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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast397: Takeaways from and Reflections on the 2012 EDUCAUSE Conference

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast397: Takeaways from and Reflections on the 2012 EDUCAUSE Conference | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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To start us off on our MultiMOOC course at http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com I decided to make this post our first 

KEYNOTE talk. I had asked Wes to talk to us a bit about MOOCs in one of our live Sunday sessions (look here for the schedule:http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents), but he wrote back and told me he was not enough of an authority on that particular topic (as he explains in his keynote). But Wes is one of those people who can facilitate knowledge as effectively asynchronously as synchronously.  On my 1.5 hour commute to work this morning I listened to him speak from his own road journey, as he explains here:http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2012/12/01/podcast397-takeaways-from-and-reflections-on-the-2012-educause-conference/ ;

This is a “podcast from the road” by Wesley Fryer reflecting on the 2012 EDUCAUSE conference. In the podcast Wes discusses learning management systems including the free/beta LMS OpenClass from Pearson, Kuali open source solutions for higher education, badge-based learning initiatives and tools, open journals / open academic publishing, Wolfram Alpha, MOOCs and native mobile apps vs mobile websites.

 Here he runs the gamut of current issues in educational technology, touches on MOOCs, and as always, provides insights which you are unlikely to get anywhere else in the time it takes you to listen to a single podcast.
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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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Get Your App Smashing Juices Flowing!

Get Your App Smashing Juices Flowing! | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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App Smashing seems to be a current buzz. This refers to lesson plans on iPads using a combination of apps all working together to empower the student to produce a product. This post gives three examples, and there's this webinar next month: Taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge! with Joe Dale
23 07. 2014  17:00h  18:30h GMT at : https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/joedale/; more Info: http://v.gd/joedale

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The 23 Most Influential Twitter Users in EdTech

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Educators tend to be extremely active Twitter users. We follow hundreds of interesting teachers, professors, bloggers, developers, industry pundits and others involved in EdTech .

We’ve rounded up 23 Twitter users who are some of our favourite to follow and influential members of the EdTech community in their own right.

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This is a great starter post for educators wishing to kick-start their PLNs (personal learning networks, PLE, environments) by learning who to follow on Twitter. Experienced Twitter educators will find new colleagues to follow here as well, worth a look.

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14 Google Glass Innovative Uses In Education

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14 Google Glass Innovative Uses In Education

Google Glass is finding its way into almost every industry, with applications in healthcare, construction, gaming, tourism, and law enforcement. Gartner believes that smartglasses will save the field se...
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As #glass and wearable technologies near mainstream, here is one of many posts suggesting the soon-to-be obvious ways that educators might utilize them

This post comes in Slideshare format as well: http://www.slideshare.net/ValaAfshar/14-google-glass
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3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic

3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom - Edudemic | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the dynamics between knowledge and the learner. There is an explosion of EdTech tools destined to gamify the …
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I'm not sure if Socrative, Kahoot, and FlipQuiz will 'gamify' your classroom in the truest sense of the word, but they will help you make games of simple classroom activities. This post succinctly reviews all three

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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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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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Maria's blog: Learn with Passion

Maria's blog: Learn with Passion | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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For some reason I like this post. Maria Bossa talks about how KEY educators have impacted her teaching and ability to learn through interaction and collaboration, heuristics she can pass on to her students

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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
We are living in an era of information overload.  So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shi...
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A comprehensive post by Sue Waters on curation, as we are doing here. This post is rich in tools for curation, has a video embed by Howard Rheingold speaking with Robin Good on curation, and itself has an infographic illustrating a curation cycle, which I reproduced in my own post on the topic, here: http://taedtechtp.blogspot.ae/2014/06/curation-through-blogging.html

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An interesting post rounding up useful tools. The approach to curating is inspiring, it spells out ground rules that make me want to become a better curator.

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36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom

36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
36 Ways To Use Wearable Technology In The Classroom
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While we're on the topic of wearable and HUD technologies, here is an infographic that illustrates many pros, cons, and possible uses in education

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Gamification is about Design, Not Technology « Karl Kapp

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Karl Kapp has written a book on Gamification (buy it thru the link in the sidebar) but in this short post makes the interesting observation that "Gamification is not bounded by technology or the need to be delivered online; it doesn’t have to be digital. Instead, gamification is a design sensibility ... Contrary to Marshall McLuhan’s assertion, I really think the medium is only the delivery vehicle, it is not the message (and lots of media research backs that assertion.)" For more on Gamification check out this conference Sat June 14, from 1400 GMT: http://ltsig.org.uk/events/future-events/220-1404-web-conference.html

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My Favorite iPad Apps

My Favorite iPad Apps | Multiliteracies | Scoop.it
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This is a very practical and informative post by Rehab Rajab on iPad apps and resources. It's always nice to be reminded and get perspectives on highly competent educators' choice of what works with iPad :-)

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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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May our learning never end...

J. Mark Schwanz's comment, January 3, 8:10 AM
digital citizenship and leadership
J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 3, 8:20 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 5:55 AM

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