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Did you know 4.0 – Media Convergence for ALL

Media Convergence due to social media platforms like facebook – twitter & even the smallest to the largest of self created, targetted and inspired communities sprouting up all over the internet – this video has some astonishing facts.

I am not associated with the New MediaCconference this video was created for but the contents we ALL should know about 🙂 – it mentions a singaporean Ang Chuang Yang who created a Guiness World Record

Here is the Description on YouTube for the video – compelling stuff

This is another official update to the original “Shift Happens” video. This completely new Fall 2009 version includes facts and stats focusing on the changing media landscape, including convergence and technology, and was developed in partnership with The Economist. For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit http://mediaconvergence.economist.com and http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com.

Content by XPLANE, The Economist, Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Laura Bestler. Design and development by XPLANE, http://www.xplane.com. You can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/xplane

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think Immersion Education as it relates to Hospitality…

What does it mean… “in traditional educational instituitons that do not apply the immersion methodology, it is just learning theories in classes and that is it. however in the application of this methodology, the classroom is expanded in the sense that it “throws” the students directly into the industry itself whereby they apply the knowledge that they learn to polish up their skills. in other words it is the application of theories in the practical world as hospitality is not a “book” industry it is a “practical” industry. beyond books it is also the exposure to the environment as well as it is vital that the environment reflects what the students are learning. imagine students learning medicine who do all thier learning in a classroom but when they go into an operating theatre, they are unable to apply the knowledge they have learned .. same concept. i hope this answers your query in the immersion methodology.”

Shiela from the hospitality matters group on facebook believes it is the above… what are you thoughts – visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=180280445509 to voice an opinion…


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THIRD PLACE: Wake up class with holograms GRADES 9-12 | APP.com | Asbury Park Press

APLINK is glad there are others out the that think like i do… hologram technology has the potential to transform life as we know it ! Applications are only limited by imagination and funding now between imagination and funding which is the hardest to make a reality !

What if…

there was a way to keep kids entertained, enthusiastic, and well-educated? I believe a new frontier in educational technology could do just that. Holograms would open whole new worlds

Technology could help make Alexander Hamilton a lot more real. Holograms could be used to display lifelike historical figures to the class. A hologram is a

three-dimensional image produced by rays of light. The holograms could be programmed to answer questions as well. Instead of sitting in class listening to someone else describe Alexander Hamilton, students would see the man with their own eyes. Not only that, but they could ask him questions. It’s much easier to learn through hands-on experiences, and that’s exactly what the holograms would provide. To some, historical figures are just dead guys who did important things. Being able to meet and question them would break that stereotype and increase learning. By interacting with these famous people, student would be able to truly become part of history. History would become alive for them.

read more: http://www.app.com/article/20090225/OPINION03/90225020/1028/opinion

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Different Aspects of Social Networking Sites – Peter Du’s Blog

Social Networking is addictive and can pay high returns for those who invest their time and commitment to the social media processes, even when you consider its advantages & disadvantages on Peter’s post below – above all if you are an entrepreneur be passionate about what you believe in and others will believe too… hey be creative too…

Different Aspects of Social Networking Sites

The advantages

A social networking site is like a virtual meeting place where people join to connect with varied interest groups, and build up new acquaintances. It provides a socializing platform for people of diverse backgrounds, nationalities and professions. You can connect with different knowledge groups and build upon your own awareness level. Some use these networking sites to promote their blogs, to post bulletins or even to pursue prospective love alliances.

Social networking sites also offer ample opportunities for small business entrepreneurs as they are easy to use, and involve least monetary obligations in most cases. In comparison, creating and maintaining a commercial website might be a costly proposition for small business set ups. Social networking sites have also established themselves as reliable and effective outlets of advertising.

The biggest edge that online networking has over other socializing media is that most of these sites provide free networking avenues, hence making it well within the reach of common man.

Read more: http://dusenyao.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/different-aspects-of-social-networking-sites/

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Tech gets $500,000 grant – itsReal

Funding for Education research in SL from New Zealand

There’s an ongoing debate about how best to monetise virtual worlds, but one thing’s not in doubt: the flow of investment into the virtual worlds space from two sources: venture capitalists (for commercial virtual worlds), and research grants (for medical / educational applications). The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology in New Zealand is the latest beneficiary of the latter, receiving $500,000 for a new project exploring educational uses for Second Life.

NMIT has partnered with Otago Polytechnic, the Wellington Institute of Technology, and the Open Polytechnic on the project, as well as bringing IBM in for technical support and consultancy. The project’s aim is to find out what teaching methods will work best within Second Life, if at all.

Read more AT vwfblog

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Striking a new path together for education in SL – y.s. authentics supporting eduate.eu – itsReal

eduate.eu wants to use a virtual environment with Second Life to present national and international projects regarding lifelong learning. The presentations shall offer both information about the project works and suggestions for other project executing organisations, in order to implement Second Life as a learning and communication tool for their project work.
eduate.euPeople interested in the realisation of education projects in Second Life can stroll on a learning path and follow the individual steps of such implementation. Of course, eduate.eu is also available for other educational institutions, that wish to include Second Life in their project work.

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