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Topics touching on digital literacies, critical thinking, and learning in social networking and collaborative learning environments
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EduMOOC

EduMOOC | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Vance Stevens dabbled in orienting and declaring in EduMOOC 2011. Meanwhile I have been posting items related to shifting open learning paradigms in this other Scoop.it  This is converging nicely with my Multiliteracies MOOC archived at http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com

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Ali Bostancioglu on Technology Professional Development: Networking and Online Communities

Ali Bostancioglu on Technology Professional Development: Networking and Online Communities | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Download mp3: On Sun Feb 2 Ali Bostancioglu presented on Technology Professional Development: Networking and Online Communities This was an Electronic Village Online event for Weeks 3-4 (Network-Cl...
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In this regular weekly Learning2gether event, Ali Bostangioglu presented at the start of Week 4 in EVO MultiMOOC on aspects of networks and communities online. This post contains the Hangout recording on YouTube, Ali's slides, and an mp3 recording available for download.

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In this regular weekly Learning2gether event, Ali Bostangioglu presented at the start of Week 4 in EVO MultiMOOC on aspects of networks and communities online. This post contains the Hangout recording on YouTube, Ali's slides, and an mp3 recording available for download.

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The Ridiculously Exhaustive Social Media Dimensions Blueprint

The Ridiculously Exhaustive Social Media Dimensions Blueprint | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
All the specs. All the social media platforms. All in one place. INFOGRAPHIC.
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If you're experiementing with social network sites you might discover that you are driven crazy by each one's cavalier treatment of your logo. In case you'd like to do better than upload your graphic and hope for the best, here's someone who's put some work into figuring out what each requires (today, subject to change of course). As Jeff Berezny says: "  It would be nice if all of the platforms used the exact same dimensions and you could just swap photos between them all so that your brand has a nice consistent look across the board. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Social media has proven itself as a crucial component of a brand’s marketing mix, but with the many different platforms, it can be very difficult to put forth a consistent brand image online. For that reason, we put together ‘The Ridiculously Exhausitive Social Media Design Blueprint’.  It features all of the major design dimensions for all of the major platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN, YouTube, Pinterest and the most recent entry, Instagram."

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Thieving Feedly: Pulling off a Twitter Card heist

Thieving Feedly: Pulling off a Twitter Card heist | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Get past the ramble at the start to see how Feedly are pulling off the old metadata switcheroo. A demonstration of why web literacy is important
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Here's more corroboration of "Feedly Was Stealing Your Content — Here’s the Story, And Their Code" which I scooped here: http://sco.lt/7xsCor

It looks like Feedly has been busted more than once by bloggers who've taken time to figure out how they code what you bookmark so that it steals clicks from the creator of the post who has the rights to those clicks.

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ELT Event Calendar

ELT Event Calendar | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
As a collection of crowd-sourced ELT conferences & events throughout the world, every effort is made to include events and conferences both small, big and lengthy. CLICK ON ANY EVENT to see mor...
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I learned about this site from Shelly Terrell's post on Crafting the ePerfect Textbook to Graham Stanley's post here http://blog-efl.blogspot.ae/2014/01/tracking-conferences-and-connecting.html. Tyson Seburn is crowd-sourcing this site to which users can post their events. Let's do it.

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Howard Rheingold's lectures & interviews

Howard Rheingold's lectures & interviews | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Howard Rheingold's public talks and lectures
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A nice find from Facebook this morning, 19 lectures on YouTube to be watched or rendered into mp3 for listening to while multitasking.

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14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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You're tending towards multiliterate the more familiar you are with these 14 concepts:

1 - Adaptive Learning
2 - Virtual Classroom
3 - MOOCS
4 - Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Learning
5 - Blended Learning
6 - Flipped Classroom
7 - Self-directed Learning
8 - Learning Management Systems
9 - Cloud Based Learning
10 - Mobile Learning
11 - Course Management System ( CMS )
12 - E-learning
13 - 1:1 Technology
14- Gamification

 

Any others?

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Susan's curator insight, January 3, 7:27 AM

May our learning never end...

J. Mark Schwanz's comment, January 3, 11:10 AM
digital citizenship and leadership
J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 3, 11:20 AM

Yes. This list is a good summary. I think we need to add a few basic competencies:

  1. Data bases and data systems
  2. Blogs and social networking
  3. Digital citizenship and leadership 
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Terms & Conditions: Vizify knows everything about you (updated)

Terms & Conditions: Vizify knows everything about you (updated) | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Vizify collects a ton of personal information about its users. Luckily, it's data-sharing policies are no worse than any other site on the Web.
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I recently became aware of Vizify, an online service that can make eye-candy from access you provide it to as many social networking sites you accept to include in your profile. The eye-candy is the carrot, but you should be award of the stick. Andrew Couts provides a balanced report on the potential downside of such services "You should realize that by using Vizify at all, you are exposing yourself to anyone who finds your profile – meaning none of the information you add to your Vizify account is private at all.
If you don’t want your Vizify profile to be accessible to anyone who googles your name, just go into your privacy settings, and mark your profile as private.
While Vizify does not pass along information that identifies you specifically to third parties, it does give third party companies access to aggregate data of its users. Furthermore, Vizify does say that it allows third-party Web beacons and trackers on its site, and that none of the information collected by those Web trackers is covered by the company’s privacy policy. In short, Vizify is just as bad as nearly every other site on the Web. Surprise!"

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Screencast-O-Matic SuperQuickStart Guide - Google Drive


Via Peggy George
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This is a nice presentation on Google Drive that explains the screencast-o-matic paid and free features pretty well. It's one of Peggy George's curated items on
http://www.scoop.it/t/screencasting-for-online-learning/, worth a look if you're keen on flipping your class and engaging your students in creating content online

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Gene Carboni's curator insight, December 28, 2013 8:55 AM

I've been using Screencast-O-Matic for a few years. My students use it to publish lab assignments.

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George Siemens: Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge

While more and more knowledge is available to us, the amount of time for us to pay attention to it remains the same. What kind of knowledge will be needed in...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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George Siemens is highly articulate on how educators need to adjust their frameworks for knowledge development in our current interconnected era. In this interview he explains in simple terms how he sees these frameworks. At several junctures the the interviewer reads passages from his writing and asks him what he meant by that, and again, he answers in such a way that tries to connect with the average Canadian listener.  You can download an mp3 rendition of this interview here: 

http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/71172972/George%20Siemens_%20Changing%20Schools%2C%20Changing%20Knowledge.mp3

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:11 AM

They jury is still out on what schools of the future will consider core knowledge. What is certain is student-centered and relevant learning. More than a simple trend, personalized learning points to better student-teacher relationships and personal knowledge profiles. Technology can do a lot but dialogue and constructivism are here to stay.

Lia Goren's curator insight, January 2, 9:42 PM

Una interesante entrevista a George Siemens. De qué se trata el conocimiento y como pensar de manera compleja el ámbito de lo educativo y el aprender. 

Jeroen Boon's curator insight, January 12, 2:34 PM

Connectivism is a learning theory for the digital age. Learning has changed over the last several decades. The theories of behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism provide an effect view of learning in many environments. They fall short, however, when learning moves into informal, networked, technology-enabled arena.

#connectivism #peeragogy #knowmadsociety

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Connectivism and MOOCs: The Web We Weave

Connectivism and MOOCs: The Web We Weave | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A timely post by Brandon Hoover for the start of MultiMOOC 2014, giving a background on connectivism and its connection to MOOCs, exactly what http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com is about.

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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, November 23, 2013 6:26 AM

Connettivismo e e-Learning 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Great visual and information

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:46 PM

This appears to have precious little to do with MOOCS, but it talks about Twitter as a personal learning network, which is partly how we tried to use it in ABTS1000 last year. Getting students to network - whether through the LMS, through Facebook, or through Twitter or some other online tool - seems to be a key challenge to developing this connectivist approach as part of routine teaching and learning. Interested in any ideas people have about ways to inspire student networking ...

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Connected teaching and learning: The uses and implications of connectivism in an online class

Connected teaching and learning: The uses and implications of connectivism in an online class | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Connected teaching and learning: The uses and implications of connectivism in an online class

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Interesting, this is what we are toying with in our MultiMOOC EVO session, only we are not a MOOC (not enough people, so our session is ABOUT MOOCs and connectivism :-)

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, November 12, 2013 7:42 AM
ABSTRACT

 

An instructor tried using connectivism to teach an online graduate Education course called Teaching in a Virtual World. As a way to embody the many connections inherent in the group, all members of the class created and taught modules of their own choosing to each other. The instructor and two former students reflected together online in depth about their experience and coded their joint understandings. Schwab's commonplaces of curriculum emerged in the data, demonstrating that it is still current. They found that the course, however, was not completely connectivist due to limitations emanating from its operation within a traditional university setting.

 
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Listly List - Google Communities

Listly List - Google Communities - Psychology of G+ Community Engagement, Using Google Plus with Learners, 11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, Google Plus Communities - Complete User...
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This is an interesting share from Shelly Terrell on EVO Moderators Google Community. Explore Google communities here and learn their many affordances.

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Natasa's blog: Week 2 - On Badges, Enforced Independence and Dream Ebooks

Natasa's blog: Week 2 - On Badges, Enforced Independence and Dream Ebooks | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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Natasa posted her cross-MOOC reflections to #multiMOOC and to the other EVO sessions and MOOCs she is learning from. Her post is an appreciated model for participation in the EVO MultiMOOC Multiliteracies session.

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Natasa Bozic Grojic's comment, February 6, 7:50 PM
Thank you, Vance. That's why I keep coming to MultiMOOC every year. Learning how to participate doesn't come overnight.
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Vance Stevens: Chaos in Learning and its Resolution through Networking

Vance Stevens: Chaos in Learning and its Resolution through Networking | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Download Audio mp3:  Thanks to Benjamin Stewart for providing the audio file Sun Jan 26 - MultiMOOC and YLTSIG EVO sessions joint event Presented as an Electronic Village Online event for Week 2 (D...
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Presented as an Electronic Village Online event for Week 2 (Declaration) in MultiMOOC EVO session as well as a Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers YLTSIG EVO event, this talk explores the role of chaos in the learning process and discusses how the MOOC framework is potentially suited to helping learners achieve deeper learning through connectivist means of resolving that chaos. This post links to the Adobe Connect recording and provides a downloadable mp3 version.

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Presented as an Electronic Village Online event for Week 2 (Declaration) in MultiMOOC EVO session as well as a Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers YLTSIG EVO event, this talk explores the role of chaos in the learning process and discusses how the MOOC framework is potentially suited to helping learners achieve deeper learning through connectivist means of resolving that chaos. This post links to the Adobe Connect recording and provides a downloadable mp3 version.

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Open Badge Factory is now open for piloting

Open Badge Factory is now open for piloting | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
January 15, 2014 - Oulu, Finland — Discendum, a Finnish member of the Mozilla Open Badges community, has launched version 1.0 of the Open Badge Factory service.
Open Badge Factory (OBF) is a...
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Mozilla open badges, what's not to like?

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The Learning Revolution

The Learning Revolution | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
The Learning Revolution is a social network
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As if we were all underwhelmed with online events, or in case you had an evening free and were wondering how to connect, here's yet another calendar chock full of connectivist learning opportunities from one of Steve Hargadon's latest projects, The Learning Revolution

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Down to the wire: MultiMOOC 2.014 starts Monday

Down to the wire: MultiMOOC 2.014 starts Monday | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
I hope to keep this blog ticking over, as well as my one at during the EVO sessions January 13 to February 16, 2014.  At this writing we are just two days short of our start date.  In this post I h...
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This blog post paves the way for the start of the EVO session MultiMOOC, which begins January 13, 2014.  All are welcome to join then or along the way

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Normalisation Revisited: The Effective Use of Technology in Language Education

Normalisation Revisited: The Effective Use of Technology in Language Education | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Normalisation Revisited: The Effective Use of Technology in Language Education
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I came across this article today, an impressive case for normalization of technological innovation in language education that scales the concept beyond CALL (to SMALL, as I argue in a draft work-in-progress shared here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GWVtAH2yfp5tL3bdMg58_M5Deq36Ot_jQ_w8rflsGuA/edit?usp=sharing)

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Feedly Was Stealing Your Content — Here’s the Story, And Their Code

Feedly Was Stealing Your Content — Here’s the Story, And Their Code | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Last week, Feedly rolled out a controversial new "feature" -- hijacking feed links to steal traffic from millions of bloggers.
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Along the lines of my last scoop here, what to watch out for when dealing in social networks ... Feedly rose to the top of the heap when Google pulled the plug on its popular Reader, but apparently they've been naughty, redirecting interaction to bloggers' posts to their own site (such mis-directs subtract from number of hits, which could, among other downsides, prevent a post from going viral).  

 

However, thanks to James Bruce, they've been busted, their code antics parsed and revealed, and to summarize "Basically, Feedly went about creating a kind of slimmed down reading experience, but the way they went about it — rewriting links to propagate their own service through subsequent social shares was pretty damned disgusting. This isn’t the only bad move Feedly has made recently either – last month, they began requiring log in with Google+ accounts (having seen how well Google+ login is working for YouTube, I guess), but that too was quickly reverted. The lesson is — you might want to start finding an alternative feedreader,"

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Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram's utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram's utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Wolfram gave me a glimpse under the hood in an hour-long conversation. And I have to say, what I saw was amazing.
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How does Stephen Wolfram envisage a world of knowledge in a search engine that can generate apps that know what Wolfram Alpha knows?  “Just as we curate knowledge, we also curate APIs, devices, and digital information,” says Wolfram. “So just as we know things about Ecuador, we also know things about the Twitter API – just as you get the population of Ecuador, you can learn something about the Twitter API.” With Wolfram’s ability to create apps quickly, that’s a game-changer.  You may have to read this article more than once to get an inkling how it hangs together.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Via Jay Cross
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This infographic places a learning theories at a glance and at your fingertips (in case you are swiping it on an iPad)

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Gary Carnow's curator insight, December 1, 2013 4:47 PM

Excellent overview.

Vinicius Villaca's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:47 AM

The big map.

Susan B Spero's curator insight, December 21, 2013 11:04 AM

Great map of learning theory. 

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25 tips and tools to make Google Drive better

25 tips and tools to make Google Drive better | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Get the most out of Google Drive with these 25 tips, tools, and tweaks for power users
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How to become a power user of Google Drive in 25 helpful steps

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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what's not to like :-)

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Portia Chandler's curator insight, January 2, 8:32 AM

Great List!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 4:34 PM

Must check out these channels!

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 23, 4:32 PM

Great, great, great!

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MyWebRoom | Ultimate web destination

MyWebRoom | Ultimate web destination | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it

Via Nik Peachey
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Interesting, from Nik Peachey

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callooh's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:43 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachy for this resource

Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:28 PM

Now this is just awesome. 3d room where you can embed lesson resources.  gotta try this one

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:38 PM

This is a customizable personal space. I think I like it!

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9 Web Conferencing Platforms for Education and Collaboration 2.0: What Should Your Organization Use?

9 Web Conferencing Platforms for Education and Collaboration 2.0: What Should Your Organization Use? | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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This seems to cover all the bases, from free up to $99/mo.

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