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Índice de impacto de las revistas españolas de ciencias sociales, IN-RECS, INRECS

Índice de impacto de las revistas españolas de ciencias sociales, IN-RECS, INRECS | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Índice de impacto de las revistas españolas de ciencias sociales (IN-RECS), economia, geografia, psicologia, sociologia, antropologia, biblioteconomia y documentacion, ciencia politica y de la administracion, comunicacion, educacion, urbanismo...

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Español debería ser obligatorio en las escuelas de Florida

Español debería ser obligatorio en las escuelas de Florida | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

La mayoría de los residentes de Florida apoya que el español debería ser una asignatura o materia obligatoria en las escuelas públicas del estado. Una encuesta realizada por la Universidad de Florida (UF) arroja entre sus resultados que dos tercios de los que viven en el Estado del Sol favorecen la enseñanza del idioma de Cervantes


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How to Remain Sane While Running a Business

How to Remain Sane While Running a Business | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Being an ambitious entrepreneur and running your own business can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences, but it can also be extremely stressful and time consuming.


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, July 19, 11:42 PM

This also applies to school leaders who are working to improve a struggling school.

2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, July 20, 7:35 AM

It's the middle of July, you are a small business owner....have you taken time off yet? Did you answer NO, well how in the world will you have enough energy to work on projects, acquire new clients or be creative if you don't recharge! 

Claude Emond's curator insight, July 20, 9:53 AM

not sure I am still sane :)

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Objets connectés, homme augmenté et transhumani...

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Mélangeons objets connectés et biotechnologie : obtiendrons-nous une recette miracle pour l’homme du futur, ou un cocktail toxique ?

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UK universities allow foreign students to use dictionaries in exams

UK universities allow foreign students to use dictionaries in exams | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Of 115 universities surveyed by MailOnline, 62 said that they allow students to use dictionaries in exams if their first language is not English.

Top universities adopting the policy include Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Lancaster, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Nearly all Scottish universities - including Edinburgh, St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen - allow overseas students to use dictionaries.

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In total, half of the Russell Group, which is often thought of as the top tier of British universities, sanction the use of dictionaries in exams.

However, Oxford and Cambridge, along with most leading London universities such as University College, King's College, Imperial and LSE, do not allow the practice.

University bosses claim that letting foreign students use dictionaries evens the playing field for all - pointing out that they have to attain a minimum level of English to get a student visa.


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Prestigious: The University of St Andrews, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met, is one of the elite universities which allows the use of dictionaries

However, some experts have suggested that it is unfair to let one group of students use dictionaries when others are not allowed to do so.

In addition, critics link the regulations to universities' push to recruit more students from outside the EU, who pay fees many times higher than those demanded from British students.


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Anger: MP Philip Davies said the university rules were 'absolutely ridiculous' and warned that institutions could compromise their standards

Tory MP Philip Davies told MailOnline: 'I think this is absolutely ridiculous. An exam should be the same for everyone and universities shouldn't be bending the rules to help foreign students and giving them qualifications when their standard of English is not up to scratch.

'It is sad that in their desperate rush to get as much money from overseas students as possible that our universities are prepared to compromise on their standards and rigour.'

Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, added: 'Once you give a dictionary to the non-English speaker, you're discriminating against English speakers. It's confusing, it's misleading, it's unfair.

'They should not be sacrificing academic integrity to recruit more foreign students.'

Universities UK, the body which represents all higher education institutions, warned that relaxing standards for overseas students could be damaging to academic excellence.

Chief executive Nicola Dandridge said: 'International students are subject to numerous tests to ensure they meet high English language requirements.

'For overseas students to benefit from studying at a UK university, they need a high level of English so that they can complete written assessments and take part in discussions and seminars.

'It is in no one's interest for international students to come to the UK if they are unable to complete their studies because they are struggling with the language.

'Universities routinely offer study support for all students including support for academic writing - this is usually freely available to both international and home students' 

A spokesman for the UK Council for International Student Affairs said: 'We would welcome any support for international students.'

MailOnline surveyed a total of 127 universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Of those, 62 said that they do allow foreign students to use dictionaries in exams, 53 said they do not, and 12 failed to respond.


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Help: At dozens of universities, students from outside the EU are given permission to take in dictionaries translating between their native language and English

Around a dozen of the 62 universities let all students use dictionaries, regardless of whether or not their first language is English.

Most of the institutions specify that students can only use a translation dictionary, between their own language and English, but some allow them to use regular dictionaries which contain words' definitions in English only.

Nearly all universities say that they check students' dictionaries to ensure that they do not contain any notes or additional material which could fuel suspicion of cheating.

Some only let students use dictionaries which are provided by exam invigilators, in a further attempt to stop students taking advantage of the policy to smuggle in crib sheets.

Universities have been keen to recruit as many students as possible from outside the EU because there is no cap on the level of fees they can charge.

Foreign students typically pay up to £14,000 a year for most courses, compared to a limit of £9,000 for students from the UK and other EU countries.

The Government requires overseas students to sit an English language test in order to qualify for a visa.

In addition, the most prestigious institutions have their own tougher language exam, which they say ensures that all students are completely fluent in English by the time they start their degree.

There is no official Government policy on the use of dictionaries in exams, because as autonomous institutions universities are free to set their own regulations in most areas.

The Quality Assurance Agency, which certifies degrees, says: 'Through inclusive design wherever possible, and through individual reasonable adjustments wherever required, assessment tasks [must] provide every student with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their achievement.'

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HR: You CAN Get There From Here - TalentCulture

HR: You CAN Get There From Here - TalentCulture | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Here’s a 4-step process for implementing real, beneficial change that improves the value HR contributes to your business.

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Personal Growth Leads To Leadership Growth

Personal Growth Leads To Leadership Growth | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
As you move forward in your journey, confidence, optimism, and courage will serve you well and help you attain both personal and leadership growth.

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The 12 Steps to #Happiness That You Create (#Infographic)

The 12 Steps to #Happiness That You Create (#Infographic) | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
This feeling that we all strive for is a path we choose, not a destination to arrive at.

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Why Your Platform Must Be Built with Content - Jesse Wisnewski

Why Your Platform Must Be Built with Content - Jesse Wisnewski | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

You can rise above the noise, cut through the clutter, and connect with your audience without having to take out a television ad during the Super Bowl, a billboard in Time Square, or conduct a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign.


You can build an audience of people “who will rely on your for information, advice, and help, and will seek out your expertise” with nothing more than a blog. Individuals, non-profit organizations, and even startup companies have developed highly engaged audiences who place them in a position to launch a career, further a cause, or establish a profitable company.


But, in order to do this, you have to first understand how today’s media-rich environment has forever changed the way we obtain information and make purchasing decisions....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 4, 4:48 AM

Jessie Wisniewski shows why you must build your marketing platform on content to not only help you project your message to people, but to help people find your message.

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¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva? | La servilleta || El blog de Paco Prieto

¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva? | La servilleta || El blog de Paco Prieto | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva?. ¿qué tipo de tecnologías y tendencias de uso hay que aprovechar para optimizar y acelerar nuevos modelos de ciudad?
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¿Cómo hacer una ciudad más atractiva?. ¿qué tipo de tecnologías y tendencias de uso hay que aprovechar para optimizar y acelerar nuevos modelos de ciudad? 

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Reformular la web de centro | XarxaTIC

Reformular la web de centro | XarxaTIC | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Este curso he optado con mis alumnos de cuarto de ESO por participar en un concurso sobre webs. Debo reconocer, y así me he expresado en más de una ocasión, que
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The 9 Circles of Marketing Hell: Do You Have Your Ticket?

The 9 Circles of Marketing Hell: Do You Have Your Ticket? | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it
Are you on your way down into the nine circles of marketing hell? Are you or is your website guilty of any of these marketing sins? Find out now!

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Shannon K. Steffen's curator insight, January 5, 8:11 AM

If you’re not sure if you committed 1 of the 9 deadly marketing sins, then you should pay close attention to this infographic. It may just get you out of marketing purgatory.

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If you’re not sure if you committed 1 of the 9 deadly marketing sins, then you should pay close attention to this infographic. 

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20 Signs You're Probably Not Working For a Social Business

We all want to be a social , collaborative business. How do we know when we’ve achieved it? Here are 20 signs that we’re probably not there yet. Full post over…

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 8, 11:31 AM

ahh, so much progress is needed. We still work and operate is silos.

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A step toward a potential anti-aging drug | KurzweilAI

A step toward a potential anti-aging drug | KurzweilAI | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

According to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers have tested a potential anti-aging drug called everolimus (AKA RAD001) — an analog (version) of the drug rapamycin (sirolimus)*.

In previous research, rapamycin extended the life span of mice by 9 to 14%, even when treatment was initiated late in life, and it improved a variety of aging-related conditions in old mice, including tendon stiffening, cardiac dysfunction, cognitive decline, and decreased mobility.

These findings raise the possibility that “mTOR inhibitors”* (like rapamycin and RAD001) may have beneficial effects on aging and aging-related conditions in humans.

Since it would take decades to test the effect of a drug on life span in humans, the researchers at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and affiliates used a proxy: the decline in immune function in seniors’ (age 65 and older) during aging, as assessed by their response to a flu vaccine.

Immune-system aging is a major cause of disease and death, making older people more susceptible to infections — and to have a weaker response to vaccines. In the research, the scientists found that R001 boosted immune systems response to a flu vaccine by 20 percent.

“The immune-enhancing effects of mTOR inhibitors need to be verified with additional studies,” the authors say. Although some scientists are reportedly already self-medicating, “the toxicity of RAD001 at doses used in oncology or organ transplantation results in adverse effects such as stomatitis, diarrhea, nausea, cytopenias, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia.”


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Ce que le numérique à l’université change pour les étudiants

Ce que le numérique à l’université change pour les étudiants | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

A quoi pourra bien ressembler l’université du futur ? Des gros bâtiments translucides recouverts d’écrans géants ultra-connectés ? Du tactile partout pour travailler plus vite ? Des profs hologrammes projetés en 3D sur une estrade vide ? 


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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, July 6, 3:50 AM

Article suite au colloque CPU sur les universités 3.0 de strasbourg

C. CHAMBET-FALQUET's curator insight, July 8, 2:30 AM

Dans le cadre des évolutions pédagogiques à prévoir il aurait été (encore) plus judicieux de modifier l'ordre des mots ; "Ce que les étudiants changent à l'université pour le numérique"