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What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common?

What Content Curation, Chunking Information and Micro-learning have in common? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
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Interesting strategies for transforming traditional online learning.

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Why Online Students Succeed

Why Online Students Succeed | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

By Brian Fleming:

 

Improving online student success can be overwhelming, but findings from a recent Eduventures study suggest that it is not as complicated as it seems.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 10:56 AM

Bottom line: back to basics... online teaching basics that is. 

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Curate Your Online Course with Classmill

Curate Your Online Course with Classmill | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

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Playing with this new tool as I experiment with redesigning a course. Looks easy, flexible and powerful.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 4, 11:40 AM

A very useful resource for anyone thinking of delivering on-line courses. Simple to use, and free!

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 12:20 PM

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 7, 7:42 AM

Classmill,

Finally a content curation tool directly devoted to Online Courses. It's an excellent web tool for teacher, trainers or educators.


Easy of use and very intuitive:


collect your links, photos, files, videos, articles, clips, etc... and melt them onto learning modules 

Try it out now: http://classmill.com 

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

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A truly useful view of major theory and theorists

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, May 6, 7:46 PM

This one really helped me to see a bigger picture of the many Learning Theories and some of their connections.

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11 Effective Ways to Use Twitter in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Effective Ways to Use Twitter in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Ideas for your library and classroom teacher partners.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:38 PM

There are several ways we can use Twitter in education and here is a brief overview of some of them.

David Stewart's curator insight, December 29, 2014 4:47 AM

ok, now I just have to do it..

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Radical Librarians in Ferguson and Beyond

Radical Librarians in Ferguson and Beyond | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
A militarized police force - clad in body armor, helmets, and camouflage - shot rubber bullets and tear gas at the protestors. Children huddled in their houses, unable to sleep as their parents too...
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Models for leading, for making a real difference.

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The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

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Important read about important trends in this first NMC version for libraries.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 21, 2014 7:42 PM

Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the NMC and co-principal investigator for the project. “Finally we have been able to produce a report aimed directly at the needs of academic and research libraries — and what we have found is that academic and research libraries are leveraging new technology in some very important and creative ways

Gai Dennett's curator insight, August 24, 2014 7:45 PM

The Library edition of the 2014 Horizon Report is a "must read" for Librarians

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The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries

The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
The "take a book, return a book" boxes are catching in even on places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar books abound. 
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FEATURE - Makerbot Replicator 2: 3D Printing Tips From an Early Adopter

FEATURE - Makerbot Replicator 2: 3D Printing Tips From an Early Adopter | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
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"3D printers are all the rage in public libraries, but they are just starting to creep into the academic sphere. At Penfield Library, which is at the State University of New York (SUNY)–Oswego, we have set up a successful 3D printing program using a MakerBot Replicator 2."

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Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon's Kindle Unlimited

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon's Kindle Unlimited | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect...
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With so much scariness out there, Dave concludes: "Thank goodness there are librarians who long ago realized that it is not the size of your collection, but the reach of your community that really matters."

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 31, 2014 1:02 PM

I am so glad that level headed librarian professionals are out there reassuring us that we are still vital and the new tech innovations that come out are an enhancement and not a replacement.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 31, 2014 9:00 PM

And they should and at the same transform finding new roles to play in communities.

 

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, August 1, 2014 8:19 AM

Today I offered a student an ebook version of a book she wanted as the print version is out on loan.  She opted for putting the print version on hold and taking out the next in the series instead.

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Special Report: Blended and Flipped


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Another collection of very practical articles from Faculty Focus.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:40 PM

Fresh information about Blended and Flipped online education. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 6, 10:01 PM

This report is certainly required reading, especially if you are planning on flipping your class. 

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn


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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.

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Interesting new takes to consider.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, September 1, 2014 7:03 AM

We need to be considering multi-pedagogical learning as a consequence of integrating technology with learning.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:09 AM

#avancee

3 conceitos sobre a aprendizagem do seculo XXI


1- HEUTA- encoraja os aprendizes a serem auto-direcionados

2- PEERA- foco em co-aprendizagem e co-criacao

3- CYBER- Encoraja engajamento dos aprendizes no ambiente de aprendizagem on line.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 8:25 PM

I like these ideas. 

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Columbia University, Teachers College, and Ryan Baker Launch Big Data in Education MOOC on edX ^ CCNMTL

Columbia University, Teachers College, and Ryan Baker Launch Big Data in Education MOOC on edX ^ CCNMTL | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
In this course, Baker discusses how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics. Participants will learn about methods being developed by researchers in educational data mining, learning analytics, learning at scale, student modeling, and artificial intelligence in education. Baker will discuss how to use each method to answer education research questions and to drive intervention and improvement in educational software and systems.

 

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Free...starts July 1


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Big data is for educators too!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 11, 12:25 PM

Data Analytics, adaptive AI, Education in the 21st Century.  Some squirm other dream.  Why not find out more about the near future?

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How do students use video in higher education?

How do students use video in higher education? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
A new SAGE white paper out today reveals the types of educational videos that appeal to students and where they go to find them. Titled 'Great Expectations: Students and Video in Higher Education,' the paper includes suggestions for librarians as they connect the video resources found in their libraries ...
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"All of these findings help to describe the changing higher education environment," Leonard wrote. "With a diversity of age ranges and life experiences and with a similar diversity of classrooms types (synchronous and asynchronous, in person and virtual), student expectations for videos—including how their faculty will employ videos—are just as diverse as the campus communities to which they belong."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-students-video-higher.html#jCp

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Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning?

Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
e now have access to Open Educational Resources (OERs) that can be far more interactive and require that the learner be fully engaged with learning the content to progress. These resources allow us to help re-mediate gaps in student learning, as well as motivate and engage them too.
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From John Shank on the value of OER in college teaching.

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The role of communities of practice in a digital age

The role of communities of practice in a digital age | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Useful model.

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PHD Comics: Why Academics Really Use Twitter

PHD Comics: Why Academics Really Use Twitter | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Link to Piled Higher and Deeper
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Want a laugh? 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:35 AM

Insider's jokes even the outsiders can laugh at. 

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 23, 2014 10:18 AM

Hilarious!

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The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office

The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces doesnt sit well with some library loyalists.
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Why This Professor Is Encouraging Facebook Use in His Classroom – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why This Professor Is Encouraging Facebook Use in His Classroom – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
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Research regarding the legitimacy of social media in higher ed learning.

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Content Curation in the classroom: Scoop.it interview at the Ohio University

A class from Ohio University's social media certificate program called Content Curation skyped with the CEO & Co-Founder of Scoop.it, a social curation site. Students live-tweeted to capture the advice and inspiration from Scoop.it CEO & Co-Founder, uillaume Decugis.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 31, 2014 12:50 PM

Scoopit is my #1 Content Curation destination!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 31, 2014 11:48 PM

Curaduría de contenidos en el aula.

Morgane Chevalier, PMP's curator insight, August 1, 2014 12:19 AM

Je l'enseigne en formation continue de mon côté :-)

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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: 8 Tips for Making Beautiful Presentations

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: 8 Tips for Making Beautiful Presentations | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

by Michele Pecansky-Brock

 

"Humans are visual creatures. Creating and engaging with visual content was more innate to our species than text.  But beyond the "what came first" argument, we must understand the power of images to engage the affective domain of learning.  For a moment, reflect on your childhood memories. What comes to mind? How much of what you remember is imprinted in memory because someone took photographs of those moments?  "Our personal memories, our lives are shaped through images. And as they have become more accessible to educators, understanding how to use them effectively to persuade, impact, empower, and inspire others is an important part of communicating."


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Michelle Pacansky-Brock offers tips for presentations and lectures.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 2014 6:57 PM

We are visual learners who enjoy a good story. Sometimes that needs digital technology and sometimes it does not.

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Serving the User When and Where They Are: Hyperlinked Libraries | Tame The Web

Serving the User When and Where They Are: Hyperlinked Libraries | Tame The Web | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

Via Miguel Mimoso Correia
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Wonderful summary  of the shifts by Michael Stephens.

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The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC
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Personal Learning Networks, CoPs Connectivism: Creatively Explained

Personal Learning Networks, CoPs Connectivism: Creatively Explained | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
As part of a graduate course in Social Network Learning, I ask students to create a non-linguistical representation.  Here is the description of this assignment: The intent of this module is to ass...

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Inspiration from Jackie Gerstein.  Will share with my Social Media class.

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NLafferty's curator insight, July 4, 2014 4:57 AM

Interesting range of creative expressions of connectivisim and communities of practice.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 4, 2014 12:41 PM

Communities of Practice are organic and creative processes. Several years ago the term came into education as if School managers could structure them and order them.

Helen Teague's curator insight, July 5, 2014 3:05 PM

Dynamic assignment that makes essential connections!