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Exploring the big [transmedia] picture

Exploring the big [transmedia] picture | iEduc | Scoop.it

"Are you ready to explore the big picture?  Fiona Milburn of Transmedia NZ has compiled a handy quick-start guide to ease the plunge into transmedia storytelling."


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 29, 2013 4:46 AM

I have been intrigued at transmedia storytelling for some time.  I really appreciate these resources for getting started in using or explaining transmedia in education or marketing.

Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:37 PM

Bel repertorio ragionato e struturato sulla transmedialità

Jeni Mawter's comment, January 30, 2013 1:32 AM
Thanks, Fiona!
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ICOINE 2014 - MILANO

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Learnlets » Rethinking Design: Curriculum

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Dear eLearning Designers, Please Stick To These Basic Design Principles

Dear eLearning Designers, Please Stick To These Basic Design Principles | iEduc | Scoop.it
This guide details the fundamental principles every eLearning course developer must know to create effective designs.
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Dear eLearning Designers, Please Stick To These Basic Design Principles

Dear eLearning Designers, Please Stick To These Basic Design Principles | iEduc | Scoop.it
This guide details the fundamental principles every eLearning course developer must know to create effective designs.
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Principles of Design Poster | An Infographic by Paper Leaf Design

Principles of Design Poster | An Infographic by Paper Leaf Design | iEduc | Scoop.it
“ This Principles of Design poster is a quick reference resource for designers & creatives. Check it out for free wallpapers, free print PDFs and more!”
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A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 5

A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 5 | iEduc | Scoop.it
Learn about the advisory classes at Envision Schools where students talk about school or personal issues, work on action plans for tackling projects, and get help in a wide variety of areas.
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Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, August 26, 1:34 PM

para los que no escucharon

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Group Brainstorming Tools - GroupMap

Group Brainstorming Tools  - GroupMap | iEduc | Scoop.it
“GroupMap's easy and effective online group brainstorming tools with visual templates puts your ideas against everyone's ideas on one single unique platform.”
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Wanda Hill's curator insight, August 26, 1:07 PM

Looks like great a great classroom tool...and great for TPEP.

 

Amanda O'Connell's curator insight, August 26, 3:03 PM

Very useful for planning and writing activities

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 26, 4:33 PM

The free version only allows public mindmaps/brainstorms, so if you are in a school setting and don't want student work to be shared, this might not be the right tool. The professional version that allows you to make the maps private is a steep $49 a month. 

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Tech Basics for Active, Collaborative Learning « Educational Technology

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Thinking Beyond ROI: A New Way of Looking at Learning Metrics (Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT) from @astd on @Webvent

Thinking Beyond ROI: A New Way of Looking at Learning Metrics (Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT) from @astd on @Webvent | iEduc | Scoop.it
Learning professionals often mistake learning metrics for business metrics. Attendance rates and ROI are great indicators of a training program’s internal impacts, but often are irrelevant to an organization’s competitive goals. Koreen Pagano, director of enterprise product management at lynda.com, explains how to compile and share metrics that expose greater value.
After this session, you will be able to:

think beyond ROI
translate training benefits into the language of business
frame learning as a competitive advantage.
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Personalizing Instruction With 1-to-1 and Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Personalizing Instruction With 1-to-1 and Blended Learning -- THE Journal | iEduc | Scoop.it
Rich Boettner, the chief technology officer at Hilliard City Schools (OH), details how his district started with a technology task force and ended up using 1-to-1 computing to facilitate blended learning.
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What You Need to Know About MOOCs | Schools.com

What You Need to Know About MOOCs | Schools.com | iEduc | Scoop.it
Get facts about MOOCs, including details on what classes are out there, why people take them and how they can help you learn new career skills.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Ignore Talents? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Ignore Talents? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | iEduc | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson on "Do schools ignores talents?". Here is a full transcribe of his interview with Aurora Velez.
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with a little help from my friends (K.A.)

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Algorithmic Composition: Computational Thinking in Music

Algorithmic Composition: Computational Thinking in Music | iEduc | Scoop.it
“ The composer still composes but also gets to take a programming-enabled journey of musical discovery.” Non-specialists may be disappointed that composition includes seemingly arbitrary, uninspired formal methods and calculation.c What we shall see here is that calculation has been part of the Western composition tradition for at least 1,000 years, This article outlines the history of algorithmic composition from the pre- and post-digital computer age, concentrating, but not exclusively, on how it developed out of the avant-garde Western classical tradition in the second half of the 20th century.
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Critical Thinking

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I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.

It entails the examination of those structures or elements of thought implicit in all reasoning: purpose, problem, or question-at-issue; assumptions; concepts; empirical grounding; reasoning leading to conclusions; implications and consequences; objections from alternative viewpoints; and frame of reference. Critical thinking — in being responsive to variable subject matter, issues, and purposes — is incorporated in a family of interwoven modes of thinking, among them: scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, historical thinking, anthropological thinking, economic thinking, moral thinking, and philosophical thinking.

Critical thinking can be seen as having two components: 1) a set of information and belief generating and processing skills, and 2) the habit, based on intellectual commitment, of using those skills to guide behavior. It is thus to be contrasted with: 1) the mere acquisition and retention of information alone, because it involves a particular way in which information is sought and treated; 2) the mere possession of a set of skills, because it involves the continual use of them; and 3) the mere use of those skills ("as an exercise") without acceptance of their results.

Critical thinking varies according to the motivation underlying it. When grounded in selfish motives, it is often manifested in the skillful manipulation of ideas in service of one’’s own, or one's groups’’, vested interest. As such it is typically intellectually flawed, however pragmatically successful it might be. When grounded in fairmindedness and intellectual integrity, it is typically of a higher order intellectually, though subject to the charge of "idealism" by those habituated to its selfish use.

 


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David Luigi FUSCHI's comment, April 9, 2013 12:21 AM
Are we sure that Critical Thinking is really appreciated as it should? In my personal experience critical thinker are often opposed if not hunted. Deciding to be a critical thinker may have a high price especially in certain context like industry or management. Definitely it brings better results and can easily foster innovation, but it is hated by man of power and yes-men. I pride myself of constantly trying to be a critical thinker and most of all to be critical of myself and my actions, but I have to say that this has taken me quite a toll in my life, yet I do not regret it. Sorry for stepping in, I do hope this two-penny thought could help in sparkle some discussion on how to foster critical thinking.
Ajo Monzó's comment, April 9, 2013 12:32 AM
Hello David, I agree with you, to be a critical thinker sometimes can be even dangerous, buttheyare the people who move the world...thanks a lot for your comment!
Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, March 4, 9:54 AM

#criticalthinking 

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Keynote Speakers

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Rapporteur ‐ conference general moderator:
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President and CEO, Tony Bates Associates Ltd., Canada





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To TEDx Academy στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής — Infocom

To TEDx Academy στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής — Infocom | iEduc | Scoop.it
Το TEDx Academy προσκαλεί το κοινό σε έναν ανοιχτό και δημιουργικό διάλογο με θέμα «Το μέλλον που μοιραζόμαστε».
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Call for Paper - English Language

Call for Paper - English Language | iEduc | Scoop.it
“ The journal invites call for papers for all the research papers related to English language , Phonetics , Grammar, Punctuation and English teaching learning”
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IJELLH invites the research scholars to publish their research papers on various issues of arts and culture from Professors, Academicians, Research Scholars for call for papers for English Language in Volume – II, Issue IV, August 2014 of the International Journal of English Language, Literature & Humanities . The journal invites call for papers for all the research papers related to English language , Phonetics , Grammar, Punctuation and English teaching learning (ELT). The papers should n

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Personalizing Instruction With 1-to-1 and Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Personalizing Instruction With 1-to-1 and Blended Learning -- THE Journal | iEduc | Scoop.it
Rich Boettner, the chief technology officer at Hilliard City Schools (OH), details how his district started with a technology task force and ended up using 1-to-1 computing to facilitate blended learning.
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Explore the future of higher education with Hari Sreenivasan - YouTube

Explore the future of higher education with Hari Sreenivasan - YouTube | iEduc | Scoop.it
Declining graduation rates, skyrocketing student debt and a paltry job market for graduates has many in the education community looking for new ideas to rest...
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277 Free Resume Templates and Samples for Microsoft Word

277 Free Resume Templates and Samples for Microsoft Word | iEduc | Scoop.it
“ Free resume templates in Word. Choose from 277 professional samples: chronological, functional, combination formats. Traditional, modern, creative designs.”
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Learning to Teach Online -- Campus Technology

Learning to Teach Online -- Campus Technology | iEduc | Scoop.it
What's the best way to keep students on track in an online course?
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3 ways online courses could become more like iTunes - eCampus News

3 ways online courses could become more like iTunes - eCampus News | iEduc | Scoop.it
Modularization is hardly a mainstream concept in online education, but if colleges follow suggestions laid out by a MIT task force, it could be.
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Converting ILT Material into E-learning – Things to Consider – An Infographic - e-Learning Feeds

Converting ILT Material into E-learning – Things to Consider – An Infographic - e-Learning Feeds | iEduc | Scoop.it
How can you convert your classroom training material into good eLearning courses? What are the aspects that you need focus on? Well, here are some …
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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

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Ten Simple Rules of Live Tweeting at Scientific Conferences

Ten Simple Rules of Live Tweeting at Scientific Conferences | iEduc | Scoop.it
The power of mobile communications has increased dramatically in recent years such that these devices (smartphone or tablet computer) can be used productively to do science [1]. The software applications installed on them do not necessarily have to be specialized to be useful for science, e.g., Evernote can be used as an electronic lab notebook [2]. Twitter is a popular microblogging platform famously limited to messages of up to 140 characters [3] and represents a simple way to express what's on your mind to a global audience of followers. Twitter has useful real-world scientific applications, such as in disease surveillance enabling the tracking of disease pandemics [4]–[6], as well as the capacity to be used for the communication of science itself [7]. Like other professionals, scientists are increasingly tweeting about their own research and the work of colleagues and sharing links to scholarly publications, laboratory results, and related scientific content such as molecular structures [8]. Twitter can additionally serve as a catalyst in the development of scientific tools, with at least one mobile app for science coming directly out of a tweet at a scientific conference [9].
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