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Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit - Creative Commons

Thanks to Creative Commons, OER university will provide free learning with formal academic credit - Creative Commons | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

Creative Commons licenses are enabling an international partnership of accredited universities, colleges and polytechnics to provide free learning opportunities for students worldwide with pathways to formal academic credit. The OER university (OERu) will create a parallel learning universe for learners who cannot afford a tertiary education by offering CC-licensed courses — with the opportunity to acquire formal academic credit at greatly reduced cost when compared to full-tuition studies. The OERu will assemble courses from existing open educational resources (OER) under CC licenses, reducing the overall cost of development. It has adopted the Free Cultural Works approved licenses (CC BY and CC BY-SA) as the default for OERu courses.


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OpenScout: Tool Library - New Deliverable published

Deliverable D3.2.2 published... The OpenScout tool library aims at supporting the collaborative adaptation of learning resources, as well as fostering the creation and sustainability of multicultural communities of users that have common interests in the adaptation of learning resources. ..." -- from the source

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Can Collective Intelligence Provide Answers to Climate Change Questions? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Can Collective Intelligence Provide Answers to Climate Change Questions? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"The Climate CoLab project, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (M.I.T.) Collective Intelligence Lab, uses an online forum to encourage institutional and citizen scientists alike to develop proposals for addressing climate change and then improve those proposals based on Web community feedback. The proposals—broken down into “global” and “local” categories—are then judged as part of a multi-phase global competition where the winners are invited to present their ideas to public officials.

This year’s competition asks the question: “How should the global economy evolve through 2100, given the risks of climate change?” The competition is in its second phase, during which teams and individuals writing proposals seek to improve upon their original ideas with help from the more than 2,100 members of Colab’s online community. After the second phase wraps up on October 31 a team of judges will choose the most practical proposals to move on to the third and final round.".


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NatureMill: The Ultimate Composter

NatureMill: The Ultimate Composter | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Russ Cohn and his cohorts at NatureMill have created the motherload of composters. It recycles its weight in waste every ten days, diverting over two tons of foodstuffs from landfills over its life, which reduces emissions of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. ... " -- from the source

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Artist transforms books into landscapes : Could you know more about the world by knowing less ?

I just love the metaphor... and the vision of the artist. There is too much information everywhere and we get lost.

 

Guy LAramee wants to sacrify books to remind us true knowledge is sacred

 

I think this artistic performance is about curation.  And it's a wonderful path to question the crazy amount of data we receive every day. And the new gatekeepers needed to make it intelligible.


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Educational Technology Guy: Hojoki - make all your cloud apps work together - very cool & free

Educational Technology Guy: Hojoki - make all your cloud apps work together - very cool & free | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

Hojoki - make all your cloud apps work together - very cool & free
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Hojoki is a new service I just learned about from the Hojoki team. It's a very cool idea - it takes all of your online productivity apps and turns them into a newsfeed and collaborative space to work on projects.

I played with it a little today and will be using it more this week. It looks like something that could be very useful for education.

It' is in Beta now and free and there will always be a free plan available.

Here's more information and a video about it on Youtube

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Teachers utilizing the cloud: Hojoki is your collaborative newsfeed for Google Docs, Calendar, Dropbox, Evernote and more

Hojoki’s basic idea is very simple: they offer one newsfeed for productivity apps. It connects to apps like Google Documents, Evernote, Dropbox, Mendeley and Google Calendar, building you a newsfeed and a collaborative space for your work.

Anytime an activity in any of your connected apps occurs, Hojoki informs you. You can share your activities with others in workspaces, where you can discuss events and manage whatever projects you’re working on. You never miss important changes from co-workers and have all your content in one place.


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Navy bracing for climate change

Navy bracing for climate change | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Climate change is here, whether we like it or not, and the Arctic is one of the fastest-changing places on the planet. The U.S. Navy has developed Arctic and climate change roadmaps to guide the way it adapts to climate change.
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Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web

Top 10 Sites for Curating the Web | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

With the amount of information that is available on the internet, it's important for teachers to filter through websites to find relevant information in a timely manner. As a blogger, I believe we "curate" the web automatically to help keep things organized and to convey information in as detailed and easy a way as possible. Now, with the addition of dedicated websites, people can curate the web and save information on their own while sharing this vital information with others.


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Learnlets

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Clark Quinn's  blog on "Learnings about Learning"  Looks to be very informative and useful. Have a read.

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Learnlets » Jane McGonigal Mindmap

Learnlets » Jane McGonigal Mindmap | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Jane McGonigal spoke on games to change the world at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach." [Note: illustration is nifty mindmap - George]


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Curation and the Information Balancing Act

Curation and the Information Balancing Act | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
A while ago, I stopped using Twitter.  I also use Facebook, Google Reader, G+ (rarely), Instagram.  And I blog on occasion (duh, that’s what I’m currently writing and you’re rea...

 

Once you are active in your PLE, the next step can be to find balance. How much is enough, maximizing the benefit ratio to time expended.  One bloggers experience. DW

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Comparative Table of Best Remote Desktop Support Tools

Comparative Table of Best Remote Desktop Support Tools | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: ISL Online, a provider of a great set of "remote support" software tools for all type of computers and mobile devices, has put together an extremely useful comparative table of all services available in this category.

 

The dynamic table allows you to compare a maximum of two remote support tools against ISL own ISL Light and across a large number of key traits and features. 

 

Very useful. 9/10

 

Remote support tools comparative table: http://www.islonline.com/isl-light/ct/ ;


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Are you a Networked Teacher? [#ALGC]

Are you a Networked Teacher? [#ALGC] | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
Nowadays, we witness the use of web tools provides as new means for professional development. The Networked Learning concept refers to the ways new communication technologies can influence connecti...

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The Learning Generalist: All the amazing stuff that @JKUnrein shared in her talk today

The Learning Generalist: All the amazing stuff that @JKUnrein shared in her talk today | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

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"Thursday, March 22, 2012
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All the amazing stuff that @JKUnrein shared in her talk today
This woman is a star and while not everything was new for me, she's an inspiration to see how much ground you can cover in 60 minutes.
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Here's just a compilation of the tweets I put out just during here session. And just so we don't lose this in a year's time, here's a list of the tweets from the talk: ..." (more) from the source

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