Thanks to friends who share their RSS feeds I have some updates to note here.
Alexis Lebedew drew my attention to a ReadWriteWeb post Wikipedia Unveils Probably the Coolest QR Thingy Ever Made.The post reports that:
Wikipedia today introduced a program called QRPedia, a QR code creation service that lets users snap a picture of a QR code and be automatically directed to a linked mobile Wikipedia entry in whatever written language their phone uses. If there’s no article in their language for the designated topic, the program directs them to the most relevant related article that is available in that language. If you don’t have a QR reader on your phone, I use the Google iPhone app, myself. I dare you to find a cooler example of QR codes in action than QRPedia. Originally built at England’s Derby Museum and Gallery (by the museum’s Wikipedian in Residence!) the service is now available to anyone online.
Marshall Kirkpatrick, the author of the ReadWriteWeb post, writes:
I sure hope this catches on all over the place. Its adoption may be limited by the bravery required to point people to the collective consciousness, publicly editable discussion online about yourself or your organization.
A day before Marshall’s post The Australian newspaper reported the progress of colleagues’ work at the University of Canberra with Augmented Reality (AR). The project underway is titled ‘ARstudio: creating opportunities for multimodal layered learning through augmented reality’. There is some information about the project in the Unviversity of Canberra’s Monitor publication.
I have noticed Anise Smith’s Augmented Reality and the Future of the Internet Scoop.it page too and from that followed a path to Greg Tran’s thesis.
I have started the process of linking QR Codes and AR in my work and have used daqri as a platform.
I posted news on 12 May of the Australian Government’s response to the Crawford Report. This post adds to that post.
This is a Wordle visualisation of Australian Sport: The pathway to success:
Wordle generates word clouds. These clouds “give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text”. Here are some clouds formed by the separate chapters of the response.
Chapter 1: Sport in Australia
Chapter 2: Increasing Participation
Chapter 3: Strengthening Pathways
Chapter 4: Striving for Success
Responses to Recommendations
The Pathway to Success has three strands:
1. Increasing participation
- Boosting child participation: delivery of a national sport and education strategy that embeds quality sport and physical education in schools.
- Supporting NSO actions: funding to support NSOs to expand participation at a community level and requirement to deliver improved participation outcomes as part of their funding agreements with the Commission. Funding will also be provided to selected NSOs to deliver direct financial assistance to support their community clubs to implement participation programs.
- Supporting people and athletes with a disability.
- Breaking down barriers to women and girls participation.
- Building places to play.
2. Strengthening Pathways
- Building a bigger and better pool of volunteers, coaches and officials for sport to assist NSOs to build capacity to deliver.
- Talent Identification and Development: support for aspiring Australian athletes.
- Boosting Development
- Athlete Contribution: volunteer at local community sporting clubs or junior sport programs.
3. Striving for Success
- Boosting international competition.
- Supporting and retaining high performance coaches and officials.
- Supporting high performance athletes.
- Reforming Australia’s high performance delivery system.
- Boost research and innovation.
Alexis Lebedew revisited the Striving for Success section of the Pathway Response and came up with this visualisation without the words ‘Australia’, ‘Australia’s’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Sporting’:
Today is the publication day for the Proceedings of the Seventh Symposium of Computer Science in Sport. The Symposium was held in Canberra, Australia in September 2009.
The Proceedings are edited by Keith Lyons, Arnold Baca and Alexis Lebedew and have the ISBN 978-0-9807160-0-9.
There are twenty-seven papers in the Proceedings.
In keeping with the Open Access themes of IACSS09 the Proceedings are available as an electronic document.
The Proceedings can be found at Box.Net and in the Internet Archive.
The Box.Net copy of the Proceedings (in Word format) can be found at this link. An htm version is available too at this link.
Box.Net has twenty-four PowerPoint presentations from the Symposium. They can be found at this link. Keynote addresses can be found on SlideShare at this link.
The Internet Archive copy of the Proceedings (in Word format) can be found at this link.
We are working on an effective storage solution for the videos of the presentations at the Symposium.
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