Wednesday, 8 May 2013

QR Code

What it is a QR code?

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional bar code) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. Bar codes are optical machine-readable labels attached to items that record information related to the item. It was initially patented; however, its patent holder has chosen not to exercise those rights.[1] Recently, the QR Code system has become popular outside the automotive industry due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square grid on a white background. The information encoded may be made up of four standardized types ("modes") of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte / binary, Kanji) or, through supported extensions, virtually any type of data.[2]

Sheepish Penguin QR...

Why you need a QR code for websites? 

Friday, 3 May 2013


ICT - What is it?

ICT is an acronym that stands for Information Communications Technology

However, apart from explaining an acronym, there is not a universally accepted definition of ICT? Why? Because the concepts, methods and applications involved in ICT are constantly evolving on an almost daily basis. Its difficult to keep up with the changes - they happen so fast.

It stands for "Information and Communication Technologies." ICT refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. It is similar to Information Technology (IT), but focuses primarily on communication technologies. This includes the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums.


It was pleasure to be part of this module because it helps me to discover what I did not know.
Thanks to Dr. Zinn.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Web 2.0 tools

Web 2.0 is about revolutionary new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content online. It's also about ease of use. There's no need to download, and teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes. Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all.

The term Web 2.0 was coined in 1999 to describe web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites. It is closely associated with Tim O'Reilly because of the O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference which was held in late 2004.[1][2] Although Web 2.0 suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specification, but rather to cumulative changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Why is Wikipedia so helpful?

It is because Wikipedia has so many information. It's an encyclopedia. The wiki was soon introduced. The 'pedia' was made from encyclopedia. That's why it is so helpful and information grows on there every minute of the day. 

Wiki is helpful! But still there are some criticisms. Let's find out.

Wikipedia: Helpful, If Used with Care

Video on wikipedia

Friday, 12 April 2013


What is the impact of e-book on libraries and publishers?

Barbara Fister spoke next very briefly.  The publishing industry is facing some huge problems in that they’re trying to allow for an antiquated business model that does not really work for digital content.  The use of publishing text books and eBooks and trying to make money, do not sign anything that won’t let you share content.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Social media in public libraries

The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media

The American Library Association (ALA) released a report earlier this year entitled The 2012 State of America’s Libraries. The report states that "Facebook and Twitter in particular have proven themselves useful tools not only in publicizing the availability of online collections, but also in building trusted relationships with users."


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Internet Filtering

Video Filtering - Parental Controls for Online Video

Parental Controls for YouTube - Watch Only the Best YouTube Has to Offer!

YouTube is filled with entertaining and educational videos, but it's also filled with videos that contain inappropriate content for kids—including pornography. While most video filters only block YouTube, Safe Eyes filters out the bad videos and lets your kids enjoy the good ones.

What do you want to protect?

Protect Your Children!

An open Internet is unsafe for children and parenting in this digital age is difficult. We provide tools for parents to control unwanted content and provide a safe Internet for your family.
K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.