Nikesh Arora Discusses Google's Investment Decisions and the Shifting of Ad Spending Online
Chrystia Freeland Interviews Nikesh Arora
Jeremy Siegel: We Can Look for More Gains in the Stock Market
All eyes and ears were on the two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee (FOMC) that ended on March 21. While most observers did not expect interest rates to change, the markets were keen to know what language the Fed would use about inflation in its statement on economic and monetary policy. The U.S. economy has seen mixed signals lately, and concerns about recession have been replaced by worries about "stagflation" -- or stagnation combined with inflation. Is stagflation re
Are Hedge Funds out of Control?
If you go to Amazon.com and search for books about venture capital, you get 14,114 responses, which include many text books. Andrew Metrick, a professor of finance at Wharton, has just written a new book on the subject titled, "Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation." Unlike the thousands of other books, though, this one offers a different approach, especially in areas such as valuing startup companies and IPOs, by bridging the gap between finance fundamentals and venture capital practice
Newfoundland Images and Folk Music
A video tour of this Province of Canada accompanied by a satirical folk music that contains a few words that may be offense to some.
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Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities
This report is part of the research project on Pedagogical Innovations in New ICT-facilitated Learning Communities (LearnCom), under an Administrative Arrangement between IPTS (IS Unit) and DG Education and Culture. The aim of this study is to review and assess the new social and pedagogical approaches to learning that are emerging in new ICT-facilitated collaborative learning settings. In addition to formal education, such communities are increasingly emerging in informal and non-formal lifelo
Learning aware environement: a Laboratorium of epidemiological studies
One challenge of the Laboratorium is to have the capacity to recognize and capture relevant events from observing the human activity, the ability to understand the learning needs and then to provide the adequate feedback in whatever form. Another challenge is the mapping of inaccessible phenomena into the sensible and temporal space of the classroom. Our design combines gaming situations and ambient technologies in the context of learning bio-statistics. This paper presents a method and a formal
Guess my X and other techno-pedagogical patterns;
Toward a language of patterns for teaching and lea
Most people see learning mathematics as a demanding, even threatening, endeavour. Consequently, creating technology-enhanced environments and activities for learning mathematics is a challenging domain. It requires a synergism of several dimensions of design knowledge: usability, software design, pedagogical design and subject matter. This paper presents a set of patterns derived from a study on designing collaborative learning activities in mathematics for children aged 10-14, and a set of tool
Précis de recherche en Ingénierie des EIAH
Français + English Ce document est destiné aux chercheurs travaillant sur les Environnements Informatiques pour lApprentissage Humain (EIAH). Sa raison dêtre est le constat quil y a une difficulté en soi à expliciter clairement les travaux de recherche liés à la conception et la construction des EIAH ou, en dautres termes, en ingénierie des EIAH. Lobjectif de ce document est de promouvoir lidée quil est indispensable de mieux décrire ces travaux de recherche, et de propo
Open teaching: The key to sustainable and effective open education
not available,WHY DO WE NEED LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES?
A Virtual Environment for Distance Education and Training
The world-wide networks and the information superhighways allowing rapid transmission of digital multimedia information to any user in any time, offer a ground for a new educational reform that would prepare the citizens to live in the Information Society. This reform would break the monopoly of the print and paper based educational system and would rely on learning environments incorporating asynchronous space and time, interactivity, and virtual reconstruction (McClintock, 1992). The most impo
SMATBOOK THE FUTURE E-BOOK AND EDUCATONAL HYPERMEDIA
This paper presents a vision for the future of the e-books as part of the growing collective intelligence. The vision entails further development of technologies that will facilitate the creation and use of a new generation of smart books: e-books that are evolving, highly interactive, customisable, adaptable, intelligent, and furnished with a rich set of collaborative authoring and reading support services. The proposed set of tools will be integrated into an intelligent framework for colla
E-LEARNING FOR E-LEARNING:
REFLECTION ON TEACHER AND STUDENT EXPERIENCES
IN AN E-LEARNING COURSE
The paper discusses design and implementation issues of a university course on elearning, delivered in mixed mode. Reflections on teacher and student experiences are made and conclusions are drawn with regard to content, delivery mode, instructional materials and online support.
Towards a Model of the Digital University:
A Generalized Net Model for Producing
In a series of research papers, the authors have studied some of the most important models of contemporary universities, such as: the research university, the entrepreneurial university and the digital university and construct their Generalized Net (GN) models. This paper is based on the casestudies of Sofia University, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh. The main focus is to put the analysis of the processes of the functioning of a university which effectively in
A Model for European e-Competence Framework
Development in a University Environment
The paper describes a model of implementation of the European e-Competence Framework in Sofia University by using the methodology and tools developed in the frames of the EC Sixth Framework European Integrated Project Ten- Competence. The work is a follow up activity of an internal university project for implementation a curricula in computing based on the ACM/IEEE recommendations.
DESIGNING A TOOLSET FOR THE PRIME
VIRTUAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
The PRIME (Providing Real Integration in Multi-disciplinary Environments) project1 aims in modeling, creating and evaluation of a Virtual Business Environment (VBE) for learning the entire life cycle of products and processes for all involved stakeholders and for gaining practical experience in strategic manufacturing through serious gaming. The paper presents the overall architecture of the PRIME system. Further it discusses in more detail the design of the game toolset, which provides the user
Some Methodological Aspects of the Development of an ICT Research and Technology
Development and Inn
The aim of this paper is to share the experience gained at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI), Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (SU), in the up to now work within the scope of a project funded by the Capacities Specific Programme of FP7. At the first call for proposals of this Programme in 2007 the EC provided a grant to the project SISTER of SU, aimed at strengthening the research capacity of FMI in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The main go
Building skills for the knowledge society
The present paper takes into account the skills sets needed for the knowledge society, and the focus on ICT and e-business skills, innovation and knowledge management in organizations. It highlights the related challenges for learning providers, and in particular for regularly updating the higher education curricula and programs according to the labor market needs. The paper outlines two practical examples for provision of up-to-date training. The first one is related to designing knowledge mana
CONCEPTUAL KMS ARCHITECTURE WITHIN ENTERPRISE 2.0 AND CLOUD COMPUTING
Today, the adoption of Enterprise 2.0 is not an option, but a must for knowledge-based organizations within the changing social paradigms. The new-coming generation of employees and customers expect technological proficiency to be part of the customer-centered business models. On their turn, organizations need to apply new forms of cooperation with their employees, customers, suppliers and partners. The knowledge is recognized as crucial resource and its efficient management determines sustainab