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Ένα (και όχι μόνο) wiki για το μάθημα του 2εξ Κοινωνία της Γνώσης και της Πληροφορίας ΣΧΜ ΕΜΠ
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How the World Uses Twitter [Infographic]

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A staggering 500 million tweets are sent per day, and 80% of active users are on mobile.

Some 302 million people actively use Twitter—in myriad ways. Here are some stats about Twitter use around the globe, according to HubSpot.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 2, 8:22 PM

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Philippe Trebaul.

donhornsby's curator insight, May 3, 10:48 AM
Interesting infographic...
Craig Broadbent's curator insight, May 3, 8:12 PM
If you are looking to use twitter to drive business then this info is important!
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Critical Thinking Explained for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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How Can I Create a TEDx Event In My School District? · By Jeffrey Bradbury

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6 Excellent Google Translate Features Every (Language) Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Digital Delivery of Course Materials | Pearson

Digital Delivery of Course Materials | Pearson | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Learn more about how to implement digital delivery of course materials inside the classroom to improve student learning outcomes.
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Become the next Morpheus Cup Champion! Submit your project using Europeana Collections

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12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 25, 7:47 AM

Good visual summary of developing leaders for the new world. "The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often describe…"

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The mission: creativity in the boardroom
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Nice infographics ;-)
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12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

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The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 25, 7:47 AM

Good visual summary of developing leaders for the new world. "The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often describe…"

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, April 29, 4:28 AM
The mission: creativity in the boardroom
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Nice infographics ;-)
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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Learning Circles add a social element to what is otherwise a solitary learning experience by bringing people together in person to take an online course together over six to eight weeks, with the help of a facilitator. Librarians at Chicago Public Library (CPL) partnered with the nonprofit Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to make online education more accessible through this program.

Libraries are a perfect setting for Learning Circles for several reasons: ...

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What a great possibility - Library and MOOC center with support ...
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Changing Web Technology: The Websites of the Future - Use of Technology

Changing Web Technology: The Websites of the Future - Use of Technology | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
With the world around us changing so fast based on new technological advancements, what will the internet of the future look like?
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Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it

Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
One of the most amazing things you can do with Wolfram Alpha is ask it what planes are overhead. If you're on your phone, it will pull your location, then cross reference that with a databas
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11 Google Search Tips Every Student Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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NOVA Education - Official Website | PBS

NOVA Education - Official Website | PBS | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
NOVA revolves around a simple premise: the world of science is exciting! For NOVA viewers, science means adventure and exploration—because from ants to aliens, this weekly documentary series probes the far reaches of earth, sea and stars. NOVA proves that science is neither secret lore nor sacred ritual but rather, at its heart, a lifelong journey of discovery.
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Online calculus class attracts big numbers

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[caption id=attachment_119574 align=alignnone width=952] Math professor Jim Fowler uses high energy online videos to teach calculus concepts to students around the world. Credit: Courtesy of Coursera[/caption]

How many people can take a calculus class? The limit does not exist.

Calculus is a class that people take as a prerequisite for dozens of majors around campus and at colleges across the country. One course, titled Calculus One or Mooculus, functions as an introduction to calculus both for those who are new to the subject and those who just want to review concepts. So far, hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in the course on Coursera, an online-education website that partners with universities around the country, and more than 250,000 have participated through the OSU website, said Jim Fowler, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. The YouTube channel also just recently surpassed 1 million views.

Mooculus is a collaborative effort between several math professors at OSU and is led by Fowler. The course is a mooc, or massively open online course, which means that anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can learn topics, such as limits and derivatives. Mooculus is made up of three components: lecture videos, an online textbook and interactive homework problems, Fowler said.

Fowler said he started Mooculus because he finds teaching math fun and rewarding. He added that he thought the course could fill a new niche. There are a lot of videos that show the process of solving calculus problems, but fewer that celebrate the concepts behind calculus. He said the Mooculus videos try to explain a lot of these concepts and that the homework component is also more interactive. Fowler said the group of professors who organized the project chose to do calculus because it is often the gateway STEM course that is needed to get into many majors.

“I think a lot of people see a calculus textbook, and maybe they don’t find the words and problems very exciting,” he said. “But I think the web lets us do interesting things where we can weave together more interesting problems and an entertaining text narrative.”

Fowler said most of the people who watch Mooculus videos on YouTube or are enrolled in the online class on Coursera are not traditional 18- to 24-year-old college students, but instead a lot of other young people, as well as much older learners. Some of the students who are taking the course online are those who otherwise would not have access to a calculus class, Fowler said.

“One of our students was a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan. She had a brother who had a lot of experience in science courses, and she really didn’t at her school,” he said. “So she was using online courses to get an experience comparable to those her brother had. It was really interesting.”

The course is available on several platforms, Fowler said, including the OSU website, iTunes U and Coursera. Fowler said the team designed the course to include things that they would have liked in courses when they were students.

The videos are designed to motivate concepts over calculations and are very high-energy, Fowler said. Bart Snapp, an auxiliary assistant professor in the math department who is also involved in the project, said the biggest difference between Mooculus and other online calculus classes is the quality of the videos, simply because they are more engaging. He added that the resources available, such as homework feedback, are comparable to that of a course students would have to pay for, but said that Mooculus is free.

“There are people in the videos and a lot of hand motions in the videos,” Fowler said. “We really wanted to convey the message that math is a human thing that people do together sometimes and that it’s something anyone can do using a paper and pen.”

Snapp said one of the other differences is that the instructors strive to “get to the point” faster in the videos.

“I’ve watched videos made by other people, and I’ve watched them for a minute, which doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but it is,” he said. “And I will be like, ‘Wow, this video has been going on for 60 seconds, and we still haven’t gotten to anything.’”

Fowler said the reaction has been very positive from both students and faculty from different departments and schools. He said he has been able to engage in conversations about how calculus is best taught and what the goal should be when teaching it.

As with many moocs, the passing rates for Mooculus are low, but that is something that does not worry Fowler very much, especially since the course is not for credit.

“What I think is important is that people do a lot of things,” Fowler said. “The fact that they are doing any amount of math is more math than they were doing before, so I’m excited about that.”

Fowler said he is less concerned about people taking the final test at the end of the course, and is more concerned about whether students are learning things. He said there is a long way to go to make online courses better, but getting people involved in the math community is a big win.

Fowler said he hopes to expand the course outside of just calculus. Currently he is working on expanding the program to include other areas of mathematics, including linear algebra.

The Mooculus team is currently creating the second generation of the course, which will combine the videos, textbooks and practice problems to create an interactive textbook so students can do everything at once. The book is currently being tested with students in several sections of calculus classes on campus. It is open-source, meaning other faculty can edit it, and once it is completed it will be free to students. The team is also currently working on making more interactive worksheets,” Snapp said.

“Calculus really suffers from an enthusiasm gap, where it’s not people’s favorite subject,” Fowler said. “But math is really neat and is worth being advertised as being interesting. With the Mooculus project, we’re able to reach a lot of people and make it more alive for them.”

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Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge

Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Greetings and welcome to “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week features an ex…

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 28, 9:12 AM
Wonderful ways to engage students to show what they know. My students love many of these tools and we look forward to exploring more.
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"With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some innovative ways to showcase student work, here’s an awesome visual collection of resources spanning 11 categories—audio recordings, collages, comics, posters, slides, digital books, narrated slideshows, movies, animations, screen casts and study aids—to help get you started!"

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Two Important Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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10 Awesome Power User Tips for Microsoft Windows 10

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You already use Windows 10. Now, squeeze out a bit more productivity with these tips.
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The 9 Types of Multiple Intelligences - Which "Smart" Are You?

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“ The theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Dr. Howard suggests that the traditional idea of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. It differentiates our intelligence into the primary attributes we possess. The theory may help us figure out how to succeed in learning and life. All people have varying levels of aptitude in each of the multiple intelligences. Which is your dominating intelligence? Find out here:”
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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 24, 9:47 AM

Though our kids may NOT ALL BE Genuises, our kiddos do all have many types of inteligences! 

 

When planning instruction, don't forget to find ways to appeal to all of them.

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Global Study To Explore Business Value Of The Industrial Internet Of Things - IPv6.net

Global Study To Explore Business Value Of The Industrial Internet Of Things - IPv6.net | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
By IoT The Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and Penton’s IoT Institute announced they are collaborating on a global thought leader initiative to benchmark where and how companies are deriving...
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15 Things to Try When Your Content is a Mind-Numbing Wall of Text

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“ You hit a wall. Once sizzling content now is a mind-numbing wall of text. Find the cure with these 15 elixirs – Content Marketing Institute ”

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Finally, the 7th row of the Periodic Table of the Elements is complete

Science teachers, rejoice: Four new chemical elements have just been formally added to the Periodic Table of the Elements, completing the 7th row. The elements were discovered by teams of scientist…
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Learning Differences MOOC might help educators target instruction - eCampus News

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A new report suggests that the Learning Differences MOOC-Ed may help teachers around the world advance their knowledge of learning differences.
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