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The Myth of “Micro-Learning”

The Myth of “Micro-Learning” | immersive media | Scoop.it
There's a new buzz phrase going around town these days in the L&D and talent development communities. That phrase is micro-learning. The infographic on the modern learner, published by Ber

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Snapchat: A New Mobile Challenge for Storytelling

Snapchat: A New Mobile Challenge for Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 18, 5:00 PM


"Talya Minsberg, a social media editor, describes one of The Times’s latest social experiments: using Snapchat to tell stories."

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What ‘Empire’ And Other Hip-Hop Dramas Say About America

What ‘Empire’ And Other Hip-Hop Dramas Say About America | immersive media | Scoop.it
Street-savvy shows featuring a healthy dose of hip-hop swagger and style are finding viewers far beyond the traditional black audience. You can thank the Millennials for that.
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The Generational Content Gap: How Different Generations Consume Content Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Generational Content Gap: How Different Generations Consume Content Online [INFOGRAPHIC] | immersive media | Scoop.it
As online audiences continue to grow and diversify, it's essential for content marketers to understand what resonates with their customers. One of the most important factors is how different

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'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate Proposal | Michelle Davis & Sean Cavanagh | EdWeek.org

'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate Proposal | Michelle Davis & Sean Cavanagh | EdWeek.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

Federal lawmakers want to encourage schools to consider using free, modifiable learning resources for students before investing in costly textbooks and curricula.

A move in the U.S. Senate to promote schools' use of open educational resources, if enacted by Congress and ultimately embraced by schools, could have a major impact on the development of curricula and on the companies that provide content to schools, some education experts say.

The latest Senate version of the main federal law on K-12 education includes new wording to encourage the use of open education resources—alternatives to proprietary products created by commercial companies—through grants that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would make available to states.

"That little provision has potential for quite a large impact," said Douglas A. Levin, an Arlington, Va.-based consultant and analyst on educational technology issues. "If and when this passes, the question is whether this will be just a bureaucratic requirement or whether it will be enforced and prioritized."

The influence of such language on both schools and the education business community may ultimately depend on who is in the White House next, Mr. Levin added.

A handful of states are already pursuing and promoting the use of open educational resources, or OER, often with a focus on digital materials. But publishers and ed-tech companies are looking closely to determine how the language incorporated into the pending Senate bill to reauthorize the ESEA could affect their bottom lines.

The bipartisan amendment to the proposed Senate rewrite of the law is meant to encourage schools "to use and share open educational resources to disseminate best practices and provide an alternative to costly textbooks," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said in a statement to Education Week.

Sen. Hatch—whose state has taken a lead role in encouraging the use of open resources—and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., sponsored the amendment, which was approved by a voice vote April 16. The overall bill awaits a vote of the full chamber.

 

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | immersive media | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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Christelle Quillet's curator insight, May 18, 9:40 AM

Outil utile pour créer des posters rendant compte de résultats d'enquête, par ex.

No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, May 21, 8:15 PM

a good visual tool

 

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Eve Online: how a virtual world went to the edge of apocalypse and back

Eve Online: how a virtual world went to the edge of apocalypse and back | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 16, 3:12 AM


Simon Parkin:  "The video game Eve Online is one of Iceland’s biggest exports and has become the world’s largest living work of science fiction. While rival games have come and gone, it has survived – thanks to a unique experiment in democracy."

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The Waiting

The Waiting | immersive media | Scoop.it
The seeds are sown The paddies glisten Time for rest now. The young ones dance The elders sing Time for rest now. The fruits hang heavy Nature is nourished It is time now. I stare across the fields...

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Strand and deliver: Amie Mills on the rise of transmedia storytelling

Strand and deliver: Amie Mills on the rise of transmedia storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 17, 2:18 AM


Amie Mills:  "When we’re talking about transmedia, we’re starting to use terms like story world, where you have many stories told using multiple media forms, across many different channels and platforms … and how that content lives and breathes is uniquely tailored to the platform you’re viewing it on."  via Ben Fahy of StopPress

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Did Facebook’s Big Study Kill My Filter Bubble Thesis? | Eli Pariser | Backchannel | Medium.com

Did Facebook's Big Study Kill My Filter Bubble Thesis? - Backchannel - Medium

A few years ago, I gave a talk about how algorithms and social media shape what we know. I focused on the dangers of the “filter bubble” — the personalized universe of information that makes it into our feed — and argued that news-filtering algorithms narrow what we know, surrounding us in information that tends to support what we already believe. Here’s the main slide:


In the talk, I called on Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Larry and Sergey at Google (some of whom were reportedly in the audience) to make sure that their algorithms prioritize countervailing views and news that’s important, not just the stuff that’s most popular or most self-validating. (I also wrote a book on the topic, if you’re into that sort of thing.)

Today, Facebook’s data science team has put part of the “filter bubble” theory to the test and published the results in Science, a top peer-review scientific journal. Eytan Bakshy and Solomon Messing, two of the co-authors, were gracious enough to reach out and brief me at some length.


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How the Extended Marvel Universe (and Other Superhero Stories) Can Enable Political Debates

How the Extended Marvel Universe (and Other Superhero Stories) Can Enable Political Debates | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 9, 4:06 PM


Henry Jenkins: "Today, I want to highlight yet another effort to encourage civic and political reflections around the superhero genre. In this case, I am focusing on a study and reflection guide recently released by the Fandom Forward Project of the Harry Potter Alliance, to encourage conversations about the representation of gender, disability, and political/civic engagement within the extended Marvel universe."

SageRave's curator insight, May 9, 5:37 PM

An interesting combination of topics...I like it!

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Cop-turned-convict-turned-artist opens transmedia gallery in Bradenton's Village of the Art

Cop-turned-convict-turned-artist opens transmedia gallery in Bradenton's Village of the Art | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, May 8, 6:08 AM

Alternate reality in an art exhibition

The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 10, 3:14 PM


Janelle O'Dea:  "New gallery in Bradenton's Village of the Arts mixes new technology with classic artistic techniques."

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50 life quotes from famous book and cartoon characters (infographic)

50 life quotes from famous book and cartoon characters (infographic) | immersive media | Scoop.it
The new infographic collects smart advice from childhood books and movies that could help adults live happier. Sometimes, we, adults, get to the point…

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Storied Characters: How to Increase Your Blog Reader #s

Storied Characters: How to Increase Your Blog Reader #s | immersive media | Scoop.it
Get 100,000 blog readers by creating personas, optimizing your posts, and converting casual readers into dedicated blog subscribers.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 18, 1:34 PM

This hand dandy free guide from HubSpot (I have no affiliation) is all about storytelling. Their premise (and mine) is that without well developed personas, it will be hard to market effectively and get high numbers of blog readers.


Personas are simply storied characters about who uses your products/services. Do these well, and you will be light years ahead of others.


What I like here is how complete the section is on creating personas. There are clear instructions and 2 pages of questions to help you flesh out your characters.


The rest of the guide focuses on how to optimize and promote your blog post.


Crafting great personas/storied characters will definitely make a difference in your business. And I love that this guide addresses a side of business storytelling that often gets overlooked.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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A Look into the World of Transmedia Storytelling and Alternate Reality Games

A Look into the World of Transmedia Storytelling and Alternate Reality Games | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 19, 4:17 PM


Molly Ebner:  "In a search for similarity, one particular aspect of the human psyche stands out. This is our underlying desire for beauty, which differs from person to person.  Regardless, we are all compelled to seek it out in life. And when we find it, a feeling of content resonates within."

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How to become a literature searching ninja

How to become a literature searching ninja | immersive media | Scoop.it
We often talk about 'searching the literature' - but how do you actually do it? Literature searches are one of those skills that we assume students already have when they get into a PhD. As a conse...

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Lance Weiler’s must-read story about the future of storytelling

Lance Weiler’s must-read story about the future of storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
The founder of Columbia University's Digital Storytelling Lab gives us an inside look at his work at the University and how the Lab is designing stories for the 21st Century.

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Annette Simmons's comment, May 21, 9:00 AM
Fantastic article!
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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, Today, 2:13 AM

What matters is that the work is making an emotional connection in some way and that the story is leaving room for those experiencing it to be playful.

Read more: http://kidscreen.com/2015/05/13/lance-weilers-must-read-story-about-the-future-of-storytelling/#ixzz3aqSsLXpS

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Finland sixth in new OECD school rankings

Finland sixth in new OECD school rankings | immersive media | Scoop.it
New education rankings from the OECD put Finland in sixth position worldwide—the top European country and the first non-Asian country in the list.

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Storytelling and Interaction: Engage Your Website Visitors w/ These Examples

Storytelling and Interaction: Engage Your Website Visitors w/ These Examples | immersive media | Scoop.it

“How to engage visitors? It is an age-old question that worries all website owners. Regardless of the type of project, sphere of work and target audience, all we want is to win over as”


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 15, 9:17 AM

Want a better website? Then design for storytelling. That's the point of this post.


What I think is really great in this article are all the fabulous examples of websites from around the globe that have designed their website as a story. Doing so is tricky, so having examples to look at is key. And there are a lot here to investigate.


Dig into these websites and look to see how you can beef yours up with better storytelling design.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day | Jordan Shapiro | Forbes.com

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day | Jordan Shapiro | Forbes.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play.

Of course, it probably won’t work with just any game. And the hard part is figuring out which games to use, especially considering today’s exploding market for learning games. Recently, I spent about an hour browsing the Google Play for Education Store. It was the first time I really looked at it carefully and I was not impressed. There was no way to really evaluate whether or not a game will help my kids learn anything. Likewise, it is extremely difficult to choose learning apps from Apple’s iOS Appstore. Hyper-curated in order to facilitate sales, both stores are full of big claims that play on both our naïve belief that computers will eventually be able to do everything and our incessant fears that our children need an academic head start.


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A Good Google Drive App for Creating Photo Collages

A Good Google Drive App for Creating Photo Collages | immersive media | Scoop.it
A Good Google Drive App for Creating Photo Collages - I second that! #loupe #edtech http://t.co/Qug4AMwzP6

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Kisumi Niwano's curator insight, May 17, 6:57 PM

Have fun with "Loupe Collage", the app for Creating Photo Collages!

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Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection or current and aspiring makebrarian

Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection or current and aspiring makebrarian | immersive media | Scoop.it
A selection of titles that support coding, robotics, tinkering, and more maker activities.

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Research 2.0: Recent Tools and Technology that Web as Research Platform


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Large Hadron Collider limbers up after two-year overhaul | David Szondy | GizMag.com

Large Hadron Collider limbers up after two-year overhaul | David Szondy | GizMag.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

Restarting the world's largest particle accelerator after a two-year overhaul isn't just a matter of throwing a switch and making sure the lights go on. It's an eight-week process of baby steps – one's that involve billions of electron volts. But the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) took a major step forward this week as the CERN team fired up two counter-rotating proton beams that were injected into the LHC using the Super Proton Synchrotron, then accelerated to an energy of 450 GeV each.

During the power up, the 27-km (16.7-mi) ring generated low-energy proton-proton collisions that sent subatomic particles to the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, and LHCb detector experiments. According to CERN, the purpose of the power up at 9:30 am CET on Tuesday was to help scientists and engineers properly adjust the accelerator and tune the detectors, so they can handle the 6.5 TeV beams that will produce 13 TeV collisions.

As the particles cascaded through the layers of the detectors and subdetectors, the CERN teams monitored them and adjusted the equipment, systems and algorithms, to ensure the subdetectors fire at the precise place and time a particle passes. The idea is that by using these banks of detectors, scientists can reconstruct what happens when the protons collide and from that, learn more about their make up. It's a bit like slamming two pocket watches together and trying to figure out how they work by watching the gears fly out.


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Helll-ooo! Watching Videos Does Not Necessarily Lead to Learning -- THE Journal

Helll-ooo! Watching Videos Does Not Necessarily Lead to Learning -- THE Journal | immersive media | Scoop.it
Watching videos is fast becoming a canonized instructional method in K-12. But a young researcher from Australia has some provocative, scientifically based research that ought to give video proponents significant pause. But, all is not lost, as we report in this week’s post.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 10, 9:58 PM

I found this article particularly interesting as the researcher is from Australia. Just shows, just because they can watch something entertaining on a subject, it does not follow that they will learn ANYTHING about it. I also found it amusing that the students felt that the second more straight forward video was more "confusing" and needed more effort to watch - and it was the one they learned more from! So...using one's brain helps you learn stuff! Who knew? (insert sarcastic grimace here)

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 11, 10:26 AM

From Derek Mueller must read phd thesis !

Peter Mellow's curator insight, May 11, 7:27 PM

Thanks to Susan Batur for pointing out this video!