Light introductory content (suitable for the C-Suite) on the deployment of progressive web apps (PWA) rather than heavier iOS or Android apps. "PWAs eliminate friction by using the web to deliver app-level experiences. There’s no need for consumers to find apps in the app store and install them—they can just navigate to the site on any browser, including Chrome and Safari." The main advantage, of course, is that you're building one app for all platforms, rtaher than writing a different app for each of Apple, Google and Microsoft.
I want to test the idea that there is a set of 'core concepts' in any discipline. Let's consider our own: if we look at the map I created, where is the core? It's a web, not a hierarchy. The 'core concepts' idea works for things like French cuisine (though even here there's room for doubt). But in rapidly evolving information-based domains, the idea of 'core concepts' is almost meaningless. While historically the idea of 'core' has been static and stable, today the idea of 'core' is more like a strange attractor.
According to this article, "The Educator Innovator network has been documenting the work of educators using the connected learning approach across the country, from the LRNG Challenge to the Connected Learning Alliance" But these resources can be a bit intimidating, writes Nicole Mirra. So she has created a starter pack "collection of resources from across the Educator Innovator network that highlight the work of trailblazing educators... Teachers need opportunities to see the process through which their colleagues decide to go out on that limb for the first time and experiment with new ways of thinking and doing."
Produced by bepress, "Digital Commons is the only comprehensive showcase that lets institutions publish, manage, and increase recognition for everything produced on campus—and the only institutional repository and publishing platform that integrates with a full faculty research and impact suite." It was acquired this week by Elsever, prompting reassurances on discussion lists. "We are committed to keeping our pricing model the same," said bepress managing director Jean-Gabriel Bankier in an email. "Elsevier is making a long-term investment in our technology and business model. Neither party wants to do anything that would jeopardize that (which price hikes would certainly do)." We'll see how true this remains in the long term. See also Inside Higher Ed.
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