Showing posts from June, 2015

Review of the new Google Education Certifications

With the announcement of the new Google Eduction Certifications last Friday we thought we would post a quick summary of the new certifications and how they differs from the old ones. Firstly here are the two important links to get you started:

Education Training Center
Certification FAQ page

The pdf below gives a summary of the relationship between the old and new and you can access the graphic directly here. In addition here are some additional clarification notes from us:
'Google Certified Educator Level 1' replaces the 'Google Basics' exam. It's a two hour exam which costs $10 and now gives you an official electronic badge which is great. If you took the basics exam before you will have to retake the new exam'Google Certified Educator Level 2' is a new certification which builds on Level 1. It's a three hour exam which costs $25 and also gives you an official electronic badgeFor prospective Google Education Trainers the exams, application process, revie…

Our Connected Data

by +John Mikton

Over the last few weeks, an outstanding series produced by ARTE called “Do Not Track Me” has become available and is getting quite a bit of social media attention.

The different episodes explore and highlight the technologies, algorithms, data mining and aggregation of our online information through digital devices, tools, ecosystems and environments. Each of the episodes breaks down the architecture and rationales of companies, organizations and governments tracking in an interactive manner and examines how this impacts our privacy and digital footprint.

For many members of the pre-internet generation, privacy both online and offline is an important right. Having full control of our privacy and being able to independently curate and choreograph where our information is and goes is an expectation. Naturally, there has always been an aspect of our information which we have not controlled, but in general, the collective expectation in most democratic countries has contai…