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21 MAY 2012

Udacity: open courseware for software engineering

"We believe university–level education can be both high quality and low cost. Using the economics of the Internet, we've connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of thousands of students in almost every country on Earth. Udacity was founded by three roboticists who believed much of the educational value of their university classes could be offered online for very low cost. A few weeks later, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled in our first class, 'Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.' The class was twice profiled by the New York Times and also by other news media. Now we're a growing team of educators and engineers, on a mission to change the future of education."

(Udacity, Inc., 2012)

Fig.1 "CS253: Web Application Engineering. Learn about engineering web applications with Steve Huffman! By the end of the class, you will have built your own blog to share with the world."

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2012artificial intelligence • Charles River Ventures • computer science • course content • course-delivery modelcoursewarecrowdlearning • economics of the Internet • educationeducation technologyeducational media • educational value • elearning • free classes • free courses online • high quality at low cost • how to • Know Labs • learnlearninglearning resourceMassive Open Online CoursesMOOCsonline classesonline lecturesopenopen coursewareOpen Educational Resources (OER) • opencourseware • repositoryresourceroboticistsoftware engineeringStanford University • Steve Huffman • supplemental learningteaching materialstechnology educationUdacity • university classes • web-based publication

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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
21 FEBRUARY 2012

Open Culture: a respository of cultural & educational media

"Open Culture brings together high–quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It's all free. It's all enriching. But it's also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content – it's all here. Open Culture was founded in 2006."

(Dan Colman et al.)

Fig.1 Jim Henson's 1963 Robot Film Uncovered by AT&T.

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2006 • audio books • audio resources • cabinet of curiositiescollectioncontent • cultural media • digital resourceseBookebookseducational media • enriching content • Francis Baconfreefree resources • Jim Henson • knowledge commons • language lessons • lifelong learningonline lectures • online movies • online resources • open culture • Open Culture (resource)Peter Greenaway • quality content • resource • respository • The Republicvideo resources

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Simon Perkins
10 FEBRUARY 2012

Digital Photo Gallery

"Digital Photo Gallery is an online system for storing, organising and distributing full resolution images."

(Digital Photo Gallery)

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authorship • blog integration • CMSconvergencecopyrightdigital photo • Digital Photo Gallery (tool) • ICTintegrationknowledge managementnew mediaonline galleryonline resourceonline tool • photo gallery • photographypublishrepositoryresourceservicesolutiontechnologytechnology integrationtool

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Simon Perkins
03 FEBRUARY 2012

Scripts by contenders for the 2012 Oscars

"Students of screenwriting can have a field day in the height of awards season, when many studios post pdfs of screenplays online as part of their marketing for Oscar and guild award consideration.

Not every studio posts scripts online (cough Warner Bros. Paramount cough), and there are some films for which scripts appear either unavailable ('Midnight in Paris') or – given the film's editing process towards the finished product – are perhaps besides the point ('The Tree of Life')."

(David Morgan, 17 January 2012, Celebrity Circuit – CBS News)

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2012 • Anonymous (film) • awards season • Beginners (film) • Bridesmaids (film) • Cars 2 (film) • CBS Awards • CBS Movies • CBS Oscars 2012 • Coriolanus (film) • feature filmfilm scripts • film students • film studio • film studios • filmmakerfilms • Hanna (film) • Hollywood • Jane Eyre (film) • literature • Machine Gun Preacher (film) • Margaret (film) • Margin Call (film) • Martha Marcy May Marlene (film) • Midnight in Paris (film) • Moneyball (film) • movies • My Week With Marilyn (film) • narrative fiction • Paramount Pictures • Pariah (film) • repositoryresourcescreenplay • screenplays online • screenwritingscript • scripts • Shame (film) • The Artist (film) • The Debt (film) • The Descendants (film) • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (film) • The Help (film) • The Ides of March (film) • The Iron Lady (film) • The Tree of Life (film) • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (film) • War Horse (film) • Warner Brothers • Warrior (film) • Win Win (film)

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Simon Perkins
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