Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Remote research is cost-effective and produces quick results--and sometimes useful insights that you would not learn from subjects in a controlled setting. Juliette Melton offers practical advice on remote research: How to set it up, useful resources and tools, and how to recruit subjects and put them at ease. This interactive BayCHI session will help you decide when to use remote research and what to expect when you do.
Joel and Jeff discuss the promise and peril of Email (both social and technical), Google Buzz, and the value of training material.
As the release of smart phones and tablet PCs fill technology reports Brian Roberts reminds us that cable TV is still a part of most people's lifestyle. Talking about the development of On Demand television and an impending application store for your TV, the idea of technological convergence between computer and TV seems ever closer. John Battelle challenges Roberts to answer questions on the future of cable in an online video world.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Mac developer Daniel Jalkut to discuss Mac development and the new iPad.
Do great ideas just pop into the heads of lucky geniuses? Getting ideas on a reliable basis is important in a business culture. Brainstorming, although 80 years in existence, is still not well understood. Gayle Curtis explains the rules of brainstorming, or structured ideation, and how proper brainstorming not only promotes ideas, but also promotes a culture of respect, acceptance of points-of-view, and an attitude that continues to foster better ideas.
Just as once we moved from agrarian, home-based apprenticeships to industrial, school-based education, now we're moving to a new kind of education, driven by computers and the internet, customized, interactive, and learner-controlled. Allan Collins explains the pros and cons of the new model, and argues that students around the world are shifting to new, diverse modes of learning.
Joel and Jeff discuss the value of Deep Blue, the Five Whys process, and whether programmers should blog.
Sal Khan's response to the crisis in education is Khanacademy.org, a site that lists a vast and growing collection of his YouTube video lessons in math, physics, chemistry, biology, and economics. In this conversation he discusses his teaching philosophy and methods with host Jon Udell, and explains why he abandoned a career in financial services to become a new kind of teacher.
Dr.Moira Gunn catches up with internet pioneer and author, Jaron Lanier to discuss his new book, You Are Not a Gadget...a Manifesto, where he discusses the technical and cultural problems that can grow out of poorly considered digital design.
Joel and Jeff discuss GitHub, the value of formal code documentation, and how to decide what features belong in the next version of your software.