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detikInet : Kuliah di MIT Bisa Virtual

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Jakarta – Bagi mereka yang memiliki minat di bidang teknologi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) mungkin menjadi salah satu kampus impian untuk menuntut ilmu.

Ada kabar baik bagi Anda yang termasuk salah satunya. Kampus IT terpandang yang berlokasi di Cambridge, Massachusetts, Amerika Serikat ini membuka kelas online berskala global.

“Tujuan program ini adalah menjangkau siapa saja di berbagai belahan dunia yang ingin belajar di MIT, namun tidak bisa ke sini,” kata Rektor MIT Rafael Reif, dikutip detikINET dari Reuters, Senin (19/12/2011).

Di kelas online ini, siswa bisa menggunakan fasilitas laboratorium simulasi, berinteraksi dengan profesor dan siswa lain dari berbagai negara secara virtual. Selesai mengeikuti program ini, mereka akan mendapatkan sertifikat kelulusan dari MIT.

Ini bukan pertama kalinya MIT membuka kelas online. Sebelumnya, MIT telah dikenal dengan program bernama OpenCourseWare, yang menawarkan 2.100 kelas online secara gratis.

“Program seperti ini membuat MIT tersedia dalam skala global. Ini adalah cara terbaik menggabungkan misi kami dalam bidang pendidikan dan riset,” kata Direktur Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Anant Agarwal.

Calon mahasiswa yang ingin mendapat sertifikat dari program kelas online MIT pastinya diwajibkan membayar sejumlah biaya yang tidak sedikit. Hanya saja tidak disebutkan berapa besarannya. Sebagai gambaran, untuk kuliah di MIT selama satu tahun, biayanya adalah USD 40.732 (sekitar Rp 370 jutaan). Kelas online kabarnya akan lebih ‘murah’ dari kisaran itu.

Pihak universitas menekankan, kelas online semacam ini tidak akan menggantikan pengalaman berkuliah di kampus yang sesungguhnya. Terlebih kelas online akan menerapkan peraturan yang sama ketatnya dengan suasana kampus asli.

( rns / ash )

Ini berita bagus untuk meningkatkan persaingan global terhadap pelayanan yang sesungguhnya bagi para mahasiswa.
Pelayanan, pelayanan, pelayanan.

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December 19, 2011 at 10:27 pm

LuminAID Lab

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+ Ide sederhana.
+ Penerapan teknologi yang telah tersedia.
+ Daya dukung lingkungan untuk ide-ide inovatif.

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December 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Meet Arduino 1.0: The Official Software Release Is Here | PCWorld

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I have to admit I am fascinated with Arduino, the microcontroller that allows you to build all sorts of devices and projects. Awesome examples of Arduino’s application include the µWave microwave that play YouTube videos while your food cooks and the eSleeper cat bed that glows when a cat enters it.

While people have been using Arduino hardware and software for a while now, to make some of the coolest things I’ve seen, up until now the software has been in beta. On November 30, the official Arduino blog posted that Arduino 1.0 is available for download.

Many updates have come with version 1.0, including changes to the IDE in the form of a new color scheme, new toolbar icons and progress bars. Aside from aesthetics, some of the programming language has changed and the company made improvements to several software libraries.

For a complete list of the changes, check out the release notes. Also, head on over to the Arduino site to download version 1.0.

Hopefully with all of these changes we can see even more awesome Arduino powered projects and gadgets emerge. If you make anything cool and geeky with the new Arduino software, be sure to send it our way. I for one can’t get enough.

[Arduino Blog via The Verge]

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December 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Arduino 1.0 bringing improvements and changes.

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Arduino 1.0 is coming soon. The first release candidate was posted to our development site for Maker Faire NYC and is available for public download. It brings a number of improvements and changes to the software that we encourage you to test before the final Arduino 1.0 release, scheduled for the end of the month.

The Arduino development environment (IDE) has undergone a number of adjustments:

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December 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Post to WordPress by Email | Es Developed – Fresh Website and Graphic Design

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Jeff Chandler wrote a post on Web Blog Tools Collection yesterday called Do You Post By Email? In the post, he asked if anyone was actually using the post by email ability that WordPress has had since at least version 1.5.

From the comments on Jeff’s article, most people have not used it because it’s incredibly limited in what can be posted—no images, HTML, video or formatting. So basically, you can only post text.

Also, it’s of limited use since most people who have access to email also have access to a regular computer. Since the blog posts that can posted by email are only text, typing on your cellphone’s keyboard takes forever.

Post by Email With Posterous

However, a free online service called Posterous was also mentioned. This lets you post not only text, but also images, videos, etc by email.

Posterous also allows you to link to your Flickr account, WordPress blogs, Blogger, Movable Type, Typepad, Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and more. This means not only can you post via email to those sites, you can post via email to ALL those sites simultaneously. No more making individual posts one by one to every site you have.

Benefits are pretty obvious for those with camera phones and a connection to the internet. Imagine being able to post directly from your phone or BlackBerry.

Posterous also gives you 1GB of space and a free blog on their site.

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December 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

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Control which blogs you autopost to. And WordPress categories – The Official Posterous Space

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Many of you maintain multiple twitter accounts and multiple blogs, and want a way to specify which of those to Autopost to.

Send an email to #url@posterous.com. If the part after the ‘#’ appears anywhere in your site url, we will autopost there.
 
For example, if you have:
username.wordpress.com
nickname.wordpress.com
username.typepad.com
twitter.com/username
 
If you email #wordpress+twitter@posterous.com, we will autopost to the two wordpress sites, and all your twitters. If you email #username@posterous.com, we will autopost only to the three sites with ‘username‘ in the url.
Also, we now pass categories to your WordPress blogs. Tag your posts by email using the normal syntax. If any of those tags exist on your WordPress blog as categories, they will get added. Click here to see how to tag posts by email.
  
Multiplesites

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December 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm

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