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Academic Spring: Phase Two

Edward Fullbrook | Real-World Economics Review Blog | May 7, 2012

[The UK] Minister of State for Universities and Science announced last week that beginning in the near future all UK publicly funded academic research will be available on the Web free of charge to anyone anywhere in the world.  This is not a politician’s pipe dream; Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has already been hired to set it up. Read More »

It’s ‘Digital Heroin’: How Screens Turn Kids into Psychotic Junkies

Nicholas Kardaras, | New York Post | August 27, 2016

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits — so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball. She started letting John play different educational games on his iPad. Eventually, he discovered Minecraft, which the technology teacher assured her was “just like electronic Lego.” Remembering how much fun she had as a child building and playing with the interlocking plastic blocks, Susan let her son Minecraft his afternoons away...

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Jimmy Wales To Silicon Valley: Grow Up And Get Over Your Age Bias

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | September 27, 2013

Silicon Valley frowns on age, yet several of its most successful entrepreneurs argue experience tends to trump youthful exuberance. Read More »

Open, Free Access to Academic Research? This Will Be a Seismic Shift

David Willetts | The Guardian | May 1, 2012

Opening up access to academic research will put more data and power in the hands of the people who pay for it. Read More »

Wikipedia Co-founder Coming to [email protected]

David Stegon | FedScoop | June 14, 2012

The next [email protected] event, scheduled for July 12-13 at George Washington University, will feature a talk from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

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Wikipedia Founder to Help in [UK] Government's Research Scheme

Alok Jha | The Guardian | May 1, 2012

The [UK] government has drafted in the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to help make all taxpayer-funded academic research in Britain available online to anyone who wants to read or use it. The initiative, which has the backing of No 10 and should be up and running in two years, will be announced by the universities and science minister, David Willetts, in a speech to the Publishers Association on Wednesday.
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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Explains Its Mission To Be Mainstream

Jemima Kiss | The Guardian | July 23, 2013

Wikipedians plan more outreach for teachers, better tools for developers and simpler editing tools to increase their audience Read More »

Wikipedia Co-founder Coming to [email protected]

Event Details
July 12, 2012 - 9:00am - July 13, 2012 - 12:00pm
George Washington University
United States

The next [email protected] event, scheduled for July 12-13 at George Washington University, will feature a talk from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

The State Department has partnered with Wikimania 2012 and will explore wikis and the public sector. It aims to provide an opportunity to learn how wikis and wiki-associated technologies are being incorporated and used to enhance collaboration in the public sector, especially in the federal government.

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