DEN Diigo Group Bookmarks 05/23/2009

  • Waymarking is a way to mark unique locations on the planet and give them a voice. While GPS technology allows us to pinpoint any location on the planet, mark the location, and share it with others, Waymarking is the toolset for categorizing and adding unique information for that location. Groundspeak’s slogan is “The Language of Location” and our goal is to give people the tools to help others share and discover unique and interesting locations on the planet. We invite you to share your part of the world with us through Waymarking.com.

    Tags: gps, maps, geocaching, waymarking, geography, travel, social, education

  • Check out the collections: FSA/OWI (Great Depression / WWII), Women’s Rights, News in the 1910s, WWI, and more!

    Tags: flickr, photos, pilot, library, photography, education, technology, web_2.0, classroom, learning, digital_storytelling, images

  • Tags: learning, web2.0, education, social_media, trends, social_networking

    • new application of “social media”
    • magine what might happen if we formalized these exchanges through social media.  If learners want to discuss formal learning events or curriculum, let’s provide them with discussion forums and comment capabilities.
    • represents a major change
    • A social learning model will not replace, eliminate, or displace traditional formal learning.
    • The Embedded Model involves introducing social media inside formal learning content
    • In moving from instructor-led training to WBT, organizations have saved significant amounts of money from reduced travel costs
    • wrap social media
    • “Learning 2.0” or “social learning.
    • frastructure for these exchanges, this content becomes searchable and can be included in reports and analytics that provide more insight into the meta-discourse around formal content. 
    • Many of us now reference blogs, wikis, discussion forums, and social networks for information in our personal lives, but far fewer of us have these same options in the workplace. 
    • o matter how effective a training department might be, it will never have the scale of an organization whose entire employee base actively contributes ideas, expertise, and knowledge through vibrant social learning and workplace communities
    • In the Embedded Model, we’re simply reintroducing the social elements that used to be part of a typical instructor-led class—reflection, debrief, sharing of opinions and perspectives, and the discussion of best practices.
    • In the Wrapped Model, we’re providing a social platform for the interactions that already happen around formal courseware.
    • And in the Community Model, we’re providing a broader platform to capture social exchanges and social learning across any topic, not just those addressed in formal learning.
  • Tags: learning, classroom, education

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