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An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet. So far, over 100 children have been outfitted.
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Ever since I read this at breakfast yesterday, I've been trying to figure out if Aaron Swartz is someone I look up to or not. I think I do, but I'm not sure how far to go with our protests. "Information wants to be free" is on the list of movements I support, but I'm not sure it's in the top five of my passions. I do admire Aaron Swartz for doing his hacking in a public way, which, in my mind does rank him with American heroes of civil disobedience. Do his acts give us permission, encourage us to follow in his footsteps? Is this the kind of hacking we should be teaching our students to do if they also believe that putting work behind pay-walls is "private theft of public culture." I'm still thinking this through. Here's one thing I think though: every time we photocopy an article for a class or upload something illegally to a file sharing network or box, we should consider where we are on the battle to make information free. It shouldn't be just a convenience. Aaron Swartz's actions remind us what the stakes are.

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OK, all this other "free education" stuff was just kid's play. NOW MOOCs can really start disruptin' higher ed. 
The master's degree offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology through massive open online courses has the potential to disrupt higher education.
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Hero of the Internet #74
Dr. Engelbart’s 1968 demonstration of interactive computing astounded scientists and the technology was later refined for Apple and Microsoft.
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Watching the video of "the mother of all demos" us pretty inspiring, awe-inducing. http://www.dougengelbart.org/firsts/dougs-1968-demo.html
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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/indias-last-telegram-will-be-sent-in-july/276913/

You might want to hang on to this. STOP. It might be worth something someday. STOP. Text me when you get it. STOP.
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One of my goals for 2012 is to watch as many of the movies on Roger Ebert's list of Great Movies as I can--at least the ones I haven't already seen. Next up: Bergman's Franny and Alexander.

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At the precise moment when government agencies should be using available technologies to lower costs and increase access to high quality edu

MOOCs: A New Way to Train Your Cat » EdTech@VCCS
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MOOC fever has broken out, infecting the insular and sheltered world of academia and spreading to the vulnerable population at large. Sympto

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