Open Source Virtual Desktop
The Austrian Federal Ministry is experimenting with an open source thin client to roll out virtual desktop services to education institutions including schools. Following a commitment to Open Source, they decided for the Ulteo Open Source Virtual Desktop which is currently piloted. For those who are unfamiliar with virtual desktops and thin clients, like Citrix, […]
Despite better knowledge…!
My colleagues here at the Vienna University of Education are involved in a series of interesting studies and projects that investigate the interface between the education system (schools) and sciences in real life and the home. One rather shocking piece of evidence emerging from these is that youngsters behave in a very disparate way to […]
This is the beauty of technology: breaking the confines of space and time. Some 500 Greek pupils took part in a virtual visit to CERN in Switzerland. This is a wonderful example of how technology can enhance learning and make Science interesting. Think about it, a real life excursion to Switzerland with 500 under-age children […]
Legal barriers to linked open data
One of the biggest debates in the use of linked open data concerns the protection of personal rights of real persons and legal entities. In connection with the preparations for the LinkedUp data challenge, the project investigated the legal constraints connected to LOD applications. The legal compliance will be one of the evaluation criteria for […]
Are MOOCs about education or economy?
Supriyo Chaudhuri asks a very relevant question: If MOOCs are not the future, what is? He notes that after the 2012 hype, there is widespread disillusionment about the power of this form of free open online courses to transform higher education. At the same time, he remarks, there is enormous positive energy and activity happening […]