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The Telecom Digest for November 22, 2012
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Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:02:46 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All By TAMAR LEWIN November 19, 2012 Teaching Introduction to Sociology is almost second nature to Mitchell Duneier, a professor at Princeton: he has taught it 30 times, and a textbook he co-wrote is in its eighth edition. But last summer, as he transformed the class into a free online course, he had to grapple with some brand-new questions: Where should he focus his gaze while a camera recorded the lectures? How could the 40,000 students who enrolled online share their ideas? And how would he know what they were learning? In many ways, the arc of Professor Duneier's evolution, from professor in a lecture hall to online instructor of tens of thousands, reflects a larger movement, one with the potential to transform higher education. Already, a handful of companies are offering elite college-level instruction - once available to only a select few, on campus, at great cost - free, to anyone with an Internet connection. Moreover, these massive open online courses, or MOOCs, harness the power of their huge enrollments to teach in new ways, applying crowd-sourcing technology to discussion forums and grading and enabling professors to use online lectures and reserve on-campus class time for interaction with students. The spread of MOOCs is likely to have wide fallout. Lower-tier colleges, already facing resistance over high tuition, may have trouble convincing students that their courses are worth the price. And some experts voice reservations about how online learning can be assessed and warn of the potential for cheating. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/education/colleges-turn-to-crowd-sourcing-courses.html ***** Moderator's Note ***** Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach teachers to teach. Those who can't teach teachers to teach, administer. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:40:07 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Man convicted of hacking into at&t cell data will appeal Message-ID: <20121122034007.GA5775@telecom.csail.mit.edu> AT&T iPad hacker plans to appeal felony conviction by Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service Andrew Auernheimer found a problem in AT&T's servers that linked iPad users' email addresses with SIM card serial numbers A man who exposed a major privacy weakness that divulged email addresses of iPad users on AT&T's network plans to appeal his conviction on two felony charges. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/112112-atampt-ipad-hacker-plans-to-264460.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:34:00 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon plans to throttle speeds for anti-piracy effort Message-ID: <20121122033400.GA5219@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon will throttle repeat offenders in anti-piracy effort by Jared Newman Verizon home Internet subscribers may get slapped with slower speeds for downloading too much pirated content and ignoring warnings to stop. The company revealed its anti-piracy plans during a panel discussion in New York, TorrentFreak reports. The plans are part of a joint effort by Internet service providers and media companies, known as the Copyright Alert System, to warn and in some cases punish repeat offenders. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2014298/verizon-will-throttle-repeat-offenders-in-anti-piracy-effort.html -or- http://tinyurl.com/d6xqgfy -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 22:51:23 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Lightsquared petitions for NOAA spectrum Message-ID: <20121122035123.GA6369@telecom.csail.mit.edu> LightSquared Petitions for NOAA Spectrum Use This spectrum would replace the 1545-1555 MHz spectrum segment [for] terrestrial purposes LightSquared has filed a Petition for Rulemaking asking the FCC to allocate the 1675-1680 MHz band for terrestrial mobile use. Along with the 1670-1675 MHz spectrum it already has. This spectrum would replace the 1545-1555 MHz spectrum segment [allocated for] terrestrial purposes, avoiding--LightSquared claims--the problems of interference to GPS receivers that have thwarted its efforts to roll out a nationwide wireless network. http://www.tvtechnology.com/distribution/0099/lightsquared-petitions-for-noaa-spectrum-use/216524 -or- http://tinyurl.com/b7whf83 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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