Archive for March, 2011
There is a disjoint in the market for digital educational resources. The emergent form of digital consumption is rapid and on-demand. The culture that allows me to instantly buy music form iTunes, download a book to my Kindle and an app to my smart phone. This is all done by secure on-demand payment – or in the case of services like Spotify – through subscription. Read More …
Posted on March 23rd, 2011 by MOwen
This is the first of a series of posts leading up to our education event in the Science Gallery in Dublin on March 29th.
Yesterday I attended a round table discussion about Children and the Internet. The meeting was to move the focus of debate away from restrictive understandings of Child Safety to those of Child Rights. Tim Davies of Youth Work Online tabled a paper which proposed a framework for considering how a shift from blocking and protection might move to a position when children’s rights to their digital life were also protected and made richer. Read More …
Posted on March 22nd, 2011 by MOwen
At the digital innovation camp in Ryadyer on 10th March, many organizations created opportunities and thought smartly about future digital tourist destination management. The hard work starts now.
One idea was how to promote the All Wales Coastal Path which opens May 2012 and attract new ramblers to the stunning coast line. Collaboration with the minister, Welsh Assembly Government, unitary authorities, charitable bodies, local organizations and tourism companies is now on the cards to flush out ideas further. Watch this space.
Posted on March 12th, 2011 by Caroline
Software Alliance Wales, Bangor have a network event at Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor on 9th March from 6 till 8.30. All coders welcome.
‘The Python Challenge’ is a set of riddles that require a little bit of Python programming to be solved and was written to provide an entertaining way to explore the Python programming language.
Book direct on - http://softwarealliancewales.com/?page=2011_09_Mar_Enter_the_code_dojo&lang=eng
Posted on March 7th, 2011 by Caroline