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At Work: Thinkers have value in today's job market | Higher Education Reform

At Work: Thinkers have value in today's job market | Higher Education Reform | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Technical skills have their place, but job seekers need critical-thinking skills (At Work: Thinkers have value in today's job market | @scoopit http://t.co/8vVEmOnsg3)...
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Gabe Zichermann - Gamification

If you like this talk, you may like his website and blog at:

http://www.gamification.co/gabe-zichermann/

 


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:54 AM

20% of Earth top 1000 corporations will incorporate some aspect of gamification into their marketing or product design by 2015.  What does that mean for you and the future workers who you are raising?

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:50 AM

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Gabe Zichermann, author of Gamification by Design, debunks the idea that games are "bad" for kids. Good companion to Everything Bad Is Good For you by Steven Johnson.


"Kids have to have an extraordinary multi-tasking skill," says Gabe with great research examples. Gabe links the Flyn Effect, the idea that people are getting smarter, to video games. 


The argument Zihermann makes for children is applicable to business as well. Engagment beats non-engagment and games create engagement. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 9, 2013 7:11 AM
Future workers are so comfortable with game constructs to NOT use them is crazy.
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eLearning Checklist: 8 Questions to Ask Before Your Courses Go Live to Learners | Voices in the Feminine

eLearning Checklist: 8 Questions to Ask Before Your Courses Go Live to Learners | Voices in the Feminine | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Carefully craft your eLearning courses before hitting publish to increase course completion rates. Here are 8 questions you should consider.
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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...
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Cloud Seen As Next Frontier For Jobs And Educational Opportunities - CloudTweaks News

Cloud Seen As Next Frontier For Jobs And Educational Opportunities - CloudTweaks News | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Cloud Seen As Next Frontier For Jobs And Educational Opportunities
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For a long time, popular imagination has attached cloud computing to technological and corporate success.
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Google Reader, Tech Darwinism and the Gatekeeper syndrome

Google Reader, Tech Darwinism and the Gatekeeper syndrome | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"By killing Reader, Google is likely to harm a lot of publishers, large and small, by eliminating a larger source of traffic."


Via Guillaume Decugis
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gdecugis's insight and comments below provide a very good insight into the article listed above. Please have a look at his comments below. Thank you gdecugis.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 26, 2013 8:55 PM

MG Siegler did the math: some traffic will be missing when Google shuts down Reader this coming July. 


Is that bad?


Obviously the perspective of losing traffic isn't great news to Web site publishers. But for news consumers, what is really happening here? Some will replace Google Reader with other RSS-based services like Feedly. But some others will trust other sources of content like social networks or content curators and discover their benefits. Will it be bad for them? They will decide: they have an open choice (Google was by no means a monopoly on this crowded market) so they won't be harmed.


I understand his concern but what's striking to me in this argument is that it looks a lot like the concern traditional media publishers have always been expressing at the thought of a changing distribution model and innovation. When confronted with change, the reaction of a lot of established players (and yes, TechCrunch is one - not the disrupting startup it was once) is fear - instead of embracing it.


If I were a publisher (oh but wait: I'm one, if only for my Scoop.it topics), I'd care less about the loss of RSS traffic from Google Reader than making sure my content is worth sharing, worth curating and engaging. Digg, Stumble Upon and now Google Reader: a lot of historical traffic drivers are declining or disappearing to the benefit of social content & curation. And all sorts of tools and platforms will either adapt, evolve or die: it's innovation darwinism and the gatekeepers of today won't prevent it from happening any more than the gatekeepers of yesterday were able to.

Yann André Gourvennec's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:58 AM

My main issue and question is about feedburner, which will certainly be done with too. This means a lot of traffic will go away from blogs and will minimise the interest of keeping a blog alive, be it personal or professional.

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The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

c/o Brian Suda: 

"One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already"
from source: http://www.netmagazine.com/

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ghbrett's curator insight, March 29, 2013 3:08 PM

This is a great article does indeed go from viz tools that are more simple to much more complex tools and data manipulation. They are all worth having a look see. This is especially true with the increase of people producing InfoGraphics that most always include charts or some sort of data visualization.

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Bloom's Taxonomy & Visual Knowledge Management: Working in Teams (Part 2)

"Published on Jan 10, 2013: Part 2 in a series, this video is a description of the analog and digital tools we use at Alphachimp for visual management of knowledge as we work on projects in teams."

from source:  http://youtu.be/aSd2u7HK8II

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In this presentation Peter Durand expands on the Cognition aspect and how it transitions from a personal system into a team based system for management processes and information about projects. This includes the pre-cursor elements as well as the management of projects. Again he describes analog tools as well as digital tools. These are set in the context of the "team" and the roles the "individual" plays as a member of the team working on a project.

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Learning From Data - Online Course (MOOC)

Learning From Data - Online Course (MOOC) | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Learning from Data: Caltech's Machine Learning MOOC http://t.co/lDYRl3CC6X
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Big Data is one the the top trending topics / services. This online course may provide some insight to Data and how to apply it.

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Schneier on Security: Security Awareness Training

Schneier on Security: Security Awareness Training | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Why you should put software security awareness on the forefront of your training: http://t.co/U0FLxOCkMS. #MobAppSecTri #android #iOS
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Security Awareness and Training is a core component of Digital Literacy. Most of us live many kinds of lives on the internet and the services there. Whether from smart phones, tablets, laptops, or workstations at the office. Folks need to pay more attention. Thanks to Bruce for publishing this book.

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Commonwealth of Learning - Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-formal Education

Commonwealth of Learning - Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-formal Education | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"This Quality Assurance (QA) toolkit will be a useful resource for non-formal education and training (NFE) policy makers, programme managers, in-field staff and researchers working through governmental, non-governmental and community-based organisations, development assistance agencies and funding bodies. ... Quality assurance (QA) systems applied in educational contexts are generally concerned with inputs ... In this toolkit, we propose a different approach: the evaluation of the programmes’ outcomes, outputs and impacts." from source: http://www.col.org/
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This report in PDF format covers a level set with definitions of their terminology, case studies of different teaching/training communities, and the elements with a framework for quality assurance processes of education/training. The report was issued in May 2012. It is worth a read, especially the Fourth Section on the QA processes and framework.
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Using Online Video To Boost Mobile Learning

Using Online Video To Boost Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Did you know that in the last two years the mobile share of web traffic has almost tripled? That's just one of the facts reported by Upside Learning earlier this month and it got me thinking about the impact this makes on the world of eLearning.
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The News Are Just an Option: Curating Archives Is a Better Strategy For Creating Outstanding New Work

The News Are Just an Option: Curating Archives Is a Better Strategy For Creating Outstanding New Work | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's comment, April 8, 2013 5:40 PM
Excellent feedback and comments Karen and Beth. Thanks to both of you for sharing your preferences.
Ken Morrison's comment, April 14, 2013 6:27 PM
HI Robin, Just a quick note to say thanks for another year of your great curation. I see your posts often, but today is the first time I noticed the 'extra touch' of your customized background with your photo and name. Smart use of the customized background.
Robin Good's comment, April 15, 2013 12:46 AM
Thank you Ken, much appreciated.
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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

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edyssee's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:09 AM

Tipps für Experten-Interviews und Audio

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eLearning and mLearning You Can Learn, Inc. Kevin Corbett - eLearningFeeds.com

eLearning and mLearning You Can Learn, Inc. Kevin Corbett - eLearningFeeds.com | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

eLearning and mLearningYou Can Learn, Inc. Kevin Corbett eLearning and mLearningYou Can Learn, Inc. In today's changing educational landscape,... (RT @elearnindustry: #elearning eLearning and mLearning You Can Learn, Inc.

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Are Learning Styles A Myth? | Transform Your Training

Are Learning Styles A Myth? | Transform Your Training | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
From the Blog:: Are Learning Styles A Myth? http://t.co/Iv57sWfURC
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How to Analyze and Address Your Organization’s Learning Needs

How to Analyze and Address Your Organization’s Learning Needs | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
As training and development professionals we realize that training is not a cure-all, so we shouldn’t say yes to all training requests. But how do we determine when to say no?
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Serious Play Conference

"At Serious Play Conference, heads of workforce development programs in corporations, healthcare or the government can get a good understanding of how serious games can be successfully applied to professional and executive leadership, skill development and required training programs." from source: http://www.seriousplayconference.com/

ghbrett's insight:

Technology is being integrated more and more into the workflow of business, operations, management, education and training. Serious Games is a collective element to enhance and speed up the learning and training of the learners. Also, what in the past we considered processes or devices (e.g., The Link Trainer - a 1940's simulated cockpit for training pilots) as training equipment, they now are being incorporated into the notion of serious games through simulations, group problem solving scenarios, emergency drills, and many more work place activities that are reproduced in safe, controlled, and assessable formats. So, a conference such as this one should prove to be valuable not only to the academic community, but also to workforce and professional development teams.

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Barbara Truman's curator insight, April 5, 2013 7:49 AM

I think it is just a matter of time before such games stretch back into the home and family. Our lives are integrated with work. 

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UNESCO Mobile Learning Publications | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Mobile Learning Publications | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Today there are over six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere." from source: http://www.unesco.org/

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This page includes four Mobile Learning Publications with numerous links to region specific content on mobile learning. Plus there are links to extensive bibliographic resources about mobile learning. This page is a great starting point for anyone looking into mobile learning and its impact on diverse communities of learners. A very worth while read and bookmark.

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Bloom's Taxonomy & Visual Knowledge Management: Applying Knowledge in Teams (Part 3)

"Published on Jan 10, 2013: This third video in the series, uses the cognitive "slice" of Bloom's Taxonomy to audit the digital and analog tools our organization uses to apply knowledge as a team.
Category: Education"
from source: http://youtu.be/6rDLzktQ13E

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This is the third video of the trilogy of Cognition from Bloom's Taxonomy by Peter Durand. In this one focuses on the topics of Apply, Evaluate, and Create. Durand describes how the team works through each with different analog and digital tools. He does this in a clear and visual manner that does a great job of explaining the relationship of the tools to the processes as he did in each of the prior two tutorial videos. This series is worth the time to watch for any developer or project manager who has access to the Internet and the tools Durand mentions. Thank you Peter!

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Bloom's Taxonomy & Knowledge Management Tools (Part 1)

"Published on Jan 8, 2013: I don't know about you, but I have a hard time remembering stuff.

 

Thank goodness there are a billion-and-a-half books, apps, tools and methods for "helping" me. Here are my top 3 digital tools and top 3 physical tools for remembering stuff.

 

In this first video of a series, I break apart one of the most fundamental models of the education world: Bloom's Taxonomy.

 

>Peter Durand, Founder & CEO
>Alphachimp University
> http://www.AlphachimpU.com"

 

from source: http://youtu.be/-xPFCqw2_a4

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A nine minute video that simply addresses a section of Bloom's Taxonomy: Cognition. It includes a explanation of a mnemonic model. Also, he shares 3 analog tools and 3 digital tools that he uses to assist with remembering the information he has to work with.

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Eeducation

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Determining The Cost of a Custom eLearning Course (Determining The Cost of a Custom eLearning Course http://t.co/ilM3T8dSE6)
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Reminds me of the production costs for videos, multimedia programs, and even Public Service Announcements when I was a script writer for a Medical Communications Group at the ECU School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, USA.

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Bruce Hopkins's curator insight, September 4, 2015 8:23 AM

Does it make financial sense to develop that new elearning course you have been considering creating. This infographic gives you some things to think about when determining how much it will cost you to create.

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Changing the Learning Landscape

Changing the Learning Landscape | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Via Sue Beckingham
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It looks like Sue Beckingham has a good baseline for her Scoops. I'll be following and rescooping what I find most interesting.

 

Thank you Sue!

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Sue Beckingham's curator insight, March 28, 2013 10:23 AM

The Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL) Professional Development Programme offers exciting opportunities for academic staff and for those working in development and support roles to explore how learning technologies can enhance their work in practical and creative ways.

Through one-day events, workshops and online activities, participants can experience how innovative approaches to learning technologies can enhance both the staff and student experience of teaching and learning. All activities will draw on real-life examples and expertise in teaching and development staff in universities, FE colleges delivering HE, and from our CLL partners: the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE), Association for Learning Technology (ALT), JISC, the National Union of Students(NUS) and the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).

 

Follow CLL on Twitter #cll1213.

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Education Futures | Moving beyond Education 2.0

From John Moravec "There’s a lot of talk about moving to “Education 2.0″ –but, what would Education 3.0 look like?

 

Here’s my take [a matrix image] on the Education 1.0 – 3.0 spectrum:" from source: http://www.educationfutures.com

ghbrett's insight:

This is an interesting and prescient take on the direction of Education by John Moravec. I don't really care about the number 1.0 - 2.0 - 3.0. The meat for me are the short descriptions of where he saw education / training going in 2008. The comments are an interesting read as well since they provide a dialog with additional resources as well as questions and rebuttal to John's vision. Thanks to +John Graves for sharing this link with me.

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