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Scoop.it tutorial

Instructions on using scoop.it for the classroom

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curate, moderate

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Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:40 PM

This was the Scoop.it tutorial we looked at in class today. I think it was a good introduction. Can anyone else recommend one they liked?

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African Bus Routes Redrawn Using Cell-Phone Data | MIT Technology Review

African Bus Routes Redrawn Using Cell-Phone Data | MIT Technology Review | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.
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Africa - Kenya: "..IBM model prescribed changes in bus routes around the around Abidjan, the nation’s largest city. These changes—based on people’s movements as discerned from cell-phone records—could, in theory, slash travel times 10 percent.   While the results were preliminary, they point to the new ways that urban planners can use cell-phone data to design infrastructure, says Francesco Calabrese, a researcher at IBM’s research lab in Dublin, and a coauthor of a paper on the work. “This represents a new front with a potentially large impact on improving urban transportation systems,” he says. “People with cell phones can serve as sensors and be the building blocks of development efforts.”

The IBM work was done as part of a research challenge dubbed Data for Development, in which the telecom giant Orange released 2.5 billion call records from five million cell-phone users in Ivory Coast."

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Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom

Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it

The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship (...) - by Curt Rice, The Guardian, Monday 22 April 2013

 

 


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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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encourages critical thinking

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Diana Juárez's curator insight, April 26, 1:27 PM

La curación como herramienta pedagógica para propiciar el pensamiento crítico en la educación.

Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, August 12, 9:16 AM

Habilidades digitales y pensamiento crítico.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, August 13, 8:37 AM

of course!

2013

good link

http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2013-02/

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Frontier market indices creation - 26676993.pdf#page=33

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Africa, Latam etc.

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According to Obvious PwC Survey, Millennials Want To Barely Work From Home, If At All | Going Concern

According to Obvious PwC Survey, Millennials Want To Barely Work From Home, If At All | Going Concern | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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"Among the major findings of PwC's NextGen study:

-- Millennial and non-Millennial employees alike want greater options in their work hours and location. Millennials and non-Millennials alike want the option to shift their work hours to accommodate their own schedule and are interested in working in locations outside the office where they can stay connected by way of technology. Employees across all generations say they would be willing to forego some pay and delay promotions in exchange for reducing their hours.

-- Given the opportunity, 64% of Millennials (and 66% of non-Millennials) would like to occasionally work from home, and 66% of Millennials (and 64% of non-Millennials) would like the option to occasionally shift their work hours.

-- Across the board, 15% of male employees and 21% of female employees say they would give up some of their pay and slow the pace of promotion in exchange for working fewer hours.

-- Millennials put a premium on work/life flexibility. Unlike past generations who put an emphasis on their careers and worked well beyond a 40-hour work week in the hope of rising to the well-compensated ranks of a company later on, Millennial employees are not convinced that such early-career sacrifices are worth the potential rewards. A balance between their personal and work lives is what is most important to them.

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Living Together Tomorrow: Urbanization and Global Public Goods

Living Together Tomorrow: Urbanization and Global Public Goods | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Urbanization - "Now we know that cities across the globe—particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and East Asia—are growing fast at an unprecedented scale. Most growth will be in small- and medium-sized cities. Projections range, but most estimate an increase from about 3.5 billion urbanites today to about 4.3 billion in 2025 (Hoornweg and Bhada-Tata, 2012) to 5.6 billion by 2040 (Shell Scenarios, 2013). We also know that demand for resources and services is going to balloon— McKinsey estimates that there will be about 600 million new middle class consumers in emerging market cities by 2025. These folks—roughly totaling the current combined population of the US, Brazil, and Mexico—are going to want more cars, air conditioners, rib-eye steaks, tuna tartar, trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Glacier National Park, and all the other fine things that wealth brings. Who blames them? I sure don’t." Ackn. WB.org

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ASIA_MAR.pdf

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Ackn. -   INSEAD/Thomson-Reuters Asia Business Sentiment Survey, issued 20 March, 2013

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Children read to dogs at Woodford library | Woodford County | Kentucky.com

Children read to dogs at Woodford library | Woodford County | Kentucky.com | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The monthly Paws to Read program at the Woodford County Public Library lets students in kindergarten through fifth grade hone their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs.
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"The monthly program allows students in kindergarten through fifth grade to hone their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs."



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Brazil-Nigeria Trade Hit $9bn in 2012, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

Brazil-Nigeria Trade Hit $9bn in 2012, Articles | THISDAY LIVE | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Africa: The Next Frontier for Investors | IIP Digital

Africa: The Next Frontier for Investors | IIP Digital | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Economists say Africa will grow by 5.5 percent in 2012 and seven African countries will rank among the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world during the next five years, projections that are making the continent an increasingly popular...
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Frontier markets - Africa

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Mobile Apps 101 - Mobile Industry Trends and Development Best Pract...

This presentation was made at a B2B seminar and provides mobile industry statistics and trends, as well as our approach to mobile app development.
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Mobile - industry trends

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Trade between Europe and Africa: how to resuscitate an ailing deal

Trade between Europe and Africa: how to resuscitate an ailing deal | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
After 10 years of negotiations, Isabelle Ramdoo suggests how policymakers on both sides can revive a flagging relationship (Trade between Europe and Africa: how to resuscitate an ailing deal http://t.co/MRUVw9G3Sv...
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Euro African trade revival

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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


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wildswans's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

Adele Greene's curator insight, May 29, 2014 5:04 AM

I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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Top 25 most famous librarians in history

Top 25 most famous librarians in history | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
A list of the 25 most famous librarians in history

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Dewey, Meir, Franklin . . .

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, April 26, 2013 12:11 PM

What do these people have in common ~ Benjamin Franklin, Melvil Dewey, Eratosthenes, Mao Zedong, Golda Meir, J. Edgar Hoover, Giacomo Casanova, Pope Pius XI, David Hume, Marcel Duchamp, Lewis Carroll, Laura Bush, Madeleine L'Engle, Marcel Proust, Jorge Luis Borges, Jacob Grimm, Phillip Larkin, and Jessamyn West? 

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Global Competitiveness Index (interested in Africa. . .) | Zanran

Global Competitiveness Index (interested in Africa. . .) | Zanran | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
Data & statistics on scenarios OR trends OR outlook "professional services firms" Africa 2013: Revenue by geography, The Global Competitiveness Index in detail, Asae annual meeting and you...
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Ackn. weforum.org

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Madiba recognised as most admired living leader - South Africa - The Good News

Madiba recognised as most admired living leader - South Africa - The Good News | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
South Africa's premier good news website, highlighting the progress of a remarkable nation
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CEO Survey - " Suresh Kana, PwC Africa Senior Partner, says: “From PwC South Africa’s perspective, the fact that Nelson Mandela is regarded so highly amongst global leaders bears testimony to this great leader’s legacy, and we’re very proud to see his contribution recognised in this way.

“He led South Africa through its years as a fledgling democracy, and the lessons that he imparted are as applicable today as they were when our country was striking out on a new and exciting path close to two decades ago. To young and old, Madiba is a symbol of hope, wisdom and empathy, and the fact that CEOs worldwide are of the same opinion, is wonderful to see.”

Some clear type of leaders emerged : warriors (Napoleon; Alexander the Great) reformers (Jack Welch), leaders through adversity (Winston Churchill; Abraham Lincoln) leaders who caught the imagination of the masses (Mahatma Gandhi; Nelson Mandela) and consensus builders like Bill Clinton.

Winston Churchill was the most popular choice of all CEOs with Steve Jobs (an innovator) admired in the most number of countries (37). Winston Churchill has wide appeal and popularity across Western Europe, coming top in France ahead of Charles de Gaulle and beating Niccolo Machiavelli to the top spot in Italy. Twice-serving as British prime minister (1940-45;1951-55) he even manages a tie with Gandhi in Turkey, behind Mustafa Kemal Ataturk."

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Global Sherpa Weekly

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Global Sherpa Weekly, by Global Sherpa: Globalization, Development, Sustainability, World Cities & Rankings
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Africa - " “African Development Bank predicts Africa’s Middle Class will continue an expansion that has captured the attention of Multinational Companies. The number of Africans earning between $4 and $20 a day will balloon from 355 million people today - to a number on par with India and China. A level at which African’s discretionary spending increases beyond the bare necessities of food and shelter.” A report from the McKinsey Global Institute seems to support the numbers coming from ANB.  According to the McKinsey Global Institute, household consumption in Africa is significantly higher than in India or Russia, and is only expected to jump by more than 50% to almost 130 Million by 2020."

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Brics bank raises critical development questions, says OECD

Brics bank raises critical development questions, says OECD | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
OECD's Angel Gurría says devil is in detail – market rates, policy demands and how loans will be made – of any new Brics bank
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BRICS - " The World Bank's soft loan arm, the IDA lends money on easy terms, charging little or no interest. Repayments are stretched over 25 to 40 years, including a five- to 10-year grace period. The IDA also provides grants to countries at risk of debt distress.   The IDA is one of the largest sources of assistance for the world's 81 poorest countries, 39 of them in Africa, and is the single largest source of donor funds for basic social services in these countries.   The Brics have in principle agreed to create a development bank to provide initial funding for infrastructure projects worth $4.5tn (£3tn)." Ackn. FT.co.uk

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4 Big Ideas to Revolutionize Transportation | WRI Insights

4 Big Ideas to Revolutionize Transportation | WRI Insights | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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transport enabling urbanization

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Revealed: How immigrants in America are sending $120 BILLION to their struggling families back home

Revealed: How immigrants in America are sending $120 BILLION to their struggling families back home | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
The amount of money being sent by migrants across the entire world reached $530 billion last year, making it a larger economy than Iran or Argentina, the data from the World Bank showed.
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The $120billion  remittance economy - "For smaller economies across the world, remittances make up massive proportions of national income. For example, Tajikistan receives the equivalent of 47 per cent of its GDP from workers abroad, while Liberia receives the equivalent of 31 per cent."


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Endeavor to Launch a New Country Affiliate in Morocco Focused on High-Impact Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship Center | Endeavor Global

Endeavor to Launch a New Country Affiliate in Morocco Focused on High-Impact Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship Center | Endeavor Global | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
To read the Business Wire press release on Endeavor's launch in Morocco, please click here. Endeavor announced today that it will launch a new affiliate
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High-impact entepreneurship

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Pearltrees

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Pearltrees lets you have all your interests at your fingertips all the time
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Also, What Goldman Sachs thinks about investment in Africa, 2012  -  Ackn. howemadeitinafrica.com

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Mobile Phones Spawn a Revolution in Entrepreneurship in East Africa | World Future Society

Mobile Phones Spawn a Revolution in Entrepreneurship in East Africa | World Future Society | GIBSIccURATION | Scoop.it
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Disruptive tech out of Africa - Kenya, 

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