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Keine Zeit. Sei’s drum.

Seit dem letzten Update haben sich 2.116 Kommentare angesammelt, von denen es mindestens 2.115 Spam-Beiträge sind. Sollte da wirklich was Relevantes dabei sein, werde ich es wohl übersehen… Außerdem hat mich eine Website “um umgehende Entfernung des Links!” zu ihrem Artikel gebeten.

Leider sind nicht alle externen Verlinkungen automatisch „gute“ Verlinkungen. Und zu viele „schlechte“ Verlinkungen drücken den Gesamt-Page-Rank [...]

Wenn’s Freude macht, weg ist der Link. So spannend war der Artikel nun auch wieder nicht. Die Linklisten per WordPress-Blog waren sowieso nur ein Mittel zur Sammlung von Informationen; Aktuell habe ich etwas mit der praktischen Literaturverwaltung Citavi herumgespielt, bin dann aber wieder zu E-Mails an ein Sammelkonto übergegangen, das irgendwann mal überquellen wird. Letztlich wird es aber wohl schneller sein zu Googeln, wann man irgendwann wirklich eine Information sucht, die irgendwo im Hinterkopf rumspukt.

Für die nächsten Wochen ist hier leider weiterhin Ruhe. Beruflich blogge auf einer WordPress-Installation rund um unser TYPO3-Update und die “lustige Kanban-Wand.”

The Power of Storytelling | #storymooc

Following (and tremendously enjoying) iversity‘s #mooc “The Future of Storytelling”, I sat down to collect my thoughts about storytelling and decided to compile a list of my favorite TED Talks up to now. I discovered TED in February this year while spending time in North-Eastern China, with little access to my usual distractions, and I was hooked immediately. Great characters and people share their ideas, emotions and stories.

These are my favorite talks as I saw them up to October 2013, mostly connected somehow to storytelling. (This article is not finished yet.)



How to find historic Facebook fanpage figures for \australianaid

While gathering the latest figures on the growth of Facebook fanpages in International Cooperation, I discovered that I missed a major player alltogether. It seems that Australianaid published it’s first Facebook post in November 2011 (here). So I had wonderful growth lines in Excel, but Australians have been missing. After asking a PR rep on LinkedIn for help, I’m still waiting for an answer. But I came up with a solution to have at least a few milestones from this year, thanks to the Google Cache.


Blog in hiatus

As I am taking over responsiblity for a minor website with a mere 5,000 active pages of content, and as the Leistungsschutzrecht is now active in Germany and I haven’t figured out yet how to continue, this blog will stay on hold for a few more days. I intend to come back… You are still able to follow me on Twitter, http://twitter.com/31439. CU soon.

Daily Reader, 23.07.2013

Heute mit Social Media in der Bildung, jeder Menge Facebook, und reduziertem Umfang. Hitzefrei. ||

Content Strategie 6: Niemand wartet auf Ihre Inhalte. http://pr-blogger.de/2013/07/18/content-strategie-6-niemand-wartet-auf-ihre-inhalte/

Top 10 Social Networking Sites by Market Share of Visits [June 2013]. http://www.dreamgrow.com/top-10-social-networking-sites-by-market-share-of-visits-june-2013/

The Use of Social Media in School. http://www.bestmastersineducation.com/social-media/


International Cooperation must not ignore MOOCs: A primer on facts & platforms, and my personal viewpoint.

MOOCs, Massive Online Open Courses, are classes with hundreds or even thousands of participants from every corner of this planet with internet access. MOOCs are a major hype right now, with international publications discussing their merits and demerits (see NY Times, Focus.de, Frenchweb, Die Zeit, The Guardian). The Americans are paragon in this field of education, with countless courses on the platforms Coursera, edX, and Udacity.

“…FutureLearn will offer courses from world-class universities, accessible on desktop, tablet and mobile. Allowing people to fit learning around their lifes rather than their lifes around learning.
From the FutureLearn G8 introduction video, July 4, 2013

The British are about to start FutureLearn in cooperation with Irish and Australian support, the British Museum and other partners (see here). Australia’s Deakin University announced their first MOOC in June. In Germany projects imageIversity, Allversity (with a focus on International Development topics), and Candena (a business selling MOOCs to big enterprises for internal, reoccurring trainings; also running a MOOC with Leuphana University) are open for business. And the French had their first native MOOCs, too (ReSOP, ITYPA).
(For more background information, refer to the reading list at the end of this article.)

As these online universities gain traction, and start counting for actual college course credit, they’ll most likely have enormous real-world impact. They’ll help in getting jobs and creating business ideas. They might just live up to their hype. For millions of people around the globe with few resources, MOOCs may even be life-changing.”
Commentary by A. J. Jacobs: “Two Cheers for Web U!”, April 20, 2013

“When I visited [Coursera in May 2012], about 300,000 people were taking 38 courses taught by Stanford professors and a few other elite universities. [In January 2013], they have 2.4 million students, taking 214 courses from 33 universities, including eight international ones.”
Commentary by Thomas L. Friedman: “Revolution Hits the Universities”, January 26, 2013

I’ve enrolled in two Coursera courses at the moment: Introduction to Public Speaking (hosted by Matt McGarrity, University of Washington) and The Camera Never Lies (hosted by Emmett Sullivan, Royal Holloway | University of London). I’m looking forward to my Introduction to Global Health and Climate Change starting soon on Coursera. But I’m not eagerly hunting for scores, so I won’t pass the tests. For me, that’s not the goal. I love to learn, enjoy the “information nugget” format, and like to put the knowledge into practice, but I hate to take tests. I take my value out of this classes without the piece of paper at the end. But the important point is: Thousands of other people will pass and get certificates.