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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. [Scroll down for list of contents] Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015
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What a wonderful resource (Open Textbook!)

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The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Teaching and Learning with The New York Times
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Here is a good resource for teachers to both a) help bring current events into the classroom and b) help students analyze media.

 

Like Time magazine, it is wise for The Times to create teaching resources to help teachers and students.

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BBC - World Service - Home

BBC - World Service - Home | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
International news, analysis and information from the BBC World Service.
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This is a wonderful radio project on the future of books. Great interviews and great insight

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Will you be employable in the next 5 years?

Will you be employable in the next 5 years? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Google's Ad revenue is now bigger than the entire U.S.A. print industry.

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Gulp!  You are not going to forget this website.  I fully support Mitch Joel. I am so thankful for his countrless free podcasts and blogs that have helped me through the years. I hope that his new book sells well.  In Cntrl-Alt-Delete, Joel discusses the many reasons why businesses and workers both need to reboot our careers.  I've enjoyed his insights via about five podcasts this past month as he is making the circuits among many power bloggers in our industry. The experts love this guy and I can see why!  I believe that I have heard every one of his podcasts for the pase four years.  I highly endorse his opinions.

 

 

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An Eye On New Media 2013

Here is the 2013 version of my textbook that I curated for my students at Hannam University's Linton Global College.  Next year's vesion will include more of the teacher's notes that I share with my students.  I hope that it is helpful for you.  If you would like a free PDF version of the book, send me an email at kenmorrison30 (at) yahoo (dot) com or download it at the slideshare site.

 

I put a lot of work into the 2012 version.  I feel that it passed the test of time. There are some updates and additions in this version.  I also decreased the size of many images to make it less expensive to print.

 

Please please please support the real authors of this content.   I took great effort to give credit where it is due. I aimed to show my students how they could access enough free info on the web that was of equal or greater value than the wonderful information found in expensive textbooks. Feel free to share and please support the true authors of this book in any way you can (money, likes, blog comments, links, etc.) I am simply the currator of this content.

  

Would you like to see the output of this class?  Here is a collection of the Scoop.it curation sites which my students created to help them prepare for their future goals or research topics:

http://www.scoop.it/t/scoop-it-students

 

 

 

Ken

 

PS.  I simply love podcasts and I listen to more than 1000 per year.  I am planning on sharing some of my favorite tips that I learn from my daily podcasts at:

http://filterfailure.blogspot.kr

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I put a lot of work into the 2012 version.  I feel that it passed the test of time. Thank you for the quality suggestions, support and feedback. There are some updates and additions in this version.  I also decreased the size of many images to make it less expensive to print.

 

Please please please support the real authors of this content.   I took great effort to give credit where it is due. I aimed to show my students how they could access enough free info on the web that was of equal or greater value than the wonderful information found in expensive textbooks. Feel free to share and please support the true authors of this book in any way you can (money, likes, blog comments, links, etc.) I am simply the currator of this content.

  

Ken

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Min Kim's comment, April 8, 2013 10:02 PM
Thank you for sharing your awesome work! This curation definitely helped me a lot in understanding what new media trends are. Please keep the great work!
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켄모리슨 교수님이 자신이 제작한 2013년 교재 "An Eye On New Media" 를 공유했다. 소셜미디어와 구글 아마존등 온라인 거물들의 역사와 지도자들을 간단하게 담아냈으며, 어떻게 하면 개인이나 집단이 이런 소셜미디어의 세계에서 성공할 수 있는지에 대한 많은 기사와 정보들을 모아놨다.

 

My professor from Linton Global College, Ken Morrison, has made his 2013 version curated book "An Eye on New Media". This curated book contains much information about how current social media was established and how  our new meida trend will change over time. 2012 version of this book really helped me a lot understanding the fundamental knowledge about media. 

 

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Tim Ferriss on Mastering Any Skill

Behind the Brand host Bryan Elliott talks to best-selling author of The 4-Hour Chef, life-hacker, entrepreneur and possibly the new Most Interesting Man in t...
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:56 PM

The enthusiastic Tim Ferriss is changing publishing history.  Here are the writings that make him think:

1,000 True Fans:
http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/03/1000_true_fans.phpThe 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Marketing-Violate/dp/0887306667

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
http://www.dailywritingtips.com/book-review-bird-by-bird/

 

On Writing Well
http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Nonfiction/dp/0060891548Letters to a Fiction Writer

http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Fiction-Writer-Frederick-Busch/dp/0393320618

 
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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Having student's work in a published form creates an atmosphere of accountability.  Here are some easy to use tools to publish their work electronically.

 

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Welcome to Open Library (Open Library)

Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway.

Wow. Today I learned that Demand Progress cofounder Aaron Swartz helped found Reddit, watchdog.net, and this great site.
I knew that he was big, I didn't know that he started this site also. 

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Sourcefabric - Open Source Platform to Write & Publish Books

Sourcefabric - Open Source Platform to Write & Publish Books | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The open source platform to write and publish print and digital books.
Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface.

 

Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES, Zaq Mosher
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China: ‘We have indeed underestimated the severity of the external economic situation.’

China: ‘We have indeed underestimated the severity of the external economic situation.’ | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Quartz is a serious new entry into the online magazine arena

 

 

How hard will China land? So far, the government has tried to assuage investors with strong steps to ease the effects of slowing growth.

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An exhaustive study of technology's effect on universities 201

An exhaustive study of technology's effect on universities 201 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

 

Ken's Key 

Faculty has mixed reviews on interacting with students online outside of LMS.  Social Media is attributed to higher levels of productivity, creativity, and stress.

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The Washington Post Launches Platform for Crowdsourcing

The Washington Post Launches Platform for Crowdsourcing | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I worked for The Washington Post Company's CableOne Advertising, and I went to the same university where Rob Curley graduated.  Curley started pushing the Post in this direction a few years back, before he left the post.  He had some great ideas, but lacked resources and interns to make them happen. I appreciated his passion for local news and global news.

Ken

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Original post from Howard Rheingold:

If it is done right, this could be a collective intelligence platform as well as a crowdsourcing tool for journalists and an experiment in the public sphere. -- Howard

 

"The Washington Post today announced it has launched a new platform for crowdsourcing. “Crowd Sourced” is The Post’s special feature that allows Post journalists to ask questions about today’s concerns and begin a conversation about these issues. Users will be able to answer those questions and vote for the ideas they value most, so the most popular responses are surfaced on the page."

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Top Tech Trends & People of 2012 (Focus on New Media Communications)

Here is the textbook that I created/curated for teaching my New Media Technology class during the Spring semester of 2012 at Hannam University's Linton Global College. I took great effort to give credit where it is due. I aimed to show my students how they could access enough free info on the web that was of equal or greater value than the wonderful information found in expensive textbooks. Feel free to share and please support the true authors of this book in any way you can (money, likes, blog comments, links, etc.) I am simply the currator of this content.

If you would like a free tablet-friendly PDF file, just email me at kenmorrison30 @ yahoo.com (no spaces)

 

P.S. There are some typos and honest mistakes in this textbook, but I am comfortable sharing it as is. I am excited to redesign it for next semester.

Ken

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Toni Plourde's comment, February 1, 2013 2:47 PM
Thanks for the PDF ! It's great!
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BookShout Store: Free for a limited time...

BookShout Store: Free for a limited time... | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Some are better than others of course.  Updated often and many others at reasonable prices!

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Should you get Amazon's new e-book subscription service?

Should you get Amazon's new e-book subscription service? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Here's how Kindle Unlimited compares with other "Netflix for books" services
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Things just got interesting as Amazon releases "Kindle Unlimitted" service. You can borrow 10 books at a time from their library of 600,00 for $10 a month.

 

Other options include Oyster and Scribd at similar monthly prices.

Ken's Key Takeaway:
The contracts with publishers is what will determine your satisfaction.  For example, I wish Amazon had a contract with Penguin Publishing. Those books will not be included in this service.  Each service offers a 30-day trial so choose wisely.

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Big News of The Day: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250M

Big News of The Day: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250M | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Long-running political newspaper the Washington Post has been sold to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the post announced today.
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Whoa!!!!

The big take-away is that Bezos says that this is completely separate from Amazon.

Ken's Question:  Will this affect CableONE, which is owned by The Washington Post?  How About Kaplan University?  Could they all be merged in some genious way with Amazon?

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The Past & Future of Infographics

The Past & Future of Infographics | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

It could be argued that early caveman actually invented infographics.

 

It wasn’t until 1626, however, that infographics were published in the book Rosa Ursina Sive Sol by Christoph Scheiner. His illustrations clearly and concisely demonstrated the rotation patterns of the Sun. After that, infographics appeared regularly in a variety of other publications.

 

In the 1970’s, The Sunday Times, an award-winning British newspaper, began using infographics to make the news more interesting. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, other newspapers began following suit.

 

By the turn of the 21st century, new technologies emerged that enabled a host of companies to create infographics quickly and easily. Infographics slowly began making their way onto websites, in magazines, products and games...


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Seth's Blog: Is the new Kindle Zero the sign of things to come?

Seth's Blog: Is the new Kindle Zero the sign of things to come? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
It was always going to happen, but most of us didn't think it would happen so soon. Every Kindle has been cheaper than the one before it... This afternoon, Amazon is going to announce the Kindle Zero, (screenshot) the first...
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Wow.  That happened fast.  Seth Godin talks about the implications surrounding Amazon's new free Kindle

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Hangyu Lee's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:09 AM

Do you think it can be happend in Korea? Korea E-book market is grown up last few years, but there is not enough needs to promote like this. 

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Michael Hyatt | Intentional Leadership

Michael Hyatt | Intentional Leadership | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Michael Hyatt’s thoughts on leading with purpose, personal productivity, book publishing, and social media.
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Through much of the third quarter of 2012, I kept hearing the nam of Micahel Hyatt repeated by my favorite podcasters and authors.  I have been subscribing and reading his email newsletter since October.  I am impressed with his ideas and action.

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I'm a huge Michael Hyatt fan, too, Ken! Good stuff!
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New E-Textbooks Will Tattle To Professors About Students' Reading Habits #edtech

New E-Textbooks Will Tattle To Professors About Students' Reading Habits #edtech | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

These smart eReaders by Coursesmart will tell a teacher how long a student spends on each page, how many pages are read and take a 'guess" at how engaged the students was (pinching? scrolling?)

 

This should be interestings

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Listening Post - Feature: Behind paywalls

Ken's Key Takeaway.

A nice review of the very recent history of newspaper publishing paywalls.  Clay Shirky and the quality Al Jazerra reporter do a good job in explaining this new game-changing practice.

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Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

They reference S. Korea a few times. They need to be careful in thinking that what works in one system will work in another.  With that said, I am a fan of the potential of being able to update textbooks much more quickly and customize them for your lessons.  I also like the idea of parents being able to download the same book as the students.

Ken

 

 

WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.

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Google Ngram Viewer

Google Ngram Viewer | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Today I learned about Ngram Viewer by Google.  Google has been rapidly digitizing books.  They want to organize all of the worlds information.  By doing this, they are able to chart word usage through the history of the printed word.  Ngram allows you plot a graph with the history of words.   In this simple example, I chose the compare the  words curation (blue) vs curate (red)

 

After looking at the chart, you may be  trying to recall what happenened in the second century of the 1800s?  Here's some non-academic help: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090211144907AATu5Ux

 

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Teacher fired for not helping school steal from students

Teacher fired for not helping school steal from students | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I value textbooks.  I still have some of mine from my college days.

 

An art/media teacher from the USA got fired for not 'buying in to' the school's for profit policy partnership to sell/rent online digital books to students.  They are expensive, not needed (in his class) and they 'expire' so the students can not keep them as a resource.  I am happy that the web and his students is coming to his defense.  I hope that he gets another job soon where he feels valued.  Unfortunately, he may have to move or make a long commute to find a new job.  not fair!  How do you feel?

 

Ken

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Google says book scanning didn't cost authors a single sale

Google says book scanning didn't cost authors a single sale | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The long-running lawsuit over Google's decision to scan millions of books could be nearing the end game.

 

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What do you think?

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