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Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org

Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Howard Rheingold releases "Peerogogy 2.0"  it is a collection of techniques of collaborative work and techniques.  It is about how to help people learn together.

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Using Diigo for Collaborative Curation

Using Diigo for Collaborative Curation | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Recently I've had some inquiries about the best tool to use for a group to collaborate and share articles, videos, images, documents, etc. My initial thought was a wiki, but now that I've fully inv...
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Here is a great resource for using Diigo as a group collaboration exercise.

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Min Kim's comment, February 7, 2013 12:19 AM
Hi, Professor Morrison.Seems like another great tool that you can share with NMT class.
Min Kim's comment, February 7, 2013 12:28 AM
Thank you for sharing this.
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Mightybell | Create and organize projects with friends.

Mightybell | Create and organize projects with friends. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I've seen Mightbell in action.  I wasn't completely sold, but I probably should have tweeks my subscriptions.  I am interested in their unique selling proposition during the elections (see below)

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The presidential debates are in full swing. Online opinions are everywhere, yet no one wants to be entirely honest for fear of alienating co-workers, friends and family.

Discussing and sharing opinions about the upcoming election doesn't have to be a public endeavor. Instead, create a private space and invite only those whose opinions you trust. Once your group is assembled, you can:

Add articles straight from the web for instant discussion.

Upload videos from YouTube to start a conversation.

Ask questions about confusing facts and figures.

Chat in real time as you watch the debates.

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Wikipedia launches “world’s largest photo contest”

Wikipedia launches “world’s largest photo contest” | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Take a photo of your favorite (or nearest) monument and add to the creative commons collection of free photos available on one of the most accessed sites in the world.  Anyone who uses your photo is expected to give you credit.  This is a great opportunity for students, photographers, and any citizen who wants to contribute.

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Wikipedia is launching another massive photo contest to boost the number of free photos visible in WikiMedia Commons and available for illustrating Wikipedia stories.

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Free, Open Course with Dr. Curtis Bonk | blackBoard

Free, Open Course with Dr. Curtis Bonk | blackBoard | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Course Title: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success

 

Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments is crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.

 

Course Objectives:
Identify and apply relevant motivational strategies and instructional techniques

Construct thinking skill options for different types of learners and subjects

Design and share innovative thinking skill activities as well as unique cooperative learning

Map and apply instructional models and ideas to online learning tools

 

Course Duration: April 30th- June 4th ( A total of 5 weeks)

 

Enrollment is now open.


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What is MentorMob?

MentorMob: The Magic of the Learning Playlist
A "learning playlist" is a collection of sites organized by a user (teacher) to teach others any given: subject, topic, unit, etc. Best of all these playlists are very easy to create, can be embedded into a site, and be shared w/ others. Also, these playlists can be collaborated on by others to help stimulate and facilitate learning (if allowed by the creator). Plus, MM houses lots of playlists to choose from especially for education.

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MediaShift . Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential | PBS

MediaShift . Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential | PBS | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The book provides a thoughtful analysis of some major theories and discourses about the "always on" era, while at the same time giving new insights and practical advice about the literacies we need to thrive in this environment.

 

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Collaborative Discovery Engine - Crowdsourcing 2.0"

-The process of brainstorming has not changed in 60 years.

-The origin or canned food.

Hilary Clinton asked this professor to start opinionshpace

"Big data can generate big brainstorming"

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Ken Goldberg, Robotics Professor from UC Berkeley, announces Hybrid Wisdom Labs. This is to work as an "idea" platform to gauge and produce new thoughts.

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Reflections on Personal Learning Environments

He touches on differences between teaching and training.  Most of the focus is on his takeaways from theories about (and surrounding) personal learning environments.

He cares about scaffolding, having students create meaning, collaboration,

His really likes CBLM Collaborative Blended Learning Model by Maria Perifanou (previous post).

 

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Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration

I keep coming back to this talk.  Of course, Flickr is not exciting new technology any more.  But the theory and trends in the rest of the talk are still interesting.

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Content Curation: computers and humans creating collaborative intelligence - good summary

Content Curation: computers and humans creating collaborative intelligence - good summary | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

We don’t have a problem of “information overload”… we have a problem of “filter failure”. And even as you’re reading this massive money is being spent to create better filters. And the best filters are those which allow humans and computers to both do what they do best… in a new thing called “collaborative intelligence”.

 

Content Curation. We're starting to hear about it all over the place! But what is it?!

 

I think it's pretty simple. It's about organizing information. It's all the extra intelligence that's wrapped around raw information that makes it accessible, findable (is that a word), and meaningful to the right people at the right time.

It could be said that most journalists are really content curators. They don't usually write, so much as they organize and represent raw information from elsewhere, in a form that's better packages, timely and more meaningful to their specific readership.

 

Many bloggers do that. I'm one of those bloggers. I cover blogging and social media on this blog, but most of the time I'm doing a fine enough job if all I do is act as a filter for my readers, in helping them to get to the good stuff out there. And I do that by "editorializing" around the raw content I find out there... cutting bits out of it here and there, rewording it, explaining the context, making an argument around it, etc. That's curation!....

 

[read full article with videos and presentations http://j.mp/qkh7W0]


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Florence Gallez, Open Park Online News Production: A Proposal for a Code of Ethics for Collaborative Journalism in the Digital Age philiptan on USTREAM. Co...

Florence Gallez:Open Park Online News Production: A Proposal for a Code of Ethics for Collaborative Journalism in the Digital Age recorded on USTREAM. Conf...
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[Crowd Leader] Neil Perry: Building and Maintaining a Vibrant, Creative Crowd

[Crowd Leader] Neil Perry: Building and Maintaining a Vibrant, Creative Crowd | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Building a vibrant and growing crowd is easier and less expensive than you might think. Here are a few tips and best practices gleaned from several companies.

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Don't Call It A Mind-Meld: Human Brains Connect Via Internet : NPR

Don't Call It A Mind-Meld: Human Brains Connect Via Internet : NPR | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
In what they call "direct brain-to-brain communication in humans," researchers at the University of Washington say they've successfully passed signals from one mind to another via the Internet, without using surgical implants.
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"The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains," researcher Andrea Stocco says, in a release from the University of Washington. "We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain."

 
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Scribboard - a collaborative drawing app

Scribboard - a collaborative drawing app | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Scribboard is an online collaborative drawing app that lets you work on ideas, diagrams or simply scribble with your friends.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 6, 2013 11:50 AM

Scribboard works like an online whiteboard for one or several users.

It can be used in presentations as a visual means of group collaboration in real time to display group input, e.g. diagrams, mind maps, charts, drawings, text, video or images.

No download, no registration, make your board with one click.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:56 PM

Scribboard works like an online whiteboard for one or several users.

It can be used in presentations as a visual means of group collaboration in real time to display group input, e.g. diagrams, mind maps, charts, drawings, text, video or images.

No download, no registration, make your board with one click.

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:27 PM

Scribboard is an online collaborative drawing app that lets you work on ideas, diagrams or simply scribble with your friends.

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Collaborize Classroom-Tool for keeping your students engaged and participating

Collaborize Classroom-Tool for keeping your students engaged and participating | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Look'a promising as a powerful tool to engage students.

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Communication Theory - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Communication Theory - Wikibooks, open books for an open world | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An example of some of the great free books created at Wikibooks.org  I strongly feel that many of these are good enough to use in college classrooms.

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Howard Rheingold Online Course Available

Howard Rheingold Online Course Available | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Last March, I took the great opportunity to learn from author, TED speaker, and Stanford professor Howard Rheingold and about 25 dedicated students.  I highly encourage any of you to take part in this unique learning opportunity as he leads and connects passionate students about this changing online learning world.

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MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love

MentorMob - Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love...

MentorMob: The Magic of the Learning Playlist
A "learning playlist" is a collection of sites organized by a user (teacher) to teach others any given: subject, topic, unit, etc. Best of all these playlists are very easy to create, can be embedded into a site, and be shared w/ others. Also, these playlists can be collaborated on by others to help stimulate and facilitate learning (if allowed by the creator). Plus, MM houses lots of playlists to choose from especially for education.

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Opinion Space

Opinion Space | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Here is a high-tech effort of the US Government to attempt to harness the wisdom of crowds and individuals to suggest solutions to current problems.

There is a small audience at this point, so it is a great opportunity to join a small community that will hopefully grow in the future.

 

 

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Ken Morrison's comment, February 28, 2012 4:07 PM
Here is an additional link to the US Dept. blog discussing how they hope to use it.

http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/opinionspace_global_digital_conversation
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Surprising Findings About Mobile Worker Collaboration | Fast Company

Surprising Findings About Mobile Worker Collaboration | Fast Company | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The last few months have seen a spate of end of year surveys and forward-looking prediction reports that examine the workplace ‘digital transformation’ to a more collaborative work environment with greater worker mobility.
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3 Ways Content “Curation” Can Boost Content “Creation”

3 Ways Content “Curation” Can Boost Content “Creation” | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Content curation seems to be the only sanity-saving cure to information overload! Still, content marketers often face the dilemma of weighing the pros and cons of content creation versus content curation.

 

We have been looking at curation and creation as a two separate practices. Yet I beg to differ: content curation can give a huge boost to content creation and that is the key point I want to make in this article.

 

Content curation can help in refining created content in three different ways.


1. Curated Content Can Inspire Topics For Created Content...

2. Build On Curated Content To Create Your Own Content...

3. Use Curated Content As A “Teaser” To Drive Traffic To Your Own Content...

 

I can’t think of a better way to sum up this article than sharing the following quote:
"Strangely enough, curation shifts the balance of power back to brands and publications. While anyone can make content, the decision to gather it, and present it by trusted content curators has more risk, and therefore more value"...

 

[read full article http://j.mp/u6IJ4p]


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janlgordon's comment, November 22, 2011 3:21 PM
Hi Beth,
I agree with you, I love the feeling of community and the collective wisdom, and you know "curation resonates with me":-)
janlgordon's comment, November 22, 2011 3:22 PM
Thanks so much for rescooping and sharing on twitter:-)
Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project's comment, November 25, 2011 9:17 PM
This has me thinking critically about how we are integrating social media. Inviting interaction has been a huge challenge. We are stimulating new conversations in real world time, but that's not reflected in comments and so forth. I like using Scoop.It widgets to get the newest scoop onto the bog in a timely manner and take some time to reflect on post content.
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Creative Commons images and you: a quick guide for image users

Creative Commons images and you: a quick guide for image users | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
From the blogger who's looking to spice up a post to the hacker who needs a punchy image for her startup's Facebook ad, everyone is turning to freely and easily available Creative Commons content for a quick image fix.
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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » The Emerging, Collaborative Economy

Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » The Emerging, Collaborative Economy | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An Interview with the founder of Kickstarter.  A collaborative way of venture capitalism.

 

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