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What Makes Stories Go Viral: The Emotional Combinations Formula

What Makes Stories Go Viral: The Emotional Combinations Formula | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A study of 65,000 articles.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 24, 2016 11:15 AM

Want your content to go viral? Then you've got to read this post.

 

Written by Kerry JonesKelsey Libert, and Kristin Tynski for Harvard Business Review (HBR), this article discusses recent research that nails the formula for creating viral content. The formula parallels with storytelling elements that make for great stories.

 

Yay! As the authors say, "Marketers wanting to increase viral potential can create the ideal configuration of arousal and dominance for reaching a massive audience by incorporating the right emotional combinations into their content."

 

They not only share the research around the formula, they also provide links to great examples to back up their points.

 

Grab this and use it now!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

 

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collaborative Learning in Today's Technology-Driven World

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collaborative Learning in Today's Technology-Driven World | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The core premise of collaborative learning views that learning occurs socially and can be enhanced by different views of others. With the rapid advancement of technologies, the width and depth of knowledge that learners can share with others have become limitless. Indeed, the immense potentials of the Internet technology boosted the power of collaborative learning in enhancing the learning experience (Stahl et al., 2011). Given its importance and renewed attention, the Education 2030 Agenda promotes the acquisition of collaboration skills as part of an ‘essential skillset’ in order to enable individuals to live and work “in a more secure, sustainable, interdependent, knowledge-based and technology-driven world” (UNESCO, 2015).
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"The core premise of collaborative learning views that learning occurs socially and can be enhanced by different views of others. With the rapid advancement of technologies, the width and depth of knowledge that learners can share with others have become limitless. Indeed, the immense potentials of the Internet technology boosted the power of collaborative learning in enhancing the learning experience (Stahl et al., 2011). Given its importance and renewed attention, the Education 2030 Agenda promotes the acquisition of collaboration skills as part of an ‘essential skillset’ in order to enable individuals to live and work “in a more secure, sustainable, interdependent, knowledge-based and technology-driven world” (UNESCO, 2015)."
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A 3 Point Perspective on Learning & Development for Startups

A 3 Point Perspective on Learning & Development for Startups | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
It is by constantly up-skilling employees that they will grow and add more value. But investing huge amounts of time and money into employee learning is often not feasible for early stage startups. Then again, does L&D have to be a time & money sucking monster that corporate P&L statements may seem to suggest?
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Learning and training ARE different.  While developing an entire training program may be cost prohibitive, developing a learning culture may not be, and in fact, will likely prove itself quickly.  The ROI of investing in guiding teams into a safe mindset where mistakes and successes are shared fluidly could be exponential.  Imagine a online community of practice where teams can collaborate and learn from one another in real time.  How could this solve issues in problem solving and redundant solution finding?  How might that impact productivity and, more importantly, contribute to creating sustainable and manageable workloads for all team members?  In one fell swoop both productivity and talent retention issues are addressed. 

 

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Social Collaboration Techniques to Enhance Learning | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog

Social Collaboration Techniques to Enhance Learning | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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This is a great practical example of applying a pedagogy used in the classroom to create a more informed comparative and collaborative approach to creating a knowledge bank. 

 

I am curious how this approach looked on the ground though.  Did it feel like more work or less work?  Did each individual contribute with interest?  What were the structures that allowed them to work with fluidity and efficiency?  And, most important, how did the story of their research look different that that told through a less collaborative approach?

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The Girl Who Silenced the World at the UN | KarmaTube

The Girl Who Silenced the World at the UN | KarmaTube | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Born and raised in Vancouver, Severn Suzuki has been working on environmental and social justice issues since kindergarten. At age 9, she and some friends started the Environmental Children
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I would like to find this girl, now woman, and find out what happened with her.

 

 

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Common Core as an Opportunity for Technology-Driven Youth Empowerment | ZeroDivide.org

Common Core as an Opportunity for Technology-Driven Youth Empowerment | ZeroDivide.org | Learning Networks | Scoop.it

This fall, most states will continue implementing Common Core State Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/) with the hope of improving educational outcomes for America’s students. Common Core has been called, “[W]hat may be the most far-reaching experiment in American educational history.” Educators, parents, elected officials and others are expressing strong opinions about the standards, ranging from strong support (from conservatives as well as progressives), to tentative approval, to regret and anger.

 

Luckily, there is at least one area of (relative) agreement around the standards: The emphasis on technology integration is crucial for student success. (For a comprehensive list of the technology-related Common Core standards, see this document from the Fresno County Office of Education.)

 

Support for educational technology is strong and growing, and it’s easy to see why. As educator Ashley Lauren Samsa writes in her recent Guardian post, “Being technologically competent is now considered a vital life skill, not to mention something today's students need if they are ever going to be employable.” However, Samsa reminds us, we must ensure that technology is used as a tool to power creativity and not merely a career prep mechanism. 

 

One way to ensure technology is used to inspire, connect and encourage students is to empower students themselves to lead the way. There are plenty of websites and off-the-shelf solutions educators can use to integrate technology into standards-aligned curricula, which is key, but it is also important for teachers to cultivate student creativity and peer-to-peer learning (and student-to-teacher skill transferral) by allowing students to showcase their technology skills.

 

Today’s K-12 students were born into a connected world, and they have a fundamentally different relationship with technology than the majority of their teachers. In fact, research shows that they learn differently as a result of their technology immersion. Results from the Digital Youth Project and other innovative interventions underscore the importance of peer-to-peer learning for today’s students.

 

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Winters Mill senior wins youth philanthropist award - Carroll County Times

Winters Mill senior wins youth philanthropist award - Carroll County Times | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Winters Mill senior wins youth philanthropist award Carroll County Times The Community Foundation of Carroll County honors an individual, a youth, a community business partnership, a nonprofit organization and a legacy philanthropist at a ceremony...
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M.O.D.E.L.S., "Making an Ongoing Difference in Every Life through Service."  It is youth like the founder of that organization that I would like to interview... not just about their own experiences but on how they see it changing others who engage in service.

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York County youth celebrate 4-H lessons an annual fair - York Daily Record

York County youth celebrate 4-H lessons an annual fair - York Daily Record | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
York County youth celebrate 4-H lessons an annual fair
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Morgan Wagner, 17, left, and Cheyenne Myers, 17, carry the flags during a routine by the Wellsville Boots and Saddle Horse and Pony Club during the 2013 York County 4-H Fair.
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The Power of Ideas: TED for YSE | Youth Social Entrepreneurship

The Power of Ideas: TED for YSE | Youth Social Entrepreneurship | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
TED is a circuit of highly popular conferences where really smart people get together to present ideas that they see as powerful enough to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Though not everyone in the world is ...
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Linking Empathy to Health, Green-living, and Peace | Ashoka's Youth Venture

Linking Empathy to Health, Green-living, and Peace | Ashoka's Youth Venture | Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Lesa Walker discusses how she has implemented a unique empathy-driven project in schools across the United States and in Ghana.

 

Please describe what the Olymp-i-a Challenge is all about and how you got involved in this project.

 

As a public health physician, working for over 30 years with children with disabilities and their families, I learned the importance of empathy.  When we have empathy, we minimize our assumptions.  We look deeper than face-value.  We look for and recognize the “abilities” in people.  We respect and honor diversity.  For example, empathy is expressed in “people-first” language. A child with a disability is a child first, not a condition.  A simple action or a choice of words has dramatic impact in helping create, sustain and strengthen an environment of empathy. It also enhances positive collaboration, teamwork, and our ultimate success in working together to solve issues.


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Rwanda: Techno Serve to train 10,000 youth

Rwanda: Techno Serve to train 10,000 youth | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of youth and ICT asserts that ICT is one of the programs the government is giving priority to help
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School and Educational Programming

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We work as educational partners with school boards, schools, teachers, families and youth, providing an array of services that educate, engage and empower young people as agents of change.
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I especially like the We Act program... it provides practical tools for turning inspiration into at least one local and global action!

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Students earn global education, Meadowlands PS raised $5,000 for clean water in Kenya - News - By Jennifer McIntosh Nepean/Barrhaven Local Community News

Students earn global education, Meadowlands PS raised $5,000 for clean water in Kenya - News - By Jennifer McIntosh Nepean/Barrhaven Local Community News | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
News Students earn global education, Meadowlands PS raised $5,000 for clean water in Kenya by Jennifer McIntosh
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Inspired by Me to We. 

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Spaces - easily create online spaces for small groups

Spaces - easily create online spaces for small groups | Learning Networks | Scoop.it

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Marinhos's curator insight, May 25, 2016 6:58 AM
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Google launches Spaces, easy online spaces for small group collaboration.
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U.S. prosperity depends on success of the “left-behind”

The US's success as a nation depends on its ability to prepare the rank and file of tomorrow's workforce. Unfortunately, these are often the students are least likely to complete college.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
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I really would like to see this issue re-framed.  We are already setting up defeat with the frame "left-behind".  The vernacular used to terrible.  We've already left them and and they fell behind.  A much more solvable problem would be one where there are people who have not been equipped (yet) with the tools of the future.  People learn and can adapt rapidly - if they understand that they equal  - and there is possibility.  Negative labels create negative people.
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Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds

Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Children who participate in collaborative group work to learn about significant social issues become better decision-makers than their peers who learn the ...
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Is this something that should ONLY happen in schools?  What is the value in offering this to children in an extra curricular manner on a global village scale?  How would that change their 'decision-making' perspective.  Is this something that will empower youth as they grow into young adults?  International Baccalaureate programs offer the values but how much practical experience?  Mastery breeds creativity so thus, how valuable is it to offer this skill in early childhood?

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Learning with 'e's: Self actuated mobile learning

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3-day youth summit at University of Montana promotes community food movement - The Missoulian

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3-day youth summit at University of Montana promotes community food movement
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At the tender age of 12, Jesse Linton was forced out of his home and slipped into an anti-social lifestyle of drugs and video games.
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'We Day' brings all-star cast to rev up Minnesota youth - Minneapolis Star Tribune

'We Day' brings all-star cast to rev up Minnesota youth - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune 'We Day' brings all-star cast to rev up Minnesota youth Minneapolis Star Tribune It's the foundation of “We Day,” launched in Canada in 2007 by the nonprofit Free the Children and now the most high-profile event in the...
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Me to We is expanding.

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South Philly youth leader wins $50,000 Peace Prize

South Philly youth leader wins $50,000 Peace Prize | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
WHEN WEI CHEN looks back, there's a good chance that he will remember Sunday as a day that changed his life. That's when 22-year-old Chen, a former South Philly High student who fought against...
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Twitter / geronecenteno: Agosto 16 - YOUTH ACT NOW ...

Twitter / geronecenteno: Agosto 16 - YOUTH ACT NOW ... | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Agosto 16 - YOUTH ACT NOW National Day of Action Against Corruption! #LinggoNgKabataan http://t.co/pNXGAljac1
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International Youth Day - It's as Easy as ABC - Huffington Post

International Youth Day - It's as Easy as ABC - Huffington Post | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
International Youth Day - It's as Easy as ABC Huffington Post Today, August 12th, is International Youth Day, which is observed by the United Nations and its member countries to provide a platform to examine and bring attention to the issues and...
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StoryDrive China: “Living the storyworld” | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog

StoryDrive China: “Living the storyworld” | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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"For me, films are... not always suited to 3D"...

"In five years, films will... still not all be suited to 3D"

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Educate, Create, Participate – Education and Social Entrepreneurism | Modest Media

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The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship and How To Promote It In Your Classroom

The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship and How To Promote It In Your Classroom | Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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I was contacted by a reader of Modest Media about this article. Saga takes a valid stance on how to cultivate social entrepreneurism in the classroom.  I especially like number four:

 

Require students to lead workshops rather than give presentations. This way, students can ask and respond to questions, exercise leadership and discussion skills, present ideas in a more collaborative (and less judgmental) setting, and make their peers feel involved and socially responsible.


Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/teaching-social-entrepreneurship/#ixzz2SvOUHYtg
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