NTIA seeks volunteers to review broadband applications – Network World

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The NTIA, in a document released this week, asks for people to apply to become volunteer reviewers of the broadband grants. The NTIA’s broadband grant program is part of $7.2 billion that the U.S. Congress approved for broadband in a huge economic stimulus package approved earlier this year. Small Business UC for Dummies: Download now

“As a reviewer, your evaluations will be an important factor considered by NTIA in determining whether to award grant funding,” the NTIA document said. via NTIA seeks volunteers to review broadband applications – Network World. Related articles by Zemanta

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The aim with interactive collaborative maps of this kind is to weave together all of the salient issues, positions and arguments dispersed through the community into a single rich, transparent structure – in which each idea and argument is expressed just once – so that it’s possible to explore all perspectives quickly and gain a good sense of the scope and perceived merits of the different arguments
via What next for newspapers? – Press, Media – The Independent. In “As We May Think,” Vannevar Bush who was Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development during the years America was figuring out the A-bomb in WWII, poses the essential question for our time : How do find tools that allow our human minds to make sense of the firehose of information that is now what we face? Bush referred to all the information as “the record,” and says that we are using outdated methods to organize and make sense of the record (like alphetizing topics in a card catalogue) and we have reached a moment in human history, where we can’t keep up with the burgeoning information and knowledge stream unless we discover tools that let us organize and report what we know in ways that are “as we may think.” That means tools that work to highlight associations and connections between ideas.

Inside Higher Ed :: Easy Targets

Journalists, writers, teachers, students who want to write will find this a good read. Academics discuss the MLA convention and the rocky relationship between journalists and academic writer/scholars. Inside Higher Ed :: Easy Targets

This summarizes their gripes but gives you something to think and even write about Shumway argued that “reporters who cover academics are in competition” with the humanities community for public influence, so it is in journalists’ interest to deny academics the privilege to preach specialized knowledge, and to “create a world where [the journalist’s] own knowledge is enough.”

For their part, the journalists on the panel told the professors that they cannot cling to the elite sensibility that comes with specialized knowledge, and then expect that knowledge to be constantly thrust upon a wide audience.bye for now
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