I wanted to make you aware of a free hour-long web seminar.
that will discuss Brown’s new book, “A New Culture of Learning.”
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By: Bridget McCrea T.H.E. SmartClassroom 03/9/2011
“”We knew that the iPads were coming out, but we had no idea in what size, shape or format,” recalled Bill Wiecking, director of HPA’s energy lab. “When the iPad was released four days after the energy lab opened [in April 2010], we’d already ordered 10 of them from Apple,” said Wiecking. “After testing them out, we knew exactly how we wanted to integrate the iPads into the new facility.”
Designing the Flexible Learning Space
Part of that quick integration can be credited to some forward thinking on HPA’s part. For example, to accommodate the “future” technology, Wiecking said, the school designed the new building’s automation system and classroom space around the pending tablet-computing platform. That meant there would be no fixed desktop computers, but rather a “stack” of iPads that students “grab as they’re walking into the building,” said Wiecking.”"
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Subject: Ubiquitous Learning Conference, Berkeley, CA, 11-12 November - Call for Papers
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, I would like to inform you of the:
UBIQUITOUS LEARNING: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Clark Kerr Conference Center
University of California in Berkeley
Berkeley, California, USA
11-12 November, 2011
The Ubiquitous Learning Conference investigates the uses of technologies in learning, including devices with sophisticated computing and networking capacities which are now pervasively part of our everyday lives, from laptops to mobile phones, ebook readers, game consoles, digital music players, and cameras. The conference explores the possibilities of new forms of learning using these devices not only in the classroom, but in a wider range of places and times than was conventionally the case for education. Ubiquitous Learning is made possible in part by the affordances of the new, digital media. What’s new about it? What’s not-so-new? What are the main challenges of access to these new learning opportunities? These are the key themes and scope and concerns of the conference and its companion Journal.
Posted 2/25/2011… submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg
HarperCollins to libraries: we will nuke your ebooks after 26 checkouts article by Cory Doctorow
LibraryGoblin sez, “HarperCollins has decided to change their agreement with e-book distributor OverDrive. They forced OverDrive, which is a main e-book distributor for libraries, to agree to terms so that HarperCollins e-books will only be licensed for checkout 26 times. Librarians have blown up over this, calling for a boycott of HarperCollins, breaking the DRM on e-books–basically doing anything to let HarperCollins and other publishers know they consider this abuse.”
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