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A Teacher's Guide to Social Media

A Teacher's Guide to Social Media
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About the NMC Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture NMC Blog The 7 Things You Need to Openly Engage with Your Community iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > About the NMC > NMC Initiatives > NMC History > NMC Staff > NMC Board of Directors > Center of Excellence Awards > NMC Fellows > Contact the NMC > About this Website > Preconference Workshops Glossary About the NMC The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research. > Join the NMC NMC Initiatives › 58766 reads Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. News

Google Launches Open Course Builder Google launched an open source course building web application for the growing list of K-12 and big-name universities developing online classes. The barebones website is a lightweight way to bring course material online, track student engagement (with web traffic and surveys), and evaluate performance. “We want to use this launch to show that Google believes it can contribute to technology in education,” says Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig. Course-builder came off the back of an experimental Google class, “Power Searching with Google,” which went out to schools across the country to educate students on the more advanced features of Google for online research. The power-searching course “was a strong success and also generated some technology that we thought would be useful to share with the world,” says Norvig. Google is hoping that big-name universities, such as Stanford and MIT, who have started to put their courses online for free, will adopt the technology.

Les cinq types d’influenceurs des médias sociaux Dans mon dernier blogue sur @Intelegia, je présentais les quatre volets de l’influence dans les médias sociaux (lire L’influence dans les médias sociaux en 4 étapes. Pour réussir dans les réseaux sociaux, je soulignais l’importance pour les professionnels de se positionner parmi les leaders. J’expliquais aussi comme il s’avère essentiel pour les marques et les entreprises d’identifier et de suivre les utilisateurs les plus influents, pour faire en sorte qu’ils deviennent par la suite leurs ambassadeurs. À quoi reconnaît-on un influenceur ? L’influence reste une notion difficile à évaluer précisément puisqu’elle réfère à des valeurs autant subjectives qu’objectives, qui se traduisent de plusieurs façons : par la réussite commerciale et financièrepar la renommée et la crédibilitépar la qualité des affiliations et des contactspar le charisme et l’impact de la personnalité Et, chacune de ces valeurs, sur lesquelles repose l’influence, pourront varier d’une personne à l’autre.

blubbr - Play & create video trivia games Peer-to-Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org Ma vie connectée est ultra-chronophage Hier, pour rire, j’ai fait la liste des réseaux sociaux que j’utilise au jour le jour (ou presque) : FacebookTwitterFoursquareLinkedInPinterestPearltreesStumbleUponWordPress (x2)Over Blog Tumblr Ajoutons-y un compte Google+ et un compte Viadeo où je ne mets les pieds qu’une fois tous les 36 du mois (pour Google+, pas d’inquiétude : c’est la norme ; pour Viadeo, c’est normal aussi compte-tenu de mon secteur d’activité), ainsi qu’un compte Instagram alimenté au gré du hasard (et le hasard ne se fait pas très présent ces derniers temps). Tout ça, rien que pour moi : je ne compte pas le côté pro ! Force est de constater qu’avec autant de comptes, il faut dégager du temps. Dès lors, pas étonnant que les digital natives passent autant de temps devant leurs écrans. Quand on voit la multiplication des comptes, on peut effectivement se demander quelle place conserve la vie réelle dans un monde où tout passe par les réseaux sociaux.

Constructivism (learning theory) Jean Piaget: founder of Constructivism In past centuries, constructivist ideas were not widely valued due to the perception that children's play was seen as aimless and of little importance. Jean Piaget did not agree with these traditional views, however. He saw play as an important and necessary part of the student's cognitive development and provided scientific evidence for his views. For more detailed information on the philosophy of the construction of human knowledge, see constructivist epistemology. Formalization of the theory of constructivism is generally attributed to Jean Piaget, who articulated mechanisms by which knowledge is internalized by learners. When individuals assimilate, they incorporate the new experience into an already existing framework without changing that framework. According to the theory, accommodation is the process of reframing one's mental representation of the external world to fit new experiences. A few strategies for cooperative learning include

Open Course: Social Media & Open Education I will be facilitating an open graduate course this Fall titled EC&I 831: Social Media & Open Education. This will be the 5th time I have taught the course (first time was 2007), and it’s different each time. It looks like I will have about 25 graduate students taking this for credit (which is well over the usual limit), and I’m also inviting anyone out there interested in the experience to participate for free. If you would like to learn more about the course, go to But most of all, my students could use your help. For non-credit students, the course begins on September 20th at 7pm Saskatchewan time, and you’ll find us by clicking on this this Blackboard Collaborate link. Thanks everyone, and I hope to learn with you soon. How To Manufacture Desire Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior engineering at nirandfar.com. Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word “addict” after it. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Try “Facebook addict” or “Zynga addict” or even “Pinterest addict” and you’ll soon get a slew of results from hooked users and observers deriding the narcotic-like properties of these web sites. We’re on the precipice of a new era of the web. A company that forms strong user habits enjoys several benefits to its bottom line. But how do companies create the internal triggers needed to form habits? I created the desire engine in order to help others understand what is at the heart of habit-forming technology. The trigger is the actuator of a behavior—the spark plug in the engine. After the trigger comes the intended action. What do you think?

Silkslides Pearltrees Educators in the United States face not one but two skill gaps - the gap in skills high school seniors have when they start college and the second, when college graduates begin their first job and are not prepared to do the job they were hired for. This week I bookmarked [using Pearltrees] articles that provide a fresh perspective on these problems along with potential solutions. And just how big are these gaps? Difficult to pinpoint, but it’s not closing, it’s widening, furthermore the United States ranks far below other developed nations in academic performance on high-school science, math and reading assessments. The First Gap: High School to CollegeSAT® Report: Only 43 Percent of 2012 College-Bound Seniors Are College Ready. We Need more Access to A.P. Rigor is Better. (2011). The Second Gap: College to the WorkforceSkills Gap? Academic Performance on an International LevelA National Report Card, Nicole, Allen (October, 2012) The Atlantic. Innovative Solutions to Education Reform

Géolocalisation et traque sociale : les dangers des réseaux Très remarquée en octobre dernier, l’appli Facebook Take This Lollipop a réveillé une vieille (enfin, tout est relatif) peu liée aux réseaux sociaux : la traque sociale, ou traque via les réseaux sociaux. “Dis-moi ce que tu aimes, je te suivrai jusque dans la vraie vie”… Instrument marketing pour les marques, outil social pour les connectés, la géolocalisation est le nouvel eldorado. Grâce à votre iPhone, vous pouvez savoir où vous allez, mais aussi dire où vous êtes. Si les fans de séries policières savent à quel point les téléphones sont des mouchards, ils ne réalisent pas toujours que leur comportement peut les mener bien plus loin. Prenons l’exemple de Foursquare (oui, je sais : encore !). Non, rien de bien méchant. Un danger que certains ne perçoivent pas, mais qui pourtant existe bel et bien. A ce titre, la géolocalisation représente un danger pour des utilisateurs non avertis. Un article Absolute Trendsetter

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