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Google Plus Communities – Image Perceptions, Inc.

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Google recently started up a new feature on their social network, Google Plus, called Communities. What Is A Community? Good question! It's a group set up with a singular focus or theme. All posts shared to a particular ...
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Wecome to my Social Learning Scoop.

 

It contains a generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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Learning the New: Learning to Survive and Thrive in the Networked Age (Workshop)

Learning the New: Learning to Survive and Thrive in the Networked Age (Workshop) | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Public online workshop runs: 5 May - 6 June 2014 About the Workshop The Networked Age demands a new set of learning skills and tools. In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about acquiring e...
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Learning is the Work

Learning is the Work | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in National eXtension Conference which was amazing for many reasons.
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27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

27 Ways to Encourage Team Work in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

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Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies - YouTube

What will it happen after the MOOC? How will they influence the next generation technology? Stephen Downes, who built the world's first MOOC software, descri...

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 4:33 AM

Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies

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Student Engagement – Essential for 21st Century Pedagogy Focusing on Quality Teaching and Effective Learning | Contact North

Student Engagement – Essential for 21st Century Pedagogy Focusing on Quality Teaching and Effective Learning | Contact North | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

".Drivers of a New Pedagogy

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor, posted on the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors, suggests three major patterns of change driving the new pedagogy. These patterns include:

Opening up learning, making it more accessible and flexible.  The classroom is no longer the unique centre of learning, based on information delivery through a lecture. Learners can acquire learning resources, collaborators and insights, as well as quality learning processes from all over the world. What faculty and students are looking for is meaning and engagement – what the January 2014 publication by Michael Fullan and Maria Longworthy, entitled A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning, calls “deep learning”.Increased sharing of power between the professor and the learner. This is manifest as a changing professorial role, towards more support and negotiation over content and methods, and a focus on developing and supporting learner autonomy. On the student side, this can mean an emphasis on learners supporting each other through new social media, peer assessment, discussion groups, and online study groups, but with guidance, support and feedback from content experts. We can see this as a new kind of learning partnership between the faculty member and learners and amongst learners themselves – a community of practice for learning.Increased use of technology not only to deliver teaching, but also to support and assist students and to provide new forms of student assessment, collaboration and the use of global resources.

The focus of these three trends is on improving learning outcomes through effective student engagement – doing what it takes to engage the hearts and minds of students in their work so the learning outcomes can be achieved and be transferable.

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SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, Today, 2:32 AM

Good info-graphic on teaching:

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, April 16, 5:18 AM

A neatly prepared and rich collection of services for video creation, and distribution.

Eldad Sotnick-Yogev's curator insight, April 16, 7:37 AM

Handy list to have. Wonder when the consolidation will start

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 16, 10:28 PM


The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.


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How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

by Roger Cook

 

"Imagine, if you can, a school where students do not have specific teachers assigned to them, nor do teachers have specific students on their roster.

 

"Imagine a school where students come each day with a list of standards to work on and accomplish--right when they walk in the door. They can go to the teacher of their choice in order to accomplish the completion of these standards. Or, they can do them on their own in any setting they wish, as long as they maintain accomplishing the minimum amount of standards in a minimum amount of time. Some students, for example, may work individually in the media center not having to go to any classroom.

 

"And last but not least, imagine a district at large where the dropout rate is at zero percent.

 

"In this type of environment, students would come and go as they please, but would be required to prove the successful completion of work and pass assessments to demonstrate understanding.

Sound crazy? Not to educators in the Taylor County School District in Campbellsville, Kentucky. In fact, that is our district’s ten-year plan."


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Fueling a Personalized Learning Revolution

Fueling a Personalized Learning Revolution | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

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Synchrious - present your slides with webcam comments

Synchrious - present your slides with webcam comments | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Create highly engaging and measurable online lessons by synchronizing your presentation with your webcam and/or microphone. Develop assessments through interactive polls and analytics.


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Eric Vantroeyen's curator insight, April 14, 8:30 AM

Voilà un nouvel outil de création de cours en ligne intéressant.

Gatis Šeršņevs's curator insight, April 14, 9:59 PM

ieraksti tiešsaaistes prezentācijas ar web kameru un mikrefonu

Christina Ekholm's curator insight, April 16, 1:56 PM
Ett till verktyg
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Coggles in Google Drive

Coggles in Google Drive | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

We love Google docs. In fact, the seamless collaboration in text documents and spreadsheets is one of the things that inspired us to build the same sort of collaboration into Coggle, right from the start, and the frustration of working collaboratively on text documents is partly why Coggles have the branching structure they do – which makes it much simpler to collaborate.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 13, 1:02 AM

Great news from the mind mapping tool Coggle which is a free Chrome web app (you need not use Chrome despite the name)! It is now integrated in Google Drive.

Insert coggles in your documents or presentations without leaving Google Drive and share them easily.

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Towards Maturity - Towards Maturity Learner Voice Part 1

Towards Maturity - Towards Maturity Learner Voice Part 1 | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Is L&D tuned into how people are really learning? Take a look at the @TowardsMaturity report and find out! http://t.co/X94BA3WZW0
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Gaze Into The Future Of Learning With Clark Qui...

Gaze Into The Future Of Learning With Clark Qui... | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
In this exclusive interview with Learnnovators, Clark Quinn shares his insights on the significance of innovation for businesses to succeed.
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Qmee finds out what happens online in 60 second...

Qmee finds out what happens online in 60 second... | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
We recently created an infographic for our client Qmee and have found out what happens online during an average 60 seconds.
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Learning with 'e's: Learning as dialogue

“@timbuckteeth: Learning through conversation: http://t.co/lTCMJIxZrq” yes indeed
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12 Rules for Startups from Mark Cuban

12 Rules for Startups from Mark Cuban | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Creating and running a startup is one of the toughest jobs for anyone. You have to make a good product with limited resources and usually you’re the salesman, product designer, support, finance manager and much more all at once.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, harish magan
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Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Lets be honest – Learning is not always an activity we look forward to. Trainings can be monotonous, especially in the context of ‘pure’ technology-aided learning. You do not have an instructor

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The importance of visual content (Infographic)

The importance of visual content (Infographic) | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Do you know that a new visitor will decide to stay on or leave your website within 50 milliseconds of landing there? And if you can hook them up for at least 30 seconds, chances are that they will continue clicking your links.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com
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juliam990's curator insight, April 16, 1:04 PM

amazing!

malek's curator insight, April 16, 5:10 PM

Analyze that:

website visitors can make snap judgements about the look of your page in as little as 50 milliseconds.

 An eye blink takes 300 milliseconds

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Time to retire from online learning? - by Tony Bates

Time to retire from online learning? - by Tony Bates | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 16, 11:14 AM

"I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. "

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 16, 6:36 PM

Bates shares frustration over the advent of MOOCs, particularly being driven by computer scientists rather than educators and psychologists.   He makes some interesting points and I don't blame him for being cranky.  Fielding has been successfully doing distributed learning since the late 1960s, but the Ivy Leagues are getting most of the glory for being so innovative as to take curriculum online.  


Nevertheless, the online courses that I've seen on Coursera and iVersity have been brilliantly designed with top notch content and instructors, often big names in the field.  They are not rigorous but they are informative (especially if you do the work).  They encourage community and conversation among participants, but not instructor feedback or  support that you would expect in a normal sized course on or offline.  Most of those, however, aren't free.  (Fielding caps their courses at 12, so as instructors, we invest a LOT of time with each student and with course development because, in spite of misguided stereotypes about online teaching, you lose some of the leverage that you have in person and the syllabus and course design have to be not just well-designed but tight.  There's no "winging" a lecture like you can do in person.)  But I get Bates' concerns and his point and think they're valid.  


The part Bates doesn't mention is that for many people around the world, MOOCs provide access to a world of knowledge that was previously not available.  To me, this is the value of MOOCs whether it's run by a computer scientist or not.  Like the Manobi Foundation that provides rural farmers with market prices so they are not held hostage by middle men, MOOCs can open doors to possibilities so that people's futures and aspirations aren't held hostage by isolation.  

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Making ebooks in Pages 5.2: Here's what works now (and what still doesn't) - Macworld

Making ebooks in Pages 5.2: Here's what works now (and what still doesn't) - Macworld | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Making ebooks in Pages 5.2: Here's what works now (and what still doesn't)
Macworld
Even before iBooks Author took the stage in 2012, Apple offered the average Mac user a way to build basic ebooks through its word-processing software, Pages.

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Peter Pappas's curator insight, April 14, 8:30 AM

A bit off topic (Pages rather than iBooks Author). But I thought it was worth saving here. 

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Five Tips for Building Strong Collaborative Learning

Five Tips for Building Strong Collaborative Learning | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Students at The College Preparatory School often collaborate in groups, as in this math class where students work together to solve a set of geometry problems in the classroom (above), and then wor

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Zamzar - video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter

Zamzar - video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Free online video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter. No download or account required.

Via Marta Florkiewicz-Borkowska, Juergen Wagner
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Marta Florkiewicz-Borkowska's curator insight, April 13, 9:57 AM

szybka konwersja plików do różnych formatów online

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 13, 12:38 PM

Very easy to use and free

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Defining and Exploring Gamification

Defining gamification, providing examples and exploring its use in a variety of settings.

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The Clues to a Great Story

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Source: Imgur
Hat tip TED and Super Interessante
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3 Courses for Download: Video, Flipped Learning, and Social ...

3 Courses for Download: Video, Flipped Learning, and Social ... | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
There are three new short courses from the St Vrain Valley School District posted to Moodle.net available for you to download. The modules focus on Social Learning, Flipping the Classroom (or meeting), and Creating Video.
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