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Roland Gesthuizen

21st Century Informaion Fluency Homepage - 0 views

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    "Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves Internet search skills that start with understanding how digital information is different from print information, knowing how to use specialized tools for finding digital information and strengthening the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs."
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    Some intersting ideas here that examine how to use specialised tools for finding digital information.
John Pearce

Where does the information come from? Information Source Use Patterns of Wikipedia - 0 views

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    "Little is known about Wikipedia contributors' information behaviour and from where and how the information in the encyclopaedia originated...... Understanding the information source use of contributors helps us to understand how new Wikipedia articles emerge, how edits are motivated, where the information actually comes from and more generally, what kind of information may be expected to be found in Wikipedia. "
John Pearce

The Research Safari - Home - 0 views

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    During your time at school you will complete many projects and research assignments that require you to find and use information from a variety of sources - many of which will be online. Sometimes, however, searching on the web can feel like you are lost in a jungle of information? You may feel overwhelmed and ask yourself the following questions... Where do I start? Where am I going to get the information I need? How do I know what is 'good' information? Which are the best websites for this assignment? Well, the Research Safari is designed to help you navigate your way through the 'jungle of information' to help you create a dynamic assignment.
John Pearce

Session 1 - The Information Landscape - 1 views

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    Really neat slideshare on Information Literacy and the need to critically analyse information in a range of ways using the CRAAP framework of Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose.
John Pearce

InfoQuest Infographic | A Search For Better Information Management - 1 views

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    Today's infographic shows how information is scattered everywhere-across hard-drives, the cloud, e-mail, and locked away in the memory of your co-workers. Trying to navigate the unavoidable influx of spam and remembering where something is stored can be overwhelming. Searching for and actually finding the information you need is often futile.
John Pearce

Google data mines your information and wants more Mamamia - 0 views

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    "If you do a Google search about how much information Google really controls, there's a little bit of hyperbole (from users) out there. There's a litany of searches like 'Google wants to own your mind', 'Google wants to control you'. There's also a 'Google wants to teach computers regret' which is just creepy, really. Those living in fear of a barcode on their psyche have been prolific with their concerns, no doubt about it. But they're not totally barking up the wrong tree. Just ask Google. Its own mission statement says this: "Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." Luckily, its motto is 'don't be evil'. Right guys?"
Heather Bailie

PowerPoint and Other Stone Age Tools | SeansDesk.com - 3 views

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    This is the YouTube generation, and these students need to be creating content, not consuming it. There are too many tools out there to simply fall back on outdated ways of presenting and sharing information. Basic presentation software makes it simply too easy to cut and paste information without actually learning anything. Students need to be creating content that reaches a broader audience than the people sitting in their classroom. Whether it's making videos, podcasts, or infographics, there are plenty of ways to present and share information in new and unique ways that open the doors to the highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy.
Ian Guest

ACU Connected - Mobile Learning Initiative - 7 views

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    "In a world of search engines, social networking, and mobile computers, students have access to more information than one could process in a lifetime. At ACU, we are training students to not merely consume these vast amounts of information, but to assess information, to synthesize thoughts, to generate new ideas, and to contribute meaningfully to conversations of global importance. We are exploring how these technologies can be used to help people learn in new ways."
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    Wealth of resources and research from this Uni. in the US which has had its student population immersed in mobile technologies for several years now.
John Pearce

In the clouds… | Mr Duncan's Blog - 4 views

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    Many of our staff have access to iPads and are keen to use these as part of their teaching. Some are exploring the use of Google Docs, some are exploring the Ultranet and some are exploring other options. The question of privacy and security of information was raised with regards to access to information that is stored within 'the cloud'. This lead to me completing a bit of an investigation of DEECD and Victorian Government policies on where we stand with regards to storing information online using Google Docs, Evernote and other web based applications.
John Pearce

Google Takeout from the Data Liberation Front - Good to Know - Google - 1 views

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    "We believe you should be able to export your information from Google products when you want to. We have a special engineering team called the Data Liberation Front which has one goal - to make it easier for our users to move their data in and out of Google products. That's useful if you want to store a copy of your information on your own computer, or if you want to leave Google for another product and take your information to the new service. We've launched a data liberation tool called Google Takeout which makes it easier to move data in and out of Google products. It's good to know that you can use Google Takeout to move your data in and out of Google products. "
John Pearce

How To Download All Your Personal Data From Facebook | Business Insider - 1 views

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    "Storing information in the cloud is great, but sometimes it's nice to have your personal data right on your hard drive. There's a way to export your personal information from your various Google accounts, and now you can on Facebook, too. If you'd like to download a copy of your Facebook data, there's an easy way to do it. That way you can keep all your personal information - videos and pictures from your wall, for example - on your computer, without worrying about ever losing your stuff, should your account get hacked. Here's how:"
John Pearce

Who is Spying On You? [infographic] - 3 views

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    "I'm pretty sure that we're all aware of computer hackers. The real shocker comes with just how easy it is for hackers to steal your information. Today's infographic lets us regular folk know just how easy it is for our information to be tracked and potentially stolen. I have personally been guilty of being too trusting of public routers.  Since I don't have internet at home, I'll spend HOURS surfing the net, and getting personal things done at Mcdonalds, where the internet is free for the public to use. But not after reading today's infographic! It's crazy to realize that this entire time someone could have been cyber stalking my information! I'm going to have to beef up my antivirus and keep my internet time to a minimum. Seriously, for your personal and financial safety, read today's infographic and be protect your computer. The facts in today's infographic are too scary to ignore!"
Roland Gesthuizen

IFLA Trend Report - 0 views

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    "Our information environment is constantly changing. How will we access, use and benefit from information in an increasingly hyper-connected world? The IFLA Trend Report identifies five top level trends which will play a key role in shaping our future information ecosystem:"
John Pearce

Sweeping Away a Search History - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    "YOUR search history contains some of the most personal information you will ever reveal online: your health, mental state, interests, travel locations, fears and shopping habits. And that is information most people would want to keep private. Unfortunately, your web searches are carefully tracked and saved in databases, where the information can be used for almost anything, including highly targeted advertising and price discrimination based on your data profile."
John Pearce

Infographics As A Creative Assessment - 2 views

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    "This site will provide you with links, ideas, tips, and much more for supporting the use of infographics as an assessment option in the classroom. The site has three informational pages, linked on the right. The first page provides a list of links to support my infographics presentation. The second page includes a Google Form for you to add your own ideas, practices, or links to information you have found. The third page provides contact information for me, in case you have ideas, suggestions, criticisms, witticisms, or just want to chat!"
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Vivo Y69 with 16MP selfie camera coming soon - Gadgets World - 0 views

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    Vivo could launch its latest "Y" series selfie focused smart-phone, The Vivo Y69 which has been leaked with detail specification. There is no information about this upcoming device and there is no information about its pricing and availability, but we think it will soon.
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    Vivo could launch its latest "Y" series selfie focused smart-phone, The Vivo Y69 which has been leaked with detail specification. There is no information about this upcoming device and there is no information about its pricing and availability, but we think it will soon.
John Pearce

Information Literacy development - 1 views

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    "I've just been browsing a report recently published by Ofcom titled "Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report." [PDF]. Much of my work in schools and with teachers involves discussions about the sorts of skills and dispositions young people need to be considered 'literate' in an increasingly digital world. The research carried out by Ofcom reveals some useful data to help inform how schools think about a response, including…"
Camilla Elliott

Should I Be Getting Health Information From Wikipedia? - Julie Beck - The Atlantic - 1 views

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    "Through Wikiproject Medicine, some medical professionals (and other health-savvy Wikipedia editors) have taken it upon themselves to improve the quality of medical information available on the site. And, in the same spirit, the University of California, San Francisco will be offering a class this year that gives fourth-year medical students course credit in exchange for editing Wikipedia articles."
John Pearce

ChronoZoom - 7 views

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    ChronoZoom is an open source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything to bridge the gap between the humanities and sciences using the story of Big History to easily understand all this information. This project has been funded and supported by Microsoft Research Connections in collaboration with University California at Berkeley and Moscow State University. You can browse through history on ChronoZoom to find data in the form of articles, images, video, sound, and other multimedia. ChronoZoom links a wealth of information from five major regimes that unifies all historical knowledge collectively known as Big History.
John Pearce

The vast differences between the NBN and the Coalition's alternative - Features - ABC T... - 0 views

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    "There are few similarities: it appears that the Coalition's plans for Fixed Wireless technology and Satellite technology in rural areas may be similar (there's an near-total lack of detail in the Coalition's plans and much information is gathered through 'reading between the lines') but there are big questions regarding the differences in funding. Ultimately, the only obvious similarity is that people should be able to download web pages and videos a bit faster. Here follows each facet listed in detail. In the spirit of crowdsourcing, and with the phenomenal success of it in terms of NBN research, if you can add any more information one way or the other, please contact us or leave the details in the comments."
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