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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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Google Maps Gallery

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Google Maps Gallery offers a growing collection of maps depicting all kinds of data.
In the Google Maps Gallery visitors can find mapped displays of data sets on topics in...
   - science,
   - society,
   - history,
   - politics,
...and much more.
Google Maps Gallery is focused on visualizations of data sets, which could provide a starting point for some learners' research projects.

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Online Newspapers: World Directory

Online Newspapers: World Directory | technologies |
An extensive directory of Online Newspapers from every country of the world provided to you by
John Dalziel's insight:

Learners can expand their knowledge of current events and other cultures by reading newspapers from around the world. Here they’ll find a comprehensive collection of digital newspapers organized by regions. From Madagascar to Hong Kong to Mexico, they’ll find more newspapers than they can manage. They are not translated, however, so they’ll need to know the native language or try using Google Translate or other translation software.

Krešimir TOMAS's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:27 PM

Seznam časopisov v e-obliki po državah....

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"The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are."
"If you were not born in the country you were...
* What would your life be like?
* Would you be the same person?"
If It Were My Home provides a tool to aid understanding life in other countries by comparing them; use the country comparison tool to compare living conditions in our own country to those of another.
Dylan Jeremy Smith's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:28 PM

So, it just goes to show that an American would be better off living in Australia.

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Worldometers - real time world statistics

Worldometers - real time world statistics | technologies |
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.
John Dalziel's insight:

Enables practitioners and/orlearners to view all kinds of global data.
Worldometers provides constantly updating statistics about a wide range of topics...
- World population
- Government & Economics

- Society & Media

- Environment
- Food
- Water

- Energy

- Health
...taken from a variety of online sources.
The site is both educational and awareness-raising and could be used in many ways.

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Google Trends

With Google Trends, users can compare the world’s interest in selected topics.


Users can enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time.


Google Trends also shows...

- how frequently the topics have appeared in Google News stories, and

- the geographic regions in which people have searched for them the most.


Google hope users find this service interesting and entertaining, but those in the world of education probably wouldn’t want to write a Ph.D. dissertation based on the information provided by Trends.


NOTE: The information provided by Trends is updated daily, and Hot Searches ( is updated hourly.

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