Education and Cultural Change
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How our culture is co-evolving with the algorithmic medium and the education is following this process
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The world’s top universities for attracting industry funding

The world’s top universities for attracting industry funding | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the 20 best institutions based on private-sector investment per academic
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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, March 8, 11:29 PM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. Another excellent application for a business continuing education, is the provision of information on a specific topic in drops. Each teacher must have a site to do this. For those who speak Spanish or Portuguese, an example can be seen in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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We need to say yes to academic self-publishing but senior academics must lead the way

We need to say yes to academic self-publishing but senior academics must lead the way | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Getting to grips with self-publishing might be time consuming at first but Elizabeth Eva Leach shows that welcome engagement and expert editorial input can be gained from going it alone without pub...
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University of California adopts open-access policy for research papers

University of California adopts open-access policy for research papers | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
The University of California (UC)—the biggest public research university in the world, has decided to adopt a university wide open-access policy for research papers produced by its faculty.

Via Yann Leroux
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Francois Schnell's curator insight, August 14, 2013 4:36 PM

Nouvelle victoire de l'Open Acess à l'échelle d'une université qui fait suite à l'université de l'Oregon :

http://www.scoop.it/t/numerique-et-apprentissage/p/4004728076/oregon-state-university-adopts-university-wide-open-access-policy

Dans combien d'années pour une université Française ?

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Is the definition of Open Access closed? leaders debate language strategy | Tim McCormick

Is the definition of Open Access closed? leaders debate language strategy | Tim McCormick | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
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This is a “storify” or gathering of an extended conversation on Twitter, referencing the issue and article above, between  Tim Mc Cormick and a number of leading advocates of and commentators on  publishing.

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noraUCV's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:02 PM

un nuevo elemento en nuestro lenguaje

 

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MIT Unveils Multiple Initiatives To Improve Digital Learning from PreK to Continuing Ed

MIT Unveils Multiple Initiatives To Improve Digital Learning from PreK to Continuing Ed | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will significantly expand its research programs looking into online and digital education from preK through residential higher ed and lifelong learning.
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Why are research universities going global? - University World News

Why are research universities going global? - University World News | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
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Thierry Belleguic's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:37 AM

Despite the significant increase in the number and type of international activities – from branch campuses to MOOCs and aggressive international student recruitment – many institutional efforts appear to be launched without a clear idea of best practices or how specific activities might be productive and meaningful for a particular institution. 

Empirical knowledge of how and why institutions expand these activities, and whether they are successful, remains largely anecdotal. 

Why do universities embark on new projects and activities that engage the institution outside of its national boundaries? What motivates individuals and their institutions to include transnational relations among their core strategic interests and concerns when considering the future path for success? Why are more foreign students and faculty recruited and why are curricula and research agendas more international and global in scope? 

The motivation of institutions, and their leaders, appears to be multiple and complex. As part of our larger effort to generate a taxonomy of different kinds of international engagement by universities, and reflecting a recent research paper published as part of a larger project based at the University of California, Berkeley, we offer here an exploration of possible institutional logics and rationales used to justify what are sometimes significant financial and institutional commitments.

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The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication

Twitter is a micro-blogging social media platform for short messages that can have a long-term impact on how scientists create and publish ideas. We investigate the usefulness of twitter in the development and distribution of scientific knowledge.
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luiy's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:11 PM

Many scientists are making the move towards social media in order to accelerate  and amplify their scientific impact (Fausto et al. 2012; Fox 2012; Piwowar 2013). One in 40 scientists is active on Twitter (Priem et al. 2012a), 25,000 blog entries have been indexed on the Research Blogging platform, and 2 million scientists are using Mendeley, a reference sharing tool (Piwowar 2013). Here, we consider 140 how social media, and Twitter in particular, can influence the life cycle of scientific publication, from inception and collaboration on a spark of an idea to the communication of a finished product. Specifically, we evaluate and discuss the benefits of Twitter for (1) increasing scholarly connections and networks, (2) quickly developing ideas through novel collaborations and pre-review, and (3) amplifying the dissemination and discussion of scientific knowledge both within and beyond the ivory tower of academia.

 

 

The impact of scientific papers has traditionally been measured in terms of
numbers of citations (Neylon and Wu 2009). Tweeting can influence this impact metric. For example, articles published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that were tweeted about frequently in the first three days following publication were 11 times more likely to be highly cited 17 to 29 months later than  less tweeted articles (Eysenbach 2011). In fact, top-cited articles could be predicted quite accurately from their early tweeting frequency (Eysenbach 2011). In a separate study of ~4600 scientific articles published in the preprint database  arXiv.org, Shuai et al. (2012) found that papers with more mentions on Twitter were also associated with more downloads and early citations of papers, although the causality of these relationships is unclear (Shuai et al. 2012).

Antonio Figueiredo's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:54 AM

Paper available on PeerJ discusses the role of Twitter in the lifecycle of a scientific publication.

Renato P. dos Santos's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:07 AM

estudo conclui que o Twitter contribui para a publicação científica no século 21

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Reconfiguring Pedagogy: Technology/Society/Teaching

Reconfiguring Pedagogy: Technology/Society/Teaching | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
How can we understand education, and the roles of schools and teachers, in the “softwarised” context of the early 21st century? In this paper I focus on the issue of what software and technology really mean for education.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Interesting academic paper

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Marinhos's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:38 AM

Desafios, desafios. Muitos, mas apenas para que está disposto a abandonar a zona de conforto.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2013 2:54 AM

This article is important in highlighting the role and importance of education in a 21st century context. Children we are teaching today have a much better knowledge of technology than most teachers. This paper also goes through the pedagogical approaches to software and technology.

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 6, 2013 8:07 AM

Paradigm shift requires the shift in educational approaches. This article is about just that