Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
First used as an inquiry lesson planning model in the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) program, a K-6 science program in the early 1970s, the early learning cycle model had 3 stages (exploration, invention, discovery).
Management research often bears little resemblance to management practice. Although this research- practice gap is widely recognized and frequently lamented, there is little discussion about how it can be bridged. We partly remedy this problem in this paper by describing our experiences with the Network for Business Sustainability. Our experiences showed that the paradoxes underlying the relationship between research and practice make bridging this gap difficult. We argue that the reason why the research-practice gap endures is that bridging it is beyond the capabilities and scope of most individuals, and we call for the creation of intermediary organizations like the Network for Business Sustainability. We close by outlining some of the activities that can be undertaken by these boundary-spanning intermediary organizations, with the hopes of better aligning management research and practice.
Bridging the Research-Practice Gap, by Pratima Bansal, Stephanie Bertels, Tom Ewart, Peter MacConnachie and James O'Brien, appeared in the February 2012 issue of the Academy of Management Perspectives.
Developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky defined what the person or a student can do — or the problems they can solve — as three different stages:
What a student can do on their own, working independently or without anyone’s help. What the student can do with the help of someone. What it is beyond the student’s reach even if helped by someone else.
NZeLearning is home for me, Jason Ranston, Leader of Interactive Technologies at Ko Awatea. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Jason is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS is about Collaborative Consumption, a new, emerging economy made possible by online social networks and fueled by increasing cost consciousness and environmental necessity. Collaborative Consumption occurs when people participate in organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting, swapping, and collectives to get the same pleasures of ownership with reduced personal cost and burden, and lower environmental impact.
You wouldn’t deliberately dilute your own credibility. But it’s possible that some of your innocent behaviors are producing precisely that unintended consequence.Credibility problems can come in the form of trust busters.
This wonderful piece was written by Milas Page - it is inspiring, it is true and it's what's is happening to many people as a result of interacting in social media.
The author talks about the "social mindset" connecting as human beings is what gets you in the door......
Here are some highlights:
**The Social Mindset sees the value in collaboration
**The Social Mindset cares about others – be it your customers, your employees, or your partners
**The Social Mindset lays the groundwork for the importance of listening
**The Social Mindset leads you to realize you can help – therefore makes you open to helping when an opportunity arises
**The Social Mindset surrounds you with positive thinking and empowers you to realize you can make a change
What's the point, she asks? I'm quoting Milas because I couldn't have said it better..........
An interaction like the she refers to in this piece is between her and another person whom in the past she would have closed the door but social media has made her see people in a different light.
"Tirelessly one door at a time, trying to activate communities. Now an interaction like that can not only reach me, it can reach you.
Messages amplified, reach expanding.Making the human connection is what get’s you in the door."
** "Then think about the implications this has in our world, I believe it has many and it’s a good thing. Companies and people who embrace social as a mindset will change this world, one person – one cause, one workplace at a time"
How has it changed you?
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Robin Good: Alexis Dufresne of Faveeo, an up and coming information filtering and discovery tool not yet available to the general public, has been posting some interesting articles on topics related to news curation, filtering and discovery.
In particular, I found interesting his recent analysis on automated solutions and algorithms designed to help scale curation efforts, as these are generally discarded as inappropriate for any type of professional work. But, as he rightly points out, there are several tasks inside a curator workflow that can indeed help and reduce the curator's workload without limiting his ability to manually select and edit what he finds most appropriate.
Alexis pinpoints at least three different areas in which algorithms and automated operations can indeed greatly help the curator's work. These are:
1) Discovery of new sources and networks: ...By teaching a machine about the kind of sources and users a curator is looking for, a machine could process from the incredible mass of sources and people out there to figure out those who are likely to be trusted sources of information. By using techniques of text analysis, social reach, semantic density, popularity and more, this task could be done by a machine.
2) Learning the profile of a curator: A lot of engines are focusing on filtering the semantic meaning of an article in order to recommend other content. But by using advanced NLP techniques and text extraction methods, we could go further and have an idea of the tone, the lenght and other signals that can indicate the preferences of a human curator, other than simply the actual keywords used in the text.
3) Social recommendations: ...By detecting users that seem to click, like, share or save the same articles, we can connect them together to mutualize their search and discovery operations, in order to speed things up.
A study of insider attacks within financial firms offers lessons to other companies: identify important data, limit access, and scrutinize trusted users most closely (Watch The Watchers: 'Trusted' Employees Can Do Damage
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