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Gaming improves multitasking skills

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"Commercial companies have claimed for years that computer games can make the user smarter, but have been criticized for failing to show that improved skills in the game translate into better performance in daily life1. Now a study published this week in Nature2 — the one in which Linsey participated — convincingly shows that if a game is tailored to a precise cognitive deficit, in this case multitasking in older people, it can indeed be effective."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:26 PM

The possibility that attentional practices can be trained through deliberate practice is fundamental to infotention. I chronicled a certain amount of research into this in Net Smart. Now the prestigious journal Nature has published a study that lends support to the claim that online games (this one is called "Neuroracer") can be used for attention training (in this case, helping older people improve their capacity to multitask.)


A lot of attention is focused these days on managing distraction and avoiding multitasking. But there are few lives, practices, professions, situations, in which it is even possible to completely eliminate multitasking. Knowing when not to multitask is essential, but knowing how to multitask more effectively is also essential.

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Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree

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'The point of liberal arts is not the teaching of a content. But rather, the teaching of Abelard’s basic instinct to question, to maximize the capacity of human intelligence, and push what we know and what do forward in order to make a new world.'
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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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Diana Juárez's curator insight, April 26, 1:27 PM

La curación como herramienta pedagógica para propiciar el pensamiento crítico en la educación.

Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, August 12, 9:16 AM

Habilidades digitales y pensamiento crítico.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, August 13, 8:37 AM

of course!

2013

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http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2013-02/

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

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How we choose to pay attention, and relate to information and each other shapes who we become, shapes our creative destiny and, in turn, shapes our experience of the world. And, in my mind, there’s nothing more important than that.

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This beautiful meditation on the networked nature of knowledge and collaboration turns on the fulcrum of attention to information.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, July 26, 2:01 PM

This beautiful meditation on the networked nature of knowledge and collaboration turns on the fulcrum of attention to information.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, July 27, 9:51 AM

Maria Popova talks about the networked nature  of knowledge and collaboration. Excellent piece. #curation

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23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn

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Premera Blue Cross Data Breach Results in Several Lawsuits, Class Actions

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Premera is the third largest health insurer in Washington State, and was hit with a cyber attack initiated on May 5 of last year. The Premera attack exposed the personal information of as many as 11 million current and former clients of Premera across the US. While Premera noted on January 29 of this year - the day the data breach was discovered - that according to best information none of the personal data had been used surreptitiously, the fact remains that the data mined by cyber attackers is exactly the kind of information useful for perpetrating identity theft.

To that end, it has been reported that the cyber attackers targeted sensitive personal information such as names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, member identification numbers, bank account information, and claims and clinical information.

As for why the attack was not discovered for some eight months, Premera has said little. However, the breadth of the attack - affecting some 11 million people - and the delay in discovering the breach (initiated May 5, 2014 and revealed January 29, 2015) will likely provide much fodder for Premera cyber attack lawsuits.

According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, the New York Times had suggested the Premera cyber attack may have been perpetrated by the same China-based hackers who are suspected of breaching the federal Office of Personal Management (OPM) last month. However, the VP for communications at Premera, Eric Earling, notes there is no certainty the attack originated in China.

“We don’t have definitive evidence on the source of the attack and have not commented on that,” he said. “It continues to be under investigation by the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] and we would leave the speculation to others.”

That said, it has been reported that the US government has traced all of these attacks to China.

Recent data breach attacks, including the Vivacity data breach and Connexion data breach, are reflective of a shift in targets, according to cyber attack experts. The attacks to the data systems of the federal OPM notwithstanding, it seems apparent that hackers are increasingly shifting their targets to health insurers in part due to the breadth of information available from the health records of clients.

The goal of cyber attackers in recent months, according to claims appearing in the New York Times, is to amass a huge trove of data on Americans.

Given such a headline as “Premera Blue Cross Reports Data Breach of 11 Million Accounts,” it appears they have a good start. While it might be a “win” for the hackers involved acquiring such data surreptitiously and illegally, it remains a huge loss in both privacy and peace of mind for millions of Americans who entrust their personal information to insurance providers, who, in turn, require such information in order to provide service. Consumers and clients also have historically assumed that such providers have taken steps to ensure their personal information is secure.

When it isn’t - and it takes eight months for a cyber attack to be identified - consumers have little recourse than to launch a Premera cyber attack lawsuit in order to achieve compensation for the breach, and as a hedge for the possibility of ample frustration down the road were the breach to evolve in a full-blown identity theft.

To that end, five class-action data breach lawsuits have been filed in US District Court for the District of Seattle. According to reports, two of the five lawsuits allege that Premera was warned in an April 2014 draft audit by the OPM that its IT systems “were vulnerable to attack because of inadequate severity precautions,” according to the text of the lawsuits.

Tennielle Cossey et al. vs. Premera asserts that the audit in question, “identified… vulnerabilities related to Premera’s failure to implement critical security patches and software updates, and warned that ‘failure to promptly install important updates increases the risk that vulnerabilities will not be.’

“If the [OPM] audit were not enough, the events of 2014 alone should have placed Premera on notice of the need to improve its cyber security systems.”

Moving forward, Premera Blue Cross data breach lawsuits are being consolidated into multidistrict litigation, given the number of Americans affected and their various locations across the country. An initial case management conference has been scheduled for August 7.


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[Infographic] How YouTube Increased Classroom Pass Rates by 31% - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] How YouTube Increased Classroom Pass Rates by 31% - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it

The use of YouTube as an aid to educate the future of the world has become more and more prevalent, and is becoming a way all teachers could benefit educating their students.


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OCR addresses application of HIPAA privacy rule to Workplace Wellness Programs

OCR addresses application of HIPAA privacy rule to Workplace Wellness Programs | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it

Healthcare providers are accustomed to the privacy and security rules contained within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA” or the “Act”) – particularly as they apply to the careful management of patient information. On April 24, 2015, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued important guidance regarding HIPAA’s application to employee health and wellness programs. OCR is responsible for enforcing the Act’s privacy and security rules.

 

The HIPAA privacy and security rules generally apply to “covered entities” – defined as (1) A health plan; (2) A health care clearinghouse; or (3) A health care provider who transmits any health information in electronic. The rules also apply to “business associates.” The Act is most often associated with medical records generated by a health care provider. An employer – solely by hiring and paying an employee – is not impacted by the obligations of the Act. In general, the Act does not apply to an employee’s employment records.

OCR’s recent guidance addresses two important issues: 1) when does the Act extend to an employer’s health and wellness program; and 2) when may a health plan provide a sponsor employer with access to a participant’s protected health information (PHI).

 

The recent guidance makes clear that the application of the Act depends upon the structure of the employer’s health and wellness plan. Note that a health plan is a “covered entity” and is subject to the Act. OCR noted that a health and wellness program that is offered to employees as part of the employer’s health plan benefit is covered by the Act and its rules. A health and wellness program that is not part of a health plan is not covered by the Act and its rules – though other federal and state laws may apply to protect the confidential nature of such information.

 

In many instances, an employer (as the health plan’s sponsor) may administer the health and wellness program (among other elements of the plan). A health plan (a “covered entity” and subject to the Act) may provide an employer-sponsor access to an employee’s health information under limited circumstances where the employer-sponsor is involved in administering the program. In particular, the employer-sponsor may provide access to the employee’s PHI only to permit the employer-sponsor to perform its administrative functions and agree to modify its plan documents and certify that it will:

 

Establish adequate separation between employees who perform plan administration functions and those who do not;Not use or disclose PHI for employment-related actions or other purposes not permitted by the Privacy Rule;Where electronic PHI is involved, implement reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the information, including by ensuring that there are firewalls or other security measures in place to support the required separation between plan administration and employment functions; and report to the group health plan any unauthorized use or disclosure, or other security incident, of which it becomes aware.

 

Health plans and employers (particularly those within the health care industry where HIPAA awareness is already high) should be prepared to proactively address the protection of and access afforded to an employee-participants’ PHI. In addition, since the health plan (as a “covered entity”) has specific obligations related to any PHI breach, health plan and employer-sponsor should carefully and thoroughly review the privacy and security protection provided to all employee-participant PHI.

 

If an employee-sponsor does not perform administrative functions on behalf of the health plan, access to an employee-participant’s PHI is further limited. In particular, in such instances, the health plan may only disclose: 1) information on which individuals are participating in the plan or enrolled in the health insurance issuer or HMO offered by the plan; and 2) summary health information to the extent requested for purposes of modifying the plan or obtaining premium bids for coverage under the plan.

 


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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 14, 5:37 PM

Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - always provides excellent resources for classrooms.

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herramientas para publicar trabajos de estudiantes

James I.'s curator insight, June 16, 9:43 PM

Love the fact that this infographic focuses both on the web and mobile possibilities.

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Amazon to Sell Predictions in Cloud Race Against Google and Microsoft

Amazon to Sell Predictions in Cloud Race Against Google and Microsoft | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Services, the world’s biggest cloud company, is now selling cheap data analysis and prediction. It’s likely to get baked into all kinds of applications, bringing pain to the old guard.
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Word Cloud Generator

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Generate word clouds from text or URL.


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suzanne mcmahan's curator insight, March 16, 9:14 AM

It doesn't get any easier than this!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 16, 11:14 AM

Word clouds are useful in all kinds of ways for writers to look at repetition, as well as for use in the classroom.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 16, 6:52 PM

Word Generators are great ways to get students to think about the associations between words and concepts. 

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Google's Secret Weapon In The Battle For The Internet Of Things: Academia

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Can Google's new grant program clean up a notoriously messy new category of technologies and devices?
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Why Mercedes's Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google's

Why Mercedes's Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google's | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.
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A part of the perspective on self-driving cars and decision making.

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Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

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Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.

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Armando's curator insight, January 3, 10:23 AM
Five Best Mind Mapping Tools
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@mapa_conceptual

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Les comparaisons sont toujours interessantes, mais à lire selon ses besoins. 

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One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it
Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.
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This kind of integration is a good step.

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Digital Video - An interactive ebook for teachers

The book focuses on practical ways teachers can explore and exploit the potential of the vast web-based video resources that now exist on the internet. In addition to this the book offers guidance on how to encourage students to use video as a creative tool that can support their language learning.
The book has 10 chapters beyond the introduction. These chapters focus on a range practical , theoretical and technical issues which should help the reader to fully utilise digital video in a range of contexts from the classroom, blended learning and all the way through to fully online delivery.
The book contains:
-: 315 full colour illustrations
-: 26 embedded video tutorials
-: 42 detailed activities with materials and links
-: 17 Cool tools with step by step illustrated guides, video tutorials, suggested activities and getting started suggestions
-: 70 pages of reviewed links to tools and resources
-: Detailed tips and advice on pedagogically related aspects from choosing a clip and task design to paradigms for building video into your syllabus through a range of up to date approaches.
-: An interactive glossary

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The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

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Go Sky Go's curator insight, August 11, 2:40 AM

The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

Lee Morden's curator insight, August 26, 4:05 PM

Always looking for new techniques to communicate.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 28, 8:41 AM

I don't usually scoop things you have to pay for, but this is only 3 dollars on iTunes, and Peachey has a solid track record on practical tips and tutorials for language teaching tools.

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My Retina Tracker Crowdsources Blind Research Participants

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Vision researchers are collecting data with the help of the people who know the most about blindnesspatients.
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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Keep for reference and for own enjoyment.

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Tracey Robertson's curator insight, July 4, 9:02 PM

With the pressures on teachers to incorporate e-learning into their teaching, this flow chart breaks it down nicely.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 6, 10:28 AM

This list of app resources pertains to faculty using iPads to teach in K-12 and beyond. How many of these are you using?

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, July 7, 4:52 PM

Here are some resources for teaching with iPads.

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Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds

Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it
Scan up to 100,000 texts at a time without any hangups or bugs and get .pdf reports with originality and similarity percentages.

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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, June 12, 10:47 AM

Original works only.  Nice tool.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 14, 11:15 PM

This looks good but it is not free. Universities already offer it for free to their students.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, July 23, 2:56 PM

Para que los alumnos no "copien y peguen".
Esta herramienta detecta diversas formas de plagio, muy buena.

 

Nunca fue necesario que los alumnos escribieran a mano para evitar el copy-paste, ahora menos que nunca, con tantas herramientas disponibles, es preferible que el trabajo esté en formato electrónico par buscar, más rápido, de dónde obtuvieron la información.

 

 

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it

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CrazyConversations's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:50 PM

These most needed skills are here right now. In competitive business environments, finding information quickly is a necessity. Judging the quality of information is crucial to decisionmaking.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 7, 4:32 AM

ICT skills ranking

Maie Nuudi's curator insight, May 8, 7:46 AM

Väga olulised tulevikuoskused, et olla edukas. 

1.oskus hinnata informatsiooni sisu, oluline, sest info maht on tohutu

2.effektiivne kirjutamine, märksõnadega kirjutamine

3. infoallikate kasutamine ja korrektne käitumine allikatega

4. oskus leida infot kiiresti

5. esitlusoskus ja tehniliste vahendite kasutamise oskus

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 14, 5:37 PM

Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - always provides excellent resources for classrooms.

Nora Reyes's curator insight, June 16, 11:59 AM

herramientas para publicar trabajos de estudiantes

James I.'s curator insight, June 16, 9:43 PM

Love the fact that this infographic focuses both on the web and mobile possibilities.

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ONC releases updated privacy and security guide

ONC releases updated privacy and security guide | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released the revised “Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information”April 13 to help organizations integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements.

The guide is geared toward HIPAA covered entities and Medicare eligible professionals from smaller organizations. The updated version features information about compliance with the privacy and security requirements of CMS’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs as well as compliance with HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.

The guide covers such topics as:

Increasing patient trust through privacy and securityProvider responsibilities under HIPAAHealth information rights of patientsSecurity patient information in EHRsMeaningful Use core objectives that address privacy and securityA seven-step approach for implementing a security management processBreach notification and HIPAA enforcement

 

 


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Cómic sobre Malala Yousafzai en castellano.

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COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, February 26, 1:35 AM

Cómic sobre Malala Yousafzai en #español

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add your insight ...

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 21, 7:45 PM
Precioso cómic sobre Malala,
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This Is How You Sell Books In The Digital Age

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Penguin Books unveils a clever interactive site, inspired by the iPod's clicking wheel, to accompany the release of 80 classic e-books.
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A circular interface that is fun and instructive.

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Back to School Special: Transmedia, New Media, and Strategic Communication

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Last time, I shared with you the syllabus for my course on Cultural Studies of Communication.
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How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics | Academic Research, Methods, Tools, Publishing | Scoop.it
Behind the scenes of information architects' creative processes.
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