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The Future of eBooks in the Academic World: Opportunities and Challenges

The Future of eBooks in the Academic World: Opportunities and Challenges | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Jesus Alvarez desde www.sercompetitivos.com
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Robin Good's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:11 AM



The eBookChallenge is an online resource designed to help orientate senior institutional managers and to support institutions in the effective adoption and deployment of ebooks and ebook technology


The site contains Case studies, reports, infographics and statistics that can aid academic staff to more easily understand and evaluate the true impact and opportunities offered by ebooks.


The work done circles around three main ebook interest areas: 

creation, curation and consumption



A useful and well-organized reference for anyone involved in planning and organizing the integration of ebooks in the academic curriculum.


Resourceful. Organized. 8/10



Find out more: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/ 


Main report: http://ebookchallenge.org.uk/report/ 





Eternity's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:29 AM

This sums it up for responsive designs and content for future - for ebooks!!

Aracy Campos's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:06 AM

Uma referência útil e bem organizada para qualquer pessoa envolvida no planejamento e organização da integração de ebooks no currículo acadêmico.

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Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap

Big data needs people, leaders and real-time analytics: A Structure:Data 2013 recap | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
A few trends emerged in more than 30 talks at this year’s GigaOM Structure:Data conference in New York on March 20-21. The big one: people play a crucial part in the big data equation.

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 22, 2013 10:50 AM

It all starts with a human question. Before machines generate answers, employees from many departments should feel empowered to ask good questions of data, said John Sotham, vice president of finance at BuildDirect.

Beyond questions, humans need to decide which algorithms to employ and which data to use to answer questions, said Scott Brave, founder and chief technology officer of Baynote.

In data science, machine use algorithms to make decisions with clean data for the sake of prediction and optimization, said Sean Gurley, chief technology officer of Quid. But in “data intelligence,” humans “create, change and shape the world we’re in” using small sets of messy data, he explained.

Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:05 AM

Have a look at another excellent insight from reference author and researcher Pierre Levy.

Denize Piccolotto Carvalho's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:27 AM
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Five learning and development (L&D) trends to follow | Peoplefluent

Five learning and development (L&D) trends to follow | Peoplefluent | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Enterprise organizations are beefing up their learning and development (L&D) budgets to gain significant performance advantages. Here are five trends to keep your eye on—and participate in—as you make your own L&D investments in the months ahead:

1. Tailored training—Organizations will tailor the learning experience to the needs of the enterprise as well as the employee. To sustain the enterprise’s growth, employers will ensure that their L&D strategies are directly aligned with their business strategies. To sustain the growth of their top performers, employers will tailor L&D opportunities to deliver the skills employees need to excel personally in a fast-paced, competitive marketplace. In addition, employers will support more on-demand learning to deliver content that is relevant and contextual to employees’ immediate needs (allowing them to put their new skills and knowledge to use once a training session is over). To support formal learning, employers will need to create customized development plans tailored specifically to employees’ job requirements and personal career goals.

2. Social and informal learning—U.S. companies spent 39% more on social learning in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to Bersin by Deloitte. There is every reason to believe this trend will continue. Organizations that wish to drive employee engagement and performance to meet business goals are becoming increasingly effective at creating and leveraging employee networks, disseminating knowledge across functional areas and throughout the company at large, and effectively creating informal mentoring by linking internal subject matter experts to younger and less experienced employees. Social and informal learning are all about capturing knowledge and expertise from inside and outside of the organization and then sharing it among employees with maximum efficiency. Many experts believe that social and informal learning will become increasingly synonymous and, ultimately, will help to supplant blended training programs. Learning environments, where continuous education and training take place spontaneously, are the wave of the future.

3. SaaS and mobile solutions—Employers will continue to embrace cloud-based solutions and the use of mobile devices. SaaS and mobile are essential for delivering increased amounts of streaming video, digital content and other types of new media that support on-demand learning. Naturally, SaaS and mobile solutions will generate security concerns and challenge employers to manage the suitability and accuracy of the new L&D content streaming in. In addition, Gartner estimates that by 2017 more than half of all companies will require employees to supply their own smart devices to do their jobs, and by 2018 70% of mobile professionals will conduct their work on personal smart devices. Clearly, the need to secure internal data—even as it is being shared over non-protected networks—will be a top concern for L&D and the enterprise at large.

4. Ease of use—To support the rise of on-demand learning, employers and vendors alike will devote greater attention to making learning management tools and resources easier to use. After all, on-demand learning needs to be fast and relevant from employees’ perspective or they simply won’t be engaged by it. And from the employers’ perspective, ease-of-use is critical to quickly solidify user adoption and to convey the knowledge workers need to complete immediate tasks. In light of all this, an enterprise’s learning professionals will be instrumental in determining which L&D tools actually live up to expectations and support learners effectively.

5. Collaborative learning cultures—Employers will work harder to create collaborative learning cultures for one very powerful reason: organizations that have strong learning cultures outperform those that don’t. Results-driven organizations will harness the younger generation’s affinity for online tools and social learning communities. They’ll encourage employees to build strong business networks online. And they’ll create easier access to corporate data, they’ll champion tools that facilitate content and knowledge sharing, and they’ll align training offerings with the skills necessary to achieve specific business goals. All of these initiatives are hallmarks of collaborative learning cultures—and they all support business growth.

Trends don’t mean much unless you take a chance and experiment yourself inside the enterprise. Start where your various talent ecosystems are already learning from one another today: online. Emulate the continuously collaborative informal learning behaviors that continue to proliferate personal and professional networks, which today are really one in the same. This will help with adoption when you start to implement these activities in your organization today.


See more at: http://www.peoplefluent.com/blog/five-l-and-d-trends-you-should-watch-and-join?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.s5grfFkC.dpuf


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 18, 2013 12:01 PM

"Enterprise organizations are beefing up their learning and development budgets to gain significant performance advantages. Keep an eye on these five trends."

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28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1

28 Major Trends for 2012 and Beyond – Part 1 | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Futurist Thomas Frey gives us some fascinating predictions for the very exciting year ahead. It's a great post with essential information to shift your thinking and get ready for 2012.

 

My intro:

 

There were so many things that I could comment on but my primary focus in 2012 is the future of content curation, the evolution and its impact on how we utilize and digest data in our business and personal lives. How will curation be perceived in 2012 and what will the monetary value be for content curation? 

 

Having said that, this is what particularly caught my attention:

 

Information Doesn’t Want to be Free– In 1984 at a Hackers Conference, Silicon Valley futurist Stuart Brand was the first to use the phrase: “Information wants to be free” in response to a point made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak but continued

 

“On the other hand, information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable.

 

**"The right information in the right place just changes your life."

 

**This set the stage for an entirely new era of free-thinking “free” advocates"

 

****My commentary: One of the reasons trusted content curators will become a very valuable asset to the information economy:

 

****"There is always a cost to “free.”

 

****While it may not extract a payment from your bank account, there is always a “time” cost involved.

 

****Without some amount of friction, the volume of information you have to sift through skyrockets and even with good search technology, your time-costs climb dramatically.

 

****The days of “free” thinking are numbered. Look for this mindset to shift over the coming years. More details here. This article is from 9/2/2011 - Two things that caught my attention....

 

**While it is true that the Internet is eliminating many of the gatekeepers, people trying to break into a field without going through gatekeepers find it far harder to gain credibility and foster a “trust” relationship with their audiences.

 

****In the end it still boils down to trust. Can I trust the person I am reading or listening to? Are they an accurate source of information? Will it be worth the time and brainpower I’m investing?

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/sreMX5]


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