Entries tagged as : badges

DEC
09
2011

For the better part of the last year I’ve been working (with several others) to develop the Innovative Communication Design program at UMaine (yes, that’s a temporary site).  The classes will start in January, but when it’s fully approved it will be an online, asynchronous graduate certificate program that focuses on creative problem solving and [...]

JUL
29
2011

  Week 3 of the MozNewsLab had the tech evangelists step aside and the grizzled veteran news producers come to the fore. Shazna Nessa, Mohamed Nanabhay, and Oliver Reichenstein all gave us a look inside their respective histories in hauling journalism into the digital era, whether it liked it or not. While all of them [...]

JUL
26
2011

GhostCoder is an audio steganography tool intent on using file sharing as a massive backup system, squirreling away important public domain data in music files.  I eagerly await somebody stuffing DeCSS into Purple Rain. Mozilla is working on an Open Badge system to encourage self-directed online education.  I’ll have much more on this in a [...]

JUL
18
2011

Some recent links of interest: NewScientist reports on a study about what messages get retweeted.  Apparently it’s bad to use negative words, but good to use negative emoticons.  I’m sure there’s a comment on empathy in there somewhere. Poynter has some suggestions on increasing the stickiness of transient news hits. The .xxx domain rollout is [...]