This webinar is hosted in English
Mobility, and the Social Cloud by Steve Tuffill
During the recent several years, computing and the use of devices for sharing information and connecting with other human beings has changed dramatically. We have seen an exponential change not only in bandwidth but also availability of storage, both local and also in what is now known as "The Cloud". Computing "speak" now includes magical words like terabyte, petabytes and gigaflops which are now heard in common parlance. Other features of this dramatic change include the introduction of smart and more intuitive software that is easy to use and more comprehensive, and easily available to many more people in more countries across the globe.
The effects this has had on the way that the world uses computers has been dramatic, but education too, has been changed forever. There is now new methodology that makes the classroom of today much more amenable and capable of peopling it with faces from a far wider global perspective than ever before. The significance of this changes not only the way that we teach and learn, but also the subject matter has changed to be more comprehensive than before, since it now includes a figure closer to the hundred percent of the population of the world. Also, technology has moved forward with language interpretation and we are seeing a modern Babylon take shape. Language translation is becoming automatic and this reduces the effort required for people to communicate with each other.
This will explore the avenues that have changed, the new territories that have opened up and the new mobility, coupled with new concepts we have for social connections and the way that this connects us together in the Cloud.
Steve Tuffill has been writing professionally since 1998. He is an experienced technical and creative writer who has worked in computer, sound and video technology for many years. He has experience with PCs, Macs and UNIX. Steve started writing in school, continuing his lifelong education by traveling around the world. Steve speaks four European languages apart from English. He holds an English degree.
Steve is writing a fictional novel, which spans several centuries and deals with themes of reincarnation.