Monthly Archives: March 2013

Learn How To Find, Analyze and Visualize Information Effectively at School of Data

Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

So much of self-directed learning requires online tool mastery.  Of particular importantace is the ability to understand and present information in a visual manner.  This website is a self-directed learners dream!

See on schoolofdata.org

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A Great Platform for Curating and Publishing On Any Topic: RebelMouse

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

I introduce Scoop.it in my E-Learning for Educators online course.  I think it’s a great platform. However it does have some healthy competiion. RebelMouse is one such competitor. Well worth a look for those shopping for a strong curation platform. 

See on www.rebelmouse.com

News Discovery: 23 Alternatives to Google Reader

So the really big news yesterday, outstripping that of a new Pope is the news that Google is Powering Down Google Reader, which for many people is a total disaster.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

I recently moved all of my Rss feeds over to Feedburner. However FB doesn’t display results in any kind of sophisticated graphic format. It might be time for another change! 

See on philbradley.typepad.com

:: e-Learning for Kids ::

e-Learning for Kids is a global nonprofit foundation dedicated to free and fun online learning for kids of all ages. (math, science, reading, health and life skills and computers, )

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Most parents (and grandparents) know that kids love tech and can seem almost addicted to tablets and smartphones. Here’s a site to steer your kids to.  Might as well get some learning in the mix!

See on www.e-learningforkids.org

The Complete Guide To Use Better Pinterest | ProBlogger

Excerpted from this long and useful article by ProBlogger about Pinterest:
“I believe that blogs in any niche, not just DIY crafty blogs, are missing out on huge amounts of traffic and exposure if they are ignoring Pinterest. If you want to see your blog grow in leaps and bounds in 2013, you’ve got to pay attention to Pinterest.

I want to make sure that you fully understand the power of Pinterest, I’m going to start with the very basics before digging into the good stuff that will get you the blog success you’re looking for.
At least read through the basics and info about using Pinterest accounts so that you have a better understanding of what’s going on and how to apply that to your blog.

Here’s what I’m going to cover:
– What is Pinterest?
– Why care about Pinterest?
– Basics of using Pinterest.
– Strategies for using your Pinterest account.
– Get your pins maximum exposure.
– Get more traffic to your blog using Pinterest.
– Pinterest tools for bloggers.”

Each section is analyzed with many details. Read full interesting article here:
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2013/03/05/heavyweight-help-the-complete-guide-to-getting-started-on-pinterest/

 

 

See on www.problogger.net

Idaho Digital Learning Academy – About Us

Idaho Digital Learning is a state-sponsored, accredited, online school created to provide students with greater access to a wide variety of courses taught by highly qualified faculty.

Our goal is to provide choice, accessibility, flexibility, quality, and equity in curricular offerings for students in Idaho.

Our mission is to serve the students, school districts, and the State of Idaho by providing a high quality public school education, aligned with state achievement standards, utilizing innovative e-learning methods of delivery.

See on www.idahodigitallearning.org

Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder – Record any audio online with one click

Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder is the best free audio recording software. It can record any sound from various audio input. One of its biggest advantages is that it is 100% free without no time limitations!

See on www.apowersoft.com

Student Persistence in Online Courses: Understanding the Key Factors | Faculty Focus

Who should be taking online courses? Are online courses equally appropriate for all students? Can any content be taught in an online format or do some kinds of material lend themselves to mastery in an electronic environment?

Her review is based on 20 studies published since 1999. She found that researchers used a wide range of definitions for persistence. She opted for this straightforward description: persistence is “the ability to complete an online course despite obstacles or adverse circumstances.” (p. 30) The opposite of persistence is attrition, which she defined as “withdrawal from an online course.” (p. 30) Based on her review, she identified the following factors as being related to student persistence in online courses.

See on www.facultyfocus.com