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Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service? | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service? | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
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Top Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide...

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How to Become a Mobile App Developer [Infographic]

How to Become a Mobile App Developer [Infographic] | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
It's still no easy task to develop your own apps. Yes, some talented teachers have programmed thei...

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The boys who built a $1b company in the cloud

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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.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/the-boys-who-built-a-1b-company-in-the-cloud-20120627-212d1.html#ixzz27ftbWmU6

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How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad

How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
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?

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

1. Learner-centered 

2. Media-driven (this doesn’t have to mean digital media)

3. Personalized

4. Transfer-by-Design

5. Visibly Relevant

6. Data-Rich

7. Adaptable

8. Interdependent

9. Diverse 

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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
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.


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Coursera Founders Tout Promise Of Access That Comes With Online Education | WiredAcademic

Coursera Founders Tout Promise Of Access That Comes With Online Education | WiredAcademic | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
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.


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Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC]

Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC] | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Content Curation as Source of Content Marketing

Don’t have enough time each day to create original content? 

 

The visual explores how curation can become an effective tool to incease visibility, boost SEO and establish thought leadership. Yes, you don’t have to constantly create original content to effectively showcase your knowledge about a topic but carefully handpicking the best content sources and amassing or putting them together in a way that clearly explains all strong points will help you produce an organized content.

 

Key Takeaways:
- Creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers.
- 75% of marketers cannot justify spending the time needed to create original content for their audience.
- There are a variety of tools developed within the past 3 years that can help marketers and content curators gather the most relevant content, re-purpose it, and present it to their audience in unique ways.
- 85% of brands use content curation to establish thought leadership, and 80% say it enables them to increase brand visibility


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Help Our Kids Compete Globally - How Do We Compare?

Help Our Kids Compete Globally - How Do We Compare? | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

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.


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10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent

10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.”

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50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school.
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The 60-Second Guide To Teaching With Tablets

The 60-Second Guide To Teaching With Tablets | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Getting tablets into the classroom is only the start of the battle. Once you get the funding and deployment all squared away, you still need to actually use them properly.
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Pearson’s eText Platform Honored as InformationWeek’s “Best Emerging Technology: Enterprise Mobility”

“Anytime, Anywhere” Digital Database Receives Value Honors 2012 Award...
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Netop Introduces iPad Classroom Management

Netop Introduces iPad Classroom Management | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

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.


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Digital Dreamers 5: Millionaires in thongs

Digital Dreamers 5: Millionaires in thongs | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
They're the name on everybody's lips : meet the founders of Atlassian, one of Australia's biggest home grown tech successes.
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25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use The iPad In The Classroom By Complexity | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
iPad use in formal learning environments, by all accounts, is soaring. Due to the almost magical ways it promotes interaction, that makes sense.
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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Implementing iPads isn't exactly a just-add-water proposition.
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New Content Curation Tool: Spundge Lets You Discover, Curate And Create Better Content

New Content Curation Tool: Spundge Lets You Discover, Curate And Create Better Content | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

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:

http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/09/first-look-spundge-is-software-to-help-journalists-to-manage-real-time-data-streams/

 

Check out Spundge here: http://www.spundge.com

 


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Steven Hughes's comment, September 23, 2012 11:31 AM
Thanks Giuseppe, have to take a closer look
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News Izzui, E-Learning App for Facebook, Is Unveiled at TechCrunch Disrupt

News Izzui, E-Learning App for Facebook, Is Unveiled at TechCrunch Disrupt | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

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.


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11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy - Online Universities

11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy - Online Universities | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
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.


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A Must-Have Guide To Gaming In The Classroom

A Must-Have Guide To Gaming In The Classroom | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
Gaming, wikis, blogs, social media, interactive polls and QR codes: just some of the technologies that teachers are bringing into the classroom.

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Designing a New Learning Environment - Standford Online

Designing a New Learning Environment - Standford Online | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it
What constitutes learning in the 21st century? Should reading, watching, memorizing facts, and then
taking exams be the only way to learn?

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Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Robert Neuwirth spent four years among the chaotic stalls of street markets, talking to pushcart hawkers and gray marketers, to study the remarkable "System D," the world's unlicensed economic network.
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