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Following cooperative extension's efforts to work differently in the new knowledge landscape
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Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
Attention blindness is the fundamental structuring principle of the brain, and I believe that it presents us with a tremendous opportunity. My take is different from that of many neuroscientists: Where they perceive the shortcomings of the individual, I sense an opportunity for collaboration. Fortunately, given the interactive nature of most of our lives in the digital age, we have the tools to harness our different forms of attention and take advantage of them.
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"Digital Myths and Exaggerations" - Working Differently in Extension Podcast — NDSU

"Digital Myths and Exaggerations" - Working Differently in Extension Podcast — NDSU | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

"In this podcast, we focused on digital myths and exaggerations using two examples: a study sponsored by by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) that suggested 12-to 17-year-olds showed a higher likelihood of substance abuse with exposure to photos posted on social networks showing that kind of activity and the idea of "digital natives," a theory, advanced by Marc Prensky, that those born during the digital age are radically different as learners than those born before the digital age (digital immigrants)."

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Blog Badges Can Help Connect Extension Master Gardeners

Blog Badges Can Help Connect Extension Master Gardeners | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

The Extension Master Gardener blog is a great example for the collaboration and engagement that is necessary for cooperative extension to begin working differently.

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OSU Extension Service looks to the future

OSU Extension Service looks to the future | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
Oregon State University Extension Service is finding new ways of working following state budget cuts. http://ow.ly/693Ls
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Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

This 2008 BBC documentary is a great introduction to network science. It provokes thought not only about the implications of networks in our world, but also about the connection, openness and sharing that led to the major breakthorughs in this new science. The documentary as shared on youTube is in English with Portuguese subtitles.

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The Rise of the Mobile Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Rise of the Mobile Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC] | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
The era of the nine to five job is over. In its place is a mobile workforce that can work from anywhere.
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NDSU Extension Launches Disaster Recovery Log Smartphone App

NDSU Extension Launches Disaster Recovery Log Smartphone App | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
The Disaster Recovery Log (DRL) app will help you record and recover from damage caused by flooding or other disasters. It is available free through the Android market
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The political party that wants to ban PowerPoint

The political party that wants to ban PowerPoint | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
Let's work on engaging cooperative extension's audiences, before they join the the Anti-PowerPoint Party. What one thing do you think we could do to improve our presentations?
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Social media: Communication hub for disasters?

"When disaster strikes, emergency trackers and responders realize people are probably more likely to reach for their phones or computers to text, tweet and update their status on Facebook and look for ways to get and give help."

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Platforms and the Future of Cooperative Extension

Alabama Cooperative Extension's Jim Langcuster talks about the importance of open platforms in the future of cooperative extension.

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Three Lessons Higher Ed Web Communicators Can Learn from NPR’s Andy Carvin | Meet Content

Three Lessons Higher Ed Web Communicators Can Learn from NPR’s Andy Carvin | Meet Content | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
The curation efforts of NPR's Andy Carvin show how content impacts branding & fundraising; the value of innovation; and the importance of relationships.
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A New Culture of Learning: Rethinking Education

A New Culture of Learning: Rethinking Education | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

New book expresses "a vision that falls somewhere between Sir Ken Robinson’s call for creativity in education paradigms and Clay Shirky’s notion of “cognitive surplus.”"

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Challenges and Misconceptions of Collaborative and Social Learning in the Workplace (Part I) | Xyleme Voices

Challenges and Misconceptions of Collaborative and Social Learning in the Workplace (Part I) | Xyleme Voices | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
The Internet Time Alliance is a newly branded international think tank formed by six training industry luminaries: Harold Jarche, Jay Cross, Clark Quinn, (Challenges and Misconceptions of #Collaborative and Social #Learning in the #Workplace Pt 1-5...
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Working Differently Podcast - Should Twitter Change?

Working Differently Podcast  - Should Twitter Change? | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
We discuss whether Twitter should make changes in response to the launch of Google+.
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