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7 Steps to Do Academic Research Using Digital Technologies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Steps to Do Academic Research Using Digital Technologies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Network science education | Scoop.it

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[PDF] Networked Learning as Experiential Learning

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What kind of educational experiences change lives? As an answer to that question, George Kuh's monograph on high-impact practices has been enormously influential throughout higher education.1 When Kuh published his monograph in 2008, an emphasis on the global economic competitiveness of the United States was framing the value of a college/university degree increasingly in terms of an individual's potential for lifetime earnings as well as the nation's human capital available for research, development, and production. Education was becoming more about careers and "competencies" (a word Kuh himself used, although in a larger sense than others have) and less about inquiry, meaning-making, and a broadly humane view of human capacity. Kuh's essay implicitly recognized that one of the great costs of abandoning these more expansive views of the purpose of higher education was that students might become alienated from their own learning experiences. He was right. Even as "student-centered learning" became the mantra, the increased attention to outcomes and objectives served (and still serves) to enable a narrowing, behaviorist focus on easily measured, easily described outcomes linked to detailed prescriptions, policies, and penalties, all contained within the course contracts (i.e., course syllabi).


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German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too | Network science education | Scoop.it

Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with “The Hidden Life of Trees,” describing trees as social beings that communicate on the “Wood Wide Web.”

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A visual history of human knowledge

A visual history of human knowledge | Network science education | Scoop.it

How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network.

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Network science education | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Connecting the Dots Behind the 2016 Candidates

Connecting the Dots Behind the 2016 Candidates | Network science education | Scoop.it
How the teams behind some likely and announced 2016 candidates are connected to previous campaigns, administrations and organizations.

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20 Big Data Repositories You Should Check Out

20 Big Data Repositories You Should Check Out | Network science education | Scoop.it
This is an interesting listing created by Bernard Marr. I would add the following great sources:

DataScienceCentral selection of big data sets - check out the…

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@bernardmarr This is an interesting #BigDataSets listing created by Bernard Marr. #TeamGenomicsDeerwalkIncUKnewIt: DataScienceCentral selection of big data sets - check out the…

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | #IntelligenceCollective

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Information and Innovation


The key to understanding the positive influence of diversity is the concept of informational diversity. When people are brought together to solve problems in groups, they bring different information, opinions and perspectives. This makes obvious sense when we talk about diversity of disciplinary backgrounds—think again of the interdisciplinary team building a car. The same logic applies to social diversity. People who are different from one another in race, gender and other dimensions bring unique information and experiences to bear on the task at hand. A male and a female engineer might have perspectives as different from one another as an engineer and a physicist—and that is a good thing.

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Network Science: Where Culture Goes To Die

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Beyond “The Pipeline”: Reframing Science’s Diversity Challenge | Voices, Scientific American Blog Network

Beyond “The Pipeline”: Reframing Science’s Diversity Challenge | Voices, Scientific American Blog Network | Network science education | Scoop.it
One of the most commonly used metaphors for describing the solution for growing and diversifying America’s scientific talent pool is the “STEM pipeline.” Major policy reports ...
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OpenSUNY textbook: Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems

OpenSUNY textbook: Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems | Network science education | Scoop.it
RT @BinghamtonCoCo: OpenSUNY textbook: Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems http://t.co/9wtkv95N2f
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Network Theory Reveals The Hidden Link Between Trade And Military Alliances That Leads to Conflict-Free Stability

Network Theory Reveals The Hidden Link Between Trade And Military Alliances That Leads to Conflict-Free Stability | Network science education | Scoop.it
“ The first game-theoretical study of military alliances shows that they cannot alone lead to global stability.”The study of modern history is currently undergoing a revolution. That is largely because historians are beginning to apply the ideas in network theory to the complex interactions that have forged our past. There was a time when historians focused largely on events as the be all and end all of history. But in recent years, there has been a growing understanding that a complex network of links, alliances, trade agreements and so on play a hugely important role in creating an environment in which conflict (or peace) can spread.
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Journey Through the Brain: MIT Neurotech - Scientific American (blog)

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Journey Through the Brain: MIT Neurotech
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Neurons make networks, circuits of cells that communicate local synaptic activity to other parts of the brain.
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Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech | Network science education | Scoop.it
I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As..

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Facebook Aims Its AI at the Game No Computer Can Crack

Facebook Aims Its AI at the Game No Computer Can Crack | Network science education | Scoop.it

Facebook is turning a neural network loose on Go in an effort to simulate human intuition.

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Mathematically Modelling How The Brain Makes Complex Decisions

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Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join.

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Gallery: Gorgeous networks that help us understand the world

Gallery: Gorgeous networks that help us understand the world | Network science education | Scoop.it

Data visualization expert Manuel Lima shares some of his favorite graphics showing how the network is a powerful way to reflect the world.

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Emergence, self-organization and network efficiency in gigantic termite-nest-networks build using simple rules

Termites, like many social insects, build nests of complex architecture. These constructions have been proposed to optimize different structural features. Here we describe the nest network of the termite Nasutitermes ephratae, which is among the largest nest-network reported for termites and show that it optimizes diverse parameters defining the network architecture. The network structure avoids multiple crossing of galleries and minimizes the overlap of foraging territories. Thus, these termites are able to minimize the number of galleries they build, while maximizing the foraging area available at the nest mounds. We present a simple computer algorithm that reproduces the basics characteristics of this termite nest network, showing that simple rules can produce complex architectural designs efficiently.

 

Emergence, self-organization and network efficiency in gigantic termite-nest-networks build using simple rules
Diego Griffon, Carmen Andara, Klaus Jaffe

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Confucius observed that when humans follow a particular, internalized code and logic, the need for the top-down command and control forms of social organization disappear, allowing for much more effective and efficient bottom-up systems of organization to arise.  In other words, laws from on high levels of government should be simple, basic, and in accordance with the present natural laws and conditions of bottom-up organization.  Imagine a border collie moving sheep in a particular direction.  It guides the system by moving them in the general direction that the farmer needs while simply correcting and focusing on those sheep who stray from the flock or begin to pull the flock in undesirable directions.  Each society probably uses different strategies depending upon their own internal logic and "state of propriety".

 

In the United States, it seems that we get extremely focused on the details and what was past rather than consider the general principles behind the laws, which are reflective of our actual values and stable desires as a nation.  We need to refer back to the principles and deeper meaning of the Constitution and not get so hung up about what is or isn't actually written in the Constitution.  It's this intuitive base level of understanding where the logic of our society is and how we are doing that is relative to that common direction we all share as Americans that is more likely to help us.  The details of which sheep are going where is insignificant relative to the big picture of what direction are the sheep as a flock headed and which ones are pulling us in those unhealthy directions.  Sadly, Americans prefer to look at the sheep rather than the flock at their own expense.  That's probably how we got so many highly detailed laws and rules that are contradictory or counter to our base principles and values.  Silly society.  Silly people.

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Interesting

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Storytelling with Data Visualization

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“Does your data tell a story and can you visualize it? We look at the history and thought processes behind data visualization and successful infographics.”
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Anna Vetter's curator insight, May 1, 2015 8:21 AM

L'infographie pour raconter des histoires.

Un article fort clairement documenté sur l'émergence des données visuelles. En prime, quelques conseils utiles pour la conception :

- organiser le plan de l'infographie sur le papier

- identifier l'idée force (comme sujet principal de l'infographie)

- vérifier l'exactitude des informations et la légitimité des sources

- faire aussi beau que possible !

Nikke Blout's curator insight, May 13, 2015 5:16 PM

Content Marketing: the magic of visualizations in helping data tell the story. #contentmarketing #marketing #bigdata #sales #agility

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Infografías que cuenten historias. 

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16. Learning: Support Vector Machines - YouTube

MIT 6.034 Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2010 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-034F10 Instructor: Patrick Winston In this lecture, we explore su...

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Excellent teaching...advanced mathematics rigor into one of the greatest methods in ML

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Can IT-oLogy make today's soccer moms tomorrow's IT moms? - Computerworld

Can IT-oLogy make today's soccer moms tomorrow's IT moms? - Computerworld | Network science education | Scoop.it
A South Carolina-based organization, IT-oLogy, has developed a framework for promoting the growth of Information Technology talent by engaging local businesses, K-12 schools, universities, media and government.
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How information moves between cultures - MIT News

How information moves between cultures - MIT News | Network science education | Scoop.it
Networks that map strength of connections between languages predict global influence of their speakers.
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Data Visualization 101: Bar Charts

Data Visualization 101: Bar Charts | Network science education | Scoop.it

'In our Data Visualization 101 series, we cover each chart type to help you sharpen your data visualization skills.

Bar charts are a highly versatile way to visually communicate data. Decidedly straightforward, they can convey the message behind the numbers with impact and meaningful clarity, making complex data easy to understand at a glance.'


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What Social Networks Can Teach Us about How the Brain Works - Knowledge@Wharton

What Social Networks Can Teach Us about How the Brain Works - Knowledge@Wharton | Network science education | Scoop.it
What Social Networks Can Teach Us about How the Brain Works
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The latest round of fellowship awards by the John D. and Catherine T.
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