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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Paul Beaufait

Paul Beaufait

Book Review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM, by Michael Allen with Richard Sites by Jennifer Nei... - 9 views

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    "Allen, Michael. (2012) Leaving ADDIE for SAM: An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press. ISBN: 978-1-56286-711-9. 208 pages." (Bibliographic information)
Paul Beaufait

See How SugarSync Stacks up to the Competition - SugarSync - 19 views

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    Comparison chart for: SugarSync, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, iCloud, Box, and Carbonite (2012.08.28).
Paul Beaufait

Smashwords - Designing and Developing an Online Course: A Guide for Educators - A book ... - 26 views

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    " ..[T]his ebook covers the practical questions that often arise when designing and developing an online course. Topics were collected and assembled from questions asked over my years of working closely with educators. It is designed to help educators create an online course that is usable, accessible, and engaging so students get the most out of an online course " (Ebook Short Description, para. 1).
Paul Beaufait

Video EDU « Paul Stacey - 24 views

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    "Musings on the edtech frontier" (blog tagline)
Paul Beaufait

Educational Technology Guy: Evernote - some great ideas for using it in education - 30 views

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    Points out various resources from and including the Evernote Blog with its Education Series, but overlooks the terms of service
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The Future of the Book According to IDEO | BookBotics - 17 views

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    Represents a YouTube video from IDEO, and responses to three conceptual questions:

    1. "... [H]ow do you ensure that readers are adequately informed?" (Nelson, ¶1)
    2. "What is truly worth knowing?" (Coupland, ¶1)
    3. "How do we experience written narratives in new and engaging ways?" (Alice, ¶1) 

    Melita M. Pereira; 27 September 2010, retrieved 2011.04.05
Paul Beaufait

Tyler Sticka: WordPress-Powered Portfolios « WordPress.tv - 14 views

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    Sticka suggests differentiating blog-only items (posts) from portfolio content consisting of posts, gallery items, and thumbnails chosen to represent your best work; explains custom meta-fields and themes (tn & gallery) and php to create templates for them using built-in pagination; mentions putting this presentation on his blog (http://tylersticka.com)
Paul Beaufait

Rewriting research / Special report: Social academia / Special Reports / Home - Broker - 8 views

  • Above all, to be successful, a wiki needs constant maintenance. ‘Group buy-in’ and ‘collective adoption’ are essential, which means that all members of the group must share an enthusiasm to make regular contributions.
  • Above all, to be successful, a wiki needs constant maintenance. ‘Group buy-in’ and ‘collective adoption’ are essential, which means that all members of the group must share an enthusiasm to make regular contributions.

    In contrast with academic blogs, where the identity of the main contributor is clear, wikis tend to downplay individual identity in favour of the group. They also feature research that often places equal value on academic and non-academic perspectives.

  • Proponents of wikis argue that such collaboration has the potential to ensure that the quality of research is higher than that produced by individual scholars. But in an academic setting this will happen only if Surowiecki’s collaboration and cooperation problems are resolved.
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  • The most important requirement for a successful collaborative writing project via a wiki is that all those involved must be motivated to contribute.
  • Although it is difficult to argue that the quality of publications is actually improved through blogging or online collaborative writing, evidence from various scholars does suggest that this is a possibility.
  • Perhaps we are witnessing the start of an era of separation between what could become two realms of research. One is the realm of traditional ‘pure’ research where, independent of technologies like the internet, the goal is to achieve scientific discoveries that may eventually trickle down to the outside world. In the other, a realm that is much more closely focused on society and policy, practitioners communicate directly, and in real time, with that outside world.
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    Ward, Janelle. (2009). Rewriting research. The Broker 15, 12-18. Retrieved February 21, 2011, from http://www.thebrokeronline.eu/en/Special-Reports/Special-report-Social-academia/Rewriting-research

    Source of recast: Online Collaborative Writing: How Blogs And Wikis Are Changing The Academic Publishing Process
    Link: http://www.masternewmedia.org/online-collaborative-writing-how-blogs-and-wikis-are-changing-the-academic-publishing-process/
Paul Beaufait

University Guide to Going Google - 18 views

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    "This site contains tools and guidelines to use as a starting point to getting your students, faculty, and alumni ready and excited about Google Apps" (University Edition, ¶1). There is a counter-part, K-12 Edition.
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onlineteachingguide / Front Page - 26 views

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    A "great self-guided tour of learning to teach online from Bow Valley College" (S. Johnson, Gracefully moving to online faciitation? BCcampus: Online Teaching: Best Practice, 2010.10.21).
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PDPresenterToolkit - home - 37 views

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    "This wiki is a template that you can use for any Professional Development or Training sessions that address the use of wikis in education." (Wiki While You Work: An Introduction to Wikis in Education, ¶2, 2010.09.30)
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DE Tools: DE Tools of the Trade «DE Tools of the Trade [SOUNGLE: Web Reposito... - 7 views

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    Introduces Soungle and explains its use for free, for non-commercial purposes
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Cuil - Search Plugins - Google Chrome - 5 views

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    "[T]he upstart search engine Cuil has announced that it won't keep any personally identifiable information at all, a privacy feature that distinguishes it from Google" (Rosen, 2010, Expiration Dates, ¶2).

    Rosen, Jeffrey. (2010). The Web Means the End of Forgetting. The New York Times, July 21, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2010, from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/magazine/25privacy-t2.html?pagewanted=all
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DE Tools: DE Tools of the Trade - 20 views

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    "Free, Web[-]Based Tools & Resources for Online Educators" (tagline, 2010.07.29)
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Why I Returned My iPad - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review - 25 views

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    "Boredom.

    Being bored is a precious thing, a state of mind we should pursue. Once boredom sets in, our minds begin to wander, looking for something exciting, something interesting to land on. And that's where creativity arises." (Bregman, 2010.06.16)
Paul Beaufait

Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard - 8 views

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    "Fluid lets you create a Site Specific Browser (SSB) out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into desktop apps." 
Paul Beaufait

Prism - Get Started - 12 views

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    Site-specific browser extension and stand-alone application
Paul Beaufait

TidBITS Networking: How to Protect Your Privacy from Facebook - 8 views

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    "Thanks to Facebook's complex, ever-changing set of privacy-related options, protecting your privacy on - and from - Facebook is essentially impossible. But by understanding how Facebook's privacy settings currently work, and by following my Three Golden Rules of Facebook Privacy, you can both control what the world knows about you and be prepared for future privacy changes." (¶3)
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