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Assessing the Potential of the Nation's Largest 1:1 iPad Program - iPads in Education Ning

Assessing the Potential of the Nation's Largest 1:1 iPad Program - iPads in Education Ning | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

"The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school district in the USA, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and teacher in Los Angeles with an iPad by Fall 2014. With over 650,000 students and almost 26,000 teachers, this initiative represents a huge and risky $500 million investment. With all that technology flooding into the public school system, to what degree will LAUSD’s ambitious new plan change the quality of education offered to public school students in the city of Los Angeles?


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10 Pinterest Do’s That’ll Make You a Better Marketer

10 Pinterest Do’s That’ll Make You a Better Marketer | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Blog post at Rebekah Radice : With the ever revolving world of online marketing, more and more entrepreneurs are targeting internet savvy customers through social media m[..]

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 27, 2013 1:21 PM

Very good list here.  This is only one of the items listed but one that is easily forgotten:

 

9. Link accounts

You can link your Pinterest account to Facebook and Twitter. This shows your followers that you are an active person who they can follow. Engaging with other users also is one of the best ways to promote your product as they will repin your content.

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NSA can reach 75 percent of US internet traffic, reports WSJ

NSA can reach 75 percent of US internet traffic, reports WSJ | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, President Obama admitted that the US has "significant capabilities" for surveillance, but also that it shows restraint. Since whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed the...
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Google Helpouts: Not With Friends But With Teachers

Google Helpouts: Not With Friends But With Teachers | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:44 PM



Google has made public a new service built on top of Google Hangouts and which allows qualified users to deliver online coaching and mentoring sessions on just about any topic. Either for free or for a fee. Google will handle payments and keep 20% of the compensation you receive.


From TheNextWeb: "Google is currently testing Helpouts — touted as “a new way to connect people who need help with people who can give help, over live video, anytime, anywhere”.


The new service will be tied into Google+ and it’s basically Google Hangouts: not with friends, but with teachers."



More info: http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/08/21/google-quietly-introduces-helpouts-google-hangouts-that-connect-people-to-experts/ 


https://support.google.com/helpouts/#topic=3164466 


Reserve your seat right now: https://helpouts.google.com/welcome 





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L'HUmain au centre,parler,demander,en continu!

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MOOC: Badges as New Currency for Professional

MOOC: Badges as New Currency for Professional | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

“We believe that badges offer a promising approach to addressing a vexing challenge – getting under and un-employed Americans into high-paying, unfilled jobs,” said Anne Derryberry, one of the course designers and facilitators.

 

The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET) has announced that they will co-host a massive open online course (MOOC) to examine the growing interest in using badges to document knowledge, skills and competencies when working toward attaining high value professional credentials. Sage Road Solutions LLC, Mozilla, Blackboard Inc., and WCET have collaborated to produce a 6-week shared learning experience that will be offered via Blackboard’s MOOC platform. The MOOC will broaden understandings about approaches to earning high value credentials that benefit institutions, content providers, employers and individuals alike.

 

The “Badges as New Currency for Credentials” MOOC begins on September 9 and concludes October 14, 2013. It will feature a weekly live session Mondays at 2PM ET for the duration of the course. To register for this free, open course, please visithttps://badges.coursesites.com/.


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Good Leaders Get Emotional

Good Leaders Get Emotional | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
But how much emotion is too much?

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Jay Cross's curator insight, August 17, 2013 12:25 PM

HBR starts to catch on. People are emotional creatures. Business is people. Hence, business is emotional. Time to admit it. 

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MOOC: Badges as New Currency for Professional

MOOC: Badges as New Currency for Professional | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

“We believe that badges offer a promising approach to addressing a vexing challenge – getting under and un-employed Americans into high-paying, unfilled jobs,” said Anne Derryberry, one of the course designers and facilitators.

 

The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET) has announced that they will co-host a massive open online course (MOOC) to examine the growing interest in using badges to document knowledge, skills and competencies when working toward attaining high value professional credentials. Sage Road Solutions LLC, Mozilla, Blackboard Inc., and WCET have collaborated to produce a 6-week shared learning experience that will be offered via Blackboard’s MOOC platform. The MOOC will broaden understandings about approaches to earning high value credentials that benefit institutions, content providers, employers and individuals alike.

 

The “Badges as New Currency for Credentials” MOOC begins on September 9 and concludes October 14, 2013. It will feature a weekly live session Mondays at 2PM ET for the duration of the course. To register for this free, open course, please visithttps://badges.coursesites.com/.


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7 Ways to Dramatically Advance Your Career

Based on this LinkedIn article: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130617120202-36792-7-ways-to-dramatically-advance-your-career Adapted from Smart Cu
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10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online

10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
There are 10 things that online teachers should unlearn before they take up teaching online. Online Education needs new and open thinkers for sustainability.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:40 PM

We all know that bolting innovation onto existing practice is rarely entirely successful or satisfactory.

olgadiez's curator insight, March 12, 4:48 PM

Desaprender: imprescindible para avanzar.

Marielos Gutiérrez's curator insight, June 5, 11:52 PM

Me encató este artículo de WizIQ blog sobre los hábitos que nos vemos obligados a modificar para ser capaces de tutorizar un aprendizaje elearning.

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Business Writing: How to Structure Your Proposal

How to structure and organize your Project 3: Major Proposal.

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The Short and Sassy Teacher: Tune into Technology: QR Code ...

The Short and Sassy Teacher: Tune into Technology: QR Code ... | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
I upped the fun factor by making our last one into a QR code scavenger hunt. Students worked in partners. One student was the 'photographer' who scanned the QR codes on the iPad using a free QR scanner app.

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Transition from Tradition: 9 Tips for successfully moving your face-to-face course online

Let's face facts. A computer screen offers students neither the warm comfort of peers nor the imposing brow of an instructor to encourage them to show up. We have to manufacture that motivation elsewhere to inspire students to virtually attend class and provide a means for them to be proactive in their learning.

 


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sshsoluae's comment, August 2, 2013 8:31 AM
SMS Marketing
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Ray Tolley's curator insight, August 3, 2013 5:30 AM

Reminds me of a document that I wrote some six years ago:

http://issuu.com/efoliouk/docs/the_joy_of_e-learning

Dean Mantz's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:22 AM

I truly feel that teachers at the secondary level should consider "Blending" their curriculum courses in some facet.  This article provides some discussion and thought starting points.

 

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing it on scoop.it. 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Google plus

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Google plus | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:03 PM

A Google Plus "cheat sheet"!!

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Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies: Appendices | HASTAC

Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies: Appendices | HASTAC | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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Anne Fox's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:37 AM

See especially Appendix 4 about contract grading and peer badging

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BostonX, edX, and future partnerships increase the open revolution in education | opensource.com

BostonX, edX, and future partnerships increase the open revolution in education | opensource.com | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
The City of Boston teams up with open education resource and program edX to create BostonX.
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QR codes: A treasure hunt

QR codes: A treasure hunt | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Here's another classroom idea for using mobile devices and QR codes. It's a simple idea, based around the concept of a treasure or scavenger hunt, where

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 23, 2013 3:49 AM

This is an one example of shared practice i.e. using QR codes in the classroom. As with any technological innovation you don't have to use them and certainly don't want technical issues hindering the learning process, but some tools really do help to enrich this process. If used effectively I think QR codes are one of those that can engage and motivate  students, which is a positive benefit in itself, but they can also be implemented for inquiry and problem based activities which are situated in the area of higher-order thinking skills.

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iPad Responsible Use - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

iPad Responsible Use - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

"My school had a list of responsibilities in regards to using iPads in school.  So I set about producing a visual version and recently tweeted it to a Tweep friend. The Tweet was popular and got a number of RTs. So I’ve re-titled the slides for general use and here’s the full PDF version you might want to use in your school."


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Terri Roberts's curator insight, August 23, 2013 8:57 AM

Love the idea of visuals! 

John Pearce's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:08 AM

Useful as an example of what might be included in any iPad expectation/responsibility documentation.

Connie Wise's curator insight, August 26, 2013 8:51 AM

Visual version of iPad user responsibilities

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MOOCs Revolutionize Corporate Learning and Development

MOOCs Revolutionize Corporate Learning and Development | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

McAfee turned its training around that both saved both time and produced more lucrative sales: ...an average of $500,000 per year in sales [attributed to] new training model.


Before Intel giant McAfee revamped its new-hire orientation, ...80 hours long [with] ... 40 hours of pre-work,, 5 days of on-site training, and ...post-...to be completed at home.

 

To fix its problem, McAfee turned to ....Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs...called “flipping the classroom” [where]...a majority of learning happens ...by giving students access to course materials and having them probe, discuss, and debate issues with fellow learners as well as the professor.

 

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Companies ...have to trust the learner ...incorporating more opportunities for peer reviews and peer-to-peer dialogues...

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...Can your company re-imagine the role of the learner? ...the learner takes on a role more expansive than ever before, acting as teacher, learner, and peer reviewer.


Companies ...have to trust the learner to do this,  by incorporating more opportunities for peer reviews and peer-to-peer dialogues into the course.

 

With that change, McAfee turned its training around in a way that both saved both time and produced more lucrative sales: its sales associates now attribute an average of $500,000 per year in sales to the skills they learned through the new training model. 

 

Three MOOC elements are particularly well-suited to corporate learning & development:  Semi-synchronicity  (cohorts ...[can] motivate each other as they go through the program),  course design (flipping the classroom), and credentials

 

In a recent Future Workplace survey, completed by 195 corporate learning and HR professionals, 70 percent of respondents said they saw opportunities to integrate MOOCs into their own company’s learning programs. Even further, this sample of respondents made six recommendations for how MOOC providers could adapt to needs of corporations:


Related posts by Deb:


Agile Leader Learning for Sustainable Change: Steps through Sharp Rocks   Change and Endings: Letting Go and Acceptance before New Beginnings   Messing up a Change Implementation with Someone Else’s Learning Culture?



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:55 AM

This well-done piece by Jeanne Meister, highlights key elements of how MOOCs can turn around the stultifying aspects of corporate learning, well-illustrated through the McAfee example. 

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:49 PM

Semi-synchronicity  (cohorts ...[can] motivate each other as they go through the program),  course design (flipping the classroom), and credentials.

IanHelps's curator insight, August 26, 2013 9:19 AM

MOOCs might be just what the corporate L&D world needs to reinvent itself. McAfee appears to be at the leading edge of this change

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Five Ways to Mess Up Gamification

Five Ways to Mess Up Gamification | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
How to get the most value from an increasingly popular methodology for changing employees' behavior and driving engagement.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:20 PM

Regardless of what industry, avoiding these pitfalls will help create meaningful gamification programs that won’t just be a flavor-of-the-month company initiative, but will help drive engagement and provide long-lasting business results.

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Book recommendations for you based on your Twitter history and profile

Book recommendations for you based on your Twitter history and profile | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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Set Pre-filled Responses in Google Forms - Great for teachers

Set Pre-filled Responses in Google Forms - Great for teachers | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

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10 Basic Steps for Cost-Benefit Analysis

10 Basic Steps for Cost-Benefit Analysis | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
When making a decision, especially in the public sector, it is imperative that officials understand the costs and benefits of their choice, whether it be estab…

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3 Ways to Communicate Change

3 Ways to Communicate Change | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

1. Make  your message as good and clear as possible

Here  are some easy ways to work on the messages you’re conveying in order to maximise  their impact and appropriateness, and minimise the extent to which they can be  interpreted in different ways........


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Karl Wabst's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:04 PM

Failure to Communicate is the most important factor in leading change. Success or failure hinges on getting those affected to do their jobs, or to behave differently.

 

Many companies send out an email, post paper on a bulletin board or spread news by telling the managers. Others gather the troops together for a Monday Morning staff meeting, or an Executive Retreat to announce some major change. This feels like a nice way to deliver "the news." OK, we told them. Now they are responsible to follow through.

 

This approach is woefully inadequate. Multiple studies show that the number one reason change initiatives fail is people. You can buy fancy computers and smartphones. You may even send everyone to training. Still change is harder than it should be, or it doesn’t happen at all.

 

What to do?

 

In addition to the wisdom in the article, here are some great resources about communications and change.

 

STEP 4: Communicating the Vision for Buy-in

http://www.kotterinternational.com/our-principles/changesteps/step-4

 

Communication Checklist - best practices in managing change

http://www.change-management.com/tutorial-checklist-communication.htm

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Curation as a Business Model in Abundance and Commodity Markets

Curation as a Business Model in Abundance and Commodity Markets | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

 

 


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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:19 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Mitch Free writes on Forbes about the unique business value that curation can bring to those markets where there is already an abundance of choices.

 

"The web has revolutionized access to information. If you travel to a new city, you don’t have to wait to ask a hotel concierge or local contact which restaurants are worth your time: that information is at your fingertips long before you arrive.


The web’s universality and ubiquity are also its weaknesses, however: even if all are listed online, choosing from the 25,000 restaurants in New York City still requires a local’s advice.


While “curation” might bring to mind the image of a red-jacketed museum staffer scowling at you for taking flash photographs, in the digital age it’s becoming an increasingly critical – and lucrative – business model.


No longer is access to information precious in itself. Information is overwhelmingly available, and those in a position to tame the tidal wave into a useful format offer a valuable service."

 

The articles uses as a reference example the case of a new restaurant listing site that curates the best 100 restaurants in 100 cities by charging qualifying restaurants.

 

 

Rightful. Interesting. 7/10

 

Full article:http://www.forbes.com/sites/mitchfree/2013/08/05/curation-by-connection-one-hundred-tables/

 
Ken Dickens's curator insight, August 7, 2013 1:00 PM

Non-Profits are a commodity. There are over 1.5 million of them in the US alone, all with great causes, all with their hands out to ask for money. Enter Donor Fatigue.  Want to stand out? Become "the" source of information on your cause. In other words, give to get.  You will stand out. You will gain trust.  And, you will raise money. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:11 PM

This is a great read and what I'm betting on heavily at our crowdfunding cancer research website and nonprofit http://www.curecancerstarter.org. I love this quote:

?No longer do we rely on a few experts and advertisers to dole out information according to their own priorities, and passively consume that information. On the contrary, content can be created and curated by literally thousands of ‘average’ people with above average interest and insight, and spread across huge aggregations of likeminded people."

Frames my belief and our bet well.

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Tech Nerd Training: 10 Apps to Start the New School Year with Your iPads

Tech Nerd Training: 10 Apps to Start the New School Year with Your iPads | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

RT @j_allen: 10 Apps to Start the New School Year with Your iPads http://t.co/sWJsZx7oOA #iosedapp


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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, August 9, 2013 2:06 PM

Fine to know...

Dafnord 's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:55 AM

Kannataa seurata Viljenka Savlin skuuppauksia. Hän on pätevä tabletien  käyttäjä ja tabletien käytön kouluttaja, joka on aloittanut työskentelyn sähköisillä rihvelitauluilla ( Android, iPad, Windows) ja appseilla heti kun ne tulivat markkinoille ja otettiin käyttöön kouluissa. Vili on ollut European Schools Projectin slovenialainen koordinattori jo 1990-luvulta asti. Hän on kouluttanut vuosien ajan eurooppalaisia opettajia "Midnight Sun" Comenius 2 -kursseilla Inarissa, ks http://www.ejournal.fi/lapcom2/ . Vili on kouluttajana kurssilla jatkossakin. Kurssi pidetään Inarissa tällä kertaa 27.4. - 3.5. 2014, eikä keskikesällä, johtuen EU:n opetusalan koulutusjärjestelmän muutoksesta. Globaalista oppimisesta ja projektimenetelmistä kiinnostuneita suomalaisia opettajia on osallistunut kursseille, mutta he eivät voi saada EU:n apurahaa kurssia varten.

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, August 10, 2013 6:08 AM
to be studied carefully. Sounds great!