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... this week anyway!
I'm always on the look out for interesting ideas / trends where learning technologies are concerned and I'm often asked what's out there, so I thought it would be useful to share some of the pages which caught my eye each week.
Here goes with the first set of links:
- 'Google's privacy settings - controlling your settings' - again, from The Guardian, this article looks at how users can adjust their privacy and take a bit of control. Short of not using Google, however, there will always be issues to consider where your data and using services like Google are concerned though.
- 'RSA Animate - Drive' - the animations from RSA are great anyway, but Dan Pink's work on motivation is given an added twist by the RSA treatment
- 'Ten videos every educator should watch' - if the rest of the ten are as good as the ones I've already seen, then these are a source of handy inspiration
- 'Review of University Business Collaboration' - the Wilson review was released this week... some interesting times ahead where collaboration between business and universities is concerned, I think!
- '10 Education Technology Implementation Pitfalls and how to avoid them' - a list of pitfalls which, if you've worked in learning technology for a while, will have you nodding along. Number 10 is especially true (and one of the biggest reasons so many projects fail to achieve sustainability)
- 'What technologies will shape the future of education' - from ZDNet this reports on the NMC Horizons Report. So... what technologies to look out for? The themes which emerge are mobile, personal, information heavy, flexible, active, the cloud and games-based learning - I can imagine that some of these will be difficult challenges for institutions as they untangle the policies, standards, processes and strategies to accommodate the impact of these. Yes, more interesting times to look forward to!
Wonder what other things have caught everyone else's eye this week?