I wanted students to be able to funnel their interests into a more authentic academic experience so that they could learn about what they want to learn about and become empowered as researchers, both casually and formally.
[Excerpt]: "As I was writing on yellow pads, I started thinking of the other writing I’ve always done on yellow pads, and one of those has been correspondence with a long-time mentor of mine, Taylor Stoehr, someone who has written against mediated experience for much of his life. So whenever I wrote him, no email would do. I would always put pen to paper."
"The New York Times customized Storify to edit photos from Instagram and bring together the most compelling images from this weekend's east coast storm.
Unlike many stories that are about collecting what's already out there on social networks, the Times involved their audience in the story. Rather than publishing a one-time post collecting a few photos and calling it a day, they created a living, dynamic page that gave readers a reason to keep returning to see the latest photos culled from social networks.
The page was built by the Times using the Storify API, which lets developers pull the media data from a Storify story to come up with alternate displays than the usual Storify embed."
Mitch Resnik, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, gave a TEDx talk about the value of coding and computer literacy in early education.
He posits that while today’s students are technically competent, they are consumers of technology rather than creators. It’s as if they can only read and not write.
What was this about? This is an annual EVO event where moderators for the EVO sessions listed at http://evosessions.pbworks.com meet from noon GMT in Google Hangout to talk about their sessions and take questions from interested participants.
"Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to?
Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? If in doubt, before you go any further, watch this video: Creative Commons Explained.
Right, so you understand CC now? Then you’ll also be needing this Infographic: “Creative Commons: free photos for bloggers“
Hans Rosling, a professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, became something of an internet celebrity because of his knack for presenting data in extremely imaginative ways. As you'll see above, he's the master of data visualization.
[Excerpt] "Kids aren’t leaving social networks. They’re redefining the word “social.” Rather, they’re actually using the word with the intent of its original meaning: making contact with other human beings. Communicating. Back-and-forth, fairly immediate dialogue. Most of it digitally. But most of it with the intent of a conversation where two (or more) people are exchanging information and emotion. Not posting it. Exchanging it. That's social."
Interesting data from Piper Jaffray; it would be interesting to compare it the Pew Internet and American Life data.
Pinpoints various human activities and behaviors and how the 'human element' is what drives technology adoption and use.
[Excerpt] "Our goal as enterprise learning experts is to find the most effective way to change audience behavior to align with a certain business objective. Extremely relevant to this practice is the ever-changing ways in which people communicate and learn from each other. If we want a learner to accept or adopt a certain change in behavior, it would make sense that we need to structure a corporate learning experience as closely as possible to those experiences sought out by that learner on their own time.
Therefore, because the large majority of learning has been revealed to occur through on-the-job and social experiences, not through formal training channels, we must enable and foster these more informal experiences to occur within the workplace."
Though this was written for an audience of corporate trainers (or "enterprise learning experts"), the importance of informal learning opportunities and networks is just as important and applicable within higher education and other learning contexts.
These concepts are essential for the development of networked language teaching professionals.
"Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds."
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