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Why Knowledge Management Is Important To The Success Of Your Company - Forbes

Why Knowledge Management Is Important To The Success Of Your Company - Forbes | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Managers are bombarded with an almost constant stream of data every day. Read this article to find out three key reasons why actively managing knowledge is important to a company’s success.
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Cloud Computing University and Certification by Rackspace

"CloudU is a vendor-neutral curriculum designed for business owners and technical professionals who want to bolster their knowledge of the fundamentals of Cloud Computing. At CloudU, you’ll find a comprehensive series of original whitepapers, live and on-demand webinars, events, blogs, videos and e-books aimed at increasing Cloud Computing knowledge among businesses. The program is a collaborative effort between Rackspace® Hosting and industry analyst, entrepreneur and commentator Ben Kepes of Diversity Limited. The content of CloudU isn’t vendor-specific. Anyone looking at moving to the Cloud, regardless of vendor or platform, can benefit from CloudU.

 

... About the CloudU Certificate

CloudU is a curriculum designed for business owners and technical professionals who want to boost their knowledge of the fundamentals of Cloud Computing. By completing all 10 CloudU Lessons and sitting for a final online exam, professionals can earn a CloudU Certificate demonstrating their command of the most important topics in Cloud Computing. You can learn more about how you can earn your CloudU Certificate here." from source: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/cloudu/

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CloudU is just one of a growing number of technical or topic specific education programs integrating blended learning to fullfil unmet needs. Similar to traditional education they do distance learning by taking advantage of Web 2.0, Social Media, and interactive multimedia (e.g., audio & video podcasts, video conferencing, or video on demand) for classes and collaboration.

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GI2MO: Semantically Empowered Idea Management

GI2MO: Semantically Empowered Idea Management | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"GI2MO aims to improve current Idea Management Systems by providing reboost data integration capabilities and additional data analysis tools though rich metadata descriptions. Both of those features are derived from the use of Semantic Web technologies to interconnect data inside the Idea Management Systems with assets published by other systems and accross the World Wide Web. For details on how it is possible to exploit the benefits of Semantic Web in Idea Management see use cases." from source: http://www.gi2mo.org/

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This is an intersting site and project from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM). The site is worth exploring for both the content about ontologies and taxonomy, but the visualizations for models and use cases. Also, they have information about embedding their tool into CMS's and other social media systems to improve analytics and metadata that can help move to next generation Semantic Web prepared applicatioins.

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Collaborative Learning and Communities

A guest webinar presentation for FDOL131 (Flexible, Distance and Online Learning) on collaborative learning and communities.

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Learning to See | Information Architects

Learning to See | Information Architects | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Learning to design is a never ending adventure, because learning to see, is, just like learning to speak, a wonderful voyage that never ends. A love declaration to my profession.
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This essay is one that I'll need to read a couple times. So far I just skimmed it and liked what I saw. This is mostly text in a large format, but the content is complex and worth the time to think about, to contemplate. I may need to print this one out for the kinestheric appeal of type on paper. Just a few trees so I can scribble marginal notes.

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Blending Technologies to Enhance Learning and Performance

Blending Technologies to Enhance Learning and Performance | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Blending technologies is very useful in providing learners access to training that helps to reinforce learning effectively.
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MOOC Diffusion Strategy: Going Open Source

MOOC Diffusion Strategy: Going Open Source | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"MOOC is a hot topic, I also have written various articles in a relatively short amount of time due to the many developments and challenges going on.

 

... The latest news is that a core element of EdX MOOC software is going open source. What does this mean for the market?

 

EdX announced last week it was releasing the source code to its XBlock software on GitHub under the Affero General Public License, a GPL variant designed for network server software. This is a first step toward open sourcing the entire edX software platform." from source: http://www.intelligenthq.com/

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This article explores the release of the EdX code and potential impact on the current generation of MOOC platforms as well as setting a direction for future MOOC development. The article also includes an interesting diagram about a business model in educational delivery.

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New Video: the Future of Learning – my presentation at Learning Technologies 2013 in London - Futurist Gerd Leonhard

New Video: the Future of Learning – my presentation at Learning Technologies 2013 in London - Futurist Gerd Leonhard | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Futurist Keynote Speaker & Author Gerd Leonhard

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This video is an edited version of the official video, without the intro and the audience discussion. You can also watch this video with some pretty fancy slideshow overlays here.  Thanks to Donald and the team at LTUK for making this video available to me!

Topics covered include the future of Social-Local-Mobile learning, new technologies that impact learning and training, the future of universities and institutions, new definitions of Learning… and much more.  You can download the slides here, or just go to www.gerdcloud.com (my dropbox shared folder) to download it and many other presos and my free books. Enjoy.


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Mobile Learning Technology Infographics

Why mobile learning is the future of Workplace Learning #infografia #inforgaphic #education (RT @GLaraLopez: Why mobile learning is the future of Workplace Learning #infografia #inforgaphic #education http://t.co/bnvf2Wzwvg)...
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Is Draft The Next Google Docs Tool ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Is Draft The Next Google Docs Tool ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Is Draft The Next Google Docs Tool ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/RlTbby9j9I via @medkh9
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Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not | Distance and Virtual Learning

Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not | Distance and Virtual Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Nothing moves fast in higher ed, except for MOOCs.A year ago very few people had heard of the acronym for Massive Open Online Course.
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The New Knowledge Management: Social Q&A For The Enterprise ...

The New Knowledge Management: Social Q&A For The Enterprise ... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
How companies can benefit from a internal Q&A platform.
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Google Debuts Data Highlighter: An Easy Way Into Structured Data - semanticweb.com

Google Debuts Data Highlighter: An Easy Way Into Structured Data - semanticweb.com | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Google Debuts Data Highlighter: An Easy Way Into Structured Data
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Important EdTech Trends at SXSWedu Conference - EdTechReview

Important EdTech Trends at SXSWedu Conference - EdTechReview | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
After the successful SXSWedu conference in Austin, here’s what we see as the biggest education technology trends of 2013 and the future.
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BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion

BlogSummarizer – your blog knowledge base companion | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"BlogSummarizer provides.

All your blog post are summarized and indexed and the summaries and keywords are organized into powerful and easy-to-use knowledge bases.

 

To display the content of a knowledge base, BlogSummarizer uses a powerful visualization engine. This engine generates on-demand visual summaries and visual knowledge maps. The visual summaries display the most relevant keywords with summaries, and the visual knowledge maps provide you with a comprehensive network of related blog posts based on the entire content of your knowledge base.

 

All visual summaries and visual knowledge maps are exportable to browsers, word editors, and mind mapping applications. You can publish your visual summaries and visual maps simply by embedding them in your blog and web pages.

 

Most importantly, the visual summaries and visual knowledge maps run on all computers and devices: PCs, Macs, Linux, tablets and smart phones. " from source: http://www.websummarizer.com/BlogSummarizer/

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This indexer and search engine creates a knowledge map which looks very much like a mind map to produce a tree of terms and summaries. 

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New Full Web Conferencing Platform for Up To 250 Participants: Momentum Meeting

New Full Web Conferencing Platform for Up To 250 Participants: Momentum Meeting | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Communicate and connect effortlessly with a robust web-conferencing solution complete with feature-rich collaboration tools.

Via Robin Good
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Once again Robin Good gives us good insight to this scoop. Check out his comment below. Thanks once again, Robin.

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, March 16, 2013 11:43 PM

Should try to find out how it compares against the other products in the marketplace.

Dana Jaffe's comment, April 4, 2013 1:33 PM
Hi all. My name is Dana and I am a part of the Momentum team. Below is a link to our Web Conferencing service page, and if you scroll down you will see a chart highlighting the different plans available. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me or call 877.251.5554. http://www.gomomentum.com/services_webconferencing.html
Laura Rosillo's curator insight, May 5, 2013 3:54 AM

webinario gratis hasta 250 participantes

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Robert Grossman Named a Federal 100 Award Winner for 2013 - PR Web (press release)

Robert Grossman Named a Federal 100 Award Winner for 2013 - PR Web (press release) | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
PR Web (press release) Robert Grossman Named a Federal 100 Award Winner for 2013 PR Web (press release) "Bob has an amazing capability to bring groups and people together to work on the hardest, most important problems of the day -- big data,...
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A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great iPad Manual for Every Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago I posted here a poster on iPad basics which many of you have downloaded to use with their students in the class. Today, I am sharing with you another great resource on iPad. This is not a graphic but a quick reference card on everything you and your students need to know about iPad. From the hardware to networking features , this little manual can serve as a leading guide to a better manipulation of your iPad.

 

I am not sure how much iPading you are doing in your classroom but whether you use iPad just occasionally or you adopt it as a consistent learning and teaching tool, the reference card below will definitely give you a hand in improving your iPad use. I suggest that you share it with your students and go through it with them section by section and make sure they understand it before they start using their iPads again." from source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com

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ghbrett's curator insight, March 19, 2013 5:11 PM

This article includes a link to a PDF of a two sided letter size document that is a very handy, quick reference to the iPad for beginners, novices, and even long time users who may have not used certain features for a while.

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Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders

Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Cisco is proud to convene this year’s online Forum of extraordinarily talented education leaders who are transforming education today.
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16 Companies Working On E-Textbooks Of The Future - Edudemic

16 Companies Working On E-Textbooks Of The Future - Edudemic | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"The e-textbook movement stands to reshape instruction as new education technologies continue to fill classrooms via tablets and other mobile devices.

 

Meanwhile, the e-textbook market continues to evolve, and though many of the publishers’ names have remained the same, new players have emerged, and old companies are adopting new strategies. Here are 16 names in e-textbooks that you should know about, as well as what each of them are doing to set themselves apart in a competitive new area of education." from source: http://edudemic.com/

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A good article with brief description of each of the 16 companies and their products in the e-textbook arena.

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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
The 7 Transformational Concepts i ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/OvvMcwqI70 via @medkh9
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Virtual Gaming = Military Training | Armed with Science

Virtual Gaming = Military Training | Armed with Science | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, take advantage of the Dismounted Soldier Training System. While the DSTS does not replace training, the system augments exercises by provide the ability to ...
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Benjamin Johnson's comment, March 21, 2013 9:41 PM
I can't deny that the military always adopts new technology readily. I feel the only problem with that is that they're the military.
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How to Get the Most Out of Mobile Learning

How to Get the Most Out of Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Mobile Learning has quickly become one of the most discussed topics in the corporate training world. Nate Chai, Director of Design Consulting at Allen Communication, shared some of his insight into the mobile learning trend.
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Six Thinking Hats Off for the Week | Personal Knowledge ...

Six Thinking Hats Off for the Week | Personal Knowledge ... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
So why do I mention this on a personal knowledge management blog? Because in the end, personal knowledge management is more than collecting. You have to plan and come to decisions, and for that you need a process.
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Curation, Sharing, Transparency and Failure: How We Can Learn by Sharing Our Process

Curation, Sharing, Transparency and Failure: How We Can Learn by Sharing Our Process | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

We've heard the argument that everyone's a curator online by means of blogging and reblogging, but what about the professional curators who are responsible for producing major physical exhibitions ...


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Check out Robin's comments below. Once again, Thank You Robin for a great review

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Rob Schneider's comment, March 13, 2013 12:02 AM
I get that, Shawnna. The way I see it, recognition of one's own failure should be a cause for rejoicing, because the failure points towards success. Public acknowledgment of failure makes one human and approachable. There's no one I trust less than a self-proclaimed expert.
Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, March 13, 2013 2:01 PM

What happens when art curators use Tumblr as their exhibition space.

Crystina Castiglione's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:29 PM
This article really brought to light what being globally connected can do for not just artists, but curators as well and how it can be used to create an entirely new type of exhibition. It also describes a new age of art that infuses the way we use technology, especially within social media networks.