On Data/Information

There has always been a lot of information and data; what is different today is that information is easier to access especially because of the ever expansive global network facilitated by the internet.We are more connected today than perhaps any time in history. Images from Gaza or Ferguson are accessible as instantly to a person in Windhoek as they to a person where they are being captured.

In one sense, this is good. It makes it difficult for the masses to say they were unaware especially of certain atrocities. On the other hand, it also gives many of us false Continue reading

Broadband access: a legal right

This is not directly about the iPad but it is relevant to my adventure.

A few postings ago, I shared a thought about ‘what if the Internet and access to it was a human right?’  Phil Tietjen from Penn State forwarded me this link about Finland being the first nation to makes broadband access a legal right for all its citizen. Here is the link – http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/07/01/finland.broadband/?fbid=Qn3FQn6fTdY

Imagine the ramification that this would have if more countries followed this example. From an educational technology and instructional systems standpoints, this could open up many prospects.

I think making internet or broadband a legal right would go along way in eliminating or bridging the digital divide. It may also further contribute to the improvement of education globably