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Libraries Use Tablets, QR Codes and RFID Technology to Bridge the Digital Divide

Libraries Use Tablets, QR Codes and RFID Technology to Bridge the Digital Divide | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Institutions offer wireless access and PCs to flourish as a place for community engagement.

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Donald Clark Plan B: Prensky: game on - digital natives, immigrants and aliens

Donald Clark Plan B: Prensky: game on - digital natives, immigrants and aliens | The information Edge | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:08 PM

Mark Prensky is a lively New Yorker and ex-teacher who set the pace on the use of games in learning with his evangelistic book Digital Game-Based Learning(2001). Prensky claims that today's educators/trainers and learners are from separate worlds. Sure, learners have a short attention span nowadays - for the old ways of learning! His point is that the old ways are inappropriate for the new generation of learners. His argument is that games make learning cool. School and most learning experiences are not cool.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 13, 2013 6:04 AM

 I have known Marc and followed his work for some time. This is a good way to learn about him and his concepts.

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How Useful Is Google Scholar? - Enago Blog: Scientific Publication Help

How Useful Is Google Scholar? - Enago Blog: Scientific Publication Help | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Google Scholar promises so much – the ability to search academic databases with the same ease of use of the original ‘Mother Google’ search engine. But is it a reality yet for research students?
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An Introduction to Threat Modeling

An Introduction to Threat Modeling | The information Edge | Scoop.it
There is no single solution for keeping yourself safe online. Digital security isn’t about which tools you use; rather, it’s about understanding the threats you face and how you can counter those threats. To become more secure, you must determine what you need to protect, and whom you need to protect it from. Threats can change depending on where you’re located, what you’re doing, and whom you’re working with.
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College lecturers say they are spending more time teaching ‘basic skills’

College lecturers say they are spending more time teaching ‘basic skills’ | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Almost 73% of academics surveyed indicate increasing student diversity
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Don’t Get Social Media? Here’s Each Network Explained With Beer

Don’t Get Social Media? Here’s Each Network Explained With Beer | The information Edge | Scoop.it
So you understand what Facebook is about (hopefully), maybe even Twitter, but what about all these other networks you keep hearing about? To those who aren’t social media savvy the mention of Insta...
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More in School, but Not Learning

More in School, but Not Learning | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Globally, more children than ever are attending school, but some experts say high-quality education has proved elusive. The solution will be expensive.
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How New Social Networks Plan To Shrink The Internet To One Meaningful Story Per Day

How New Social Networks Plan To Shrink The Internet To One Meaningful Story Per Day | The information Edge | Scoop.it
"This." is launching an app today to "push you to the content that is worthy of your time," says founder Andrew Golis.
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Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges | Education for All Global Monitoring Report

Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges | Education for All Global Monitoring Report | The information Edge | Scoop.it
RT @OECD_Edu: Good news! 80m more children are now enrolled in school than in 2000: http://t.co/OPu2qcSDkp @EFAReport #EduVerdict http://t.…

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Welcome to the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors | Contact North

Welcome to the Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty & Instructors | Contact North | The information Edge | Scoop.it
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Millennials Evaluate Corporate Reputation Through a New Lens

Millennials Evaluate Corporate Reputation Through a New Lens | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Millennials comprise about one-third of “Opinion Elites,” an influential subset of the public who are highly informed, engaged and active when it comes to social and business issues. And just as Millennials' shopping, dietary and financial decisions differ from those of older generations, younger Opinion Elites (aged 18-34) focus on different qualities than their older peers when assessing a corporate reputation.
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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | The information Edge | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

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They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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2014 Higher Education Technology Landscape - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

2014 Higher Education Technology Landscape - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics | The information Edge | Scoop.it
The 2014 Higher Education Technology Landscape infographic from EDUVENTURES is the effort to ma...

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Guest Post: Lettie Conrad on Metadata Promiscuity and the Researcher Experience

Guest Post: Lettie Conrad on Metadata Promiscuity and the Researcher Experience | The information Edge | Scoop.it
The pathways into academic material are diverse and the researcher experiences (RX) are quite variable. How can a publisher best open up its content for discovery?
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Which Apps Are the Class of 2015 Using? (Infographic)

Which Apps Are the Class of 2015 Using? (Infographic) | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Facebook is still the top social network among these recent graduates, YouTube has the biggest reach and more young adults use Google+ than Pinterest.
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Technology in Higher Education: Defining the Strategic Leader (EDUCAUSE Review)

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The working group identified 10 key roles for IT leaders. Figure 1 shows the roles and how they interconnect and influence each other.

At the core of the model is the role of the strategist. To be an effective strategist, the IT leader must understand the organization and provide both information systems and technology leadership that bring to life transformation across the organization.

The inner ring represents three primary roles that successful IT leaders assume. These roles are interdependent, take time to develop, and are perhaps the most difficult to achieve.

* Trusted advisor
* Relationship builder
* Visionary

The outer ring identifies six discrete roles that an IT leader will play. Whereas a successful IT leader typically plays the primary roles consistently and simultaneously, the discrete roles might only be needed at specific times. Many of these roles stem from and relate to the primary roles.

* Change driver
* Promoter and persuader
* Master communicator
* Team builder
* Ambassador
* Coach


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Leanne Chippendale's curator insight, May 21, 5:55 AM

Add this to the many hats we have as teachers. IT the way of the future, of course we must be embassadors and leaders.

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American Innovation Lies on Weak Foundation

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Investment in basic research — the fundamental building block for innovation and economic advancement — has steadily declined as a share of the economy.
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danah boyd | apophenia » An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media

danah boyd | apophenia » An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media | The information Edge | Scoop.it

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Glen Newey: Mind Your Tone

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In the brave new world of know-biz, universities now issue ‘tone of voice’ marketing-correctness drills to staff charged with handling the ‘brand’. The comms and marketing wonks who write them face a tough challenge: to pander to their institution’s special-snowflake syndrome, while spouting the same commercial cobblers as everyone else. ‘Brand is expressed in everything […]
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6 key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education in 2015

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What will be driving the use of education technology in universities in the next five years?
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how is APRIL 1 for you - oh, just the usual game

how is APRIL 1 for you - oh, just the usual game | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Bourdieu says that academic work, like other areas of social, economic and cultural life, can be thought of as a game. This is/was my game today. Academic Meeting 4.0 (Shortlisted for best British ...
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Social Media Basics: The Pros and Cons of Each Social Network

Social Media Basics: The Pros and Cons of Each Social Network | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Are you considering using social media to market your business? Are you unsure which network is right for you and your business? Each social network has its advantages and disadvantages, and each o...
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