CollaborateCom: 2013 ~Call for Papers~

================================================================= IEEE CollaborateCom 2013: The 9th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing 20-23 October 2013 Austin, Texas, United States http://www.collaboratecom.org/ ==================================================================   ~IMPORTANT DATES-Workshop and tutorial proposal: March 15th, 2013 Posters and panel proposal: March 15th, 2013 Workshop CFP announced: March 29th, 2013 Abstract submission: July 19th, 2013 Full Paper submission: July 26th, 2013  Call for Papers ### Scope ### Over the last two decades, many organizations and individuals have relied on electronic collaboration between distributed teams of humans, computer applications, and/or autonomous robots to achieve higher productivity and produce joint products that would have been impossible to develop without the contributions of multiple collaborators. Technology has evolved from standalone tools, to open systems supporting collaboration in multi-organizational settings, and from general purpose tools to specialized collaboration grids. Future collaboration solutions that fully realize the promises of electronic collaboration require advancements in networking, technology and systems, user […]

Call for Papers ~ 2013 World e-Learning Conference

E-LEARN 2013 – World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education Las Vegas, Nevada: October 21-25, 2013 E-Learn–World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning. This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

New & Improved!

The migration of content from Joomla to WordPress is underway! I am excited about the possibilities with this new website/blog/e-portfolio. ~G. Andrew Page

Stop the Cyborgs! Notes on Adopting Augmented Reality

 About a year ago, right after the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, I bit the bullet and adopted a pair of the Vuzix ”Smart” glasses to personally test how they could potentially be factored into a positive educational context. After all, this emerging technology had received glowing reviews. However, I was not impressed. These smart glasses allow for the user to view a tiny screen (duo or monocle) and listen to audio. I am thinking that this will allow me to watch a movie or video on my next plane excursion, delve further into the world of Augmented Reality (AR), and I could razzle dazzle faculty at an upcoming workshop about incorporating AR. (Link to this embedded presentation)     Augmented Reality eyewear (Vuzix) My Reaction Well, at the time, and I do think this is key, the glasses were too heavy for my nose and ears to manage this lightweight frame. […]

Link High-Tech Skills to Good Judgment ~ An Essay

This is a REPOST from an editorial “Compass” piece in the Anchorage Daily News.  Why are people making such poor choices with technology? The latest ethical episode involving Congressman Weiner is a prime example of misusing technology. Another is Sarah Palin’s use of taxpayer computers to communicate personal email messages. In addition to these abuses, there have been numerous cases of cyberbullying, identity theft, Internet predators, invasions of privacy and violence related to social technology. Common Sense Media, www. commonsensemedia.org/teen-social-media, recently published a study on social networking and the extent and potential impact of this medium on your child’s life. Findings include: “Just 16 percent of parents think their child has shared information they would not normally share with the public (actually 28 percent have)” and “23 percent of parents say their children log in to social networking sites more than once a day” (51 percent do). Parents do have […]

Aurora March 17th 2013

 This was the most brilliant display of the Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights” that I have ever witnessed in person. 3 hours of photographs.  Below is one of the 565 photos I was able to shoot.  The trailer to the time-enhanced video (1:28) can be viewed below. Northern Lights over Anchorage

Skype

We can only advance as quickly and effectively as we can communicate our ideas. Skype is one means for achieving this result.