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Copyright | Creative Commons Code Generator | Choose a License

Copyright | Creative Commons Code Generator | Choose a License | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Maria Persson's comment, August 25, 2013 11:50 PM
This is super helpful - thanks so much!
Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:52 PM

Must have if you are a developing digitally literate student or pedagogue!  Let's be honest, fair and true to the work done by others and even ourselves!  Thanks for this very useful and urgently needed resource!

becool's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:37 AM

Creative Commons: Voor een sommige al gekend, door niet velen toegepast. Deze link om je hier wat meer informatie over te geven en de cultuur van het delen verder te promoten. Docenten, trainers, instructeurs en coaches hebben baat bij dit model. Controleer de mogelijkheden van creative commons en gebruik het ook werkelijk!

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Finding Your Tone Of Voice

Finding Your Tone Of Voice | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This seems to be such an important point when teaching online.


When creating content for the Web, considering tone of voice is important. Your tone can help you stand out from competitors, communicate efficiently and effectively with your audience and share your personality.


What Is Tone Of Voice, And Why Is It Important?
Tone of voice isn’t what we say but how we say it. It’s the language we use, the way we construct sentences, the sound of our words and the personality we communicate. It is to writing what logo, color and typeface are to branding.


When we speak to others in person, our non-verbal communication says more than the words themselves. Non-verbal communication consists of facial expressions, tone, cues, gestures and pitch. Online, we lose of all of these except tone. We can imbue our Web copy with a tone that is distinct, clear, consistent and relevant to the target audience.


You can’t create a strong and effective user experience without language. And tone of voice plays a big role in this by doing the following:

Differentiating you from competitors, Showing your personality, Helping you gain and retain customers.


Here are some snippets of content from the “About” pages of well-known brands. You can see how each has its own unique and appropriate tone of voice.

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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


Via Lauren Moss, Baiba Svenca, Jenny Pesina, João Greno Brogueira, Louise Robinson-Lay
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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

National Microscope Exchange's comment, February 18, 2015 12:00 AM
Superb Article