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Delicius and TED-ED

ICT-Teachers database of hyper Posted on 26 May, 2012 14:35:17

In my my
Delicius profile i have a stack called ITC_in_education where I have tried to
build a collection of links related to tools
for teachers. Among these there are a link to a fearly new site called TED-Ed.
TED-Ed is ment to be a colaborative site for exploiting video in teaching. I
think it is worth a try. So follow this link,join in and try it out! TED-Ed

Sharer or competitor-The rights of intellectual work

Ethics in up-/ downloading on Posted on 31 May, 2011 12:47:48

motivates some to share all their work for free and some quote for economical compensation
for every bit.

To live for
or of, motivated on the value of honour or paycheque.

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising
truth about what motivates us:


Even as we
can see the inventers and artists are motivated for their work by their ability
to work with it. We shall not expect them to share their work for free. But
they are very proud if they are allowed to live from the income of their
creative work. The main motivation never the less, is the satisfaction of
making whatever they feel too. And even better is if someone appreciate it and
give honour for it.

My father’s
on www is there because my father wanted to share his work with
people, not to store it a way in a rarely visited private gallery.

I have
grown up with a father who were one
artist, in painting and graphic art. He studied to that for 7 years, I think it is
natural to charge when ever somone want to use some of his production.

Ideas is always
property of the one that have thought them. But when you give your idea to someone
else, they automatically translate the idea to fit to their own set of concepts
and associations. Who is the owner of the idea then? And where did the idea
come from in the first place? We have to think of what comes out of one idea,
who does the make out of one idea. The make out is the intellectual work, the one
that did the make out have the rights to claim any user a fee.

intellectual work are published on www, we are eager to make use of it, but are
we willing to pay a contribution for it. Who is to decide the rate of the contribution.
And how should the payment be arranged

Eric Schmidt, CEO of
Google discusses Intellectual Property on question from Jim Hope Washington

Eric Schmidt
points out that I-tunes have made a system of contribution for downloading of
music, at a rate that costumers are willing to pay for.

Spotify offers streaming music for free, but
with commercial ads. Spotify also offers downloading on demand of mp3 music files
by paying with credit card. Here is a link to spotify story
. WiMP is a
Scandinavian download service for downloading music, dedicated to Canal digital customers.
There have grown a huge range of streaming music providers just make search
and you will see. And he
envisions that there will be similar tools to Spotify for other intellectual work than

When it comes
to judicial issues on intellectual property it waries around the world. In the
challenge of change in ICT compared with the process in making or changing a
law. The democratic process concerning a law looses.

DIY Media, a lecture from USCCA: The Intellectual Property Dilemma ( 1:52 min!! long but very good!)


The video discuss manny facets of rights to intellectual work, but main focus is on visual work . YouTube
substances is “what some call: User generated content “ It is 2,0 web! YouTube
only provide the structure, and therefore have no responsibility for the User
content. We are the users, and by uploading we take the responsibility for any
third parts interest in the uploaded material. But if we are the offended part
there are tools in YouTube to complain. Anny complain will be forwarded, to the
user who have responsibility for publishing the offensive material. This user will
then be free to chose either to take the media down or to face a law suit. If both
parts are resourceful they may run the law suit. But if the publisher is a “consumer
user” who have put together some creative remix art. They will probably not get
sued, because their publishing is categorized as “fair use”, and there would neither
be any fortune to sue after.


Professor Chris Sprigman on Intellectual Property Law




the next billion
internet users II

RSA Animate Drive 2 (Transcript)

What have happened to our culture of communication

Socio cultural aspects of ICT Posted on 30 May, 2011 20:17:34

What would
modern society be without comunication? When I grew up we ran to our neighbours
with mesages cause they had no phone! And news was either told in the
cornershop or we heard it on the radio. As I become adult I remember one of my
friends had a mobile phone, and we thought it was funny to ask him where he was
when we talked to him on the phone. To day we have no idea of where the person
on the other end is we presume that she or he, is somwhere near sivilisation,
but they may as well sit or stand, next to you or me, or will they? I think
this Wideo from Mojave phone booth in America shows

The Last Visitors to the Mojave Desert Phone Booth:<!–

In thirty
years there has been a quantum leap in both technical communication, and our culture
of communication. The digitalisation of data and the development of broadband/ wireless
broadband technology has opened digital communication to nearly everyone. At a affordable
cost. With a computer attached to internet and the software Skype you can be in
contact with any other computer around the world for free, and you may also
call any telephone around the world at a very low rate.

Skype very popular among students!

uses Skype’s file transmission ability to share files, documents and answers in
study and during test/exams!

Sharing Good, Not Sharing BAAAD<!–

Policy in choosing friends on Facebook?

Thru the
ITC technic, we have got social media like Facebook and other bulletin boards. In
Facebook we expect our friends to be up to date on every news on us. And many
people share every part of their life’s on social media. People share their ups and downs. Have
Facebook become ICT-worlds corner shop with gossip of the good and bad kind?

15 things you should never do on Facebook

I myself
tries to have a restrictive policy on what I write on Facebook, and who I make
friends with. I find it useful to keep contact with people I do not meet every
day, people who live a long distance from me. I have had questions from pupils
who want me as a Facebook friend. But I do not want them into my privacy. To
keep up authority among your pupils it might not be wise to involve them to
every part of your life. I therefore started a new face book identity and
connected it to my work-mail. I made a group for my students to discuss professional
issues. But they did not want me either into their private sphere. They had the
same arguments that I had. They so no reason to start one new identity on Facebook either, They preferred to use those asymmetrical communications tools that
is present in our LMS, fronter.

My very lonely profesional facebook account:

On the
other hand I do have my grown up stepson and some of his friends among my
friends on Facebook. Is that OK?

Try the podcast at this link: Being Facebook
friends with child may hinder successful transition to college

WIKIpedia links.

shooting sparrows with canons?

Debate on the retention direct Posted on 07 Apr, 2011 23:45:58

The Data
retention directive
is adopted to Norway. On the 5th April, Norwegian
parliament voted 89 for and 80 against it. Those who voted for the directive, today experiences attack and threats
groups who are against, which does not show any
democratic skills from the resistant part.

But is the
effect of the directive like shooting sparrows with canons? When you have a little
knowledge in how data files are transferred around the www.

How Internet Traffic Works:

//–> You know that files are divided
into small packages and each pack not necessarily routed the same way from host
to transceiver. The directive, directs the ISP to save the host and transceiver ip-adress of
each packages in a record. It sounds like a big puzzle to reconstruct what
files whom have received and from where. But this is what computers are god at
so I guess it will not make a problem.

How the Internet sees yo:


what activities most ISPs see you doing on the Internet

From the

27th Chaos Communication Congress


But does the retented collection of data tracks,
nail the bad and does not affect us?

Is the
implementation a part of the American war against

Total freedomnet:

the film was solely created to support the cause of “Declaration 29” presented to the European Parlament by the MEP Tiziano Motti.<!–

Do the Americans make it to dramatic? And do the Americans see
the causalities after their war act. And why could they not see why Europeans have second thoughts
about the directive.

What turns
people in to terrorism, how do they
become terrorists and why. Are they born evil or do they carry
experiences they do not manage to express. May our cultural imperialism be so
overwhelming that local cultures are drowned. May their terrorism be an gasp
for air as our culture are flooding them as one tsunami? What
if we have shown a little modesty in our cultural imperialism?

How and
when is European community going to evaluate the directive. And how long will it
take to implement “improvements “ after evaluation?

On the
other side of this subject, what if criminals get hold of saved records, could
they use it for their benefit and our ruin?

And what if
terrorists get hold of the records could they use it to harm our society?

And finally
what if the ISP became bankrupt, who are taking care of the retained

News today, tomorrow’s entertainment!

Ethics in up-/ downloading on Posted on 20 Mar, 2011 18:47:26

Not many years ago television companies were the only to present
video captures of news to us. The television companies had one more or less
common agreement on ethics about what to publish. Like publication ethics or the EBU statement.

Offensive speech and journalism ethics, Stephen Ward, Part 1

To day we all are publisher’s. We can publish one incident just a
minute after its captured. This we can do just by using our mobile phone,
capturing and transferring it directly
to YouTube, Facebook and other medias of the kind.

These days the news is filled with video captures of the tragic
disaster in Japan. I do not wish to give a link to them but you will find them
with just a little effort, on YouTube, or any news channel. We remember the
same with 11. September 2001, and Boxing day 2004. If you search you will still be able to find
this captures on YouTube. With still the same cruel
realism in it.

Is it okay that today’s news becomes tomorrow’s entertainment?

What does it do to us when we look at people being demolished in
real time, or when this real-time
video’s are stored on YouTube. Do we need to see it all or could cut away the
most devilish parts and leave some to our imagination?

Is it necessary for the verification of history to view people
literately being torn apart?

What about the relatives to those victims, do they have to meet this
reality in all aspects, for ever? Or do we owe them better memories about the

Do we all have some obligations to past, present and future
victim’s. Obligations to edit the captures so we can remember the victims for
the humans they where and not the torn meat they were turned in to. Humans
imagination is god at imagine this pictures. But our imagination is also god at
regulating the cruelness and realism to a level that is customised to our
individual edges.

Ezra Levant’s opening statement at the human rights commission:

How do we meet this obligation?

Who shall have the responsibility to make people conceive this
obligation they achieve by publishing?

Ethics in Information Systems and technology, Privacy Issues. By
Maureen Lara

Norwegian digital learning arena

ICT-Teachers database of hyper Posted on 05 Mar, 2011 23:56:19

NDLA is a cooperative project of all Norwegian counties
except of Oslo. Their achievement is to produce or make learning recourses accessible
on the www to all Norwegian students in high- and vocational- school system.
They have introduced a new tool called “Arena
which I think is meeting my call, in this blog quiet accurately. The only nag
about it is that it so far is only in Norwegian. So I am sorry for other
students in my ITC-class who do not read Norwegian. NDLA and Arena is not for
you! And do not trust google translate, many Norwegian words have double or triple
meaning, and they are not equivalent with the English synonyms.

For those of you who have
broken the Norwegian language crypt the Arena
site is only accessible by logging in with your id by Facebook, Twitter or
other social media account. If you want to try it. You just log in to your social media
account in one tag in your browser, and then in one other tag open the arena. Then click on the “log inn” text, at the top banner, and you shold be inside.

Cheap interactive board

Interwrite interactive boards Posted on 05 Mar, 2011 21:38:29

When it
comes to learning what a interactive boards could be used for, the easiest way
is to use one. But this is not in the reach for everybody. A few years ago I
discovered a project that was called “Wiimote” It is based on the possibilities
that a Nintendo Wii controller opens, beside its main issue, controlling Wii
based game console.

The Wii controller
consist of one infrared camera and a Bluetooth communications interface. By
connecting the Wii controller to your PC thru the Bluetooth interface, your PC
get signals of the infrared picture from the Wii controller. By using a little
application called Wiimote the infrared image from the Wii controller is interpolated
with your screen image. You then use one infrared torch to project one infrared
point/dot on this image. The Wiimote application will make the infrared dot act
like your pointing device. Voila! You have an interactive board on any surface
you project your desktop to! But You will find much more about this on Johnny Chung Lee – Human Computer
Interaction Research
under the banner:”Low-Cost Multi-point Interactive Whiteboards Using the Wiimote”

October 2012

Today I
found that The Wiimote Project has taken it a bit further.
They have made some new applications, which as far as I can see, makes it comparable
to Smart Board and e-instructions. Especially when you consider
the cost, the applications from Wiimote Projects becomes interesting. They have
now IR-pens for purchase. You can get it all from the Web shop at a reasonable
cost of about $130.- Or you
could download free software, built your own IR-Pen and purchase the controller
at your local dealer. smiley


Frustrated on browsing

ICT-Teachers database of hyper Posted on 12 Feb, 2011 13:29:36

Have you as
a teacher spent several hours in finding hyperlinks on issues, for your next

Are you
afraid to look up pupils questions on web browser during a lesson? Afraid that:

browser will take you anywhere but your aim.

browser will show up with goals that belong among your worst nightmares.

goals are among those fantasies that you are not supposed to share with your

that your goals are illegal.

What if we
teachers together build a database of hyperlinks for use in education?
Hyperlinks with tags that made them easily to sort by subject, level or type of

tagged with name of publisher, this would may be quote for a quality mark.

Not a Wiki
just a link to existing recourses on the web. We do not have to reinvent the wheel
just collect secure definitive and reliable links. Collect links that make god
resources accessible to everybody.

March 2012:
I have lately, been directed to this web-based tool: Delicious which for me
seems to meet my questions in this post. So follow my link and try it out!

August 2012: Delicius is
changed radically, in a way I disapprove. I therefore ended my use of Delicius
as my tool, and I don’t approve it to others . But of source if any one like it
and find a new aspect in it I’l be glad to take another look.

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