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Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th November 2013

Pinterest Is Now The Fastest Growing Content-Sharing Platform

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pinterest-is-fastest-growing-content-sharing-platform-2013-11#ixzz2jxRe8Hfa

The new data offers a reminder that businesses should look beyond Facebook and Twitter when managing their social media outreach, says ShareThis CEO Kurt Abrahamson in a release.

Small businesses can capitalize on the Pinterest and LinkedIn surge to market their products and grow their consumer base. Pinterest, a highly visual medium, gives businesses a chance to catch the eye of consumers with compelling images and colorful infographics that promote deals and new products. Pinning pictures of employees could also help customers identify with the people who work at the company, putting a face to a name. Meanwhile, LinkedIn can provide a more professional forum for blogging and sharing posts to a targeted audience, as well as collecting positive recommendations and reviews of your company.

LRS can help students, faculty and staff:
- identify objects and services by posting pictures
- identify people who work at the library and how they can help students, faculty and staff 

just few of the analogies drawn from the article…

Posted in evaluation, media literacy, pinterest, social media, teaching, technology literacy | 2 Comments »

Social Media Cheat Sheet: LinkedIn Connections (Part I)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th November 2013

Social Media Cheat Sheet: LinkedIn Connections (Part I)

http://socialmediatoday.com/lidacitroen/1893001/social-media-cheat-sheet-linkedin-connections-part-i#!

I treat LinkedIn as a strong networking tool. I do not advise taking an “everyone into the pool” approach of accepting and initiating connections willy-nilly.

  1. Start with a Strategy
  2. Accepting and Rejecting LinkedIn Invitations to Connect
  3. Ignore (reject) the invitation if:

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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: How to Trust Your Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th September 2013

How to Trust Your Students (from Edutopia)

  • Give it away: Trust must be given in order for trust to develop.
  • Slowly and deliberately get to know your student
  • Share power: Seek student input about what is to be learned and how.
  • Explain to students how they can earn your trust
  • Avoid protective hesitancy: Engage students who don’t look, sound and act like you.
  • Try not to punish
  • Adjust the learning environment

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/how-to-trust-your-students-todd-finley?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=091813%20enews%20(actives%206-9am%2030%%20AB%2040K%20throttle)%20remainder&utm_content=&spMailingID=6990931&spUserID=MjcyOTI0NDQxNzgS1&spJobID=89056404&spReportId=ODkwNTY0MDQS1

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Pedagogy Unbound: A Place for College Teachers to Share Practical strategies

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th September 2013

http://www.pedagogyunbound.com.

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technology instruction sessions available

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th August 2013

HTML for beginners 1
Learn to use HTML for Web development. Register for all 4 parts.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff

HTML for beginners 2
Learn to use HTML for Web development. Register for all 4 parts.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff

HTML for beginners 3
Learn to use HTML for Web development. Register for all 4 parts.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff

HTML for beginners 4
Learn to use HTML for Web development. Register for all 4 parts.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 10:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff

Photoshop, Part 1 of 4
Learn to use Photoshop. Register for all 4 parts.

Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 11:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff, Thomas Hergert

Photoshop, Part 2 of 4
Learn to use Photoshop. Register for all 4 parts.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff, Thomas Hergert

Photoshop, Part 3 of 4
Learn to use Photoshop. Register for all 4 parts.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff, Thomas Hergert

Photoshop, Part 4 of 4
Learn to use Photoshop. Register for all 4 parts.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM until Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff, Thomas Hergert

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conferences and related events regarding technology in education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd August 2013

Looking to attend and/or present at appropriate event regarding technology in education?
Please have a tentative list below.
Do you know an event, which is worth presenting/attending? Please contribute!

by Barry Dahl (Greg Jorgensen) - link to a list of conferences regarding e-learning:

http://www.scoop.it/t/e-learning-conferences

campus technology conf. - boston - http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Summer-Educational-Technology-Conference/Home.aspx
educause - anaheim – October - http://www.educause.edu/annual-conference
devlearn las vegas – October - http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/content/2825/devlearn-2013-conference-and-expo---home/?gclid=CJj7usLCy7gCFdBaMgodeR8AoQ
dist. learning - ann arbor -- ??
iste (intl soc. tech ed)  july – Atlanta - http://www.isteconference.org/2014/
aect (assoc education communications and tech) - oct 29 - 2 nov, Anaheim - http://aectorg.yourwebhosting.com/events/Louisville/default.asp
ascd (assoc of supervision and curricular dev) - november 1 - 3, las vegas - http://www.ascd.org/conferences/conference-on-educational-leadership/2013-registration.aspx#payment
salt (soc. of applied learning and tech) - august 14 - 16, reston, VA - http://www.salt.org/dc/washingtonR.asp?pn=wPrices
National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms  - august - u of m - http://www.cce.umn.edu/National-Forum-on-Active-Learning-Classrooms/index.html
D2L Fusion - july – Nashville – http://fusion.desire2learn.com
Sloan c - november disney world, florida - http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/aln/registration
QM - october 1-4, Nashville - https://www.qualitymatters.org/5th-annual-conference-2013-0
distance teaching and learning - madison - august 7 – 9 - http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/2013_Registration.cfm
LERN  - san fran. - nov. 21 – 23 - http://www.lern.org/conference/

CCUMC – october 9-13 – Chicago – http://www.ccumc.org/2013-conference-rates

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) http://www.usdla.org/2014_national_conference/home.html

Posted in collaboration and creativity, Desire2Learn (D2L), e-learning, instructional technology, mobile devices, MOOC, online learning, smartboard, social media, teaching, technology, video editing | No Comments »

Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th June 2013

Blended Learning Course Design: A Boot Camp for Instructors
http://bit.ly/12V6NzN

Madison, WI
July 29 – 30, 2013

This intensive two-day workshop offers one-to-one instruction and consultation from top innovators in blended learning. It’s a hands-on, working workshop. You bring a syllabus, exams, other course materials, and a computer. You leave with an action plan for a blended course that will keep you on the cutting edge of pedagogy.

Through this process, you will:

- Take one of your existing face-to-face courses and convert it into a blended format
- Feel comfortable and confident with the technology so that IT becomes an aid rather than a barrier to communicating with your students
- Learn the most pedagogically effective ways to blend instructional technology, course content, and course activities to promote interaction of students with each other, the instructor, and the content

You will finish with an understanding of how to balance what happens before class, what happens in class, and what happens after class. You will learn how to organize your own Learning Management System (LMS), and you will be exposed to the very best technology tools to support student learning.

Topics explored during this event include course design principles, pedagogical considerations, technology how-to’s, and student engagement strategies.

LEARN MORE AT http://bit.ly/12V6NzN

Enquiries: support@magnapubs.com

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Online Learning: TUITION AND COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE COURSES

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th May 2013

online learning

TUITION AND COMPENSATION FOR ONLINE COURSES

Useful discussion on the Educause Listserv “Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group

http://www.educause.edu/discuss/teaching-and-learning/blended-and-online-learning-constituent-group/tuition-and-compensation-online-courses

Per Ann Hamilton from Penn State and Linda Futch with U of Central FL, it is obvious that compensation varies all across the board.

Steve Covello’s comment most probably will resonate with any faculty, who had taught online.

What are your thoughts as a faculty about how you need to be compensated for teaching online, versus F2F course?

Posted in compensation, distance learning, distributive learning, online learning, teaching, tuition | No Comments »

subtitles screencast coursecapture

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th May 2013

Below is informative exchange on how to subtitle course capture (screencast):

Are we talking Camtasia Studio or Relay?

 

Relay no longer publishes to Flash – it was replaced with MP4 and a “Smart Player” – and the subtitling is stored in an XML file that is dynamically read by the Smart Player.

 

I can confirm that Studio burns the captions into an MP4, as Steve points out.

 

-Jeremy

 

   Jeremy Anderson

Instructional Technologist

203.582.3792 | jjanderson@quinnipiac.edu

From: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Covello, Steve
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 2:52 PM
To: BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [BLEND-ONLINE] Subtitling Screencasts

 

Camtasia captioning is burn-in, as far as I know (at least in Mac 2). So I don’t think Flash is an aspect of it unless that is the format you are exporting it as.

 

- Steve

 

Steve Covello

Rich Media Specialist/Online Instructor

Granite State College

603-513-1346

Skype: steve.granitestate

Scheduling: http://meetme.so/stevecovello

 

 

From: Frank Lowney <frank.lowney@GCSU.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv <BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013 2:42 PM
To: BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU” <BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [BLEND-ONLINE] Subtitling Screencasts

 

 

Both ScreenFlow (Mac-only) and Camtasia (Mac/Win) support subtitling.  Both are excellent screencast applications but I prefer ScreenFlow because it creates MPEG-4 files whereas Camtasia requires Flash for subtitles and that pretty much rules out mobile.

 

If these screencastsare made with some other, less expensive apps, I suggest using free, open source apps.  There are many but I prefer Jubler for creating subtitles and Subler for installing them in MPEG-4 files. These are Mac apps.

 

I’ve recently come across CapScribe which is free to education and plan to look it over carefully.  It looks very promising: http://www.inclusivemedia.ca/services/capscribe.shtml This is also Mac-only.

 

 

On May 10, 2013, at 12:00 AM, BLEND-ONLINE automatic digest system <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU> wrote:

 

Hello!

In creating accessible online and blended courses, one of the challenges we
are dealing with is making sure faculty created videos (narrated
PowerPoints, screencasts, etc.) are accessible.  I would love to hear how
others are handling this.  Do you recommend/require that these videos be
closed captioned?  If so, who is responsible for creating the closed
captions?  Do you have staff on campus that do this or is it the faculty
member’s responsibility?  Or do you use a service?  Can you recommend any
software that helps someone easily create closed captions or a service that
can provide this?

Thank you so much,
Andrea

Andrea Milligan
Director of Instructional Technology and Design
North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
978-739-5425

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Social Networks Sites in Education: Presentation at MADLAT

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd May 2013

Dr. Miltenoff and Dr. Schnellert presented at MADLAT (http://madlat.ca/) their cross-cultural comparison and research on the use of social media in education:

http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/conf2013/madlat/Schnellert_Miltenoff_educational_use_of_social_media.pptx

Please enter your thoughts and ideas about the use of social media sites in education

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