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Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses

Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

International university rankings affect public policy and the choices of students and their families. Rightly or wrongly, they are perceived as a measure of quality and so create intense competition between universities all over the world. But are they doing more harm than good?  

A new UNESCO publication, Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses, debates the pros and cons of classifying universities. It brings together the people behind university rankings and their critics to debate the uses and misuses of existing rankings. Featuring voices from five continents, the publication aims to help the ultimate readers of rankings and league tables – be they students, parents, governments or institutional leaders – become better, and more discerning users of these tools. It provides a comprehensive overview of current thinking on the subject, and sets out alternative approaches and complementary tools for a new era of transparent and informed use of higher education ranking tables. 

full text http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002207/220789e.pdf


Via Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris
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"....Of the world’s 17,000+ universities, only 1% are the focus of the “world university rankings” published by three of the most prominent “ranking houses”. Although varied in many respects, the top 200 ranked schools tend to be older (200+ years) establishments, focusing mostly on scientific research, with around 25,000 students and 2,500 faculty; and annual budgets exceeding 2 billion USD.

 

Rankings should evolve to give information that is more pertinent to the needs of universities, students and policy-makers, matches local contexts and contributes to the growth of world-class higher education systems, rather than a limited number of world-class institutions".....

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Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:04 AM

That is an excellent publication authored by Marope, Wells and Hazelkorn who are key researchers on the topic of rankings. Highly suggested as essential reading.

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Grabit uses electroadhesion for good grip on objects

Grabit uses electroadhesion for good grip on objects | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Grabit is a company that focuses on the use of electroadhesion for robotic pickup; they may have the key for better times in manufacturing, showing through videos how their product can improve productivity in manufacturing and logistics sectors. Electroadhesion is a technology that applies to robotic ...
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Everything you need to know about the changes coming to Facebook

Everything you need to know about the changes coming to Facebook | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Facebook announced a whole collection of new features coming to the social network.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, March 26, 11:44 AM

Facebook announced a series of features and updates at its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, and while the news is mostly targeted for developers and app designers right now, it could eventually mean big things for Facebook users.

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7 habilidades que en el futuro te darán trabajo

7 habilidades que en el futuro te darán trabajo | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
El futuro se renueva, por lo que, no podés quedarte estancado, refrescá tus habilidades. En esta nota te mostraremos cómo el pensamiento crítico o la inteligencia emocional van a ser habilidades que te pueden garantizar un trabajo dentro de 5 años.
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Up Next: The Harvard Center for Gastrophysics?

Up Next: The Harvard Center for Gastrophysics? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"FERRAN ADRIÀ DIDN’T EVEN NEED to demonstrate anything to get oohsand ahhs from his audience. During the world-renowned Catalan chef’s speech in a Harvard lecture hall last week, videos of his playful, experimental cooking techniques sufficed." 

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"Ferran Adrià. Auditando el proceso creativo" - YouTube

Del  29 de octubre 2014 al 01 de marzo del 2015 la Fundación Telefónica presentó la nueva exposición de Ferran Adriá, un proyecto que invita a reflexionar sobre creatividad partiendo del innovador trabajo que desarrolló elBulli. .

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Esta exposición se presentará a mediados de este año en el Perú. Muestra el trabajo más reciente en el que está envuelto este extraordinario cocinero, considerado por académicos del MIT y de la Universidad de Harvard como uno de los innovadores más importantes de nuestro tiempo. Hace una semana tuvimos la oportunidad de conversar con él y que nos contara acerca de su trabajo en elBulliLab, de la decodificación del genoma de la gastronomía con objeto de formalizar la ciencia y la tecnología que está detrás de ella y sobre la metodología que él ha desarrollado y denominado “sapiens” a través de la cual puede investigar cualquier disciplina y conocer a profundidad sus procesos para luego desarrollar el proceso creativo y de innovación. 

 


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Thomson Reuters | Top 100 Global Innovators

Thomson Reuters | Top 100 Global Innovators | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
This proprietary program recognizes the 100 most innovative companies in the world, according to a series of patent-related metrics that gets to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative.
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Flip your meetings

Flip your meetings | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Senior executives spend more.
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How chemistry affects the evolution of life

How chemistry affects the evolution of life | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
In this fascinating video, Professor Ros Rickaby from Oxford chats with Professor Simon Conway-Morris at Cambridge about how Earth’s changing chemistry has affected evolution, and how this can sometimes lead to evolutionary convergence A feature of...
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NASA anuncia cuatro días de completa oscuridad

NASA anuncia cuatro días de completa oscuridad | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Luego de conocerse el anuncio de la NASA donde se pronostica tres días sin sol, los rumores y predicciones fatales han surgido, pero ¿Cuál es la verdad del acontecimiento? Se trata de un fenómeno natural reconocido por la NASA. ¿Estamos preparados para vivir en tinieblas durante tres días? Faltan menos de seis meses para que el interesante fenómeno se presente.
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Chile energía solar para cargar tu celular y ciudades inteligentes

Chile energía solar para cargar tu celular y ciudades inteligentes | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Chile nunca deja de sorprendernos con pequeños y grandes adelantos tecnológicos recientemente se dio a conocer el sistema Inti Raymi (“Fiesta del sol”, en quechua) un proyecto creado por el programa Delta de la Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) y la empresa EcoCrea, que busca instalar una paneles solares en distintos puntos de Antofagasta para que los ciudadanos puedan cargar -de manera gratuita y en base a energía limpia- las baterías de sus celulares. Este servicio fue financiado por el proyecto AntofaEmprende de Fundación Minera Escondida.
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How 3D Printing is Changing the Game of Designer Jewelry

How 3D Printing is Changing the Game of Designer Jewelry | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
By Julian Leitloff
3D printing has been around for more than 30 years already and sparked excitement among the public and futurists alike.
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Rapide 3D's Next Generation 3D Printers

Rapide 3D's Next Generation 3D Printers | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
After the Rapide One and it s work on the Rapide S food printer, Rapide 3D is launching a desktop 3D printer capable of making 40-cm tall objects.
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¿Cuánto gana una mujer peruana con educación superior?

¿Cuánto gana una mujer peruana con educación superior? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Los datos que arrojó INEI sobre el salario de las mujeres podrían motivarlas a seguir creciendo laboralmente.
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"DroneKit", an API For Building Drone Apps

"DroneKit", an API For Building Drone Apps | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
3D Robotics, the largest U.S.-based drone manufacturer, today announced the launch of DroneKit, its open-source API for writing drone apps. Because 3D Robotics has always taken a platform approach, DroneKit will work with any drone that uses its APM autopilot (and while there are quite a few of those on the market, though this won’t work with any of the popular DJI drones, for example). Developers can write web-based drone apps with this new API, as well as mobile apps and apps that run right on the drone itself (written in Python).
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Facebook To Support Spherical Video In News Feed And Oculus

Facebook To Support Spherical Video In News Feed And Oculus | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
 Facebook is going to support spherical video in News Feed, and in the Oculus hardware it creates through Oculus VR. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature today at F8, the company’s annual developer conference.
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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

Via Dr Peter Carey, Miloš Bajčetić, Baiba Svenca
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Not so much a 'Quick Guide' as an in depth guide, really! Looks of detailed explanation and screenshots giving a solid overview of a whole host of tools. Much more useful than a list as you can read and look and get a clear idea of what the tool is and how it might be used.

Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, Today, 9:43 AM

This is a one stop shop for sure

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"Comer Conocimiento". El proceso creativo de Ferran Adriá

El documental completo sobre la obra de Ferran Adrià que se emitió en Paramount Channel el 19 de febrero de 2015. Esta experiencia gastronómica se rodó en el Espacio Fundación Telefónica, en la exposición Ferran Adrià. Auditando el proceso creativo.
Carlos Fosca's insight:

Este video es de visión obligatoria para poder entender la enorme capacidad creativa e innovadora de Ferran Adriá, una persona que nunca pisó una universidad y que sin embargo ya ha sido reconocido como doctor "honoris causa" en varias. Su genialidad trasciende el campo gastronómico y ahora viaja por el mundo tratando de explicar en que consiste realmente el proceso creativo.

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Lessons In Innovation From Six Of The World's Most Creative Thinkers

Lessons In Innovation From Six Of The World's Most Creative Thinkers | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
From Maya Angelou to Jeff Bezos, wisdom from leaders who've done it best.
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The 12 Greatest Innovators of All Time

The 12 Greatest Innovators of All Time | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"Innovators end up becoming obsessed with taking the world from as it is to as it should be. They become obsessed with making the world better. Many innovators in the for-profit sector focus incessantly on bringing value to market. Others focus incessantly on the core research needed to push the human race forward. Regardless of the sectors we play in, we are all relentlessly focused on solving problems and creating a better world than the one that exists today.

Here’s a list of the greatest innovators of all time, followed by some of the greatest innovators of the last 30 years and the best up and coming Gen Y innovators."

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Face to Face with FabLab BCN, Europe’s Open Forge of Ideas

Face to Face with FabLab BCN, Europe’s Open Forge of Ideas | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
By Davide Sher
On 3DPI, we cover FabLabs and FabLab culture as just one of the many faces of the 3D printing industry, just as, in FabLabs themselves, 3D printing is just one of many tools for personal and digital fabrication.
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Rethink Robotics, Home Of Baxter, Brings A New Robot Arm To The Party

 Remember Baxter, the robotic arm with a smiling face that you can teach to do simple, repeatable tasks? Well he has a little brother!
Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer is a smaller, lighter Baxter with a higher-precision hand.
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Perú es la quinta economía con mayor nivel de emprendimiento en el mundo, según GEM

Perú es la quinta economía con mayor nivel de emprendimiento en el mundo, según GEM | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
El Perú es la quinta economía con mayor nivel de emprendimiento a nivel mundial y el segundo en importancia en la región, según el reporte de Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM ) 2014, lo que refleja una alternativa para combatir la pobreza,...
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Computers will start listening to us non-stop…like the Star Trek computer

Computers will start listening to us non-stop…like the Star Trek computer | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"For decades science fiction movies have been imagining the future as one where humans talk to machines just as naturally as they speak to family and friends. In reality, however, using voice to interact with machines has been maddeningly frustrating, with Siri often mistaking “open up my email” for “look up some kale,” for example. This is changing. Increasingly the experience of speaking to your mobile device elicits genuine surprise when Siri or Google Now understands your request and seamlessly executes your request. Put simply, voice recognition in machines is getting very good and is going to get so good that it will completely change the way humans interact with their computing devices. The next few years in voice and speech recognition are going to be exciting. Here are some things to look forward to."

 

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Z-Unlimited 3d Print: height is not more a problem

Z-Unlimited 3d Print: height is not more a problem | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Dutch inventor Joris van Tubergen developed a simple, elegant solution for extending the Z-axis an Ultimaker 3D printer called the Z-Unlimited.
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3D Printable Mini-Farm

3D Printable Mini-Farm | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
FoodRising.org Inventor Mike Adams has developed a 3D printable mini-farm that allows home growers to enjoy a fully open-source food production system
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