Geocoded Data

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Recently I mentioned the Horizon Report 2009. This report describes six technologies to watch that will influence learning focused institutions. Geocoded data is one of the six and you can refer to the technology as “geo-everything.” This trend is enabled by devices that can know their precise location (blackberrys, iphones and cameras.) You can find […]

Can’t email large files at work? Try Senduit

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If you’re like us here at work and have a maximum file size limit (3MB) on all emails that you can send then this simple file sharing application is for you, Senduit. With Senduit you can send or share large files (up to 100 MB) for free and there’s no signup/login/registration, which makes using it […]

Friday Wrap Up: Incredible Nano Workshop

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I just got back from an incredible nanotechnology workshop held by the The Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK Center) at Penn State University. This was just AWESOME.   NACK was established at the Penn State College of Engineering in September 2008 through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. I am going to […]

Have you read the Horizion Report?

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At the Maricopa Community College’s Teaching and Learning conference this week, I became aware of the Horizon Report,, published by the New Media Consortium,,  and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. This report highlights six technologies to watch: Mobiles, Cloud Computing, Geo-Everything, the Personal Web, Semantic-Aware applications and Smart Objects. Let’s expand on smart objects: […]

Smart Grid Appliances

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It is all well and good to build a Smart Grid – but if people can’t access the information, it is useless to the consumers.  What is also useless are appliances that can’t talk to the Smart Grid.  Whirlpool is working to have all appliances it makes be able to talk to the Smart Grid by […]

What’s Important to You? KPIs

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In our recent NetWorks Team meetings we have been discussing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in hopes of better measuring progress towards achieving our goals and satisfying our stakeholders. Wikipedia defines KPIs as:  Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are financial and non-financial measures or metrics used to help an organization define and evaluate how successful it is, typically […]

MCCCD is using GMail for Students

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The Maricopa County Community College District is implementing Gmail accounts for all students.  Their log-in name will be the same as their Maricopa Student ID.  Students who use other email accounts can easily set up a way to forward the mail to their main email accounts.  This is great for several reasons – if I need […]

How can Ballet and High Tech Industries be more similiar?

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The School of Ballet Arizona had their spring performance this past Sunday.  Nancy Crowley, the school director, as well as Betsy Kammerle (whom my daughters love and adore), and Daniel Baudendistel, were the choreographers, should be commended for an excellent performance by the students.  Betsy’s job was choreographing the younger kids, which, if anyone has worked with […]

Undoing Energy Efficiency Gains

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With all of our electronic devices becoming better and more powererful, they are, well, using more energy now.  This is according to a study of Cell phones, TVs undo efficiency gains. In many rich countries electricity use by appliances which had previously accounted for most usage, white goods such as refrigerators and clothes washers, was now […]

NetWorks is on Facebook

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NetWorks is on Facebook now so that you can see pictures, get updates, and well – all the other stuff that happens on Facebook (still learning).  We have a fan page and a group page.  Or, just go to the links on the side.  Click to join and let your friends know! Mark Viquesney

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