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Google Chrome and translator to get 1 click translations and increase your PLE and network

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Translate any webpage really quickly Google Chrome is moving up in the browser world and there are many reasons why, a personal favorite is the reason mentioned in a blogpos t by Ivan Boothe who is all into nonprofi and activism. He mentions an initiative by Google to donate (for a limited amount of time) some money to good causes. How cool is that! Restart your computer.

Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

A couple of years ago, whenever someone did a presentation on Social Media, most likely the last slide in the presentation would read ‘Join the Conversation.”. I did a few and I had a slide like that at the end, encouraging people to join Twitter for example in order to learn what customers were saying about their Brand or documentation or eLearning courses. Not all of them as I have found.

In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in

mLearning Revolution

Twitter = 1; Google+ = 2; Facebook = 3 and LinkeIn = 4. Today I’m having a little fun asking my friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share in what order they favor the big four Social Networking sites out there. As you can see by my tweet at the top of this post, for me it’s Twitter first, Google+ second, Facebook third and LinkedIn last. will be keeping an eye on the replies I get to my Tweet and list them here via a cool Social Media app called Storify. Social Media , Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , LinkedIn. For me?

matthewbuckland.com » The future of social networking – a concept investigation

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The future of social networking – a concept investigation Posted by matt on October 01, 2009 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my blog and get updates either via email or via RSS. It’s an investigation into how social networking may work in the future, focusing on mobile and augmented reality (AR). But you can see how valuable (and scary) this could be when applied to a social networking paradigm. You’d instantly have information returned about that person within seconds, gleaned from an automatic web, public profile and social network search.

Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

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MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. In order to get an overview of the big families in social media, I started to make a list for my own comprehension and future selection. If you see that I have missed a group or set of social media tools, feel free to let me know. Social Media Tool Why use it + implementation Example with possible extra Idea and content sharing Microblogging Twitter allows the learner group to share short messages with one another, linking it to more content. Video (e.g.

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Google App Inventor – Can It Boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

Last week Google launched App Inventor a visual development tool to build Android applications. The App Inventor comes loaded with many blocks for creating UI elements, programming blocks, storage blocks, social blocks, media blocks etc, these blocks can be arranged in to logical sequence by drag and drop to develop an application. doubt.

Social Media Smarts for New and Veteran Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

Many new teachers are shocked (and some even a bit horrified!) to hear that the parents of their students will be looking them up on the Internet, in particular in social media sites such as Facebook (or "mombook" as some teenagers are now calling it!). They are equally disturbed to hear that many school districts also use social media searching as part of their interview process.

Blogphilosophy: why I stopped measuring my e-penis #rankingsoftware

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And when the idea of 'most, best.' is translated into a general, computer-driven algorithm not made by myself, chances are slim that the ranking results are actually of interest to me (well, not sure about the effect of google search algorithm, I could see this as an exception). blogphilosophy social media critical research conversationSometimes I need a good (figurative) slap in the face to keep it real. A few weeks ago David Bezemer put my feet back on the ground in a tweeted reaction ( @dbezemer ) on me sending him a 'klout' invitation: "over my dead body! openness?

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

But, as Bill Tancer showed in his 2008 book  Click , the number of people visiting porn sites has gone down as the use of social media has gone up. It works best using Google’s Chrome browser, but its connection to mobile is that it demonstrates some of the new possibilities of HTML5, a standard that will be supported by all new mobile devices, including Apple.

How social media got linked to my blog thanks to Mike Bogle and Disqus

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Thanks to Mike I got hold of the Disqus software that enables you or anyone who reads a blogpost to comment through her or his favorite social media site (well not all social media sites are possible, but still it has some major ones enabled). Which allows all of us to read comments in a more dialoged/natural way (why wait for Google wave to use threads in this way?).

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

Tappestry is positioned as the first social network designed specifically for learning. remember a social media guru once saying that she went to Twitter to find answers. Who can deny that their first reaction when they don’t know something is to Google it? A review by Jessica Knox. As learning professionals we see it everywhere. This tracking functionality is important.

Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC

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Join the online google group, the course wiki and enter the mLearning conversation with other peers. Although the course is open to all, it is useful if you have some experience with social media. This format uses a lot of social media to enable all the participants and the facilitators to stay connected, build a network, exchange experiences. Interested? Interested?

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Experience suggests that mlearning works best in enhancing the social, informal, just-in-time, and performance support solutions/initiatives. Does your learning strategy include a mix of social, informal, and performance support already? Culture : Is there a culture of sharing, commenting, social learning in your organization? 3. Establish the Need. Ask yourself -.

The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.

mLearning Revolution

In my mind, I had always hoped that one day Adobe would take notice and say, hey that RJ guy is doing some nice things with Social Media and would do great Evangelizing our more important flagship products. Today Social Media makes all the difference. And then came Social Media and Twitter and it changed everything, including my life as an Evangelist. Not really.

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Sign-up for the free course on #mLearning #MobiMOOC with speakers from around the world

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The registration is simple: just sign up for the MobiMOOC Google group and you will be informed of any new developments, announcements. If you are interested in mobile learning (mLearning) in a variety of aspects, feel free to join MobiMOOC2012. MobiMOOC2012 is a free, open and online course that will focus on the subject learning with mobile devices in a wide variety of fields.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

mLearning Revolution

The idea that apps like the USA Today can show me a headlines preview for each section without launching the full app is just very appealing to me. I can also tap the bar at the top of the widget to go from one section to the next and only if I’m interested in a story, I tap it and then the app launches taking me directly to that story. I now also have widgets for trending Apps in the Android Market, for all three of my emails accounts, for Google Books, YouTube videos, Facebook updates, Twitter mentions and Browser bookmarks. codenamed Honeycomb. No PC required to get started.

OEB08 informal learning and social media workshop by Jay Cross and guides

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The audience was very diverse but all with an eLearning perspective and their social media background as well. guide is someone who is into informal learning and/or using social media and willing to share information on it. I am always willing to share, so I rushed to the occasion! Social media allows you to let go of rules and explore new possibilities. Thanks for asking Jay!

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

Excellent for Informal and Social Learning. Last but certainly not least is this important new way in which we are learning today with the advent of Social Media. Let’s share great content on Google+ at  [link]. thought not only would this be awesome for people to use, but I also envisioned the tremendous marketing benefits this would create for us. So much for that.

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Students Can Use SMS to Check & Post to Their Google Calendar

Cell Phones in Learning

While the lucky ones who have smartphones can use their quick mobile Internet connections to check up on their Google Calendar or other web-based organizers, the rest of us (yes I am in this group!) However, if you use Google Calendar, you can use text messaging to post and read your calendar events. Here is a link to the all the information on how to do this with Google. cannot!

Students Can Use SMS to Check & Post to Their Google Calendar

Cell Phones in Learning

While the lucky ones who have smartphones can use their quick mobile Internet connections to check up on their Google Calendar or other web-based organizers, the rest of us (yes I am in this group!) However, if you use Google Calendar, you can use text messaging to post and read your calendar events. Here is a link to the all the information on how to do this with Google. cannot!

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

Imagine one day Google decides to block access to Wikipedia on Android devices? Imagine one day Apple decides to block all Google products (i.e. Google Docs, Google Reader, etc.)? closed and restricted Internet is not necessarily an inevitability but neither is free and open access to the Internet.  We will have to see where the debate on net neutrality goes and only hope that, for the sake of learning and social development, that access to the Internet, what some call the new ‘global brain’, remains free and open. Let me provide a little context.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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HTML5 web apps might be ideal for consumer-centric marketing efforts, mobile games and some social tools but these experiences are one-dimensional compared with the full-on, multi-functional mLearning experiences mixing formal and informal interactions, performance tools, ready access to information and experts, gaming systems and more. Private Social Networks Win Over Public. a.k.a.

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Upcoming the Really Useful #EdTechbook and chapter

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Julian Stodd: “How gadgets help us learn in the Social Age” Terese Bird: “Students Leading the Way in Mobile Learning Innovation” Inge de Waard: “Tech Dandy, and the Art of Leisure Learning” Sharon Flynn: “Learning Technologists: changing the culture or preaching to the converted?” What a great start of a new year, to be able to work with wonderful people and get a chapter out as well.

Google Books provides downloadable mobile content | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Google Books provides downloadable mobile content 1 09 2006 Stephen Downes’ blog reports the launch of Google Books , a new beta service from Google, which provides a search engine to thousands of electronic public domain books, including many rare books – many digitised by Google themselves. Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop Video Recording and Streaming on ALL iPhones Google Goggles will rock m-learning. Ubiquette.

5 Reasons why you should join the Articulate Community if you are in eLearning

mLearning Revolution

have been reviewing Articulate products and looking for that killer feature that stands out and while there are many, which I will blog about soon, it hit me, it’s not a feature really, it’s the fact that they have the most ‘engaged’ Social community in the Industry. That’s the killer app I realized. I’m fully convinced that in today’s consumer-driven economy we live in, the companies with the best social communities will win. Let’s share great content on Google+ at   [link]. They have the most ‘engaged’ users. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 2, 2012.

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Topics of free #mLearning course #MobiMOOC

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The registration is simple: just sign up for the MobiMOOC Google group and you will be informed of any new developments, announcements. After consulting all you wonderful mLearning enthusiasts, I gladly share the the topics that will be covered in the next free, open and online course on mLearning called MobiMOOC. The architecture of this course will follow the (peace) tree architecture.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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Seven Great Social Media Marketing Blogs Every Social Pro Should Follow  – For ideas on how to integrate social media with your campaigns! Google Home is a colorful answer to the Amazon Echo  – Google announced a smart home device called Google Home, a competitor to Amazon Echo. Industry News The TCPA As Great Uniter? Also, Allo is  encrypted.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

Imagine one day Google decides to block access to Wikipedia on Android devices? Imagine one day Apple decides to block all Google products (i.e. Google Docs, Google Reader, etc.)? closed and restricted Internet is not necessarily an inevitability but neither is free and open access to the Internet.  We will have to see where the debate on net neutrality goes and only hope that, for the sake of learning and social development, that access to the Internet, what some call the new ‘global brain’, remains free and open. Let me provide a little context.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

iMovie for iPhone) or other available apps on a computer; Using social media (i.e. Community Partners: Schools can keep parents and other community partners informed of school events by publishing relevant information online through mobile apps such as WordPress (blogging), Twitter (microblogging), FaceBook (social networking) etc. Google Calendar).

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. 5. Private Social Networks Win Over Public. It was no surprise to many of us that Facebook was the most heavily trafficked web site in 2010 and displaced Google for the first time in many years. As such, most business-centric social interactions must to seamlessly integrated into the enterprise learning environment and at every mobile access point too. 7. mLearning Engagements Expand. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !

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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Mobiles are excellent devices to help retrieve information like ‘how to’ manuals or videos, or simply search for answers on Google or the company’s intranet which in itself is fast turning into a social environment. Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world.

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

mLearning Revolution

One thing I really like about Apple and Google is that they both have a single user id and password for just about every service, so once I setup my device, it knows who I am and I can begin purchasing apps, music, movies etc. One final thing about the Playbook browser is that I wish it had a way to ‘Share’ the page you are browsing via e-mail or Twitter or other Social Networks.

Topic update free #mLearning course #MobiMOOC

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Below you will see the favorite topics so far (as soon as the voting stops I will look for great facilitators to be guides-on-the-side for those topics): The registration is simple: just sign up for the MobiMOOC Google group and you will be informed of any new developments, announcements. Details of the course: Date: 8 - 30 September 2012 Course format: open and with emphasis on discussion and knowledge exchange Cost: free Location of the course : online, the course uses many social spaces, but there are 2 core spaces the course wiki and the MobiMOOC Google group.

iSpot a global #mobile enabled environmental #crowdsourcing initiative

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There is also a link to the new Google mDesign recommendations. This 3rd version is built based on the new Google recommendations for mDesign (G+), really new so check it out. For those interested in the development logic behind an ever growing, durable mobile project, the iSpot growth will be of interest. The iSpot team is now rolling out a worldwide mobile enabled project. science2.0

Launch of the Really Useful #EdTechBook #elearning enthusiasts

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Even if we tried we’d still have to deal with other developments and distractions in classroom and learning technology like smart boards, blogs, video, games, students-led learning, virtual learning environments, social media, etc. Today is the day that the Really Useful #EdTechBook is launched (at 9.00 am London time ). So what is the book about? Price Paperback: $29.99 / £19.99 / €24.99

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

iMovie for iPhone) or other available apps on a computer; Using social media (i.e. Community Partners: Schools can keep parents and other community partners informed of school events by publishing relevant information online through mobile apps such as WordPress (blogging), Twitter (microblogging), FaceBook (social networking) etc. Google Calendar). We are in the midst of another change in the world of business.  People always have their mobile devices with them and more and more, mobile devices are becoming the access gateway to information and other content.

#ela2009 workshop George Siemens: social networking technologies for teaching and learning transformation

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name I had to google was Seymour Papert , and it showed me again that learning is based on sharing knowledge through networks. One of the workshops in eLearning Africa 2009 was lead by George Siemens , a Canadian from the Manitoba University who was one of the organisers of the CKK08 massive course in 2008 in which I participated my two cents. He is always a source of innovative ideas. The great thing about these slides is that it gives you a holistic approach of what learning embraces: experimenting, gossip, collaboration, debating, constructing ideas. constructivism conferences

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning.  Below is the 6th list in this series of lists.  Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List. edushifts mlearning mobilelearning

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

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Semantic learning algorithms: like mini google search offerings based on keywords, or field interests that emerge from learner posts. With the Coursera course on the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application going down due to a mix of unfortunate events, sceptics of MOOC's feel strengthened. Fatimah, the way I see it you took a blow for all of us explorers.

Are Organizations Missing the True Potential of Social Media Protests?

Mobile Commons

As the Washington Post writes , “Over the past year, consumers have wielded the power of social media to battle companies over issues large and small.”. Routed through our system by tech companies like Tumblr and Google, over half a million people used Mobile Commons to directly petition their legislators in opposition to the bill. Just as digital media is providing a catalyst for social and political movements around the world, it’s also giving rise to citizen backlash here at home. When Bank of America, Susan G. To their credit, the groups listened and changed course.