Summify - The Google+ Guide For Educators Home » Education, Social Media Written by Grace2 August 2011 Unless you've been living under a rock the last month, undoubtedly you've heard of the new social networking site everyone has been raving about: Google+. All this buzz has generated some great articles (my to-read pile just keeps growing!) Here's my Google+ Guide for Educators: So what do you think about Google+? Share this post with your friends and colleagues:
Association à votre site Web - Centre d'aide Google+ L'association de votre page et de votre site Web est utile pour les raisons suivantes : Elle vous permet d'être connecté à vos amis, vos fans et vos clients. Elle nous fournit des informations qui nous permettent de déterminer la pertinence de votre site par rapport à la requête d'un utilisateur dans la Recherche Google. Votre site peut bénéficier de la fonctionnalité Accès direct de Google+. Remarque : Si vous avez une page Google+ Local, suivez le processus de validation de votre page pour ajouter les informations relatives à votre établissement sur Google Maps et pour afficher le badge de validation sur votre page Google+. Si votre site a déjà été validé dans les Outils pour les webmasters, le webmaster peut approuver la demande d'association de votre site Web à votre page Google+. Pour associer votre page Google+ à votre site Web, procédez comme suit : Vérifiez que vous êtes bien sur votre page Google+ (et non pas sur votre profil). Remarque : N'utilisez pas d'URL de redirection.
lisa’s blog » A brief overview of XCRI, about to have a new boost A call has gone out today for institutions to bid for funding to further enhance the sectors’ knowledge and application of open processes by implementing a standard format for describing course data, which is at the heart of many learning providers organisational processes. This represents a massive wide scale investment; the initial work (Stage 1) will be identifying institutional readiness for opening up Course Data processes, and a number of projects will then be selected for funding to to go on to implementation of the proposed work (Stage 2) The work is to be funded by the JISC, and builds on the sterling work to date by the eXchanging Course Related Information (also known as XCRI) initiative, the new UK eProspectus standard. All images are taken from slides held in the excellent resources on the XCRI support site Large leaps have been taken since the early days, with many institutional roll outs and success stories. What is XCRI? At a glance What is it? Why use XCRI? Visibility
6 must-know Apps to make FREE Group Conference Calls Another quick guide from MakeUseOf, this time it’s on group calling and conference apps. The ones that are simple, quick to setup, free, and probably something you would want to use. What do you get? [NO LONGER WORKS] MeBeam – Online Video Conferencing Quick and simple way to setup informal video conference calls. ooVoo – Video Conferencing on your PC ooVoo is a free video chat program that lets you chat with up-to 6 people at the same time. Rondee – Phone Conference Calls Schedule phone conference calls and invite as many friends as you want. For complete features list go to Rondee: Phone Conference Calls Foonz – Free Group Calls Quite similar to the above Rondee, but you also get the option to send group voice messages and organize contacts into groups (i.e. family, freinds, work etc.). TalkShoe – Live Talk Shows and Conference Calls Online community where users can host, participate, or just listen to live interactive talk shows and discussions.
Google+ Building (or Re-Building) your PLN Twitter just became 5 years old and many of us can remember the first time: we heard of twitter… the first time we experienced powerful collaboration on twitter… some of us can even remember our first tweet (not me, though I can imagine it was something like: “I just don’t understand this…” So, for many it feels like a shock when after 5 years, thousands of tweets, hours of growing and grooming our personal learning network we look at Google+ and say, “I just don’t understand this…” or “Struggling to understand how this is going to fit in…” or “It just doesn’t do what Facebook or twitter does… or doesn’t do it as WELL…” Here are some other things that we are struggling with: “I have “spoken” with a person for years on twitter… but I only know them by his or her handle… – We are shocked that someone we really know so well: children, ailments, dreams, hopes, personal challenges… and we don’t even know his or her name. If you are feeling this way, know that you are not alone.
Devez-Vous Créer Une Page Google+ Pour Votre Entreprise L’une des questions qui m’est souvent posée en ce moment est : « pourquoi créer une Page Google+ pour mon entreprise ? ». A partir de là, d’autres questions surviennent en général : « pourquoi créer une Page Google+ alors qu’on est déjà présent sur d’autres plateformes (et qu’il est difficile de trouver du temps additionnel) ? », « Google Plus n’est-il pas un réseau social sur les geeks ? A cela, s’ajoutent aussi les remarques d’utilisateurs du Google+ : « de toute façon, il n’y a personne sur Google+ », « les pages Google+ ressemblent trop aux profils Google+ (pas de personnalisation suffisante) », « les Pages G+ manquent de fonctionnalités intéressantes » etc … Avant de répondre à la question principale de ce billet, je voudrais revenir sur deux points. #1. Je ressens beaucoup d’impatience quand à l’évolution du nombre d’utilisateurs de Google+ (ou sa confirmation). #2. 1. C’est de loin le plus grand avantage des pages Google+. #1 : le bouton +1. #2. #3. 2. 3. Conclusion
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The 7 Best Video Chat Apps for Your Smartphone By Albert Costill The days of holding a phone conference are over. Today, it’s all about video chatting. Since nearly everyone has a smartphone capable of handling video chats, it’s no surprise more people are discussing business ventures and opportunities via their phones. Video chats are not only convenient – we’re always with our smartphones so we can hold a video chat wherever or whenever – it also offers the chance to talk to someone else face-to-face. That can sometimes go a long way. ooVoo You can log into this popular video chat app by using your Facebook account. Skype Skype is one of the oldest, and probably the most well-known, video chat apps out there. Tango Tango stands out for two reasons. Hangouts Since nearly everyone has Google these days, it shouldn’t be difficult to find another person with Hangouts. Peer Looking for a video chat app strictly for business? Viber Camfrog
Google and Facebook get personal in battle for social networking rewards | Media | The Observer Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has positioned the company as a money-spinning gateway to the web. Photograph: Mike Kepka/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis It is one month since the launch of Google+, a belated attempt at a social networking tool that invites users to follow friends' activities in their news feed and share favourite content by marking it "+1". If this sounds familiar, it shows the extent to which Google is playing catchup with Facebook, which is brewing a public offering next year that could value the firm at $100bn and, critically, has positioned itself as the gateway to the web for many of its 750 million users. Much of this pressure is down to the abrasive ambition of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Ben Gomes has worked on every aspect of Google's core search product and is leading exploration into the social navigation of search. With data from so many consumers informing so many Google products, why isn't there more personalisation?
13 Cool Examples of Google+ Brand Pages It was only a few days ago when Google+ finally gave us access to brand pages – the moment we have been anticipating since summer. Now, anyone can create their own business page on Google Plus and it seems that within a few days a lot of businesses have decided to do so. The brand pages are still very limited though – for example it’s not possible for the brand page to have more than one admin at the moment. Here are some Google+ brand pages that I thought looked beautiful and here is our post RT@dreamgrow How to Create a Google+ Page for Your Brand. Adidas Originals five pictures make a cool sneaker. If you still haven’t created a Google+ brand page, please read our guide about how to create a Google+ brand page for your business.
Open Education Is Transforming the Way We Learn: Ray Schroeder Speaks to Education-Portal.com Ray Schroeder is the Professor Emeritus of Communication and the founding director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield. His numerous awards and acknowledgements include the 2010 A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award, the Sloan Consortium's highest individual award. By Jeff Calareso Through his presentations, research and teachings, Ray Schroeder is a leader in the field of open education. Q. A. Q. A. We are seeing a surge in students who begin their academic careers at community colleges while working in their home communities. I recently delivered the keynote address at the e-Cornucopia conference at Oakland University in Michigan on the open future of higher education. The higher education 'bubble' has grown quite large. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A.
The 5 best alternative video chat apps—all completely free Regular phone calls are over—these days, it’s all about video chatting. If you’ve got a smartphone, you’re likely holding a video-chatting machine (in all its forward-facing 1.3 megapixel glory). And regardless of what OS your smartphone is running, it likely came with some built-in video chatting software. But what if you want to, I don’t know… call someone on a different platform? Or what if you need to chat with your entire rugby team at once? ooVoo—iOS, Android If Facebook is your main method of communication, you may want to check out ooVoo. The ooVoo app is simple and straightforward on both iOS and Android. Voice calling between ooVoo contacts is free and unlimited, but if you want to call regular numbers (both cellphones and landlines), you’ll have to cough up some cash for ooVoo credits. Tango— iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7.5 Tango is one of the most popular third-party video chat apps, and it’s not difficult to see why: It’s incredibly simple to use. Fring—iOS, Android
Google +: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [a guest post by Aaron Strout] If you have a pulse, there is a good chance that you've heard the buzz about Google's latest foray into the world of social networking. Their new offering is called Google + (that's pronounced "Google Plus") and at first blush, it seems to have hit the mark. Although the new social network is still in closed beta (invite only), It has already amassed north of 10 million users. As someone that has spent time personally and professionally with social media for six plus years, I've been intrigued with the possibilities that Google + offers. The Good One of the main reasons that Google + is taking off the way it is is because they seem to have gotten the friending/privacy/social graph right via a convention called Circles. The circles come pre-set (although you can customize) so right out of the gate you can start adding people to buckets titled, "Family, Friends, Acquaintances, Following and Work." Lack of business pages also falls into the "bad" category.