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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Curation is a valuable skill for today’s learner. In a culture of content overload, members that provide great content to their audience will be recognized leaders in network communities. Optimally, we equip students to differentiate good content from bad in preparation for their further education and careers. Curating an online topic (and allowing comments) also increases self-awareness and provides additional insight from others. The nuances of sharing content and writing to an audience become much better understood through interactivity between the curator and participating audience.


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I am a big fan of Scoop.it.  It adds value to my professional career.  I find so many things that I am interested in.  It is fun for me to try to understand the algorythm. I believe that curation will be a powerful tool for our future.
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Ken Morrison's comment, February 22, 2013 12:03 AM
I completely agree with this post. I fully integrated it into one of my courses last year. Students had to choose a potential future career and create a scoop.it page to help them learn about that field. Most feedback was positive. A few students still use it seven months after the grades have been turned in!
Ken Morrison's comment, February 22, 2013 12:03 AM
I completely agree with this post. I fully integrated it into one of my courses last year. Students had to choose a potential future career and create a scoop.it page to help them learn about that field. Most feedback was positive. A few students still use it seven months after the grades have been turned in!
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My Students' Video - Via Our Facebook Page

My Students' Video - Via Our Facebook Page | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

But Does this all work?


Here is a video created  by my students who practice what I preach (almost) every day. They created this video and  Facebook page to answer a real-life recruitment & retainment challenge.

My students at Hannam University's Linton Global College use media and video to improve their writing skills, teamwork skills, critical thinking skills, international advertising skills, and project management skills.  They also have fun learning while working hard.

 

Communication is much more than just language skills. It is about designing a message for a target audience and 'call to action' in mind. 

 

Special thanks to Cati, Kyla, Min, & Lelah for their extra work on this project!  Additional (Equal) thanks to the LGC Social Media team of Sang, Jody, Kim, Denis, Kate & Veronica!

 

Our college can be found at:  http://lgc.hnu.kr/

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Linton-Global-College-httplgchnukr/110077382402218

 

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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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Goodbye, FuelBand: Nike reportedly fired dozens of its wearables experts

Goodbye, FuelBand: Nike reportedly fired dozens of its wearables experts | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If reports are true, it looks like Nike just laid off 70 to 80 percent of its FuelBand team. The reason for such a move, CNET reports, is huge: Nike reportedly believes its future lies in software ...
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Nike will be focusing on software development instead of hardware development 

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Biggest tech IPO filing in history, Alibaba, may happen next week

Biggest tech IPO filing in history, Alibaba, may happen next week | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is widely expected to set the record for biggest tech IPO -- and it may file next week. The Hangzhou, China-based company is expected to file the prospectus for its...
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The "Chinese Amazon" may have an IPO next week.

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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

Why Kids Need Schools to Change | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree. Created during the Industrial Age, the assembly line system we have in place now has little relevance to what we know kids actually need to thrive. Most of us know this, and yet making room for the huge shift in the system that's necessary has been difficult, if not impossible because of fear of the unknown.
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The author really hopes for change in these five areas:
PROJECT BASED LEARNING.

ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT.

SCHEDULING.

CLIMATE OF CARE.

PARENT EDUCATION.

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This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It

This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Facebook is ripping chat out of its flagship mobile app. That's going to be a big pain for users, but it's a signal that Facebook is ready for its app-centric future.


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Facebook is currently my biggest non-Apple app.  If they are going to take away a major function, I sure hope that they dramatically decreases the apps file size.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, April 11, 7:20 PM
The App model is reshaping web sites. But how many apps can we have on our phones and tablets?
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Asian Efficiency: Time Management and Productivity

Asian Efficiency: Time Management and Productivity | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Asian Efficiency - Time Management and Productivity : Time management, efficiency and productivity are some of those things that aren't taught or really even considered in modern-day business an[..]
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In smartphone-saturated Korea, carriers face rampant gov't suppression

In smartphone-saturated Korea, carriers face rampant gov't suppression | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
With fines in the millions and business suspensions lasting up to 45 days, Korean carriers are facing stiff regulation in a tricky, tense marketplace.
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Big news in Korea this week. What happens when almost every citizen owns at least one cell phone with high speed connection? Government intervention to preserve market share
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65 Tips To Boost Your Website Traffic, Engagement And Brand Image

65 Tips To Boost Your Website Traffic, Engagement And Brand Image | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Who doesn't want increased website traffic and engagement and then boost in their brand image? Here are 65 simple things you can do to achieve your online goal.
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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 8, 5:06 PM

Lots of information here ... simple jargon for everybody to understand especially me!

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Why do deceased friends move up on our 'Top 9' friends list? This writer has a theory.

Why do deceased friends move up on our 'Top 9' friends list?  This writer has a theory. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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This amateur writer has put together a pretty good framework for trying to understand Facebook's secret algorithm for choosing the nine friends that it advertises as our top friends.  FYI:  all visitors see a different list of nine.  If you and I have a mutual friend, we will each see a different list of nine 'top friends' when we visit his wall.  Here is the list: 

1.  A increased importance placed on photos and tags.

2.  A gentle nudging on Facebook's behalf to remind me of people whom I interact withsporadically but not regularly.

3.  People I have had relatively recent interactions with now being given priority over family members (I don't have anyone listed as a "close friend," so I'm not sure if that has been affected or not).

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Hands On With Cortana, Windows Phone's New Digital Assistant

Hands On With Cortana, Windows Phone's New Digital Assistant | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Mashable's hands on with Microsoft's new personal digital assistant Cortana.
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Lists :: Critical-Theory.com

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Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories

Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Cultural commentators and itinerant moaners have often complained that our obsession with taking pictures stops us from experiencing the moment, and now scientists are saying that our snap-happy habits may also be ruining our memory.
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This study says that in general, taking photos decreases our memory of events.  It also finds that zooming in on objects seems to decrease this effect.  Some variables that need to be examined further include the frequency of viewing our photos after the event, as well as how many times your social network comments/likes a photo if posted online. Note: I added the last suggested research variable

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Dutch Student Sells All of His Personal Data for 350 Euros

Dutch Student Sells All of His Personal Data for 350 Euros | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A Dutch student has taken the bold decision to sell all his data at auction. It's a decision that should make us think about the future of our own information.
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BBC World Service - Global Business, The Ambitious Korea

BBC World Service - Global Business, The Ambitious Korea | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The robots who care for dementia patients
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BBC came to my city and learned about some of the things that have Koreans excited about the future of technology:  5G, Holograms, Home Robots (10-15 years away), Robotic health care, KAIST, etc.

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Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia on the Future of TV

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Just days before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case that will determine the fate of his streaming video service, Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.
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I am not a big Yahoo! 'News' fan, but they did a good job with this multimedia story including and interview with Katie Couric and CEO Chet Kanojia.

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17 Illicit Acts Caught on Google Street View

17 moments of illegal activity, caught via Google Street View.

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You can imagine most of these. However, if #16 is correct, I have not words....

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How to Delete Your Creeper Facebook Search History

How to Delete Your Creeper Facebook Search History | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Remember that time you had a bit too much wine and did a Facebook search for The One That Got Away? Facebook does. Here's how to clear that search history.
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Done. I am curious if this will change my Newsfeed results.

 

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Education for all by 2015? Not happening, says Unesco

Education for all by 2015? Not happening, says Unesco | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
According to the UN agency, countries still lagging behind their goals must spend more on education
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Clever Designers Erase the Real World With Photoshop | Raw File | WIRED

Clever Designers Erase the Real World With Photoshop | Raw File | WIRED | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Guus ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier have spent months erasing portions of billboards, street signs and graffiti around London with Photoshop. Or at least that’s what it looks like.
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Facebook cracks down on News Feed spam -- yes, again

Facebook cracks down on News Feed spam -- yes, again | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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Facebook's new Newsfeed algorithm hopes to detect if someone is begging for likes and comments.  

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The 9 Stages Of Grief You Go Through When Your Computer Crashes

The 9 Stages Of Grief You Go Through When Your Computer Crashes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Grieving over a crashed computer is like grieving over any other traumatic experience, except worse.
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Awesome animated Gifs regarding the emotional roller coaster of losing a hard drive.  This is a good reminder to back up now.

 

Also, Pixable is a much more democratic way of viewing your friends' photos from Facebook, etc.  I have been using it for a few years to bypass the Facebook filter caused by their formula of choosing what will be on your news feed. 

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Amazon Fire TV review

Amazon Fire TV review | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
My name is Dan Seifert and I’m addicted to cable TV.

Last fall, I tried to break that addiction. I became one of the growing number of Americans to cancel their cable TV service. I went from a...
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The newsonomics of gamification — and civilization

The newsonomics of gamification — and civilization | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A California daily tries out badges and points as a way to incentivize good commenting behavior — and, eventually, more.
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Gobbledygook generator

This page generates random examples of business jargon.
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The solution can only be deconstructed through proactive strategic matrix approaches.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 31, 10:19 AM

This would be awesome for comedy writing around business.

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Score Rubrics on Your iPad

Score Rubrics on Your iPad | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
If you use rubrics to grade student work you have to try ForAllRubrics! Once you set up your class list, this website allows users to import rubrics they've already made, or easily create new ones....

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This looks like a great interactive way to grade rubrics....with flexibility. I really like that you can add comments.  

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Ken Morrison's comment, March 16, 12:50 AM
Thanks for sharing this. It looks like a great tool. I just signed up!