Cybernation Notes

  • How technology has changed our Education

     I was raised in Brazil, but I've been living in Canada for 4 years, I am focusing in the Brazilian part of my cullture, specially with all the changes that is happening there lately. Technology plays a big role in how I've have been learning throughout my life, as we all know every country on earth have been reforming our education. We are figuring out a way to teach our young generation on how we educate them in a way that they will be able to takeover our economy and everything else we have built so far. We have been failing when thinking that the way to go is the way we use to teach in the past. One of the problem is that education back them “was designed and conceived for a different age.” (RSA, 2010)\n\n Back on that time of period the education was built for people with a different mentality from nowadays. In the 19th century public education for many people was as an impossible task to do so, for example a lot of people would think that educating a street kid was a waste of time, this is known as an “assumption of social structure and capacity” (RSA, 2010). It was just then that people realized that they were already judging people in an academic standard view, dividing people between the not smart and those who are smart, many people suffered from that kind of judgment. Education from that time to now is built on “industrialization and in the image of it” (RSA, 2010), this is basically an assumption that the way to go to teach kids is to separate the education in module of learning and divide them in ages.\n\n This technique for teaching and educating society is just now changing slowly to a different path, people are finally able to realize that maybe separating kids, forcing them into a system that might not take the full potential of their brain power is maybe not the way to go. That’s when the technology comes in and starts to revolutionized the way we are learning, organizations now for example are starting to publish free courses and lessons that are available for free to anyone around the world. “Organizations such as edX, Coursera, Udacity, Saylor, OLI and a range of others like the United Kingdom’s long-established Open University will continue to create and refine an ever-larger catalog of college courses that anyone in the world with an Internet connection can take, for free.” (Carey, 2015) The experience from this courses are familiar with the experience we have with college and universities. A lot of people are even saying that Universities and Colleges are coming to an end.\n\n MOOC (massive, open, online, course), “is a response to the challenges faced by organizations and distributed disciplines at a time of information overload” (Cormier, 2010), this is an example on how now people are just going after information without being forced to follow a system, a MOOC is free, open online to anyone that has access to the internet, it’s not just a course, it’s a way to engage and network and learn by studying and sharing information with people. Nowadays with such online freedom, people are starting to go online not only to browse around, but to learn and get involved with what’s going on with the world around them. Like everything in the world, an organization has to survive somehow, and MOOC’s organizations that have been created, still not able to identify a way on how they are going to survive since they have no monetary gain, “the biggest knock against them is that there is, as yet, no appreciable business plan for how they’re supposed to make money.” (Charbonneau, 2013)\n\n "},{"left":"Why classmint as a creative?","righ

  • Augmented Reality

    Augmented reality is when \"digital information is overlayed on to the actual physical world\" (Mashable, 2015)\n\n\"You might think augmented reality is the way of the future, but really, it has its roots in the 20th century. Morton Heilig, the \"Father of Virtual Reality,\" patented the Sensorama Stimulator, which he called an \"experience theater,\" on Aug. 28, 1962. Over time, the idea of using technology to create a layer over the real world has been honed and refined and put in our palms, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones.\" (Drell, 2012)\n\nSo now when I think about Augmented reality, I think about snapchat right away, Basically the new update on snapchat in which we can put ourselves with different faces is a form of Augmented reality.\n\nVirtual Reality on the other hand doesn’t attempt to add to reality, but change it completely. An example of virtual reality is \"Second Life\", the largest 3D virtual world ever created by users (Second Life, 2012)\n\nThe Augment allows anyone to see how certain things would fit in any environment. This gives an opportunity for some people to be a part of a more interactive experience between real and fictional world.\n\nOne such app that does that is snapchat, which provides vast options of characterization for their users to interact with other users."},{"left":"App that I've decided to

  • Discussion3

    Social Media","right":"According to the article ‘Social Media Will Change Your Business’, Baker says blogs are still ongoing and have power in the market. However, social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are the new leaders of the business world (Baker, 2008). Nowadays, young generation use social media more than blogs when they have to search information. People use social media as a tool of social interaction, but its function is more than just connection between people and people. Now we cannot say business without social media. Also, if we look up Infographic ‘How Companies and Customers Are bringing Support into Social Media’, it is obvious how big its impact is. It says people interact with brands more often on Facebook compared to other platforms, and they seek out news and discounts and show their support (Zendesk, n.d.). However, as social media growing up, the companies should keep their professional online identity as well as real-world identity. From the article ‘How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life’, Ronson explains the importance of self-expression on social media. Based on what people said, the individuals’ identities are built up, and sometimes even single word can ruin the people’s life (Ronson, 2015). It applied to business as well. Currently in Korea, \\#MeToo movement is very active. In this situation, one of Korean telecommunications companies SKT made sexism slogan for their advertisement. It spread out fast among young people through KakaoTalk, Facebook, and Instagram. As a result, many people switched their phone company (SKT) to another one."},{"left":"Concl

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