[LINK] range of issues from APO this week
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Oct 8 10:31:53 AEDT 2009
Fwd: APO Weekly Briefing - 8 October 2009
>*** CREATIVE ECONOMY ***
>LITTLE BOOK OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES
>Australian Library and Information Association
>05 October, 2009 | The Little Book of Public
>Libraries is for people who love libraries and
>want to share their passion with others.
>DIGITAL QUALITY OF LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE
>PERSONAL AND SOCIAL BENEFITS OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION
>Robert D. Atkinson, Daniel D. Castro |
>Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
>05 October, 2009 | This report argues that IT is
>the key enabler of many, if not most, of
>todayâs key innovations and improvements in
>our lives and society -- from better education
>and health care, to a cleaner and more
>energy-efficient environment, to safer and more secure communities and nations.
>IDENTITY IN ONLINE COMMUNITIES: SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND LANGUAGE LEARNING
>Michael Thomas, Richard Harrison | International
>Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society
>05 October, 2009 | Since their emergence in
>2005, Web 2.0 technologies have been advanced as
>potentially transformative in the area of
>education in general and foreign language learning in particular.
>HORIZON REPORT: 2009 AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND EDITION
>New Media Consortium
>05 October, 2009 | Technology such as mobile
>internet devices and virtual realities will have
>a profound impact on educational institutions
>over the next three years, according to this report.
>HOW ARTS TRAINING IMPROVES ATTENTION AND COGNITION
>Brenda Patoine, Michael I. Posner | The Dana Foundation
>02 October, 2009 | Does education in the arts
>transfer to seemingly unrelated cognitive
>abilities? Researchers in the US are finding evidence that it does.
>AUSTRALIAN MOBILE PHONE LIFESTYLE INDEX
>Australian Interactive Media Industry Association
>07 October, 2009 | Using mobiles for just calls
>and texting is a thing of the past, as a third
>of Australians now check emails on their
>handsets and more than 70 per cent
>access mobile entertainment and information services.
>ADULT DIGITAL MEDIA LITERACY NEEDS
>Australian Communications and Media Authority
>05 October, 2009 | This qualitative research
>report focuses on non-use and limited use of
>internet and mobile phones by adult Australians.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Our truest response to the irrationality of the
world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.
~Madeline L'Engle, writer
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