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This week I have found the following items floating in the Cloud.
Bob Sullivan’s post on Copyright (from 24 May, accessed 18 June):
Short on sleep and worried about the recent loss of her job, Stefanie Gordon boarded a Delta flight from New York to Palm Beach at 6:30 a.m. on May 16. Still miffed after a late-night Yankees loss to the Red Sox, she took a photo out the window of her airplane seat with an iPhone, tweeted it to friends when she landed, then headed off to spend the day with her father.
By the time she was sitting in the passenger seat of his car, her iPhone was practically buzzing out of her lap, teeming with messages of congratulation and requests for interviews. Gordon’s now-famous photo of the space shuttle Endeavour soaring through the clouds got her an overwhelming amount of attention — her 15 minutes of fame, Internet style. It also landed her smack in the middle of an ethical and legal debate that may be as important as the future of the Internet itself.
Rob Watson’s blog (via Stephen Downes) (18 June)
Bob Sprankle’s post about LiveScribe (via Stephen Downes) (18 June) and the LiveScribe website (including pencasts).
Angela Cunningham’s Digital Toolbox that uses LiveBinder’s as its platform (19 June).
Zunia (19 June) a knowledge exchange portal for Africa.
From Knowledge to Growth (19 June): an an overview of investment in innovation in Denmark illustrated by 12 stories from the Danish innovation system published by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation: including vouchers, consortia, open funds, knowledge pilots and incubators.
A knowledge pilot advert in English from Austria about the Danish scheme:
The object of this project is to strengthen the growth and innovation capacity of small and medium sized Danish companies and to get more highly educated persons to work in areas outside the large cities. Private Danish companies with a minimum of two employees – the owner not included – and a maximum of 100 employees can apply for a subsidy to employ a highly educated person as a knowledge pilot. This person must conduct a concrete development programme that is new to the company. The company must have existed for at least one year at the time of application. The company may already have some highly educated employees, but not solely. The knowledge pilot must have graduated at university level. The person has to work on the premises of the company at a full time schedule and at standard terms for at least six months.
(This is a link to the Danish information about the position.)
The TALL blog (David White’s archive) (20 June). The TALL group is part of the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford.
Mashable post How Digital Media Is Changing the Sports Experience (20 June)
The way we think about watching sports is going through a rapid transformation. Attendance is down across most leagues but TV ratings are up. Fans seem to be more wrapped up in the sagas of individual athletes than they are in following their favorite teams. This transformation includes:

  • Out-of-stadium experience
  • Fantasy teams
  • One of us

News of a Sport and New Media Conference held in Paris on 15 June.
OLDaily 20 June has some great leads via Stephen:  local network storage; Jason Ohler on writing; NRC-CISTI Mobile.
The Scholarly Kitchen’s post on Agile Business (21 June):
We may look to companies like Apple when trying to figure out how to deal with the disruption wrought by the Internet, but disruption cuts both ways. Apple, with an agile business approach, is trying to stay true to its principles, something that isn’t at all easy, even though it is one of the primary drivers of the wave of disruption.
Education as Dialogue, Tasos Kazepides (21 June)
The purpose of this paper is to show that genuine dialogue is a refined human achievement and probably the most valid criterion on the basis of which we can evaluate educational or social policy and practice. The paper explores the prerequisites of dialogue in the language games, the common certainties, the rules of logic and the variety of common virtues; defends dialogue as a normative concept and interprets the principles of dialogue as extensions of its prerequisite virtues. Finally, it examines the social conditions that are conducive to dialogue and those that frustrate it.
Prozone and Amisco join forces (22 June). News from the business community about this acquisition.
OLDaily (21 June) has a fascinating mix of articles including a discussion of expertise.
Larry Ferlazzo’s post on the Best Sites for Creating Personalised Newspapers Online (23 June)
Wetoku, Stupeflix, Tildee, Mazpen, CloudMade  (23 June)
Resources shared by The Learning Centre, University of New South Wales include Reflective Writing Guidelines, Delicious tags for reflective writing and links to other universities’ resources such as Monash, UTS and RMIT. (23 June).
New England Journal of Medicine’s granular search capability (23 June).
Learning oral language, Radio National (23 June) with John Munro, head of studies in exceptional learning and gifted education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.
Nick Carr’s blog Rough Type (24 June).
Stephen Downes (23 June) “if you have a desire to explore and talk about a subject of interest, then blogging
is a good forum” (in response to end of blogging discussions).
The Conversation(24 June) via Stephen Downes. How did I miss this?
The Conversation is an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector – written by acknowledged experts and delivered directly to the public. As professional journalists, we aim to make this wealth of knowledge and expertise accessible to all.
We aim to be a site you can trust. All published work will carry attribution of the authors’ expertise and, where appropriate, will disclose any potential conflicts of interest, and sources of funding. Where errors or misrepresentations occur, we will correct these promptly.
Our initial content partners include the Australian Group of Eight universities (ANU, University of Adelaide, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, and University of Western Australia) plus University of Technology, Sydney, CSIRO, and the Australian Science Media Centre.
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