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Symposium – Science & Web 2.0: A Dialogue 11/05/2009

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Symposium “Science & Web 2.0: A Dialogue”

And now, it’s minus three days to the Symposium: Science & Web 2.0 to be held at Sagrado Corazón, May 15th, 8:00am-1:00pm. Registration is free through http://stemmed.sagrado.edu/simposio!

Get there early, and enjoy Mike Wesch‘s keynote Mediated Culture / Mediated Education:

It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans
spoke their first words.  It took thousands more before the printing
press and a few hundred again before the telegraph.  Today a new
medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application.  A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of
relating to others emerges.  New types of conversation, argumentation,
and collaboration are realized.  Using examples from anthropological
fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, YouTube, university classrooms, and
“the future,” this presentation will demonstrate the profound yet
often unnoticed ways in which media “mediate” our conversations,
classrooms, and institutions.  We will then apply these insights to an
exploration of the implications for how we may need to rethink how we
teach, what we teach, and who we think we are teaching.

Then, Daniel Altschuler‘s keynote will be “Web 2.0 Comentarios en torno al uso y abuso del WWW” (Web 2.0 Comments about the use and abuse of the WWW).

After a short break, we’ll have a discussion panel, where three distinguished colleagues form the education/science community in Puerto Rico will comment the keynotes with the audience: Mario Núñez (UPR Mayagüez, Juan Meléndez (UPR Río Piedras) and José Córdova (USC).

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Semana Web 2.0 en Puerto Rico 02/05/2009

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Las próximas dos semanas en Puerto Rico nos presentan una serie impresionante de actividades sobre la Web 2.0. Veámos.

El próximo miércoles 6 de mayo de 2009, se celebrará en Caguas el 1er Encuentro Nacional de Blogueros , evento que pretende juntar a los miembros más destacados de la Blogosfera Boricua, en una serie de presentaciones y talleres que abrirán este mundo informativo al público en general. La entrada es gratuita. El programa incluye una introducción por el Alcalde de Caguas, Hon. William Miranda Marín y un saludo del organizador, el Sr. José Hernández Falcón (Chatmanía 2.0 @ Primera Hora). El keynote estará a cargo del Blogfesor Mario Núñez (DigiZen). El programa completo está aquí.

En segundo lugar, La colega Cristina Pomales de IDEAL (RUM-Mayagüez) sigue la tradición empezada por Mario Núñez con el Tercer Congreso de Blogfesores 2009, en el mismo Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, el viernes 8 de mayo. Estaremos ahí también, para compartir con tod@s l@s colegas y presentar un proyecto de APAD (la Asociación Puertorriqueña de Aprendizaje a Distancia, que presido). El keynote de este Blogfesores 2009 estará a cargo de Jim Groom, excelentísimo bloguero educativo que trabaja desde su divertido e icónico bavatuesdays.

Finalmente, están calurosamente invitad@s el viernes 15 de mayo en la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, donde mis colegas y yo estamos llevando a cabo el Simposio “Ciencias y Web 2.0: Un diálogo” de 8:30am a 1pm. El registro es gratuito y se efectua por Web: stemmed.sagrado.edu/simposio.También se puede conseguir info a través de facebook.

Dos keynotes excepcionales: Michael Wesch (¿recuerdan los vídeos “The Machine is Us/ing Us” y “A Vision of Students Today”?) y Daniel Altschuler (¿recuerdan el libro “Hijos de las Estrellas”?). Luego un panel con Mario Núñez, Juan (Tito) Meléndez, y José Córdova. Wow! ¡No falten!

2009 Horizon Report 22/01/2009

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At Educause ELI09 meeting, Larry Johnson (NMC‘s CEO) presented the latest Horizon Report for 2009. The Report discusses the technologies which will be at the forefront of education during 2009 and it places them in three time horizons.

The technologies to watch are Mobiles, Cloud Computing, Geo-Everything, The Personal Web, Semantic-Aware Applications and Smart Objects.

Mobile technologies are letting the Internet converge with telephony and bring Web services to every corner, thus following everybody’s whereabouts. Cloud computing’s instances are deployed whenever we use Google Docs or whatever Web-based application in which data and the software itself is stored in “the cloud”, ie in (perhaps distributed fashion) server farms around the world. However, in the mid range timeframe, the Semantic Web and the Personal Web are likely to get a lot of attention in education. The Semantic-aware Web will allow machines to “understand” the meaning of searches we do and the information we need and seek. For instance, while today the answer to the question “How many world leaders are over the age of 60?” is scattered through Google’s search result, soon it may be looked up without hassle, directly. On the other hand…

Armed with tools for tagging, aggregating, updating, and keeping
track of content, today’s learners create and navigate a web that is
increasingly tailored to their own needs and interests: this is the
personal web.

The Horizon Report can be downloaded free through its website at the NMC. It comes in two versions: the classic pdf Report, and a more “web-friendly” version, which is done through WordPress’ CommentPress plugin, a fantastic technology in itself that showcases WP’s versatility as a great publiching anc content management platform. There’s also a Horizon wiki, which allows for continous collaboration on the Report’s issues.

Last, the Report will be published later in its classic square pamphlet formar. The Spanish version is being prepared by the Universitat Oberta de Catalonya (uoc.edu).

Education in the age of cloud computing 02/11/2008

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Derek’s Blog » Education in the age of cloud computing: The Tower and the Cloud from EDUCAUSE.

While not offering a crystal ball, [the book] does provide a series of reasoned, analytical perspectives on how current trends may unfold, altering our institutions and the higher education landscape in a future that may arrive faster than we expect. In reading it, we are all challenged to move beyond acknowledging the pace of technological change to envisioning all that the tower can be if we embrace the cloud. -Diana Oblinger (EDUCAUSE)

Download the entire book here!

Rock the Academy NMC Conference 26/10/2008

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Join me and a lot of rockademicians at the New Media Consortium’s online conference Rock the Academy: Radical Teaching, Unbounded Learning, November 4-6 on the Web and Second Life.

Also, watch & enjoy the Video Rock the Academy The Video from Alan Levine! In his blog, he explains how he did it.

30+ ideas para startups hispanas Web 2.0 23/10/2008

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Más de 30 Startups con futuro para la web 2.0 hispana, desde El Caparazón:

Opening Up Education: Webcast and Book 01/10/2008

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The Carnegie Commons – Community Event: Opening Up Education

Join the editors of Opening Up Education, Toru Iiyoshi and Vijay Kumar, and John Seely Brown, who wrote the book’s foreword, to talk about future possibilities for the open education movement and how it can improve the quality of education.

Tomorrow, October 2nd, at 2pm EDT.

The book itself is – Opening Up Education. The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge is available from MIT Press. It is also available, free, in pdf format, or as an iPaper edition.

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