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How to manage a research library with Zotero

Keeping up to date with research and managing an ever-increasing number of journal articles is skill that must be well-honed by academics. Here, Alex Hope sets out how his workflow has developed us...
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Designing Media-Based Assignments

Designing Media-Based Assignments | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:34 PM

The media capabilities of student devices (including but not limited to iPads) open up a diverse spectrum of rich assignment formats. This Notre Dame site contains helpful exemplars and instructions for those starting out in this new field of both formative and summative assessment.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 5:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

brendasherry's curator insight, April 21, 6:58 AM

Awesome collection of ideas and exemplars...

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AOL Reader Hands-on: New Solid Google Reader Replacement To Rival Feedly

AOL Reader Hands-on: New Solid Google Reader Replacement To Rival Feedly | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by The Next Web:
"Pitching with the slogan “all your favorite websites, in one place,” AOL’s Reader came as a surprise to us at first, but when you consider AOL’s history, much of it involved surfacing, creating and managing content. In fact, AOL’s content play, like Yahoo, is one of its strongest efforts, which is why this release isn’t that much of a stretch after all.

The design of AOL Reader won’t sweep you off your feet. The service features much of what you’d expect, and little more.

The service is entirely Web-based, but offers an optimized, touch-friendly design for mobile users. To sign up, use your AOL account (if you still have one); but you can also join via Twitter, Facebook or Google accounts, which is handy.

On first login, AOL Reader prompts you to add new subscriptions, and you have three ways to do so: import your feeds from another service (including Google Reader), add them manually, or browse through categories of sites suggested by AOL.

A number of different layouts are available, making AOL’s Reader a rather flexible solution.Additional features in AOL’s Reader include sharing to social networks, “simple tagging and organization capabilities,” read it later-style article saving, and an API which lets developers build third-party apps atop the service. Clearly, AOL is looking to rebuild the sort of ecosystem that Google decided to demolish..."

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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/06/24/aol-reader/

Try out it: http://reader.aol.com

 


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The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication

Twitter is a micro-blogging social media platform for short messages that can have a long-term impact on how scientists create and publish ideas. We investigate the usefulness of twitter in the development and distribution of scientific knowledge.

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luiy's curator insight, May 18, 2013 12:11 PM

Many scientists are making the move towards social media in order to accelerate  and amplify their scientific impact (Fausto et al. 2012; Fox 2012; Piwowar 2013). One in 40 scientists is active on Twitter (Priem et al. 2012a), 25,000 blog entries have been indexed on the Research Blogging platform, and 2 million scientists are using Mendeley, a reference sharing tool (Piwowar 2013). Here, we consider 140 how social media, and Twitter in particular, can influence the life cycle of scientific publication, from inception and collaboration on a spark of an idea to the communication of a finished product. Specifically, we evaluate and discuss the benefits of Twitter for (1) increasing scholarly connections and networks, (2) quickly developing ideas through novel collaborations and pre-review, and (3) amplifying the dissemination and discussion of scientific knowledge both within and beyond the ivory tower of academia.

 

 

The impact of scientific papers has traditionally been measured in terms of
numbers of citations (Neylon and Wu 2009). Tweeting can influence this impact metric. For example, articles published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that were tweeted about frequently in the first three days following publication were 11 times more likely to be highly cited 17 to 29 months later than  less tweeted articles (Eysenbach 2011). In fact, top-cited articles could be predicted quite accurately from their early tweeting frequency (Eysenbach 2011). In a separate study of ~4600 scientific articles published in the preprint database  arXiv.org, Shuai et al. (2012) found that papers with more mentions on Twitter were also associated with more downloads and early citations of papers, although the causality of these relationships is unclear (Shuai et al. 2012).

Antonio Figueiredo's curator insight, May 19, 2013 1:54 AM

Paper available on PeerJ discusses the role of Twitter in the lifecycle of a scientific publication.

Renato P. dos Santos's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:07 AM

estudo conclui que o Twitter contribui para a publicação científica no século 21

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Academics' Online Presence Guidelines Handbook


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academiPad's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:36 PM

This is a very comprehensive guide (28 pages), but it is absolutely worth spending some time with!

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This looks really great!
Melissa A. Venable's curator insight, May 10, 2013 1:33 PM

Academics' online presence guidelines: A four step guide to taking control of your visibility
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License.

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Exploring students’ understanding of how blogs and blogging can support distance learning in Higher Education

Exploring students’ understanding of how blogs and blogging can support distance learning in Higher Education | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
Fig.1. Why Blog? If anything has been written on blogging I want to read it. On 27th September 1999 I posted to my first blog - it was on blogging and new media. We're now in the phase of transitio...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 1, 2013 2:24 AM

Blogging

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:05 AM

Realize that students may not consider blogging because they don't know anything about it. This stuff is not taught in most North American schools. I recall speaking to a group of grade 12s and someone asked me what a blog was.

Vance Stevens's curator insight, March 2, 2013 5:22 AM

As if we had to support why blogging is important to students ... well, of course we do, and if you are in the position of reaching into your quivver for the arrow that will hit the target, this one has it all, a research base and a wow graphic. Run this by your curriculum coordinator :-)

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25 Ways Twitter Can Help Your Essay Writing - Edudemic

25 Ways Twitter Can Help Your Essay Writing - Edudemic | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
It can also be used as a helpful tool for students who need to prepare a paper. Here are a couple dozen (or so) ways Twitter can help your essay writing.
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Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use in Content Curation: Best Practices and Real-Word Examples

Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use  in Content Curation: Best Practices and Real-Word Examples | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it

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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:09 PM

with the increase in mash-up content, the issues of IP such as this would need our attention and commonsense.

Media&Learning's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:40 AM

Features, best practices, copyright, use and examples of content curation. Basically everything it is useful to know about content curation. Plenty of useful information.

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Author: Pawan Deshpande of Curata

Full guide: http://www.contentcurationmarketing.com/content-curation-copyright-ethics-fair-use

Mary Dawson's curator insight, June 21, 2013 8:39 AM

I am very aware of the fact that I am using a digital curation site to highlight external resources about images and Copyright and therefore it seems sensible to highlight some of the pitfalls of this approach.  I note that the Scoop.it example does not come out of this too well!

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The Social Media Classroom

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Open Learning Recognition: Taking Open Educational Resources a Step Further

Open Learning Recognition: Taking Open Educational Resources a Step Further | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it

This book presents the main outcomes of the OERtest project in six chapters. It provides the reader with the foundation for the development of envisaged framework, organised into the four topics: assessment methods; requirements and standards of resources; credentialisation, certification and recognition and inter-institutional collaboration. The third chapter is devoted to different scenarios of open learning in order to obtain in-depth understanding of the OER challenges and bring closer a basis for identifying vital differences among them to better address these challenges.

 

by Anthony F. Camilleri and Anne-Christin Tannhäuser, eds.


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Thanks for sharing!
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PeerJ

Open access, peer reviewed publishing for biological and medical scholarly articles.
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Support, engagement, visibility and personalised news: Twitter has a lot to offer academics if we look past its image problem | Impact of Social Sciences

Support, engagement, visibility and personalised news: Twitter has a lot to offer academics if we look past its image problem | Impact of Social Sciences | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it

Academics are discovering that twitter is much, much more than a space on which to talk about the latest reality show. Mark Carrigan outlines what academics can get out of the social media service and why the academic twittersphere really is the most no different from presenting to an audience.


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Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities

Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
Following on from the lists of academic tweeters published earlier this month, we have put together a short guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, available...
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A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills

A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
While looking for a better way to start teaching students digital citizenship skills, one teacher decided to make a visual guide herself - and share it!

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Designed for schools but equally relevant in HE.

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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.
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2012 Social Media in Higher Education Results

In it's third year, the 2012 Social Media in Higher Education survey is a study conducted by Pearson in conjunction with the Babson Survey Research Group on how

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The Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice (SNAPP) Tool and Visualizing Moodle Forums

The Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice (SNAPP) Tool and Visualizing Moodle Forums | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
If you're interested in some ways to visualize student engagement in the Moodle classroom, the Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice (SNAPP) tool is something worth looking at.  SNAPP is a ...
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Social network analysis can be a surprisingly useful tool for students and teachers...

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Jean Jacoby's curator insight, April 30, 2013 1:47 PM

This looks really cool - social network analysis can be a really useful tool for teaching and student reflection.

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Will Wikipedia replace the academic thesis?

Will Wikipedia replace the academic thesis? | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
From Ukraine to Egypt, universities are looking to drop traditional requirements for scholarly papers in favor of internet entries. (RT @WikimediaCA: Write an #academic thesis or improve #Wikipedia?

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Michelle Spallone's curator insight, March 24, 2013 4:59 PM

That will change everything that is good in the class room.

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Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations | Inside Higher Ed

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Use of blogs, Twitter and Facebook by PhD Students for Scholarly Communication: A UK study (Manchester eScholar Services - The University of Manchester)


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Vania's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:47 PM

the question is not if they use it, but how they do it... right?

REDES DE APRENDENCIA's curator insight, February 22, 2013 5:16 AM
O uso de blogs, Twitter e Facebook por estudantes de doutorado de comunicação científica: um estudo do Reino Unido (Manchester eScholar Serviços - A Universidade de Manchester)  
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Implementing Electronic Portfolios Through Social Media Platforms: Steps and Student Perceptions | Rocking the ePortfolio

Implementing Electronic Portfolios Through Social Media Platforms: Steps and Student Perceptions | Rocking the ePortfolio | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
David W. Denton, Seattle Pacific University David Wicks, Seattle Pacific University Abstract: Over the last two decades, students and teachers, across educational levels and disciplines, have been ...
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“A Large Amount of Good Second-Class Work”: The Value of Graduate Students’ Contributions to Scholarly Group Blogs

“A Large Amount of Good Second-Class Work”: The Value of Graduate Students’ Contributions to Scholarly Group Blogs | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
MLA 2013 Talk delivered in “Rewards and Challenges of Serial Scholarship” (Session 767), January 6, 2013 A roundtable organized and chaired by Mark Sample (GMU), with co-panelists Douglas M. Armato...
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4 Educational Social Networks You're Not Yet Using - Edudemic

4 Educational Social Networks You're Not Yet Using - Edudemic | Social media and higher education | Scoop.it
What's the best educational social network? Simply put: it's the one you use. Therefore, you should know about and try these new sites.

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Learning Analytics

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There is probably no segment of activity in the education world attracting as much attention at present as that of knowledge management in terms of learning analytics. Learning analytics as defined...
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Top Twitter Tips for Academics

More and more academics are turning to Twitter to connect with their peers and promote their work, but how can academics get the most out of Twitter?

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