Business Insider Google Glass Is Going To Be Huge, And Most People Have No Idea Why Business Insider Google Glass is going to be a huge multibillion-dollar business for Google — eventually. Here's how that will happen, and why the critics are wrong.
Fantastic teaser trailer for the talented Scottish Film Director, Simon Jake Gillespie from Haggis Western Films. Supporting him is Forth Valley Colleges recent student Barry Frame from the Audio Clinic. Current movie 'Setting Rainbow' doing the rounds at the film festivals now, look out for 'The Last Love Letter' hitting the screens in 2015. Check out the trailer and share to support our fantastic local talent :) #haggisloveletter2015
This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to create and deliver confident presentations and speeches.
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Free 6 week course delivered by @openuniversity. Hands on course to develop your presentation skills including :- creating your presentation and delivering them confidently. Also promises skills and knowledge required for how to deliver speeches :) Got to be worth it for #Digital #Practitioners skills development if you have the time. I'll promote this opportunity within student forums also. Thanks @teknoteacher
This is a superb online comic book maker with a good set of backgrounds, characters, props and other features. There are also a range of apps for Apple, Android and other devices to try. ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Great resource I've passed onto our Art and Design and Student Union... see what fun I can have with my kids too - a very professional looking product at the end that students will be desperate to show off to friends and family :)
Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well. So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
Motionshows is an online-based SaaS based short video and web presentation tool that allows you to make fantastic multimedia video presentations and on the fly video webpage creation without any editing expertise. Transform any product, promotion or idea into a video slideshow masterpiece complete with special effects, music, text and natural voice then compliment it with an instant customized webpage and URL address to host your new video.
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Social sharing buttons on websites account for less than 30 percent of all sharing, and links shared on Thursday get peak engagement and the longest-lasting traffic. Those are only two of the results of a RadiumOne study focusing on sharing behavior. RadiumOne is an enterprise advertising platform that operates the Po.st social sharing and URL-shortening platform — which naturally generates a lot of data on what people share, how they share, and what kind of sharing is the most effective. More information at the link...
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This is really current, great for supporting training and awareness.
"The premium version of one of my favorite video creation apps, Animation Desk, is free today (At least in the U.S. I have not verified availability outside of the United States). Animation Desk is an iPad app for creating short, animated videos. The app allows you to create drawings using just your finger on your iPad’s screen."
A lovely collection of mindmapping tools to share with your organisation - could be added to resources for learning support too - although with the suggestion to use at home if your IT have selected 2 particular packages and that is all they will support, like ours have communicated to us :)
Once the MOOC 'revolution' got underway, universities, usually slow-moving and tight-fisted institutions, couldn't run fast enough to put their own MOOCs online. And, right now, we're seeing the results.
Jasmin Hodge's insight:
This post suggests interestingly that the rush of free MOOCS may have ran their own course. This could be due to poor engagement and low return for what can be a heavy outlay, to name a few! I absolutely agree, and hadn't gave it much thought until now. So, squeeze in what you can as the choices may fade
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