-wireless-continue-to-grow.aspx


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