Digital learning, literacies & identities
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Digital learning, literacies & identities
This Scoop.it was originally set up to explore issues re: digital learning, literacies, and identities in the CT231 Professional Skills module; the  module is no longer offered but the community continues.
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5 Steps To Make You A Better Researcher - Edudemic

The following steps will offer you a bit of insight into how you can become a better researcher using some simple web tools like mind maps and bookmarklets.

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, February 10, 2013 5:17 AM

very simple steps to follow - bookmarking, mindmap then classify your bookmarks, structure your research summary, set deadlines

Catherine Cronin's comment, March 26, 2013 5:21 PM
CT231 students: some useful advice for your future research projects
Tom Hood's curator insight, March 28, 2013 7:24 AM

We are all researchers as our "body of knowledge" moves from "stocks" to "flows". This is some great simple advice to help us keep our L>C (Rate of Learning greater than the rate of change).

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How to avoid information overload

How to avoid information overload | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it
Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings, says we desperately need skilled knowledge curators to offset the risk of information overload.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:52 PM

This is an interesting article in large part, because it references thinking that is over 50 years old. The problem is not a new one. What is new is the new scale of information and the lack of voice saying we have to find a a way to come to terms with it.

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Anatomy, Grammar, Syntax & Taxonomy of a Hyperlink

Anatomy, Grammar, Syntax & Taxonomy of a Hyperlink | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it
Hyperlinks make the World Wide Web what it is. If links did not exist, EVERY web page would be a stand alone. Let's take a close look at these "clickable thingies" :) I  like the metaphor of thinki...
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Great advice for bloggers, new and experienced.

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Why Students Need Personal Learning Portfolios More than We Do

Why Students Need Personal Learning Portfolios More than We Do | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it
This post explores Personal Learning Portfolios [PLPs], an extension of a Personal Learning Environment. I review briefly PLPs for professionals, but focus on the potential and promise that PLPs ho...
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CT231 students are encouraged to organise and share their work online; the concept of a Personal Learning Portfolio is useful in this respect. The control of the portfolio is the student's alone, not the institution's.

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Developing Digital Citizens by Dr. Alec Couros

Digital identity, digital citizenship, digital literacies -- thought-proking images & ideas in this presentation by @courosa

 


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Escape your search engine Filter Bubble

Escape your search engine Filter Bubble | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

An illustrated guide to the Filter Bubble -- and how to pop it.

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Higher education’s destination by 2020

""The transmission of knowledge need no longer be tethered to a college campus. The technical affordances of cloud-based computing, digital textbooks, mobile connectivity, high-quality streaming video, and “just-in-time” information gathering have pushed vast amounts of knowledge to the “placeless” Web. This has sparked a robust re-examination of the modern university’s mission and its role within networked society."


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Personal Learning Environments as conscious learning strategies

Personal Learning Environments as conscious learning strategies | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

A fascinating interview with Ismael Peña Lopes about PLE's and reimagining education. "I do not think there are different PLEs for teachers/researchers or students, but all of them are nodes of the same mesh. It will just happen that in some topics some nodes in that mesh will be denser than others, or that knowledge flows more fluently in some directions than others, but it will be a matter of
flows (thus temporary) rather than of architectures (or structural)."

 


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Effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades

Effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Rey Junco (2010) Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. This paper describes our semester- long experimental study to determine if using Twitter for educationally relevant purposes can impact college student engagement and grades. The study provides experimental evidence that Twitter can be used as an educational tool to help engage students and to mobilize faculty into a more active and participatory role.


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Maggie Verster's curator insight, February 20, 2013 2:12 AM

Yeahh so glad some twitter research is starting to trickle through and confirming what we already know.

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Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE

Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Terrific article by Randy Bass. We need more "boundary-crossing, integrative and socially networked experiences" in higher education.

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Learning with 'e's: The Commons touch

Learning with 'e's: The Commons touch | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Copyright, copyleft and Creative Commons - find open content & share your own content openly. Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) describes how, and why.

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Quickly Find & Insert Free Creative Commons Photos in WordPress

Quickly Find & Insert Free Creative Commons Photos in WordPress | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

A useful tool for bloggers!


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Towards Digital Fluency

This is a great presentation, containing rich images and video. Alec Couros (@courosa) is making a somewhat fine distinction between digital literacies and digital fluency, but overall, the content of this presentation is what we have explored in CT231 Professional Skills within the context of digital literacies. Worth a view.


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Study: Facebook Users More Protective Even as They Reveal More About Themselves

Study: Facebook Users More Protective Even as They Reveal More About Themselves | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it
Facebook users in one university network have become more wary of revealing sensitive personal information to the public even as they seem to be revealing much more about themselves to Facebook and its third-party business partners, an academic...
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Survey of undergraduates: "“over time, the amount and scope of personal information that Facebook users have revealed to friends’ profiles seems to have markedly increased — and thus, so have disclosures to Facebook itself, third-party apps, and (indirectly) advertisers.”

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Enacting Digital Identities

This presentation describes an exploration of digital identities within the context of an undergraduate IT module. The rationale (and resources) for exploring digital literacies and digital identity within the module is described, as well as student reactions and opinions.

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Galway CT231 students join #icollab

Galway CT231 students join #icollab | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it
Over the coming weeks, CT231 students will have the opportunity to collaborate with students in Spain (Barcelona), Germany (Berlin), New Zealand (Auckland) and the UK (Salford) on the iCollaborate ...
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Enacting digital identity

Enacting digital identity | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it
When we ask our students to share online — in a discussion forum within an LMS; in a wiki, course blog, Google Doc or Facebook group; on Twitter or anywhere on the open web — we are inv...
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Digital identity considerations for educators and students interacting in online spaces.

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Exploring Digital Identities (CT231 class blog)

Exploring Digital Identities (CT231 class blog) | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

This post from our CT231 class blog summarises student reflections on various social networks and our engagement with key questions about digital identity.

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Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.


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Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:13 AM

Learn all about curation here

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Pecha Kucha: tips, resources & examples

Pecha Kucha: tips, resources & examples | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Pecha Kucha is not just a useful presentation format for conferences, it can be a great learning experience for students. Here are some PK tips and resources for presenters, organisers, teachers, lecturers and students.

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Expanding learning space and time at #ICTEdu

Expanding learning space and time at #ICTEdu | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Our experience using Twitter in CT231 was shared at the ICT in Education Conference on May 19th, using this as an example of social media blurring the boundaries between formal and informal learning and the rigid roles of educator/teacher/lecturer and student.

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Social Networking with Our Students | digital identity, privacy & authenticity

Sharing some of our learning experiences using Twitter and Google+ in CT231 with other educators at the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference #pelc12. Thanks to all CT231 students for participation in this work.

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Resources for exploring digital identity, privacy and authenticity

Resources for exploring digital identity, privacy and authenticity | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

A description of why we explore digital identity and privacy in CT231 --and why we use social networks to do it. A summary of useful resources is included, to share with other students and educators. #open_scholarship

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Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential

Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Straight talking from Howard Rheingold: the importance of tech skills, mindfulness, crap detection, participation and collaboration. Howard's new book is Net Smart.

(Interview via Media Shift)

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Really Useful Train's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:19 AM

Trainers can no longer lurk at the  edges and watch as the  learners  engage with each other and with social media 

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Copyright and Creative Commons

Copyright and Creative Commons | Digital learning, literacies & identities | Scoop.it

Another excellent video from Common Craft which explains copyright and Creative Commons -- addressing both "why" and "how" to use CC licenses.

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