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Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data

Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Providers of free online courses are officially in the headhunting business, bringing in revenue by selling to employers information about high-performing students who might be a good fit for open jobs.

 

On Tuesday, Coursera, which works with high-profile colleges to provide massive open online courses, or MOOC's, announced its employee-matching service, called Coursera Career Services. Some high-profile tech companies have already signed up—including Facebook and Twitter, according to a post on Coursera's blog, though officials would not disclose how much employers pay for the service. Only students who opt into the service will be included in the system that participating employers see, a detail stressed in an e-mail message that Coursera sent to its nearly two million past or present students on Tuesday." -- from the source http://chronicle.com/

NOTE: People always ask about the "business model" of new internet services and applications. Here's a pretty innovative process. Especially in a time where there seem to be job shortages for college graduates or people separating from the US Military.

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What is Google Plus? (really.)

What is Google Plus? (really.) | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Some slides on why I believe Google+ is important: Shared interest graph View more presentations from gideonro These were originally posted on Google+, where there is a pretty heavy amount of discu...
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How to make your brainstorming session effective? | Custom Training and eLearning Blog

How-to-make-your-brainstorming-session-effective (How to make your #brainstorming session #effective?
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Syrian Internet Connections Cut for Second Day

Syrian Internet Connections Cut for Second Day | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"BEIRUT, Lebanon — Activists in Syria reported on Friday that Internet connections were cut for a second successive day, fanning speculation among opponents of President Bashar al-Assad about the government’s intentions in coming days." from the source: http://www.nytimes.com/

 

NOTE: This is another example of recent national internet shutdowns. A reason I worry about Cloud Services like Google, SAAP, MOOCs, Amazons3, Apple iCloud, DropBox, etc., etc. Whether malicious intent, government intervention, or acts of technology or God.

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Top 10 Learning Tools – 2012

Top 10 Learning Tools – 2012 | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Are you familiar with the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (C4LPT) annual “Top 100 Tools for Learning” project? Led by Jane Hart, this is a collaborative effort in which learning professionals all over the world submit their top 10 tools for the year. This year more than 500 submissions were included.

 

I’ve contributed to the project over the last several years, but having missed the deadline for the latest list, I thought I’d go ahead and post my thoughts here. As a blogger, freelance instructional designer, and adjunct online instructor, these are the 10 tools that have been the most helpful to me over the past year (in no particular order)" -- from source: http://mvenable.wordpress.com/

NOTE: While the top ten tools are applications and services that many of us use already, Dr. Venable, an Instructional Designer among other talents, presents brief rationale for each of her top ten picks. She also points to the C4LPT list of "Top 100 Tools for Learning." This is worth a look. While you're on her site, have a look at her "About" page for more information of her work and interests.

 

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Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video

Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip. Rescoop in part because of comments


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Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Dennis T OConnor's comment, November 29, 2012 4:07 PM
I've had nothing but success using this tool. I've used the RSS feeds from my scoop.it magazines to create a Wibbitz news feed that I've placed on several of my blogs. Platform: Chrome +PC
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Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way

Don’t use a 2.0 technology in a 1.0 way | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

“And that's the grand dilemma of social networking: it's intended to allow participation, to let companies and individuals all engage and interact, but a...

 

As we have progressed, not only in our use of technology but also our understanding of effective leadership, we know that communication includes effective talking but, more importantly, listening. Being able to hear what is being said from those we serve is extremely important to how we develop our schools, and the conversation is extremely valuable. Yet, many schools and organizations use social media in the old fashion: sharing information but not having a conversation. In reality, just because you have ears doesn’t mean you are listening.

 

 



NOTE: Moving from print to web, we used to talk about "shovelware" which was just pasting word processing files into web pages. This article explores how new tech processes are slowly diffused to do what they are intended too. We need to consider the unintended consequences and uses of these new tools as well."


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 9:31 AM
Glad you liked this Gust!
Gust MEES's comment, November 16, 2012 9:48 AM
Hi Ana, thx very much! Looks like You had seen my Tweet about lack of knowledge about Social Media with Government and prompt there is a nice article from Ana to amplify my message ;) Have a great week-end :)
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 16, 2012 11:04 AM
You too Gust! Yes, I did see them and thought how funny it was that we were both on the same wavelength! Have a relaxing weekend :-)
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A look at 2013 and beyond

A look at 2013 and beyond | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"Download the white paper to learn:
The biggest change in online training
Why workers need to collaborate and share knowledge
8 trends to expect in 2013 and beyond
And more..." - from source http://learn.gototraining.com
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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

"Overview of the historical factors leading to the development of massive open online courses, and discussion of what this history can tell us of the sustainability of MOOCs in the future. For audio and video please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/304" from Slideshare c/o Stephen Downes http://www.downes.ca/

 

NOTE: The slides alone are useful and informative. Stephen Downes has also included a link to the Audio/Video version of this presentation too. This is a thoughtful and well done presentation about distance learning, the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses, and what the future may be.

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Datavisualization.ch - Selected Tools

Datavisualization.ch - Selected Tools | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools is a collection of tools that we, the people behind Datavisualization.ch, work with on a daily basis and recommend warmly. This is not a list of everything out there, but instead a thoughtfully curated selection of our favourite tools that will make your life easier creating meaningful and beautiful data visualizations." from source: http://datavisualization.ch/


NOTE: This site includes pointers to visualization with related images (visualization products). Topic areas include: maps, data, and charts. In effect it is a directory of tools that the staff of Datavisualization use in producing their content. Datavisualization describes itself as: "the premier news and knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics." This page is well done, the information resource for each tool is presented in a novel rotating tile of the image. A worthwhile resource.

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MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit

MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The American Council on Education (ACE) has agreed to review a handful of free online courses offered by elite universities and may recommend that other colleges grant credit for them.


The move could lead to a world in which many students graduate from traditional colleges faster by taking self-guided courses on the side, taught free by professors from Stanford University, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and other well-known colleges." from source http://chronicle.com/

 

NOTE: This article is interesting in that it not only describes the rationale and process that The American Council on Education (ACE) will use to evaluate Coursera a Massive Open Online Course provider, but it also describes other related activities. Among those include funding from the Gates Foundation for similar evaluations. This is a quick and worthwhile read.

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Three Good Reasons Why Educators Should Embrace Ed Tech Entrepreneurs

Three Good Reasons Why Educators Should Embrace Ed Tech Entrepreneurs | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Three Reasons to Support Educational Start-ups:
1) Educational start-ups have the potential to transform higher education by providing solutions to problems that can’t be solved with existing methods.
2) Ed techinnovators provide products and platforms that give access to educational opportunities to students and instructors around the globe.
3) Start-upsprovide tools that have the potential to improve learning outcomes, increase learner engagement and create life-long learners." from source: https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com

 

NOTE: The author goes on to explain these concepts along with comments and reactions from recent conference, the Current/Future State of Higher Education (CFHE12). The tone of the article is positive addressing personal issues for teachers as well as those involving organizations. It's a good read about issues of adoption and information diffusion.

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My Related Topics

Please feel free to explore my other Scoop.it Topics which are related:
> Open Research & Learning : http://www.scoop.it/t/open-research-learning
> Education Tech & Tools: http://www.scoop.it/t/data-fewmets
> Distance Learning Archive : http://www.scoop.it/t/distance-ed-archive
> Tinkering and Innovating in Education: http://www.scoop.it/t/tinkering-and-innovating-in-education
> Visualize: problem solving and innovation : http://www.scoop.it/t/visualize-problem-solving-and-innovation

 

>> Archive of my Scoops from all sources plus Scoops that I have not posted to other social sites. In an effort to lessen the sense that I am spamming people, I am beginning to post more of my Scoops from all sections on my blog at http://ghbrett.org  Soon I hope to get some advice on doing a better job of archiving the content into the topical sections on the site as well.

 

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Klout, Influence, and the Future of Business

Klout, Influence, and the Future of Business | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Klout helps companies better understand the influence of employees and customers, and this opens the firm more fully to the outside world. Despite its many problems, Klout not only symbolizes the g...
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Digital Research Tools

Digital Research Tools | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help you find what you're looking for. We provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which we not only describe the tool's features, but also explore how it might be employed most effectively by researchers. - from source https://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/

If you are unfamiliar with some of the jargon, please see our Glossary page.

NOTE: This is an amazing resource for many eLearning tools that are categorized by functional area (e.g., collaboration, use mobile devices, take notes / annotate resources). It is a reference that deserves bookmarking.

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New Workflow App for Captivate

"We have just made things easy for you by creating a cross platform APP which enriches Captivate HTML 5 content by embedding of animations created in Adobe Edge animate or any HTML 5 authoring tool and also packages the courses as native apps for multiple devices and platforms using Adobe Phone Gap Service. The unique feature of this app is one click publish as Metro App for Windows 8." from the source: http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/

 

NOTE: Captivate is a tool used by many presenters, teachers, and instructional designers. Any enhancements to simply or make the application more efficient are worthwhile.

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Instructional Design Documents

Instructional Design Documents | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"...“DesignDoc” is a formal outline of what will be developed for a course, as in an Instructional Design Document. This document can be used to map out what will be developed and is often used as an agreement of work to be done before development starts. My experience has been that every workplace has its own version, requirements, and format, but the elements are pretty consistent." -- from source: http://mvenable.wordpress.com/

 

Note: This is another posting from Dr. Venable's blog. Although it is from way back in 2010 the information is still quite relevant. She presents an extensive outline of the elements mentioned above. Plus she includes links to resources and reading materials that support her check list for developing Instructional Design projects. It is a good starting point for new instructional designers. and may provide new insights for more experienced instructional designers.

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A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science

A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"From www.brainpickings.org - November 27, 1:04 PM
There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record."

 

More from article: "Marveling at the rapid rate of technological progress, which has made possible the increasingly cheap production of increasingly reliable machines, Bush makes an enormously important — and timely — point about the difference between merely compressing information to store it efficiently and actually making use of it in the way of gleaning knowledge. (This, bear in mind, despite the fact that 90% of data in the world today was created in the last two years.)" from source: http://www.brainpickings.org/

 

NOTE: This is an example of a timeless piece of writing and thought that keeps on being relevant to our advances in information and the technology we use to collect and disseminate it.


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Lisa Labon's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:52 AM

Mind boggling to think what that the overload of content he speaks of is now created in a single day, every day.

garassini's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:51 AM

Applicare il metodo delle associazioni mentali all'archiviazione e alla ricerca delle informazioni. La visione profetica di Vannevar Bush.

Ken Feltman's curator insight, April 25, 2015 10:48 AM

Prescient

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Infographic: How Social Media Impacts Purchasing Decisions...

Infographic: How Social Media Impacts Purchasing Decisions... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Many professionals are turning to social media as a place of trust for their purchasing decisions and it’s no different for the IT industry. IT decision makers have a highly-regarded task of ensuring they recommend the best products and services for their organizations.
LinkedIn, Forrester Consulting, and Research Now zeroed in on these professionals to see how they utilize social media, including its effects on their purchasing decisions and how they engage with social.
According to Michael Weir, Head of Category Development for the Technology Industry at LinkedIn, “It’s no surprise that [IT decision makers] are heavy users of social networks. In fact, 85% have used at least one social network for business purposes. What’s surprising is that 73% have engaged with an IT vendor on a social network – underscoring the value of the channel for IT marketers. Even more revealing is the fact that social media is now a critical source of influence across the entire decision making process, not just during the initial research phase.”


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Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline

Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"Prezi: Prezi Desktop is a presentation software for Windows and Mac giving you all the power of Prezi without needing an internet connection. Start your prezi online or off, work on your desktop, then upload your prezis to the cloud (only if you want to) to access remotely or to securely share your ideas with anyone."
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The 16 Most Important Social Media Updates of 2012

The 16 Most Important Social Media Updates of 2012 | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"In the last 11 months, there have been tons of updates to our favorite social networks, several of which were extremely relevant for marketers and business owners.

Many of them were just little tweaks, but a lot -- 16 in our estimation -- had a huge impact on marketers' jobs. The latter are the ones we want to highlight; not just to show how much can change in a year, but to emphasize how critical it is to remain agile as an inbound marketer so you can keep up with all these updates. Plus, if you're not already using some of these new features (or perhaps didn't know they existed), what better time to get started than the new year?" - from source http://blog.hubspot.com

NOTE: Post not only shows new ideas and tech, but also changes in business processes and relationships.



Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33859/The-16-Most-Important-Social-Media-Updates-of-2012.aspx#ixzz2DQwnzk8Y
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8 Types of Technology That Will Be Essential in the 2015 Workplace

"If technology continues to evolve at the current rate, the 2015 workplace could look quite different from today's office spaces -- and may even involve less traditional office space with the rise of telecommuting. From a company's hiring process to sharing knowledge with employees, technology has the ability to change the way we all work.

 

What technology will be essential in the 2015 workplace, but doesn't exist yet?" from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

 

NOTE: This short post has 8 thought worthy services and technology that would prove mighty helpful in this digital world that is more complex every day. I like the info for "Learning Academies to Keep Up With New Knowledge" (aka Lifelong Learning).

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Frederic Hohl's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:26 AM

What your working place might look in 2015?

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Welcome to Openness in Education - a MOOC course

Welcome to Openness in Education - a MOOC course | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Openness in Education is a credited course in Athabasca University's (AU) Master of Education in DE. Information on AU and its accreditation is available here. This version of the course is delivered as an open online course - free for anyone to join." from the source: http://open.mooc.ca/

 

NOTE: Here's a course about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you have been curious or wanted to know more about the topic you should sign up.

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Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time

Why Tech Training for Faculty is a Waste of Time | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Providing faculty training for ed tech tools is a waste of time, unless accompanied by instruction that shows instructors how to incorporate the tools to enhance teaching. In this post I share reasons why tech training for course instructors must include pedagogical instructional methods and how instructors and institutions can incorporate such strategies into faculty ed tech training." from source: https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com

 

Note: This article is a brief, but informative, description of the cultural divide of faculty professional education of educational technology (ed tech) (aka training) and actual implementation and use of said ed tech. The author describes her experiences and then provides some solutions to improve the situation. The article also includes pointers to other resources on the topic.

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How To Clean Up The Apps Connected To Your Social Media Accounts

How To Clean Up The Apps Connected To Your Social Media Accounts | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"How many apps have you allowed access to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts? The answer is probably more than you think. It took a security message from Twitter last week to spur me to investigate the situation, and what I found wasn't pretty.

 

Granted, I test a lot of apps as part of my work as a technology journalist, but I was shocked to discover that I had more than 100 apps that could access my Twitter and Facebook accounts, and some 70 that could get to LinkedIn. I couldn't even recall what many of them did, given that I probably used each one once, found out that it wasn't up to snuff, and moved on to testing something else. But like most people, I never bothered to revoke access to my account for any of these apps.

 

So don't wait until your Twitter account is hacked. Take some time right now to clean things up and eliminate the apps that you no longer use or find relevant to your social networking way of life." from source: http://readwrite.com/

 

NOTE: More and more FB, Twitter, and other Social Apps are working to become your single sign on. Before you do this too much, have a read of this article.

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