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Collated articles relevant to Aqua-tnet, the EU Erasmus Lifelong Learning Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management (www.aquatnet.com)
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Cultivating a voice outside academia has tangible benefits

Cultivating a voice outside academia has tangible benefits | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Evidence of impact for SciDev.Net’s opinion articles shows what researchers stand to gain from improving communication skills.
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Further evidence of ther need to cultivate "generic skills" (Ref: Aqua-tnet Workpackage 4).

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Rethink higher education to exploit digital platforms

Rethink higher education to exploit digital platforms | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
David Roberts and Blaine Greteman’s guide to a more universal university
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Momentum builds for more flexible lifelong learning provision

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The Pedagogy of MOOCs

The Pedagogy of MOOCs | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
There is a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and change happening in today's education sector. Existing and new education providers are leveraging the Internet, ICT infrastructure, digital content,...

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A very informative and insightful overview of the development of MOOCs with respect to pedagogy.

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UK enters online university race

UK enters online university race | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
The UK's biggest online university project is being launched, with a partnership of more than 20 universities offering free courses.
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Whatever you think of MOOCs, momentum is growing and every institution and provider of higher education courses will need to factor them into their strategy.

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Seth's Blog: An end of books

Seth's Blog: An end of books | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate...

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I think this is especially true for text books!

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adorwelding's comment, August 17, 2013 2:59 AM
Nice............
aisha ertugrul's comment, August 17, 2013 8:11 AM
As well as completely and utterly disregarding the fact that essential reading skills are very well learned through reading for pleasure and extensively reading for pleasure!
OneSpring's curator insight, August 19, 2013 9:56 AM

A very interesting thought from a very interesting man...