Posts Tagged ‘Telecommunications Systems’

EducationSuperHighway Releases Annual “State of the States” Report

EducationSuperHighway’s founder and CEO Evan Marwell talks about his organization’s efforts to bring fiber to the nation’s final 2,000 public schools, the decreasing costs of broadband and the uncertainties around the FCC’s plans for the E-Rate program. Converge  

Download Report: Signs of digital distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods

Signs of digital distress: Mapping broadband availability and subscription in American neighborhoods The internet is now a fundamental component of the American economy, creating new ways to educate, employ, bring services to, and entertain every person. Broadband, especially wireline broadband in American homes, is the essential infrastructure for unlocking the internet’s economic benefits. However, broadband […]

What are the affordances of information and communication technologies?

The paper examines the notion that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have affordances that epitomize the features of our late modern age (Giddens, 1991 GiddensA (1991) Modernity and self identity(Cambridge, Polity Press) [Google Scholar] and explores whether these affordances (Salomon, 1993 Salomon, G. (Ed.) (1993) Distributed cognitions—psychological and educational considerations(Cambridge, Cambridge University Press) [Google Scholar] , p. 51) […]

Virtual science lab startup Labster bags $10M to accelerate its ed tech play

Ed tech startup Labster whose software platform enables virtual simulations of laboratories for teaching life science to students, has closed a $10 million Series A round of funding led by early stage European VC firm Balderton Capital. Stockholm-based Northzone is also joining the round, as is Unity Technologies founder David Helgason — clearly spying strategic […]

Download Report: THE STATE OF BROADBAND 2017: BROADBAND CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This report explores the current status of broadband around the world, and how it is contributing to development purposes. Following on from this introduction, Chapter 2 explores global trends in broadband connectivity and technologies, Chapter 3 explores developments in policies and regulation, Chapter 4 explores the important applications of broadband for sustainable development, while Chapter 5 […]

Why You Should Worry About Losing Net Neutrality

Do you use the Internet? Then you have some work to do—right now. The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is leading a dangerous effort to roll back net neutrality rules that keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from engaging in data discrimination, like slowing down Internet speeds for some content and charging a fee for “fast […]

Here’s how the internet’s net neutrality day of action is unfolding

Today, some of the world’s biggest internet companies and activist groups are coming together to protest the FCC’s proposed rollback of net neutrality protections. Google, Twitter, and Reddit have weighed in, as have groups like Mozilla and the ACLU. The Verge

Net Neutrality Battle

“Net neutrality” is an innocuous term for a concept that’s invoked heated debate both inside and outside academe. The idea that service providers must treat all internet data the same — regardless of who’s using what content, or how — has fierce proponents and critics, with the former championing the free exchange of ideas and […]

Inside Digital Learning — Digital Field Trip to Smithsonian

For the 24 students in Virginia Miller’s Principles of Chemistry 1 class at Montgomery College last fall, almost every lesson featured a “trip” to a world-class museum. Miller transformed her traditional, face-to-face course through the use of an expansive digital collection from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Inside Higher Ed

Optical Communication at Record-High Speed

Soliton frequency combs generated in optical microresonators allow to transmit data at rates of more than 50 terabits per second – publication in Nature Science and Technology Research News