That’s why something as simple as a PowerPoint presentation with accompanying background music and an element of user input has been shown to encourage learning. It strategically engages students in the learning process and lets teachers appeal to multiple learning styles at the same time.
Similarly, in the office a clear and well-presented chart has become a tool to elicit specific emotional reactions in employees, with the consequence of making them become more committed to a certain project.
So, without further ado, here are some of the best chart making tools out there....
The amount of data Google has about our habits on the web is absolutely astounding. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explores the implications of a recent patent, offering views into how they might be using that data.
Search engine optimization has changed dramatically over the last few years. Still, one effective, but often overlooked and misunderstood, component for any SEO campaign is video. Video is engaging, informative, and most importantly, rewarded by Google when properly optimized.
If your brand has yet to incorporate video as part of your digital strategy, here’s proof that video is a powerful marketing tool and can work wonders in the world of SEO.
The main reason why infographics are so successful is that they transpose written data into a visual representation of the ideas that information contains. Visual data is absorbed much more quickly and easily, which leads to faster understanding. The majority of the population learns best through visual stimuli as shown in research undertaken into Individual learning styles, which is why for advertising companies, such as those involved in ecig marketing, relevant information is delivered in a visually interesting, coherent and direct way.
I can get carried away when using social media. While Twitter gives me a character limit, Facebook and LinkedIn provide a forum for my uninterrupted ramblings. The problem is that viewers won't be as likely to click if you don't optimize each post for both your choice of words and the length of the update. While you might think your post is brilliant, viewers will just keep scrolling.
Buffer and SumAll put together this informative infographic that reveals the optimal length of social media posts, email subject lines, headlines, podcasts, SlideShare presentations, and more. Take a look, and remember to set yourself some limits. Your viewers will reward you....
14 - 16 April 2015, Berlin, Germany. Most people take social media for granted nowadays and very few can imagine life without a mobile phone. Only the healthcare sector continues to create barriers. Patient 2.0, however, refuses to be excluded from progress: at conhIT 2015 in Berlin, experts will be discussing how medical facilities and, in particular, suppliers of traditional healthcare IT solutions should address these developments if they don't want to lose out on them.
"As medical practitioners we are increasingly faced with patients who obtain information on their illness and possible therapies from the Internet or use their mobile devices to record health-related data, although only for fitness purposes," Dr. Philipp Stachwitz, Specialist for Anaesthetics and Palliative Medicine at the Havelhöhe Community Hospital in Berlin explains. Palliative care is among the fields where the much-discussed "Patient 2.0" has become an increasing reality in the past few years: digital pain diaries are just as much in demand as social media concepts that allow pain-afflicted patients to share information and experiences.
In order to create awesome content that will fuel up your overall marketing strategy, you have to learn from others’ awesome content. Here are 40 informative blog posts on content marketing that are worthy to be read, learned and tested....
Digital devices and smartphone applications increasingly are being incorporated into workplace wellness programs to engage employees. Although digital tools can create efficiencies, some experts caution that they do not guarantee the health outcomes employers want.
Mathematica 10 has more new features than any previous version. It is satisfying to see such a long curve of accelerating development—and to realize that there are more new functions being added with Mathematica 10 than there were functions altogether in Mathematica 1. So what is the new functionality in Mathematica 10? It’s a mixture of completely new areas and directions (like geometric computation, machine learning and geographic computation)—together with extensive strengthening, polishing and expanding of existing areas. It’s also a mixture of things I’ve long planned for us to do—but which had to wait for us to develop the necessary technology—together with things I’ve only fairly recently realized we’re in a position to tackle.
When you first launch Mathematica 10 there are some things you’ll notice right away. One is that Mathematica 10 is set up to connect immediately to the Wolfram Cloud. Unlike Wolfram Programming Cloud—or the upcoming Mathematica Online—Mathematica 10 doesn’t run its interface or computations in the cloud. Instead, it maintains all the advantages of running these natively on your local computer—but connects to the Wolfram Cloud so it can have cloud-based files and other forms of cloud-mediated sharing, as well as the ability to access cloud-based parts of the Wolfram Knowledgebase.
If you’re an existing Mathematica user, you’ll notice some changes when you start using notebooks in Mathematica 10. Like there’s now autocompletion everywhere—for option values, strings, wherever. And there’s also a hovering help box that lets you immediately get function templates or documentation. And there’s also—as much requested by the user community—computation-aware multiple undo. It’s horribly difficult to know how and when you can validly undo Mathematica computations—but in Mathematica 10 we’ve finally managed to solve this to the point of having a practical multiple undo.
And in Mathematica 10 one important area where this is happening is machine learning. Inside the system there are all kinds of core algorithms familiar to experts—logistic regression, random forests, SVMs, etc. And all kinds of preprocessing and scoring schemes. But to the user there are just two highly automated functions: Classify and Predict. And with these functions, it’s now easy to call on machine learning whenever one wants.
There are huge new algorithmic capabilities in Mathematica 10 in graph theory, image processing, control theory and lots of other areas. Sometimes one’s not surprised that it’s at least possible to have such-and-such a function—even though it’s really nice to have it be as clean as it is in Mathematica 10. But in other cases it at first seems somehow impossible that the function could work.
There are all kinds of issues. Maybe the general problem is undecidable, or theoretically intractable. Or it’s ill conditioned. Or it involves too many cases. Or it needs too much data. What’s remarkable is how often—by being algorithmically sophisticated, and by leveraging what we’ve built in Mathematica and the Wolfram Language—it’s possible to work around these issues, and to build a function that covers the vast majority of important practical cases.
Another important issue is just how much we can represent and do computation on. Expanding this is a big emphasis in the Wolfram Language—and Mathematica 10 has access to everything that’s been developed there. And so, for example, in Mathematica 10 there’s an immediate symbolic representation for dates, times and time series—as well as for geolocations and geographic data.
Fin dall'inizio degli algoritmi di Google hanno dato un bel mal di testa per quasi tutti i SEO professionale nel mondo, ogni algoritmi tempo ottiene un aggiornamento che rendono più difficile per i rivenditori di tenere il passo. Vecchio e tattiche SEO di fiducia non funzionano più e sono solo continuare ad aggiungere sempre più nuovi fattori di ranking per il mix di prendere in considerazione (ad esempio il nuovo fattore amichevole mobile).
There are an extensive number of resources for web design inspiration, including industry leaders like Smashing Magazine and Web Designer Depot. However, to encompass a variety of viewpoints, it's important to dig beyond these sources. If you’re looking to expand beyond the obvious go-to's, check out some of the best sources for creative web design inspiration below....
If you’re in any way involved with an online business, the importance of social will have invariably been drilled into you by this stage. A simple Google search will also inundate you with more ‘guides to social’ than you’ll know what to do with.
There are plenty of online tools for creating multimedia quizzes and flipped lessons. I am frequently asked for recommendations for "the best" one. I'm partial to using Google Forms to create multimedia quizzes, but there are others worth trying too. The chart embedded below provides an overview of the key features of five popular tools for creating multimedia quizzes and flipped lessons....
Social media ROI is what you get back from all the time, effort, and resources you commit to social. And it’s best calculated with dollar amounts.
Of course, there are no dollar signs dangling from retweets or likes. Twitter, Facebook, and others are no-cost marketing channels to join, potentially a zero-dollar investment (which makes any return exponentially fantastic, right!).
So in order to track ROI, the key elements would be: - Identifying your monetary investment in social media - Attaching a dollar amount to your social media goals...
When it comes to online marketing effectiveness and driving both traffic and conversions to a website, brands have plenty of options to choose from: direct traffic, organic vs. paid search, email, social media, display banners, referral traffic, etc.
But these channels don’t necessarily have the same level of effectiveness, depending on whether we are a small, medium or large organization. Results will also vary greatly depending on which industry we may evolve in – brand paid search may work well in travel but less so in sports or home and garden, for example....
...We share 25 stories per day. We read even more that don’t make the cut.
Where do we turn to find so much shareable content?ç
I’ll be happy to let you in on our not-so-secret sources—some of our favorite newsletters, tools, and apps for finding and sharing our favorite stories. If you’ve got a source that didn’t make our list, feel free to add it in the comments! We’re always on the lookout for new places to hunt....
Now that you know headlines are important, you’re probably wondering what makes a good one and how to write one, right? Well, today is your lucky day because I’ve created an infographic that will teach you just that.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.