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Personal Learning Environments

This paper looks at the history leading up to and helps define personal learning environments.  "Furthermore the idea of the
PLE purports to include and bring together all
learning, including informal learning, workplace
learning, learning from the home, learning driven
by problem solving and learning motivated by
personal interest as well as learning through
engagement in formal educational programmes."


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How to Get the Most Out of Google+ Posts | Social Media Today

How to Get the Most Out of Google+ Posts | Social Media Today | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
Here's a Google+ cheat sheet to keep handy and get the most out of every post. This cheat sheet breaks it all down from post anatomy, notifications, style options, photo editing and more!

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I often have trouble finding useful, current info about Social Media--particularly about the different categories or tools that fall under the domain of Social Media. Any reliable information detailling how to use specific social media apps/widgets etc. is most appreciated!

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malek's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:02 PM

The cheet sheet is a must have.

Harmen Batubara's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:40 PM

best tool for your ads

Robert Shaw's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:16 AM

every little tip helps when your an old dog learning new tricks

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Top 10 Must & Important Free Windows Applications | Tech Web Stuff

Top 10 Must & Important Free Windows Applications | Tech Web Stuff | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
Best & Must Have free windows applications to download with Ccleaner, Fences, TrueCrypt, Revo Uninstaller, 7Zip, Irfan View, Tweak UI, Unlocker, Launchy, Free Download Manager

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fareedullahzahid's comment, May 29, 2013 1:19 AM
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Sean Tan's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:06 PM

Quite important.

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OER Redux: Will Open Educational Resources Ride Again? | WiredAcademic

OER Redux: Will Open Educational Resources Ride Again? | WiredAcademic | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
Edx, unlike the other famous MOOC platforms, Coursera and Udacity, which are venture-backed startups, is a nonprofit funded by the endowments of Harvard and MIT.

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Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review

Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it

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Socrates Logos's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:04 PM

*Electronic Sensors Printed Directly on the Skin*

New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities. By Mike Orcutt 

"Taking advantage of recent advances in flexible electronics, researchers have devised a way to “print” devices directly onto the skin so people can wear them for an extended period while performing normal daily activities. Such systems could be used to track health and monitor healing near the skin’s surface, as in the case of surgical wounds.  Skin signals: This device, applied directly to the skin, can record useful medical information. So-called “epidermal electronics” were demonstrated previously in research from the lab of John Rogers, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the devices consist of ultrathin electrodes, electronics, sensors, and wireless power and communication systems. In theory, they could attach to the skin and record and transmit electrophysiological measurements for medical purposes. These early versions of the technology, which were designed to be applied to a thin, soft elastomer backing, were “fine for an office environment,” says Rogers, “but if you wanted to go swimming or take a shower they weren’t able to hold up.” Now, Rogers and his coworkers have figured out how to print the electronics right on the skin, making the device more durable and rugged...."



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Coming Soon to a Body Near You? World’s Smallest Chip to Be Swallowable

Coming Soon to a Body Near You? World’s Smallest Chip to Be Swallowable | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things is coming, but chips need to be more efficient, powerful—and even smaller than they are now. In all categories, Freescale Semiconductor is making waves. And their most recent contribution, the Kinetis KL02, is one of the smallest microcontrollers in the world.

 

Freescale’s press release makes no bones about it—this tiny chip was designed with the Internet of Things (IoT) in mind, “Space-constrained applications that previously couldn’t incorporate an MCU now can be upgraded to become smart applications, adding a new tier of devices to the IoT ecosystem.”

 

 


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Amazon Purchase of Goodreads Book-Review Site Irks Authors Group

Amazon Purchase of Goodreads Book-Review Site Irks Authors Group | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it

Amazon.com is gaining too much control in the publishing industry with its purchase of Goodreads Inc., a social network for readers and a competitor in online book reviews, an authors’ group says.

Goodreads, which allows users to add titles to virtual bookshelves and track what friends are reading, has 16 million members who have written more than 23 million reviews, Amazon said in a March 28 statement. The company said the deal will probably close in the second quarter and didn’t provide terms.


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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
Check out this week's Top 10 Tech, with new rumors of a Facebook phone, exciting scientific projects, Google Glass news and more.

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Thomas Wooldridge's comment, April 5, 2013 9:50 AM
facebook phone will probably fail
Brainstorm Kingston's curator insight, April 8, 2013 12:27 PM

Do you want to be immersed in Facebook?

Teresa Turner's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:17 AM

And I thought there was life outside of facebook.....How wrong am I?  Or am I?  A Facebook phone?  Really?  I can get Facebook on my current android....Do I need a phone totally dedicated to Facebook?  How boring!

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Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory

Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
@polarisdotca @mathplourde @onlinelearningl For fun, I'm throwing this side debate in here too: http://t.co/R5HlNmfqr1 #MOOC #etmooc

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Jasmin Rez's curator insight, April 8, 2013 12:08 PM

Interesting Concepts.


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Why Brain-Mapping Efforts Matter – Even If They Don't Succeed - Scientific American (blog)

Why Brain-Mapping Efforts Matter – Even If They Don't Succeed - Scientific American (blog) | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog) Why Brain-Mapping Efforts Matter – Even If They Don't Succeed Scientific American (blog) Meanwhile, computer theorists like Alan Turing and Claude Shannon had been arguing for years that intelligence and learning could –...
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

Check out the debate.

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Why online education is mostly a fantasy

Why online education is mostly a fantasy | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it

In the end, MOOCs and online programs primarily help those who are self motivated to learn, and the vast majority of these people would have figured out how to educate themselves, whether in college or on their own, regardless of whether or not online courses are available.

 


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Jason R Levine's comment, May 3, 2013 4:21 PM
There need not be a dichotomy of online learning and having the personalized attention of a teacher/coach. This article, and others like it, are misguided if their point is that online education will forever remain a fantasy; they are valuable articles in that they correctly note what's limiting and/or dysfunctional now to set us on course to the new "reality" of online and blended learning being superior to traditional "brick and mortar" education.
Mihail Gavrilov's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:36 AM

интернет-обучение - преимущественно фантазии. Оно подходит только для мотивированных, целеустремленных, склонных к самостоятельному поиску знаний

silvermanmc's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:56 PM

Learning has almost always been a social endeavor... online learning that approximates such...is potentially more effective... 

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The BRAIN Project Will Develop New Technologies to Understand the Brain | MIT Technology Review

The BRAIN Project Will Develop New Technologies to Understand the Brain  | MIT Technology Review | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
Obama calls for $100 million to develop new technologies to understand the brain.

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With E-Book Lending, Simon & Schuster Takes It Slow - MIT Technology Review

With E-Book Lending, Simon & Schuster Takes It Slow - MIT Technology Review | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
With E-Book Lending, Simon & Schuster Takes It Slow
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So much in technology and in business is path-dependent; a first move can often be decisive, and should rarely be rushed.

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Must Watch: Dawkins, Nye, Tyson, and Stephenson Discuss Science and Storytelling

Must Watch: Dawkins, Nye, Tyson, and Stephenson Discuss Science and Storytelling | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it

Must Watch: Dawkins, Nye, Tyson, and Stephenson Discuss Science and Storytelling

"Without hyperbole, it is true that i don't think there has ever been on one stage an assembly of science storytellers and communicators like this," said theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss of the panelists assembled for the debate featured here. We're inclined to agree with him.

 

After all, it's not every day you get astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicists Brian Greene, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, Science Friday's Ira Flatow, acclaimed science fiction author Neal Stephenson, and Bill "The Bowtie" Nye under one roof chinwagging about "the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science" – but when you do, you do it in a massive auditorium, and you sure as hell record it for posterity.

 

This is "The Great Debate: The Storytelling of Science," and it features, as Krauss indicates, probably one of the most engaging scientific dream teams to ever congregate in one place. At over two hours long (Part One, above, is just shy of 90 minutes; Part Two, below, runs for just over 45), it's pretty long, but it's definitely something you'll want to set aside time for – if not for today then some time this weekend. Part One features presentations from each of the panelists on their experiences with science and storytelling. Part Two is devoted to a rousing question and answer session, featuring thought-provoking, discussion, debate and dissenting opinion.


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Juanjo Pina's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:02 AM

Apuesto por Tyson.

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Behavior prediction software company Behavio now part of Google

Behavior prediction software company Behavio now part of Google | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it

Behavio, a company that developed software capable of collecting smartphone data in order to certain predict behavior, is now part of Google.


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Jayne Fenton Keane's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:41 PM

This is progressing fast

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Personal Learning Environments

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MOOCs and What Makes a Class?

MOOCs and What Makes a Class? | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it
The bull sessions and hallway discussions of the physical college environment are replaced by online forums, social networks and video conferencing in the MOOC environment. And like reading, discussion largely boils down to a numbers game.

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MOOC Quality Design

MOOC Quality Design | Technology Community LifelongLearning | Scoop.it

Designing a quality MOOC for the right Purpose - MOOC Quality Design: Interesting collection of resources and ideas about MOOCs and OER.


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