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50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs

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Our First Annual Selection of the Best IT Blogs...

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How BYOD Fits Into The Insanely Crowded World Of Education Technology | Edudemic

How BYOD Fits Into The Insanely Crowded World Of Education Technology | Edudemic | My Gems | Scoop.it

The BYOD discussion is commonly framed on the basis of a few well-worn, hotly-debated issues. But let’s revisit BYOD in a different light: What can education learn from businesses that have been pioneering the BYOD model in recent years?


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50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs

50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs | My Gems | Scoop.it
Our First Annual Selection of the Best IT Blogs...

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Ancient Social Networks Mirror Today's | News | The Harvard Crimson

Ancient Social Networks Mirror Today's | News | The Harvard Crimson | My Gems | Scoop.it
Ancient human social networks exhibited several of the same properties as those of modern networks, a new Nature study suggests. The study, co-authored by professor of sociology Nicholas A. Christakis, is “one of the first, ...

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PARTICIPATORY SENSING 1/4 – the data-citizen driven city

PARTICIPATORY SENSING 1/4 – the data-citizen driven city | My Gems | Scoop.it

Once there is a critical mass of participants, distributed citizen sensor networks will reveal new emerging patterns that will lead to a new collective intelligence. Citizens will soon become aware of the political power of data and they will begin to get organized in local work groups to develop new strategies to improve their neighbourhoods. The massive adoption of sensors will bring their price down, allowing anyone to participate in the extension of this smart city data layer, regardless of their income.....


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Internet Time Alliance | Integrating learning into the workflow.

Internet Time Alliance | Integrating learning into the workflow. | My Gems | Scoop.it

New Website: At the Internet Time Alliance we develop strategies to help organizations learn, work, and innovate in the 21st century.

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The Internet Is Full | Visual.ly

The Internet Is Full | Visual.ly | My Gems | Scoop.it
A depiction of just how much content flows onto the web every day and an argument for the need for curation and curators.

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Beth Kanter's comment, November 15, 2011 10:44 AM
I saw saw this and was going to scoop.it, but got distracted. So, I thought to myself, I bet Robin grabbed it and here it is .... I like these infographics because they're great to include in presentations - this one to make the point about why content curation is important ....
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Glad you left to me and picked up in my new package!
Robin Good's comment, November 15, 2011 11:22 AM
Hi Jack, no problem at all. Thank you again!
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Lady Gaga’s Ultimate Google Analytics Video

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October 30, 2011 4:12:34 AM EDT · 25 views Google went Gaga for Lady Gaga in March 2011 as she arrived at the GooglePlex for an interview. Lady Gaga holds the world record as the most downloaded artist in history. The Lady Gaga Google analytics “Power Introduction” Video revealing Lady Gaga search trends and spikes is something worth seeing.

 


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The 6 Pillars Of Steve Jobs's Design Philosophy

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Beyond some phenomenal products, Steve Jobs helped define exactly what good design meant for the computer age. Here are his most enduring ideals.


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Internet Time Alliance, Book Promotion - Berlin, 2010

Internet Time Alliance, Book Promotion - Berlin, 2010 | My Gems | Scoop.it

Jay Cross, Harold Jarche and myself in Berlin, it was a fantastic day out and as you can see the Working Smarter book, hot off the press at the time, got promoted in some very interesting places! Here's my write up of that day... http://goo.gl/5LMCC

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Technology In Education - Why?

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A free online community devoted solely to education in the 21st Century. Communicate, Collaborate, Network, Share and Learn. We have so much to talk about. (RT @21stCenturyTch: "Technology In Education - Why?

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Insights from #DevLearn 2011

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After two days of monitoring the backchannel tweets at DevLearn 2011, here are my top 20 insights. The full collection of curated tweets can be found here.
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Schooling The World: The White Man's Last Burden

"If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children."


 


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New Curation Tool: Snip.it Lets You Collect and Share Web Content That Matters to You | Mashable

New Curation Tool: Snip.it Lets You Collect and Share Web Content That Matters to You | Mashable | My Gems | Scoop.it

Snip.it, a startup launching this week in private beta, helps you collect web content you want to save with your voice.

 

Adeeb, formerly a principal at Khosla Ventures, founded Snip.it as a place where people can create collections. They’re comprised of content and opinions — appropriately termed “snips” — and they can be saved privately, or shared with friends and strangers.

 

Snip.it users clip content as they browse the web, just as they would do using any other bookmarklet, add a little commentary of their own and then plop their digital discoveries into collections.

 

You can think of collections as elegantly styled, topic-themed buckets for storing the web content that relates to your interests. And you can use your collections for personal reference or as curation tools to publicly demonstrate your expertise and subject-matter knowledge....

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Guy Kawasaki's Social Media Decoder

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Neat back of the napkin take on social media tools. Twitter=percetions, Facebook=people, Pinterest=pictures, Google+=passions.


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Why the euro is doomed to fall apart: it was an incredibly stupid idea in the first place – Telegraph Blogs

Why the euro is doomed to fall apart: it was an incredibly stupid idea in the first place – Telegraph Blogs | My Gems | Scoop.it
The euro is doomed to fall apart: no, not because I'm some nasty man in UKIP but because the basic idea was such a terrible one.
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Network

"Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network." < Food for thought.


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Curate Content and News Directly From Within Wordpress: The Storify WP Plugin

Curate Content and News Directly From Within Wordpress: The Storify WP Plugin | My Gems | Scoop.it

Content curation tool Storify is now directly accessible to all WordPress users. A new plugin allows to take advantage of all of the powerful aggregation, search and curation features available in Storify, right inside your WordPress account.

 

Key features of the Storify WP Plugin include:

 

Embed stories with ease — simply paste the URL to the story, and WordPress takes care of the rest.
  Easily add your stories to posts — just click the Storify button in the standard WordPress editor, and select from a list of your most recent stories.
  Create new stories and edit existing ones right from your WordPress dashboard.
  Adds SEO-friendly versions of your stories to each post, ensuring that your stories get properly index by search engines.
  Allows users with filtered html restrictions to embed stories.
  Extensive API to customize the plugin's functionality to meet your needs

 

Screenshots: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/storify/screenshots/  FAQ: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/storify/faq/  Find out more: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/storify/  (Curated by Robin Good)
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Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research]

Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research] | My Gems | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.

 

By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.

 

It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.

 

And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.

 

The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 

 

 

Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:

 

1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

 

2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

 

3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

 

4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings

 

5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

 

6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

 

7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

 

8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

 

9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

 

10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

 

Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10

 

 

Executive Summary of the Report: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-work-skills-executive-summary.pdf&nbsp;

 

Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-skills-2020-research-report.pdf&nbsp;&nbsp;


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Karen du Toit's comment, December 20, 2011 5:55 AM
Thanks! Great info!
Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 4:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
janlgordon's comment, December 20, 2011 4:56 PM
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Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
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A New Way To Create Data-Rich Visual Content Extracting Meaningful Data From The Web: Silk

This looks like an interesting and promising tool for content curators of different kinds. Silk specializes in extracting data from existing sources in novel ways by simplifying the way we query and access it.


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Elle D'Coda's comment, November 11, 2011 3:01 AM
I want....:-)
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The Crisis Explained Visually To The Uniniated

The Short and Simple Story of the Credit Crisis. Crisisofcredit.com 


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The 16% Rule: The Secret to Accelerating Diffusion of Innovation

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"Over the last few months I have had the pleasure of presenting The 16% Rule, my theory on accelerating diffusion of innovation..."


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7 Things That Personalization Algorithms Do Poorly

7 Things That Personalization Algorithms Do Poorly | My Gems | Scoop.it

Eli Pariser is concerned that web personalization is only showing us content we "like," and not content we need. But he proposed some solutions at the Mashable Media Summit.

Interesting to see Eli Pariser advocate a mix between algorithms and social human interaction. Isn't that humanrithm?


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Curating the Curators

Curating the Curators | My Gems | Scoop.it

Ever since social curation became a hot trend and platforms like Scoop.it started to democratize its usage, a question has been asked: if there are more and more curators, how do you curate the curators?

 

I believe we're building the answers to that and I like very much the guidelines given in this article by Robin Good - someone to definitely a to be put in the "good" curators group. It is great food for thoughts for the evolution of curation platforms and how to improve concepts we introduced like the Scoop.it Score, the first of its kind and that we started to experiment with a few weeks ago.

 

The whole debate makes me want to write a follow-up as there would be too much to say as just a comment. But in the meantime I recommend to read these guidelines as they're clearly very good points. Clearly everyone will benefit from levelling up the playing field in social curation and Robin is showing a clear path here.

 

One comment I'd make is that this post and this debate makes me really happy: a year ago, social curation had to demonstrate its value against algorithmic filtering as this Quora question illustrates. Since then, Panda gave a tough time to filters, which were already losing traction as I pointed out back then on TechCrunch.

 

Today, the debate has shifted to the next level. It's both fascinating and a great news for social media.


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janlgordon's comment, November 4, 2011 9:23 AM
Robin, I love what Guillaume said here - you are definitely paving the way for the rest of us. Thank you for bringing this post to my attention, I really appreciate it. I have more to say and will post later today.
Beth Kanter's comment, November 5, 2011 8:11 AM
This is a fantastic post - thank you. I like how you lay out the skills of a good curator. Excellent for those us who are trying to teach this skill or improve our own practice.
Beth Kanter's comment, November 6, 2011 8:21 AM
This post, plus the commentary on Janl Gordon's curation of this article had given me great food for thought. It's prompted a blog post.
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#DevLearn Storified

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Expanding the possibilities for learning requires a sharp focus on many facets of the learning equation.
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17 things I wish I’d known when starting my first business

17 things I wish I’d known when starting my first business | My Gems | Scoop.it
Growing up I was surrounded by entrepreneurs. All of my uncles on my mom’s side of the family ran successful businesses, and I learned that working for yourself was a great way to improve your lifestyle.

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