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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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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to OA

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to OA | The information Edge | Scoop.it
As digital piracy goes large scale, publishers, libraries, and the open access movement have a lot at stake.
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The Open Syllabus Project, Altmetrics, and a New Dataset

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The Open Syllabus Project has created a database of over 1 million college syllabuses and extracted the names of the materials used in these courses. These materials are analyzed quantitatively and ranked. The creators of the service propose a new metric for the evaluation of academic publications.
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Go Further | Part-time Courses | NCI

Go Further | Part-time Courses | NCI | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Information on all National College of Ireland activities, including full, part-time and online programmes.
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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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"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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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ideas to Make Lectures and Presentations Interactive

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ideas to Make Lectures and Presentations Interactive | The information Edge | Scoop.it
When I was a student, I had a problem staying awake in class. I felt bad and teachers were mad. Today, as a teacher myself, I discovered the blame was misplaced. I was sleeping because of boring lesson delivery. When I teach a class or an auditorium with hundreds, there is never any sleeping going on because I have an interactive and engaging delivery. Whether delivering a lesson to school children or providing professional development to adults, in today’s fast-paced, digital world, your audience deserves to have an interactive presentation where they are engaged.

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Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement | White | First Monday

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Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement
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Still scene-setting when thinking about TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning)....

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Learning Management System Timeline Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Learning Management System Timeline Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | The information Edge | Scoop.it
Learning Management System has come a long way since the 1950’s to become an integral part of educational strategy today. Online leaning has become more popular today, and Learning Management System (LMS) help to administer, document, report, deliver and track online training programs and education courses. eLearning includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and steaming video, and includes technology applications and processes such as audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM, and computer-based leaning, as well as local intranet/extranet and web-based learning. The Learning Management System Timeline Infographic shows how LMS has evolved over time.

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Seth's Blog: The future of the library

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What is a public library for? First, how we got here: Before Gutenberg, a book cost about as much as a small house. As a result, only kings and bishops could afford to own a book of their own. This...
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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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Education Technology | TLDR

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The Internet is too long to read.
Get your fix of clever content on education and technology. | TLDR
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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, 2015 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

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