Latest from Christopher Dawson
Skillsoft takes social learning to a whole new level with inGenius
Skillsoft, a provider of online training and professional development, released a new tool called inGenius earlier last month. Since then, I've had a chance to both talk both product developers at Skillsoft and watch the web application in action and it's clear that Skillsoft is on to something in terms of using social networking paradigms to change the way people, particularly adults, learn with and through each other.
Google Apps updates: Enough to compete with Office 2010?
As with most things in tech, that depends. As Sam Diaz pointed out in his coverage of the updates from the Atmosphere event Monday, "Google has been aggressively targeting its cloud-based Google Apps at the enterprise, hosting events like these to spread the word on the strength of the suite.
Is Microsoft starting a "proxy war" with Google?
What the heck is a proxy war? And why would Microsoft not just have a regular old war-o'-competition with their number one rival? It's an interesting idea floated by Google and the Wall Street Journal this weekend in response to domestic and international antitrust actions that have people asking if Google is the new Microsoft.
Light at the end of the tunnel: driving ed reform with tech
HP wrapped up their Innovations in Education Worldwide Summit on Wednesday. I had the opportunity to speak with both Jim Vanides, HP's Education Program Manager in the Office of Global Social Innovation (I'll translate that into English shortly) and two students who were attending the conference who had some very interesting things to say about social media in schools.