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It is undeniable that technology plays an essential role in education. This topic is my way of staying updated with the latest trends and share my passion with the community.
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Effective Social Collaboration

Effective Social Collaboration | Tech & Education |

Over the last three years here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I’ve had the good fortune to be surrounded by a group of energetic, extremely talented and absolutely off-kilter university professionals from web, marketing, alumni, news and fundraising backgrounds. Together we’ve built a strong internal community that we call#UWSocial.


I’d be lying if I said it was all good planning. We starting out as around a dozen people in a conference room talking about Twitter and how we sometimes didn’t get it. In the immortal words of Navin R. Johnson, it took awhile to find our “special purpose.


Through a combination of good luck,scotch tape and a smart approach, our account community has grown to roughly 500+ accounts, 250 members and more than one million combined followers across all platforms. As in everything social, numbers don’t really tell a complete story, because it’s both awesome and fun to be a part of.

Via Annette Schmeling, Dennis T OConnor
Annette Schmeling's curator insight, December 28, 2012 9:28 AM

Networking from within. Great advice and potentially a good cases for Values Based Leaders to explore and share common interests. 

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Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration | Video on

TED Talks Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

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Sergey Gitinsky's curator insight, December 17, 2012 3:55 AM

Согласен с господином Рейнгольдом о том, что наступает эра соработничества. Инструменты соработничеста, такие как, например, подборки, будут востребованы все больше и больше.

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How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom | Steve Spangler's Blog

How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom | Steve Spangler's Blog | Tech & Education |
You are now on Pinterest, you've created boards, pinned and repinned and lost hours of your life without batting an eye. How do you bring Pinterest into your classroom and use it as a teaching resource?

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LiveBinders: Organize resources in an online binder

LiveBinders: Organize resources in an online binder | Tech & Education |
LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the web, create an online binder for content curation

Via John Dalziel
John Dalziel's curator insight, January 3, 2013 7:11 AM

Curate and Present your Resources Quickly and Simply

  Take Control of Information

  - View links like pages in a book instead of URLs on a page
  - Combine uploaded PDFs and Word docs with links in one binder
  - Go paperless one LiveBinder at a time

 Save Time

  - Update information conveniently without having to resend links
  - Avoid layout issues - all documents are organized by tabs and subtabs
  - Edit LiveBinders anytime, any place

 Make an Impression

  - Share all your documents in an easy presentable format
  - Use LiveBinders for SMART Board® and laptop presentations
  - Build a library of binders and become a valuable resource for others

 LiveBinders is Free!

  - Sign Up to create an account so you can store your livebinders right away
  - Add the 'LiveBinder It' Bookmark Tool to your browser toolbar

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Tech & Education |

Why have your students work collaboratively? "Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually."

This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few are:

* Establish group goals.

* Keep groups mid-sized.

* Build trust and promote open communication.

* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.

The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.

Via Beth Dichter
Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:56 AM

Great tips on how to facilitate collaborative learning. Learners that work collaborativley are engaged in their learning and have better learning outcomes. 

Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:06 PM

I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning.  As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).


Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way.  What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?


After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity).  The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.  


Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.

Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:22 PM

Keeping the groups at moderate levels will ensure an effective exchange of ideas and participation in all involved, I can echo the same statement that two heads are better than one. It is also interesting to learn that collaborative teams attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer periods as compared to  their individual counterparts., yes the use of technology makes collaborative learning manageable.