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Academia.edu raises $11.1 Million

Academia.edu raises $11.1 Million | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Thanks to Khosla Ventures and other investors like Spark Capital and True Ventures, Academia.edu has picked up $11.1 million in funding. Now the company can change the way scientific research is distributed and validated.

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So very important to accelerate scientific progress by making  research open and accessible to everyone. Papers (once delayed in publication cycles and hidden under expensive paywalls) are now available for free.

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The Public Intellectual as Provocateur | Boston Review

The Public Intellectual as Provocateur | Boston Review | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

It used to be that public intellectuals were a rare breed. The academy, for instance, had no shortage of intellectuals, but how many were inclined toward reaching a larger audience?

The Internet links people and their ideas in unprecedented ways. The question, as the critic Howard Rheingold put it, is not only how can we use this capacity smartly, but also why we should: If we combine our individual efforts wisely, enough of the right know-how could add up to a more thoughtful society as well as enhance those individuals who master digital network skills. Web 2.0 impressario Tim O’Reilly claims that the secret sauce behind Google, Wikipedia, and the Web itself is the ‘architecture of participation,’ enabling countless small acts of self-interest like publishing a web page or sharing a link to add up to a public good that enriches everybody.

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Very interesting read. I think a democratic society needs critical intelligence. Not as a consumption filter alongside others but as an invitation to think differently ; an invitation to public debate.

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Overzicht korte gratis cursussen voor en door collega-ambtenaren vanaf half okt. 2013

Overzicht korte gratis cursussen voor en door collega-ambtenaren vanaf half okt. 2013 | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Korte gratis cursussen voor en door collega-ambtenaren Vanaf half okt. 2013:



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Are We Beginning the Post-MOOC ERA? Two SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses) are Underway From Harvard/edX

Are We Beginning the Post-MOOC ERA? Two SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses) are Underway From Harvard/edX | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
From the BBC:
Harvard, one of the world’s most influential universities, is moving on to Spocs – which stands for small private online courses. Nothing to do with Star Trek and sombre Vulcans, but plenty to do with ambitions “to boldly go”.
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7 Characteristics of Silicon Valley You Won’t Find in Asia

7 Characteristics of Silicon Valley You Won’t Find in Asia | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
There are a few things that are rather unique about Silicon Valley that you won’t see in Asia. They play a huge role in what kinds of startups come out of the ecosytem.
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Innovation Excellence | BEST OF TED: Mapping Ideas Worth Spreading

Innovation Excellence | BEST OF TED: Mapping Ideas Worth Spreading | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TEDx Talks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.
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Dictionary Embraces Open Innovation for New Words | The IdeaConnection Blog

Dictionary Embraces Open Innovation for New Words | The IdeaConnection Blog | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The Chambers Dictionary is going to invite members of the public to suggest new words for its 13th edition. It's an open innovation approach that has been around for centuries.
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JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers

JSTOR Launches JPASS Access Accounts for Individual Researchers | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
In an effort to enhance access options for people who aren’t affiliated with universities, colleges, or high schools, not-for-profit digital library JSTOR has launched JPASS, a new program offering individual users access to 1,500 journals from...
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Innovation Excellence | Innovation and the Power of the Negative

Innovation Excellence | Innovation and the Power of the Negative | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
My article expands on Boyd’s concept of creativity driven by rejection and adds three new approaches to innovation that could be enhanced through negative thinking.
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Innovation Excellence | Innovation Time

Innovation Excellence | Innovation Time | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
I'm writing today about what is becoming the most critical innovation barrier. For years we've talked about risk, uncertainty, culture and other factors that block innovation. Increasingly, the biggest barrier is time.
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Malcolm Gladwell Defends Disputed '10,000 Hours' Rule

Malcolm Gladwell Defends Disputed '10,000 Hours' Rule | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Academic fight!Malcolm Gladwell's popular "10,000-hours rule" was debunked in a Sports Illustrated writer's new book, so Gladwell defended his theory by accusing the author of creating a "straw man."...
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Innovating for Shared Value

Innovating for Shared Value | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Dow’s breakthrough shows business at its best: innovating to meet society’s needs and build a profitable enterprise. In “Creating Shared Value” (HBR January–February 2011), our FSG colleagues Michael Porter and Mark Kramer argue that achieving those twin goals represents the next competitive frontier for companies.Corporate leaders have awakened to that fact. They realize that social problems present both daunting constraints to their operations and vast opportunities for growth. But many are struggling to implement the shared value concept. To assist them, we have studied more than 30 companies that, like Dow, innovate to create scalable models for delivering social benefits and business value (see the exhibit “Who’s Creating Shared Value”). We have found that these companies consistently rely on five mutually reinforcing elements, whose optimal form and balance depend on a firm’s culture, context, and strategy.

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian: How the Web should lobby Washington

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian: How the Web should lobby Washington | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

For over a year, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has devoted his time to instructing aspiring entrepreneurs and advocating for the open Web. Now he's rolled his experiences thus far into a new book, "Without Their Permission." It's part memoir, part instruction manual and part-call to action.

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Stichting laluz

Stichting laluz | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Stichting laluz. laluz matcht ideële organisaties en social enterprises met professionals die, naast hun professionele carrière, op vrijwillige basis opdrachten willen doen waar specifieke expertise en drive vereist zijn.
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Hoe vind ik de voor mij interessante onderzoekers? - CLICKNL

Hoe vind ik de voor mij interessante onderzoekers? - CLICKNL | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Zoekt u als creatieve ondernemer interessante academici die met hun kennis uw project verder kunnen brengen? U komt ze op het spoor door te zoeken in gepubliceerde artikelen.
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Berners-Lee’s Definition of Digital Divide – Beg to Differ

Berners-Lee’s Definition of Digital Divide – Beg to Differ | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
It is strange to see how far removed researchers and inventors can be from corporate reality. Tim Berners-Lee, the father of Internet, says that all school students should be given some hands-on ex...
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Samenwerken begint met kennis delen | nieuworganiseren.nu

Samenwerken begint met kennis delen | nieuworganiseren.nu | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Leren hoe je samenwerkt door… samen te werken. Op het nieuwe platform AllianitieNet delen organisaties hun kennis en ervaring op het gebied van allianties.
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10 Empowering Apps for Social Good

10 Empowering Apps for Social Good | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Apps are more deeply intertwined with our daily routines than ever.
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Wikiwijk wint Social Innovation Award 2013

Wikiwijk wint Social Innovation Award 2013 | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
TILBURG - Wikiwijk is de winnaar van de Social Innovation Award 2013, een prijs voor de meest veelbelovende aanpak op het terrein van economische en maatschappelijke innovatie.
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Introducing Social Good Summit: Building the Future We Want

Introducing Social Good Summit: Building the Future We Want | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
This year's Social Good Summit will focus on long-term, sustainable solutions.
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Disabled face 'digital divide' - Belfast Telegraph

Disabled face 'digital divide' - Belfast Telegraph | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Belfast Telegraph
Disabled face 'digital divide'
Belfast Telegraph
Charities have warned disabled people face a 'digital divide'. 20 September 2013.
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Sunlight Foundation releases Open Data Policy Guidelines version 2.0 | opensource.com

Sunlight Foundation releases Open Data Policy Guidelines version 2.0 | opensource.com | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The Sunlight Foundation recently updated its Open Data Policy Guidelines.
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Interview with the founder of University of the People | opensource.com

Interview with the founder of University of the People | opensource.com | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Shai Reshef talks about what the University of the People is setting out to achieve and how UoPeople is using open education to meet the growing demand for higher education.
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Open Government and Open Data Are Not The Same Thing

Open Government and Open Data Are Not The Same Thing | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Open Government means more than just freeing up data, it means empowering citizens, something that the U.K. seems to have forgotten.
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