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Photographic invisibility: a thought experiment

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Here’s an interesting concept: photographic invisibility. By this, I mean the ability to take a photograph of anything, anywhere, or anybody, without being noticed. Nothing would be off limits, nowhere would be inaccessible, and everything you see would be just a shutter-click away. Assume for a moment, technical limitations don’t really apply – we don’t have to worry about image quality or low light or too much or too little depth of field, or buffers or file handling or curating the enormous mountain of images that would be the product of such an exercise. Of course, this is impossible – or nearly impossible unless the subject is heavily distracted, or you’re a photojournalist or street photography ninja – but stay with me for a while.

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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

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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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MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 3:16 PM

APHG-U2

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 1, 11:17 PM

Unit 2

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 11:05 AM

The extremely young median age seen across Africa hints at the problems found throughout the continent. This demographic factor suggests that there are other political, economic, and cultural problems that are influencing these young ages. It shows that most people do not live long lives, and even the older countries on the continent are younger than most other places. The only other place with low ages are the Middle East and Central Asia, and even their populations are several years older than the African continent.

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Athabasca University Press - Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

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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, 11:29 AM

Very useful contribution on ensuring quality in OER

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Increase Applicants by Upgrading Your Application Portal

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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!

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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, 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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In Garry Winogrand's photos, an America of perpetual motion and bottomless ... - Washington Post

In Garry Winogrand's photos, an America of perpetual motion and bottomless ... - Washington Post | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
In Garry Winogrand's photos, an America of perpetual motion and bottomless ...
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There is no lyric poetry in Winogrand's ambiguity in the way that defined the haunting vignettes of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
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Locating your referenced files in Aperture | The Aperture Blog

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How to find the location of your referenced files in Aperture.
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Leica 100th Anniversary Cameras - Emag.co.uk

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Emag.co.uk Leica 100th Anniversary Cameras Emag.co.uk Leica S Edition 100 Camera 100th Anniversary 01 Leica 100th Anniversary Cameras In any business, a centennial is a huge achievement, where only the most trusted companies can reach this amazing...
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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, 1:03 PM

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 5, 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, 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

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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, 7:44 PM

hummmmmmmmmm!

John Bostock's curator insight, October 31, 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, 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

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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

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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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natasha dcosta's curator insight, October 3, 11:40 PM

teachers of the future 

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, October 6, 11:44 AM

More DIY publishing and this time it's gone MOOC.

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

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

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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

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by Dov Herzberg

 

How many do you know or follow?


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Leica MP | Kodak Ektachrome E100VS (slightly expired) Kyoto, nov 2013 (#kyoto #japan #school #leica #noctilux #kodak #ektachrome #E100VS #believeinfilm http://t.co/ElHBDyraFX)...
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Leica T Type 701 Mirrorless Camera Might Be Announced April 24th ...

Leica T Type 701 Mirrorless Camera Might Be Announced April 24th ... | Sculpting in light | Scoop.it
Leica has a special event planned for April 24th. Leica Rumors spotted a event flyer detailing an media shindig that could be the big reveal for the long awaited Leica T type 701 mirrorless camera. The new camera first hit the ...
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Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Asph Power OIS review - Amateur Photographer

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Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Asph Power OIS review
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Damien Demolder tests Panasonic's Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Asph Power OIS. Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm-f1.2.
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Lens Correction in Lightroom 5

Learn about the awesome Lens Correction feature in Adobe Lightroom 5 with Mikkel Aaland. You'll learn how this feature can make an inexpensive lens with lots...
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