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Using Facebook and Tumblr to Engage Students - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Using Facebook and Tumblr to Engage Students - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

... we had created similar social media projects for our students, one with Facebook and one with Tumblr. In itself, that isn’t so unusual, but the results of those projects – one successful, one not – pushed us to dig deeper for answers about what worked, and why.

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It is so easy to forget or over look the little things that can mean the difference between success and failure.  I think this will help all lecturers to think about some of those little things.

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Something just for lecturers

Something just for lecturers | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

The University has worked hard to ensure an excellent level of communication with our students - it is now the turn of the lecturers.  This site is just one pilot of many different methods for communicating with the lecturers in the University.

 

This is the first time we have tried Scoop.it.  We want to make it possible for the ILS and the lecturers to share interesting and useful sites on social media, educational technology and pedagogy related to social media and modern technologies.  Please bear with us as we develop our skills with Scoop.it and let us know if there is anything you would like us to try to do with it.

 

If you would like to know more or would like to discuss online communication between Lecturers and ILS please, in the first instance contact me, Tim Johnson, Adviser in Digital Literacy at k.johnson@worc.ac.uk

 

Other interesting University links:

 

http://digitalliteracyuow.wordpress.com/

 

http://www.facebook.com/UniversityofWorcesterILS

 

http://ilsmatters.wordpress.com/

 

http://twitter.com/#!/worcesteralt

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Letter regarding the final report of the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education

Letter regarding the final report of the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Final report from the Task Force on the Future of @MIT Education is live: http://t.co/EtmAQKlQKC Our story on draft: http://t.co/tAf5g0Kyh8
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Even if you do not have the time to read the report please read this article.  It is interesting to see how MIT are approaching the re-invention of HE.  How have universities in the UK addressed this issue?

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A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Collection of Web Tools for Researchers and Academics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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I've looked at this site and I think that it can help researchers find resources.  The resources range from the very basic to the quite complex.

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Design and Development of Educational Technology

Design and Development of Educational Technology.
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For those of you who are really interested in learning theory and educational technology.  Take a look at this peer reviewed MIT course - I'd love to take it.

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Tech Trumps - Academic Services - University of Exeter

Tech Trumps - Academic Services - University of Exeter | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

The ‘Tech Trumps” are a way for students and academics to find technologies which would be most appropriate to support them according to a specific assessment design. They summarise the strengths of everyday technologies – their affordances if you will – in relation to a specific learning context.

Karen Johnson's insight:

These cards are very helpful as they provide at-a-glance information, by a star rating system, on a wide range of technologies used in Higher Education.  The stars are on the front of the cards, a description of the technology on the back. Look at the links Tech Trumps Cards (front) and Tech Trumps Cards (descriptions) about halfway down the page.

 

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Resources: HE Conference 2014: Putting the Student at the Centre of their Learning

Resources: HE Conference 2014: Putting the Student at the Centre of their Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Resources from eleven sessions at this year's conference.

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Lots of interesting and useful info here from a range of universities and colleges.

http://moodle.rsc-northwest.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=29

 

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Discover-e 2014 Online Conference 17th-18th June

Discover-e 2014  Online Conference 17th-18th June | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Location:Online Brief Details:The Jisc Regional Support Centre West Midlands will host its annual online conference on the 17th and 18th June.Information:The theme this year is Dare To Be Different, encouraging delegates to share best practice and explore innovative practice developing knowledge through the online sessions.     
From the 10th June delegates will be able to engage and interact with pre-conference materials, which will cover the themes in Dare to be Different.
See more at: http://jiscevents.force.com/E/EventsDetailPage?id=a06U000000HiyN3IAJ&srvc=JISC%20RSC%20West%20Midlands#sthash.zFjnpI5M.dpuf

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This is always a good conference.  If you can't stay all day don't worry, just pop into the sessions you can get to.  Grab a cup of coffee before you start and enjoy yourself.


 Topics will include Personalised learning, Bring Your Own Device and the concept of Sharing and Openness and Innovating in the cloud to mention a few. - See more at: http://jiscevents.force.com/E/EventsDetailPage?id=a06U000000HiyN3IAJ&srvc=JISC%20RSC%20West%20Midlands#sthash.zFjnpI5M.dpuf

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Intellectual Property Office - Changes to copyright law and guidance

Intellectual Property Office - Changes to copyright law and guidance | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Last year we consulted on making changes to copyright exceptions so that the UK's copyright framework remains relevant to the digital world in which we now live and work and continues to reward creators.
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You might find the Guidelines published at the bottom of the page helpful.

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Some helpful links to guidance. To note, there are new exceptions to copyright for education and teaching applicable from June 2014 

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Versal

Versal | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Versal brings knowledge to life. For the first time, create and publish amazingly engaging online learning experiences - no coding required. From homework and classroom exercises, to product tutorials and corporate training, to yoga and computer programming, Versal is flexible, powerful, and open to everyone.

Karen Johnson's insight:

This looks like it could be fun and, more importantly, quick and easy to create.  Interactive items are always useful but often you have to know a lot of coding to create them - in this case you don't.  Let me know if you try it out.

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Twitter for Researchers

A guide to why Twitter is relevant in the research environment, how it can be useful, and how to Tweet successfully. There's a link in the presentation to t...
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I have included this slideshare because of the links attached to it.  Do follow them for a greater insight into the use of social media by academics.  Thanks to Ned Potter at University of York.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning

Top 100 Tools for Learning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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If you are not sure which are the most used tools in learning, you can check on them here http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ The list is from the 2013 survey by the  Cenre for Learning and Performance Technologies

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A Scientist's Guide To Social Media | Science Careers

A Scientist's Guide To Social Media | Science Careers | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"You simply must have an online presence,"says Karen Peterson, director of Scientific Career Development at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; in fact, she adds, you already have one (just try an Internet search of your name), so you might as well curate it.

Karen Johnson's insight:

I'm going to be doing a lunchtime session with one of our Departments soon on the use of Social Media by Researchers.  I think that this article makes interesting preliminary reading matter  :)

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Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications

Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
It's common to hear phrases like "think strategically," "strategic communications," or "marketing strategy." Yet, for all of our education and focus on using strategy to deliver key initiatives, on...
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I often scoop items about technology but there are fewer items about how best to use technology.  This post from Simon Tam explains why some of our communications just don't hit the mark and how we can change that.

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Home - Wellcome Collection

Home - Wellcome Collection | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Free London venue that is a unique mix of galleries, events, and meeting, reading and eating places where you can consider what it means to be human.
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I always liked the Wellcome Museum now they also have a very useful copyright free images collection.  http://www.wellcomecollection.org/explore.aspx

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Daden | Daden Virtual Campus

Daden | Daden Virtual Campus | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Lovely to see the developments in Daden.  Do go and download Unity Web Player so you can have a walk round the Daden Virtual Campus and look at the training Daden have already been involved in.  Like Second Life but without some of the difficulties.  It looks great David!

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Open Source and Social Media are changing society and business. Can it change higher education?

Open Source and Social Media are changing society and business. Can it change higher education? | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Yes, it is already happening. A survey of over 8,000 faculty found that 41% of college professors use social media as a teaching tool, up from around 34% in 2012 (1).The benefits of greater (Social Media can change trend in higher education, it can...
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The headline for this article rather put me off but there are some useful tips here about using social media in HE

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20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic

20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading. Finding new people to follow on Twitter can range from being fun to being a total pain in the neck. Personally, I tend to look for people …
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Some interesting names worth following in Twitter - What do you mean, "I'm not on Twitter"! 

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http://technorati.co

http://technorati.co | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Study: Over 50% say "someone in marketing" handles social media http://ht.ly/xyE29

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ok so this article is about business not education but just imagine that it is talking about University departments.  How does your department function?  How, as a department, do you communicate with students and staff?  Just where on this continuum do you stand?

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infoKits

infoKits | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Our infoKits contain a wealth of 'self-help' material, from simple methodologies to manage projects, risks, change and processes; to image galleries of technology-rich spaces and reflections from leaders to learners showcasing the inspiring use of technology across the sectors.
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Some very useful tool kits created by Jisc.

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A message from Larry: A new CEO and a challenge to the CC community - Creative Commons

A message from Larry: A new CEO and a challenge to the CC community - Creative Commons | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Lawrence Lessig at ETech 2008 / Ed Schipul / CC BY-SA

I am thrilled to welcome Ryan Merkley as the incoming CEO of Creative Commons.

This is an important moment in the history of the organization. After eleven years, CC licenses are globally recognized as the definitive tool for sharing creative works. Millions across the world...
Karen Johnson's insight:

This news is just an opportunity for me to remind everyone about using Creative Commons Licenses.  The CC licenses ensures people know exactly what can and can't be done with your work/property and they are a great copyright learning resource for students.

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Breakthrough in copyright law reform confirmed | CILIP

Breakthrough in copyright law reform confirmed | CILIP | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Hurrah!  At last a move in the right direction in Copyright Law for the UK.  Thank you Naomi for bringing us this excellent news.

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5 Ways to Teach Online Literacy (While Still Teaching Your Core Subject)

5 Ways to Teach Online Literacy (While Still Teaching Your Core Subject) | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
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Whoops put this on the wrong scoop it site!  Oldish now but still very useful for you.

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Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use

Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
I'm writing a book chapter at the moment that celebrates pre-service teachers use of Twitter while studying visual arts as a part of their teacher education studies.  I thought I would share some o...
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A long but interesting account of student teachers using twitter for development of ideas during their training.  Grab a coffee and settle down for a read :)

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Social media at MIT: Behind the scenes at the Media Lab - MIT News Office

Social media at MIT: Behind the scenes at the Media Lab - MIT News Office | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

MIT pulses with social media. A quick visit to MIT Connect reveals the breadth of social media channels here.

Karen Johnson's insight:

This is another article that will stimulate a lot of further discussion.  Not just for researchers but for Departmental Administrators and Course Managers too.  In this article you can see the, "change in the way we do things".

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NowComment.com

NowComment.com | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
NOWCOMMENT

 

Turning Documents into Conversations®

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This looks as if it could be really useful, a discussion tool with a difference.  You can upload a document or picture for people to comment on, if it is a document each comment can be attached to a different paragraph.  It seems to be a much more flexible discussion tool which could encourage people to make more engaged comments.  Worth a try I think.

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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth

Via Gust MEES, Carola Brunnbauer, Glyndwr E-learning, Gino Fransman
Karen Johnson's insight:

Have you used an infographic before?  Here is an opportunity for you to try creating one yourself.  They can be quite good starter points for discussions.

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Jean Claude Le Tellier's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:56 AM

For infographics users

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, June 8, 2013 4:22 AM

Explore this tool to screate your own infographics

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 6:21 AM

List of infographic tools to chose from.