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Techno Fix - Why Technology Won't Save Us Or the Environment - YouTube - 0 views

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    "You might not want to pin your hopes on nanotechnology, genetic engineering, or miracle drugs, says Michael Huesemann, author of Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won't Save Us Or the Environment. As much as we'd like to believe that technological innovation will let us magically continue our lifestyle and prevent social, economic, and environmental collapse, Huesemann shows that most technological solutions are ineffective-and, in the presence of continued economic growth, modern technology does not promote sustainability, but hastens collapse."
Chris Hall

The space for social media in structured online learning | Salmon | Research in Learnin... - 0 views

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    "In this paper, we explore the benefits of using social media in an online educational setting, with a particular focus on the use of Facebook and Twitter by participants in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed to enable educators to learn about the Carpe Diem learning design process. We define social media as digital social tools and environments located outside of the provision of a formal university-provided Learning Management System. We use data collected via interviews and surveys with the MOOC participants as well as social media postings made by the participants throughout the MOOC to offer insights into how participants' usage and perception of social media in their online learning experiences differed and why. We identified that, although some participants benefitted from social media by crediting it, for example, with networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities, others objected or refused to engage with social media, perceiving it as a waste of their time. We make recommendations for the usage of social media for educational purposes within MOOCs and formal digital learning environments."
Chris Jobling

The Learning Black Market - David White - 0 views

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    Thought provoking blog post from David White. Some interesting ideas that have come out of interviews related to his Digital Residents and Natives and Open Edducational Resources research, viz the "emergency collaboration" 24 hours from coursework submission (I'm sure that goes on a lot in Swansea) and Google> Wikipedia> References which is a popular technique with students but is kept hidden because of the overt discouragement of academics for Google and Wikipedia as valid academic research tools.

    I've personally never had a problem with either G or W in my own learning. Am I prejudiced against them in my students' learning?
Chris Hall

» Educational Technology & Related Education Conferences: January-June 2012 L... - 0 views

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    Clayton R Wright has produced the latest version of his well-known and well-regarded conference list.
Chris Hall

Teens Don't Live in Public on Social Media Sites - 0 views

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    "Sixty-two percent of teens set their profiles to private (friends only) on social media sites, according to results from a recent study by Pew Internet entitled "Teens, kindness and cruelty on social networking sites." Nineteen percent set their profiles to partially private, and 17% leave their profiles completely public"
Chris Hall

BBC NEWS | Technology | The importance of being there - 0 views

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    The virtual world still needs a lot of work if it is to replace the real world says regular BBC columnist Bill Thompson
Chris Hall

Recipes, Food Photos & Discussion at Open Source Food - 0 views

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    Ok so not realy e-learning but it's Open Sauce :-)
Chris Hall

Secondbrain - All Your Content - 0 views

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    Secondbrain allows you to manage all your social media, bookmarks and files in one place. Organize everything in your library, follow your friends' updates and discover good content.
Chris Hall

Twitter Professors: 18 People to Follow for a Real Time Education - 0 views

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    "Never before in history has it been easier to glean from the knowledge of others who will give it away to you for free. It's equivalent to getting higher education." Lon S Cohen
Chris Hall

BBC NEWS | UK | Online networking 'harms health' - 0 views

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    People's health could be harmed by social networking sites because they reduce levels of face-to-face contact, an expert claims.
Chris Hall

Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies - TIME - 0 views

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    Facebook is five. Maybe you didn't get it in your news feed, but it was in February 2004 that Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, along with some classmates, launched the social network that ate the world. Did he realize back then in his dorm that he was wit
Chris Hall

Fliggo - Create Your Own Video Site - 0 views

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    Create you own You Tube? But why would you want too?
Chris Hall

AceStartups.com - Web 2.0 Startups and Social Networking News Blog - 0 views

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    AceStartups.com uncovers the latest Web 2.0 start-ups emerging on the World Wide Web.
Chris Hall

Hunch - 0 views

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    Hunch helps you make decisions and gets smarter the more you use it - so it says
Chris Hall

10 Ways Universities Share Information Using Social Media - 0 views

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    Instead of focusing their attention on promoting information to mainstream media, some university public affairs offices are using the power of social media to engage the community directly.
Chris Hall

STUDY: Social Media Is for Narcissists - 0 views

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    A national study fresh out of SDSU is confirming that Generation Y really is Generation Me. The jaw-dropping conclusion? 57% of young people believe their generation uses social networking sites for self-promotion, narcissism and attention seeking.
Chris Hall

BuddyPress.org - 0 views

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    BuddyPress is a suite of WordPress plugins and themes, each adding a distinct new feature. BuddyPress contains all the features you'd expect from WordPress but aims to let members socially interact
Chris Hall

BBC NEWS | Education | Facebook 'cuts student drop-outs' - 0 views

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    Social networking websites such as Facebook are helping to reduce college drop-out rates, it is claimed.
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