Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This is a first in the Philippines. So much to do, but NOT necessarily so little time, if you believe in the power of collaboration.
After all, it takes a village to raise a child, right?
Read more about OLPC and eKindling in the Philippines.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This would normally fall under microblogging as a matter of status updates. Anyway, we are currently working on the website of the Asian University Digital Resource Network (AUDRN). It's a network which aims to promote sharing of digital tools and practices around local knowledge among digital librarians and information scientists.
This ground-breaking initiative is supported by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) and is hosted in Miriam College through the L.E.A.D. Center.
Listen to the quick introduction about AUDRN.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Indeed, we can only hope this inspires more people to take ideas worth sharing to the next level. Read more about Alain Yap's "Five Best Things about TEDxManila."
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Where else but via its myeeepcmylife blog site.
I know I've just about abandoned blogging -- thanks to the growing popularity of presence tools (Read: micro-blogging). So you would pretty much "see" me often on Twitter and/or Facebook.
And yes, I've just been woken up from blogging slumber. Want to know why? Read more at my Eee PC blog.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Educator.com styles itself as a pioneering E-Learning startup looking to equalize education. Its Twitter profile says it specializes in Algebra, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Java, Statistics.
I did a quick look at its main website and for Mathematics alone, it currently has 34 course offerings in Mathematics.
The Educator.com experience seems designed to recreate the live tutoring experience on to the internet. For example, a middle interface video lets the readers know exactly what's being explained while keeping an eye on the lecturer. If users need help in any of the scholastic subjects they offer, Educator.com sounds like a blessing to them. The site is currently still in expanding mode as the people behind it are getting more professors to fill in the subject such as physics, trigonometry, and more advanced topics like calculus.
Educator thus looks like it should be a must for those looking for the best scholastic content on the Web.
Here are a couple of samples:
First up, learn chemistry will take you to Advanced Placement Chemistry which is being run under Dr. Harold Goldwhite.
His background and the scope of the course follow:
"University of Cambridge educated (Ph.D and B.A.) Dr. Harold Goldwhite guides you through Educator's Chemistry course. Professor Goldwhite has taught all over the world, from 46 years in Los Angeles, to several years in England, and visiting professorships in France, Mexico, and Venezuela. His experience on the History Channel and vast knowledge of chemistry transform his lectures into an informative and fascinating journey with a comprehensive syllabus that covers standard and accelerated one year courses. Topics range from Atomic Theory, Chemical Reactions, Bonds, Kinetics, Acids and Bases, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, to Radioactivity. Each lecture is accompanied by multiple examples for each new idea and detailed notes of things to remember."
Next up, learn calculus leads you to the online class of Professor Murray. More below:
UC Berkeley (Ph.D) and Georgetown (B.S.) educated Dr. William Murray instructs Educator's Calculus II course covering from Advanced Integration Techniques and Applications of Integrals to Sequences/Series. Professor Murray demonstrates his extensive teaching experience by clarifying complicated topics with a wide array of examples, helpful tips, and time-saving tricks. Will's course is essential to those struggling with Calculus who would benefit from clear explanations and examples of common problems. Each video lecture is accompanied by several worked-out video examples and important notes to prepare for any examination.
There's a whole lot more but you may wish to quickly search the site for quality learning wherever, whenever.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Most usually come within my online attention radar. This time, I came across Sandbox via a huge billboard among a bunch of others along the stretch of Highway 54 in Makati, EDSA to the younger generation.
Ok so I ask myself what else is new? You've seen one with a lot of videos. And another with a lot of pictures, and yet another one with loads of music. What else could be different with Sandbox? Perhaps, the following?
To the younger set it could be a provider of services like friendster but with online store.
To the more mature and sophisticated netizens, it could very well be a source of services like facebook but with online store.
Then again, probably the best thing that makes Sandbox different from other websites, is:
It's an online store that allows you to download music, games and movie-themed content to your mobile.
Hold on, give me time to create a new account and go through the cycle again. And good thing there are open APIs. You don't have to really abandon your other SNS so long as the accounts could cross-connect.
[Edit] - After creating an account and doing the usual validation steps, (Note: They are rather particularly stringent about the usrn@me + p@ssword specs.), I was taken to the site. One thing that caught my attention, the right-hand side application icons that move like those of the Mac during Mouse hover. Will give myself more time to explore its digisoria section. Looks interesting.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Currently, the site is on very active mode, to wit:
Post an Ad for FREE and WIN Big Prizes!
Weekly prizes: HP Mini-note, Sony Digicam, and iPod Touch
Friday, April 24, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Get RSS results here.
For a moment there, it all seemed like a result of random collaboration.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
More of the serious stuff here.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
So where will all those cars go?
"Japanese carmakers slash production by up to 50%. Thus reports the Guardian. This seems like a smart strategy (for now).
Am told that Toyota even had to rent a ship to store 2,500 cars off the Swedish port of Malmö.
See more photos of growing stocks of unsold cars worldwide here.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
aka SEO basics.
Technically, the link kids Philippines should be able to show us the results.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Williams sets female athlete mark: $23 million, a record for career prize money by a female athlete. Not bad for someone who collected her first check of $240 from a tennis event in Canada in 1995. More here.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Don't know about you but I'd like to believe that coffee should not be expensive. Now if I'm not mistaken then perhaps that partly explains why "Starbucks will close 300 more stores, and lay off 6,700 workers". Or is it solely because of worldwide recession? So who is your coffee?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Kevin Merritt, the CEO and founder of blist, a Web-based list manager and spreadsheet that was used on Change.gov, the Obama Administration's transition Website writes about how Obama will be using Social Media to create an open and participatory channel to his constituents.
Could be a "good" model for other politicians? Read more here.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
... until I stumbled upon "We Are Smarter than Me".
The wiki-driven book, by Barry Libert (also co-author of Barack, Inc.) and John Spector, says:
"[It] is itself the product of an extraordinary collaboration of Wharton, MIT and thousands of business innovators, worldwide. Drawing on their collective "in the trenches" experience, the wearesmarter.org community reveals what works, and what doesn't, when you are building community into your decision making and business processes."
Friday, January 16, 2009
There's a better way to act on urgent requests for help.
"Hello, How are you doing? i had sent you an email earlier today,please i need your urgent assistance, I had traveled to Nigeria for a conference , Unfortunately for me all my money and other items were stolen at the hotel where i lodged and i cannot call anyone because i lost my phone where phone numbers were kept also there is no money on me to make calls, nobody even know where i am now, I am so confused right now, I don't know what to do or where to go,I have access to only emails, No phone Please kindly loan me 1500 Dollars and also send it by western union to me with the below details NAME:
Perhaps this should have been titled "How to spot a Nigerian Scam."
More about scams here.
Friday, January 09, 2009
I think the younger generation readers would call this Rick roll'd? Or is it bait and switch?