Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

VII Encontro Nacional sobre Tecnologia Aberta - Linux 2010








Lisboa acolhe, no próximo dia 30 de Setembro, o VIII Encontro Nacional sobre Tecnologia Aberta – Linux 2010, um “evento que pretende difundir uma alternativa de desenvolvimento tecnológico sustentado através da utilização de software livre”, reflectindo sobre a oferta de produtos e soluções no sector.







O painel de oradores conta com nomes como Gabriel Coimbra (IDC), Paulo Trezentos (Caixa Mágica), Santiago Madruga (Red Hat) ou Fernando Resina da Silva, da Vieira de Almeida e Associados, para falar da perspectiva legal-jurídica do open source, numa lista que conta com dois convidados “mistério”. 

Pode consultar a agenda aqui, e saber as últimas notícias na área do software livre ou um vídeo sobre o Linux 2009, que dá já uma perspectiva para o que pode ser a edição deste ano





The "VIII National Meeting on Open Technology - Linux in 2010", sponsored by Sybase and Caixa Mágica, is an event that aims to spread an alternative of technological development supported through the use of free software, adding several partners who reflect the broad range of products and solutions in this sector.

This year the event will occur again in the 
Polo Tecnológico de Lisboa - LISPOLIS in Telheiras, Lisbon, on September 30, 2010. Read more here


G-Souto

23.08.10
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Multi-tasking? Not only for digital natives!



dot.Rory, BBC News

According to Ofcom, we spend nearly half our waking lives watching telly, texting, surfing the web, and generally using every form of media and communications technology.

That's the headline from the media regulator's annual chunky report on the communications market. And the reactions to the research have been interesting. Read more


G-Souto
22.08.10
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mobile Apps for the Disabled





The interaction between the user and software is done via brainwaves and for this to happen the user needs the NeuroSky Mindset which reads the user’s brainwaves, uses an analog-to-digital converter and sends the digitalized information via Bluetooth to the phone. The byte sequence, called packet, sent by the headset is then translated into the user’s level of meditation and attention by using an algorithm provided by the headset’s company. Once all of this is done, the signal is passed on to the ThinkContacts app via bluetooth and it places the call.
To get an idea of how it works, I recommend that you check out the following video:


ThinkContacts is a new mobile application being developed by Nokia which would allow a disabled person to select a contact from a list and place a phone call to that person using only their mind. The app, which is designed for Nokia's N900 Maemo platform, works with an accompanying headset that reads the user's brainwaves to measure attention levels. If the attention level is higher than 70%, the software scrolls to the next contact in the list. If the attention level is higher than 80%, the software makes a phone call to the selected contact.

It's one of the latest developments in making accessible smartphone applications for the disabled, the blind and deaf.Read more

G-Souto

19.08.10
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2010: Lisbon Innovation Forum: workshop 3






The 4th EFQUEL Innovation Forum will take place in Lisbon, Portugal in collaboration with the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and the National Institute for Public Administration of Portugal (INA).


The annual assembly of eLearning and education professionals will debate how opening education can contribute to social inclusion agendas and promote economic wellfare through better equipping citizens with necessary skills.


Palácio Marqueses de Pombal (INA)
The conference takes place in the Instituto Nacional de Administração (INA), situated in the gardens of the old Palace de Marqueses de Pombal in Oeiras, close to Lisbon, in Portugal. 
The Forum will start on September 8th with a pre-conference day, followed by the main conference SEPT 9-10, 2010.
Contrary to a research based conference, the EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2010 is bridging the gap by opening debates between different educational stakeholders from Primary & Secondary Education, to Higher Education, Vocational Education & Training and Adult Learning.







"In line with the "European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Inclusion", the Lisbon Innovation Forum is commonly answering fundamental questions about the purpose of quality education for individual, organizational and society level.
Open educational resources (OER) are high on the agenda of social inclusion policies and supported by many stakeholders of the educational sphere. User Generated Content is more relevant than ever, and co- and peer-production increasingly at the heart of content development."


On September 8th you can take part in the Workshop 3: Jogos Educativos e Recursos Educativos Digitais no Ensino: novos conceitos em contexto curricular para uma escola de sucesso…? “

Na era digital, os alunos vivem imersos em Tecnologias: Internet, redes sociais, telemóveis, ipods, smartphones, jogos de computador.
(...)
A Comunidade Europeia para o Desenvolvimento de Actividades baseadas em Jogos Educativos - Game-based learing (GBL) tem estudos que comprovam que os jogos de computador e os recursos educativos digitais (OER) podem aproximar a escola dos nativos digitais, de modo a cativar estes alunos para as suas aprendizagens e a empenhá-los no seu percurso escolar. 
A escola tem mais impacto quando a geração ‘wires’ pode relacioná-la com a sua vida e os seus interesses. 
Os facilitadores do Workshop trocarão experiências com os Professores participantes e debaterão com eles, os benefícios do uso inovador das Tecnologias e dos Media, baseados em diferentes métodos de ensino, novas ferramentas de aprendizagem, tais como jogos educativos (GBL) conteúdos educativos digitais (OER) Web 2.0, de modo a promover o sucesso educativo e a inclusão social no Ensino Primário, Básico e Secundário.
O workshop que será apresentado em Português e Inglês tem como objectivo motivar os Professores para uma pedagogia actual, colocando os alunos no centro da sua aprendizagem, com a utilização de ferramentas digitais e da aplicação da 'web interactiva' em contexto curricular.


Aos participantes será entregue um Certificado de presença.

Estamos certos que terá uma experiência enriquecedora! E que sairá mais convencido(a) que a Escola não pode continuar de costas voltadas para os NML!

Facilitadores: Mr. Rolf Reinhardt (EFQUEL, moderador), Ms. Gina Souto (Independent Expert Learning & Digital Culture), Mr. Sébastien Reinders (TechnoFuturTIC).

O workshop é gratuito! Se está interessado(a), por favor envie um email para info@efquel.org

Please read the English version here

G-Souto

03.08.2010
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