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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | Mariano | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop

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Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

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2nd-Library's curator insight, March 30, 8:55 PM

Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

Татьяна Слесаренко's curator insight, April 1, 3:56 AM

Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

martinet benoit's curator insight, April 2, 11:43 AM

Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

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FieldRelated.com

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Is your writing academic or conversational? Is it related to your field of study? Paste it into the textarea here, hit "Analyze it now," and FieldRelated.com will check your text for academic vocabulary and field-relatedness. After extracting field of study vocabulary and scoring your text against a range of possible fields of study, the system will provide links to glossaries and vocabulary learning activities to help you further your English Second Language learning.


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Verity Cole's curator insight, March 9, 2015 6:23 AM

Could be very useful for EAP materials writers too.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, March 9, 2015 6:55 AM

Fascinating! Is this the beginning of a computer-assisted stylstics analysis?

Carol Floyd's curator insight, March 9, 2015 6:19 PM

Very useful!

 

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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn - Computers & Education

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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Mark Smithers's curator insight, November 18, 2014 6:19 PM

Very interesting paper.

ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
Antonio Bartolome's curator insight, November 20, 2014 2:56 AM

Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

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Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Why Good Managers Are So Rare | Mariano | Scoop.it

Gallup data shows that most companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talents for the job 82% of the time

Bad managers cost business billions of dollars each year.

 

Talents required for great managers (Gallup):

- Motivator to achieve employees' engagement

- Assertive to drive outcomes, ability to overcome adversity

- Accountability culture (blaming?)

- Trusted relationships, open dialogue, full transparency

- Decisions based on productivity, not politics (really?)

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Best are the comments to this article, as usual...

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A free education online: too good to be true? – video debate

Academics discuss whether online courses have fallen short of expectations
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MOOCs: A work in progress and a Hypocresy?: no free - you need the means. No accredited, no credentialed. Marketing tool, for the already learned. Laurillard equalising assessment in HE to that of professional online training.

The problem MOOCs are trying to solve: how academics will survive without students, due to student debt and cost of HE. New fat-cats. Just give me the money, forget about developing your human equals, just be a neo-liberal selfish, me, me, me. See Gilly Salmon in Australia as PVC after spending her research projects effort by the pool in Spain, while her 'slaves' tried to cover her arse. She is so important, that she had to get into the MOOCS bandwagon, (and called it "Carpe diem", ironical or cynical?) to be another Ernest!

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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | Mariano | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.


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Also check www.fullfact.org for promoting accuracy

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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Rasmussen College Announces Public Benefit Corporation Status -- MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 21, 2014

Rasmussen College Announces Public Benefit Corporation Status -- MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 21, 2014 | Mariano | Scoop.it
Tries to show transition from a traditional for-profit corporation to a Public Benefit Corporation. KPIs changed to take into account no just shareholders financial interests.
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Walter Kaufmann’s Classic Lectures on Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960)

Walter Kaufmann’s Classic Lectures on Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960) | Mariano | Scoop.it

Walter Kaufmann spent 33 years (1947-1980) teaching philosophy at Princeton.


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Donald Clark Plan B: Oculus Rift: learning machine that will blow your mind!

Donald Clark Plan B: Oculus Rift: learning machine that will blow your mind! | Mariano | Scoop.it
One of the most talked about and exciting devices (to be released 2014) is the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, a gaming interface priced at less than £200, which gives full immersion in a 3D world.
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The NSA has a smiley face problem

The NSA has a smiley face problem | Mariano | Scoop.it
Allegations that the NSA is secretly harvesting millions of records from Google and Yahoo data centers outrages the tech giants. 'It underscores the need for urgent reform,' says Google's David Drummond.
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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | Mariano | Scoop.it
Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair
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The Ontology of the Web (Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Learning Standards) | DMLcentral

The Ontology of the Web (Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Learning Standards) | DMLcentral | Mariano | Scoop.it
At the beginning of 2013 the Mozilla Foundation announced its intention to work with the community to create a new learning standard for Web Literacy. From S.Downes: As one commenter points out, "the points about the process of learning being just as, or more important than, the finality of it all." Doug Belshaw concluded in his thesis that digital literacy is a ‘convenient hypocrisy’, and that speaking of a plurality of ‘digital literacies’ makes more sense than endless attempts to define ‘one literacy to rule them all’. 
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'Quackademics' under fire as critical voices targeted

'Quackademics' under fire as critical voices targeted | Mariano | Scoop.it
With independent journalism increasingly under threat, will academics be the next set of critical voices to be targeted by UK government?
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TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe

TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe | Mariano | Scoop.it
As I start my exploration of tools like NodeXL it's very clear that being able to filter, probe and wander through the data provides far more insights to what’s going on.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 22, 2015 5:46 PM

What this has to do with infotention: become skilled at the use of NodeXl and TAGSExplorer and you'll have a powerful tool or knowing where in Twitter (and to whom) to put your attention.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 23, 2015 6:12 AM

Know more about your relationship with your Twitter network.

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Papermine - create digital magazines, catalogs, booklets and lookbooks

Papermine - create digital magazines, catalogs, booklets and lookbooks | Mariano | Scoop.it

Papermine provides an alternative reading experience that will impress your readers and make your message cut through the noise.


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SlideRule: Find Online Courses/MOOCs.

SlideRule: Find Online Courses/MOOCs. | Mariano | Scoop.it
Over 15,000 paid and free online courses / MOOCs from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Coursera, Udacity, edX, Codecademy, Udemy, Khan Academy, Lynda.com, etc.

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Note for self:

So many xMOOCs providers.... how many?

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John Couperthwaite's comment, November 6, 2014 5:46 AM
Shame this missed the one we are currently running on PebblePad - on Prostate Cancer, for healthcare professionals, patients and carers. See https://v3.pebblepad.co.uk/v3portfolio/shumooc/Asset/View/p9cfHh5jGR3yMsbgM97c4qw9bw
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UDL :: Login

UDL :: Login | Mariano | Scoop.it
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A multimedia presentation of the content can be accessed at no charge online at http://udltheorypractice.cast.org (free login required).

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Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings

Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings | Mariano | Scoop.it

MarginNote Reader also eliminates the need for users to lug around heavy, bulky textbooks and notebooks. All of their data is ready for them in one place, and users can organize and reorganize their notes with the swipe of a finger! This ease- of-use is one key difference between MarginNote and other note apps.


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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:25 AM

Useful one for anyone doing a lot of academic reading.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:21 AM

Para añadir notas a pdf's

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:42 AM

Marfinnote- for making notes on PDF readings

 

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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning | Mariano | Scoop.it

As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.


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...and for a hammer everything looks like a nail... no neutral

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:50 PM

Tecnología y aprrendizaje.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:05 PM

Mindful use of each tool is indispensable in our learning and education. Only in schools, do we worry about mandating and prescribing a particular tool.

renee fountain's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:18 AM

Do not agree technology is neutral like a hammer...

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The first R: why we need to teach philosophy in the classroom

The first R: why we need to teach philosophy in the classroom | Mariano | Scoop.it
Far from a 'ridiculous pursuit', philosophy underpins reading, writing and arithmatic. It should be taught as a basic skill, says Emma Worley

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If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans | Mariano | Scoop.it
non-human 'Deep learning' clusters crack coding problems their top engineers can't
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Why we need digital age literacy:Schneier on Security: The Battle for Power on the Internet

Why we need digital age literacy:Schneier on Security: The Battle for Power on the Internet | Mariano | Scoop.it
Modern feudalism requires modern literacy
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Silicon Valley, spy agencies and software sovereignty - Al Jazeera English

Silicon Valley, spy agencies and software sovereignty - Al Jazeera English | Mariano | Scoop.it
Why Open Source is the solution to US spies
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JSON-LD - JSON for Linking Data

JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. JSON-LD is an ideal data format for programming environments, REST Web services, and unstructured databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB.
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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Mariano | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.