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Can Massive Open Online Courses change the way we teach?

January 16th, 2015 at 7:05 pm » Comments Off

The first Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs), Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (also known as CCK08), led by George Siemens of Athabasca University and Stephen Downes of the National Research Council, was offered in 1998.  Twenty-five tutition paying students from the University of Manitoba and over 2,200 tuition free students from the general public, participated.



56.1% of Paid Online Ads are Never Seen

January 4th, 2015 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

An incredible 56.1% of ads on the internet are not seen by humans, according to new research released today by Google. “With the advancement of new technologies we now know that many display ads that are served never actually have the opportunity to be seen by a user,” said Google group product manager Sanaz Ahari […]



Nielsen Report: Streaming Increases while TV Ratings Falter

January 3rd, 2015 at 3:20 pm » Comments Off

The latest report from Nielsen shows the growing change in how consumers are watching their favorite shows. Last quarter, the number of people watching traditional television dipped by 4-percent, but those watching shows through online streaming services skyrocketed by 60-percent. This is in comparison to the same quarter (Q3) last year, and it is anticipated […]



Ray Kurzweil believes we don’t need to fear artificial intelligence

December 29th, 2014 at 8:30 pm » Comments Off

Ray Kurzweil:  Stephen Hawking, the pre-eminent physicist, recently warned that artificial intelligence (AI), once it surpasses human intelligence, could pose a threat to the existence of human civilization. Elon Musk, the pioneer of digital money, private spaceflight and electric cars, has voiced similar concerns.



10 Ways the Next 10 Years will be Awesome!

December 23rd, 2014 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

It’s hard to wait for the future to get here and give us all the amazing things we’ve dreamed up in our countless sci-fi books and movies (I’m still waiting for the hover-boards Back to the Future promised me). Though much of what we’ve seen on the big screen is still decades or millennia away… […]



Top 10 Trends in Digital Marketing

December 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

In the coming year, mobile will continue to strengthen its hold on the industry, smart data will outshine big data, and real-time marketing will become an achievable goal. With just a few weeks left in 2014, it’s time for some of my annual digital marketing predictions for the upcoming year.



Turn Your Skin into a Touch Screen

December 15th, 2014 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

A paris-based design company is looking to take the wearable devices trend to the next level with the visualization of ‘cicret‘, a bracelet that projects the screen of your smartphone directly onto your wrist. currently in the prototype phase, the wristband remotely hooks up to a mobile device and emits the interface onto the wearer’s […]



Facebook is the most Complained about Brand

December 15th, 2014 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

We complain 879 million times/year (and Facebook is our top target) We complain about brands an astonishing 879 million times a year on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. A full 10 percent of us find something to be angry about publicly every single day.



Here are the highest paying programming languages ranked by salary

December 5th, 2014 at 3:45 pm » Comments Off

There are some languages and skill sets that are more valuable than others. One of the most lucrative industries in the U.S. is computer programming. The average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000.    



Google’s secret alliance with the NSA

December 3rd, 2014 at 8:08 am » Comments Off

Engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, back in mid-December 2009, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts. Those accounts included those used by Chinese human rights activists opposed to the government in Beijing.    



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