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The State Of Social Business - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

The State Of Social Business - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow} | Computer games | Scoop.it
New research shows companies investing heavily in social media but just 25 percent reporting a commensurate increase in revenues.
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Social media requires digital creativity to be effective - game dev second nature ? 

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odysseas spyroglou's curator insight, February 5, 2014 5:49 PM

Social business and growth.

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Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future?

Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future? | Computer games | Scoop.it
A video and some photos demonstrating 2 differing views on the classroom of the future.

Via David W. Deeds
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The Swedish school gets my vote - focus on student creativity and independent learning.. tech clearly engaged but not mandatory..

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 1, 8:59 AM

Good stuff! 

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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Computer games | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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like buses...

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36 Expert Theories About Social Media [Infographic]

36 Expert Theories About Social Media [Infographic] | Computer games | Scoop.it
When Fast Company asked 36 social media experts for their bite-sized philosophies on social media theory, answers ran the gamut, from the snarky and facetious to the downright serious. Take all of th…

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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easier said than done of course - but I get the drift OK ..

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karen mcgrath's curator insight, February 27, 4:58 AM
A useful guide for the classroom
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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Computer games | Scoop.it
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.

 

Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.


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Now there is an interesting thought - one to nurture ! 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:25 AM

Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.


Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, July 20, 2014 5:34 AM

Thanks, Gust, 4 sharing

Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 21, 2014 12:44 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
www.qurancoaching.com

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Culture Minister meets video game developers in Liverpool at IFB 2014

Culture Minister meets video game developers in Liverpool at IFB 2014 | Computer games | Scoop.it
Ed Vaizey takes part in industry panel discussion at IFB Hub on Mann Island
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Good to hear that UK govt is committed to the games sector !!

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Brains Eden Gaming Festival 2014: Bringing the world to Cambridge

Brains Eden Gaming Festival 2014: Bringing the world to Cambridge | Computer games | Scoop.it
Special editorial features about the global game development industry
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48 hours of game development brilliance in Cambridge !!

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What Happens In A Facebook Minute | infographic

What Happens In A Facebook Minute | infographic | Computer games | Scoop.it

Learn some crazy stats about what happens every minute on Facebook...


Via Lauren Moss
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some shallow stats here give a feel for what is happening..

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Phillip Newsome's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:25 AM

The lesson here is simply don't be overwhelmed by the volume of activity.  Narrow your focus, define your audience as tightly as possible, talk to them in terms relevant to their lives and be creative.

John Norman's curator insight, January 11, 11:22 PM

Nearly as busy as a New York minute! Lots of interesting facts to discuss at your next coffee break. 

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Android TV offers up chance to disrupt TV gaming landscape

At Google I/O, the company announced a fresh new version of its TV and set top box software solution, named Android TV and in so doing is now fully behind the strategy of driving consumer adoption
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Smart TV still neeeds digiotal content and UGC - but funding silos stuck in TV mode - need new digital creative content !!

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40 maps that explain the internet

40 maps that explain the internet | Computer games | Scoop.it
Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world
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Some great maps here that signpost internet technology advances very nicely - worth a look ! 

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Why Google's Billion-Dollar Bet on Twitch.tv Looks Brilliant (GOOGL)

Why Google's Billion-Dollar Bet on Twitch.tv Looks Brilliant (GOOGL) | Computer games | Scoop.it
Three Fools take to the Internet to consider the merits of Google acquiring Twitch.tv. - Tim Beyers - Tech and Telecom
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Who knew that watching other people play games could be compulsive viewing - and a huge commercial opportuinity to boot -wow !!

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The Barriers To Using Social Media In Education (Part 1 of 2) - Edudemic

The Barriers To Using Social Media In Education (Part 1 of 2) - Edudemic | Computer games | Scoop.it
“When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within.” - Kio Start In this article, we have analysed the impact of Social Media on the education sector while also empathizing with educators on their resistance to the use of …
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Some good thinking here and an excellent video embedded with lovely graphic illustration of the current educational dilemma..

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25 Amazing Facts about the Internet [Infographic]

25 Amazing Facts about the Internet [Infographic] | Computer games | Scoop.it

Today more than a third of the world’s population uses internet and it wont be long before the number doubles. It has changed the way we connect, the way we work and share...

Here are some amazing facts that every internet user should know.


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sani_sixfigureincome's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:56 AM

Fantastique. L'histoire du World Wide Web!

Danny Hou's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:53 PM

INTERNET!

Nine0Media's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:37 AM

#Facts #NIne0Media #DIYSEO

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Braben sells £4m worth of shares as Frontier acquires PPA for £5.1m

Braben sells £4m worth of shares as Frontier acquires PPA for £5.1m | Computer games | Scoop.it
Frontier Developments, the company founded by CEO, David Braben, is to pay £5.09 million for Professional Practice Automation LLP, the partnership that owns the royalty rights to Elite, the seminal game that first made Braben’s name.
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Another multi-millionaire Cambriodge based game developer - looks like a very exciting trend to me ; ))

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Which of These 4 Instructional Strategies Do You Use in Your Class ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Which of These 4 Instructional Strategies Do You Use in Your Class ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Computer games | Scoop.it

Instructional strategies, according to Alberta Learning, are “techniques teachers use to help students become independent, strategic learners.


Via Elizabeth E Charles
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beep beep - same vein as as far as I am concerned..

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Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education?

Explainer: what is the hybrid classroom and is it the future of education? | Computer games | Scoop.it
A blend of online and face-to-face teaching is changing the nature of the classroom.

Via Elizabeth E Charles
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Blended education gets my vote - in the same sort of way that variable speed limits do - personalised choice driven by emerging communication media - relevant to a connected future whilst keeping people skills personal.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 21, 7:46 PM

More and more interest into blended learning - useful resource

TRUCE's curator insight, March 2, 3:53 PM

Sound approach in my opinion.

Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 17, 2:15 AM

The future of our classrooms is bright if we can carefully blend innovation with sound principles of education, rather than let one replace the other.

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The Evolution of Blended Learning

The Evolution of Blended Learning | Computer games | Scoop.it
The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education...
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Blended learning - now that's what I am talking about - smooth blending !!

 

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No More 1UPs: Why Video Game Studios Keep Dying - Liam Boluk | Ivey Business Review

No More 1UPs: Why Video Game Studios Keep Dying - Liam Boluk | Ivey Business Review | Computer games | Scoop.it
This piece was originally published by Media REDEF. In many ways, the video gaming industry has never looked more promising: smartphones and tablets have massively expanded the addressable market; wearables (including virtual and augmented reality devices) are enabling new interaction models and experiences; and user generated content allows studios to add depth and re-playability at little-to-no cost. In 2013, the industry generated more than $65 billion in revenue – representing a nearly 30% increase in only …
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Explosive growth atrophying at the high end - middle ground disappearing rapidly - hmm - new ideas for profitable distribution needed.. encourage fledgling creatives - PSN/Steam ??

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Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge. | Computer games | Scoop.it
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0
“And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic, accounting, customer relation management, lead generation…”
The digital mutation is also profoundly disrupting how knowledge is acquired, organized and shared. Knowledge is an intangible, yet strategic asset of any enterprise. With businesses becoming more virtual and dematerialized, its value is patently and rapidly growing. Continue reading →
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Acquiring apropriate knowledge remains in the eyes of the beholder !!

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The Future of Web and Technology [Infographic]

The Future of Web and Technology [Infographic] | Computer games | Scoop.it

Infographic on The Future of Web and Technology describes on the trending products and innovations growing rapidly year by year. Augmented reality and its products being the core of advanced technologies in the future. Google glass, augmented reality based wearable gadgets, 3d printers, cloud computing, educational technology, leap motion, another AR product Oculus Rift, AR contact lenses, agent smartwatch and related gadgets, all contribute to the web and technology.


Via Lauren Moss
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Another interesting area for games and generesal digital creativity.. now where did I put that Bamzooki ?

 

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Orlando Delgado's curator insight, July 4, 2014 1:46 PM

Wearable gadgets and other trends taking off...

Triangle Software's curator insight, July 6, 2014 7:44 AM

With so many technology innovations being developed and implemented - what do you see as the next innovation for your industry?

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UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry | Business Wire

UK Govt Backs Geomerics to Revolutionize the Movie Industry | Business Wire | Computer games | Scoop.it
Geomerics, an ARM® company, has won backing from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to help it bring real-time graphics rendering tech
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Now there is a bold claim - Geomerics looking good !! 

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David Braben: Is the government doing enough for computing? | Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for

David Braben: Is the government doing enough for computing? | Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for | Computer games | Scoop.it
It was created to fill the perceived gap in computing education with creators Evan Upton and David Braben both noticing a glaring need to move people away from being mere consumers of technology to become creators. And with the Pi has come freedom. “The Pi has had a lot of exposure and ...
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Digital creativity takes the spotlight in UK education from September 2014 - hopefully ; ))

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London and Cambridge ahead of the rest in the entrepreneurial stakes - Cambridge News

London and Cambridge ahead of the rest in the entrepreneurial stakes - Cambridge News | Computer games | Scoop.it
London and Cambridge ahead of the rest in the entrepreneurial stakes Cambridge News A new report - Start me up: Creating Britain's entrepreneurial ecosystem - highlights the dominance of London and Cambridge in leading the UK's entrepreneurial...

Via Kevin Coleman – Alliantus Limited
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London - Cambridge - Brighton links - virtuous triangle ?

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REPORT: China $3B mobile game market is about to overtake the States - SuperData Research

REPORT: China $3B mobile game market is about to overtake the States - SuperData Research | Computer games | Scoop.it
The Chinese mobile game market is on track to generate an estimated $3 billion this year, with an average revenue per paying user of $32.46 compared to...
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That is a big surprise - all the talk previously has been about Chinese gamers not actually spending money..

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How To Use Social Media In Education (Part 2 of 2) - Edudemic

How To Use Social Media In Education (Part 2 of 2) - Edudemic | Computer games | Scoop.it
(this is a continuation from yesterday’s article about barriers to using social media in education) The first step towards applying social media into education starts with empowering teachers by giving them freedom to use social media to engage with students and giving them the freedom to come-up with innovative ways of teaching using technology. On …
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Nice to see creative and intelligent use of social media to support education - as opposed to luddite mentality of incumbent media tech bashing..

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Computer games | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Interesting idea/s here for creative project learning/development...

 

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Acharya Narmaada K.R.Das's curator insight, May 3, 2014 3:24 AM
In India too This sort of Create Learning has begun .Know Books know Tension ,Know Born/Orthopedic problems.Each Country /State In World should agree .Education is only to teach Basic's But Innovatory Learning sure help over all / Malty functional ,Is for sure. Love & Blessings.
Ra's curator insight, May 3, 2014 4:54 AM

Divorce your school from bells and national standards drive n data production in favour of connections. developing problem based learning requires questioning the structure that our schools operate within. Counter. Culture. 

AleksBlumentals's curator insight, May 6, 2014 2:50 AM

Learning by doing has always been a pattern to master a craft. This is particularly true for the  new-normal which cannot simply be taught as it is not there yet. 

What i mean is that the higher skill of entrepreneurship must be mastered in the same way: by doing, but with an OS that enables better results