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28 NOVEMBER 2012

Notts TV: new local television for Nottingham

"Notts TV Ltd is a consortium led by Confetti Media Group, Nottingham Post Media Group, Nottingham Trent University and Inclusive Digital Ltd. Together the group has the skills and experience needed to run a TV station for Nottingham – including expertise in TV news, launching and managing TV channels, local journalism and programme production, technical and engineering issues, advertising and marketing, education and training.

Notts TV provides Confetti students with a great opportunity to work in a real TV environment, providing content and programming for news, sport, business, politics and a range of issues that matter to local residents.

The station will utilise the news reporting expertise of the Nottingham Post Group and involve students from both Nottingham Trent Universities' Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies."

(Confetti Media Group, 2012)

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Simon Perkins
15 NOVEMBER 2012

Elite Online Courses for Cash and Credit

"A consortium of 10 top–tier universities will soon offer fully online, credit–bearing undergraduate courses through a partnership with 2U, a company that facilitates online learning.

Any students enrolled at an 'undergraduate experience anywhere in the world' will be eligible to take the courses, according to Chip Paucek, the CEO of 2U, which until recently was called 2tor. The first courses are slated to make their debut in the fall.

After a year in which the top universities in the world have clambered to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) for no credit, this new project marks yet another turning point in online education. It is the first known example of top universities offering fully online, credit–bearing courses to undergraduates who are not actually enrolled at the institutions that are offering them."

(Steve Kolowich, 15 November 2012, Inside Higher Ed)

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2012 • 2tor • 2U • academic integrity • admissions criteriabrand recognition • Brandeis University • consortiumCoursera (provider) • credit-bearing courses • disruptive innovationDuke UniversityedX • Emory University • free content • Georgetown University • high-touch • higher educationinstitutions • intellectual rigour • like-mindedMassive Open Online CoursesMOOCs • Northwestern University • on-campus course • online contentonline educationonline learningopen access higher educationopen coursewarepartnershippricereputation • revenue sharing • selective admissions criteria • top-tier universities • traditional university model • undergraduate courses • undergraduate experience • undergraduate programme • Universities of North Carolina • university brand • university enrolmentUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • University of Notre Dame • University of Southern California • Vanderbilt University • virtual classroom experience • Wake Forest University • Washington University • Washington University in St. Louis

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Simon Perkins
10 APRIL 2012

Intute: The New Best of the Web

Launched July 2006, discontinued July 2011.

"Intute, as the new best of the Web service, has been created in response to users' needs and the changing Internet information environment. It is a free national service enabling lecturers, researchers and students to discover and access quality Internet resources. Intute exists to advance education and research by promoting the most intelligent use of the Internet.

Intute works through evaluation and collaboration. It has massive potential to deliver a service on a national level which responds to those fundamental principles of librarians and information professionals, namely trust, quality, and ease of use and user empowerment in the ever–changing and complex world of education.

Intute is hosted by MIMAS at The University of Manchester, and is a collaboration among a whole host of partners and contributors. At the heart of the organisation is a consortium of seven universities, bringing together a wealth of expertise and knowledge. Intute is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)."

(Caroline Williams, 2006)

Williams, C. (2006). "Intute: The New Best of the Web." Ariadne July 2006(48).

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20062011AHRC • Ariadne (academic journal) • Arts and Humanities Research Council • changing context • changing Internet information environment • complex world • consortium • continuing relevance • deliver a service • discontinued • discover and access • ease of use • Economic and Social Research Councileducationeducation and researchESRCEuropean Union • evaluation and collaboration • ever-changing • free national service • Higher Education Funding Councilinformation environmentinformation services • information services in education • intelligent use • Internet • Internet resources • IntuteIntute (service) • Intute service • JISCJoint Information Systems Committee • knowledge and expertise • lecturers • librarians and information professionals • MIMAS • MLA • Museums Libraries and Archives Council • national level • quality • quality Internet resources • RDNrepositoryresearchersresourceResource Discovery Networkresourcesservicestudentstrust • UKOLN • University of BathUniversity of Manchester • user empowerment • web service

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Simon Perkins
02 APRIL 2012

Coursera: free online university course provider

"Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world–class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you."

(Coursera)

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Brown University • California Institute of Technology • classesColumbia Universityconsortium • course provider • Coursera (provider)Duke Universityeducationglobal community • Hebrew University of Jerusalem • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology • interactive exercises • interactive experience • learn at your own pace • learning and doingMassive Open Online Courses • master the material • Mount Sinai School of Medicine • Ohio State University • online coursesonline educationonline learning • Princeton University • reinforce concepts • social entrepreneurshipStanford Universitystudents • test your knowledge • university • University of Florida • University of MelbourneUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Virginia • Wesleyan University

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
09 SEPTEMBER 2008

W3C: standardising the web

"The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long–term growth of the Web. Below we discuss important aspects of this mission, all of which further W3C's vision of One Web."

(World Wide Web Consortium)

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19941995adoption of standardsagreementARPAnetCERN • compatibility • computer scienceconsortium • core principles • DARPA • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency • digital cultureEuropean Commission • European Organization for Nuclear Research • guidelinesHTML • incompatibility • inconsistency • industry members • information technology • INRIA • international communityInternet • Jeffrey Jaffe • knowledge management • LCS • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory • member organisations • MITnew medianew standardsone webontologypredictabilityprinciplesprotocolssemantic websoftware engineeringsolutionspecificationstandardisationstandards compliantstandards-based web technologiesstructurestructured datatechnologyTim Berners-Leeunificationusability • vendors • W3Cwebweb pagesweb standards • World Wide Web Consortium

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Simon Perkins
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