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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...

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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  


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This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  

 

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:05 AM

This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

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Copyright for Educators & Librarians - Duke University, Emory University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Coursera

Copyright for Educators & Librarians - Duke University, Emory University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Coursera | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
About this course: Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.
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Free Online Class offered via Coursera.

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School Library Makerspace Strategies Webinar with Colleen Graves @GravesColleen 

School Library Makerspace Strategies Webinar with Colleen Graves @GravesColleen  | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Ashley Kazyaka and the Colorado State Library invited me to speak to Coloradans/school librarians about makerspaces in affluent communities versus makerspaces in lower socio economic schools. I had a great time today discussing my passion for inclusive makerspaces and in case you missed it, here are the slides for my webinar and here is the Webinar recording! " 

http://bit.ly/25xh3Kt ;


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Letters of Note: A library is many things

Letters of Note: A library is many things | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Early-1971, in an effort to attract as many youngsters to the premises as possible, Marguerite Hart — children's librarian at the newly-opened public library in Troy, Michigan — wrote to a number of notable people with a request: to reply with a congratulatory letter, addressed to the children of Troy, in which the benefits of visiting such a library were explained.

Below are five of the wonderful responses she received, from the following people: Neil Armstrong; Isaac Asimov; Hardie Gramatky; Dr Seuss; and E. B. White.
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What a great way to celebrate the opening of a library. 

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52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 21, 8:43 AM
Important reading to guide our practice!  #guidedinquiry
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Guided Inquiry: interesting insights of GI design for school / teacher librarians
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20K Mooc Master's Degree in Data Science

20K Mooc Master's Degree in Data Science | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
With a full tuition under $20K, the MCS-DS is the most affordable gateway to one of the most lucrative and fastest growing careers of the new millennium. The MCS-DS builds expertise in four core areas of computer science: data visualization, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing, in addition to building valuable skill sets in statistics and information science with courses taught in collaboration with the University’s Statistics Department and ISchool (ranked #1 among Library and Information Studies Schools.)
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$20,000 for a Mooc master's degree isn't cheap. But then a Master's in Data Science from the University of Illinois (and Coursera)  is worth gold in the marketplace.

 

Information fluent library professionals with a mathematical streak may find their way to $$ by following this path.

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Joyce Valenza: OER and you. The curation mandate — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Joyce Valenza: OER and you. The curation mandate — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

...the good news:  Our government edtech officials are convinced that librarians should play a role in curating the burgeoning number of open educational resources (they gave us several shout-outs and ensured we were there).  We made an impact.
But it was clear to our little group, that to the larger majority of the participants, we were not even on the OER radar.

 

Some OER background:


Launched in October, GoOpen is a U.S. Department of Education campaign founded with the belief that  educational opportunities should be available to all learners. Creating an open education ecosystem involves making learning materials, data, and educational opportunities available without restrictions imposed by copyright laws, access barriers, or exclusive proprietary systems that lack interoperability and limit the free exchange of information.


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Thanks to Gordon Dahlby for the cogent commentary!
 
"Joyce has a nice article on OER.  Concerning observations, especially about the gathered groups knowledge of OER.
 
Certainly, we know some acquaintances who used to write/publish openly, even with clear Creative Commons monickers.  We've also seen individuals them move the resources and successor materials behind membership, paywalls, and pay for use teacher-developed materials sights.
 
As has been common since the 90's, broken links and moved digital assets are a considerable challenge. It will prove interesting to watch the costs of replacing once open content when newly classified after updating. I may not occur.  
 
The question of moving copies on sight or into school clouds while doing version checking will also be interesting to watch. 
 
Will OER be the 'living' resources mentions so often in discussing 'smart books;' books/multi-media texts that are updated perpetually by the team of authors and bots loop through verification loops of any hyper-media/text referenced.  
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Joyce has a nice article on OER.  Concerning observations, especially about the gathered groups knowledge of OER.

Certainly, we know some acquaintances who used to write/publish openly, even with clear Creative Commons monickers.  We've also seen individuals them move the resources and successor materials behind membership, paywalls, and pay for use teacher-developed materials sights.

As has been common since the 90's, broken links and moved digital assets are a considerable challenge. It will prove interesting to watch the costs of replacing once open content when newly classified after updating. I may not occur.  

The question of moving copies on sight or into school clouds while doing version checking will also be interesting to watch. 

Will OER be the 'living' resources mentions so often in discussing 'smart books;' books/multi-media texts that are updated perpetually by the team of authors and bots loop through verification loops of any hyper-media/text referenced.  
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Global fact-checking up 50% in past year - Duke Reporters' Lab

Global fact-checking up 50% in past year - Duke Reporters' Lab | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The high volume of political truth-twisting is driving demand for political fact-checkers around the world, with the number of fact-checking sites up 50 percent since last year.
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Politics, promises and fact checking. I see a year of teachable moments ahead.
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A Survey Of Librarian Perceptions of Information Literacy Techniques

A Survey Of Librarian Perceptions of Information Literacy Techniques | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Teaching research competencies and information literacy is an integral part of the academic librarian’s role. There has long been debate among librarians over what are the most effective methods of instruction for college students. Library Faculty members at a large urban university system were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the effectiveness of common information literacy instruction techniques. The system includes community and senior colleges, as well as graduate and professional degree granting institutions. This research was undertaken for the purpose of better prioritizing institutional teaching activities in the current academic climate. Survey results show that instructional models giving librarians more time with students, particularly highly-engaged students, are believed to be the most effective.
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Search Engine List

Search Engine List | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Need a good search engine? Here is a comprehensive list of the top search engines on the Web.

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Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer from Scoop.it

Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer from Scoop.it | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
We’ve been asked "how ethical is content curation?" so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists.
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This is just the article I've been looking for. It reasurring to see that Scoop.it was built on a technical foundation that promotes ethical use of digital information.


I've used Scoop.it from the beginning with the understanding that curation can be "...a win-win-win deal for readers, curators and – perhaps more importantly – publishers."


The ability to filter and select information and then share it efficiently with Scoop.it technology is truly, "...a beautiful symbiosis between curators, readers and publishers."

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This is just the article I've been looking for. It reasurring to see that Scoop.it was built on a technical foundation that promotes ethical use of digital information.


I've used Scoop.it from the beginning with the understanding that curation can be "...a win-win-win deal for readers, curators and – perhaps more importantly – publishers."


The ability to filter and select information and then share it efficiently with Scoop.it technology is truly, "...a beautiful symbiosis between curators, readers and publishers."

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Zotero | Grab your research with a single click

Zotero | Grab your research with a single click | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes.
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I've used Diigo for years. Changes in the Diigo interface just aren't working for me so I'm ready to try some alternatives.  


This tool was recommended to me by one of my graduate students. I'm going to give it a go.  If any of you have tried this, let me know? 

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, October 6, 2015 9:54 AM

Everytime I learn more, I keep reporting that Zotero is absolutely my favorite tool that I DON'T USE.  If I didn't LOVE DevonThinkPRO... so very much...  I'd...

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Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons

Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
moderator: William C. Uricchio, Literature at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Wendy Gordon, School of law, Boston University
author: Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Educational Films
author: Hal Abelson, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Pat Aufderheide, School of Communications, American University
published: March 20, 2014, recorded: April 2007, views: 4
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Fair Use exists. It's stronger today thanks to the courage of documentary film makers who codified fair use into a statement of best practices for their art form. This MIT conference digs into the deep issues of fair use in media.

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Fair Use exists. It's stronger today thanks to the courage of documentary film makers who codified fair use into a statement of best practices for their art form. This MIT conference digs into the deep issues of fair use in media.

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Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
At “Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education,” sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS), library administrators spoke up on how their institutions are looking ahead—both within and outside of the library.

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Information and knowledge --- leverage the power!

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don't forget endusers (teachers and students) , so few are interested in library and information matters
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Infographic: 6 Important Google Scholar Tips for Teachers and Students

Infographic: 6 Important Google Scholar Tips for Teachers and Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Good Advice in a handy Infographic.

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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing

Technically a Librarian: Make Writing | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
While at one of our ELA planning meetings, we were discussing the lack of enthusiasm kids have for writer's workshop. What was once a time for kids to express themselves creatively, was now a time that kids dreaded. How sad? I loved Writer's Workshop as a kid. We had to fix this. They had tried creative prompts, incorporating movies and music, but they were still "bleh".

As we were brainstorming, an 8th grade English teacher brought up the book "Make Writing" by Angela Stockman. Oddly enough, I had just finished reading my advanced readers copy since I'm a member of the Hack Learning VIP program. All of a sudden we both were sitting at the edge of our seats ready to do it!
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I love these ideas.  This is something I'd start next Monday!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 14, 10:47 PM

Here's a great set of ideas for your writing workshop.

Erin Patel's curator insight, May 15, 7:08 AM
What do you get when you cross a makerspace and creative writing class? #tlchat
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Harvard EDx: The Book: Book Sleuthing: What 19th-Century Books Can Tell Us About the Rise of the Reading Public?

Harvard EDx: The Book: Book Sleuthing: What 19th-Century Books Can Tell Us About the Rise of the Reading Public? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Go behind the scenes at Harvard’s libraries to discover how readers in the first information age interacted with their books
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This is a free self-paced class offered by Harvard via their MOOC system: Harvard EDx.  This is one of many very intriguing offereings.

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UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly 

UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly  | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
DNA molecules can store information many millions of times more densely than existing technologies for digital storage — flash drives, hard drives, magnetic and optical media. Those systems also degrade after a few years or decades, while DNA can reliably preserve information for centuries. DNA is best suited for archival applications, rather than instances where files need to be accessed immediately.
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Where will we store all the information we are generating? This report suggests that DNA storage may be 

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Bio tech for info storage...science fiction no longer
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Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces! | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school?

Passion - You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects.

Space - This can be a whole room or only part of a room.

Supplies - Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well.

Storage - Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.
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Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 18, 9:37 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Christophe Gigon's curator insight, May 26, 2:56 AM
Note to self : what about transforming a robotic AOC into a proprer Makerspace ? Sounds good :)
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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

IWe have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, June 15, 2015 1:57 PM

Makerspaces are coming to our County - Solana Beach is leading the way! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

Sophie GAL's curator insight, March 8, 4:44 AM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Scenes: A New Method and Tool to Create Storyboards - SAP User Experience Community

Scenes: A New Method and Tool to Create Storyboards - SAP User Experience Community | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
"Scenes" is a tool and a method that was created to empower business leaders and professionals of all industries to shape their ideas and scenarios in the form of fun illustrative storyboards without the need of refined drawing skills.
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Found this via recommendation from Joyce Valenza. Amazing possibilities for teachers and media specialists.
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NCLB Replaced: Significant victory for libraries in new ESSA legislation

NCLB Replaced: Significant victory for libraries in new ESSA legislation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
As noted in a previous District Dispatch article, the new bill authorizes the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program that allows the education secretary to “award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, on a competitive basis” to promote literacy programs in low-income areas, including “developing and enhancing effective school library programs.”
Those funds can go toward library resources and providing professional development for school librarians. States and districts can also use Title II funds for “supporting the instructional services provided by effective school library programs.”And the bill encourages local education agencies to assist schools in developing effective school library programs, in part to help students gain digital skills.
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Digital Public Library of America : New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization : Free

Digital Public Library of America : New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization : Free | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Now at the end of the project, we’ve made this curriculum available in a self-guided version intended for digitization beginners from a variety of cultural heritage institutions. Each module includes a video presentation, slides with notes in Powerpoint, and slides in PDF. Please feel free to share, reuse, and adapt these materials.
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Here's a significant archive of professional development curriculum for Librarians.  Online and Free... as it should be! 

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Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates

Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: "In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference that referred specifically to MIT’s own strategies for technology-enabled learning within MIT. These resulted in my asking the following question towards the end of the conference:


Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning and 100 years research into how students learn in its design of online courses? "

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It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.


Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

denobisipsis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 3:01 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:43 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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Public Domain

Public Domain | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.
Completely free & made available by Pond5.
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The Public Domain section of Pond5 has a large collection of media available for free download and royalty free use.

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Olga Boldina's curator insight, July 16, 2015 8:03 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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What's Hiding In The Deep, Dark Web?

What's Hiding In The Deep, Dark Web? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

..despite Google’s web prowess, it and other search engines have a very limited view of what’s out there. (Some researchers say that search engines only show about 1% of what’s actually available online!).

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Deep Web, Dark Web, Hidden Web... synonyms for the data locked away beyond the reach of search engine crawlers.  You have to find the site and dig in using the local tools.  Despite a bit of fear mongering, this is a clever article with an interesting infographic. 


Note: This article recommends Truthfinder.  Be aware that Truthfinder is not free.  They hide their fee structure. You won't know the bill until you've completed your search query.  Caveat Emptor.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:55 AM

Fascinating stuff.

fascinating