Tag archives: mobile broadband

It’s business time in the city

In the newly released Networked Society City Index report, produced in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics and Improvement Labs, we continue to explore the correlation between cities’ ICT maturity and their triple-bottom-line development.

Individualized learning in the Networked Society

When I met Professor Stephen Heppell in London last month, he raised interesting ideas about measuring the learning process. He said that in the future, we will start to measure our learning in the same manner as many of us today have started to measure our health or our sports activities.

Smartphones support citizens inundated by superstorm Sandy

Smartphones and mobile broadband networks can’t protect us against natural disasters – like Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast of the US on Monday night – but it can help prepare us, making citizens as informed as possible before, during and after a crisis situation. Here are a few innovative examples of how these [...]

The transformation of learning and education

We are in the midst of a great transformation in society. In our latest Networked Society report, “Learning and Education in the Networked Society” and the documentary film “The Future of Learning” we take a closer look at this change.

Empowered learning – how ICT is reshaping our classrooms

All around the world, a lively debate is taking place on the subjects of learning and education. At the 2011 Networked Society Forum in Hong Kong, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes proclaimed that the textbook is dead. In a recent interview, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, Sugata Mitra says that we don’t need institutional [...]

Schools enter a new age (Part 1)

The Networked Society has given rise to completely new technologies entering schools, changing the way students learn. More and more people are realizing that the successful integration of ICT into teaching can add value to children’s education and thereby also improve students’ future prospects.
This is why Colegio y Ventro Comunitario San Luis Beltrán, a school [...]

Connected albums revitalize record launches

Long gone are the days when a record label would set a launch date, have the video played nonstop on MTV, and enjoy a clear path to record sales. The world changed irrevocably with digital video distribution and the advent of MP3 stores. So let’s see what we can learn about the future of mobile [...]

The journey of GPS – innovations that change the way we live

It’s not unusual that great innovations start based on industrial needs and then develop into something ordinary people can use in their daily lives.

Real-time environmental data sent to residents’ mobile phones

Last week, I had the good fortune to visit a true gem on the Adriatic Sea: Think turquoise water, green islands and a fascinating old town. The wall of the fire station just next to my rented apartment, however, proved to be in stark contrast to all this beauty. It was covered in bullet holes, [...]

New utility business models

An article in the current issue of the Scientific American recently caught my attention. It describes a very interesting business model that the New York City electrical utility, Con Edison, has applied.
The utility offers its customers a kit that allows them to remotely – via a mobile app or web site – adjust their air [...]