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SteveB's Social Learning Scoop

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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Beyond Content Shock: How To Ignite Your Content in 2015

Beyond Content Shock: How To Ignite Your Content in 2015 | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
In an era of increasing information density, marketers must look toward content ignition as primary strategy

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, January 26, 5:07 PM

Last year, Mark Schaefer's post on Content Shock sounded like a wake-up call for content marketing as a marketing strategy. In short, he was predicting diminishing returns for content marketing. As more and more companies adopt content marketing, he explained, it becomes increasingly difficult to raise above the noise. 


While there's been some debate on whether or not content shock was real, marketers have certainly been challenged by declining opportunity to get organic distribution from social networks.


This year, he focuses on the need to find new ways to distribute content and ignite it, as he puts it, so that it becomes impacting. 


As I replied last year to Mark and we've seen since then, there is a great opportunity to turn that content shock into an opportunity: content curationIn a world where more and more content is being produced, value shifts from creation to curation.


Building content hubs with not just your latest creations but also curated content creates new distribution opportunities to ignite your content:


- instead of being too self-promotional, you become a resource that adds third-party content to your own;


- you make it easy for your readers to reshare your content and direct traffic back to your site;


- you increase your SEO footprint;


- you build relationships with influencers in your space, making it more likely for them to reshare your own content.

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How Cisco’s Learning Network Became a Social Hub for the IT Industry | MIT Sloan Management Review

How Cisco’s Learning Network Became a Social Hub for the IT Industry | MIT Sloan Management Review | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Cisco’s social educational platform, Learning@Cisco, is a key hub for people in IT around the globe.
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Why online learning needs to get serious about apps

Why online learning needs to get serious about apps | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

One of the main problems preventing the widespread use of mobile phones for education is the need for longer interactions/communications than is typically available. So, will online education rise or fall based on our ability to reengineer learning for bursts?

Ryan Craig, University Ventures, writing for VentureBeat thinks not ....



Read more: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/online-learning-needs-get-serious-apps/#ixzz3Q3gKDENr


Via Stewart-Marshall, michel verstrepen
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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 28, 3:34 PM

I particularly liked the 'hope and optimism' bit here :-)  nice graphic

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4 Free One-Week Courses on Problem-Based Learning from BIE

4 Free One-Week Courses on Problem-Based Learning from BIE | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

"The following online classes are developed and facilitated by BIE, and focus on project design, management and assessment. After taking these classes, you will be able to improve your own PBL practice and share your knowledge with others. Additional classes will be added throughout the year. Follow @PBLUniversity on Twitter to get updates on upcoming classes.


"Please note that classes will only take place if the minimum enrollment is reached. Spread the word about a class you’d like to take place by telling a friend to enroll!"


Jim Lerman's insight: Buck Institute is one of the best places to go to for resources on Project-Based Learning. These courses are sure to be excellent.


Via Beth Dichter, Jim Lerman
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 21, 8:02 PM

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is a go to site for learning about Problem-Based Learning, and they are offering four free one-week courses during February and March. The courses are:

* How to Create a Driving Question

* How to Manage Student Presentations

* How to Assess Critical Thinking

* How to Include Content and Competencies

You may register for the first two courses now. Registration for the other two will open on Feb. 4, 2015.

Additional information is available on the courses at the website (click through to the course).

There is a maximum enrollment of 300 so if you are interested in checking these out it would be good to go to the website sooner rather than later.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 24, 12:03 AM

Great resource! Thx Beth Dichter

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Alan Campbell: Relevance and The UW-Stout e-Learning Certificate

Alan Campbell: Relevance and The UW-Stout e-Learning Certificate | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Alan Campbell: 


My mind was restless and I was looking for my next challenge. I received an email from Joan Vandervelde promoting an E-learning and Online Graduate Certificate. I read the fine print and decided the program would enhance my ability to support a blended classroom. By the end of my first course, I had started my own website and blog. In all of the courses, the interaction between students and instructors has been tantalizing. The exposure to new resources, at times overwhelming, has been exciting. The experience has been both humbling and fulfilling. My mind is left to ask, "What's next?" 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 27, 3:30 PM

Alan is currently enrolled in the E-Learning Practicum. This blog entry started out as a reflection on the relevance and impact of the UW-Stout's E-Learning Graduate Certificate program. Alan is a powerful teacher; online, blended or face to face.  His commitment to life long learning jumps off the page.  


Read his blog: the simple teacher.  You will be glad you did!

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Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad

Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

"For the first time ever, Khan Academy has released all of its classes specifically for the iPad. This is great for anyone interested in getting some free education, but it’s much more than that. In fact, Khan Academy’s decision is big news for human civilization."


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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 28, 10:56 AM
A good resource for math, science, and the humanities!
Ula Rutter's curator insight, January 28, 2:26 PM

I've been recommending this resource to a number of students recently; it has lessons in many subjects now, but was originally started by a mathematician who posted explanations of maths topic.

 

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Online courses: Are we learning yet?

Online courses: Are we learning yet? | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
The problems with online courses are not limited to MOOCs. The benefits of online learning are undeniable. Barriers inherent in traditional learning such as time, space, location, and access are eliminated with asynchronous internet courses.

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Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses - The Rapid eLearning Blog | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
There are many ways to make great online training courses. However, it requires the right resources and commitment. Learn how to fix common issues.

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Moocs: students in the global south are wary of a 'sage on the stage'

Moocs: students in the global south are wary of a 'sage on the stage' | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Unless universities adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of students in emerging economies, free online courses will have no relevance

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, January 27, 11:08 AM

Very important message from Charlotte Gunawardena in an issue of The Guardian from March 2014.

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YouTube Now Defaults to HTML5 Player Over Flash

YouTube Now Defaults to HTML5 Player Over Flash | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Today, YouTube announced that its Web video player will now default to HTML5 over Adobe Flash to add more flexibility for developers, bloggers and consumers. The team wrote that it…

Via Bruno Renkin, michel verstrepen
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You Can Now Send Private Group Messages on Twitter

You Can Now Send Private Group Messages on Twitter | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
And there's a new video capture feature, too

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The 3 Top Research Supported Methods to Improve Training – Will Thalheimer Video Part 3

The 3 Top Research Supported Methods to Improve Training – Will Thalheimer Video Part 3 | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Last week I shared parts 1 and 2 of my conversation with Dr. Will Thalheimer. In part 3 we learn the top 3 things you can do to improve your training solutions. All 3 are based on proven research. However, Will also reminds us… “none of these are panaceas. The key is to have more ... http://elearningfeeds.com/the-3-top-research-supported-methods-to-improve-training-will-thalheimer-video-part-3/


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Responsive Website Design: Everything You Need To Know [10 Infographics]

Responsive Website Design: Everything You Need To Know [10 Infographics] | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
These whopping 10 well-done infographics will teach you everything you need to know about Responsive Website Design. It's a major design trend for 2013.
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The Case for Learning C as Your First Programming Language

The Case for Learning C as Your First Programming Language | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
We could probably debate forever which programming language is best to learn first--it could depend on your goals and other considerations.
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Coding is the New Literacy – Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens

Coding is the New Literacy – Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
There is no denying that coding is snowballing in importance across schools all around the world. Whether it’s Scratch, Programming Games or the Hour of Code, an understanding of software and the ability to code is fast becoming an essential skill...

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Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

by Steve Kolowich


"When Michael Henderson is grading his students’ final assignments, he likes to skip the written comments for them. Instead of a red pen, Mr. Henderson, a senior lecturer in education at Monash University, in Australia, takes out a video camera. He records a five-minute, unscripted critique for each student. He doesn’t bother editing the videos, even if he says “um” a lot or has to rephrase a sentence or two.

"Mr. Henderson and Michael Phillips, a colleague on the education faculty, have been doing it this way for about five years. They say their students prefer video feedback, finding it clearer and seemingly more sincere than written notes, notwithstanding the lack of polish. And making the videos takes the instructors less time, on average, than would writing out comments longhand.

"The two Monash instructors recently wrote about their video-feedback method, in a paper that analyzes survey responses and unsolicited notes from 126 of their students. “A surprising theme in the data was that students reported that they felt the feedback to be ‘real,’ ‘honest,’ and ‘authentic,’” they wrote in the paper, which will appear in a coming issue of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, a peer-reviewed journal."


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Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools ~ University of Houston

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools ~ University of Houston | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

FREE ONLINE COURSE FOR K-16 EDUCATORS


Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools is a free online class taught by Dr. Sara G. McNeil & Bernard R Robin of University of Houston System


"Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. 


"You will learn how to use these tools effectively in your classroom through unique problem-based scenarios that will help you understand how to choose the best Web 2.0 tool. Our approach focuses on the task rather than the tool in an effort to improve communication, collaboration, presentation, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking in your learners. You will take part in a robust exchange of practical ideas while participating in online discussion forums and sharing your experiences and learning from fellow teachers about best practices with Web 2.0 tools in your co