The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

The top tool for the 4 th year running is Twitter, with both YouTube (2 nd ) and Google Docs (aka Google Drive) (3 rd ) retaining their places for the 3 rd year in succession.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

3 - Google Docs/Drive. So rather than passing around a number of Word documents and trying to collate the results manually, using a collaboration tool like Google Docs makes this an easy process. But there’s lots more you can do with Google Docs too.

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January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2010 to January 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Beware critics of Connectivism !

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Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Security : Are there security methods in place to catch/prevent cheating, hacking, or other similar problems? The instructor can set up various security settings for each class to provide more secure grading and decrease the risk of cheating. Security features designed to prevent cheating.

Time for digital emancipation

Doc Searls

Some of us have pledged our allegiance to Google: We have Gmail accounts, we use Google Calendar and Google Docs, and we have Android phones. Mine is =Doc. Civilization is a draft. Provisional. Scaffolded. Under construction.

Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

Surveillance, privacy, and security: Europe’s confused response to Snowden | European Council on Foreign Relations. We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism — The Message — Medium. Google MVNO – - Yahoo Search Results. Google Rumored to Be Planning Wireless Service | SEW. Google’s Schmidt Tells Us The ‘Internet Will Disappear,’ Microsoft Bing Defines What That Means 01/26/2015.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

And they lord over what Bruce Schneier calls a feudal system : Some of us have pledged our allegiance to Google: We have Gmail accounts, we use Google Calendar and Google Docs, and we have Android phones. Another speaker was Michael Tiffany , a “gentleman hacker” and CEO of WhiteOps , “an internet security company focused on the eradication of ad fraud.” In Here Is New York , E.B.

[berkman] Chris Soghoian on privacy in the cloud

David Weinberger

Chris’ question: Why have cloud providers failed to provide adequate security for the customers. (&# Cloud computing&# = users’ data is stored on a company server and the app is delivered through a browser.). Vivek Kundra switched 38,000 DC employees over to Google Docs becore he became Federal CIO. “It’s clear he’s Google-crazy.&# provide offline access without even requiring synchronizers such as Google Gears.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Tool = wikis , Google docs Learning Activity 4) Feedback, testing closure on a discussion, decision making. Part of the decision making here also includes your need to host a system or have it hosted, privacy and security issues and cost/or free with ads.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Tool = wikis , Google docs. Part of the decision making here also includes your need to host a system or have it hosted, privacy and security issues and cost/or free with ads. Security, Open and Closed.

IMS Learning Tools Interoperability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another: Moodle - uses LTI to contact Google, which uses SAML to ask who is in the course, and then the lot is transferred into Google Docs. Use Googl app engine to accomplish that. It's the practical security for REST. Google uses it. We do not do that - Google wants us to do that. Googles very pushy on this. Another blog-summary from the IMS conference.

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Futures of the Internet

Doc Searls

Here’s the whole list: Will Google make us stupid? 1. Will Google make us smart or stupid? Nicholas Carr was wrong: Google does not make us stupid ( [link] ). Nicholas Carr was right: Google makes us stupid. Though I like and respect Nick Carr a great deal, my answer to the title question in his famous essay in The Atlantic — “Is Google Making Us Stupid?&# — is no. But that’s all a separate matter from Google itself.

[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

Google Wave. Lee points to challenges with data sharing: integrating it, annotating, maintaining provenance and quality, exporting in agreed formats, security. Swivel, IBM’s Many Eyes , Google’s Gapminder , Freebase, CSA’s Illustra… The business models are shifting. Also Slideshare and Google Docs. But we’re also thinking about how you do it without the old containers, on the Web, in Google Wave, etc.

Pew Survey About the Future of the Internet

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My selection with bold X Will Google make us smart or stupid? Nicholas Carr was wrong: Google does not make us stupid ([link] By 2020, people's use of the internet has not enhanced human intelligence and it could even be lowering the IQs of most people who use it a lot. Nicholas Carr was right: Google makes us stupid. No doubt we will become worse at doing some things ('more stupid') requiring rote memory of information that is now available though Google.

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[berkman] Microsoft on the multinational legal complications of cloud computing

David Weinberger

First, moving data across borders: privacy, security and law enforcement. I’m worried that users are naively using online programs such as Google Docs and Office Live without knowing they’re online and that they’re lacking legal protection. They want to impose obligations on the service provider: set up your physical security in a particular way, do retention in a particular way.

My Digital Identity

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some of them are more or less permanent, like your social security number. Even biometrics depend on the bearer’s motivation to keep the lock secure, on me not wanting somebody else to be able to successfully pose as me.