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Quip Is A Beautiful New Mobile-First Word Processor From Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor | TechCrunch

Quip Is A Beautiful New Mobile-First Word Processor From Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor | TechCrunch | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"30 years later and our word processing software hasn't changed, not even to adapt to mobile. That changes tonight with the launch of Quip, a free new word processing app from former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor's new startup" TechCrunch.

 

From Quip.com:

... Quip works on the desktop (PC and Mac), iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android. Wherever you are, whatever device you are using, you can use Quip.
... With Quip, everyone can edit the same version of the document at the same time. There's just one document and one thread that shows the entire history of the document through diffs, not a bunch of attachments with indecipherable titles like “ClientProposal-Kevin-Version3.doc.”
... Quip combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates. You can discuss the document you are editing directly in the thread without having to shuffle back and forth from email to talk about it, and all messages show up in real-time. Your Quip home screen has an inbox, enabling you to easily see the documents that have been shared with you, as well as new edits and messages.
... Diffs are simple visual representations of edits to a document. Diffs get added to the thread every time an edit is made, showing what's changed, who made the change, and when they made it. When someone else edits a document, diffs make it easy to stay up-to-date without re-reading the whole document.
... All the features in Quip work perfectly offline on your phone or tablet. Whether you're on an airplane or in a no-service zone, you can create new documents or edit existing ones, and even send messages. Whenever you have internet connection again, your changes will sync automatically. Even if multiple people are simultaneously editing a document offline, the changes will merge seamlessly.
... Shared folders enable you to easily share documents with a group. Create a folder for your family's recipes or to organize a project for your team. Everyone in the shared folder can add documents or contribute to the documents already in the folder. You can also create subfolders within a shared folder, which can be restricted to a smaller group.
... Use @mentions to reference a person or a document. You can use @mentions in both documents and messages to create a dynamic link to any of your Quip documents or reference any of your contacts. Mentioning a person makes it easy to identify someone within a document, such as when assigning a task. The same @ symbol is used to insert photos and tables.
... Working together is easier when you know whether someone is online. You can see someone's presence in multiple places on Quip — even what folder or document they're in. Your Contacts list also shows you who's online, what device they're using, and what they're working on, as well as when your offline contacts were last online.
... Read receipts appear at the bottom of each document thread. They're an easy way to see who's read your edits or the messages you've sent. You can see who's read the most recent updates, and when everyone is up-to-date, the text will change to “Read by everyone”.
... One of the formatted list options is a checklist, which turns your document from a static piece of paper into an interactive task list. Manage your grocery list with a roommate, your personal to-do's, or your team task list.
... When you're using Quip in a browser, chat tabs enable you to easily view and respond to messages regardless of what document you're working on. When a new message is sent in one of your documents or threads, a chat tab will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. You can respond inside the chat tab or click through to the document itself.

> Quip site: https://quip.com/" from source: http://techcrunch.com/

#Quip #editor #CloudComputing #offline #offline-editing #multi-platform #iOS #browsers #Android #smartphone #tablet #laptop #wordprocessor #editor #education #training #groupware #collaboration #chat #versioning #version-control

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The descriptions of Quip's features above pretty much say it all. At first I thought this was built initially for the Mac/iOS platform, but the About page info above made it clear that it functions on other platforms as well. Also, you can use the application offline. Plus it conforms the user interface so that it is appropriate for the device being used whether smart phone, tablet, or computer browser. From the TechCrunch article there are indications that this is just the first of more applications from this group. I will be paying attention to their products, I hope you will too.

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Next Generation Blends will Teach to One - Education Week News (blog)

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Next Generation Blends will Teach to One Education Week News (blog) Rose thinks the "most optimal use of blended models is when live instruction and digital learning are aligned in ways that are personalized--that requires thoughtful design." Rose...
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The Evolution of Distance Learning in Higher Education Infographic

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Distance learning in the U.S., now often referred to as online education, has evolved tremendously from its humble, early reliance on “snail mail’ to its modern delivery system rooted in digital innovations.
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Austin Public Schools: Adult learning can improve lives - Post-Bulletin

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Austin Public Schools: Adult learning can improve lives
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Austin Adult Learning is a program that helps people gain the skills they need to improve their education, life or job.
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March’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

March’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.” You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching...
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A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education

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Tips for Designing Better Mobile Typography

Tips for Designing Better Mobile Typography | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Mobile is big right now. But often the typography is small. When it comes to creating great type on small screens, there are plenty of challenges.
So how can you make the most of responsiveness, mobile design and typography?
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Cornell Releases Distance Learning Report - Campus Technology

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Cornell Releases Distance Learning Report Campus Technology The future of distance learning, in particular massive open online courses (MOOCs), "holds much promise," according to a new report released by the Distance Learning Committee (DLC) at...
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Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware

Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

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I like this a lot, but it is only good for the Chrome browser. Check it out.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 25, 5:09 AM

I can see where this could be very useful to a business owner wanting to aggregate content for his/her customers.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 9:30 PM

Great for #ContentCuration #WebConsultants 

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The Lifelong Learner Infographic

The Lifelong Learner Infographic | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.
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New Global Online Education Report To Study Impact of Online Learning ... - Campus Technology

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New Global Online Education Report To Study Impact of Online Learning ...
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IBM Extends API Reach Across Emerging Cloud Ecosystem

IBM Extends API Reach Across Emerging Cloud Ecosystem | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Moving to expand the reach of its API footprint in the cloud, IBM today announced the availability of an open beta for BlueMix.
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Planning for Mobile Learning: Strategies for Success

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  Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour     Recent high-profile mistakes in deploying tablet computers in Los Angeles schools and elsewhere highlight the need for sound planning when rolling out a mobile...
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Coursera Launches Android App - The Next Web

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Coursera Launches Android App
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Online learning company Coursera has finally come to Android after launching an app for the Google-owned mobile platform.
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The Gears of Gamification in Education Infographic

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The Gears of Gamification in Education Infographic presents the “what”, the “who”, the “why” and the “how of gamification in educational settings.
Are you interested in gamifying your classroom?
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What is SCORM Infographic

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At the What is SCORM Infographic you will understand what SCORM is and how it can make or break your ability to demonstrate the ROI from an e-learning course.
Via: www.learningpool.com
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6 Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development

6 Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
We are often asked what project management tools we use for our Custom eLearning Development. To answer that, we made a list of six tools that we find most helpful:
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Shared Values, Vision, and Goals

Shared Values, Vision, and Goals | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Earlier today, a blog post written by Bill Goodwyn came across my feed. Bill is the CEO of Discovery Education, so I made sure I read it. Don’t think it is just because of his title that I read the whole thing.
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Trends | Education is Going Mobile

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© 2010-2014 EdTech Digest.
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What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC - PBS MediaShift

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PBS MediaShift
What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC
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Is it Live or Is It a MOOC?
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Scalar - The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

Scalar - The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

 

More fundamentally, Scalar is a semantic web authoring tool that brings a considered balance between standardization and structural flexibility to all kinds of material. It includes a built-in reading interface as well as an API that enables Scalar content to be used to drive custom-designed applications. If you’re dealing with small to moderate amounts of structured content and need a lightweight platform that encourages improvisation with your data model, Scalar may be the right solution for you."
- from source: http://scalar.usc.edu/scalar/


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As headlined on the home page, "Introducing Scalar. Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy as blogging." This is a case where one should take the 4 or so minutes to watch the video overview that does a great job of describing the broad functionality of an intriguing, exciting platform. It is open, it uses standards, it supports multimedia, it can be non-linear, it is a great hypermedia tool. I look forward to learning more about this tool. It looks to be one that works more like I think than I have found recently.

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As headlined on the home page, "Introducing Scalar. Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy as blogging." This is a case where one should take the 4 or so minutes to watch the video overview that does a great job of describing the broad functionality of an intriguing, exciting platform. It is open, it uses standards, it supports multimedia, it can be non-linear, it is a great hypermedia tool. I look forward to learning more about this tool. It looks to be one that works more like I think than I have found recently.

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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

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The 5 R’s of Mobile Learning Infographic

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Mobile learning is designed to support blended learning, so having completed an e-learning module or attended a training event, learners can receive ongoing performance support over time via their mobile.
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4 Ways To Respond When Your School Can’t Afford Software

4 Ways To Respond When Your School Can’t Afford Software | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
4 Ways To Respond When Your School Can't Afford Software
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Developers and Government Partner to Build Next Generation Mobile Apps

Developers and Government Partner to Build Next Generation Mobile Apps | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Developers and government workers will meet side-by-side this week to start building the next generation of government mobile apps.
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Obama advisors bullish on MOOCs

Obama advisors bullish on MOOCs | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
A group of scientists and engineers who advise President Obama on national technology policy wrote in a Dec. 18 report that massive open online courses (MOOCs) could prove revolutionary for a higher education system in need of change.
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