UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

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Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

BACKGROUND RESEARCH PAPER

Submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

DOC (23 Pages): Beyond Data Monitoring 3.4

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Oct 14

Worth a Look: Occucards (Exposing & Opposing the Corporate State)

Categories: Tools

The great feature here is that they offer free high-resolution PDF’s of each card.

Phi Beta Iota: Public intelligence in the public interest will take many forms ultimately integrating continuous public education with public intelligence generation and public research by demand and by crowd-sourcing. Governments are no longer adequate to the task of representing the public, even when they are honest.  All eight tribes, sharing information and the global coverage burden in all languages all the time, are where we need to get to….after we get around the corrupt slow learners insistent on making us die for their last unearned dollar.

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Mar 24

Yoda: Child-Driven Education, Convergence of Knowledge

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

How Children’s Toys Reflect What’s Next in Technology & Education, March 5, 2012, PRAGMATIC VISIONS | by Jim Brazell 

[Editor’s note: This is the first in a new column series from the pragmatic visionaries at the Thornburg Center for Professional Development for edtech digest]

“The availability of technologies to youth is its own instructor.” –Nobelist Herbert A. Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001), Author of Science of the Artificial and a Father of Artificial Intelligence

EXTRACT:  TOYS MIRROR WHAT’S NEXT IN TECHNOLOGY

In the same way that Erector Sets were patterned after the technologies of the third phase of the industrial revolution, the LEGO MindStorms kits reflect the structure of emerging technology and careers in the 21st Century. In 2006, Nano Quest from FIRST Robotics enabled students to program LEGO robots to mimic biological, chemical, and physical systems across  micro-, meso-, and nano-scales.

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Mar 8

Worth a Look: Free Internet Search & Research Tools

Home Page

 

Search Engines

Kid Friendly and Educational Search Engines

Meta & Mega Search Tools

Phone Number, People and Company Finders

Social Media and Real-Time Search and Collaboration Tools

Video/Multimedia

Deep Web and Specialty Research Tools

Username Search

Maps/Geographic/Transportation

Useful Web Sites, Tools and Documents

Proxy Servers, Online Privacy and Security Tools

News

Image Search

Online Communities

Whois, IP Lookups and Web Site Analysis

Reference Sites

Language Tools

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Mar 6

Worth a Look: Skype, YouTube & VodBurner

Categories: Tools,Worth A Look

As an aid to all the old people who are well-removed from the reality that the young communicate (and ingest information) in multi-media rather than two-dimensional static communications, here are two essentials for old people who want to get with the program:

Skype

Start with free one to one video teleconferencing, then upgrade to video group conference calls.

FREE Skype (audio only, XP only)

YouTube Broadcast Yourself

Create account, then go to YouTube Broadcast Yourself

VodBurner for Skype Call Recording & Posting

Free for 14 days excluding calls to PCs already having VodBurner, $99.50 to purchase with three month escape period.

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Oct 26

Patrick Meier: Ushahidi Emergent as Democracy in Being

Patrick Meier

Theorizing Ushahidi: An Academic Treatise

[This is an excerpt taken from Chapter 1 of my dissertation]

Activists are not only turning to social media to document unfolding events, they are increasingly mapping these events for the world to bear witness. We’ve seen this happen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and beyond. My colleague Alexey Sidorenko describes this new phenomenon as a “mapping reflex.” When student activists from Khartoum got in touch earlier this year, they specifically asked for a map, one that would display their pro-democracy protests and the government crackdown. Why? They wanted the world to see that the Arab Spring extended to the Sudan.

The Ushahidi platform is increasingly used to map information generated by crowds in near-real time like the picture depicted above. Why is this important? Because live public maps can help synchronize shared awareness, an important catalyzing factor of social movements, according to Jürgen Habermas. Recall Habermas’s treaties that “those who take on the tools of open expression become a public, and the presence of a synchronized public increasingly constrains un-democratic rulers while expanding the right of that public.”

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Oct 2

Worth a Look: Box.Net Takes the Cloud to Next Level

Aaron Levie

This 26-Year Old Founder Is Raising $100 Million To Take On Giants Like Microsoft

Why companies are flocking to HTML5

HP TouchPad Buyers Still Get 50GB of Box.net Cloud Storage

TC Cribs: A Magical Journey Through Box.net (In The Cloud)

Box.net ramps up HTML5 app development

Box.net Leads the Way to Embracing Mobile Diversity

Quoted: Inside the Box.net CEO’s thoughts on the cloud

Box.Net Home

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Sep 2