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MUMBAI, India, October 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The exclusive, annual Tata Interactive Learning Forum (TLF)-US held at Chateau Elan, Greater Atlanta, Georgia saw acclaimed international speakers and industry experts discussing and sharing experiences in Remodeling the L&D Space in a Flat World. TLF 2011, by Tata Interactive Systems (the world's leading developer of learning solutions), was held in Sept at Chateau Elan, Greater Atlanta, Georgia. The TLF is a global symposium where leaders and decision makers from the learning and training space come together to share their ideas, innovations, and insights. This unique platform provides learning leaders the opportunity to share their experiences in corporate learning, network with like-minded peers and examine case studies of key learning initiatives at other organizations. The 8th Edition of TLF concluded in US ea... (more)

HTML5: Will It Ever Live Up to the Hype?

HTML5 is the latest iteration of the standard used by web programmers and developers. When completed in 2014, it will enable developers to write-once-run-anywhere (WORA) for consistent, cross-platform experiences across all operating systems and browsers. For example, a developer could create a single application with identical performance across Facebook, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and all other mobile platforms. Developers like the cross-platform compatibility and users appreciate real-time access to applications via their browser, without a download. By 2015, IDC predicts rapid adoption: 1 billion HTML5-capable browsers in use throughout the world Two million HTML web developers writing HTML5 applications 80 percent of all mobile apps will be based on HTML5 to some extent HTML5 Unfortunately, HTML5 will first have to surmount some daunting technical and commerc... (more)

Citizen Journalism Studied Around the World

Citizen Journalism Studied Around the World Citizen journalism, once the butt of jokes by professional journalists, is now studied by over 51 major universities around the world. The website www.academia.edu (who’s researching what?) recently posted a list of major universities where citizen journalism is being taught, studied or researched on some level. Here’s the link to their list: http://www.academia.edu/People/Citizen_Journalism. As Catalyst-in-Chief of the National Association of Citizen Journalists, I’m pleased to see that some J-schools now recognize the role that John and Jane Doe journalists have in the future of the media. In our attempt to expand the professionalism of citizen journalists, my partner, Susan Carson Cormier, and I have recently published “Handbook for Citizen Journalists.” Aspiring and active citizen journalists will find a wealth of infor... (more)

Wiring Indonesia with WARNETs, Wifi Hotspots, and Mobile

Jakarta is a city of cafes, coffee shops, and mobile phones. With a mobile penetration hitting nearly 62% of the population, the world’s 4th most populace nation represents a huge market, and tremendous infrastructure challenges. With more than 50% of the country making less than $50/month, the percentage of people with access to mobile phones and the Internet is astonishing. This is very apparent when driving through villages that are well under the poverty line, such as you will drive through on the way from Balikpapan to Samarinda (in Eastern Borneo, East Kalimantan Province). A large percentage of the “homes” you pass would not have a prayer to hold water out of the “house” during a heavy rainstorm, but you will see many, if not most, of the residents carrying a mobile phone. Most of the mobile phones are pre-paid, meaning of course the user pays up front for ... (more)

Global e-Learning Industry

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global e-Learning Industry https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/315760/Global-e-Learning-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for e-Learning in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Academic eLearning, and Corporate eLearning. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 384 companies including many key and niche players such as - Adobe Systems Inc. Apollo ... (more)

Keyloggers: The Undisputed Heavyweight Champions of the Malware World!

Keylogging has taking center stage, and it now deserves our proper attention. After all, keyloggers have been identified as the #1 Global Threat to consumers, corporations and government agencies in the recent 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Symantec Corporation coined 2011 as “The Year of the Hack,” when they saw an 81 percent increase in cyber attacks. Keyloggers have been credited for many of the world’s most notable breaches: RSA/EMC, Lockheed Martin, Google Epsilon, Oakridge Nuclear Weapons Lab, Citibank, World Bank and tens of millions of consumers around the world. What makes the keylogger the preferred weapon of choice is that they have been designed to avoid detection from anti-virus and anti-malware programs and the fact that they can be embedded into any type of download (mp3, video) or attached to any type of web link. Social Networking web... (more)

A Tsunami of Global Disaster Communications Through Citizen Journalism

The news started hitting California early Saturday morning with an SMS alarm on my mobile phone – a major earthquake struck Chile, and there was a potential of tsunami activity in California and Hawaii (as well as the rest of the Pacific). First stop – CNN. The news source was right on the story, with real time information flowing into the newsroom from, not on-scene journalists, but through Twitter and Facebook updates. Another SMS message hits the phone letting me know there was a Twitter list at #hitsunami, and the discussion would include all the most current news related to tsunami preparations in Hawaii. Also gave a link to a web page that was broadcasting a live feed from KHON in Honolulu until the station integrated their feed on the KHON home page. Back to CNN, cell phone videos began pouring in from Santiago and Concepcion. CNN began broadcasting directly ... (more)

Global eLEARNING Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global eLEARNING Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p0315760/Global-eLEARNING-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Education_and_Training   This report analyzes the worldwide markets for eLEARNING in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets The report profiles 297 companies including many key and niche players such as Adobe Systems, Inc., Apollo Group, Inc., Articulate Global, Inc., Assima PLC, Blackboard, Inc., Career Education Corp., Cegos Group SA, Cisco Systems, Inc., WebEx Comm... (more)

Ericsson: Leaders to discuss how ICT can shape future education at NEST

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/11/11 -- * The first NEST - The Networked Society Forum - initiated and hosted by Ericsson, takes place in Hong Kong from November 11-13 * Leaders and authorities from the ICT industry and governments will gather to discuss how ICT can accelerate education and learning for everyone, everywhere * Discussions at the forum will focus on Access for all; Redefining education; and Bridging the education gap * Hosted by Ericsson's President and CEO Hans Vestberg, guests include President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States of America; Chris Hughes, cofounder of Facebook; and Sir Harold Kroto, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 Delivering high-quality education to individuals in all corners of the world using mobility, broadband and the cloud is on the age... (more)

Citizen Journalism in Hanoi

For many Americans, the idea of traveling to Hanoi brings a certain level of mystique. Our media exposure to Hanoi has been primarily press corps following politicians such as John McCain, or via the occasional human interest story that pops through via an international cable channel such as Current TV. But for most Americans our memories and images of Hanoi are from the war, whether it is a photo of Jane Fonda gracing an anti-aircraft weapon, or the prisoners of war being released from custody. Or maybe Vietnam has simply fallen off the charts as an area of interest, while the world focuses on other areas considered more important such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Citizen journalists may serve an important function in locations such as Hanoi. With an estimated population of nearly 6.3 million, Hanoi is far from a small town, and estimates are the city is growing at abo... (more)

Citizen Journalism Continues Journey into Unchartered Space

Nobody can foresee events such as natural disasters. They happen, are often tragic, and history records the event as a snapshot in time. Sometimes that history is based on well-documented photos, videos, and personal observations, and sometimes it is recorded as reality determined by persons or governments with an agenda different than presenting empirical truth. The government in Egypt recently tried disrupting communications by temporarily stopping Internet and phone access, as well as attempting (in some cases violently) to restrict or limit access to demonstrations by journalists and the international media. The blockage was done to thwart seditionaries and protestors who had been using social media outlets to organize activities and share information about the uprising with the outside world. (BetaNews) But the images still found their way out of Cairo to the in... (more)