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INTEL CHIEF SAYS SCHOOLS LAG IN TECHNOLOGY Intel chief executive
officer Craig Barrett told a conference of educators that schools lag
far behind businesses and homes in integrating the computer into
everyday activities, and that if schools fail to make technology a
regular part of teaching then the country will lose its competitive
edge. "I don't look at it just as an education issue. I look at it as
a crass economics issue… As a nation, we're doing a horrible job of
bringing technology into the classroom." Acknowledging that to equip
all U.S. schools with one Internet-linked computer for every five
students (and to keep the technology up-to-date) would cost as much
as $100 billion every five years, Barrett said: "It might be one of
the best investments the U.S. could make in terms of preserving our
workforce." (AP 26 Jun 98)
I am delighted to announce the opening of a new web site
The Ontario Sport for Disabled site features athlete profiles,
provincial records and standards, and information about the upcoming
Ontario Games for the Physically Disabled.
Check it out at: http://www.disabledsports.org.
The site was developed as part of the Community Linkages Pilot Project funded by the Trillium Foundation. In partnership with Parks and Recreation Ontario and the Ontario Sports and Recreation Centre, LIN is developing a series of services and web sites to evaluate the use of technology to support volunteers (and those who manage them) in sports and recreation.
Leisure Information Network (LIN)
Tel: 416 426 7176 Fax: 416 426 7421
KEN'S NOTE: This is VERY fast. I like it.
Got a pesky acronym that's driving you nuts? Just dump it in the Expander! It doesn't always work, but what have you got to lose? And no it didn't work with GASRE. But it works with ALA. Ha!
The Acronym Expander:
- Type in the acronym you want me to expand.
- You don't need any upper case letters or periods, either!
Japan's economy may be on the downturn, but its high-tech
companies are spending more now on R&D than ever, according to a
report by the Japan Economic Institute. The top 20 Japanese companies
are spending an average of 3.3% more on R&D this year than in
1997, for a total of 4.4 trillion yen or $34.7 billion. "It's
essential, a must for Japanese corporations to keep investing in
R&D. It is a long-term operation," says a minister in charge of
trade, industry and energy at the Japanese Embassy in Washington. The
report goes on to say that the driving force behind the Japanese
spending is the worry that Asian trading partners like Thailand and
South Korea will try to export their way out of their problems, and
that by developing better technology Japan can continue to compete
against nations with currency and labor-cost advantages. (Investor's
Business Daily 18 Aug 98)
KEN'S NOTE: So often we get spam about the latest hoax. Here is a URL to check the truth of the report before sending it on to all your friends.
The Internet is constantly being flooded with information about
computer viruses and Trojans. However, interspersed among real virus
notices are computer virus hoaxes. While these hoaxes do not infect
systems, they are still time consuming and costly to handle. At CIAC,
we find that we are spending much more time de-bunking hoaxes than
handling real virus incidents.
KEN'S NOTE: Very simple and straight forward. I recommend this site, especially for beginners.
I do a monthly "brown bag lunch" seminar series during the winter school term for our web developers at the U of S, and put the notes on the web for anyone who missed the talks. I try to make the notes "self contained" so you don't have to attend the talk to understand them.
- Kevin.Lowey=AT=Usask.Ca -
ICQ#7708034 - Fax: (306) 966-6899
<http://duke.usask.ca/~lowey/> - Phone: (306) 966-4826
Ten years ago there were about 400 corporate universities --
comprehensive training institutions operated by corporations -- and
that number has now grown to 1,600. Several of them, such as the
Arthur D. Little School in Boston, have formal degree-granting
powers, and many have forged alliances with nearby colleges and
universities to enable students taking their courses to receive
credits that count toward external degrees. But now that cozy
relationship is crumbling, as corporate universities increasingly are
under pressure from their companies to become self-supporting. That
puts the corporate schools in direct competition with conventional
universities in the fund-raising arena. A recent survey of 100
corporate universities showed that 10% planned to be self-funded by
2000. "As the funding model changes to be more self-funded, these
universities are going to brand what they are doing and use their
significant resources to go to the external market. At that point
they are a significant threat," says a spokeswoman at Corporate
University Xchange. (Financial Times 18 Jun 98)
Elsevier Science, the largest publisher of scholarly scientific
journals, will now allow libraries to make paper copies of requested
articles appearing in electronic journals and share them with
scholars at other institutions. Librarians have long lobbied
publishers to treat electronic journal articles the same way print
articles are treated for interlibrary loan purposes. Elsevier's new
policy still prohibits libraries from sharing the electronic version
of the article, but is seen as a positive step toward equal treatment
of the two media for scholarly purposes. Yale University associate
librarian Ann Okerson says, "This will send a signal to the rest of
the publishers." (Chronicle of Higher Education 3 Jul 98)
A small group of influential academics is pushing to introduce
online peer review and publishing of scholarly works, as an
alternative source of information to high-price journals. Some
journals, particularly in science and technology, can cost as much as
$15,000 a year. The group, which includes academic officers from the
University of Rochester, Columbia University and the California
Institute of Technology, wants professors to publish online rather
than in print, and wants universities to recognize online posting as
"publishing" for the purposes of career advancement decisions. "We
are calling for neither a lessening of the importance of research in
the criteria for promotion and tenure, nor a turning away from peer
review," says a paper produced by the Association of American
Universities and the Association of Research Libraries.. "What we
seek is an alternate means of achieving those ends." Under the
proposed plan the papers, once posted online, would be peer-reviewed
by a panel of experts, just as is now the case with print-published
papers. The panels, which would be established by scholarly groups,
would give each article a grade or a stamp of approval. The response
so far from some disciplinary groups has been lukewarm. (Chronicle of
Higher Education 26 Jun 98)
KEN'S NOTE: Here are several sources that will assist you in finding Universities on the Web.
This page of UT Austin Web Central contains links to Web servers at universities and community colleges in the U.S. Only one server is listed for each campus: the primary central server. In the absence of a central server, another server is selected.
Over 4750 Links to Higher Educational Institutions in 143 Countries BRAINTRACK - The World's most complete education index
The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials. For translating course URLs from or into English, Spanish, French, German, or Portuguese, try a translation service.
As of April 1, 1998, the InterNIC Guide to U.S. Universities has become the UniGuide Guide to U.S. Universities owned and administered by Aldea Communications. For more info on the UniGuide Guide to U.S. Universities email uniguide=AT=aldea.com. For more info on Aldea Communications visit our web site at http://www.aldea.com/
Moving Together is not an official publication of Maharishi University of Management. It is nothing other than a personal try to share/create a collective wisdom in the area of technology as it impacts professional Kinesiologists.
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa USA 52557
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