Archive for the ‘Digital’ Category
Through R&D projects and working with experts from the Member States, the European Commission has been exploring the best ways to preserve, enrich and open up our cultural heritage for the benefit of today’s citizens and future generations. And for more than a decade, ICT has been recognised as a key technological solution.You only have to listen to the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhhs’ of tourists to know that Europe has something special when it comes to cultural heritage. Of course we have age on our side – Roman villas, Greek temples and medieval monuments are not hard to find – but age alone is not what makes our heritage so remarkable.
The present paper has sketched a general family of algorithms to extract meta-data about documents from the way these documents are consulted by users. Implementing such a system in a digital library would automatize much of the hard work that would otherwise need to be performed by highly trained information scientists.
However, the results of this system are envisaged to complement or support traditional methods rather than fully replace them. The reason is that the proposed system focuses on otherwise difficult to formalize properties of documents, namely the subjective associations that exist in the mind of the users between their different subjects and contents. The advantage is that these associations allow us to build a system that emulates human intuition, so that it can anticipate the desires of its users and provide them with the information they would find most interesting, even when these users cannot explicitly formulate what they are looking for. This is particularly useful for multimedia documents, which do not contain any searchable keywords, and for queries that are as yet illdefined.
Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.
Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities.
We live in a world where new digital products are solving problems daily — from managing our finances to remembering the groceries. Often, they’re solving problems we didn’t know we had, like the need to connect several times a day in 140 characters or less.
What we’re just starting to see, and what is for many the most exciting trend in technology, is the emergence of digital products designed specifically to provide social services at scale. This isn’t a rant about the death of the traditional non-profit, but a birth announcement. Non-profits (and other organizations aimed at making a social impact) are taking new approaches that look less like direct service and more like Google. These aren’t just brochure websites. They’re tools — proprietary, unique and scalable. And this means there’s an increased need for talented digital product managers in the social sector.