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The boys who built a $1b company in the cloud...
Now Atlassian - a billion-dollar business built by two Sydney friends in an apartment and then an office above a sex shop 10 years ago - is widely tipped to be the first Australian tech startup to go public during the current boom.
By its very design, the iPad promotes consumption.
The following video does an excellent job of exploring this idea, answering the following questions:
1. What is visual recording?
2. What tools (and apps) are available to make it work?
3. What do you need to understand to be able to do it?
4. Post-production, what do you do with the recordings when you’ve finished?
If you’re an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning.
The talks are in split into the following categories:
* General - learn about making technology work in education and more.
* Sharing education - exploring open, shared education.
* Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit.
* Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning?
* Leadership -new leadership skills.
* Educational technology - explore technology made for education.
* Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work?
* Technology education - what is the state of technology education?
* Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods.
* Institution - how does technology impact institutions.
Via Beth Dichter
Not everything that happens in an in-person classroom is currently replicated with an online course, and perhaps the experience will never be the quite the same.
Coursera founders Daphne Koller & Andrew Ng wrote a recent column on Forbes.com about the promise of online education. It reveals some of their motivation and hopes behind the free, open courses available at their for-profit startup, Coursera, which is one of the key players among massive open online course (MOOC) providers.
They attempt to address a primary about MOOCS: What’s the point of free open courses if a student doesn’t receive credit? Why are prominent universities and professors spending time on this?
Their short answer is: Access. MOOCs provide greater access to knowledge that many people didn’t have before.
Via Kim Flintoff
Content Curation as Source of Content Marketing
Don’t have enough time each day to create original content?
Via Jonha Revesencio
Did you know that by 2013 " China will have 200 million college graduates—more than the entire U.S. workforce—and by 2020 India will be graduating four times as many college graduates as the United States"?
This infographic looks at finding from the Center for the Next Generation and the Center for American Progress report 'The Competition that Really Matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian Investments in the Next Generation Workforce.' This link also provides links to the full report and the introduction and summary as will as information on the polling resources.
Via Beth Dichter
Netop have introduced Netop Vision™ Mobile, a new app for iPad classroom management. It is unleashing the power of the tablet to support instruction with a new free app for teachers that puts the full power of the desktop computer onto teachers’ iPads. Available today on the App Store, Netop Vision Mobile allows teachers to access all of the educational resources on their desktop PC from iPad.
From Official Website:
"Spundge is the end-to-end tool for today's power curator. Connect with the best content creators on the web. Collaboratively curate the web and create relevant, influential content.
- Discover and Filter:
Create a Spundge Notebook to stay on top of a topic, person, company or interest. Spundge Notebooks deliver a stream of relevant content from news sources, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Flickr. Filter and then save the best of what you discover.
- Curate and Collaborate:
Invite friends and colleagues to collaborate on Notebooks and discover and save new items. Collaborators receive notifications when new content is saved, and can add comments to Notebook items. Collaborative Curation enables you to track information, while instantly sharing with friends and colleagues.
- Stream and Publish:
Transform your Notebook into a real-time stream you can embed anywhere on the web. Share what you’re reading, or curate a real-time newswire about a breaking event or topic of interest.
- Get Spundge PRO:
it enables teams and individuals to collaboratively create content and instantly publish to a CMS, email newsletter and social accounts. Writing in Spundge lets you drag and drop images, tweets and videos into any story, effortlessly add attribution, and easily embed and track content."
From review article on Nieman Journalism Lab:
"The problem is today’s journalist has to use too many products and applications to do their job, and very few of these were actually built with newsrooms or journalistic workflow in mind...
Spundge is a platform that’s built to take a journalist from information discovery and tracking all the way to publishing, regardless of whatever internal systems they have to contend with...
The software is free, but an optional $9 monthly fee adds premium features, including the ability to share notebooks with collaborators, who can also add to the notebook and see changes in real time..."
Read more on Nieman Journalism Lab here:
Check out Spundge here: http://www.spundge.com
Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Kim Flintoff
Izzui is a social media app uniquely focused on E-Learning in Facebook. Izzui made its debut to the technology start-up community at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday, September 10th, in San Francisco. TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year.
As a Facebook app for end-to-end online learning collaboration, Izzui permits anyone with a Facebook account to teach, learn and share. Izzui allows users to create and post online content and presentations, invite friends to check them out and also subscribe to other people’s Izzui posts. Users can also rate, evaluate and comment on their Izzui subscriptions, as well as share their course activities on their Facebook profile. Izzui brings social learning and E-learning to the wider public. The website www.izzui.com/ provides additional information and a link that will take visitors to the actual Facebook app.
Previously garnering attention on Facebook in its beta phase, Izzui is structured so that users can quickly go to either the Learn or Teach option. Under Learn, Facebook users can browse through courses by topic. Recently added topics include Daily tips; Education; Fashion; Food and Drinks; Games; Health; Languages; Lifestyle; Management and Business; Music; Sports; and Technology. Users can also find courses by searching “All” courses or by Author.
What further differentiates Izzui from other Facebook applications is the option for users to create courses collaboratively. By clicking on the “Teach” tab, users will be walked seamlessly through QuickLessons, a professional authoring tool to create courses, using the platform for free. In Izzui, course authors are able to select whether they want to design their course for Mobile or Desktop publishing.
Via Robin Holt McLaren
Any educator who wants to take advantage of the benefits video can have in the classroom needs to create and implement a video strategy.
Check out this article for 11 reasons why you should think about using videos in your classroom. What do videos offer?
* Online and open source - with many sources to choose from
* Accessibility - another method for students to learn and to review/retain/remember information (and many sites provide transcripts also)
* Visual learners - some students learn better with visuals
An additional 8 reasons are provided in the post.
Via Beth Dichter