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5 Reasons Why Web Publishing is Changing | ReadWriteWeb

5 Reasons Why Web Publishing is Changing | ReadWriteWeb | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

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"We're witnessing another sea change in Web publishing.

There's a new edge and it's populated by the likes of Medium (a kind of categorized Tumblr), Branch (the sister site of Medium, for discussions), App.net (a microblogging platform) and Svbtle (an elite network of indie bloggers).

 

Here are five key drivers for this new wave of publishing services.

 

1. Publishing Is Getting More Casual:

The publishing process less onerous. It's now less about composition (being a writer or blogger) and more about expressing your thoughts as simply as possible.

Not only is the type of content less formal now, the design is stripped back too. All of the latest web publishing tools have minimalist, in some cases almost naked, interfaces.

 

2. The Web Is Moving From Pages to Streams:

This new wave of tools is looking for ways to deliver content in a more flexible way.

Veteran blogger Anil Dash declared that he wants "a clean, simple stream of my writing, organized by topic and sorted with the newest stuff on top."

 

3. Topic Organization Is Finally Happening:

This is essentially what Medium is attempting to do, with its "collections" - which are posts by various people organized by topic or theme. Content on the Social Web has become far too chaotic and it desparately needs organization.

 

4. Quality Is In Vogue:

The Web is awash with content - much of it poor quality. Medium is explicit about wanting to change this:

"Our philosophy is that quality begets quality, so we will grow Medium smartly, ensuring that our platform is valuable to everyone in this increasingly mobile, connected, and noisy world."

 

5. Startups Are Searching For Non-Advertising Business Models:

Finally, the new wave of publishing services are all seemingly anti-advertising. There is experimentation happening again on the Web - which is a very positive sign..."

 

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http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5-reasons-why-web-publishing-is-changing-again.php


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How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint - Edudemic

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint - Edudemic | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful  - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing …
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Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo

Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

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Christopher Jan Benitez's curator insight, June 25, 2014 4:34 AM

I love BuzzSumo as a content curation tool. Everybody who wants to collect the best posts about their niche should try out this tool!

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당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Here is How to Add Images and Videos to Your Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is How to Add Images and Videos to Your Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
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Citation management tool for open science | Opensource.com

Citation management tool for open science | Opensource.com | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Zotero, a citation management tool for open science.
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If it saves time I am all for it.

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10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

The children and media research community has been buzzing with frustration at the viral circulation of Cris Rowan's Huffington Post column, "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12." The piece pretty well defines "hack-ademic" writing, in which an author throws lots of learned-sounding terms and citations at a lay reader, while obscuring misinterpretations and fuzzy logic. Here are 10 reasons why Rowan's column is flawed.


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Makes perfect sense, we teach our children how to cross the road not stop them from ever leaving the house.

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Andrew Glynn's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:03 AM

The amount of hackademia around the net, from TED talks to New Scientist Online, is at the point of frightening.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:49 AM

Interesante debate :)

Monty Bell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 11:21 AM

I am constantly trying to defend mobile devices - this helps. 

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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints -

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints - | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people...
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Great tips for everyone not just students.

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How to Create a Password You Can Remember

How to Create a Password You Can Remember | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Coming up with a password that is both safe and memorable gets harder and harder the more of them we have to memorize. Combining words, phrases, numbers, and coding them with simple substitutions will ensure that your personal information...
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Interesting take on passwords, I would go with more random word phases.

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10 ways to learn how to use Prezi

10 ways to learn how to use Prezi | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...

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Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:08 AM

I love using Prezi for group presentations in class

tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Nice overview

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:55 PM

We have taught several classes with Prezi and the students seem to love it.  Anyone interested in a lesson?

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9 tools for creating great animations

9 tools for creating great animations | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:08 AM

It is HTLM5 based. So... follow it, my friend!

Raza Khan's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:53 PM

Found some really interesting tools, that I think will come handy for assignment 2

Sreeram Goalla's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:43 AM
9 tools for creating great animations
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Now You Can Ask Google Search To Compare, Filter And Play

Now You Can Ask Google Search To Compare, Filter And Play | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Google updates some search features that expand on its ability to answer your questions directly.
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The Big 5 Glossary: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ | Constant Contact Blogs

The Big 5 Glossary: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ | Constant Contact Blogs | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
The "big 5" are the social media networks you hear about the most. Here's a glossary of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ terms.

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Nice overview

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:27 PM

Usefu glossary for using the big 5 networking sites - also gives you some handy hints. Worth looking through - especially if you plan on using Twitter for professional development - I think it is the most valuable tool I have for connecting! I'm at @prendielearning :D

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, September 25, 2013 10:26 AM

Glossary

Kave Home's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Glossaire des 5 réseaux sociaux les plus importants !

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Mobilizing Knowledge to Create Convenient Learning Moments

Mobilizing Knowledge to Create Convenient Learning Moments | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

Chunks, bits and short modules make learning more manageable and easier to integrate into long-term memory. Long classroom or web-based training courses may accomplish the function of training, but rarely achieve desired retention rates. Instead of just dumping information on the learner, employees are expecting the content to be easy to find, relevant and digestible in the way their brains process information.


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tracey morgan's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:24 PM

Think about how much information you are trying to take in. Maybe it is too much in one go.

Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, September 6, 2013 11:41 AM

Más allá de enseñar, está el reto de crear situaciones y ambientes propicias para el aprendizaje.

Whitequest's curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:13 AM

Have a look at "tracking user performance to improve the program". 

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Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet

Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

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If you are wondering why you need to understand digital literacy here is a great infrographic that illustrates the piont nicely. 

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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, August 5, 2013 3:28 PM

Looks like websites still win!

tracey morgan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:41 PM

How many do you use?

Shanika Journey's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:39 PM

A new infographic by rewarded search site Qmee offers a glimpse at the digital doings that occur globally over the span of each minute.

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How do I know if I can trust a website? - Microsoft Protect

Learn about how to tell whether a website is trustworthy so you can help protect yourself and your family online.
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This Company May Hold the Secret to the Future of Education

This Company May Hold the Secret to the Future of Education | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

It was just 18 months ago that we were living in the "Year of the MOOC." Massive open online courses—MOOC for short—were supposed to revolutionize the way people learned and deliver high-quality education to the masses. But the idea faced a tough 2013.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Embed a Google DocList in a Google Site or WordPress Site

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Embed a Google DocList in a Google Site or WordPress Site | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
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Good overview on adding document lists

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KompoZer - Easy web authoring

KompoZer - Easy web authoring | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
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Easy to use tool free open source, just the way we like software

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google-640x7078.png (640x7078 pixels) | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
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Cool Infographic with great tips for getting the most out of Google

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Preparing our Users for Digital Life Beyond the Institution

Preparing our Users for Digital Life Beyond the Institution | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
About This Post This blog post provides background information on digital literacy and argues that digital literacy needs to go beyond student teaching and ensure that staff and researchers, who ma...
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Really important point here that staff and students need to understand what to take with them when they leave the institution.

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Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines

Curate Topic-Specific News Channels on Twitter with Custom Timelines | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:47 PM

Hoping this facility will soon be available to use on aggregators other than Tweetdeck (which I don't use).  Looks useful, particularly for themed storytelling. #socmed #curation

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:28 AM

Ise Tweetdeck? Then this is for you.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 1, 2014 12:40 PM

I realize this is old news but it is still relevant and new to a large number of teachers and pre-service students.

 

I would also recommend folks to follow Robin Good's scoop.it site for a vast array of curation tools and resources. 

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6 Smart, Easy Ways to Boost Your Company's Productivity

6 Smart, Easy Ways to Boost Your Company's Productivity | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

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Carly Farlow's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:42 PM

Awesome article on productivity!

Tia Ribary's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:54 PM

Increasing productivity means you get more with what you have. That's why I love improving efficiency so much. It does the same thing!

 

This article outlines 6 steps business owners and managers can take to do just that: do more with what thay have. And, I'm a bit torn...is #3 or #6 my favorite? They are both highly impacting, and I believe they are often overlooked.

 

My challenge to you: pick just one step to implement and watch how it impacts your business...in a great way!

wimi-teamwork.com's curator insight, June 10, 8:45 AM

Have you tried these 6 ways of increasing your firm's productivity?

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Apps in action - Google Apps Learning Center v4

Apps in action - Google Apps Learning Center v4 | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it

Google Apps Learning Center for new users to Google Apps. Here you can get started with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites. Printable guides, instructional videos and tutorials!

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Unblock productivity

Unblock productivity | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
How to be productive when everything's blocked at work.
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Some really useful tips for getting the most out of Microsoft Office.

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Five Good Options for Creating Mind Maps on Your iPad

Five Good Options for Creating Mind Maps on Your iPad | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of mind mapping as a method for organizing thoughts, connecting concepts, and visualizing the big picture of concept. In fact, I think that the mind mapping process is so valuable tha...
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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students | Workplace Digital Literacy | Scoop.it
Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

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Chris Upton + helpers's comment, August 26, 2013 3:48 PM
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful