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Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

Archive for November, 2013

Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013

Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/01/mobile-learning-could-be-key-in-achievement-gap/ Research tells us the following: Mobile phone ownership is highest in minority populations Social media use is highest and most valued in minority populations Online learning has its highest approval rate in minority populations

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Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th November 2013

http://mashable.com/2013/11/16/finland-tech-education-schools/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students ————————– Beyond Mindcraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/beyond-minecraft-games-that-inspire-building-and-exploration/ 1. Garry’s Mod  Garry’s Mod (GMod) is a sandbox game like Minecraft but instead of building and exploring, students use a fun physics engine that simulates things like gravity and mass. They also use a virtual toy box of […]

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How StumbleUpon Works

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th November 2013

What Might Surprise You About StumbleUpon Users do not search for anything in particular; rather, they spend time on StumbleUpon for one reason only: to discover new content that matches up with their interests. After StumbleUpon users document their interests on the site, the only thing they have to do afterward is click the “Stumble” […]

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The Top Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/top-five-social-media-marketing-mistakes-fix-0681757#RaYiqtuoQegjqsyf.99

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th November 2013

http://www.business2community.com/social-media/top-five-social-media-marketing-mistakes-fix-0681757 #1. Using the wrong metrics When people are forced to deal with a subject that they don’t understand, they often try to gain some sense of control by applying the same rules to it that they’ve seen to work in their area of expertise. This kind of simplistic thinking can be the rot of […]

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New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th November 2013

Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digital era from John Shank

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Connectivism and traditional learning theories

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th November 2013

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visual literacy: visually represented

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th November 2013

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Top Tech Trends – 2013 Annual | Library Information Technology Association (LITA)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th November 2013

Top Tech Trends – 2013 Annual http://www.ala.org/lita/node/723 Trends DIY Library eBook Platforms Digital Rights Management Discovery and rights determination MOOCs, flipped classrooms, and gamification fatigue Linked data Makerspaces Data collection and data mining

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A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE 21ST CENTURY ACADEMIC LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS: PROSPECTUS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th November 2013

http://www.journalsgate.com/paper/ps2.pdf A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE 21ST CENTURY ACADEMIC LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS: PROSPECTUS AND OPPORTUNITIES How InforMedia Services fits in this new structure of LRS The old concept of book-oriented librarianship has long been taken over by user-centred librarianship (p. 133) Academic libraries are therefore, to support the three main institutional activities teaching, learning and research […]

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Top 10 Social Media Management Tools: beyond Hootsuite and TweetDeck

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th November 2013

Top 10 Social Media Management Tools http://socialmediatoday.com/daniel-zeevi/1344346/top-10-social-media-management-tools 1 Hootsuite HootSuite is the most popular social media management tool for people and businesses to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks like Facebook and Twitter from one web-based dashboard. Hootsuite has become an essential tool for managing social media, tracking conversations and measuring campaign results via the web or […]

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