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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"As you can see, there really isn’t a single comprehensive definition for what is (or is not) curation. However, a few truths about curation do apply to everyone.

  1. The amount of digital information that is available is staggering, and finding what you need online is increasingly challenging.
  2. Those that are able to find information and bring it to the audience that values it are creating tremendous value.
  3. The amount of data available, and the need to find someone to curate it, increases every day."
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Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption | McKinsey & Company

Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption | McKinsey & Company | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"More than 60 percent of the world’s population remains offline. Without removing crucial deterrents to Internet adoption, little will change—and more than 4 billion people may be left behind ..."

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Growth of online reading fuels new achievement gap, researchers say

Growth of online reading fuels new achievement gap, researchers say | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"University of Connecticut researchers say a new study points to significant income-based gaps in how students read and comprehend material on the Internet ..."

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Google's Drive for Education offers free, unlimited storage

Google's Drive for Education offers free, unlimited storage | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Google Apps for Education just got a little bit sweeter: In the coming weeks, new and existing customers will have access to Drive for Education, an academic version of its online storage ..."

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Twelve excellent iPad apps for music education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Twelve excellent iPad apps for music education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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Are tablets the way out of child illiteracy?

Are tablets the way out of child illiteracy? | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"Give them technology that they may have never seen before, and students' brains will work wonders ..."

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Meet Amelia: the computer that's after your job - Telegraph

Meet Amelia: the computer that's after your job - Telegraph | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"A new artificially intelligent computer system called 'Amelia' – that can read and understand text, follow processes, solve problems and learn from experience – could replace humans in a wide range of low-level jobs  ..."

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From the article:  "Amelia has already been trialled within a number of Fortune 1000 companies, in   areas such as manning technology help desks, procurement processing,   financial trading operations support and providing expert advice for field   engineers.

In each of these environments, she has learnt not only from reading existing   manuals and situational context but also by observing and working with her   human colleagues and discerning for herself a map of the business processes   being followed." 

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Stephen Downes: ‘This is the next era of learning’

Stephen Downes: ‘This is the next era of learning’ | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

In this guest post, Stephen Downes introduces us to the next generation of learning technologies: ‘learning and performance support systems’. Launching in beta this month, the technology is expected to take the online learning experience to a whole new level ..."

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Minority languages: Cookies, caches and cows

Minority  languages: Cookies, caches and cows | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"...Translators must express technological terms in languages shaped by livestock, farming and fishing, and choose alternatives for culture-specific words such as “cookie”, “file” and “mouse” ..."

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Helge Scherlund's eLearning News: Online learning is just as effective as traditional education

Helge Scherlund's eLearning News: Online learning is just as effective as traditional education | Creative teaching and learning | Scoop.it

"We studied student learning in the MOOC 8.MReV Mechanics ReView, run on the edX.org open source platform. We studied learning in two ways. We administered 13 conceptual questions both before and after instruction, analyzing the results using standard techniques for pre- and posttesting ..."

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48 iPad apps that support a student-centered workflow