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Does Your Content Play By Facebook’s New 20 Percent Rule?

Does Your Content Play By Facebook’s New 20 Percent Rule? | iEduc | Scoop.it
In late December, Facebook clarified an existing policy on how much text was permitted on cover images and promoted images.

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Ken Morrison's comment, January 31, 2013 9:25 PM
Wow. This is interesting and scary. I'm glad that the blog also offers a solution. Thanks for sharing! Ken
Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:28 PM

Did you know that Facebook has strict new guidelines on how much text you can have in photos?  They will punish your brand page if you break this rule. This article explains the new rules and offers a nifty tool to help protect yourself

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Language Through Literature - Teaching ESL by Courtney Webb

Language Through Literature - Teaching ESL by Courtney Webb | iEduc | Scoop.it
FREE DOWNLOAD! A book of classic stories adapted to the ESL student's level and includes worksheets and pictures. References are also listed for video references to help the teacher create a lesson plan.

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10 Steps to Successful Social Networking | Results Revolution

10 Steps to Successful Social Networking | Results Revolution | iEduc | Scoop.it

[ For practical reasons, I decided to integrate the contributions of this topic in: "Business know-how" - 01-27-2012 ]

 

Networking is about meeting and building relationships with people for a purpose. It’s that last part that counts in the definition, the purposeful part. Otherwise we’re all just socializing, which is what much of it amounts to anyway because if you don’t know your purpose, it’s pretty difficult to achieve it.

 

That’s fine if you just enjoy socializing for the sake of socializing (and, actually, the best social networkers are people like that usually). However, if you’re spending marketing dollars and the prosperity of your business depends on the success of your social networking, you’d better do a bit more than socialize.

 

1. The Question You’d Better Answer First
Why are you interested in social networking? To build your business? How, exactly?Do you sell online or just promote online? Are you locally, nationally, or internationally focused? Do you want people to talk about your business online, share your links, spread the word about you, learn more about you, recommend you, sign up for a program, get a free sample, get your e-newsletter, read your blog, interact with you, ask questions, get a membership, order a product, pay for a service, refer you to their friends? 

 

Read more: http://www.resultsrevolution.com/2010/08/10-steps-to-successful-social-networking/


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Progressive training's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:44 AM

10 Steps to Successful Social Networking 

 

#social #networking

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ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2 | iEduc | Scoop.it
Wow, wasn't that marching band fantastic? I loved the lip synch of that tune. Okay, time for the 2nd half to begin, so let's go right to the kickoff. As before, please excuse text line space funkin...
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The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education

The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education | iEduc | Scoop.it

Katrina A. Meyer
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
University of North Dakota
katrina_meyer@und.nodak.edu


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This article presents information drawn from research on brain processes that impact perception, memory, learning, and understandings about the world. This information is related to the use of interactive video and the Web in distance education through a discussion of how best to enhance learning - or mitigate problems caused - through the use of these technologies.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 2, 2013 8:09 PM

Connection through emotions in an online environment takes some extra effort on everyone's part. For me, personal teaching stories help convey humor, empathy, along with the curriculum content.  


Having a lounge where folks can swap pictures of kids and pets might appeal to our brains limbic centers as well! 

Patricia LeClaire's comment, April 11, 2013 11:25 AM
Developing trust and reciprocal awareness among virtual student teams is essential in effective group formation and performance - particularly in short-duration, high-stakes projects.
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40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC

40 Useful Tips For Anyone Taking A MOOC | iEduc | Scoop.it
Once, students had to pay a pretty penny to get access to Ivy League courses and top-tier educational resources. Those days are long gone, as there are now thousands of free online learning opportunities available from some of the biggest names in education and business in the world.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2013 12:11 AM

This article is packed with solid advice for anyone taking any class. The insights apply to moocs in particualr, and online learning in general. 

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ECEL 2013 - 12th European Conference on E-Learning

ECEL 2013 - 12th European Conference on E-Learning | iEduc | Scoop.it
Home page of the 12th European conference on e-Learning ECEL 2013
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Mooc, mooc!

Mooc, mooc! | iEduc | Scoop.it
Los MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) son un ejemplo de formación a distancia planificada para alcanzar un elevado volumen de usuarios gracias a su carácter abierto, participativo, y con una meto...

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A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment Tools - Richard Byrne

Ideas and directions for using TodaysMeet, Wallwisher, and Socrative in the classroom.

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Lori Johnson's curator insight, February 2, 2013 11:55 AM

Love this for collaborative options in our 1:1 environment.

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:43 PM

Back channels in the face to face class? how's that possible?...

Pauline Wilson's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:19 PM

Three great teaching tools

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MOOCs can set an online example in educating women

MOOCs can set an online example in educating women | iEduc | Scoop.it
There's a large implication to MOOCs that U.S. universities so far have missed: the ability to export gender equality and powerful female role models to the rest of the world.

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Graphical Bios. Stunning. Simple. | Vizify

Graphical Bios. Stunning. Simple. | Vizify | iEduc | Scoop.it
The easiest, most sophisticated tool for showing the best of you online, all in one place. Connect your social media content and make a great impression now.

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Curtin Teaching and Learning's curator insight, January 30, 2013 11:27 PM

With this free site you can connect your facebook, twitter, instagram accounts to automatically produce a visual infographic about yourself.

 

I can see this tool being used as a great icebreaker and to form online student groups and get students connected - JK

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Yapp - App yourself! Create your own mobile app

Yapp - App yourself! Create your own mobile app | iEduc | Scoop.it

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David Bennett's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:36 AM

I can see this being used for more than just invitations - for anything ongoing as well.

e_learnglobal's comment, February 14, 2013 8:35 PM
So I created one for the elearning showcase in Wellington on the 21st February. It was pretty easy and look forward to sharing on twitter and taking and sharing photos during the event. Only draw back is the Americanisation of the date. I like the fact I can have all of my events on the app and can share via social media during them. It's a great tool and really easy to use. Here's the one for the elearning showcase http://my.yapp.us/J9Y49R.
Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:21 PM

Very interesting! Could be even more interesting is used as a class project (project-based learning?). 

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How to clear your Facebook search history

How to clear your Facebook search history | iEduc | Scoop.it

How to clear your Facebook search history

 

Can you lose your Facebook Page because you didn't follow the rules? Facebook would never shut down a Page because they ran a contest and did something like... oh, I don't know, maybe offer to donate a dollar to charity for every Like their Page gets... right?

I'm constantly seeing people saying they've never heard of a Page being shut down for violating a rule and that Facebook doesn't enforce most of them anyway. Well, here are two examples of some popular Pages that were shut down by Facebook for some seemingly innocent contest rule violations. Think it's okay to do it just because you see the big dogs doing it? Think again.


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Martin Gysler's comment, February 4, 2013 7:22 AM
Indeed Edna :-)
Dawn Jensen's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:07 PM

It's always great practice to also  to go back and review what you've posted and commented on just in case. This is a must-do.

Martin Gysler's comment, February 6, 2013 11:27 AM
Yes Dawn, and I think it's not only a must-do but also an educational matter.
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How to use Natural Networking to connect with anyone — including the exact email scripts

How to use Natural Networking to connect with anyone — including the exact email scripts | iEduc | Scoop.it

How many of us have heard career experts telling us to “go out there and network”?

 

What does that actually mean? They never seem to specify.

 

So we end up going to 1 or 2 pointless networking events, which actually turn out to be a bunch of unemployed people looking for jobs, until we realize the pointlessness of random networking. We stop going. But we keep hearing about the importance of our network, and we hear about how most jobs are found through personal contacts. Pretty soon, it becomes clear to us that it’s WHO you know, not WHAT you know. But we have no idea how to actually turn that realization into something actionable.

 

There’s a game going on around us that we don’t even see.

 

And today, I want to show you exactly how to decode it — along with the specific email scripts to use. If you’ve been waiting for the real story on how networking actually works, this is it.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/xd4OhE


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Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1

Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1 | iEduc | Scoop.it
Okay, the first day of ASTD TK13 has wrapped up - at least from the expo side of the house. Excuse any strange text breaks - writing from the Wordpress iOS app. Let's jump right in for the game act...
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Using Skype as a Tool to Teach Online Science (LabPaq) Laboratories

Using Skype as a Tool to Teach Online Science (LabPaq) Laboratories | iEduc | Scoop.it
By Dr. James W. Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Science, Ocean County College During the Fall Semester of 2011 I began using Skype as a teaching tool with students having difficulties with thei...
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Class Central - a Free Online MOOC aggregator

Class Central - a Free Online MOOC aggregator | iEduc | Scoop.it
Class Central is a free online course aka MOOC aggregator from top universites like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc. offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, & others

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:37 PM

A one stop shop for Moocs is a good idea.  Looking for a Mood? Find it here.  Jump in and see just how disciplined you are as a self-directed learner. 

Optimanova's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:25 AM

Open Education Online

Shamblesguru's comment, February 19, 2013 3:54 AM
MOOCs and other educator CPD online http://www.scoop.it/t/teacher-cpd-online
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10 Tools for Bookmarking and Online Research

10 Tools for Bookmarking and Online Research | iEduc | Scoop.it
The Internet is a blessing and a curse for researchers: It's a limitless source of information, but filtering through it all can be overwhelming…

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Never-ending letters - teaching and learning the spelling of Englis...

Slides offering an overview of some English spelling rules.


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Sue M Hain's curator insight, December 3, 2:30 PM

Help to understand spelling rules.

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Join Us Today via Livestream! KLYES10 Training of Trainers Workshop | YES Program

Join Us Today via Livestream! KLYES10 Training of Trainers Workshop | YES Program | iEduc | Scoop.it

Join the YES Training of Trainers (ToT) Alumni workshop via live streaming starting January 31, 2013.  You will be able to get a sneak peek into the ToT as well as a chance to hear from alumni attending the event and learn about their alumni activity and achievements in their local communities.   


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5 Secrets To Create Great Headlines

5 Secrets To Create Great Headlines | iEduc | Scoop.it

Wrote these tips after Marketing Hits scooped a great piece: In Content Marketing The Title Is The Thing.

 

The piece blew up with several hundred shares so clearly a HOT topic.

 


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:33 AM

5 Headline Creation Secrets

 General Rule - I try to live by the billboard 7-word rule. Sometimes I stretch headlines to 10 or 11 words and those titles rarely work as well as the short, sharp ones. 


 

Here are 5 Secrets To Create Great Headlines. 


Tip 1 Use Clichés
Clichés are sticky, that's why we remember them. When you turn a cliché upside down your readers will be hooked and want to untangle it. Using clichés is what the Heath brothers mean when they say sell the unknown from the known in their excellent book Made To Stick.  

Example Cliché Rework
Money Is Root Of Evil Except With Mobile Wallet
iPhone: Best Phone Since Sliced Bread

The second example shows another little trick. Sometimes I use a cliche in a way that doesn't make sense. Leave a little mystery in your headlines because the role of the headline is to convert browsers to readers. 


Tip 2 Shock A Little

Shock and surprise work great, but cross the line between shock for good and just making people mad and you can lose readers. I like to combine this tip with Tip 3 Use Humor. 

Example Shock
A Naked Woman, An iPhone, A Bar, What's Your Question?
Does Google Still Matter?


Shock can come from out of place contrasts (naked women in bars is not usual) or an early statement many may be thinking but no one has articulated in a succinct way yet. If your headline is better you might wind more social shares on content you curate from others. If your headlie creates a new readership be sure to credit your source. 



Tip 3 Steal From Great Authors and Popular Culture
I like to lift or rework pop culture or well-known literature. Shakespeare played an important role in our education, so I riff of William frequently.

Example Shakespeare
Out Damned Spot Twitter Says To Pinterest (Macbeth)
To Be Or Not To Be Is The Question For Facebook (Hamlet)

I flag beautiful phrases with an eye toward mashing the author's hard work into a headline when I read. 


 

Tip 4 Ask And Then Answer A Question
When you read a question your mind begins answering. I have two variations of the Q&A headline. One is ask and then answer the other is ask and leave open.

Example Q&A
Is Content Marketing The New SEO? A: YES
Is Content Marketing The New SEO?

I answer when I'm looking to reinforce authority. I leave open when mystery might prompt the click better pure judgment call. 



Tip 5 Create Alliteration Or Rhymes & Use Numbers
Words that have the same sound can create authority, cohesion and plant a good "should read this" hook. I mashed this tip up a bit to include several common headline elements. I do mash alliteration, rhymes and numbers sometimes. 

Example Alliteration
Clear Concise Content For Lent
6 Clear Concise Content Tips For Lent


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What about you? What are your favorite headline creation secrets. Share and I will curate into a blog post. Thanks, Marty 

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Παρουσιάσεις: Οι πέντε βασικοί κανόνες

Παρουσιάσεις: Οι πέντε βασικοί κανόνες | iEduc | Scoop.it

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Maria Zappa Kasapidi's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:56 AM

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