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Following cooperative extension's efforts to work differently in the new knowledge landscape
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Open Access to Scholarly Publications at Princeton | Freedom to Tinker

Open Access to Scholarly Publications at Princeton | Freedom to Tinker | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
The faculty at Princeton have made a great step forward in opening up scholarship to the public. When will publicly-funded, land-grant universities start their move toward free and open access to research and writing the public helps pay for?
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Blogging and trust in Universities | Mark Smithers

Blogging and trust in Universities | Mark Smithers | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
So we end up with a situation where organisations whose principal resource is their staff are effectively encouraging those staff to publish outside of the university. What’s more the conversation that is part and parcel of blogging happens outside of the university. A university administrator ought to be horrified at this loss of intellectual capital.
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"Openness has to be the way forward”

"Openness has to be the way forward” | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

As Associate Professor in Learning Technology at the University of Plymouth (UK), Steve Wheeler convenes the University's e-learning research network and co-ordinates technology mediated learning for the Faculty of Education. He serves on the editorial boards of ten international journals, writes his own blog and tweets regularly. We talked with him about what the future will bring for learning.


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Creating a High Investment—High Expectations Work Culture

Creating a High Investment—High Expectations Work Culture | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
Leaders in today’s organizations need to continuously balance the expectations of three different groups of people—shareholders, customers, and employees. How these three groups are ranked with...
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Hangin’ Loose — For the Sake of Our Survival

Hangin’ Loose — For the Sake of Our Survival | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
Great post from Jim Langcuster on how extension educators can approach the flat knowledge landscape of the 21st century.
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The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

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The "science of happiness at work" is not soft new age touchy-feely nonsense says the iOpener Institute. Their research shows that it is a key element within successful firms. Take their survey to see how happy you are at work.
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Internet Ruffles Pricey Scholarly Journals

Internet Ruffles Pricey Scholarly Journals | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
With British universities already spending 65 percent of their library acquisition budgets on periodicals, the pressure for change is mounting.
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Maine Scientists To Use Social Media To Raise Water Quality Awareness

Maine Scientists To Use Social Media To Raise Water Quality Awareness | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
ORONO, Maine — Scientists from organizations across the state, including the University of Maine, will attend the 2011 Northeast Private Well Symposium on Nov. 14-15 in Southbury, Conn., to present research on water quality issues.
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10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
These are great tools for extension educators as well. Think about how you might use them for online workshops or trainings, and also for extending face-to-face workshops. I use some of these in my training efforts, especially Jing. I am anxious to try more.
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Thanks for this great post, Nik!
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How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

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Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but tutors must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture

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Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution - Forbes

Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution - Forbes | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
"In this new world of business, companies and leaders will have to show authenticity, fairness, transparency and good faith. If they don’t, customers and employees may come to distrust them, to potentially disastrous effect. "
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How colleges and universities have embraced social media

How colleges and universities have embraced social media | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
An interesting article on Schools.com.(RT @benchprep: Social Media University: How colleges have slowly adopted social media http://t.co/FcJ3LcL via @schoolsEDU...)...
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Key social learning resources: Part 1 Learning in the Social Workplace

I'm curating curation here, but Jane Hart has put together a very good collection of links on social learning.

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Misadventures in Learning: Your Most Powerful Search Engine is Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Misadventures in Learning: Your Most Powerful Search Engine is Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

David Kelly relies on search engines for low-impact searches, but trusts his Personal Learning Network (PLN) for information with more impact. PLNs are critical to getting the most out of your online network.

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eXtension Announces Speakers for ‘More Mind Reach, NeVC2011′ October 17, 18, & 19, 2011

The 2011 National eXtension Virtual Conference brings together an outstanding lineup of speakers for More Mind Reach, October 17, 18, & 19, 2011. Anyone working to reach and interact with the public will be interested in this active and reactive virtual conference designed to build your knowledge skill set about the changing world of information today and for the future.

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Google+ Start-Up Guide 2.0

Google+ Start-Up Guide 2.0 | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

This beautiful slideshow is also a great guide to getting started in Google+. If you are new to Google+ or just curious about how it works, you should check this out.

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How to Retain Women in the Workplace? 7 Benefits of Social Media

How to Retain Women in the Workplace? 7 Benefits of Social Media | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
Build connections and personal relationships, facilitate sharing and learning and create unity through female-centric social media. (How to Retain Women in the Workplace?
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Flip the Switch on the Power of Online Networks « Military Families Learning Network

Flip the Switch on the Power of Online Networks « Military Families Learning Network | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

"Now imagine using a complex network like the power grid to deliver information, knowledge, learning; a stream of new ideas waiting to light up your mind. That network exists."

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Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help | Trends in the Living Networks

Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help | Trends in the Living Networks | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
A recent estimation that playing Angry Birds cost 1.4billion dollars in lost productivity made for eye-catching headlines. Thankfully at least one story benefitted from Ross Dawson's perspective.
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A Look at the Growing "Work From Home" Phenomenon [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Look at the Growing "Work From Home" Phenomenon [INFOGRAPHIC] | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it
Working from home is more prevalent and more widely accepted than ever. This infographic shows results of a recent study of the increasing number of telecommuters.
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Network Literacy Critical in New Information Era « Military Families Learning Network

Network Literacy Critical in New Information Era « Military Families Learning Network | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

Newly formed eXtension Network Literacy CoP seeks to engage professionals in a community built around learning in networks.

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Social Gaming: Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You | Social Media Today

Social Gaming: Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You | Social Media Today | Working Differently in Extension | Scoop.it

"a new study that shows “casual games” make most employees feel “more relaxed and less stressed out,” and more than half said that led to feeling “more confident, more energetic, more productive and/or mentally focused.”"

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Evolutionary Game Theory And The Mathematics Of Altruism

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Does social diversity lead to human cooperation? Theoretical physicists have developed a mathematical model of cooperation that suggests it does.

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Working Differently in Extension Podcast — NDSU

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Podcast includes discussion of the power of online networks, network literacy, Twitter reaching 100 million users and Twitter learning opportunity.
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Ag Marketing Education Course Extends Learning With Facebook Page

The Master Marketer program from Texas Agrilife Extension is a marketing education course on marketing techniques, marketing plans, technical analysis, futures and options, and many other marketing related skills.

Beginning in April, the course has been extended through the use of The Master marketer Facebook page.

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