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Revolutionizing Libraries with Social Media

Revolutionizing Libraries with Social Media | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
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The corridor of uncertainty: Learning is perpetual beta

The corridor of uncertainty: Learning is perpetual beta | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Jay Cross has written an interesting article, Should Learning Content be in Perpetual Beta? The concept of perpetual beta is several years old now and typifies the innovation spirit behind a lot of the dotcom boom. Beta versions used to be test versions of a product that only a select few could use in order to iron out problems before official release. Only a fully tested product could be sold to customers. However in the rush to keep ahead of the competition companies started releasing beta versions for public use, generally for free, encouraging users to test and give feedback on the faults. Google became very clever at making these beta tests by invitation only and the chosen few felt privileged to be test pilots.
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Should Learning Content be in Perpetual Beta? – Guest post by Jay Cross

Should Learning Content be in Perpetual Beta? – Guest post by Jay Cross | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
What is a "beta version"? "We could take beta off all of our products tomorrow, and we wouldn't actually have accomplished anything...If it's on there for five years because we think we're going to make major changes for five years, that's fine."  Google co-founder Larry Page Beta is the last, still buggy, version of software …
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Donald Clark Plan B: Mortenson’s 'Three Cups of Bullshit'

Donald Clark Plan B: Mortenson’s 'Three Cups of Bullshit' | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Remember ‘Three Cups of Tea’ by Greg Mortenson. It was in the NY Times Bestseller list for 220 weeks and was published in over 29 lnguagesgreat book, beloved by book clubs, a perfect story of heartfelt anecdotes, real schools in rural areas lifting people out of poverty. Except it wasn’t (many of you may know this, I didn;t). His stories turned out to be largely fiction, the money misspent, schools not built and when they were, they failed as they had no on-going support. Underlying this mess was a dangerous premise – that charity-fed schooling solves the problem of poverty.

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Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook | Edudemic

Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook | Edudemic | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Consider bringing Facebook into your class as a collaborative tool. Why not use the benefits of Facebook to communicate and increase involvement?
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Used Effectively or Simply Used?

Used Effectively or Simply Used? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Beth Holland shared her presentation "Used Effectively or Simply Used" from the ASCD conference 2015 as a slide deck via Twitter. The message from her slides caught my attention... I kept thinking ...

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 AM

Lovely reflection by @langwitches on the questions raised by @rbholland in her presentation.

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Hybrid Pedagogy | All learning is necessarily hybrid.

Hybrid Pedagogy | All learning is necessarily hybrid. | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy.
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What’s the matter with ebooks? In our praise for print, we forget the great virtues of digital formats.

What’s the matter with ebooks? In our praise for print, we forget the great virtues of digital formats. | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Do print versions still have an advantage over electronic formats? Ebook sales may be reaching a plateau but Dan Cohen argues there may be much more dark reading going on than the stats are showing...
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» Differences between students using PLE and LMS systems Virtual Canuck

I don’t usually comment on articles in “closed” journals, but making an exception in this case. I hope you can find it in a library data base, or one of the authors uploads it to a public site or you can “rent ” it from Wiley for 48 hours for $6! The article:

Casquero, O., Ovelar, R., Romo, J., & Benito, M. (2015). Reviewing the differences in size, composition and structure between the personal networks of high- and low-performing students. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(1), 16-31.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12110.

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:10 PM

Here are good ideas presented in a light graphic fashion.  A written version of the 15 Rules is found below the infographic. 

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 26, 8:22 AM

Nice reference.

 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, March 29, 8:04 AM

Thanks!!!

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Digital society at a crossroads: Do we want learners or consumers?

Digital society at a crossroads: Do we want learners or consumers? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Maker Party in Kampala. Photo by Lawrence Kisuuki

Digital literacy is just as important as reading, writing and maths. This is the message the Mozilla Foundation,
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Blended Study: 10 Ways to Use Tech While You Learn - InformED

Blended Study: 10 Ways to Use Tech While You Learn - InformED | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

We hear a lot about blended learning from an instructor's perspective, but what about from a student's perspective? In what ways can students use technology to support learning inside and outside their course sessions?

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/blended-study/#ixzz3VL3jrnmz

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Video-based feedback on student assessment: scarily personal | Henderson | Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

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Assessment feedback is an important part of students’ learning experiences; however, text-based feedback has limitations. This article proposes an alternative in the form of individualised video recordings of the lecturer discussing each assignment. This research reports on 126 undergraduate and postgraduate students’ reactions to 5-minute videos recorded by their teachers. The findings confirm that the majority of students valued the video feedback over text-based forms. In particular, video-based feedback was reported by students as being individualised (specific) and personalised (valorising identity and effort); supportive, caring and motivating; clear, detailed and unambiguous; prompting reflection; and constructive, which led to future strategising. Several potential weaknesses were also identified, including an initial anxiety about watching the videos, and the difficulty in matching the comments in the video-based feedback to the text-based assignment. Like the students, the teachers also reported that they valued the video feedback process, particularly in terms of being more time-efficient, facilitating quality especially in the form of feed forward comments, and rejuvenating teacher enthusiasm. The article concludes with implications for future research.
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What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom

What impact? 5 ways to put research into practice in the 1-to-1 classroom | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Technology in the classroom has had a long and chequered history. Traditionally, the debate around its utility has been dominated by bouncy edtech evangelists in one corner, promising technology-fueled educational transformation, and by staunch technology sceptics opposite, reminding us all that, as far as they can see, said transformation is yet to manifest itself after decades of digital technology use.

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McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Embrace Open Learning

McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Embrace Open Learning | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Collaboration combines popular software with powerful analytics to promote personalized learning experiences in schools.
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Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates

Fee payments lift MOOC completion rates | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
A study has found paying a small fee makes students in online courses more diligent.
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Donald Clark Plan B: Sir Ken Robinson: ‘Creative’ with the truth?

Donald Clark Plan B: Sir Ken Robinson: ‘Creative’ with the truth? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Do schools kills creativity? Sir Ken Robinson (we’ve learnt to be wary in the UK of anyone whose first name is ‘Sir’) has achieved saintly status through his three TED talks and RSA animation, on this very subject. It is difficult to go to any educational conference without being assaulted by the accusation that ‘Creativity’ has been sacrificed on the altar of traditional education and schooling. Robinson’s main thrust is that all children are born ‘creative’ and that school knocks it out of them. I'm not so sure.

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Why We Should Flip Education Conferences | Edudemic

Why We Should Flip Education Conferences | Edudemic | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Particulars could change from conference to conference, but the gist of a flipped conference is this: lectures are replaced by more interactive discussions.
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The corridor of uncertainty: Sometimes I just want to learn on my own

The corridor of uncertainty: Sometimes I just want to learn on my own | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Maybe I'm weird but when I'm at a concert and the singer says "come on everyone clap your hands!" or "everyone get up and dance" I instinctively dig in my heels and refuse. I simply don't like being told to enjoy myself or being forced to participate. If I want to I will but I don't like being ordered to.

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Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face instruction with technology-mediated learning.
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5 Ways to Use StumbleUpon in Education | Edudemic

5 Ways to Use StumbleUpon in Education | Edudemic | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a StumbleUpon aficionado or have yet to use this site, keep reading because it has the potential to be beneficial in your classroom.
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The corridor of uncertainty: Learners or consumers?

The corridor of uncertainty: Learners or consumers? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago encyclopedia salesmen came to your door offering you the chance to ensure your child's future by buying their splendidly illustrated ten-volume encyclopedia. Many parents dutifully signed up for these offers and proudly placed the volumes in pride of place in the living room bookshelf, hoping that this goldmine of knowledge would give their children an advantage in school. However simply having access to content, no matter how well-produced, does not of course lead to learning. The content is a good starting point and inspiration but learning requires action, testing, discussing, failing and trying again.

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3 Ways to Support Flipping Faculty -- Campus Technology

3 Ways to Support Flipping Faculty -- Campus Technology | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Reinventing classes in a flipped format takes a lot of time and effort. Here's how three institutions have created a support structure for faculty making the switch.
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Donald Clark Plan B: 7 reasons: Why we need to kill boring ‘learning objectives’!

Donald Clark Plan B: 7 reasons: Why we need to kill boring ‘learning objectives’! | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

At the end of this course you will….” zzzzzzzzz……. How to kill learning before it has even started. Imagine if every movie started with a list of objectives; “in this film you will watch the process of a ship sail from Southampton, witness the catastrophic effect of icebergs on shipping, witness death at sea but understand that romance will be provided to keep you engaged”. Imagine Abraham Lincoln listing his objectives before delivering the Gettysburg Address. Imagine each episode of Breaking Bad starting with its objectives. It makes NO sense.

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Don’t Waste Your Time on Inspiration

Don’t Waste Your Time on Inspiration | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
The more you look for inspiration: the less you make. 

You could spend entire work days browsing galleries and portfolios online hoping to find a spark for your own creative ideas. Unfortunately the pursuit of inspiration is a way to feel productive without actually producing anything.

 
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Kodak and Higher Ed | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

Kodak and Higher Ed | Technology and Learning @insidehighered | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
“What if? What if somebody else would have been a little more innovative? If the Board would have thought, ‘Let’s think a little bit further out.’” This quote starts the video essay that accompanies the fantastic 3/20 NYTimes story: At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film. What if? It is impossible to read this quote, and learn the Kodak story, without asking if we are making the same mistake in higher ed?
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