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Issue 202: iSGTW 24 November 2010

Teaching gets a “Second Life

Imagine getting up in front of a classroom full of young students, and trying to keep their attention amidst all the electronic gadgets that students carry these days.

Taking the axiom “if you can’t beat them, join them” to heart, a new initiative is trying to create a learning platform that combines interactive 3D graphics, game and simulation technology, voice chat, and digital media with collaborative online classrooms.

The idea to make the classroom grab student in the same way that today’s video games grab and keep a player’s attention. So, instead of trying to compete against new technologies to maintain students’ attention, teachers use the technologies to their advantage, with tools similar to popular games such as Second Life.

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SuperComputing 2010 comes to a close

Read on to get our impressions from SuperComputing 2010.

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Cloud computing

Clouds are rising

Are grid-users interested in using cloud technologies?

Find out what StratusLab discovered when they surveyed over 200 people in grid.

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Link of the week

Haiku winners

After rigorous scrutiny (otherwise known as “Hey, that sounds cool, I think I’ll publish it”), here are the winning entries from our first-ever computing haiku contest.

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Image of the week

The Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition

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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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