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The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your

The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your
This probably sounds familiar: You are with a group of friends arguing about some piece of trivia or historical fact. Someone says, "Wait, let me look this up on Wikipedia," and proceeds to read the information out loud to the whole group, thus resolving the argument. Don’t dismiss this as a trivial occasion. It represents a learning moment, or more precisely, a microlearning moment, and it foreshadows a much larger transformation—to what I call socialstructed learning. Socialstructed learning is an aggregation of microlearning experiences drawn from a rich ecology of content and driven not by grades but by social and intrinsic rewards. The microlearning moment may last a few minutes, hours, or days (if you are absorbed in reading something, tinkering with something, or listening to something from which you just can’t walk away). Think of a simple augmented reality app on your iPhone such as Yelp Monocle.

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Top 12 Google Chrome Extensions That Enhance Student Learning... This post was co-authored by Beth Holland and Tracy Sockalosky. Being 1:1 is fantastic, and if you are fortunate enough to have constant access to your own device in the classroom, then the benefits – especially in terms of efficiency – are tremendous: stored passwords, saved bookmarks, familiar file structure, and more. However, even if you don’t have the advantage of always being in possession of your own device, thanks to the versatility of Google Chrome extensions available through the Chrome Store, the web experience has become customizable and productive in completely new ways. What are Chrome Extensions? Chrome Extensions are tools that live inside of your Chrome Browser and provide additional functionality by connecting to other web utilities.

Science reveals what really increases Twitter followers The world of science has some new advice for people who want to increase their Twitter following, and it may sound something your mother used to say: If you don’t have anything nice to tweet, don’t tweet at all. “Expressing negative sentiments in tweets is the second most harmful factor to growing a Twitter audience,” say researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology. They speculate about why: “This might be because Twitter is a medium dominated by very weak social ties, and negative sentiment from strangers may be unpleasant or uncomfortable for a potential new follower to see.” Little Known Ways To Power Your Google Search Home » Data Visualization » How to be a Google Power User New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed. It’s a familiar frustration for most of us: You type your precise, specific search terms into Google, and expect to find what you need on the first page. Instead, you’re faced with millions of search results, and the first few links are so off-the-wall unrelated you wonder if you mistyped something. But your search terms are correct, so why doesn’t Google know what you’re looking for?

Learning Solutions that Activate Performance in Your Company I've been in corporate learning and development for many years and I'm passionate about it....because I role model the behaviours of a networked learner. I work with business clients to design and develop engaging learning programs that solve their business performance problems. But I don't just design any training course - instead I use blend of new methods and media for people to work in a networked, flexible workplace using virtual and social collaborative technologies to create networks and communities for peer learning, networking and relationships that are based on value, reputation and trust to occur in the workplace. When I'm not working, I'm constantly learning to hone my mastery and techniques of the past times that inspire me and get me creative. These include knitting, writing, travelling, golfing and playing the ukulele.

In a battle against an infection, antibiotics can bring victory over enemy germs. Yet that war-winning aid can come with significant collateral damage; microbial allies and innocents are killed off, too. Such casualties may be unavoidable in some cases, but a lot of people take antibiotics when they’re not necessary or appropriate. Beginners' Guide to Google+ Authorship, hangouts, circles? What is all the buzz about and why do webmasters, SEOs, and business owners need to pay attention? The super savvy marketers at Digital Always Media know, and they have created an excellent blog series about the why’s and how’s of Google Plus. First, long-time SEO and blogger, Jim Hedger, gives us a look into the future of self-driving cars, automated grocery shopping, and how Google Plus is beginning to bring all the threads of a consumer’s life together into a more comprehensive and intuitive understanding of their needs, wants, and desires. What is Google Doing with Google Plus? Then, Hedger highlights why it is important for search marketers to keep an eye on Google+.

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer (Page 5 of 6) There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely. Backups have long been considered to be incredibly complicated, because it meant you’d have to somehow ship your data around, but not anymore. Oh, the irony: Coursera suspends online course about how to run an online course ( ) -- A Coursera instructor offering an online course on how to manage an online course has apparently given her students – all 40,000 of them – an unintentional lesson on how not to do just that. Just a week after its launch, a course on the “Fundamentals of Online Learning” was suspended after complaints by students about technical glitches, confusing instructions and problems with the group-oriented design of the class. Led by Fatimah Wirth, an instructional designer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the class was intended to cover online pedagogy, course design, assessment, web tools and other relevant topics. But, as first reported by Inside Higher Ed , several of the students – many of whom are educators and online learning experts themselves – quickly took to Twitter and their own blogs to document the “MOOC Mess.”

Which Windows Services Are Safe to Disable & When? I would like to help you decide which Windows 7 and Windows 8 services are safe to disable and when. While disabling unneeded services can have a positive impact on performance, disabling the wrong services can have a big negative impact on the overall performance and stability of your system. I will do my best to guide you and provide balanced and useful advice. IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you start making changes, you should first create a system restore point. This way, if something doesn’t work, you can always reverse the changes you made. LESS IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide has been updated to include Windows 8 specific information, on top of what was already existing for Windows 7.

Six social-media skills every leader needs - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Innovation Few domains in business and society have been untouched by the emerging social-media revolution—one that is not even a decade old. Many organizations have been responding to that new reality, realizing the power and the potential of this technology for corporate life: wikis enable more efficient virtual collaboration in cross-functional projects; internal blogs, discussion boards, and YouTube channels encourage global conversations and knowledge sharing; sophisticated viral media campaigns engage customers and create brand loyalty; next-generation products are codeveloped in open-innovation processes; and corporate leaders work on shaping their enterprise 2.0 strategy. This radical change has created a dilemma for senior executives: while the potential of social media seems immense, the inherent risks create uncertainty and unease. By nature unbridled, these new communications media can let internal and privileged information suddenly go public virally.

Microsoft Wants To Teach You How To Use Linux With Its New Certification Program When we first said that Microsoft loves Linux, we were not joking. Microsoft has embraced Linux many times over in the recent times and proved us right. It was absolutely unthinkable few years ago, thanks to former CEO Steve Ballmer who went on to call Linux a cancer. Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, we can observe a very visible change in Microsoft’s course of action.