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Improving the 4 Most Important Elements of Your eLearning Course

Improving the 4 Most Important Elements of Your eLearning Course | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
When an eLearning course is underperforming, there are a number of elements that could be going wrong. Learn quick and easy tips to fix them!

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Access to Top Universities Linked to Family Background, Not Just Achievement

Access to Top Universities Linked to Family Background, Not Just Achievement | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
As much as we'd like to think the college-admissions process takes place on a level playing field, new research suggests it does not.
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Colleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Well--Before They Accept Them

Colleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Well--Before They Accept Them | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Can predictive analytics determine which students succeed and which will fail? More universities are finding that the answer is yes.
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Tap Into the Power of Google+ Hangouts For Your Business

Tap Into the Power of Google+ Hangouts For Your Business | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts are an effective way to share content, via live video stream. This is an overview of the practical application of Google+ Hangouts.

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Penelope's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:24 PM

 

Lately, I've been curious about Google+ Hangouts, since I was invited recently to hang out with a well-known author for one hour as she answered questions.

 

She made herself available to her readers to answer any question they wanted to ask. I thought, "What a unique way to connect with your fans."

 

And it was.

 

I didn't actually attend the hangout session, but it was recorded, so I was able to download an MP4 of the entire session, as well as a PDF of the session.

 

How can you use this for your book promotions? Let me count the ways:

 

o Meet and greet - Say "hi" to your READERS

o Find out WHO they are

o Award PRIZES while you're live to create excitement!

o FOLLOW UP with each and every person who attended

o Invite them back again when you release a NEW BOOK

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"***

 

To find out how to set up your own hangout:  http://thefutureofink.com/google-hangouts-part-1/

 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 18, 2013 5:52 AM

Excellent scoop and insight Penelope.

 

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Possible Uses for Google+ Hangouts

There are many uses for Google+ Hangouts. Here are just a few ideas. You may find that you get additional ideas, which you may want to write down, or ideally, scroll down to share as a comment to this blog post:

Panel discussionsVirtual eventsBook talksSharing PowerPoint presentationsScreen sharing



Read the rest of this article on The Future of Ink:http://thefutureofink.com/google-hangouts-part-1/

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Apple No Longer Updating Safari for Windows, Users Should Switch To A More Secure Browser | PC Perspective

Apple No Longer Updating Safari for Windows, Users Should Switch To A More Secure Browser | PC Perspective | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
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U.S. Dead Last In International Test of Tech Skills (EdSurge News)

U.S. Dead Last In International Test of Tech Skills (EdSurge News) | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
MEASURING UP: EdWeek calls our attention to a report from OECD comparing young adults' tech skills across 24 different countries
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QR Code Utility Extended

QR Code Utility Extended | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
I've been a big fan and user of QR Codes for quite some time now.  Quickly and easily, they let you post a code that links to a URL or email address or virtually anything that you want to convey to...

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Create Interactive Learning Video Tours With Zaption

Create Interactive Learning Video Tours With Zaption | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 4:05 AM

Interactive video creation tools are here.  Thanks Robin Good

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5 Tools To Take An Auto-Guided Google Street View Tour

5 Tools To Take An Auto-Guided Google Street View Tour | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Hitting the road for a scenic drive can be super relaxing. Unfortunately, it
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People are biased against creative ideas, studies find | Cornell Chronicle

People are biased against creative ideas, studies find | Cornell Chronicle | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

The study found that:

 

Creative ideas are by definition novel, and novelty can trigger feelings of uncertainty that make most people uncomfortable.People dismiss creative ideas in favor of ideas that are purely practical -- tried and true.Objective evidence shoring up the validity of a creative proposal does not motivate people to accept it.Anti-creativity bias is so subtle that people are unaware of it, which can interfere with their ability to recognize a creative idea.
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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, October 9, 2013 10:49 AM
so true!, even in research settings and environments!! and I would say, right now very true when there is money shortage as it is now in France. Other explanations might be cultural. And when bureaucracy is thriving, creativity vanishes... If you have real good explanations or if you have solutions to modify attitudes particularly of students, please share
Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:50 AM

thanks Cornell for this study, but conclusions are not optimistic

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, October 9, 2013 10:53 AM
and it is even more dramatic when evaluators of research projects do not favour and support creativity
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The Most Touching Thing To Ever Happen On Twitter

The Most Touching Thing To Ever Happen On Twitter | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Sometimes, just sometimes, social media can truly help you connect with the world, instead of taking you out of it. When Guardian editor Spencer Ackerman's mother passed away last Thursday, he tweeted a sort of eulogy for her to his 40,000 followers.
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Topsy: a game changer for search, e-reputation, & data analysis — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Topsy: a game changer for search, e-reputation, & data analysis — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

"I regularly use Twitter’s own search as well as TweetDeck and Kred (once I am logged in) to scan and search the hashtags and keywords.

But, Topsy is a game changer.

The free comprehensive index and social analysis tool, searches keywords, hashtags and @ signs from minutes ago or from across a span of years, retrieving your social needles from millions of haystacks of billions of tweets.

Topsy is a way to instantly discover breaking news and just released press-releases and track current conversations and just posted media."


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luiy's curator insight, September 15, 2013 4:26 PM
TWITTER POLITICAL INDEX

During the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, Topsy and Twitter created the Twitter Political Index (or Twindex), which provided a daily gauge of voters’ sentiment for each candidate as expressed on Twitter. Using mentions of their last name or direct @mentions of their Twitter handle, the Twindex tracked sentiment for Obama and Romney from May 1 until Election day, showing when each gained momentum in the race.

How Twitter used Topsy APIs

Twitter used Topsy’s content and metrics API data to create a custom dashboard to help capture the nuance of public opinion.

Live tracking of sentiment to produce the Twindex. Additional, minute-level analysis during convention speeches and debatesMention counts on a wide array of topic areas—including the economy, foreign policy, and immigration—on a minute, hourly, and daily basisHistorical comparative analysis between the Gallup poll for presidential approval between 2010-2012 and Topsy sentiment for Obama, demonstrating a strong correlation between the two (and strongest when Topsy sentiment led the Gallup numbers by a few days)
Víctor Farré's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:14 AM

Para buscar información en twitter desde 2007. Para explorar temas al instante. Prueba #viacatalana, por ejemplo. Veras los twitts del último dia, la ultima semana, el último més 413.000. Las fotos, los links. Un invento!

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 17, 2013 6:20 AM

Great tool to gain data / intelligence / trend / emotions from Twitter . The social analytics section is a great tool to compare keywords and concepts.

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Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions

Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:08 AM



HangoutMagix is a free web app which allows you to create the graphics elements to make your live sessions inside Google Hangouts look more professional.  


With HangoutMagix you can create an overlay bar with your name and title, add a call-to-action and display the name of your show with its logo.


The tool is very simple and intuitive to use. You select the graphic element you want to personalize, edit the text, change the colors, select a style among the pre-set ones and you are ready to save a transparent .PNG file that you can then import into Google Hangouts interface.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://hangoutmagix.com/ 


See how it works: http://i.imgur.com/bij0ltY.gif 

Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/5pCJJ8lCTMs 



 

 

Randy Bauer's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:40 PM

This is a great recommendation by Robin Good on graphics for Google Hangouts. Hangouts are taking off and using graphics to spruce up the hangout for calls to action or logo/display has great impliations for adding value. I will check this out and pass it along.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 4:02 AM

Accessorize your Google Hangouts with this nifty app.

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20 Steps on How to Create an Online Conference

20 Steps on How to Create an Online Conference | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
The 3rd annual Moodle Moot for 2013 was an amazing experience. I am looking to MMVC14, the next Moodle Moot online conference for 2014. Organizing an online conference may seem difficult, but it's a very rewarding task.

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Join MMVC14 on Nellie's birthday. Here's more about it: http://blog.wiziq.com/20-steps-create-online-conference/

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An "All You Can Eat" College Degree Could Be The Future Of Higher Education

An "All You Can Eat" College Degree Could Be The Future Of Higher Education | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Wisconsin's public university system will start granting some degrees based on testing instead of credits and letting you use as much of the school as...
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Top 100 Social Media Colleges 2013

Top 100 Social Media Colleges ranking by StudentAdvisor.com. Discover schools best using social media.
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Common Craft Cut-Out Library | Common Craft

Common Craft Cut-Out Library | Common Craft | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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callooh's curator insight, October 22, 2013 9:20 AM
 

Want to create your own Common Craft Style job aids? Some resources you can use...

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How To Embed Content From Twitter, Facebook and Google+ Posts -

How To Embed Content From Twitter, Facebook and Google+ Posts - | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Detailed How-To article about embedding more than just a Youtube video: Embed content on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:51 AM

It’s easy to embed content is an easy way to give your readers a richer reading experience. 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 16, 2013 12:02 PM

Very useful, thank you!

HiddenValleyRV.net's curator insight, January 6, 6:22 AM

Make your website and blog more interesting with embedded posts directly from Facebook, G+ and Twitter (and get some new traffic on them as well.)

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Google Apps now lets you share Docs, Slides, and Drawings without forcing recipients to sign in

Google Apps now lets you share Docs, Slides, and Drawings without forcing recipients to sign in | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Google today announced it has tweaked the way sharing works for Docs, Slides and Drawings. Recipients no longer have to sign in or create a Google account if they don't have one.

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This is How To Use Google Hangout in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is How To Use Google Hangout in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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Here it is: The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

Here it is: The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 list (released today, 30 September 2013) was compiled from the votes of over 500 learning professionals (from education and workplace learning) from 48 countries...

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:26 PM

Connected eucators can treat this list as a checklist (yep, use this one, ditto that :-). The trends are interesting:

 

Twitter retains its no 1 position for the 5th year runningGoogle Drive/Docs moves up to #2.PowerPoint moves up to #5.Evernote moves into the top 10 at #6.Google + and Hangouts moves into the top 10 at #10.There are 10 new tools on the list topped by Feedly (an RSS reader/aggregator) at #19 and Coursera (a MOOC platform) at #38, and 3 returning tools to the list, including Storify at #58.The highest movers within the list are Skydrive (Windows file storage area) at #43 up 55 places since last year, and Keynote and iMovie up 40 and 32 places respectively (showing the increase in popularity of Apple software).A significant descent down the list for some tools including Google Sites (down 60 places) and Wikispaces (down 50 places).Tools moving off the list include Google Reader (now retired by Google), Bing and Scribd.Although the list is still dominated by free online social tools, a number of e-learning authoring tools have had a good showing this year.As for trends over the last 5 years, it is interesting to note that Firefox (#1 in 2007) is now at #97 on the list, and Delicious (#1 in 2008) is now at #60.  What will topple Twitter from the top of the list?
Heiko Idensen's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:29 PM

Very interesting "moves" this year, see the ist on Slideshare

ww.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26688659#
or text-only
http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/

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Study: Leadership slots awarded for maintaining status quo, not novel ideas | Cornell Chronicle

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Q&A: How Los Angeles Negotiated a 1-to-1 Deal With Apple

Q&A: How Los Angeles Negotiated a 1-to-1 Deal With Apple | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
In a question-and-answer session with Education Week, Mark Hovatter, the architect of the groundbreaking agreement, addresses issues related to the $30 million deal.
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Not Mobile First? Kiss Future Students Goodbye -- Campus Technology

Not Mobile First? Kiss Future Students Goodbye -- Campus Technology | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
In the competitive world of student recruitment, schools must recognize that today's students are finding--and judging--them on their mobile offerings.

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A Blueprint for the Video Content Marketing Revolution

A Blueprint for the Video Content Marketing Revolution | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

Fueling the fire of the video content marketing revolution is the growing use of mobile devices by Americans. According to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, more than half of all Americans now own a smartphone, and 34 percent own a tablet, up from four percent only two years earlier. Mobile Internet use is through the roof, with more and more consumers turning to their mobile devices for all kinds of things — to engage with brands and businesses, connect with friends and colleagues, make purchases, seek information, play games and even document their lives.


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Stefano Principato's curator insight, August 30, 2013 1:22 PM

Create a visual representation of your brand.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:57 PM

Excellent resource for communication departments and/or companies that can leverage video as part of their content marketing.

 

From the post:

 

What’s involved in a good video strategy? Now that you have some ideas for the kinds of videos you can create, let’s look at how to plan for and strategize your videos. Many of the steps in creating killer video content probably look familiar because they’re the same tactics you use to create other types of content in your marketing strategy. However, creating great video requires a unique approach in a few key ways. Here are some of the strategies you’ll want to deploy to make your video content remarkable.

 

Read more at http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/a-blueprint-for-the-video-content-marketing-revolution-0593501#HReLu6VAokBl31uR.99

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We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom

We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.

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Vahid Masrour's comment, August 30, 2013 11:34 AM
Thanks @carldowse for your comments and summarization.
carldowse's comment, August 30, 2013 1:14 PM
Glad you found it helpful Vahid.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:55 PM

Interesting insight. Certainly some valid points.