From solar-powered irrigation to waste turned into electricity, African clean-tech entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions to climate change that can be deployed across the continent. And in doing so, they are creating jobs and planting the seeds for new competitive sectors of the economy.
The sheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as moocs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early mooc development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning.
InfoDev has released a report examining women's entrepreneurship in the Caribbean: Profiling Caribbean Women Entrepreneurs: Business Environment, Sectoral
There is a paucity of information on women entrepreneurs in the Caribbean region. This InfoDev report seeks to redress this and seeks to develop an understanding of the main issues facing women in their businesses and their future growth potential.
For almost everyone who is a part of the online world coming up with fresh content consistently is a big challenge. Practically every guideline advises that content should be engaging, informative and relevant every single time. Consequently, content curation has taken off in a big way.
Simply put, content curation is the process of curating relevant and interesting content from various sources on the web and putting them together and publishing them on a personal site or blog. As a result of the popularity of the content curation process, a number of content marketing tools have been introduced. These tools are meant to help in the process of content marketing and SEO and facilitate the process of curation...
A Serbian entrepreneur with an online portal for selling cattle. The Kenyan founder of an online crafts marketplace that works with artisans who have no bank accounts. The CEO of a software services provider in Nepal. Three entrepreneurs discuss the challenges and benefits of e-commerce in this series of videos.
Ask a physician what the hormone vasopressin is good for, and she will explain that it regulates the volume of water in your body and also affects blood pressure. But since the 1990s, vasopressin has been a hot topic in a very different field: social behavior. And recently it has emerged as a possible target for treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which are characterized by social, behavioral and communication impairments. The research is still in early stages, however, and has yielded more questions than answers.
Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the United Nations is emphasizing that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting...
The West University Library had been open for less than an hour Friday afternoon, and already a handful of people had marked their individual territory throughout the first floor. Some used the library's desktop computers. Others perused newspapers and periodicals in the library's reading room. Some, such as Gregory McCracken, set up a mobile office for the day. The floor-to-ceiling window brought in plenty of natural light for his temporary workstation. The building can be an ideal environment for many Harris County residents for work or study, but library officials are providing a new option, a digital card, allowing access to thousands of e-books, digital magazines and movies directly onto the user's device of choice.
Check out this infographic to find how the flipped classroom changes from schools to colleges in terms of: Subjects most flipped, Common Resources, Student Tech Access, Key Educator Concerns, Teacher Tools, How Many Educators Try it?Teacher Feedback, Motivation to Flipping
Whether you’re interested in programming, graphic design, speech writing, or conflict resolution, there’s bound to be a class for you.
Mashable has curated a list of 45 online classes from providers across the web. They cover programming, graphic design, speech writing, conflict resolution, and more. All of these classes are free and none take more than 10 weeks to complete.
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing. Teaching digital literacy is something that can be embedded into regular teaching in all subjects at all stages of education. To do that, it needs to be explicitly taught and reinforced by every teacher in every subject in a way that is appropriate for students.
For many children around the world today there are no artificial boundaries between being ‘offline’ and ‘online’. The environments that children find themselves in are increasingly digital, as much of their socializing, learning, civic engagement and entertainment happens online. In many countries, children and young people are among the greatest users of this technology. Even in countries where overall internet penetration is low, it is much higher among the 15-24 age group.
There are now more than 40 step-by-step lesson plans as well as chapters on different approaches and paradigms for exploiting video, such as how to use video in blended learning, task based learning (TBL) or content and language integrated learning (CLIL).
Our lives increasingly depend on digital services – for work, play and shopping – and so the need to protect our information from being maliciously disrupted or misused is really important. This free online course from The Open University UK will help you to understand online security and how to protect your digital life, whether at home or work.
The free online course Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice, by Advance Learning Academy, is an overview of internationally recognized and research-based e-learning theory and methodologies for creating effective e-learning courses.
This online course will be of interest to teachers, trainers and all subject matter experts who would like to learn more about the theory and practice behind designing and developing effective e-learning courses.
Blogging on a regular basis has helped me understand what I do as a teacher. It has expanded my understanding of learning, forced me to read more widely about education as I search for ideas that may evolve into posts and added a new dimension to my reflective practice. Regular writing with an audience in mind has provided insight to the process of writing that I have shared with my students and the blog has become a resource I call upon when sharing ideas and planning with colleagues.
As things stand now, many teachers receive professional development around technology platforms that often turn over or are replaced by something else. The report notes, “This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that digital literacy is less about tools and more about thinking, and thus skills and standards based on tools and platforms have proven to be somewhat ephemeral.”
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have captured the headlines in higher education in the past year. These new platforms were developed to enable both open access and large scale participation in online courses. Many top tier universities are joining the MOOCs bandwagon, afraid of missing an important piece of the Web-based phenomenon. It is our goal as educators to assess whether or not they can become a best practice in online learning.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.