Monthly Archives: October 2013

Student guide to social media

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

This social media guide has just been brought to my attention by Judith Keene; it is excellent!  Open it and put a bookmark/favourite it right now as I am sure you will want to go back to it again and again.  Well done Leeds, York and Manchester University Libraries.

See on libassets.manchester.ac.uk

Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Use Digital Textbooks – Edudemic

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We’re living in the future. So why are a lot of students stuck with heavy print textbooks still? What would Steve Jobs say? Perhaps it’s time to consider going digital.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Although Edudemic is mainly about schools rather than post compulsory education there is still a lot HE can use from their input.  This article puts the ‘digital in edcuation’ concept really well, though I don’t agree fully with all of it.  In reply to the section, "Arguments against digital", there is no reason not to use handwriting with digital devices when there are apps like Penultimate available.

See on www.edudemic.com

How To Get More Out Of Your PLN Using Twitter – Edudemic

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You can enhance your already cutting-edge PLN by harnessing the power of the hashtag, chats, and other Twitter lists.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

If you are not sure what hashtags and lists are used for in Twitter this gives a good explanation about how to use them.  One of the things I recommend Twitter for is expanding your Personal Learning Network, without hashtags and lists though it can get a little overwhelming.

See on www.edudemic.com

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history

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Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. We make high-quality introductory art history content freely available to anyone, anywhere

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I think this is a wonderful way to provide content for students.  You take a few examples to enable you to explore a concept then two knowledgeable people hold a short discussion about that concept.  Comments and further discussion are encouraged and continue at any time.  So much better than a straight lecture!  Let’s do more of this !! 🙂

See on smarthistory.khanacademy.org

iPad mini For Content Creation

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With the iPad Air and new iPad mini, choice doesn’t come down to creation or consumption … Each of them will have its pros and cons, and you should consider how those will relate to how you want to “create” or “consume” content on an iPad.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Many people doubt how effective an iPad can be for students and staff in HE but this article, essentially about the the pros and cons of iPad Mini and iPad Air, should erase those doubts.

See on www.macstories.net

Examining the potential and reality of open educational resources: the 2013 COHERE conference

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This year, the COHERE conference, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education … held at Kwantien Polytechnic University’s Richmond campus in British Columbia

This year, the conference, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), and held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Richmond campus in British Columbia, focused on ‘Open Resources, Open Courses: their Impact on Blended and Online Learning’. – See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2013/10/26/examining-the-potential-and-reality-of-open-educational-resources-the-2013-cohere-conference/#sthash.9HgmJuDE.dpufThis year, the conference, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), and held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Richmond campus in British Columbia, focused on ‘Open Resources, Open Courses: their Impact on Blended and Online Learning’. – See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2013/10/26/examining-the-potential-and-reality-of-open-educational-resources-the-2013-cohere-conference/#sthash.9HgmJuDE.dpuf

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

A very long but interesting report from the COHERE conference.  Grab a cup of coffee and read about the effect and use of ebooks in Higher Education.

See on www.tonybates.ca

What to do if your social media account has been hacked or hijacked

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Almost everyone has had their social media accounts compromised at least once in the past, where their accounts automatically share scam links to friends and followers. Today’s attack …

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

A few reminders of how to identify and how to rectify a hacked social media account.  Very useful, even though it can be a pain to put right 🙂

See on thenextweb.com

JISC – Learning in a digital age – Flexible curriculum delivery

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

Yes, I know this came out last year but I think it is worth visiting again.  Just remind yourself why it is we are all thinking about Learning in a digital age.  I would also guess there are a lot of you who haven’t seen this before 🙂

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Social media marketing and communications for education | Jisc Business & Community Engagement (BCE)

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Karen Johnson‘s insight:

I know this blog post is a little old (October 3) but I just can’t resist giving you a chance to view the University of Lincoln clearing advert 🙂

See on bce.jiscinvolve.org

The Awesome Power of Gaming in Higher Education

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EDUCAUSE 2013 welcomes Jane McGonigal and considers the potential of games in education.

Karen Johnson‘s insight:

There are three really good examples of gaming at the end of this article that are worth looking at.  Interesting that Educause ask a gaming expert to come and talk at their conference.

See on www.edtechmagazine.com