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ScienceGuide - Snijden waar het zeer doet

ScienceGuide - Snijden waar het zeer doet | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
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Is scholarship a conversation?

Is scholarship a conversation? | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
“Conversation at Caffe Nero” by ktylerconk on Flickr
A few weeks ago I wrote that I was not too thrilled with the “threshold concept” theory underpinning the new ACRL information literacy framework.
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Green OA and the Interoperability of Institutional Repositories

Green OA and the Interoperability of Institutional Repositories | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The increase of Open Access (OA), as a percentage of all peer-reviewed research articles, is not in dispute. There are even scientific studies on the rate of increase and its significance. Given the ascendency of OA, researchers and libraries must address some basic issues resulting from a movement that has no single, unified standard.
One major concern involves the Green OA model, which consists of self-archiving work into various open access repositories, like Cornell’s arXiv.
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Experiencing deeper productivity in open data science

Experiencing deeper productivity in open data science | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Discover how you can use Apache Spark and R to pursue open analytics by building your own data science applications.
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | Edudemic | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Education has focused on the basic “3Rs” of reading, writing & arithmetic, but as technological innovation changes educators must re-evaluate their skills.
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Making a MOOC: The background story | London Business School

Making a MOOC: The background story | London Business School | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
How to make a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
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The Trouble With Learning Management (EdSurge News)

The Trouble With Learning Management (EdSurge News) | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
If you’ve been an instructor or a student in a class in higher education in the last 10 years, you probably used a learning-management system or LMS. There are plenty to choose from, including Blackboard, Canvas, Sakai, Moodle and D2L. Many of these systems started as small, nimble startups but h
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The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World? | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World? | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Kevin Kelly might be the real-life Most Interesting Man In The World.

He is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth. In his spare time, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is building an archive of ALL documented human languages, and serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation. As part of the last, he’s investigating how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth.
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What I Learned from Trying to Innovate at the New York Times

What I Learned from Trying to Innovate at the New York Times | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
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This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free.

This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free. | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Alexandra Elbakyan is challenging the multibillion-dollar academic publishing industry.
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How India can close its digital divide

How India can close its digital divide | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
India’s digital start-ups have an analogue problem. They face a kagaz ka pahad (in English this means "mountains of paper"). Literally. Many of them are designing for the digital desh of Bunty, the 37-year-old Udaipur shoe-seller who gets 40% of his business on his smartphone. Or, Chaitanya Bharti, Guntur’s 30-year-old single-room school teacher who gets remittances on her basic phone.

But every time they collect and store paper records, scrutinize “wet signatures”, and handle lots of physical cash, they can’t grow as fast, become more affordable or innovate as much as they'd like.
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Stephen Downes on Open Networks, Agile Systems, and Edu-Culture

Journeys in Podcasting talks to Stephen Downes as part of a series on open networks and changes in Edu-Culture. 


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What 21st-Century Censorship Looks Like

What 21st-Century Censorship Looks Like | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
How governments are reinventing censorship in the 21st century
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Libraries Support Data-Sharing Across the Research Lifecycle

Libraries Support Data-Sharing Across the Research Lifecycle | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
As more and more researchers are committed to sharing their data, libraries are seizing the opportunity to demonstrate their value across the research lifecycle and support open culture. Mandates from funding agencies have made data management and sharing a high priority for researchers; new strategies for reuse and visualization are shining a spotlight on the importance of discoverability. Libraries have an important role to play in research data management and sharing; they are taking the opportunity to remind their partners across campus that managing research data, like most efforts in scholarly communication, is a team sport.
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Big Data in een vrije en veilige samenleving - Koneksa Mondo

Big Data in een vrije en veilige samenleving - Koneksa Mondo | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Ruim een maand geleden bracht de WRR het rapport ‘Big Data in een vrije en veilige samenleving‘ (pdf) uit. Big Data-toepassingen bieden vele kansen in het veiligheidsdomein. Ze maken snelle en precieze reconstructies van misdaden mogelijk, evenals gerichte inspecties en … Lees verder →
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An Interesting Infographic Featuring 12 Good Chrome Extensions for Research Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Interesting Infographic Featuring 12 Good Chrome Extensions for Research Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

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...o 12 aplicacions que tot bon Chromebook user hauria de conèixer ;)
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Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable

Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google's Cultural Institute and Art Project, it's an online platform where anyone can explore the world's greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail. Join Sood and Google artist in residence Cyril Diagne in a mind-bending demo of experiments from the Cultural Institute and glimpse the exciting future of accessibility to arts and culture.
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How do you design and facilitate a year-long MOOC? | Training Journal

How do you design and facilitate a year-long MOOC? | Training Journal | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The future of how learning is delivered in the workplace includes Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Jo Cook speaks to Craig Taylor, Solutions Architect at HT2, to find out more.Empty description

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The ‘how’ of transformation

The ‘how’ of transformation | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
In the consumer sector and in many other industries, transformation programs often fail. Creating a “performance infrastructure” can help ensure that yours won’t.
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The Minecraft Generation

The Minecraft Generation | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.
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A MAKER CULTURE:  Flexible makerspaces teach students to take risks, inspiring a deeper form of learning @LFlemingEDU 

A MAKER CULTURE:  Flexible makerspaces teach students to take risks, inspiring a deeper form of learning @LFlemingEDU  | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement, which originated as communal, community work spaces, has served as an impetus for school leaders to critically reflect on their school’s learning spaces. Do they meet the needs of learners today? Do they foster and inspire creativity, provide flexible opportunities to learn, and address unique and specific interests? The resulting makerspaces encourage open-ended exploration, providing unique learning environments that best serve 21st century learners. Used as they were originally intended—as open, communal environments dedicated to making of all types—makerspaces are indifferent to distinctions such as academic potential, social barriers, and even levels of language development, allowing the opportunity for every child to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do.

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This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself. Its creators have solved one of the internet's fundamental problems: How to provide authoritative, rigorously accurate knowledge, at no cost t
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A spiritual successor to Aaron Swartz is angering publishers all over again

A spiritual successor to Aaron Swartz is angering publishers all over again | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Meet accused hacker and copyright infringer Alexandra Elbakyan.
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The Knowledge Project by Shane Parrish on iTunes

Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Knowledge Project by Shane Parrish for free.
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What Should We Make of Secret Open Access Deals?

What Should We Make of Secret Open Access Deals? | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
A spate of open access "big deals" marks a shift from global offsetting to local offsetting. But the secretive nature of these deals makes them difficult to interpret.
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Free science journal library gains notoriety, lands injunctions

Free science journal library gains notoriety, lands injunctions | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

The market for publishing research papers in specialist journals has long resisted the economics of the internet age by building paywalls around their archives. When that approach proved successful, the publishers responded by raising prices – to the extent that top universities including Harvard have decided that they could no longer afford to pay the access fees.

Worse, some journals are charging authors to have their papers published in the journals due to the perceived importance for a researcher's career to having their work independently recognized. In one case, Elsevier charges authors more than $2,000 to make their paper accessible to the public.

Elsevier in particular has been targeted, with over 15,500 scientists boycotting the company's journals over its "exorbitantly high prices for subscriptions" and refusing to publish or do editorial work for the company until "they radically change how they operate."

And in October, all six editors and 31 members of the editorial board for Elsevier linguistics journalLingua quit over the high fees the company was charging for access.

 
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How Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

How Misinformation Spreads On The Internet | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
A team of researchers have conducted a five-year-long study on a wide range of Facebook users in a quest to find out how misinformation blossoms online. In their paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they note that it may be due to the nature of so-called “echo chambers,” spaces that allow people to amplify their own belief systems without obstruction.
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