Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 4

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In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief.

1. 50 Ways To Use Wikis For A More Collaborative And Interactive Classroom
Wikis are an exceptionally useful tool for getting students more involved in curriculum. They’re often appealing and fun for students to use, while at the same time, ideal for encouraging participation, collaboration, and interaction. This article shares how you can put wikis to work in your classroom.
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2. 5 Trends To Watch 4 In 2011
Lists and explains 5 trends that would be predominant in the LMS and mobile learning domain in the coming year.
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3. Social Networking: The Future
Where is social networking headed next? Check eight predictions in this article from Mark Suster via Tech Crunch.
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4. Let’s Play! 20 Sites For Young Learners
Play is an important part of development. Children are motivated by learning through play and learn a lot through playing. This article has a great list of sites including blogs, curriculum resources, play and video games for children.
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5. 10 Books Of Visual Ideas
Here are some book recommendations you might find intriguing. These are books that provide inspiration, examples and guidelines for visualizing concepts, information and data.
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6. Top 10 “Big Ideas” In Education
There are hundreds of ideas on ways to improve our education system and produce happier, more successful adults in future generations. Find ten of the most innovative ideas to have sprung up around the subject of education recently.

7. The Top 50 Leadership Blogs Of 2010
We may not all be natural born leaders, but the power to become one is within each of us. And in order for us to take our companies from being just good to great, we need to learn how to unleash that power. This article lists 50 bloggers that are here to help you do just that.
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8. Nuts And Bolts: Useful Interactions And Meaningful Feedback
This article talks about the feedback that harms learners. And covers areas on how feedback and interactions should be designed so as to guide and support learners, instead of ridiculing them.
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9. Survey Shows Android As Fastest Growing Smartphone OS
As a surprise to no one, a recent study found that Google’s Android smartphone platform is the fastest-growing operating system in the U.S. This article talks of Android’s growing popularity.
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10. 6 Reasons Why Social Games Are The Next Advertising Frontier
Advertising in social games has increased by 60 percent since 2009. Speakers at the Social Gaming Summit explain why.
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11. 50 Best Education Technology Blogs You Aren’t Reading Yet
Technology and teaching – two words that seem to fit together perfectly today for most teachers and learners. So much so that a slew of new blogs have come on board to talk about education technology (edTech). This article lists 50 of the best education technology blogs.

12. How Video Games Are Infiltrating – And Improving – Every Part Of Our Lives
Some of the biggest corporates including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and even the Army depend on games. This article discusses how games are sneaking into every part of our lives -at home, school, and work.
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13. Best Practices For Using Video In E-Learning
Using video in eLearning courses can be a powerful way for your organization to meet its learning objectives effectively and rapidly. Video infuses asynchronous e-Learning with human interaction and visual demonstrations that can be lost outside of live instruction. Here are some tips to help you get started with adding video impact to your eLearning courses.

14. E-Learning Training, Will It Improve Your Employee Capital?
Employee training is a powerful tool for companies who want to invest in human and intellectual capital. This article outlines how eLearning can help companies improve their employee capital.

15. Comprehensive Review Of Mobile And Wireless Learning Technologies In The UK
Review of mobile and wireless learning technologies for the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK, as observed by Doug Belshaw. While UK-centric, this review has lots of new ideas and critical analyses that makes it well worth reading.
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