Coursera: behind the scenes filming By Ben Loveridge (Learning Environments, The University of Melbourne"
"Over the last few months, the MOOC’s team at Learning Environments have been busy preparing for the University of Melbourne’s Coursera debut in 2013. Much has has already been written about the impact of MOOC’s (Massive Online Open Courses) on higher education but little on the practical challenges of filming. Here I outline these aspects, primarily for staff of other institutions who may be planning to go down this path..."
Via Jenny Pesina
Helen Blunden's insight:
I always wondered how they did the Coursera Gamification course, now I know!
Nice compilation :Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...
"Online content curation is a hot trend as business owners and professionals realize that content is vital to add value to their customers and prospects.
The trend was already evident in 2011 but 2012 saw an outright explosion of the phenomenon.
Content curation is the art of selecting content that is appropriate and then organising and publishing it in a way that is relevant for the topic of choice.
Editors with the aid of journalists create and collect content then edit and then publish. Journalism is shifting more and more from the quest for the perfect “scoop” to a more organized and reasoned activity of content curation.
The technology of the web and the rise of the social media networks is providing sources of content that can provide curation in ways that were not previously possible. The content curation platform Scoop.it is an example how we can all become magazine editors and content curators without the overhead of hiring editors or journalists. Scoop.it was established in 2011 with the goal of making content curation easy and accessible to everyone...."
In the guest post pubblished by Jeff Bullas' blog, Intervistato.com's Maria Petrescu interviews Scoop.it's co-founder Marc Rougier.
I have been using Google Docs for a couple of years now and each time I discover a new way to use it in education I would say that this is the last tip I did not know but always proved wrong. There are always more and more to learn and in fact the moment you think you have learned it all is the moment you start to loose it all. This is at least what I have learnt from both " The Ultimate Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students " and " The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students ".
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.