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this week in Webscape. What would you do to get into a top
university? Plenty of schoolchildren sweat for years to
do it, and only a few actually make it. But the internet has a habit of
turning the establishment on its head. We have been studying a
project in California which is throwing the jaws of education wide
open. Stanford University, home to many of America's brightest minds.
In the heart of Silicon Valley, it has long served as a breeding
ground for technological whiz-kids. Getting in there is no mean feat
Cup, only around one in 14 applicants make the grade and then
they have to fund it. A four-year education costs $160,000. But there
is a way to sample stand the's academic excellence even if you do
not have the economic or intellectual prowess to compete
with the elite. One Professor from Stanford is on a mission to make a
top-notch education available to anyone, anywhere for nothing. This
is the University which he built - Udemy. No lecture halls, no
professors. -- Udacity. Udemy is a player on the way it audacity,
appropriate for a company looking to overhaul higher learning as we
know it. Education, the same as university qualifications, to
everyone in the world for free. I take issue with an education system
that is expensive and exclusive. Students watch tutorials and master
concepts by taking frequent quizzes and having homework. The classroom
setting is not great for most students, too fast. Rather than
taking the time it takes to make a student strong, they give them bad
grades, which is discouraging. Udacity goes a case beat which is
right for people. And she would expect from a stand that inspired
education, the courses are not for the faint-hearted. Five weeks into
my course I have done some coding, written some basic programmes but I
have also missed dental appointments, gym visits and I am
to units behind. I definitely underestimated the time commitment.
It is no surprise that the drop-out rate is very steep. But for those
who stay the course, a certificate, useful for potential employers, not
to mention a wise business move for the company. We are currently
working on methods to get to see these two employers. In the
classical model it costs more than $1,000. If they were to pay $100
for each referral, we would have everything finance. The Professor
and his team educate the world from this unassuming studio. Everything
goes quite radically. technology is also fairly basic. A
pentane that, microphone and video recorder. -- a pen tablet. It
allows students to learn at their own pace, making it more effective
than a lecture hall. I ask the students a question and wait for
each one to get the answer right. In the classroom, the top two or
three students reply and that's it and all the other students are left
behind. The impact is undeniable. It opened for me the door to a vast
amount of knowledge for my research. It has assisted to my research into
computer vision. People of all ages in all countries - Bangladesh s,
and China, Sudan. People in hospital, single mothers - people
who could never afford education. All those people deserve a chance
and that is what we stand for. its worldwide reach, it is no
surprise that these massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have made
in reds. It also acts as a market case where anyone can build them
online course, set a price and coasted through the side. The
University of Phoenix is even better established, presenting
courses with the added promise of accreditation. MIT recently put
their first course on MITx, their online learning side. Checkout i
tunes University, a showcase for three lectures and other resources
in thousands of subject. But how do these two will stack up against
traditional education. This educational psychologist sees them
as a complement to the classroom, not a replacement. There are also a
lot of people not sure what they want to learn, particularly the
young. They need more encouragement, more support. More of a sense of
belonging to a community. Stanford the students seemed to
agree, embracing the idea of online courses but recognising their
limitations. I think education is a great thing, so for people to want
to take the stand for it causes is great. I have had many friends
embracing this idea of on online course accessed from anywhere. I
like the idea myself as well. think they should definitely try it.
A but just be collecting good data about it and hopefully the right
people are studying it. Which is exactly stand third's approach.
MOOCs are online, growing and still evolving. We are at the beginning.
And there are lots of questions. What are we trying to do, had we
serve the world? How do we said our and students? And D we have a
strong direction? These programmes are poised to change the education
landscape forever. If you are going to lecture to 500 students and not
be clear, you have got your competition set-up for you. You'd
better bring something else to your game. Reporting from California on
the new online by the leak classrooms. Dexter, this week's
The court asked the firm to hand over tweets associated with an
activist who took part in the Occupy Wall Street protests. The
micro-blogging site says that its terms of service make clear that
uses only content they produce. A trial has begun in Germany over
the head of a video on demand website. Uses accuse the man of
breaching copyright laws. The site is now closed but it used to get
thousands of visits every day. It comes off the back of last week's
High Court ruling in Britain that The Pirate Bay must be blocked by
UK internet service providers. Facebook has been busy on the up
front. It announced its own App Centre. All are united by the
option to look into Facebook. That gives Facebook more data about its
user base, allowing ever more tied in ads. Facebook has also snapped
up Glancee, a location app. And the professor behind the story
we just heard about it does not need to get behind the wheel of his
largest -- latest project. Driverless vehicles. The car mashes
up Google Street View, sensors and AI Software. The US is even issued
a special licence. The first to hit the road will be a souped-up Toyota
Prius. I find myself using my desktop PC
less and less these days. I do most of my work on a laptop. But when I
wanted to print something, I also want to be able to do it straight
from one of these. Fortunately, there are plenty of printers around
which allow me to do just that and more.
Today's printers come with more bells and whistles than the Rio
Carnival. But the first thing you need to decide his laser or ink.
Laser printers are much faster but more expensive feature for feature.
Most home users generally careful ink jet. -- generally go for a chat.
The cost to the new Brad Pitt cartridges may be more expensive
than the printer itself and if you print teases a single cartridge for
colour printing, wants any one, runs out, you have to use the --
replace the whole thing. The higher the printer's resolution, the
better the end result. If you're planning and printing a lot of
photos, choose one with more dots per inch. And to look out for
duplex printing for documents which means that both sides of the page
will be used. On to more advanced features. Printers have evolved
from dumb boxes waiting for instructions to independent
thinking machines capable of printing pictures straight from any
camera or USB key-ring. The latest crop of printers are even smarter,
collect -- connecting to various online services and printing your
pictures without ever touching a PC. Wireless printers can talk to
several devices on a personal network and print straight from a
mobile phone tablet or laptop. On a mobile app will device, this is
done through AirPrint, which works with almost no set-up. But it can't
print from third party apps. To do this, you will need to install a
separate printing out, like Printer Pro. AirPrint does not work on an
Apple. To print while Leslie from one of these, you will need to
install various drivers. How about commanding your printer from the
other side of the world? There are two ways to do this. Something
called e-mail to print firstly which means your printer get its
own e-mail address. Send it almost anything from almost anywhere and
people spit it out for you. -- it will spit it out. And look out for
this local of -- logo - Google Cloud Print. This can be linked to
tea recount and enable you to print from anywhere. First, register your
account on your Printer and a ball played -- print a page with the URL.
You can use Google Cloud Print with all the printers as long as it is
connected to a computer that is our mind. For now, you can only use
this service to the chrome browser -- through the Chrome browser.
Thence to the cameras on our mobile phones, we are now snapping more
than we used to. And these more diminutive printers can print a
mobile picture. You can Dockery I phone on to this one and print
instantly. This can then print it comes with 10 gigabytes of Klout
space. -- can then print it. It can print a photo in under a minute.
The company that invented instant photos over 60 years ago is also in
the business. This rechargeable poor road Printer is very light and
portable. It can print about 35 for photographs with one full charge.
It can connected to any PC while Leslie or to a Barba device which
Bluetooth and print using the Polaroid app.
The shop's stock a huge range of wireless printers. From small ones
to beat one's. -- big ones. If you missed our list of features, go to
the website. E-mail might be considered a little
old fashioned but it is still very popular. Around 294 billion
messages are sent around the world every day. Most of them to my Inbox.
Keeping on top of it all can be a struggle. But Kate Russell has
found a tool which turned managing your mail into eight-game. -- into
any game. I'd like a challenge, but clearing
my Inbox is more like torture. That was before I discovered the e-mail
game, which tend to e-mail into a Gay interface. -- game like
interface. The way you deal with your messages
does not change very much. But the time of lens a sense of urgency to
the process. There are patches and rewards for performance. You can
even compete against to own previous high scores.
If you like listening to radio, you will love TuneIn .com, with quick
online access to global and local stations covering music, sport,
news and current events. With over 50 stations to -- 50,000 stations
to choose from, you may not want to leave your desk. Unless you take
advantage of the mobile apps. When the first launch it, you will see a
message that streaming radio can eat up to 100 megabytes of data per
hour. Which could get expensive. You can switch the actor Wi-Fi only
mode and then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show. They
also podcasts queued up were available and you can record your
streaming radio while on Wi-Fi to listen to later on. It is a small
price to pay for the best of both worlds.
If our package about pod casting inspired you to make your own, I
have been looking at ways to get it out the world. There are many sites
and tools to help to create a feat, but the easiest I have come across
is Podbean .com. Publishing on this site is a lot like publishing on
any blogging -- blogging platform. But you get automatic options for
publishing your work on iTunes. You'll need to have created a
report cast in a format are supported by an iTunes, then check
the way it will look under the Settings tab. You can also make a
Facebook feed and that given embed codes to use on a website or blog.
The website will get you started but has limited storage than wit.
With a pro account, you can make your own Android app.
The world seems obsessed with taking ensuring voters are mine.
250 million up photos are uploaded to Facebook every day. This week,
the battle of the photo showing apps stepped up a gear with a
couple of notable releases. Less than a mont than a monthelling out a
billion dollars for Instagram, Facebook has added some filters to
its own app which allows access to the social platform for devices
that are not smartphones. Twitpic announced its new i phone app which
makes uploading and during the photos on Twitter more -- easier
than ever. You can put these apt to good use with a new campaign,
inviting the bought to capture a moment in their life and showed
through a d a y .org. -- share it through ADAY.org.
Can an internet connection be all you need to get an Ivy League education? Plus the team checks out the latest wireless printers. Includes tech news and web reviews.