Idee per la cultura digitale #CompetenzeDigitali

cittadinanza digitale

Hai un’idea da proporre?

Hai un’idea da proporre che sia utile alla realizzazione del Programma nazionale per la cultura, la formazione e le competenze digitali? Non aspettare, partecipa a questa nuova consultazione! Hai tempo fino al 31 luglio 2014.

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Partecipa utilizzando l’ideario “Idee per la cultura digitale”, uno strumento,  realizzato su iniziativa dell’Agenzia per l’Italia digitale e di FormezPA, che si pone l’obiettivo di accorciare le distanze tra amministrazione e cittadini favorendo la realizzazione della democrazia partecipata e del governo aperto.

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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it)

 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it – decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do – such as coincidentally… Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.
So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →


Writing Learning Objectives for MOOCs

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“We are learning more and more about who enrolls in Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) and how those students behave.  For example, Harvard and MIT recently released de-identified data from their first 16 MOOCs that ran in 2012-2013 (read more about the Harvard and MIT data setshere and access the actual data here).  The data set includes several variables relating to student activities – for example, whether students visited the course website, watched videos, or completed exams.  These types of measures can tell us a lot about what students do, but it is not clear how much they learned as a result of those actions.”

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mondo antico, mappe, data set

Il mondo antico è distante. Per molti, forse, è un peso di cui liberarsi. Ma nel web ritorna visibile con mappe digitali e non solo. E possiamo vedere luoghi sia della Bibbia sia del mondo greco romano. Da notare che fra i promotori troviamo sempre delle Università. Alcuni link:

l’internet vittoriano

Il telegrafo è il vero precedente di internet? I cambiamenti nelle comunicazioni suscitano paure ancestrali?

Alcune idee da un libro del 1998, scritto da Tom Standage, titolo The Victorian Internet.

Argomento: analogie fra il telegrafo e internet, le quali sono molto maggiori di quello che si potrebbe sospettare. Le elenchiamo per divertimento:

  • definizione di codici di comunicazione complessi e non intuitivi;
  • compressione dello spazio e del tempo;
  • eliminazione dei confini geografici;
  • eliminazione della stampa;
  • paure:
    • eliminazione dell’uomo medio;
    • aumento della delinquenza.

Open exchange of scientific knowledge and European copyright: The case of biodiversity information – Pensoft

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The 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development is helping the European to prepare for an integrative system for intelligent management of biodiversity knowledge. The infrastructure that is envisaged and that will be further developed within the Programme “Horizon 2020” aims to provide open and free access to taxonomic information to anyone with a requirement for biodiversity data, without the need for individual consent of other persons or institutions. Open and free access to information will foster the re-use and improve the quality of data, will accelerate research, and will promote new types of research. Progress towards the goal of free and open access to content is hampered by numerous technical, economic, sociological, legal, and other factors. The present article addresses barriers to the open exchange of biodiversity knowledge that arise from European laws, in particular European legislation on copyright and database protection rights.

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