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Looking forward > Topics in stem / Future trends in life and education

1 Year or Less Learning analytics Mobile learning Online learning  Virtual and remote laboratories 2-3 years adoption 3D printing (I’ve also read 5-7 years) Games and Gamification  Immersive learning environments Wearable technology (yes! waiting for my clothes that automatically adjust for temperature!) 4-5 years adoption  Flexible displays  Internet of Things (Everything physical is tagged; everything is taggable; everything connects with technology think RFID, QR, etc. ...

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Tons o’ Twitter changes – Scheduled tweets! Feed changes! Choose to let any follower DM (message) you

Twitter rolls out a bunch of changes:1. Allow any follower to DM (direct message) you 2. More visual tweets in the feed (vine!)3. Advertisements4. Alerts for emergencies (not so new)5. Recommendation service (not so terribly new; @magicrecs)6. Twitter apps updates (droid tablets (yay!); IOS)7. Watch TV from tweets8. Scheduled tweets More here:Good overview of 7 features (there are more): http://www.fastcompany.com/3020772/work-smart/7-big-recent-twitter-changes-you-should-know-about-before-the-ipo More about how it will ...

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Slaves of the Internet – or what is your art really worth? Are we just content creators?

I have so many thoughts on this   article on the worth of art that I needed a whole blog post. Thoughts on art, content creation, technology, and artistic worth… I’ve been on both sides of the arts aspect, both as an artist and also as a magazine editor. I’ve thought about this topic a lot, especially when I was wearing my magazine editor hat. How ...

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Celebrating open access (quick overview) and links

Do you what openaccess is and why it is important? Openaccess can save time in preparing instructional materials through reducing barriers to sharing educational content and research. Openaccess can provide new collaboration opportunities for faculty and students. Openaccess can provide new educational resources to students and faculty. “Peter Suber characterizes the core concept of open access this way: open access removes “price barriers” (e.g., subscription ...

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10 traits of creativity

“Of all human activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfillment we all hope to get in our lives. Call it full-blast living.” Exactly! Interesting overview of why creative people are the way we are. We’re just one big contradiction of traits…  (read the full article here)1. “Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest. They ...

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GLAMLOD: Linked data, semantic web group meetup

Some of you may remember this group was formed last year after GLA. Please excuse crossposting: Interested in linked data? Interested in the semantic web? Not even sure what the heck that is or how it applies to libraries, archives, or museums? GLAMLOD: Georgia Libraries, Archives & Museums Linked Open Data (http://www.facebook.com/glamlod/) is hosting a meetup in atlanta in November. Please join our discussion group ...

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Facebook news feed change: bumping stories and the curse of the meme

Facebook Tip: Starting in August, Facebook started mixing older stories (‘most relevant’) in with new stories in feeds. So, if you have your feed set to “Sort: Most recent”, you may be seeing older posts. “Facebook announced a couple small changes to the way that the site decides order in News Feed: Story Bumping, which allows engaging posts you haven’t seen to be bumped up ...

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