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August 15, 2011

Welcome To Creativity and Multicultural Communication
Carol Yeager, Creativity & Multicultural Communication, August 15, 2011.

Here's a MOOC I've been helping out with a bit, setting up the gRSShopper software on another site. "CMC11 is an open online course that over 13 weeks explores the domain of Creativity and global communication in multidisciplinary venues . Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions required." It's a work in progress, and if there are link or software errors, they're my fault, not the organizers'.

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Second Life is Dead - Prepare for an OpenSim World
John Rogate and Marjon Klapwijk, , August 15, 2011.

files/images/Screen_shot_2011-08-15_at_3.53.52_PM.png, size: 128654 bytes, type:  image/png Oh, hey, I don't want to say I told you so, but according to this presentation at a Sloan Consortium conference, "Linden Labs and Second Life are rapidly becoming a dying entity. Schools are flocking to alternative Virtual World solutions. Now there is a low/no cost and secure alternative to Second Life. OpenSimulator is a rapidly spreading alternative. Virtual Worlds are coming." Now that we are dispensing with the closed-world corporate version, perhaps we can now get on with the project of building a web of three-dimensional sites. Now that would be a bandwagon I could envision getting on to! Via James OReilly post in the e-Learning in Developing and Developed Countries Facebook group.

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Lisbon Connectivism
George Siemens, Slideshare, August 15, 2011.

Good recent presentation on connectivism and associated learning design and pedagogy, from George Siemens,

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Why Google Bought Motorola Mobility, And What It Means
Kit Eaton, Fast Company, August 15, 2011.

files/images/google-motorola-android-620.jpg, size: 168818 bytes, type:  image/jpeg The history of software companies moving into hardware is not a happy one, as Microsoft will attest. Still, Google thinks it can compete with companies like Apple and Research in Motion with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Still, it may have been a necessary addition to support its Android software. "The most obvious interpretation of the deal is that Motorola is already an internationally renowned expert in something Google is painfully naive about: manufacturing hardware in massive numbers." See also ZD Net

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