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Learning to learn: asking questions and taking names

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By Ally Greer:


There are such things as stupid questions.


Just kidding, there aren’t. (Got your attention, though, right?)

 

I don’t care how many times we were told this growing up – I always find myself thinking, “Don’t ask that, that’s dumb. You should know that.” Well, guess what? Like I talked about in my last post, so many people of today’s world are in a perpetual state of learning. There is always something that seems obvious to one person that another person might not have ever thought about. The whole reason that conversing with others can be so amazing is because everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. Why we view this as being stupid and not as an opportunity to extract new information is beyond me.


Don’t be afraid to keep asking.


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Worth going through this post. If you don't know - learn - how to ask questions, you won't keep learning. Agreed - there are no stupid questions.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:06 PM

Asking and answering questions quickly becomes the foundation for lifelong learning. Ally's insights reveal a young mind that's already addicted to learning (foreever).  A great read. 

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Four Apps That Change the Way County Governments Operate - PublicCEO.com

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It was amazing to see the different ways counties are using mobility to improve citizen engagement and services to its residents.
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Daily Report: As Social Media Studies Proliferate, Experts Weigh Ethics Guidelines - New York Times (blog)

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Daily Report: As Social Media Studies Proliferate, Experts Weigh Ethics Guidelines New York Times (blog) Professor Hancock was a co-author of the Facebook study in which the social network quietly manipulated the news feeds of nearly 700,000 people...
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Digital Curation: Definitions, Tools, and Strategies

The slides were used in my talk about digital curation given at the Central NY ASTD Event held at the Everson Museum on 7/31/14

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 12, 7:56 AM

Insights from David Kelly, Program Director at the eLearning Guild.

Dirk Mast's curator insight, August 15, 4:28 AM

I love the comment on the hydrant slide reading " getting information from the internet is like drinking from a fire hydrant".

Searches always bring TOO much information so you feel overwhelmed. Also, we now ALWAYS struggle in determining what is good information, and what is trash. We do indeed feel like we're drowning at times, or just being "hosed" by sites that just waste your time aggregating traffic. I wish there was a browser that would eliminate the needless flow of advertising and extraneous mind numbing trash!

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There Are No Shortcuts to Success in Social Media - Entrepreneur

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I have been in social media for four years. The last two years I have invested a lot of my time in educating myself and honing my skills.
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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic

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A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

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Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, July 28, 6:48 PM

Ever wondered how teens are using social media? Take a look at the link to find out which platforms are more popular and how frequently they are visited by teens and tweens!

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Flipkart launches e-learning category - Zee News

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Zee News Flipkart launches e-learning category Zee News "The availability of eBooks, certificate courses and online tests - all on one platform, will make the entire process of buying/accessing e-learning material very easy for students who form a...
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Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds - Education Week News (blog)

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Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds Education Week News (blog) The Digital Inclusion Survey collected data from over 3,000 public libraries across the nation to find widespread technology improvements, including...
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'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know

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Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know.
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Do Social Media Foster Self-Centeredness or Empathy?

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The growth of social networking websites is believed to have shifted the nature of our social relationships, as well as how we present and perceive ourselves.

But experts disagree on whether social media, like Facebook, allows us to connect, or become more self-centered and less empathetic towards others.

A new study by Tracy Alloway, Ph.D., of the University of North Florida, investigated the relationship among adult Facebook users, between ages 18 and 50, and found a mixed bag:

 

 some Facebook features are linked to selfishness and others may encourage empathy.

 

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor


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Reading in The Mobile Era Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

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The Reading in The Mobile Era Infographic shows how mobile technology can advance literacy and learning in underserved communities around the world.

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AAUP conference sessions focus on academic freedom in relation to social media @insidehighered

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Infographic: World Cup Mania on Social Media

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A whopping 3.6 billion people are expected to watch 64 matches over 32 days, and talk about it on social media.
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New Premium Training Webinar Announced: Design Thinking for e-Learning ... - PR Web (press release)

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Online Learning and Digital Books - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

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Online Learning and Digital Books
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Put students and faculty around a table and throw out all the technology.
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e-job: Guest Blogging | Get Educated Guest Blogging Online Learning Guide

e-job: Guest Blogging | Get Educated Guest Blogging Online Learning Guide | Creating a Digital Tech Community | Scoop.it

How to Become a Get Educated Guest Blogger

Who Can Be a Guest Blogger?

If you are a genuine online learning expert we want you chatting up our readers with your intelligent musings, whether that be in the form of articles, infographics, or video shorts.

We especially welcome book authors, course developers, ed tech geeks, and online students and teachers alike who are interested in shedding light on online learning and the future of higher education.


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If you have the subject matter expertise and blogging skills Get Educated may be a good ride. Network and get paid a modest stipend... could lead anywhere.


(On a side note 15 years ago  I got my first online teaching job via a Get-Educated job ad.)

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Top 10 Online Tools That Every Content Writer Must Know

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First there was the content. Content is king. Every content creator knows that creating super cool content every day - it's a hell job. That's why we need special tools to help us in creating content. Here is a list of ten fantastic tools, and just to be nice, they have been arranged in order of greatness. The first ones are the best ever the bottom ones are still top jaw droopingly great, but are just not as fantastic as the ones listed above.
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Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

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Brent Schlenker:


Despite the technology being the catalyst for changing everything, 21st Century Learning is about People, NOT technology. It's about the shift in power and control...


...It may be important for some people to understand pedagogy, but in the corporate world employees and customers just want convenient access to the information they need to be productive: No pedagogy required. 


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#professionaldevelopment #corporatelearning #continuingEd

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 12:17 AM

I'm not sure I agree with Brent entirely.  Creating content capable of mobile delivery that is both accurate and engaging requires professional skills.  Locating, Evaluating and Ethically using mobile learning content takes a bit of training too.


I do completely agree that 21st Century information access shifts power and control from traditional sources like government agencies and universities to people everywhere.  


Learning how to learn, and becoming information fluent is what I teach people how to do.  It's not ivory tower stuff.  You can learn it independently or via organized online classes or (gasp) in an enlightened classroom.  There's the power! CHOICE!

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Celebrate Your Social Media Successes, but Don't Forget that Community Trust is the Key | Social Media Today

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Leading a University Into the Digital Future - Campus Technology

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Some universities announce campuswide technology initiatives with great fanfare, only to see enthusiasm fizzle after a few early successes.
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Uncommon Sense: Global Trends That Will Affect Us All | Mitch Barns

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Earlier this week, I had the honor of participating in a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The topic—“Global trends that will affect us all”—hit on the key issues that will shape our economies and cultures for the next 20 years.
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Mitch Barns, Nielsen CEO, looks at future trends and provides a thoughtful look forward.
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Social Media Requires Being Human

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While on a trip to California to speak at an event last month, I took the opportunity to see how hospitality and travel companies respond (or don’t respond) using Twitter. I hope you enjoy the less…

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Human being is the starting point from which all human becoming emerges. We are in relationships with our social media. Becoming aware of that allows us more freedom in those relationships.

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Facebook tinkered with users' emotions in experiment

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Facebook has been playing with its users' emotions, and now a lot of people are upset.
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Does Facebook really want to put "people first"? While we all know that nothing we post is private and Facebook has access to it, this type of "research" has ethical considerations. The academic and university standard for this would require the researcher(s) to submit a detailed and well- founded proposal to a Human Subjects Review Committee and then wait for approval. If approved, the subjects of the research would be aware of their participation. Why should we exempt our digital tech and social media companies from long-established guidelines put in place to protect people from deception and possible ill effects. First, do no harm.

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Thought Leadership in the Social Age | Social Media Today

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Social media is where public thinking happens. So if you want to be a thought leader, you must lead on social media. Lead not only on social media, but like the tree falling in the woods, if you want to be heard you’ve got to fall among thinking people.
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High-Tech for Small Cities: 8 Digital Tools Everyone Should Have – Next City

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Former interim Code for America co-executive director Abhi Nemani talks about what it would take to bring digital government to his hometown.
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Our Hyperconnected Future: Roundup of the 2014 MIT Tech Review Digital ... - Singularity Hub

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Our Hyperconnected Future: Roundup of the 2014 MIT Tech Review Digital ...
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I recently attended the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit in San Francisco. The topics du jour?
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