Last week, I presented at The Internet, Policy & Politics Conference to debate whether or not MOOCs will satisfy learning effectiveness, satisfaction, and overall quality. I took note of the opening keynote speech by Dr. Chris Lintott, an astrophysicist and Citizen Science project lead in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Dr. Lintott is the principal investigator of Zooniverse and is also the cofounder of Galaxy Zoo, an online crowdsourcing project where the public can volunteer to classify more than a million galaxies.
A recent Economist blog post entitled, “Google and Android: They have a plan” compelled me to add it as a bookmark, so that at some point in the future, I can compare the status of Google’s advancement on tracking Internet-connected devices and website content, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IOT) coined by Kevin Ashton.
By Dr. Melissa Layne, Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief, Internet Learning Journal
Internet Learning is an open access journal published by American Public University System in partnership with the Policy Studies Organization. Since the publication of our inaugural issue in 2012, we continue to provide and promote scholarship that mirrors our digitized world by:
- Expanding editorial and reviewer boards with highly-regarded experts and visionaries in in the field of online learning
- Broadening our reader and author audience by disseminating scholarship in traditional paper, online, and kindle versions via Westphalia Press
- Striving to make research more visible to readers via press releases, research alerts, social media outlets, and professional blogs
- Utilizing digital publishing tools that promote content marketing, social media engagement, targeting and personalization, conversion rate, and mobile optimization
- Soliciting high quality articles that tell a story by making use of visualization tools, audio, graphic, video, animation, and simulations
- Encouraging authors to self-promote their research through academic-related social networks
In a few short years, Internet Learning has doubled the size of its reviewer board, the members of which come from diverse backgrounds ranging from faculty to academic leaders, published authors, editors, graphic designers, and entrepreneurs.
The Pew Research Center is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee by sponsoring a number of reports this year.
One of these, 15 Theses About the Digital Future resulted from a 2013 survey in which 12,000 people and 2,558 technology experts were posed the question, “Where will we be in 2025?” Co-authors, Janna Anderson, director of Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Project, Pew Research Internet Project Director Lee Raini and Research Assistant Maeve Duggan, identified the respondents through previous Internet research and technology groups.