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Open Source Group Seeks Support from Higher Ed for Mobile Initiative Visa gets behind mobile payment startup Square Facebook-Only Episode for truTV’s Operation Repo Peer Review Gets a Whole New Meaning: Clinical Trials Turn to Social Media Facebook Censorship: Is Big Brother Watching You? Library eBooks Coming to the Kindle Social media: Uncovering opportunities for higher education Five Myths about Pushing Social Media Marketing Content The slow collapse of the ivory tower Bond Uni enlists mobile tool for student recruitment Groupon Lands in New Zealand Shopping with your mobile rather than your Visa card Facebook’s Size Compared to Country and Continent Populations Think You’ll Make Big Bucks in Online Ed? Not So Fast, Experts Say M-learning is the new black at university UniSA's first Law Graduates - University of South Australia College Students 5 Times More Likely to Read on a PC Than an eReader Can Google’s Plus One Take On The Facebook Like? Technology in education: online resources from ACUMA Incorporated

Open Source Group Seeks Support from Higher Ed for Mobile Initiative CampusTechnology.com April 24 2011 Jasig's uMobile project will develop native mobile campus portal apps for smart phones, initially iOS and Android devices. Jasig is launching a new open source project called uMobile and is calling on colleges and universities to contribute to the effort. Jasig is a consortium of higher education institutions and commercial organizations from.... Full article: http://goo.gl/fKrec Visa gets behind mobile payment startup Square TechWorld.com.au April 29 2011 The backing could mean good news for the industry, but questions remain over how users will be affected. Square, a mobile credit card processing startup, received an undisclosed strategic investment from Visa, the world's largest credit card company. The investment is strategic because Square probably doesn't need the cash. The company was started in 2009 by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, and recently.... Full article: http://goo.gl/629XQ Facebook-Only Episode for truTV’s Operation Repo SocialTimes.com April 28 2011 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology in education: April 2011 news summary

Facebook fans are getting their hands on more and more exclusive content. First, The New Yorker made a 12,000-word story by Jonathan Franzen available only to Facebook users who Liked its page. Now, cable network truTV announced that it will present a full-length episode of.... Full article: http://goo.gl/4Fwiz Peer Review Gets a Whole New Meaning: Clinical Trials Turn to Social Media SocialTimes.com April 27 2011 When they coined the term “peer review”, they probably weren’t thinking of social media, but that might be about to change. A new clinical trial studying Lou Gehrig’s disease used social media to help conduct the study. The study was published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, and it looked at the effect of lithium on.... Full article: http://goo.gl/GgJoI Facebook Censorship: Is Big Brother Watching You? SocialTimes.com April 22 2011 Picture this: you’re browsing around your Facebook homepage, checking on your favorite friends and lovers, tagging yourself in photos from the weekend, when suddenly, you stumble upon a religious group. You write a comment on the group’s wall, quoting a bible passage or contributing your thoughts to the group’s discussion. You hit enter. Boom—a beautiful moment of social conversation and self-publishing.... Full article: http://goo.gl/egfN9 Library eBooks Coming to the Kindle MediaBistro.com April 20 2011 Amazon has bowed to the inevitable. Today it announced that you would soon be able to borrow eBooks from your local library and read them on your Kindle. The service is going to launch later this year in partnership with Overdrive.... Full article: http://goo.gl/toIxA Social media: Uncovering opportunities for higher education Academic Impressions http://goo.gl/C6q3w Five Myths about Pushing Social Media Marketing Content SocialTimes.com April 08 2011 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology in education: April 2011 news summary

Myths abound when it comes to social media marketing. There are plenty of tales of woe – and no shortage of advice. You have to be “real”. You have to make it your second career. And so on. If you follow the conventional wisdom that’s tossed around in the social media marketing world, you’d spend so much time on Twitter that your core business would suffer visibly. And when the revenue dries up.... Full article: http://goo.gl/0Atc1 The slow collapse of the ivory tower The Sydney Morning Herald April 16 2011 The internet is revolutionising the way we learn, writes Louise Williams. The way Bill Gates sees it the university, as we know it, is an endangered species. "Five years from now - on the web for free - you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world," the Microsoft billionaire said last year. And in Gates's opinion this extraordinary and constantly expanding digital smorgasbord of educational choices "will be better than any single university" in.... Full article: http://goo.gl/2XYg7 Bond Uni enlists mobile tool for student recruitment TechWorld.com.au April 15 2011 Queensland's Bond University has deployed a mobile platform to make information about the university’s courses and admission requirements more accessible Queensland’s Bond University has enlisted the help of an online student recruitment tool in.... Full article: http://goo.gl/zGIO7 Groupon Lands in New Zealand SocialTimes April 12 2011 Groupon New Zealand is revving up their engines for a launch in the near future, although a specific date has not been set. The kiwi site is up and only accepting sign-ups with a $10 voucher as an incentive for every friend you sign up. You can earn as much as $120 in vouchers.... Full article: http://goo.gl/60RFU Shopping with your mobile rather than your Visa card The Australian April 12 2011 AUSTRALIANS will be able to make Visa card payments with their smartphones at shops within a year, following a trial completed last week. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology in education: April 2011 news summary

Visa Australia innovation director Ben Pfisterer said a four-week trial conducted with ANZ Bank.... Full article: http://goo.gl/wQbsR Facebook’s Size Compared to Country and Continent Populations Web Pro News April 08 2011 Pingdom is sharing the following infographic, putting “Facebook’s user base into context”. Somewhere in the middle is the population of the United States. Sprinkled throughout, in blue, are Facebook user counts from throughout the years.... Full article: http://goo.gl/9kTBY Think You’ll Make Big Bucks in Online Ed? Not So Fast, Experts Say The Chronicle of Higher Education March 30 2011 Oak Brook, Ill.—For universities facing tight budgets, it can be tempting to look at online education as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Shifting classes to online and blended formats will save money, some think—or, better yet, bring in more of it.... Full article: http://goo.gl/brOr0 M-learning is the new black at university Otago Daily Times April 02 2011 University of Otago Information Technology Services teaching and learning facilities manager Emerson Pratt holds a computer tablet device displaying a series of university podcast topics. University of Otago students are watching or listening to many more of their lectures through podcast.... Full article: http://goo.gl/R1EHq UniSA's first Law Graduates - University of South Australia YouTube.com http://goo.gl/mgwos College Students 5 Times More Likely to Read on a PC Than an eReader MediaBistro.com March 31 2011 Queens College ran an eBook survey last year as part of its annual Student Technology Survey, which covered how students’ interact with technology. Around 1700 students participated, and out of that number 398 have used eBooks.... Full article: http://goo.gl/1yhK3 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology in education: April 2011 news summary

Can Google’s Plus One Take On The Facebook Like? AllFacebook.com March 30 2011 This morning Google announced a social bombshell, a new service called +1 that competes directly with the Facebook like button as a signal for determining what content is most relevant to an individual. Fortunately for Google, it has the world’s largest search engine to integrate this product with immediately, giving publishers a significant reason to implement +1 within their sites.... Full article: http://goo.gl/44g9K Technology in education: online resources from ACUMA Incorporated ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

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