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More evidence that Nuance speech-to-text is coming to iPhone this fall in iOS 5

More evidence that Nuance speech-to-text is coming to iPhone this fall in iOS 5 | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Another screenshot of Apple’s upcoming speech-to-text feature in iOS 5 has surfaced from an Apple employee, reports 9to5mac.
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Reviewing Dan Zarrella’s latest social media book: Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness

Reviewing Dan Zarrella’s latest social media book: Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Being something of a social media nut, I tend to go gaga over any new tools, studies or services that pop up online.
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A Social Media Strategy for Startups in 11 Steps

A Social Media Strategy for Startups in 11 Steps | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
For startups, a killer social media strategy is the key to success. If you’re feeling anti-social and think you can keep quiet — think again.
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Google Maps can now tell you the weather for where you’re traveling

Google Maps can now tell you the weather for where you’re traveling | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
It’s usually a two-step proces for me. I first check Google Maps to get directions, then I look at Weather.com or some other service to find out what I’ll need to pack.
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Budweiser to live stream opening FA Cup match on Facebook

Budweiser to live stream opening FA Cup match on Facebook | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
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FA Cup sponsor Budweiser will make history this Friday as they live stream the opening game of the FA Cup via an application on their Facebook page, the first such live sporting broadcast to take place on the social network.
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Hybrid online learning classes: What we’ve learned

Hybrid online learning classes: What we’ve learned | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
By Len Lubinsky and David Greenberg, eSchool News
We learned a lot about how to make a hybrid online (HO) course work. We made some interesting discoveries and developed some best practices that we want to share.
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This week’s most talked about social media tools

This week’s most talked about social media tools | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
This is the tenth of a weekly series, in which every week, we’ll look at five social media tools and platforms that have created some buzz over the last week.
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Affordable smart phones to drive Africa’s Internet adoption

Affordable smart phones to drive Africa’s Internet adoption | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
We’ve already covered Huawei’s $100 Android IDEOS phone, which has quickly become a 2011 smartphone bestseller in Kenya. Huawei recently partnered with Nigerian CDMA operator, Starcomms to launch the smartphone in the Nigerian market.
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Microsoft forms cloud-computing partnership in China

Microsoft forms cloud-computing partnership in China | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced at a joint event in Beijing that it has entered into an agreement with the Chinese company China Standard Software Co., Ltd.
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Online learning increasingly replaces traditional face-to-face summer school

Online learning increasingly replaces traditional face-to-face summer school | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
by Donna Iadipaolo, Heritage Newspapers
“No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks,” is a popular rhyme students might chant upon release from school in June. But for many, school continues in the summer.
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My awesome PLN

My awesome PLN | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Earlier today I tweeted this - "I'm relying on you PLN. Without you I am just a single mind."... and of course, I meant it. My PLN is my community of interest and the mirror of my practice. Nobody learns in a vacuum, not even Robinson Crusoe.
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Seven billion teachers

Seven billion teachers | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Everyone on Earth is a teacher. We all have the ability to help others to learn. This is exactly what Vygotsky had in mind when he proposed his famous Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) theory.
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A Closer Look at Online Learning Models

A Closer Look at Online Learning Models | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
By Julie Young, THE Journal
It’s truly amazing to see how education has been transformed during the last decade.
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Internet to Bring Down the Sky-High Cost of Higher Ed, Experts Say

Internet to Bring Down the Sky-High Cost of Higher Ed, Experts Say | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
By Blake Snow, Fox News
Call it better learning through technology — and cheaper.
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Traffic to European newspaper sites up 11% in 2011, Facebook growing as a source

Traffic to European newspaper sites up 11% in 2011, Facebook growing as a source | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Newspaper website traffic is on the rise in Europe, and Facebook’s importance to those sites is growing, according to new data from comScore.
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Steve Jobs negotiating to bring iPhone to 616M China Mobile subscribers

Steve Jobs negotiating to bring iPhone to 616M China Mobile subscribers | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou says that he has met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs several times already, but has yet to come to an agreement to carry the iPhone, reports All Things D.
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Decisions, decisions. Consumers favor iPad over Kindle by 2 to 1 Margin says Hitwise

Decisions, decisions. Consumers favor iPad over Kindle by 2 to 1 Margin says Hitwise | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
When it comes to gadget battles, the iPad is the hands-down winner in a matchup against Amazon’s Kindle reader.
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22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running on WordPress

22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running on WordPress | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg just dropped us a note with some exciting new stats about the continued growth of WordPress, one of the world’s top online publishing platforms.
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Will high costs lead to the extinction of on-campus learning? Is online learning the answer?

Will high costs lead to the extinction of on-campus learning?  Is online learning the answer? | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
by Michael Weldon, Chicago Tribune
The price of living on or near campus may have reached a tipping point. Because now there is another viable option: online learning, where the cost of living on campus is zero.
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Twitter Just Got the Respect it Deserves

Twitter Just Got the Respect it Deserves | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
If you’re one to check your analytics on a daily basis you may have noticed a pretty sharp increase in referrals from Twitter’s “t.co” domains. We noticed it almost immediately on Wednesday but naively didn’t pay much attention.
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PC sales stagnate while Macs surge

PC sales stagnate while Macs surge | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
The latest NPD numbers regarding PC sales seem to confirm the cause of the recent downgrade of Microsoft’s stock. For the month of July, PC sales advanced a mere 4% on the year ago quarter.
In comparison, Mac sales went up 26% in the same timeframe.
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Shaping the future

Shaping the future | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
Welcome to the future? Whenever we consider the future, it is always elusive, and always just around the corner. It is never quite here. We live in the present. All the time.
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What will the Web be like in 20 years?

What will the Web be like in 20 years? | R&DLearning | Scoop.it
On the day the World Wide Web celebrates its twentieth anniversary, it’s worth considering what the future holds for the Web and the Internet as a whole.
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