Wednesday, November 24, 2010

George Siemens and Knowledge

Technologies for Learning

eLearnSpace - everything elearning

Complexive Systems

Learning Technologies Centre, University of Manitoba, Canada

Elearnspace: learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community - (The Top 200 Education Blogs:

2006: Book Knowing Knowledge by George Siemens, (.pdf)

2009: Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning by George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger, (.pdf)
- HTML :

"Without a narrative, life has no meaning. Without meaning, learning has no purpose". Neil Postman


Project 12097/ ISBN 978-3-8433-6391-4

Your project #12097 has been published‏.


date Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM
subject FW: Your project #12097 has been published

From: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG
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Dear author,
Your project "New Technologies in Education and Research", with the project number 12097, and ISBN 978-3-8433-6391-4, has been sent for publication.

I-26 martie 2010, II-2 oct., III-5 oct., IV-14 oct., V-24 nov.


Introduction and Motivation
-Languages and Technologies
-Computer - a new vision of education, research and innovation
-Computer and Knowledge
-Teaching and Learning
-The 21st Century School

1. From Information Society Technologies to Knowledge Society
2. E-Learning Technologies – Achievements and Perspectives
3. Scientific Knowledge and Solving Problems: Modelling, Representation, and Processing
4. SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) Language for 2D Graphics in XML and Applications
5. Case study: Educational Projects and Experience of Implementation
6. CNIV and ICVL Projects-New Technologies in Education and Research
7. Case study: Educational Software in the World
8. 2010: Year of Mathematics in Romania. Mathematical Gazette at 115 anniversary
9. Using statistical software in analyzing information
10. The Potential of Collaborative Augmented Reality in Education
11. ABBYY recognition technologies – ideal alternative to manual data entry. Automating processing of exam tests

A) Online EDUCA Berlin
B) BETT London - Modern technologies for education and research development
C) ICL: Interactive Conference on Computer Aided Learning - Austria
D) Resource - Fundamentals of Virtual Learning, Technological Knowledge

The author would like to express their gratitude to Prof. Grigore Albeanu, Prof. Radu Jugureanu, Prof. Mircea Popovici, Prof. Ion Roceanu, Prof. Adrian Adăscăliţei, Prof. Olimpius Istrate, Prof. Cătălin Radu, and Prof. Adriana Sarah Nica.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Learning and Knowledge in the 21st Century

The Development Equation by
- Mr. Arif Jinha GID, University of Ottawa, CA
- Professor Moustapha Diack, Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, USA

1. Universities, Knowledge and Development:

2. The Development Equation/Proposed Indicators and Conceptual Maps:


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Drupal for Virtual Learning And Higher Education

Drupalcamp Timisoara 2010 06/06/10

Drupal Romania Association

Drupal for Virtual Learning And Higher Education
by Gabriel Dragomir - Drupal Development


- DrupalCamp Timisoara 2010 -
- Drupal Romania Association -

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cloud Computing vs. Research and Education.

What is Cloud Computing?

"Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand, like the electricity grid. Cloud computing is a natural evolution of the widespread adoption of virtualization, Service-oriented architecture and utility computing.

- 1960, John McCarthy "computation may someday be organized as a public utility".

Definition of Cloud Computing: (Steve Baca)

2008: HP, Intel and Yahoo! Create Global Cloud Computing Research Test Bed
HP, Intel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced the creation of a global, multi-data center, open source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research and education. The goal of the initiative is to promote open collaboration among industry, academia and governments by removing the financial and logistical barriers to research in data-intensive, Internet-scale computing.

A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach to Cloud Computing:

"Cloud computing holds real promise for enterprises, SMBs, as well as the ISVs and individual developers serving them. To help organizations realize the promise and avoid the perils of cloud computing, rPath’s Cloud Computing Adoption Model provides a pragmatic, actionable, step-by-step framework for achieving measurable benefits now, while laying the foundation for the strategic benefits of a cloud infrastructure over time".

Cloud Computing Technology:
"Cloud computing is Internet-based ("cloud") development and use of computer technology ("computing"). The cloud is a metaphor for the Internet (based on how it is depicted in computer network diagrams) and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals. It is a style of computing in which IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service” allowing users to access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without knowledge of, expertise with, or control over the technology infrastructure that supports them. According to a 2008 paper published by IEEE Internet Computing "Cloud Computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, table computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors, etc."
Cloud computing is a general concept that incorporates software as a service (SaaS), Web 2.0 and other recent, well-known technology trends, in which the common theme is reliance on the Internet for satisfying the computing needs of the users. For example, Google Apps provides common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers"


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

E-Learning Awards: 2010 London

E-Learning Award winners. (London): e.learning age

Learning. Development. Technology:

The E-Learning Awards showcased the astonishing range and quality of e-learning with the private, public and not for profit sectors all being well represented


Best e-learning project securing widespread adoption
1. Gold Winner: SEI – The Romanian IT-based Education System
2. Silver Winner: GlobalEnglish Corporation and ArcelorMittal
3. Bronze Winner: e-Learning for Healthcare: e-Learning Anaesthesia

-, SIVECO România, medalia de aur la eLearning Awards pentru programul SEI



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

US-China Education Review

US-China Education Review.
From Knowledge to Wisdom (ISSN 1548-6613)

US-China Education Review. is published monthly in hard copy and online by David Publishing Company, Illinois 60048, USA.

US-China Education Review, a monthly professional academic journal, covers all sorts of researches on Higher Education Research, Educational Theory, Psychological Research, Educational Management, Teacher’s Education Research, Curriculum and Teaching Research, and Educational Technology, as well as other issues.


Agriculture-Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology
Architecture-Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Business & Economics-Chinese Business Review
Chinese-USA Business Review
Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing
Chemistry-Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Computer Science-Journal of Computer Technology and Application, USA
Journal of Communication and Computer, USA
Education-US-China Education Review
Languages-US-China Foreign Language
Sino-US English Teaching
Law & Political Sciences-US-China Law Review
Journal of China Lawyer and Jurist
Journal of US-China Public Administration
Life & Medical Sciences-Journal of US-China Medical Science
Journal of Life Sciences
Technology and Engineering-Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Journal of Materials Science and Engineering
Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering

Monday, November 15, 2010

Black Hole - The 30-year-old object

Nov. 15, 2010 - RELEASE : 10-299
NASA'S Chandra Finds Youngest Nearby Black Hole

"The 30-year-old object is a remnant of SN 1979C, a supernova in the galaxy M100 approximately 50 million light years from Earth. Data from Chandra, NASA's Swift satellite, the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton and the German ROSAT observatory revealed a bright source of X-rays that has remained steady during observation from 1995 to 2007. This suggests the object is a black hole being fed either by material falling into it from the supernova or a binary companion."



Note: Astronomy Picture of the Day


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Balada celui care sunt

Ştefan Hruşcă
- Balada celui care sunt

-Fuego & Stefan Hrusca - Trei crai de la rasarit
- Colinde STEFAN HRUSCA - "Deschide nana usile"
- "O, ce veste minunata" live 2009 Bucuresti --- Fuego - O CE VESTE MINUNATA!

Merg pe drumul meu cântând,
sunt şi umbră, sunt şi gând,
sunt şi pasăre şi zbor,
urc la stele şi cobor
şi-s la voia tuturor...

Trec la vale, trec la deal,
sunt şi prag şi ideal,
sunt si cântec şi fior
pentru fiecare dor
şi-s la voia tuturor.

Sunt şi lacrimă şi stea,
viaţa n-are cum să-mi stea,
nici fărâmă de cuvânt,
cum să mi se piardă-n vânt,
vama celui care sunt

Merg pe drumul meu cel drept
şi iubirea mi-o aştept
cu un braţ de liliac,
să-i fac dorului pe plac
şi nicicum nu pot să tac

Ard ca focul fără gaz
să-i fac morţii în necaz,
iar din cerul incolor,
cad ca ploaia fără nor
şi-s la voia tuturor...

De nimic nu mă feresc,
din lumină scad şi cresc
precum apa de izvor
când se-adună în ulcior
şi-s la voia tuturor ...

Update: COLINDE. Concert 9 decembrie ora 20,00, Sala Palatului

... Ştefan Hruşcă -Trecerea prin anotimpuri ...
- Trei crai, Trei pastori, Ce-ati vazut pastori

O ce veste minunată! (Fuego - O CE VESTE MINUNATA!)

O ce veste minunată
Lângă Betleem s-arată
Cerul stralucea
Îngerii veneau
Pe-o rază curată.

Păstorilor din câmpie
Le vesteşte-o bucurie
Ca-ntr-un mic lăcaş
Lan’g acel oras
S-a născut Mesia.

În coliba păstorească
Vrut-a Domnul să se nască
Fiul său cel sfânt
Nouă pe pământ
Să ne mântuiască

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Premiile CNIV 2010


- Rezultate (pdf) | Premii de excelenţă (pdf) | Tabelul voturilor (pdf)
- Premierea CNIV 2010 - Premierea va avea aloc loc LUNI, 15 nov. 2010, ora 14,30 la Universitatea din Bucureşti, Facultatea de Chimie, etaj I, Laboratorul de informatică


NOTA: CNIV & ICVL 2011 se vor desfasura la Universitatea "Babeş-Bolyai" Cluj-Napoca, Facultatea de Matematică şi Informatică: (28-29 oct. 2011)

Monday, November 8, 2010

MIT News - P vs. NP

MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

"The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century".

1. P vs. NP -

2. A new target for cancer drugs -

3. Neurons work like a chain of dominos to control action sequences -
- The song of the zebra finch lasts about 1 second, and consists of multiple syllables whose timing is almost precisely the same from one performance to the next.
Video: Dan Rubin/MIT

4. Computational Physiology and Clinical Inference Group -
- Professor George C. Verghese discusses research and education in his group that develops and applies computational models of human physiology for clinical monitoring and inference.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ultimul spectacol pentru Adrian Păunescu

Un ocean de oameni ... românii au dat un ultim spectacol pentru Adrian Păunescu: Uniunea scriitorilor, Ateneul Român, Biserica Boteanu, Cimitirul Bellu. FLACĂRA lui Păunescu.

PORUMBELUL ... veghează"Adrian Păunescu a fost o Flacără. Ultimele sale gânduri au fost îndreptate către ţară, pentru că Adrian Păunescu suferea nu de cord, ci de o altă maladie, fără leac".(

... am fost în acel ocean ...
[media ... detalii ... ADIO ...]

O dorinţă a lui A.P.:
să-i scrie pe cruce

"Păunescu odihneşte lângă Mihai Eminescu". (

"Eu sunt bolnav de Dumneavoastră, Ţară,
Eu sunt bolnav de Dumneavoastră, Neam

Friday, November 5, 2010

Adrian Păunescu a plecat lângă Eminescu

Vineri, 5 noiembrie 2010 ora 7,15. Adrian Păunescu (1943-2010).

"Înmormântat lângă Eminescu, Marin Preda şi Nichita Stănescu" (La 6,5 metri de Eminescu,


... DE CE AI PLECAT MAESTRE? Ai trait mai mult pentru oameni, pentru cultură şi pentru ROMÂNIA.

OMUL CARE A ÎNVĂŢAT ROMÂNIA SĂ CÂNTE ... Scrisoare tatei (Ana-Maria Păunescu,

"Generaţia în blugi te salută, maestre!" (

... în perioada 1980-1985 am înregistrat pe bandă magnetică (casete audio) fenomenul "CENACLUL FLACĂRA" (înfiinţat în septembrie 1973 şi închis în 1985, la Ploieşti; s-au desfăşurat peste 1600 de spectacole; s-a realizat şi filmul "Te salut, generaţie în blugi" regizor Cornel Diaconu), poate un analog al "Internetului de azi" pentru tineri ... un mod de a face cultură şi educaţie ... acesta a fost creat şi întreţinut de Adrian Păunescu ... să-i dăm poetului ce-i al lui: CENACLUL FLACĂRA ... un focar de cultură ... transmitea tinerilor trăiri intense ... poezii, melodii, trăiri şi iubire ... DOVADĂ ...

"Adrian Păunescu a fost atins de Flacăra geniului ... " Cristian Tudor Popescu, RTV, 5 nov. 2010.

A rămas poetul Adrian Păunescu, omul, aşa e sortit, să se ducă. Pentru mine este un moment mai mult decât greu şi nu-mi găsesc cuvintele. Noi ne-am cunoscut demult. Împreuă am pornit Cenaclul Flacăra. Am avut cu el nopţi de poezie, drumuri lungi împreună. A plecat dintre noi cel mai mare poet contemporan”. Tudor Gheorghe

"Lumea uită ce a însemnat Cenaclul Flacăra atunci, pentru tinerii de atunci. Tinerii de azi nu înţeleg ce a însemnat această mişcare. Din păcate, lumea l-a uitat pe poetul Adrian Păunescu. Dar el rămâne aici, în inima şi gândul nostru. A fost simbolul unei generaţii care nu avea unde să meargă în altă parte"

Adrian Păunescu - Repetabila povară

Rugă pentru părinţi (Adrian Păunescu) | Ştefan Hruşcă - Rugă pentru părinţi (muzica:

Enigmatici şi cuminţi,
Terminându-şi rostul lor,
Lângă noi se sting şi mor,
Dragii noştri, dragi părinţi.

Chiamă-i Doamne înapoi
Că şi-aşa au dus-o prost,
Şi fă-i tineri cum au fost,
Fă-i mai tineri decât noi.

Pentru cei ce ne-au făcut
Dă un ordin, dă ceva
Să-i mai poţi întârzia
Să o ia de la început.

Au plătit cu viaţa lor
Ale fiilor erori,
Doamne fă-i nemuritori
Pe părinţii care mor.

Ia priviţi-i cum se duc,
Ia priviţi-i cum se sting,
Lumânări în cuib de cuc,
Parcă tac, şi parcă ning.

Plini de boli şi suferind
Ne întoarcem în pământ,
Cât mai suntem, cât mai sunt,
Mângâiaţi-i pe părinţi.

E pământul tot mai greu,
Despărţirea-i tot mai grea,
Sărut-mâna, tatăl meu,
Sărut-mâna, mama mea.

Dar de ce priviţi asa,
Fata mea şi fiul meu,
Eu sunt cel ce va urma
Dragii mei mă duc şi eu.

Sărut-mâna, tatăl meu,
Sărut-mâna, mama mea.
Rămas bun, băiatul meu,
Rămas bun, fetiţa mea,

Tatăl meu, băiatul meu,
Mama mea, fetiţa mea.

Adrian Paunescu - poezie

Trilulilu - George Nicolescu- Ordinea de zi - Muzică;. Versuri: Adrian Păunescu
George Nicolescu- Ordinea de zi