Mobile Learning in Higher Education Viewpoint Mobile Learning in Higher Education Multiple connections in customized learning spaces The term "Nomadic" has been used to describe the current college students' culture of wireless and mobile connectedness in the sense that they are not "rooted" but incredibility flexible and fluid when it comes to their social connections and their virtual life culture. Bryan Alexander, in his article, Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education (2004) says, "More broadly, mobile and wireless computing has altered the rhythms of social time and has changed uses of social space." Whether you choose as a professor to exclude the connectivity from your classroom or to include it, there exits the potential of creating learning communities with broader impact than ever before possible and this can bring wonderful enhancement to any course of study or academic field.
The Librarian Who Doesn't Say Shhh! Ms. O Reads Books: Pinterest & Teacher Librarians So I know there has been a lot of press lately about Pinterest ... and here I am jumping on that bandwagon. But I've been using it for about a year now and I have to say that even though I know it's not perfect in terms of copyright (just pin to the original source as much as humanly possible, please!) and it can be a serious "time sucker" (give yourself 15 minutes a day) ... I like it! Helped me to find lots of cool ideas that I've used with the kiddos very successfully. I'm sure I missed more than a few (is there a way to see who you repin the most besides the three listed on your profile page?) Isn't it funny ... have you seen that ecard that talks about how you feel like you could be friends with someone just because of their Pinterest boards? Find a balance. LibraryATBOT/The Book Bug/Sharing the ShelvesRandom House KidsHarper ChildrenReading RocketsAmy BansakLaurie LeavittLinda's LinksValerie FortAshley KurthKirsten MurphyMax MaciasRegina Hartley: Hey Twitter friend!
digiteen - Digital Etiquette 1 . Overview Digital etiquette, or netiquette as its sometimes called, is a basic set of rules you should follow in order to make the internet better for others, and better for you. 2. The internet can be a powerful tool when it comes to circulating opinion or information. 3. Techdirt did a study that showed that many people purposely responded to emails late at work, because replying to quickly implies that they do not have enough work to do. IM and SMS messages are most subject to misinterpretation, but other communications are less obscure. This are the results from a serve been asked to 10 teenagers. 4. Netiquette The following information came from tech.blorge.com. 1.
How Social Media Has Changed Us Mike Laurie works at London agency Made by Many where he helps design social digital stuff. You follow him on Twitter @mikelaurie. Over the last 10 years, we've seen social media galvanize thousands over politics, create as many industries as it has destroyed, and offer an abundance of visual and audio entertainment. But has all this incredible change actually changed us, or just the world we live in? Below are some areas in which social media has had lasting, and arguably permanent effects on the ways in which we live. The question is, are these changes all for the better? Child Literacy It stands to reason that children who read and write more are better at reading and writing. Ambient Intimacy Lisa Reichelt, a user experience consultant in London coined the very pleasant term "ambient intimacy." Consider the many communications technologies through history — the telephone, Morse code, semaphore, carrier pigeons, smoke signals — they are all fairly inconvenient and labor intensive.
learning. happens. here. — The MHMS Daring School Library Blog How to Kill a School Library: 10 Easy Steps This is a straightforward, how-to set of instructions for squelching all remnants of library service in a school community. It’s been a painful set of rants and raves to record, and I can’t say I’ve enjoyed it. However, what I see worries me so much that I just can’t keep my mouth shut. 1. Fire your librarians. If you really want to get rid of library programs and services, start at the top. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Robin Overby Cox is an elementary library supervisor in central Texas. Why Social Media Curriculum is Critical in Schools - 140 Charact I am presenting at The 140 Characters Conference in New York City on April 20th. This event is the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on business, education, and “we” the people. Some of the other speakers include Ann Curry, NBC News (@AnnCurry), Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy, (@chrislehmann), Donny Deustch (@Donny_Deutsch), Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump), and MC Hammer (@MCHammer). I will be a part of the Twitter and Education panel and joined by @mbteach, @kjarret, @shellterrell with @parentella moderating. 1) Teaching Kids how to manage their Digital Footprint2) Why social media curriculum is critical in schools3) Technology usage to enhance collaboration and development In anticipation of the conference I'm writing about each topic. Why Social Media Curriculum is Critical in Schools The other important piece to this equation is educating parents, guardians, families.
Social Networking Policies: Best Practices For Companies Rudimentary forms of social networking have existed for more than a decade, but the past few years have witnessed an incredible increase in the use of social networking tools (sometimes called "Web 2.0"). Time spent on social networks now exceeds time spent on email, signaling a social, business and technology paradigm shift. Continued development and expansion of social networking services and use seems inevitable. For companies, the social networking phenomenon presents a new set of challenges. This Article outlines some of the factors that companies should consider in formulating and implementing policies regarding social networking. What Is Social Networking? Social networking web-sites allow registered users to upload profiles, post comments, join "networks" and add "friends." What Are The Benefits Of Social Networking For Companies? Many companies have embraced social networking as yet another tool for effective research and communication. Why Not Just Ban All Social Networking?
The Library Voice The 11 Rules of Social Media Etiquette Since social media is, well, a social medium, it’s important that users understand the proper ways to behave online. No, just because you’re behind a computer monitor in your mom’s basement doesn’t mean all social etiquette goes out the window. It’s quite the opposite—following proper social media etiquette is a key to being successful online (and to making sure you don’t make a complete idiot out of yourself.) 1. Give More than You Receive- If you want to receive attention from others online, you have to be willing to give it first. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.