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5 Secrets to Producing Better Webinars

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If done well, webinars can drive sales and increase customer loyalty. Here's how to make yours stand out.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas...
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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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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics - Edudemic | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
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Good Friday Finds

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Which Comes First: Engaged Employees or Customer Success? via @OscarBerg
Friday’s Finds #216
You want to have tools to help employees get work done. Those tools are no longer the HR systems of performance management and compensation.
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Social Learning: Getting from “we push” to “you pull”

Social Learning: Getting from “we push” to “you pull” | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Posted by Jennifer Stempel and Amy A. Titus on April 17, 2014 It’s tempting to think that social learning is about technology — after all, social media platforms and the Web 2.0 technologies that e...
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The One Reason Why I Love Twitter - Jeffbullas's Blog

The One Reason Why I Love Twitter - Jeffbullas's Blog | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
There is a lot to like about Twitter with its simplicity and efficiency and part of its attraction is that it doesn’t over complicate things (it leaves that to the third party applications).
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A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss

A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss (A Twitter Guide Inspired By Dr. Seuss http://t.co/URLvsmoIVe #elearning #qr8-13)
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Beyond the Chalkface: Let us build it together

On scaffolding - Let us build it together: http://t.co/UzVeE5X5pB by @DuncLloyd
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Learning with 'e's: From atoms to bits

From atoms to bits http://t.co/EL1YmIryoZ @timbuckteeth
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Numero ideal de palabras y caracteres en los contenidos online, según investigaciones

Numero ideal de palabras y caracteres en los contenidos online, según investigaciones | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Curious, I dug around and found some answers for the ideal lengths of tweets and titles and everything in between. Many of these could have been answered with “it depends,” but where’s the fun in that? Solid research exists to show the value of writing, tweeting, and posting at certain lengths. We can learn a lot from scientific social media guidelines like these. Here’s the best of what I found.


Via Jordi Carrió Jamilà, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, Today, 12:25 AM

Interesante artículo para tener en cuenta el numero de palabras y caracteres de los contenidos. 

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Human (curation) vs. Machine (Algorithm) Ranking

Human (curation) vs. Machine (Algorithm) Ranking | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, April 18, 8:15 AM

Our research focuses on the presentation of content. ZEEF not only ranks information, but also categorizes it. We want to evaluate whether this curation process has an added value over just providing a list of results. To do this, we plan to compare Google results for certain queries with the corresponding ZEEF pages, and ask users how relevant they found the results, as well as how satisfied they were with them. In addition, we will compare the default Google list with our own ranked list in a similar way to what we did before.

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The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Everyone has different needs, and the social landscape is shifting accordingly.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, April 19, 1:55 PM

Mobile Tribes!

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 20, 5:05 AM

"The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller."

 

"The first generation of social media touted "networking", but the next generation, raised in always-on connectivity, will embrace ephemerality and digital tribalism. Those users will abandon the major social networks and migrate to more granular mobile villages with simpler ecosystems."

I think these two statements are pretty much spot-on, and will watch with interest as Facebook (and the 'others') tries to look small while continuing to gobble-up anyone and anything that looks like it might threaten its business model. We don't need one all-consuming platform, but that not how FB shareholders view the world.

 

Interesting times ahead!

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10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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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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LinkedIn's New Blogging Platform: A Way to Showcase Your Professional Smarts - Jewelers Circular Keystone Online (blog)

LinkedIn's New Blogging Platform: A Way to Showcase Your Professional Smarts - Jewelers Circular Keystone Online (blog) | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
LinkedIn's New Blogging Platform: A Way to Showcase Your Professional Smarts Jewelers Circular Keystone Online (blog) LinkedIn, the 11-year-old social media site that aims to be ground zero for professional networking, has added a blogging platform...
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Google debuts iPhone app for its Helpouts learning and tutorial ...

Google debuts iPhone app for its Helpouts learning and tutorial ... | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Google has added yet another app to its collection of iPhone apps today. This time it's Google Helpouts, which connects users over its Hangouts service to experts knowledgeable in a specific subject for tutoring.
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10 Inspiring WordPress Sites with Innovative Design - Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Inspiring WordPress Sites with Innovative Design - Jeffbullas's Blog | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
WordPress has emerged as the bloggers platform of choice if you want to get serious about playing in a digital world.
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It takes a village

It's a phrase that keeps echoing in my head: 'It takes a village'.
It's not a new phrase, but I was reminded of it again recently by Aaron Davis, a secondary school teacher in Melbourne, who has a prolific education Twitter account.
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PKM and small business

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There is one group that probably has the most need for professional development but has the least time – owners of small businesses. My parents owned a small business. They worked seven days a week. They never took any training courses.
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Teachers angry at online insults

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Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.
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5 Reasons Every Professional Should Use Twitter

5 Reasons Every Professional Should Use Twitter | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
It is my belief that fear keeps most professionals from taking advantage of all that Twitter has to offer.  For those that seek to challenge themselves and overcome fears, Twitter is the place to be… (5 Reasons Every Professional Should Use Twitter...
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Teachers: ‘Our pupils are targeting us’ with more than a quarter victims of abuse on social media

Teachers: ‘Our pupils are targeting us’ with more than a quarter victims of abuse on social media | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Teachers are facing an increasing barrage of “vile” sexual abuse, unfair allegations of incompetence and videos of themselves taken without their consent being posted online by their pupils, according to a report seen by The Independent.

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Business

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The Complete A to Z Guide to Personal Branding [infographic] (RT @suebecks: The Complete A to Z Guide to Personal Branding [infographic] http://t.co/Cv5nMhh7ue)...
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The brainy questions on Finland’s only high-stakes standardized test

The brainy questions on Finland’s only high-stakes standardized test | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Now here's a really serious college readiness exam.

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Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, April 18, 7:33 AM

Statements in this article that caught my attention:

"...students are primarily assessed by multiple teacher-made tests that vary from one school to another...

...At the national level sample-based student assessments similar to the National Assessment of Educational Progress that have no stakes for students, teachers, or schools are the main means to inform policy-makers and the public on how Finland’s school system is performing...

 

...This customized school system that attempts to meet local and individual needs is a poor host for external inspections and standardized tests. The only external standardized test in Finland is the national Matriculation Examination, a high-stakes exam that determines college readiness and which all students are required to pass in order to graduate high school exit and  enter university...


...Most Finns, including students and teachers, are happy with one examination given at the end of high school rather than more frequent tests and the side-effects that often come with them during the course of schooling...

 

What is the structure of this exam and what does it measure?  First, students must take at least four individual tests in order to be awarded the Matriculation Examination certificate. An exam assessing students’ competencies of mother tongue (Finnish, Swedish or Saami) is compulsory for everybody. Second, each student chooses three further tests from the following pool: second domestic language (e.g. Swedish), foreign language (most often English), mathematics, and one test from the humanities and sciences category. Additionally, students may add optional exams in the following subjects: various foreign languages, history, civics, biology, geography, physics, chemistry, health education, psychology, philosophy, ethics, and religious studies...

 

...The mathematics exam consists of 15 problems of which student can choose no more than ten..."

Just some interesting things to ponder and to compare against the system of testing that has been adopted here in the United States. 

 

 

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Connectivism - A Learning Theory?

Connectivism - A Learning Theory? | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Those folks who were given the assignment to defend connectivism as a learning theory had a really tough job. You can read their position paper here. I assert that connectivism is a method that is ...

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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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