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|LIVE IN MAY| Meerkat Founder To Speak At Disrupt NY

|LIVE IN MAY| Meerkat Founder To Speak At Disrupt NY | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Few apps have instantly captured the hearts, minds and eye-rolls of the tech scene like Meerkat. And to think Ben Rubin was building something else. The CEO..
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This may be a very important presentation when it may be looked back on in a year or two.  Between the conference premise of 'disruption,'  or Meercat as a new class of technology, I can't predict which will be more important to our collective  knowledge practices future.  If you can get to NYC in May, it might be worth the effort to check this one out.

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NASA wants astronauts to wear smart glasses

NASA wants astronauts to wear smart glasses | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
As you might imagine, astronauts typically need to stay laser-focused on their missions -- even a brief distraction could lead to a broken part or some o
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For me, wearables only really make sense when they're directly tied to your senses.  I never used Glass, and I understand it flopped in the marketplace for cost reasons and from bad video/photo behavior by Glass_oles,  but to me Glass is inherently better than a watch.  I just don't get smart watches!?!?!?!  Maybe if Apple has trouble selling $17K trinkets, they'll  haver a glasses follow up wearable planned for next year?

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration
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Understanding the concepts drawn in this post is absolutely CRITICAl to understanding many of the basic tenants of capability development.  To build skill-based capabilities that are comprised of habits, processes and tools is by definition much more than simply using technology.  Look for this theme as we explore capability development in the future.

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New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google

New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Google employs some of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, so it’s not a bad idea to listen to what they have to say about the space. One of those researchers, senior research scientist Greg Corrado, spoke at RE:WORK’s Deep Learning Summit on Thursday in San Francisco and gave some advice on when,…
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Not all information is merely information.  When it comes to raw data your takeaway information is likely be only as good as your data analysis capabilities - (where capabilities =skills+tools).  You may not need big data tools on this level, but its important to understand what they are, whats becoming possible to do, and if/how it may impact your work.  And oh ya, this deep learning  stuff is just... cool.

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More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API

More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Expect Labs, makers of the MindMeld app for dynamically suggesting content in response to the topics in a spoken conversation, is opening its artificial intelligence engine to the world via the new MindMeld API. It’s the latest example of just how powerful APIs are becoming and offers yet another glimpse into how intelligent we will expect applications to be in the years to come.


Via Szabolcs Kósa
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This API can enable automated curation and should be considered as a real advantage in some dev projects.

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Roger Ellman's curator insight, February 26, 2014 7:01 AM
Some AI news will be action taking place right now, some will be premature and some will surprise us by happening NOW or decades ahead - so glance at all ideas - that's best for keeping abreast!
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Learn, teach, and share online video lessons

Learn, teach, and share online video lessons | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Join Curious.com for free online video lessons, how-to DIY projects, and community. Find or become a student in baking, photography, math, and more!

Via Nik Peachey
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this looks fun!

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:13 AM

Cursos de todo un poco. También puedes colgar los propios.

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:54 AM

for adult students ?

Met Kous's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:03 PM

Μαθήματα online με ποικιλία θεμάτων, πολύ καλά κυρίως  για μαθητές.

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Subtext to build interaction around online text

Subtext to build interaction around online text | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.


Via Nik Peachey
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This development might serve a a simple model for more comprehensive evolving seven-dimensional  knowledge artifacts.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:15 PM

This is awesome.  Use digital text for discussion with the class on your iPad and the academic can see what the class discussion is, and can also interact...

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 28, 2013 2:00 PM

Sounds like a great tool that also fosters discussion and interaction with others

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, February 6, 11:21 AM

Id like to try this.  I'm always looking for ways to get groups to work together.

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4 Essential Attributes of Personalized Learning

4 Essential Attributes of Personalized Learning | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
iNACOL wrapped their tenth annual conference this week in Orlando. What used to be the Virtual School Symposium is now the Blended and Online Learning Symposium this week in Orlando.
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this Article- 

 

The Good - The general recognition that l"earning" is an individualized process that is solely for an individual (personalized) is both welcome and long overdue.

 

The Bad - There is a very risky, yet potentially a high reward aspect to isolating competency mechanics /classifications in order to decipher why and how an individual's learning may be differentiated and thereby enhanced.  Without truly understanding the systemic nature of these differentiations, making these reasonable, yet still only hypothitical distinctions/delineations and adopting multiple formal strategies to address each seperately, could be a big mistake!

 

The Ugly -  The unmistakably false "teacher/instructor knower imparting knowledge to students to consume" perspective that this article takes, makes virtually any positive attribute null and void.  Ya, that's pretty ugly!

 

Bottomline... this IS a start... it's just gotton off on the wrong foot.

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9 amazing ways to learn online

9 amazing ways to learn online | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
There is no need to buy a massive set of encyclopedias anymore, as you can learn most things online these days. The trouble is that the internet is filled with terrible amounts of misinformation.
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finally!  after years of seeing only the potential for great advances for internet-supported learning, now new and dramatically more effective resources are seeming to come online nearly every single day.  form moocs, to ple, to the loosening of strict copyright restrictions on academic white papers and much more, we may be entering a renaissance period of self-directed learning.

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W&M Self-Directed E-Learning Projects: An Update — Academic Technology

W&M Self-Directed E-Learning Projects: An Update — Academic Technology | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
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Check out the multi-phased approach being tried at William & Mary to foster self-directed elearning.

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Sugata Mitra TED 2013 winning talk

Read More here ~ http://bit.ly/XcKalA Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don...
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I have had the great futune to see something extremely similar to the SOLE concept as it's described here by Mr. Mitra.  And I wholehearted believe that our collective futures will be successful to the degree that we follow this path.  IMHO, no knowledge practice message I will present in this channel is more important.  I believe we MUST' change education into self-directed learning if we are to survive the problems we made as a species.  We must simply allow ourselves to learn from a self-directed and unlimited mindset.  Please WATCH, and THINK without EDUCATION as a construct, but rather as a LEARNER!  You will be on your way!

 

And... Thank you Gail Taylor for setting me on the path of self-directed learning.

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Dave Gray » Q-tools: An approach for discovery and knowledge work

Dave Gray » Q-tools: An approach for discovery and knowledge work | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate.
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Dave Gray's seminal post describing Q-Tools; information mechanics derived through classification and typed question application. 

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20+ Digital Storytelling Apps

20+ Digital Storytelling Apps | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Throughout history, people have learned through stories. The metaphors and hidden messages help us to understand difficult concepts and themes. Additionally, stories help us visualize material and help us tie knowledge with our experiences. Educators now have 100s of fantastic free online tools to help their students create and learn through digital storytelling. 


Via Gregg Morris, Ideas Poderosas, Victor Palacios
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The essence of "knowledge" is a verified and useful "network of 'rationally connected' concepts," in other words, information contextualized by related information.  And perhaps the richest form of human-devised and context-meaning providing mechanisms is; storytelling.  Storytelling has always been perhaps the most potent knowledge transfer device and remains vital in the so-called "information age."  This is an interesting list that shows a wide variety of approaches to the development of "digital" storytelling.  Check it out.

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Big Data Bits: Making Sense Edition

Big Data Bits: Making Sense Edition | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
For all we write about Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL databases and the geeky IT-facing side of big data, what really matters is how it brings value to knowledge workers. That’s the point, after all, isn’t it? Discovering actionable insights and finding new, data-rich perspectives to study and look at problems is the promise of this data age. And it’s not only that, but it’s delivering data smarts to the people who need them most and, more often than not, they’re not data wor Topic: Big Data.
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Just one one entry in the long line of 'big data' analysis news. 

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The Strategic Value of Social Business: What We've Learned

The Strategic Value of Social Business: What We've Learned | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the need to gather our latest research from research, clients, and case studies on the established performance of social business for the Future of Work master class I delivered in ...
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The trends here are rapidly becoming exponential - and when adoption is completely ubiquitous, the game will change again.  So be prepared to think about this very differently in a very short time., 

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How to Triple What You Can Remember, Psychology Study Demonstrates — PsyBlog

How to Triple What You Can Remember, Psychology Study Demonstrates — PsyBlog | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
People can forget things they were paying attention to just one second later, unless…
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You're in charge of the on/off switch!

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6 ways to rethink corporate knowledge sharing

The quest to effectively share knowledge within a company is one that still appears elusive. How do you keep on top of your competitors’ developments? How do you monitor articles that mention your brand? How do you make sure your teams get the information they need to make decisions and to learn? 

While we never had more ways to disseminate intelligence and knowledge within companies, it's easy to feel overwhelmed so that we're still often perceiving a lack of communication in the corporate world.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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This is a simple breakdown of the problem-prospective solution mechanics involved in organizational information sharing - nice!

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 18, 2014 8:10 PM

Because content curation is a new form of communication, it makes sense to look at both external and internal communication when looking at its application within the corporate world. As the same information overload that plagues our social network and digital media is hurting our productivity too, here's how to leverage content curation for corporate knowledge sharing.

malek's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:22 AM

How to move from knowledge hoarding to knowledge sharing in  organizations?

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:54 AM

O uso da curadoria para auxiliar a gestão do conhecimento corporativo.

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Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co

Curate Your Learning Playlist on Any Topic with Gibbon.co | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Almost all the knowledge is available on the web, all you need is someone to guide you to it.

Via Robin Good
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This may be useful, if it proves easy enough.

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:28 PM



Gibbon is a new web app which makes it extremely easy to create beautiful-to-look-at learning playlists by simply adding specific article or video links to your custom-made content compilation. 


Gibbon actually goes the extra mile by grabbing the full content from each original source you curate, by integrating it into your learning playlist, and by stripping out of any design distractions it may have been accompanied by. 


Learning playlists can be easily edited, arranged and shared with others. 


Gibbon offers a wonderful and elegant design, providing a clutter-free, elegant and very effective way to present and organize content lists.


Furthermore Gibbon adds a few specific touches that make this curation tool particularly fit for learning a topic, by providing reading time estimates for each link in a list, striking out titles of completed readings, highlighting with simple icons the type of content showcased (articles, video, etc.), and creating a focused and distraction-free reading environment.


My comment: Gibbon looks very promising to me, as it attempts not to be another generic curation tool but addresses a very specific need and application while providing a very well designed and usable tool.


Notwithstanding the beauty and simplicity of the UI I felt the need for an integrated search tool that would facilitate me in grabbing those content items I wanted to add into a learning playlist. 


I also had several problems in trying to add new content to my test playlist. New URLs would "time out" easily while being fetched and all of the content added via the bookmarklet or the Google extension didn't show up in my collection.


A very promising tool to effectively curate content learning playlists.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://gibbon.co/ 


Added to the Curation for Learning Tools section of the Content Curation Tools Supermap.



Gust MEES's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:37 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, January 4, 2014 5:56 AM

Great! Thank you for sharing this tool.

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Via Robin Good
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As a primary function within all knowledge practices, information curation will become more vital in the future.  These developments are extreamely important and must be monitored, fostered and developed upon if we are to advance knowledge practices.

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Josep A. Pérez Castelló's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:01 AM

Si os dedicáis a gestionar y organizar contenidos que después compartís en la red (content curator) este post recomendado por el profesor J. Salinas es fenomenal. Hay que leerlo.

SMOOC's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:27 PM

Interesting write up on content curation tools from Robin Good (pt. 1)

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Artículo de Robin Good en el que habla de las posibilidades de las herramientas de content curation.

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Motiif

Motiif | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Motiif marks a new era in the wearable technology products of tomorrow.

'M' is our first product and we're excited to announce it's release.

We're defining this new era by staying mobile and productive.
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this is a bit afield from our core, but I really like the notion of wearables for knowledge workers and this would qualify as "fashionable nerds territory??!!??"  Has tha age of wearables truly arrived?

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Many Eyes

Many Eyes | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it

Via Nik Peachey
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I for one, think that big data is the most overblown and over-hyped trend since business process re-engineering, but when the visualization of data is done well and for the right illustrative communication reasons, its always been pretty great - (see Edward Tufte -  http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/ ;)

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rwestby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 2:42 PM

Great visual data generator. 

ORG's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:07 PM

This free tool enables you to use your own data to automatically generate a number of different kinds of visualisations which can be used in infographics.

juanjovilar's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:12 AM

Herramienta que te permite obtener gráficos muy visuales, a partir de  tus própios datos como por ejemplo una tabla excel.

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Optimizing your workplace for learning and productivity

Optimizing your workplace for learning and productivity | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
The best businesses are constantly learning, collaborating and changing. A dynamic business – one that is active, aware and willing to experiment – is a successful one. Continue reading →
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both your physical surroundings and your supporting technology can be and often are the differnces between success and failure.  check this out!

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Self Directed Learning: 15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner

Self Directed Learning: 15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Successful self directed learning requires certain traits. How well do these 15 describe you, your students, your children, or your friends and colleagues?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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While it has long been my favored solution for all ills in the education system , with the work described by Sugata Mitra's TED Talk I have become convienced that self-directed learning is absolutely the best systemic learning posture/practice.  This excellent article lists the relevant elements of self-directed learning.

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Word Sense

Word Sense | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

Via Nik Peachey
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Nothing is more fundamental...language is the means by which knowledge exists (from codification to cooperative constructionism).  

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:05 PM

A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:11 PM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.
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FutureLearn plans to stand out from Mooc crowd

FutureLearn plans to stand out from Mooc crowd | Knowledge Practices | Scoop.it
Display Elizabeth Gibney, Times Higher Education, September 19, 2013 I must confess, my first reaction was, "Oh please, not yet another social network." Times Higher Education describes it as follows: "FutureLearn  would have a “ very...
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First impulse... I wholehearly welcome FutureLearn and what I would charaterize as a more "democratized" approach to open mooc-based learning.  

My cheif concern... the mooc marketplace is quickly becoming too competitive and the old bias that "education" from the dogma "body-of-knowledge" issued by old-line "experts" will be seen as more valuable intitially than the dynamism of self-directed and adhoc new knowledge development attainable by a crowd-of-interdependant learners.

However, I am absolutely confident that given at least 18-30 months of development and another 24 months of thorough evaluation, the FutureLearn approach will systemically produce far superior resuts which will only advance in the overall effectiveness for learners over time.

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