6 Ways Digital Learning is Changing Teaching Email Share December 1, 2011 - by Tom Vander Ark 0 Email Share I visited Wireless Generation , a leading education technology company, in Brooklyn this week. As someone who has, within the last decade, been a student and a teacher, as well as administrative support, I was very interested by the parts in your book when you made it clear that educational institutions are evolving. There will be a half a dozen significant changes in teaching in this decade. Model differentiation will proliferate over the next decade as school developers invent new ways to blend online and onsite experience around competency-based pathways. The second profound change underway is the shift from the individual practitioner to more collaborative and team based teaching. A third and related point is that staffing models will be more differentiated with specific roles and different levels. Four, we’re seeing a general shift from didactic instruction to more interactive learning experiences.
Formulists 50 Brilliant Apps to Enhance Your Twitter Experience Without a doubt, Twitter is one of the best innovations of the century. It’s a simple idea coupled with a simple interface that took them to the stratosphere. But after a few years and millions of dollars in venture funding, Twitter’s simplicity isn’t what people are looking for anymore. Right from the start, most of the innovation in the Twitter ecosystem has been coming from third party developers. Hootsuite HootSuite Hootsuite is the ideal choice if you are a social media power user to stay on top of your social media. Genre: Monitoring and AnalyticsPricing: From $5.99 per monthFree Account: AvailableMultiple Accounts: SupportedSupport for Other Social Networks: Available SocialOomph SocialOomph SocialOomph is another equally capable web app to stay on top of social trends. Genre: Monitoring and AnalyticsPricing: From $19.97Free Account: AvailableMultiple Accounts: SupportedSupport for Other Social Networks: Available CoTweet cotweet Seesmic Seesmic Twellow Twellow Klout Klout Strawberryjam Ping
8 Essential Apps for Your Brand's Facebook Page Alison Driscoll is an interactive copywriter and social media consultant who specializes in . She authors a blog at alisondriscoll.com. Not even a year ago, Facebook was still being dismissed as a silly site intended to help college kids slack off. An effective Facebook Page not only attracts fans, but is sticky so that fans keep coming back and may even share the content on the Page. Applications 1. This app was originally a Facebook feature that they then converted into an application; as such, it is sponsored and maintained by Facebook and less likely to break or be abandoned. This notification system is important for staying on their radar and is more visible than an RSS Reader, or mini-blog as I like to call it, but lacks many formatting capabilities; it's best to think of Notes and an RSS Reader as working hand in hand. 2. I may have jumped ahead a bit with the Notes recommendation, but I am assuming that most companies have, or could have, a blog. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Britney Spears
The Virtues of Video What if your struggling students could view demonstrations of difficult math concepts as often as necessary? Picture your students asking questions of an expert diver as she explores Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Or imagine a motivated student in a remote location attending an advanced placement physics class without leaving home. Much of what we define as education can now take place anywhere, anytime—and much of it can be acquired free through resources available over the Internet. Videoconferencing: Engaging Millenials As early as the 1980s, students in rural areas of Alaska, Washington, Texas, and Oregon connected to teachers through interactive videoconferencing. Interactive videoconferencing is often a good solution for resource-strapped school districts that can't afford to hire more teachers. When learners are engaged, retention occurs. Distance Classes: The Power of Access the process begins when a school identifies a learning need they can't serve on their own. References
5 Excellent Cloud Tools You Should Be Using It seems like everything is moving to the cloud from documents to photos to podcasts; plus more and more services are implementing cloud storage for security reasons. While 10 years ago you needed to have actual space on your computer or mobile device in order to save and access files, now you really don’t need much because free cloud storage is everywhere. Since there are so many new and useful cloud tools that are regularly popping up on the scene, I decided to share 5 that I feel are extremely beneficial to bloggers and social media users. So here are 5 excellent cloud tools that you should be using, if you aren’t already. Pogoplug Plain and simple, Pogoplug is “cloud storage for your mobile life”. Pogoplug is great for streaming music, movies and photos from your mobile device. ZeroPC ZeroPC is known as “your content navigator for the cloud”. ZeroPC has mobile apps for the iPad and Android and can run in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. sideCLOUDload Mougg Flapcast
Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia - Josh Sternberg - Technology Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher education is the assumption that incoming students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies "If you took a soldier from a thousand years ago and put them on a battlefield, they'd be dead," Howard Rheingold, a professor teaching virtual community and social media at Stanford University, told me one morning via Skype. "If you took a doctor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern surgical theater, they would have no idea what to do. Terms like "digital native" and "digital immigrant" have been used by marketers as a way of differentiating generations. This tale is not new. For the last several years, teaching social media has been reactionary, found either in non-matriculated night classes for the working professional or in business schools for the budding marketer to learn and hone his or her online and social marketing skills. But as social interactions and technologies mature, there has been a swing in the pendulum.
Google + - Another Tombstone for the Social Media Graveyard? MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, Google Wave, Google Buzz, Ping. All brand names that meant something once, some of which had tens of millions of users in the online social space, all have something else in common; they tried to be David to Facebook’s Goliath and came off worse. All of them brought something new to the online social space, a different way to interact with other members, a quirky feature or niche focus. All of them also went the way of the Dodo (barring a few clingy tumbleweeds), and most of those features have been aped by Facebook. The reasons for their failures are varied, but the end result is the same. There have been contenders who have stuck it out though; Twitter is a great example of a social network which has managed to hold its own. Facebook fatigue? Google + has come at an interesting time, there is research showing that we are experiencing ‘Facebook fatigue’ due to extensive media coverage, data ownership and regular security setting modifications.
Shoestringmedia.com 50 usages des médias sociaux en formation | Le blog de la formation professionnelle et continue L’étude Cegos sur les pratiques de formation confirme que 60% des salariés nous expliquent apprendre avec des outils du type wiki, blog, podcast, réseaux sociaux d’entreprise … Ce chiffre progresse chaque année et les nouveaux outils nous permettent d’inventer de nouveaux usages. J’avais initié la liste il y a 1 an avec 30 usages, vous avez été très nombreux à commenter ce post appréciant ainsi cette sélection … je vous propose d’en découvrir 20 nouveaux (new) à étudier pendant l’été pour enrichir vos formations dès la rentrée … Le micro-Blogging (ex: Twitter) Le partage de photos (ex: Flickr, Picasa) Le blog (ex: Worldpress, Typepad) Les podcast ou videocast Enregistrer une session de formation (présentiel ou visio-formation) pour la diffuser en différé. newMaintenir l’engagement dans des cursus longs par la diffusion régulière de nouvelles émissions. newPermettre aux apprenants de revoir directement sur smartphone ou tablette tactile les moments forts de la formation. new
The Ultimate Glossary: 120 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained For many people, posting a tweet, hashtagging an Instagram caption, and sending out an invite for a Facebook event on Facebook has become common practice. (In fact, if you're highly experienced, you probably do all three at once.) But with new social media networks and innovative software cropping up almost daily, even seasoned social media users are bound to run into a term or acronym that leaves them thinking, "WTF?" Download our free social media guides here to help you get started with an effective social media strategy. For those head-scratching moments, we've created the ultimate glossary of social media marketing terms. Whether you're still hung up on the difference between a mention and a reply on Twitter or you just want to brush up on your social knowledge, check out the following roundup of social media terms to keep yourself in the know. 3) Algorithm - An algorithm is a set of formulas developed for a computer to perform a certain function.
Social Intelligence How social video is changing online advertising Social media is changing the way brands use online advertising. One of the most striking examples of this change is social video, where users opt-in to view videos on their own, and then share them or take other actions. Unlike pre-roll, expanding banners, and other interruptive video units, social video puts users in control. We recently released data that shed light on social video trends and usage patterns. Following are some of the key insights from our study. Humor worksHumorous videos are prominent within the social video space, accounting for four-in-10 campaigns. Celebrities don't guarantee engagementOnly one-in-10 social video campaigns feature a TV or movie personality, and they are actually less effective at driving brand interactions than non-celebrity videos. Short and long-form are most effectiveFifteen-second videos produce the best click-through rates, but they are used least. Social video is rewriting the advertising rules of engagement.
Les médias sociaux en images et avec humour Qui aime bien châtie bien, c’est bien connu. C’est le cas quand on touche aux médias sociaux. Les dessinateurs et illustrateurs s’en donnent à cœur joie pour parodier, triturer et se moquer de ces espaces d’échange. Et il y a de quoi dire… Souvenez-vous par exemple de ces 35 parodies de Google plus plutôt bien vues. Chaque jour de nouvelles tentatives d’humour sont postées en ligne avec plus ou moins de succès. Les points communs entre les zombies et les accros aux médias sociaux Ou comment réunir les deux modes du moment, zombies et médias sociaux… En y réfléchissant bien, c’est vrai qu’il y a des similitudes. Où poster son statut ? Les sollicitations sont nombreuses en matière de médias sociaux. Fin du travail, début des loisirs Ce qui est bien avec les médias sociaux, c’est qu’on peut faire durer le plaisir du boulot à la maison… Attention, pensez à sortir de chez vous et à débrancher de temps en temps. Les clichés de Facebook Les médias sociaux en entreprise Le Diagramme de Venn