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Backup, Archive and Search All of Your Twitter, Facebook and Gmail Data with Norton Labs Ditto

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Daunting, but probably the direction in which we need to go.

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Robin Good's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:48 AM



Ditto is a FREE, automated weekly backup of Twitter, Facebook and Gmail with integrated search capabilities.


To curate, means also ability to archive, preserve and safely store the data/information/content available in your newsradar/collection/lineup. As a matter of fact, if you decided to follow-up on an academic pursuit of your data-curation interests, you would be immediately confronted with the learning of the best methodologies, tools and workflows utilized to preserve and archive digital data.


In addition, given the times we are in, and who controls our data, you can never know what happens next, and whether you are always going to be able to access both your account and the data that's in it.


For these reasons I think it is relevant for anyone involved in professionally managing content / data, such as a content curator does, to have the ability to easily and automatically backup all of his Twitter / Facebook data as well as his own Gmail.


With Ditto, you can export all of your backed up data from Facebook, Twitter or Gmail, into a handy PDF file.



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Innovation in instruction, administration, and all things education - with a focus on higher education.
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E-Portfolios as a Hiring Tool: Do Employers Really Care? (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu

E-Portfolios as a Hiring Tool: Do Employers Really Care? (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online (95 percent of the 'education service area' prefer to access e-portfolio information on the web @donpresant http://t.co/hKTwwaay...)...

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Educator as a Design Thinker

Educator as a Design Thinker | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
 Resources for Educator as a Design Thinker Ideo. (n.d.).  Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit - Pfau, P. (2014).  Rethinking Education with Design Thinking - Speicher, S. (2013).  Design Thinkin...

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Design Thinking gaining traction in the university setting as applied to teaching.  Makes sense.  UNT College of Visual Arts and Design heavy into this from all angles.

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BadgeKit: The Why || Erin Knight

BadgeKit: The Why || Erin Knight | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
Just back from MozFest, where we announced BadgeKit, an Open Badges tool stack that will support the key pieces of the badging experience. This includes defining/designing, assessing, issuing, collecting/managing, sharing and using.

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We all need to figure this badging concept out, but do students really get this, yet?

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Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement | edX

Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement | edX | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it

The optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter -- students watched most of the way through these short videos. In fact, the average engagement time of any video maxes out at 6 minutes, regardless of its length. And engagement times decrease as videos lengthen: For instance, on average students spent around 3 minutes on videos that are longer than 12 minutes, which means that they engaged with less than a quarter of the content. Finally, certificate-earning students engaged more with videos, presumably because they had greater motivation to learn the material.


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chadjwilliams's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:46 PM

We all new that long winded lectures were ineffective.

 

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Search, Collect and Organize Information Into Visual Learning Boards with Edcanvas

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Curation seems to be the new challenge/opportunity.  I appreciate the influx of tools, but have to admit my head is spinning from the sheer volume.  Sensemaking?

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:50 AM

This looks fantastic!

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

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reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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Under California Bill, Faculty-Free Colleges Would Award Exam-Based Degrees - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Under California Bill, Faculty-Free Colleges Would Award Exam-Based Degrees - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
The "New University of California" would provide no instruction but would issue college credit and degrees to anyone who could pass a series of examinations.
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The university as 'credentialer'. 

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At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it

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Fine questions. Allows us to ask these on our campuses now without feeling like blasphemers.

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A Three-Pronged Approach to Improving Online Student Engagement | Faculty Focus

A Three-Pronged Approach to Improving Online Student Engagement | Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
Monica Rothschild-Boros, an art appreciation and cultural anthropology instructor at Orange Coast College, uses a combination of embedded lecture questions, threaded discussion, and innovative assignments to engage students and get them to think...
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Big MOOC Moves Closer to Academic Acceptance

Online-education provider Coursera is one step closer to academic acceptance, saying Thursday that the American Council on Education would recommend colleges grant credit for the successful completion of some of its free classes.

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Everyone is sharing this link today but it's worth everyone's attention.

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Two new announcements advance path to credit for MOOCs

Two new announcements advance path to credit for MOOCs | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Practical steps being taken on MOOCS.  Let the world continue to explore, but meantime, we in higher ed have to figure this stuff out.  Who drives innovation?  Customer (student)? Institution (us)?

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Noncognitive Measures Are 'Not a Magic Wand' - Head Count - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Noncognitive Measures Are 'Not a Magic Wand' - Head Count - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it

From Eric Hoover

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The most insightful comment from this ongoing conversation...

 

David Coleman, president of the College Board, called for realistic expectations. Despite research showing the predictive value of noncognitive measures, they don’t add much when combined with SAT or ACT scores, he said. ”They are not a magic wand.”

Noncognitive assessments might prove most useful in evaluating applicants with high grades and low test scores, and those with low grades and high test scores, Mr. Coleman suggested. The potential of noncognitive measures to reveal the talents of students who fall short on both counts struck him as less promising.

“The thought that with that double negative you’re going to get a positive,” he said, “is not realistic.”

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Social Content Curation for Learning Communities

Social Content Curation for Learning Communities | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
An infographic I created for a MOOC at Stanford: Designing New Learning Environments. Made with too little space, too little skills, too little time and too little research. Lots of fun though.
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iPad Tips and Apps for Teachers

All the apps and tips you will need to better integrate iPad into your teaching and learning
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The Naked Truth About Full-Frontal Presentations -- Campus Technology

The Naked Truth About Full-Frontal Presentations -- Campus Technology | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
As part of Common Core's shift of focus from teaching to learning, students are delivering more presentations (while teachers and peers sit-and-get). Not surprisingly, the same boring presentation techniques don't work any better for students than they did for teachers.

 

One suggestion:

 

Delete all the text from your slides.Replace those words and bullets with full-screen, full-color, photographic images.Narrate over the slides.


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Dr. Michael Simmons's insight:

This short article and the attached resources are blunt, but necessarily so.  Why can't we (me included) break away from the damn bullet points!  I'll try again!

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 21, 8:26 PM

One of the more ridiculous shifts that occurs in Active Classrooms and Flipped contexts is that the sins of the past are inflicted upon students.  When we ask lecturers to stop lecturing there seems to be a shift towards asking students to lecture instead.  The "in class presentation" (either physical or virtual) is often worse than the lecture process that the teacher abandoned. 

 

This piece offers some suggestions for breaking the cycle.

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New Adjunct-Focused Venture Wins Approval to Offer Courses – Bottom Line - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Adjunct-Focused Venture Wins Approval to Offer Courses – Bottom Line - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
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Interesting, but what of curation and quality control.  Most colleges won't accept outside academic courses.  Merlot for hire?

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Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active

Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
“Learning is not a spectator sport.” Chickering & Gamson, excerpt from the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, (1987). Principle number three, ‘Good practice encourag...

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Backup, Archive and Search All of Your Twitter, Facebook and Gmail Data with Norton Labs Ditto

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Dr. Michael Simmons's insight:

Daunting, but probably the direction in which we need to go.

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Robin Good's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:48 AM



Ditto is a FREE, automated weekly backup of Twitter, Facebook and Gmail with integrated search capabilities.


To curate, means also ability to archive, preserve and safely store the data/information/content available in your newsradar/collection/lineup. As a matter of fact, if you decided to follow-up on an academic pursuit of your data-curation interests, you would be immediately confronted with the learning of the best methodologies, tools and workflows utilized to preserve and archive digital data.


In addition, given the times we are in, and who controls our data, you can never know what happens next, and whether you are always going to be able to access both your account and the data that's in it.


For these reasons I think it is relevant for anyone involved in professionally managing content / data, such as a content curator does, to have the ability to easily and automatically backup all of his Twitter / Facebook data as well as his own Gmail.


With Ditto, you can export all of your backed up data from Facebook, Twitter or Gmail, into a handy PDF file.



Free to use. (max 3GB of archive space can be used - if you leave out your Gmail, that's plenty of space.)


Find out more: https://ditto.norton.com/


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New study links student motivations for going to college to their success | Inside Higher Ed

New study links student motivations for going to college to their success | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
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Special K: Don’t Sleep On Khan Academy, Knewton : Education Next

Special K: Don’t Sleep On Khan Academy, Knewton : Education Next | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it

From Michael B. Horn, founder of Innosight Institute.

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"In the long run this means that Khan’s value won’t be in his videos per se, but in the data created from the system of assessments and learning map of concepts."

 

Truth.

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Presentation Outline: Large Volume Writing Assessment

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Presentation outline from TAMU Assessment Conference describing pilot project to assess large volumes of assignments and essays in composition courses at UNT using Waypoint Outcomes technology.

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Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken

Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
I wrote a thing last fall about massive open online courses (MOOCs, in the parlance), and the challenge that free or cheap online classes pose to business as us
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Sharp.  My comments won't add anything, so read this directly!

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6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads - Edudemic

6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads - Edudemic | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
The app store is loaded with options that allow students to share and collaborate with iPads. Here's a few helpful tips and apps for you to try out!
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Student-side use of iPade (assumes they all have them!) must be balanced out with faculty-side use.  Easy to outfit faculty.  Hard to outfit students. 

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Times Higher Education - Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can't Be Bought

Consuming Higher Ed: "far too common..in #HE for undergrads to be taught by research students" http://t.co/5vdbtkov > On #zerohourscontracts
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Education: Private vs. Public good?

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Research: Education Could Use More 'Connected Learning' -- Campus Technology

Research: Education Could Use More 'Connected Learning' -- Campus Technology | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it
The possibilities inherent in digital learning won't in and of themselves flatten the global playing field for students, according to new research, unless we first give attention to the idea of creating "connected learning environments."...
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Key point made:  "A group of American and British researchers have put together a report that advocates for a design for learning that is "peer supported," "interest-powered," and "academically oriented." The point is to help young people link personal interests, often pursued online, to academic and career endeavors and civic engagement with the help of friends and "caring" adults."

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Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education

Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education | Higher Ed Innovation | Scoop.it

Outline of this useful and thorough guide:

 

1 -What is Pinterest
2- How does Pinteres work ?
3- Pinterest Tips
4- Some suggestions on teachers can use Pinterest
5- Pinterest for professional development
6- Some prominent educational Pinner to follow
7 Pinterest tutorials
8- Webliography ( links for further reading )

 

It includes the presentation "The ultimate guide... to Pinterest" by Michael Litman (http://www.slideshare.net/litmanlive/the-ultimate-guide-to-pinterest-11613788)

 

Photo available at: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/pinterest-link-value.html


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