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Technology has always been a part of our lives and learning experiances. It is about time that educational institutions start harnessing the potential the internet, web 2.0 tools and social media have to empower and connect learners across the globe.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Why Blog?

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Why Blog? | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it

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Love the interactive wordle timeline 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:35 PM

Blogs are an excellent way of sharing ideas and reflecting on personal learning. I use a blog to also record my professional learning. By posting responses to or sharing articles I find I am trying to build a professional profile through my blog.

Carole McCulloch's curator insight, March 28, 2013 7:33 PM

Thanks Ness, I will use this for a project where we are encouraging the use of blogging for reflections.

lynnegibb's curator insight, March 31, 2013 8:46 PM

Fantastic resource!

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Future of Impacts: ‘How to’ guide to social media, podcasting, blogging and writing your REF impact case study | Impact of Social Sciences

Future of Impacts: ‘How to’ guide to social media, podcasting, blogging and writing your REF impact case study | Impact of Social Sciences | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it

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catspyjamasnz's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:48 PM

Interesting work being done by the LSE on social media and measuring research impact (JS)

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The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it

The skills I have mentioned here are essential to every teacher (and student) using technology in class, at home, or for professional development purposes. It also contains the best web tools that you can use to better hone in the targeted skill under which they are featured.


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Very usful list of key digital skills and the tolls to development them for the educators of the 21st century.

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Colin Warren's curator insight, February 6, 2013 8:13 PM

Most of these skills covered in our joint presentation '7 Habits of Networked Academics', for the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Deakin University by myself & Joyce Seitzinger. Covers online identity, personal learning networks, mobile learning, visual learning, filtering, sharing, digital curation and creation of artefacts.

http://www.slideshare.net/colwar/7-habits-of-networked-academics-16390818

anna crow's curator insight, April 2, 2013 6:40 PM

This would be great to use with our students and create badges for.

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Digital learning becomes the 4th literacy (infographic)

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Building Communities of Practice in Higher Ed

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A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Milton Cox from Miami University, met with a group of students, staff and faculty ...

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Questions about the future of higher education

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The Conversation web site is currently half way through a series of invited posts entitled “The Future of Higher Education”. It has been a disappointing series so far in that five of the first six posts have focussed on MOOCS and the sixth has been a general post on equity in online learning. Now MOOCs are an important development but the future of higher education is bigger than MOOCs and the questions are much more fundamental. Here are are some questions that I think this series should be addressing..


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The Future of Higher Ed? A Canary in the Coal Mine of Online Learning

Presented at the 2012 HighEdWeb Conference in Milwaukee.
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35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online | Edudemic

35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online | Edudemic | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it

Posted by Katie Lepi

 

"Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.

 

"Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially.

 

"Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. But how exactly do you go about doing that?

 

"Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible."


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The Academic Twitterazzi - Inside Higher Ed

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Inside Higher EdThe Academic TwitterazziInside Higher EdMany academic conferences, and even individual sessions at those conferences, have associated Twitter hash tags — often suggested by the conference organizers themselves.
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Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free : NPR

Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free : NPR | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it
Top universities are embracing free online education. Dozens of schools, such as the University of Pennsylvania, are now offering classes to thousands of people across the world.
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Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning 2012

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This year's CDE conference, Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning, will be held on 20 October 2012 at Senate House, University of London. We are delighted to announce that our two keynote ...
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ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development

ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it
Developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky defined what the person or a student can do — or the problems they can solve — as three different stages:

What a student can do on their own, working independently or without anyone’s help.
What the student can do with the help of someone.
What it is beyond the student’s reach even if helped by someone else.


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School’s Out, Forever: EdX Online Classes Change How People Learn

School’s Out, Forever: EdX Online Classes Change How People Learn | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it
EdX Online Classes: A new online education program changes how people learn. College students can take online classes from home with edX.
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Emerging Student Patterns in MOOCs: A Graphical View -

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Top Free Classes's curator insight, March 7, 2013 8:42 PM

More charts, numbers and attempts to explain huge gaps between MOOC signups and completes.

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Learning in the Open: Networked student identities

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great presentation and psot looking at open learning and the networked leearner, comapring the naure ond challenges that come with academic and netwroked learning

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Beyond Gamification: Cutting-Edge Technology Meets Alternative, Progressive Education - Forbes

Beyond Gamification: Cutting-Edge Technology Meets Alternative, Progressive Education - Forbes | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it
VideoMatthew Peterson is co-founder, Chief Technical Officer, and Senior Scientist at the Mind Research Institute.  He's also the creator of ST Math, a unique game-based math curriculum for elementary and secondary schools that uses “neuroscientific,...

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Parent Cortical Mass's comment, February 7, 2013 11:04 AM
This is a good one. Didn't know about Jordan Shapiro. I like his POV.
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Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

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Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.  

 

From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."

 

Excellent. 9/10

 

Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm

 

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slararos's comment, October 25, 2012 3:45 AM
Thanks!
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Learn all about curation here

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Break Out the Balance Sheet: The Business of Higher Education [Infographic]

Break Out the Balance Sheet: The Business of Higher Education [Infographic] | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it
Which schools are running their business efficiently?
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The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers - 2012 Edition

Dawson College Pedagogical Day; October 12th, 2012The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers - 2012 Edition
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Requiem for a Heavyweight - Lessons to Learn from the Problems at UC Online

In 2009, the University of California finally decided to offer online education with a system-wide initiative called UC Online. Based on an article in the Chronicle that echoes a previous article in the Daily Californian, we learn that just three years later, UC Online is facing significant hurdles to survive the pilot phase and establish a sustainable online option. After raising just 1/8 of the promised private funding that would have avoided significant internal UC investment, UC Online has already borrowed $6.9 million from the system and is facing expenses of $7 million budget over the next year. Despite plans for 20 courses as of January 2012 for current UC students, UC Online has just eight courses available this fall (although only three are listed today). As the pilot expands in January 2013, there are serious questions about the feasibility of enrolling the thousands of non-UC students needed to avoid additional budget shortfalls.


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The Top Social Tools For 21st-Century HR

The Top Social Tools For 21st-Century HR | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it
Seven years after the Fast Company article "Why We Hate HR," change may finally be here.
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The Future Of Mobile Learning

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Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning.
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The Development of Connectivism and MOOCs (Diagram)

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I ran a short workshop for colleagues on the topics of connectivism and the rise of MOOCs earlier this week .
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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, September 5, 2012 12:29 AM
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling.
According to Bernard Robin, at the University of Houston, she states in her Power Point presentation that the educational uses of digital storytelling are immeasurable. She clearly shows that if this type of technology is used appropriately by classroom teachers its results will be effective in helping students with research skills, writing skills, organizational skills, technology skills, presentational skills, interviewing skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and assessment skills. She also mentions that students will learn information from digital storytelling that will influence and improve their digital, global, technology, visual, and information literacy skills. The questions that arise around the practicality of using such technology have lead others to write about how digital storytelling can be integrated into the classroom to allow students to construct their own learning. In an article in Library Media Connection (2003) titled, What’s Your Digital Story? the authors explain that when we integrate digital storytelling into classroom projects we also enable students to construct their own stories. This pursuit requires students to become active participants instead of passive viewers. They further state that when students structure in narrative stories they are more likely to remember this information and commit it to memory as it is believed that our brains are wired in narrative stories and the construction of these stories help us to better cope with conflict and give us the ability to put incongruity into neat little packages we call stories. There is also reason to believe that by producing digital stories students become more critical when viewing media such as television, computers, and video games. They can now see how easy it can be to manipulate images and text to produce information that is less than truthful.
According to (Barrett, 2006) she sees digital storytelling as a means of creating a reflective portfolio that ties into a new type of learning environment whereas the instruction is student centered with multi-sensory stimulation. As students work collaboratively exchanging information in an active mode with real opportunity they develop and use critical thinking skills. The new learning environment has application because it is authentic and the learning is not isolated or out of context. She states that students will be able to:

• Communicate using a variety of media and formats
• Access and exchange information in a variety of ways
• Compile, organize, analyze, and synthesize information
• Draw conclusions and make generalizations based on information gathered
• Know content and be able to locate additional information as needed
• Become self-directed learners
• Collaborate and cooperate in team efforts
• Interact with others in ethical and appropriate ways

JoanneMorris's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:14 AM

This could be useful for my afterschool program

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Great list of 34 Educational Technology How To Guides - Med kharbach

Great list of 34 Educational Technology How To Guides - Med kharbach | technology empowered networked learning | Scoop.it

Twitter, Google, iPads, Apps, Skype, QR codes, Wikis, Facebook, Blogs and more!


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