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LinkedIn upgrades mobile app, giving users the ability to apply for jobs - Puget Sound Business Journal

LinkedIn upgrades mobile app, giving users the ability to apply for jobs  - Puget Sound Business Journal | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
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The Rise Of The Smart Web: New Hope For Finding Your Audience

The Rise Of The Smart Web:  New Hope For Finding Your Audience | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

"Decugis tells me that Scoop.it was created as a better response to an “information overload” environment.  Typically, Internet sites use sophisticated algorithms to find huge volumes of information and then drown us in it.  Little of that information is directly related to an individual user’s needs or interests.

“Human beings aren’t predictable,” Decugis says.  “We realized algorithms alone aren’t great at predicting the content you will want.”  Scoop.it’s solution has been to combine the best of computer brains with human brains.  A community of real humans works to screen and curate information so that it flows to the right channels.

Real humans can use real judgment, real intuition and real common sense to identify what other real humans are craving—even as they use a certain amount of electronic wizardry to help sort through a rushing river of data.  “We don’t just publish content,” Decugis says.  “We rank it and optimize it.”  This model may be a solid bet for reducing the havoc of information overload."


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:44 AM

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About to be an amazing conversation between GREAT thinkers on Kutcher, Scoop.it, Web 3.0 and the meaning of life here on G+http://bit.ly/195EPQZ 

I know this because my friend @MarkTraphagen just bated the trapped :). Weigh In! 

Scoop.it Rocks

Forbes asks us to bet on a smarter web. Not sure that is a bet I'm willing to make. Forbes is asking the wrong question in the wrong way. I love that they are half promoting Scoop.it as the path to a smarter web, but the zero sum nature of their questioning seems limited and goofystupid. 

Goofystupid because the web is the land of AND not OR. We can have millions following Ashton Kutcher and the elegant and beautiful can exist for those willing to find it. Scoop.it makes elegance and grace easier to find. The one (Kutcher's millions of followers) is not necessarily a sign of the apocalypse nor does it subtract from the other (our ability to find and connect with  "like me" tribes.  

 I write this knowing that drawing an imaginary line between good and evil is a common practice (one I've used too), but the web is capable of rewarding small, medium and large. AND the rewards often fit perfectly :). Kutcher gets the millions of fans he wants and little guys like me will get several people to several hundred a day who contribute, think and expand the dialogue about what Internet marketing is and can be. 

Seems fair to me. That Scoop.it is our tool of choice isn't surprising since it helps curate content. Curation is more important than creation for a host or reasons (greater reach, more efficient content marketing testing and cheap). 

Yes Scoop.it ROCKS AND Kutcher has millions of followers. That is NOT the seventh sign and we don't all need to hoard water and can goods :). 

 

 

Marie Jeffery's comment, August 8, 2013 9:16 AM
Well said, Marty! I clicked on this article because I was curious why you had a photo of Ashton Kutcher, and knew it would be an insightful post! Not disappointed - I'm a quiet lurker who has learned a lot about marketing from your Scoop.it Revolution pages! Thanks for your generosity.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, August 8, 2013 9:48 AM
Thanks Marie and great comments by Stephen Dale too!
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Survey of 700 College Students by Study Breaks College Media Breaks Down the Mobile Habits of Students and How They Use Their Mobile Devices to Interact with Businesses

Survey of 700 College Students by Study Breaks College Media Breaks Down the Mobile Habits of Students and How They Use Their Mobile Devices to Interact with Businesses | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Study Breaks, a leading college media entertainment company, joined forces with Campus2Careers to survey over 700 students about their mobile habits in general and how they use their mobile devices to interact with businesses.
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comScore Shows Record Growth in Online Video Consumption | Mobile Marketing Watch

comScore Shows Record Growth in Online Video Consumption | Mobile Marketing Watch | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
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Hashtag Monitoring and Tracking: 5 Great Tools To Keep Any Hashtag Under Control

Hashtag Monitoring and Tracking: 5 Great Tools To Keep Any Hashtag Under Control | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

 

 


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:25 PM

Tracking hashtags can be part of an infotention dashboard, especially when researching particular subjects. As always, Robin Good finds, evaluates, and explains five tools for doing so.

Vivianne Amaral's curator insight, August 2, 2013 11:13 PM

Aprendendo sobre Hastag 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:20 AM

A Hashtag, which is a simple organizational concept that allows people to organize their tweets, thoughts, and ideas around one topic (which is represented by a hashtag), has become so powerful that even Facebook has integrated this content and users’ discovery device in its platform, making it further valuable.

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A snapshot of Google's uphill battle getting Android into schools | GigaOM Ed Tech News

A snapshot of Google's uphill battle getting Android into schools | GigaOM Ed Tech News | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

In May at its annual developer conference, Google announced plans to launch a new Android app store, called Google Play for Education, for teachers this fall. But there’s some new evidence that it’s in for a tough battle with Apple.

 

According to a new survey, iPads are far and away the most desired mobile device among educators. When asked which devices their districts had adopted or planned to adopt in the next one or two years, 81 percent of educators said the iPad, compared with just 31 percent for a Google Chromebook (and 20 percent for an iPod Touch).

 

That’s not surprising given Apple’s aggressive push in education – last year, it sold 4.5 million iPads to schools and reported one billion downloads for iTunes U. But it gives an indication of just how big a gap Google may have to close. The survey involved 558 educators and was sponsored by News Corp.’s education arm Amplify. It was conducted by Interactive Education Systems Design.

 

Amplify, which sells schools an Android tablet packaged with content for K-12 classrooms, has been a vocal proponent of Google’s platform. The company has argued that Android’s open nature enables more school-specific customization, that it’s easier to securely deploy and manage a large number of Android tablets over the air, and that it’s a better value for budget-constrained schools.

 

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Evernote + Hootsuite = a Sweet Collaboration

Evernote + Hootsuite = a Sweet Collaboration | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Check out this short video where I showcase some of the best ways to make Hootnote, make that Eversuite, work for you!

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 1, 2013 1:38 PM

As I note (perhaps too often), infotention involves practicing attentional self-training in conjunction with learning appropriate information tools. Dashboards such as Netvibes (RSS) and Hootsuite (social media) can help you coordinate the internal and external components. I use both Evernote and Hootsuite, so was pleased to see this short (under 5 minute) video about how to combine them productively

Stephen Dale's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:17 AM

Two of my most-used social media services working in tangent? Too good to be true? The sum of the parts actually delivers a new and very useful productivity tool.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:51 AM

combining Hootsuite and Evernote!

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Faster Outreach to Students, Through a Mobile App - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Faster Outreach to Students, Through a Mobile App - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

Faster Outreach to Students, Through a Mobile App


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Smithstorian's curator insight, July 2, 2013 1:50 PM

The creators of a new mobile application are aiming to improve colleges’ engagement with students, using pop-up messages to survey students and aggregate data in real time.

 

The app, Student Engauge, is part of a larger trend toward mobile outreach, as colleges seek ways to engage with students who often don’t respond to e-mails or online pestering, says Justin Reich, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The app follows in the path of mobile warning messagesthat many colleges have adopted to alert students of campus emergencies.

 

Once downloaded on a mobile device, Student Engauge syncs to a student directory, allowing students to authorize their accounts using their existing credentials. The college can then send out questions or alerts based on those data—for example, asking a student whether he or she liked a professor, or asking a specific group of students if they found a counseling session to be helpful.

 

The app “taps into the one device students absolutely never put down, and that’s their cellphone,” says Nate Frechette, a recent graduate of Le Moyne College, who started the service with Aidan Cunniffe, a rising sophomore at Syracuse University.

 

While Student Engauge is the first app Mr. Reich has heard of that reaches out to students via their phones, he believes it fits into a broader effort in higher education to collect data about students’ experiences to improve college offerings through strategies such as online and in-class surveys.

 

“It’s pretty hard to get students to want to respond to these kinds of things, like course evaluations,” he says.

 

Le Moyne recently offered Student Engauge to its new freshman class, asking students who attended its summer-orientation program to download the app, and then sending out questions about their experiences or sending information to their cellphones. The college will expand the launch to the rest of the student body as the fall semester begins.

 

Deborah Cady Melzer, Le Moyne’s vice president for student development, says that after just one orientation session, students have already given feedback that has allowed administrators and staff members to improve the program.

 

“Without the app, we would have had to wait weeks, even months to receive evaluative feedback about the program that would not be able to be implemented until the following year,” she writes by e-mail. Syracuse, too, has begun using the app.

 

Of course, the response rate runs the risk of quickly falling at colleges that overuse the technology, says Harvard’s Mr. Reich: “I would imagine a lot of students saying, ‘This is annoying—I’d rather be text-messaging with my friends. Why do I want to interrupt that to answer a poll for you?’”

But finding ways to ask students about their learning experiences is something that every college should be doing, Mr. Reich says. And although there may be some “reasonable privacy concerns” about collecting too much information about students, he says, “the more we learn about students, the better we can do to serve them.”

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Tellagami - Create Narrated Animations on Your iPad

Tellagami - Create Narrated Animations on Your iPad | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Tellagami is a free iPad that elementary school students will enjoy using to create narrated animations. If you have ever used Voki or GoAnimate, Tellagami will feel familiar to you. Tellagami allo...

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KEpps's comment, August 1, 2013 3:53 AM
Clever!
MathyCathy's comment, August 1, 2013 10:00 AM
Sounds like "App-Smashing" to me! Imagine what students can explain if given the opportunity to create these videos!
Gayle Kakac's curator insight, August 1, 2013 6:32 PM
looking forward to using this
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Move Your Courses Online Free. Introducing CourseSites by Blackboard.

CourseSites by Blackboard is a free web-based course management service for K12 and Higher Ed Instructors enabling blended & eLearning. Watch the video to le...

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Blackboard Validates Mozilla Digital Badges -- THE Journal

Blackboard Validates Mozilla Digital Badges -- THE Journal | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
Mozilla's Open Badges initiative has received the official nod from educational technology company Blackboard, which has integrated digital badges into its learning management systems Blackboard Learn and CourseSites.

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The Foolproof Formula for Creating Story-based eLearning

The Foolproof Formula for Creating Story-based eLearning | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
If you want effective training materials, create successful eLearning courses that teach by telling a story.

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Looking Beyond the Campus Visit: How Online Behavior is Changing Predictive Enrollment | Inigral Insights

Looking Beyond the Campus Visit: How Online Behavior is Changing Predictive Enrollment | Inigral Insights | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
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Top 20 Best Portable Wireless Microphones and Accessories for Video Interviews

Top 20 Best Portable Wireless Microphones and Accessories for Video Interviews | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, August 4, 2013 4:38 AM



The best portable wireless microphone kit alternatives available for purchase online.

If you are a web publisher or rookie video-maker interested in capturing good quality sound in your next video interview, having a good, reliable  portable wireless microphone kit can make all of the difference of the world (especially if the alternative is the built-in microphone inside your camcorder).


Recording the voice of the person you are interviewing with a dedicated mike, close to the person and not too sensitive to other sounds in the background is the ideal solution, to obtain the same kind of sound you hear on professional news interviews on TV.

In this collection I have put together by using the Amazon Wish List facility, you can find over a dozen "economic" wireless microphone kits (under $250) as well as indispensable accessories as adaptors, plugs, lavalier microphone backup and wind protectors.


Best portable wireless microphones for video interviews: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1H58ZIB8Y5N1W/ref=topnav_lists_2




Jerry Lazar's comment, August 9, 2013 10:55 AM
Check out how VideoPro Camera app enables you to use, with splitter, a remote mic and headphones to monitor audio (via onscreen meter): http://www.VideoProCamera.com , designed by a top pro to enable iPhone video shooters to get professional results...
Robin Good's comment, August 9, 2013 11:17 AM
Thank you Jerry. Much appreciated.
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How to connect with today's youth: Part 1 - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment

How to connect with today's youth: Part 1 - ICEF Monitor - Market intelligence for international student recruitment | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
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Create Basecamp To-Do Items From a Google Spreadsheet

Create Basecamp To-Do Items From a Google Spreadsheet | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

"integrating some Google Spreadsheets with Basecamp Classic using the rest API"


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Moodle 2.5: Badges, Bootstrap and Better Usability

Moodle 2.5 was released on May 13, and this release is packed with new features and capabilities that will make a difference for students, teachers, course designers…

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A Presentation at MIT, by George Siemens

A Presentation at MIT, by George Siemens | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
(UPDATE on 7/29/2013: This talk was recorded and is available as a huge .mp4 file here.) George Siemens, one of the originators of the connectivist MOOC model, was on the MIT campus for a talk last...

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Fascinating insight into the original thinking behind MOOCs, connectivist learning and 'meeting the knowledge needs of a complex era' by one of the originators of MOOCs and author of the Connectivism learning theory. Open Badges are mentioned in relation to accreditation in this complex era and for amplifying the value of it through micro-credentialling - targeting specific tasks rather than a broad knowledge system.

Joao Augusto Ramos e Silva's curator insight, August 11, 2013 10:47 PM

Apresentação do George Siemens ao MIT.

João Augusto

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Twitter transparency report shows growing government demand for data

Twitter says U.S. government made 78 percent of all requests for user data.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:06 PM

The idea that IT vendors or public corporations are the guardians of user data is quaint. I am not singling Twitter out here, but so-called transparency reports may be simple marketing spin.

 

Distrust of government is a popular theme but, is the government the biggest threat to user data? Don’t get me wrong, these reports are welcome.

 

If transparency is really the goal, publish a similar report about the number of times and circumstances under which user data was shared with partners, and vendors, or sold for profit.

 

A report on the number of times that employee / contractor errors or internal process errors resulted in sharing of user data would also be welcome.

 

Why does it matter? The advent of Big Data is changing the advertising landscape. IT companies are now competing with major advertising giants for revenue.

 

See this Wall Street Journal article for more: Advertising Giants to Merge. Omnicom and Publicis Aim to Fight Off Growing Competition From Silicon Valley http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324809004578634133795292520.html

 

 

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CourseSites by Blackboard

CourseSites by Blackboard | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it
CourseSites by Blackboard is a free learning management system for K12 and Higher Ed Instructors enabling blended & eLearning.

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4 Guaranteed Ways to Make Your eLearning Courses Worth Taking

4 Guaranteed Ways to Make Your eLearning Courses Worth Taking | HigherEd Technology 2013 | Scoop.it

"It’s easy to create eLearning content. But to create an eLearning course that resonates with your learners? That’s not easy. It’s a difficult job for course developers to master but it’s worth it. Why? Because it’s the only kind of eLearning content that keeps people reading, from start to finish. It’s the only kind that elevates your learning program from ordinary to monumental."


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