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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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Celly - Instant Group Text and Polls | Mobile Learning | Text to Screen

Celly - Instant Group Text and Polls | Mobile Learning | Text to Screen | technologies | Scoop.it
Celly lets you instantly group people and topics into cells. Cells function as chatrooms where people communicate instantly via text-based messaging. Cells can include messages from the web or other social networks to capture your interests.
John Dalziel's insight:

Celly is a platform for communication between practitioners, learners and other education stakeholders.
It's easy!
Users can...
   ▪ set up groups for their organisation or course or team etc. and others join for private, instant messaging.
   ▪ send messages, reminders and alerts instantly; Use polls to gather information and/or real-time responses.
   ▪ connect related groups and topics for easy collaboration across teams and learning environments.
In their words...Users will...
     "have instant, private, secure classroom communication without the "over-sharing of social networks."
Apps are available via App Store and/or Google play.

Well worth a closer look.

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Arthur Family Health | PBS KIDS

Arthur Family Health | PBS KIDS | technologies | Scoop.it
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Arthur Family Health is one for Family Learning, Initial Teacher Training and more.
Arthur Family Health is designed to help practitioners, learners and parents learn about common health challenges many people may face, including friends, course and/or work colleagues and many whom we meet in our day-to-day activities.
Through videos, games (online and offline), and data sheets visitors to Arthur Family Health can learn about...
   - asthma,
   - allergies,
   - nutrition,
   - fitness, and
   - resilience
e.g. Practitioners will find activities that will help all learners in their learning environments understand the considerations that need to be made for peanut allergies and asthma.

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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services. | technologies | Scoop.it
A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services. Find out how to delete your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn accounts and more.
John Dalziel's insight:

Many companies use dark pattern techniques (see next curation) to make it difficult to find how to delete accounts.

 

JustDelete.me aims to be a directory of urls to enable you to easily delete an account from web services.

 

The links provided are colour-coded to indicate the difficulty level of account deletion:
- Green - Easy - Simple process
- Yellow - Medium - Some extra steps involved
- Red - Hard - Cannot be fully deleted without contacting customer services
- Black - Impossible - Cannot be deleted

 

Click the coloured header to go to the appropriate link.

 

As learners become aware that their eReputation could affect their employability, and more, they may well want to delete some accounts.

 

As they will discover, by visiting this website, that isn't always possible.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:08 PM

Sounds like a useful tool to share with students and staff who feel they have 'lost some control' in their online world, and need to 'refresh' their web footprint.

Margaret Kooser's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:15 PM

I think that this is a really good thing. While everyone knows that even when you delete something, its out there somewhere. So having something that officially deletes a specific page that you created that you lost control of is an amazing thing.

Ricardo Pimenta's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:39 PM

Um serviço a ser pago... O anonimato se tornou mercadoria

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Behind the Brands

Behind the Brands | technologies | Scoop.it
Change the way the food companies that make your favorite brands do business #behindthebrands
John Dalziel's insight:

Based on factors such as...
- land issues,
- workers' rights and
- greenhouse emissions,
and ranging from...
- "very poor" to
- "good",
Oxfam has investigated how the world's ten biggest food companies do business.
The resulting content is presented very well and provides plenty of, excuse the pun, "food for thought".

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Awareness

Awareness | technologies | Scoop.it
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Awareness is a ‘personal assistant’ that helps both practitioners and their learners to be aware of the time they spent on the computer.
Are we all aware that...
   - computers, smartphones and tablets now play an essential part in our daily lives;
   - watching a screen for long hours, we might suffer some ill effects such as eye-strain, blur vision and headache and
   - over-staring at a screen can even cause users to experience sleep disorders?
By using Awareness, an on-line app that can help reduce digital eye fatigue and strain, every continuous hour practitioners and their learners spent on computer, will trigger the software to play a Tibetan singing bowl.
In addition to that, Awareness will also show the amount of time being spent on the computer, without a break, in the menu bar.
Note: the software will never force users to stop using the computer.
Awareness is available for both Windows and OS X

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Do You Mean Me? | Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Do You Mean Me? | Equality Commission for Northern Ireland | technologies | Scoop.it
Do You Mean Me? We conduct an Equality Awareness Survey every three years. The results reveal attitudes and experience of discrimination in Northern Ireland.
John Dalziel's insight:

The Equality Commission,for Northern Ireland, has launched an interactive website,filled with resources to assist practitioners in learning environments and challenge their learners'...
- knowledge
- experience and
- understanding of equality.
Ideal for...
- religious studies
- learning for life and work
- citizenship
- personal and social education
...and more.

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Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

A Dark Pattern is a type of user interface that appears to have been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills.

This website raises learner awareness providing an informative slidecast and other resources.

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Safe - The DigitalMe Certificate in Safe Social Networking

Safe - The DigitalMe Certificate in Safe Social Networking | technologies | Scoop.it

Safe is a new national programme of practical activities to develop children’s skills, self-confidence and safety awareness when using social network sites.

 

Ideal for...

- Initial Teacher Training,

- Family Learning Practitioners and for

- Learning Providers who put their learners into the role of the "adult"ensuring their/or their friends children, younger brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins etc are safe.

 

Lots of free downloadable resources.

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