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10 rules of photo composition (and why they work)

10 rules of photo composition (and why they work) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

 

n photography, it’s not just what you shoot that counts – the way that you shoot it is crucial, too. Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull, but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations.

 

With that in mind, we’ve picked our top 10 photo composition ‘rules’ to show you how to transform your images.

 

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What Makes A Great Culture -- And Why Do People Care?

What Makes A Great Culture -- And Why Do People Care? | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Perks, cool work spaces, and free lunch are awesome. But, what really makes great cultures are the intangible things—the attitudes, the relationships, and understanding of a shared vision.
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Wake up & smell the fonts | Sarah Hyndman | TEDxBedford

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Sarah shares with us a story of type and invites us to conside
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When Is the Perfect Time to Start Your Own Business?

Tomorrow is only a day away… as the little orphan Annie once sang. But tomorrow can also be forever, too. Knowing when to start your business and knowing when you’re procrastinating so that your business is forever a day away can really help get you started. The perfect time to start your own business may be very personal, but identifying that time isn’t as hard as you might think, either. Is there a perfect time to break free from the 9-5? This may be the most hotly debated subject in th
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What is “Four-Dimensional” Education?

What is “Four-Dimensional” Education? | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
According to Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) founder Charles Fadel, education is “falling behind its mission to prepare students for the future: a world that’s increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.” Curriculum was significantly redesigned in the late 1800’s when societal and human capital needs demanded it. But the 21st century bears little resemblance to the past. WHAT should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything? Humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created; international mobility is drastically increasing population diversity; terrorism, environmental threats and inequality need our collective attention; and robots and gene editing are coming, requiring us to re-examine the very core of what it means to be human. WHAT does all that we know now, and all that we still can only imagine, mean for Curriculum?
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A World Without Ageism | Ashton Applewhite

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New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching

New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

A number of studies suggest that student evaluations of teaching are unreliable due to various kinds of biases against instructors. (Here’s one addressing gender.) Yet conventional wisdom remains that students learn best from highly rated instructors; tenure cases have even hinged on it. . . . 

These findings “suggest that institutions focused on student learning and career success may want to abandon SET ratings as a measure of faculty's teaching effectiveness,” the study says.

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El 47% de la población mundial ya tiene acceso a Internet, según...

El 47% de la población mundial ya tiene acceso a Internet, según... | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Más de 3.500 millones de personas ya se conectan a Internet, después de que 300 millones de ciudadanos del mundo hayan engrosado este afortunado grupo en el

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En 1995, es decir apenas hace poco más de 20 años, solamente el 1% de la población tenía acceso a internet. En el 2005 se alcanzó el primer billón de usuarios de internet y en el 2010 el segundo billón (cinco años después). El tercer billón fue alcanzado en el 2014 (cuatro años más tarde) [1].

Gente como Zuckerberg y Gates están promoviendo que se pueda alcanzar el acceso universal a internet en el 2020, pero si no se desarrollan nuevas tecnologías que permitan brindar ese servicio a bajo costo (especialmente en el precio de los dispositivos móviles) esta meta no podrá alcanzarse. Los próximos 4 billones de habitantes sin acceso a internet pertenecen mayoritariamente a los estratos socio económicos más bajos y según un reciente informe [2] este ansiado objetivo recién podría ser logrado en el 2042. 

 

[1]http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users/ 

[2] https://www.cnet.com/news/internet-affordability-2020-digital-divide-universal-access-broadband/ 

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7 tips to create a Self-Paced eLearning course

7 tips to create a Self-Paced eLearning course | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Self-paced eLearning courses put trainees in charge of their eLearning experience. Though they offer a broad range of benefits, lack of motivation and mental focus can prove to be problematic. In this article, we’ll share 7 helpful tips for creating effective and engaging courses for learners who want to learn at their own pace.

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20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos

20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
There are no unbreakable rules when it comes to how you should compose your photographs. After all, who likes rules except for your old school principal or
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7 Strategies for Effective Visual Storytelling

7 Strategies for Effective Visual Storytelling | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Effective visual storytelling requires rethinking your approach to visual hierarchy, investing time in designing the small visual details, and going beyond marketing’s perception of a brand. Here are 7 tips from Studio Element’s Brian Barrus on helping brands tell their story.

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Introvert Or Extrovert? Here's How Losing The Labels Leads To Greater Success

Introvert Or Extrovert? Here's How Losing The Labels Leads To Greater Success | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
I’m going to make a bold statement: The majority of articles on how to identify introverts and extroverts are wrong. In my own company (like many others), the greatest members embody the characteristics of both. The classic advice has us mislabeled. So here’s my proposal: Why use these labels at all?

If you were to watch the majority of my leadership team in a meeting, for example, you’d say they’re introverts. They’re neither loud nor gregarious. “Your top sales guy isn’t animated? What’s wrong with him?” people might say. Or, “He’s not extroverted enough to lead.”

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Don't worry about labelling yourself intro or extrovert! Instead, learn to flex your ambiversion!

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Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Even in the world of finance, where success is supposed to be about raw brainpower, research shows that star investment analysts who join new firms see their performance drop for the next two years — unless they take their teams with them. It takes time to learn who knows what. Transactive memory makes it easier to ask for help — you know where to turn.
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Best camera apps for Android: 9 to shoot better photos - AndroidPIT

Best camera apps for Android: 9 to shoot better photos - AndroidPIT | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Smartphone cameras continually become more sophisticated. As they do, we require better photos. Here are our best camera apps for Android.
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Design thinking for every endeavour | Robyn Richardson | TEDxCreativeCoast

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Robyn treats teaching like a musical gig. Teaching Design Thinkin
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Understand and Define Your Values – and Increase Your Success Rate as an Entrepreneur or Freelancer

Our personal values can often be a little hard to define. Why?—because our real values and the values that we aspire to sometimes conflict. An honest examination of our values, however, is vital to succeed as an entrepreneur or freelancer. That’s because when we work in harmony with our values, we’re more likely to enjoy and appreciate what we do. Moreover, understanding our real values can help us reflect on our business ideas and help us change and improve our business ideas until they mee
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On Information Design

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Petra Černe Oven Introduction: Design as a Response to People’s Needs (and Not People’s Needs as a Response to Design Results) 7 
Yuri Engelhardt Graphics with a Cause, and Universal Principles for Visualizing Information 17 
Rob Waller Transformational Information Design 35 
Jorge Frascara Data, Information, Design, and Traffic Injuries 53 
Karel van der Waarde Designing Information about Medicine: The Role of Visual Design 73 
Malcolm Garrett Keeping It Real in a Virtual World 93 
Karen Schriver Reading on the Web: Implications for Online Information Design 111

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Measuring the use of design across Europe

Measuring the use of design across Europe | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Continued political and economic uncertainty across the EU has raised concerns about levels of innovation and competitiveness in the region. Yet, new research on innovation indicates that Europe is actually exceeding in expectation when it comes to the state of design, while there are warning signs for the UK. Research and Evaluation Manager, Stephen Miller unravels the latest research and discusses why there is reason to be cheerful and cautious about the state of design in Europe today.
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | #Research

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | #Research | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

— Breaking up and spacing out study time over days or weeks can substantially boost how much of the material students retain, and for longer, compared to lumping everything into a single, nose-to-the-grindstone session.


— Varying the studying environment — by hitting the books in, say, a cafe or garden rather than only hunkering down in the library, or even by listening to different background music — can help reinforce and sharpen the memory of what you learn.

— A 15-minute break to go for a walk or trawl on social media isn’t necessarily wasteful procrastination. Distractions and interruptions can allow for mental “incubation” and flashes of insight — but only if you’ve been working at a problem for a while and get stuck, according to a 2009 research meta-analysis.

— Quizzing oneself on new material, such as by reciting it aloud from memory or trying to tell a friend about it, is a far more powerful way to master information than just re-reading it, according to work by researchers including Henry Roediger III and Jeffrey Karpicke. (Roediger has co-authored his own book, “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.”)

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/time-the-most-important-factor-neglected-in-education/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Brain

 


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— Breaking up and spacing out study time over days or weeks can substantially boost how much of the material students retain, and for longer, compared to lumping everything into a single, nose-to-the-grindstone session.


— Varying the studying environment — by hitting the books in, say, a cafe or garden rather than only hunkering down in the library, or even by listening to different background music — can help reinforce and sharpen the memory of what you learn.

— A 15-minute break to go for a walk or trawl on social media isn’t necessarily wasteful procrastination. Distractions and interruptions can allow for mental “incubation” and flashes of insight — but only if you’ve been working at a problem for a while and get stuck, according to a 2009 research meta-analysis.

— Quizzing oneself on new material, such as by reciting it aloud from memory or trying to tell a friend about it, is a far more powerful way to master information than just re-reading it, according to work by researchers including Henry Roediger III and Jeffrey Karpicke. (Roediger has co-authored his own book, “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.”)

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/time-the-most-important-factor-neglected-in-education/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Brain

 

 

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4 Tips for Handling a Delta-Sized Customer Experience Debacle

4 Tips for Handling a Delta-Sized Customer Experience Debacle | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Learn from Delta's crisis communications strategy.
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The Future Belongs to the Makers – John Spencer

The Future Belongs to the Makers – John Spencer | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
When you hear the word “create” or “make,” you might be tempted to think of a tangible, physical product. However, in design thinking, students might design other types of products. So here are some of the types of things students might create.

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Students learn so much more when they create. 
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Learning to take what you know and create new knowledge is what students must know for this century
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MOOCs take their place in the corporate learning world

MOOCs take their place in the corporate learning world | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
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Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning

Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning | Professional Communication | Scoop.it
Why are scenarios effective for learning? They provide realistic context and emotional engagement. They can increase motivation and accelerate expertise. Here's a selection of quotes explaining the benefits.
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Guide to Google Ranking Signals: On-Page Factors (Part 1)

Guide to Google Ranking Signals: On-Page Factors (Part 1) | Professional Communication | Scoop.it


Let’s look at the simple, technical elements Google uses to rank your page: a breakdown of every single ranking signal Google uses to determine where your site and its content appears in search results pages (SERPs).

Read More: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/09/06/guide-to-google-ranking-signals-part-1-on-page-factors/

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Design: Now, More Than Ever - RSA

Design: Now, More Than Ever - RSA | Professional Communication | Scoop.it

Design: Now, More Than Ever with director at FutureGov Carrie Bishop. The world is facing urgent challenges – and design can help us solve them.
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15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy (Infographic)

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Below, we have outlined, the “15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy” in order to dish out for you the various ways in which one can implement visual hierarchy in one’s data and reduce the noise.

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