__True Stories of Open Sharing _ http://stories.cogdogblog.com/about/ _ While the Open Education movement focuses on institutional issues and often the sharing of “things” (content, resources), a large ocean exists of powerful individual accomplishments from the simple act of openly sharing what they create, their ideas, or just themselves. [-], this site shares moving, personal stories that would not have been previously possible, enabled by open licensed materials and personal networks. __Alan Levine 1st StoryFilm: “Hellllooo, I’m Nancy White, and here’s another story about openness. . . ” _ http://cogdogblog.com/stuff/opened09/player.php?s=nancy-white-2 _
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Growth has slowed significantly year over year for all tablets, especially the iPad. The market is somewhat saturated with me too products, and products that have not broken any new ground vis vis differentiated functionality. The Surface Pro 3 is changing that, albeit a very shallow adoption curve. As we have mentioned, once the price drops, the growth curve will become much steeper. The initial shallow adoption for a new innovation is very typical of how most innovations diffuse. It’s usually not a rush to adopt at the beginning. Many in technology have come to expect similar growth to the iPad, which was an unusual. The Surface is following a much more normalized trajectory. Educators are slowly realizing that the SP3 is the new benchmark for tablet computing when productivity is considered. The tablet market will become somewhat bifurcated between entertainment/general use tablets, and those for productivity used by students and business users. I would expect the consumption oriented tablets to cost less, and the productivity tablets have a marginal premium. However, the marginal premium cannot be 2-4 times the cost of other devices. Right now MS is banking mostly on business users with deep pockets. Education is generally too small a market for any manufacturer to offer deep discounts. I hope the market price drop happens quickly so we can move students to a better kind of tablet device.