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OpEd: resolution, output, collector or photographer?

OpEd: resolution, output, collector or photographer? | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
The Internets have been alive with the noises of high resolution (if that isn’t a messed up metaphor, I’m not sure what is) cameras. “Finally, my photos will be better!” Let’s pause for a moment here. There are a lot of assumptions being made, and a lot which is not obvious. And I’m writing this article to address the flood of email I’ve been getting asking for an opinion.
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It's all about light: making mood and strong images in monochrome

It's all about light: making mood and strong images in monochrome | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
Rush hour A couple of days ago, we looked at the inexact science of color and emotion: I don't think anybody is going to argue that the mood and feeling of an image is influenced heavily by the dom...
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11 - Record Lessons and Presentations with Swivl - Instructional Tech Talk

11 - Record Lessons and Presentations with Swivl - Instructional Tech Talk | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
Swivl is talked about this week on ETYSK. Jeff talks with the CEO of Swivl about how this great EdTech tool is being used in the classroom.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 29, 2014 5:11 AM

Great tutorial how you can use Swivl for creating presentations and lessons.

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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning ~ 21st Educational Technology and Learning | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"As we employ the 1 to 1 experience, we need to ask two important questions. Is the 1 to 1 and the device about using technology, or is it about a more meaningful and engaging learning experience? Spending a day online for individual research can be a wonderful simple integration of technology experience, but might not be a true blended learning opportunity. Asking students to research and then collaborate with each other online in a collective experience takes this integration and provides more of a blended experience.

"The blended learning experience allows technology and the online experience to breakdown the traditional classroom allowing important transformation. One might wonder where on the spectrum of simple integration to blending learning a possible learning activity might be. I would like to share a lens of ten ideas that educators may wish to look at as they reflect on their 1 to 1 activity and classroom learning experiences that use technology . Sometimes it is just a simple tweak to bring out the wonderful possibilities of blended learning. Please feel free to read my ideas below that might allow you to use classroom technology to bring out a richer and blended learning experience."


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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:03 PM

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 5, 2014 4:51 PM

Thanks to Jim Lerman for sharing this resourceful post by Michael Gorman on the topic of "Blended Learning".  

 

Recently I was traveling to a school district in western Kansas, along with a group of awesome education minds, to provide professional development.  It was during the drive west a close friend of mine brought up the topic of "Blended Learning" and how she planned to provide insight and engagement on the topic for her session.  We all agreed that one would probably find 8 or more differing definitions out of a group of 10 educators.  I just wish I had this article to share with her prior to the session.  The article does a nice job of breaking down and explaining "Blended Learning".  

David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:05 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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IRRODL Vol 15, No 5 (2014) - Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses

IRRODL Vol 15, No 5 (2014) - Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

Vol 15, No 5 (2014)

Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses
Guest Editor: George Siemens 


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Isabellefr10's curator insight, October 30, 2014 7:44 PM

hummmmmmmmmm!

John Bostock's curator insight, October 31, 2014 2:35 PM

This looks a very interesting set of papers for all keen followers of MOOC trends and developments.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, November 4, 2014 7:04 PM

This special issue reflects the research questions and methodologies deployed by MOOC researchers over the past year and represents the current front line evaluation of how open online courses are impacting education.

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Fotoausstellung "25 Jahre Fall der Berliner Mauer" | Actioner.de

Fotoausstellung "25 Jahre Fall der Berliner Mauer" | Actioner.de | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
"Wahnsinn! Wahnsinn! Wahnsinn!" könnte als Motto über der Ausstellung stehen, die das Deutsche Kameramuseum in Plech derzeit mit den drei Fotografen Her...

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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick ~ Mind/Shift

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick ~ Mind/Shift | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

by Katrina Schwartz

 

"Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change."


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Opening Up the LMS Walled Garden

Opening Up the LMS Walled Garden | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
In yesterday’s post I described where I (and many others) see the LMS market heading in terms of interoperability. At the same time, the LMS does a very poor job at providing a lot of the learning technologies desired by … Continue reading →

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Computer Simulation For Geography Education ~ New Learning Times

Computer Simulation For Geography Education ~ New Learning Times | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

by Ching-Fu Lan

 

"The world is becoming more connected than ever, but students' interest in learning geography, one of the most important foundations for understanding global issues, is declining. Drawing on research that suggests computer simulations are effective tools to engage students in meaningful learning, the authors explored the potential of the computer simulation game Global Village, a virtual world developed in the Quest Atlantis game platform, for geography education."


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Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes

Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

Create and organize your courses, include video and audio, share PowerPoint and PDF, an integrated payment system, EDUonGo gives you everything you need launch and manage your online school.

 


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Akhtar Hameed Khan's curator insight, October 20, 2014 1:05 AM

Teaching young boys and girls to understand the principles of accounting in easy steps is my goal.

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, December 23, 2014 4:39 PM

Mas tecnologia para una experiencia de aprendizaje cada vez mas global...

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nice courses
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Operation Play Event Will Offer Webinars, Sessions and Resources on Game-Based Learning -- THE Journal

Operation Play Event Will Offer Webinars, Sessions and Resources on Game-Based Learning -- THE Journal | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

by Christopher Piehler


"Next week, Filament Games is hosting Operation Play, a week-long initiative designed to encourage educators to use games in their classrooms. To promote the event, the company is collaborating with education partners including BrainPOP,GlassLab Games, MIT, Institute of Play, iCivics, Ballard & Tighe,GamesandLearning.org, WorkingExamples.org, LearningRevolution.com andedWeb.net. Together, the partners will compile resources for educators on implementing and supporting game‐based learning.


"The initiative will begin on Sept. 15 with the grand opening of the Operation Play Resource Center. Educators interested in game-based learning can visit the page to explore research, articles, case studies, video series, games and curriculum.


"Other highlights of Operation Play, which runs through Sept. 19, include podcasts featuring educators’ experiences with implementing games in their classrooms; free sessions for educators, researchers and game developers at the Gaming in Ed conference; pre‐recorded webinars; and giveaways via Filament Games’ social media channels.


"For a complete list of events and more information, visit the Operation Play Resource Center."


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The Top 35 edTech Influencers ~ wibki

The Top 35 edTech Influencers ~ wibki | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

by Dov Herzberg

 

How many do you know or follow?


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Report: Fascination Traditional Brands - All About Photo

Report: Fascination Traditional Brands - All About Photo | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
Report: Fascination Traditional Brands. Articles, information and links about photography.

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Herbert Piel's curator insight, February 23, 7:00 AM
Exhibition: Time of Change and Leica Adventure DaysPhotographer Herbert Piel relies on Leica and Ilford for 39 years
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Photoessay: Dusk to dawn in Queenstown

Photoessay: Dusk to dawn in Queenstown | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
On my recent trip to New Zealand, I spent some time exploring an aspect of photography which I hadn’t really done much work in up til now: long exposures, night work and astrophotography. Unfortunately there was only one clear night for the latter, and the duration of exposures + noise reduction meant not a whole lot of individual shot opportunities; still, I’m fairly pleased with the outcome – definitely something I’ll have to revisit in future.
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Repost: The inexact science of color and emotion

Repost: The inexact science of color and emotion | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
What makes this photo identifiable as dawn instead of sunset? Hint: it's the color. We expect sunsets to be warm, but mornings to be cool and clear. Today's post is one from the archives; back near...
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The fast compact normal conundrum

The fast compact normal conundrum | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
I’ve been receiving a lot of email lately. This in itself is not unusual, but it appears that something I quietly bought has stirred the pot somewhat. You see, I’m now a Fuji user (again; I owned the first original X100 in Malaysia, and an X20 and XF1 and XQ1 since). The Fuji fanboys have always said I was biased and paid by the other companies not to use Fuji; the other fanboys have now started emailing me saying I sold out. Sorry guys, the simple truth is nothing so exciting. I bought an X-T1 at retail from my usual dealer in KL with my own money. Two things changed: firstly, ACR in its very latest iteration appears to have changed something in the soup to make X-trans file workflow at least acceptable, if not perfect; secondly, the fast compact normal conundrum demanded a solution.
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These 7 digital resources help integrate arts education into other subjects ~ Education Dive

These 7 digital resources help integrate arts education into other subjects ~ Education Dive | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

by Allie Gross

 

"The arts are not to be underestimated. While budget cuts and the emphasis on high-stakes testing have meant sacrifices to classes like music, visual arts, dance, and drama for many schools, that doesn't mean these subjects should be forgotten. Various free online tools and resources, like the seven below, are available to help schools integrate the arts into other subjects."


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Conference speakers call for more harmonization of European higher education @insidehighered

Conference speakers call for more harmonization of European higher education @insidehighered | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
More harmonization of higher education systems across the European Union may be needed if its universities are to continue to compete on the global stage, speakers said at a recent conference.
Taking an unfashionable standpoint in the light of rising anti-European sentiment in Britain and some other countries, Kurt Deketelaere, secretary general of the League of European Research Universities, told a conference that EU-wide legislation may be required to enable the truly free movement of students and researchers.
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Oldest and Youngest Populations

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"There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before.  Some believe that this 'youth bulge' helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.  Youth unemployment is a 'global time bomb,' as long as today’s millennials remain 'hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.'  The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa.  Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.

On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled."


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Max Minard's curator insight, March 22, 9:04 PM

This map shows the average age for every country based on its own individual population. It even provides the oldest and youngest countries with Niger being the youngest country on average and Germany and Japan tied for the oldest country on average. certain patterns can be seen on the map such as the green areas (teens as median age) being mainly centered is almost all of Africa. The other areas are in the twenties. Based on this information, one can safely assume that the average global ages correlates with the relative development of each country and it s success in domestic health care. Having this allows for their population to have a larger life expectancy and therefore a higher average age based on its overall population. 

Kristen Trammell's curator insight, March 23, 12:05 PM

I. Using the data from CIA Facebook, global post created a map illustrating the median ages of countries around the world. The world’s fifteen youngest countries are all located in Africa. The high number of teenagers in developed countries leads to youth unemployment which leads to the countries being “hampered by weak economies.” 

 

II. The distribution of ages effects countries by “weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.” Although countries with a fixed population of a young age can be detrimental, a country with an aging population can lead to a declining birth rate. This leads to labor shortages in the future which additionally stifles the economy.  

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 23, 7:08 PM

Demographics seemingly started with age as a metric many years ago and have evolved into marketing tools, political footballs, and ways to combat everything from obesity to social security. Africa is clearly the youngest and probably for a very morbid reason; AIDS and Ebola among other diseases have taken their toll on the sexually active and thus have reduced the average age of their population.

Germany seems to be the place to go for a job as the labor shortage will mean higher wages for the folks who are left. Japan has another issue; a healthy aging population that will strain the government's ability to financially take care of them.

I wonder if the unevenness of Europe is an indication of the two World wars that were fought mostly on the turf. Did some countries lose more than others? If more soldiers, presumably of baby making age, perished did this affect the countries ability to keep pace with the Germany's and Spain's of Europe?

Diet seems to play a large part as well as the Mediterranean is well represented in terms of age. Does their healthy diet of fish, nuts, legumes and olive oil make a difference?

I could spend all day postulating, but I'll leave some of the findings for you to discover...

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Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.


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Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources: TIPS Framework Version 2.0

Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources 20

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John Bostock's curator insight, September 22, 2014 11:29 AM

Very useful contribution on ensuring quality in OER

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Increase Applicants by Upgrading Your Application Portal

Increase Applicants by Upgrading Your Application Portal | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
Online shopping has become an easy, engaging mobile web experience. Why shouldn’t applying to a university be the same?

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UNESCO to host online Oxford Union Debate on mLearning | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO to host online Oxford Union Debate on mLearning | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it

Starting on 18 September, UNESCO will be holding a 9-day online Oxford Union debate on the topic of mobile learning (mLearning). Moderated by Barbara Reynolds (Guyana), the debate will feature Steve Vosloo (South Africa) as the Idealist and Osama Manzar (India) as the Realist. This Oxford Union debate will be held on the WSIS Community platform, allowing the public to actively participate and influence the outcome of the debate.


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Let's get rid of the instructors!

Let's get rid of the instructors! | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
The title of my previous post, Let's get rid of the instructional designers!, was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a radical view of instructional design. I think it would be safe to say that the vas...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 9, 2014 1:31 PM

Teaching is necessary for learning regardless of the medium used.

 

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I have to be a professional so I can be an amateur.

I have to be a professional so I can be an amateur. | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
Angles At first glance, the headline makes no sense whatsoever. But contemplate a bit further, and you'll find that it's a perfect summary of what happens when you turn your passion/ hobby into you...
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