This series of entries, called diversITy, will cover a number of topics all concerning the diversity of people within the IT industry. Whether we discuss women in industry, sexual orientation in the workplace, religion or ethnic background; these are all topics which will have an effect on students, if not already.
Charlie Osborne talks about (and to) the next generation of IT users.
London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.
Universities around the world have been using plagiarism software for a good few years now, to crack down on the amount of copied work. This, after all, is defrauding a university for the purpose of gaining a qualification, which can and has been classed as a criminal offence at least once before.
This seems to fit quite nicely with my "illegal music sharing/copying" post a couple of days ago. Back on the 22nd April 2008, Microsoft gave all those who downloaded music through MSN Music the two fingers, when it announced:As of August 31st, we will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for the songs you purchased from MSN Music or the authorization of additional computers.
Guest post: Imran Hussain is a blogger at startupmeme.com, and has a keen interest in technology and its effects on the lives of students.
It seems a few people from Microsoft and Google in particular read this blog, and good for you. But I'd like to give the industry partners out there, regardless of whether you're in hardware, software, cloud or mobile computing, online or offline industries, or have anything to do with technology, and you want students to fill the boots as the next generation of IT users, talk to me.
Mary-Jo wanted to find the killer-apps of Vista, but I think I've found the killer applications for students. Regardless of educational establishment status, we have to consider multiple things in a killer-app (defined as an application which you essentially "must have"), such as open-source where possible, available across platforms, considerably save yourself time, increase productivity whether for social-downtime or performance-uptime, and most importantly - free.
I think the vast majority of people aren't too concerned about the inconsistencies, confusion and misunderstood legalities of sharing, trading and even possession of music tracks. But it does seem to be a growing problem, as a news reports suggest.
Over the last few decades, police intelligence gets better through technological means. Before they used pen and paper, and the only way to cross reference files was by means of filing.
Students at the University of Leicester have started a project working towards launching their very own satellite into Earth's orbit. Over twenty undergraduates from their Physics and Astronomy department at the university are working on the project, named "Plume", helped along by a neighbouring engineering company Magna Parva by donating the main body of the satellite itself.
OK, so maybe "cloudivity" isn't really a word, but it sounds good, doesn't it?I've covered how you can work anywhere using online office suites, and weighing the benefits between cloud and mobile computing.