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Zeega is a new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to express themselves by easily combining media from the cloud. Make the web you want.
Zeega is yet another curator offering, but with some interesting, more potent, multi-sourcing capabilites. Check it out!
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Zeega is a great tool for creating digital narrative. Users can add their own media as well as using found media from around the internet and media supplied by Zeega. They drag media onto digital pages and can edit them and add their own text commentary and sound track. Here's a great example http://zeega.com/152325 which celebrates 50 years since martin Luther King's 'I had a dream' speech.
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.
This is a simple breakdown of the problem-prospective solution mechanics involved in organizational information sharing - nice!
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.
How to move from knowledge hoarding to knowledge sharing in organizations?
O uso da curadoria para auxiliar a gestão do conhecimento corporativo.
Almost all the knowledge is available on the web, all you need is someone to guide you to it.
This may be useful, if it proves easy enough.
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.
Great! Thank you for sharing this tool.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting write up on content curation tools from Robin Good (pt. 1)
Artículo de Robin Good en el que habla de las posibilidades de las herramientas de content curation.
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.
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?
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/ )
Great visual data generator.
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.
Herramienta que te permite obtener gráficos muy visuales, a partir de tus própios datos como por ejemplo una tabla excel.
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 →
both your physical surroundings and your supporting technology can be and often are the differnces between success and failure. check this out!
Successful self directed learning requires certain traits. How well do these 15 describe you, your students, your children, or your friends and colleagues?
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.
Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.
Nothing is more fundamental...language is the means by which knowledge exists (from codification to cooperative constructionism).
A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!
Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.
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...
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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Mind Tools has many free training - learning / teaching resources for adult learners.
The definition of personalized learning is any learning experience that is self-initiated and self-directed in pursuit of outcomes that are first personal (e.g., curiosity-based, self-prioritized, etc.) This includes the identification of potential...
Since all knowledge is a dual personally/socially constructed network of concepts, the best learning is self-directed learning. It's just much more aligned with the systemic nature of human learning.
Create a Gooru collection to engage your students and tier instruction either with different levels or learning styles. Collection narration allows you to provide teacher instruction so that students are well supported while away from the teacher.
This COULD BE a great tool EXCEPT it is being positioned as a "techer's resource" to E D U C A T E students - however - if the useage was turned exactly 180 degrees and the "collections" were both created by and consumed by self-directed learners for L E A R N I N G... this WILL BE fantastic!
An interesting search engine directly used for educational purposes. It creates a mediated yet reciprocial intimacy between students and teachers outside the classroom environment. I'm quite fascinated with how students can engage in different lessons or levels according to the different teaching they would prefer.:) But alas! It would take quite a while before it kicks off here.
TouchCast makes the language of TV come alive. On playback, touch a graphic to browse a related article, image, or content from the web. The video will keep playing while your audience engages with the vApp
Knowledge is equal parts contructivism (conceptual) and connectivism (social) and to the degree that communication can be broadened and enhanced to affect both at the same time, knowledge devlopment becomes more enabled. Touchcast is the kind of tech development that could have just such an effect in this arena. Ya.. this could be... fantastic!
Touchcast is an app for creating video content which links to various web based and embedded resources and media. It enables the user to create a video commentary which guides the viewer through various websites and study resources and gives a commentary of what these resources contain. At the same time the user can add supporting images to their video to support understanding of what they are saying. Great for creating flipped learning.
This looks very useful but for learning&teaching or production? Not sure - further investigation required. Also: anyone know how much this costs?
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.
This API can enable automated curation and should be considered as a real advantage in some dev projects.
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this looks fun!
Cursos de todo un poco. También puedes colgar los propios.
for adult students ?
Μαθήματα online με ποικιλία θεμάτων, πολύ καλά κυρίως για μαθητές.
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.
This development might serve a a simple model for more comprehensive evolving seven-dimensional knowledge artifacts.
As we are developing our digital tools to support teachers in our 1:1 iPad Mini rollout this could be a great tool to support CCSS.
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...
Sounds like a great tool that also fosters discussion and interaction with others
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the multi-phased approach being tried at William & Mary to foster self-directed elearning.
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...
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.
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.
Dave Gray's seminal post describing Q-Tools; information mechanics derived through classification and typed question application.
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.
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.
There are many ways to define productivity.
Looks interesting, though it may be flawed.
CLARE was developed back in the late 1990's yet the RESRA/SECAI construct reamins as the best collaborative learning process with system supoort that I have ever encountered. I think it should be reexamined as a model for new learning technologies.
Since Gingko is tree-based, one person can work on the overall organization, while a second is writing the main points of a particular section, and a third is taking those points and fleshing them out in a subsection.
A broadly available (within Google's shpere) and practical tool to accomodate both artifact-based collboration and evolving artifacts.
Very good app for long documents. You could work in a 3 tree level, allowing you to conect between levels, add links, pics, etc... quite user-friendly.
Need to try out this tool, looks exciting!
Now that I've discovered the wonderful Gingko App, my writing (and pre-writing) is not going to be the same again.