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Collect, Organize, Share and Collaborate on Multimedia Collections with Moxtra

 

 


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Note: Have a look at Robin's comment below. As usual he is spot on. Plus this review includes some related links. Thanks and a tip-of-the-hat to Robin

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wanderingsalsero's comment, March 7, 2013 4:38 AM
Doesn't this venture rather far down path of specialization? First....what can it do that you can't do with several other platforms? Second...how is it any better than putting a YouTube Channel on a mobile platform?
Robin Good's comment, March 7, 2013 5:31 AM
Wanderingsalsero, name one other platform that gives the same features across devices and OSes and also name one that integrates a real-time meeting option supported by VoIP. Then we can discuss further.
Rod Murray's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:49 AM

Content Curation on Mobiles

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What can I do with my educational data? (#lak13)

What can I do with my educational data? (#lak13) | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:47 PM

I want to compare what data about my learning activity I can access across 3 different MOOC courses and the online spaces I have interacted in on each and see if I can identify any potentially meaningful patterns, networks which would help me reflective and understand better, my learning experiences. I also want to explore see how/if learning analytics approaches could help me in terms of contributing to my personal learning environment (PLE) in relation to MOOCs, and if it is possible to illustrate the different "success" measures from each course provider in a coherent way.

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TED Prize Winner: The School In the Cloud

TED Prize Winner: The School In the Cloud | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Education has been a growing theme at TED. It's one that seems to strongly resonate across the community, from techies to creatives to entrepreneurs to big business C.E.O.'s. One idea that is gaining popularity is around the notion that education has to encourage and reinforce kids' natural curiosity. Unfortunately, conventional education does a very efficient job of beating kids' natural curiosity out of them. This year's TED prize winner, Dr. Sugata Mitra—the first to step up to $1 million in prize money—tackles this issue head on.

 

Dr. Mitra, an educational researcher and professor of educational technology at Newcastle University (UK), wishes to design the School in the Cloud—a learning lab in India, based on his vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE). The school draws inspiration from Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments, in which he observed children both learning and teaching on their own and without any guidance or intervention." from source: http://www.linkedin.com

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There is not much I can say, but Congratulations to Dr. Mitra and WAKE UP America!  Many of you all who are reading this already know the value of Dr. Mitra's work, if only indirectly by using similar techniques and technologies yourselves. It is becoming critical that administrators, as well as local, state, and federal education agencies and personnel better understand what they must do to preserve an nation of life long learners. 

 

Thank you T.E.D. administrators, staff, and community for bringing this to the attention of your world wide community. Dr. Mitra well deserves this award.

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Why Does Privacy Matter? One Scholar's Answer

Why Does Privacy Matter? One Scholar's Answer | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
If we want to protect privacy, we should be more clear about why it is important.

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Our privacy is now at risk in unprecedented ways, but, sadly, the legal system is lagging behind the pace of innovation. Indeed, the last major privacy law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, was passed in 1986! While an update to the law -- spurred on by the General Petraeus scandal -- is in the works, it only aims to add some more protection to electronic communication like emails. This still does not shield our privacy from other, possibly nefarious, ways that our data can be collected and put to use. Some legislators would much rather not have legal restrictions that could, as Rep. Marsha Blackburn stated in an op-ed, "threaten the lifeblood of the Internet: data." Consider Rep. Blackburn's remarks during an April 2010 Congressional hearing: "[A]nd what happens when you follow the European privacy model and take information out of the information economy? ... Revenues fall, innovation stalls and you lose out to innovators who choose to work elsewhere."

 

Even though the practices of many companies such as Facebook are legal, there is something disconcerting about them. Privacy should have a deeper purpose than the one ascribed to it by those who treat it as a currency to be traded for innovation, which in many circumstances seems to actually mean corporate interests. To protect our privacy, we need a better understanding of its purpose and why it is valuable.


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Wildcat2030's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:52 AM

An important read..

Kurt Laitner's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:20 PM

"Privacy should have a deeper purpose than the one ascribed to it by those who treat it as a currency to be traded for innovation, which in many circumstances seems to actually mean corporate interests....It is better understood as an important buffer that gives us space to develop an identity that is somewhat separate from the surveillance, judgment, and values of our society and culture...we must decide if we really want to live in a society that treats every action as a data point to be analyzed and traded like currency...Privacy is not just something we enjoy. It is something that is necessary for us to: develop who we are; form an identity that is not dictated by the social conditions that directly or indirectly influence our thinking, decisions, and behaviors; and decide what type of society we want to live in."

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"These aren’t single tools to “try,” but news ways to think about how learners access media, how educators define success, and what the roles of immense digital communities should be in popularizing new learning models." from: source: http://www.teachthought.com/


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This is a good article about shifts from traditional modes of learning and training to come in line with emerging trends in teaching and training. It presents a wholistic concept for how a teacher can combine analog and digital processes and concetps to ensure successful experiences for the learner.

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Barbara Truman's curator insight, February 28, 2013 8:12 AM

Many of these principles apply to cross-generational learning that can take place all the time, everywhere if we figure out how to make it so. 

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DIY E-Book Publishing: An Intro To What You Need To Know

DIY E-Book Publishing: An Intro To What You Need To Know | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Here's an overview of e-publishing principles and skills, as well as specific services you should be aware of given their current prominence in the market.

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See Robin's comment below. He always has good information about the Scoop'ed item. Thanks, Robin.

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 23, 2013 7:46 AM



Brian Klerns offers some good tidbits of information for anyone considering to publish an ebook by providing a good overview of the key things that he needs to know.


From the basic tools, file formats and down to the alternative distribution options available to you, the article offers a good summary of what you need to know and where to find it.


Of particular view, especially for those more interested in keeping up with this field, is Mr Klerns short selection of online ebook publishing resources he suggests to follow. These are:


→ Digital Book World (digitalbookworld.com): This site (by F+W Media, parent company of WD) offers news, analysis and interviews about e-book publishing. Start by reading the series of articles about maximizing sales through the Amazon Kindle by Carolyn McCray.


→ The Book Designer (thebookdesigner.com): Joel Friedlander offers practical advice and information on self-publishing digitally or in print.


→ Kindle Direct Publishing forums (forums.kindledirectpublishing.com): While most digital publishing services offer their own forums, the Kindle forums host some of the most active and comprehensive discussions. Whatever your question is, you can probably find it answered here.



Useful for beginners. Informative. 7/10


Full intro guide to DIY ebook publishing: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-basics-of-diy-e-book-publishing



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The 5 Pillars of New Media Strategy: There Is No Box! | Social Media Today

The 5 Pillars of New Media Strategy: There Is No Box! | Social Media Today | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
The formula for success in social media begins with first defining what success is and how it will be measured. This is one of the most important steps in any social media strategy, yet it is the first step that many businesses miss.
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Learning Technologies 2012: Steve Wheeler on the Power of Positive Deviants

In his session on digital learning futures at learning Technologies 2012, Steve Wheeler, associate Professor of Learning Technology, Plymouth University look...

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k3hamilton's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:11 AM

love this

Peter Bryant's comment, February 25, 2013 10:42 AM
innovation prevention departments...love this!!
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7 Must Read Blogs for Teachers

7 Must Read Blogs for Teachers | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
7 great blogs for teachers and educators to help bring all sorts of ideas, tips and advice to your classroom!
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Early Childhood Education

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Can a Mobile App really improve learning? (Can a Mobile #edApp really improve #learning?
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XDiscovery launch mobile app to learn in seconds with visual knowledge maps for 4 million topics
http://learn.xdiscovery.com
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos on The Mad Video

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos on The Mad Video | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
RT @TheConsultantsE: Create Interactive Videos on The Mad Video http://t.co/yNM28Uspos via @rmbyrne @vickeryl #edtech #edchat #elearning
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Co-ops seeding co-ops - Cultivate.Coop

Co-ops seeding co-ops - Cultivate.Coop | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"If a cooperative is the best business model for your business, why not share that benefit with others? Imagine an entire economy of principled enterprises that serve member needs and advance democratic participation.

Cooperatives can grow the cooperative economy in several ways. One way is by growing themselves: increasing their membership, sales, locations, services, products and jobs. And co-ops grow the co-op economy when they do business with each other. Investment in cooperative loan, grant and equity funds also boosts cooperative economies.

Another method is for co-op businesses to seed the development of new cooperatives. For an existing co-op, a new co-op business in the local economy means new peers and more people understanding and committed to co-op principles and values; it can also mean an improved bottom line and more member benefits.

Several co-op development strategies emerge from a review of what co-ops around the country are doing to expand the co-op economy. These correspond well to research by David Ellerman on “enterprise creation” that starts from existing businesses."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, February 18, 2013 2:20 PM

Co-ops are a great idea, but not often easy to make work in practice. This wiki contains valuable advice based on working case histories.

Jared Broker's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:40 PM

Awesome wiki style page about co-ops.  It is a model that is exploding out of the top down greed structures.

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An Awesome Innovation Mindmap for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sinapsisele 3.0

An Awesome Innovation Mindmap for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sinapsisele 3.0 | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
An Awesome Innovation Mindmap for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Sinapsisele 3.0 curated by Elisa Hergueta (An Awesome Innovation Mindmap for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning @scoopit via @carmencantillo...
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Can classroom tablets revolutionize education?

Can classroom tablets revolutionize education? | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

Can a tablet computer replace the contents of a student's backpack?

A New York-based educational technology startup on Wednesday releases the first device that could answer that question, introducing an Android-powered touchscreen tablet designed for kids both to take to school and bring home.

For sale only to schools for now, the Amplify tablet comes pre-loaded with virtually everything a student will encounter during the school day, including all the textbooks, lessons, tests and e-books she might be assigned.


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A Great Poster on How to Use Blogs as A Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Poster on How to Use Blogs as A Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

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Store, Share and Connect with Your Own Private Cloud: ownCloud

Store, Share and Connect with Your Own Private Cloud: ownCloud | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"ownCloud helps enterprises concerned about sensitive data leakage via Dropbox deliver a secure file sync and share solution on site, on their storage, integrated with their infrastructure and security systems, managed to their policies. The result is an easy-to-use solution that provides complete control over sensitive corporate data." from source: https://owncloud.com


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:20 PM


If you are looking for a good and safe alternative to Drobox or Box.net here is one: Owncloud is an open source software which you can install on your own web server and which provides you not only with full file storage and sharing capabilties, but also with the ability to connect directly to other file storage services and to run HTML5 apps.


Excerpted from the Techcrunch review: "OwnCloud is a free software suite, written in PHP, that provides file storage, synchronization, and sharing. It provides the same basic features of Dropbox or Box.net."


"The core ownCloud offering is file storage and synchronization. You also get optional contacts and calendar synchronization, if you want to use it. As an open source application, you can install it on any computer you control. This means you know how and where your data is stored, something which existing hosted solutions abstract away from you. Individuals and enterprises can install ownCloud on their own hardware, and define access policies according to their own needs."


"...the ownCloud mobile client can automatically upload pictures taken from your phone."


"...ownCloud can be connected to third-party storage like Dropbox or Google Drive or even an FTP server. These are read-write connections, allowing you to use third-party storage in whatever ways make sense for you..."


"...ownCloud supports HTML5 applications, allowing you to add all sorts of additional functionality. The ownCloud app catalog has dozens of apps."


(Source: Techcrunch)


Overview: https://owncloud.com/owncloud-overview


Download and subscriptions: https://owncloud.com/owncloud-subscriptions


Find out more: https://owncloud.com/







Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 26, 2013 12:19 PM

Want your own private cloud drive?

ghbrett's curator insight, February 28, 2013 4:14 PM

This is a solution that makes a lot of sense to me. Keeping the curation and management of content locally will allow personal and enterprise installations to share content among their community. 

 

Be sure to read @RobinGoods' comments below that are much more detailed than mine.

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Who Owns Your Education Data? #ETMOOC

Who Owns Your Education Data? #ETMOOC | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:03 PM
Who Owns Vos données sur l'éducation? # ETMOOC


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Awesome Apps for Teachers to Create their Own Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Awesome Apps for Teachers to Create their Own Apps | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"I have been doing a lot of apps review here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but I have never posted about the tools you as teachers and educators can use to create your own apps. Just lower your eyebrows down, you can do it without any coding knowledge. Of course Android and Apple do provide tech savyy guys with the tools necessary to create their own apps but for us who know nothing about SDK and app development skills, platforms like the ones below will serve the purpose. You can create your app in less than a minute and the process is completely free." - from the Source: 

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This article introduces teachers to three applications that will permit them and their students to innovate and tinker with programming to create their own applications. There are well known people who say that programming should be a part of every educational curriculum. Well, here's a second step.  I think Logo and Mindstorms rank among the first that have been used in schools for a long time.

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Westminster Forum Projects | Westminster Education Forum | Reviewing the new Curriculum for Art and Music, part of the 2013 Westminster Education Forum National Curriculum Seminar Series

Westminster Forum Projects | Westminster Education Forum | Reviewing the new Curriculum for Art and Music, part of the 2013 Westminster Education Forum National Curriculum Seminar Series | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Westminster Forum Projects provides the premier environment for policy makers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders. (RT @louberts: What do you think of the new proposals for curriculum music?
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Technology_of_cooperation.pdf


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Document that practices and the use of technology that lead to cooperation and collaboration.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:45 AM

Here is a free high-quality .pdf about the technologies and practices that lead to cooperation in society and in the classroom.

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A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | New Web 2.0 tools for education

A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | New Web 2.0 tools for education | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Kathleen Cercone's insight: We have been doing a lot of reviews of educational mobile apps. We particularly focused on the ones that work on iPad and we tried to cover almost all the fields from digital story telling to apps to teach creativity.
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Creating Interactive Texts with Twine - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Creating Interactive Texts with Twine - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
RT @EdTechEmpowers: Cool - creating interactive texts with Twine - http://t.co/x4n99roNNv #highered #edtech #elearning #education
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The Oddity of MOOCs as OER and the Issue of Integration Cost

Bryan Alexander has an excellent post on the odd situation we find ourselves in where MOOC mania reigns but OER and OCW are seen as yesterday's news. The mind boggles, and I spent a good ten minute...
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What Teachers Should Know about 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Should Know about 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
What Teachers Should Know about 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/q8YJ6KtuSc via @medkh9
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7 tips for a Game-Based Learning success

7 tips for a Game-Based Learning success | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Are you thinking of using games as a new way to develop eLearning content? Are you thinking of applying the theory of gaming in eLearning but you do not know how to?

 

... The use of games with learning purposes is not new. Perhaps one of the most remarkable and significant person on this issue is Jean Piaget and his Constructivism approach. According to this, learning is an active process where the learner takes part of it since he builds up new ideas based upon current or past knowledge." from the source:

 http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/concepts/item/398-7-tips-game-based-learning


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