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'Research is key to development': PM Narendra Modi tells Queensland University students | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

'Research is key to development': PM Narendra Modi tells Queensland University students | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
'Research is key to development': PM Narendra Modi tells Queensland University students - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane today, left behind a message for students, saying research is...

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MOOCs: Expectations and Reality

Fiona M. Hollands, Ph.D.
Devayani Tirthali, Ed.D.
Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education
Teachers College, Columbia University


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 5, 2014 4:51 PM

A very full report.  Both Opponents and Proponents of MOOCs could cherry pick findings in this extensive (200+ page) report to support their points of view. 

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Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement

Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"A few years ago, I came across some interesting research by cognitive psychologist Ronald T. Kellogg. He claimed that the mark of an expert writer is not years of practice or a hefty vocabulary, but rather an awareness of one’s audience. This made sense to me, and I wondered if it were true in other disciplines as well."


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Joy Power's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:21 AM

Important research on learning for achievement.

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Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:51 PM

Research about how self-awareness can help you tap your learning potential

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Florida Virtual School Research: Free Webinar 9/16/2014

Florida Virtual School Research: Free Webinar 9/16/2014 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Florida Virtual School, the nation’s largest state K-12 virtual school, engages in multiple instructional research partnerships each year.  In this presentation, members of the FLVS leadership team will discuss the process of designing organizational research goals and partnering with external researchers, in addition to sharing the challenges and best practices in managing research partnerships—from research methods/design to data collection and security.  Additionally, a summary of ongoing instructional research projects at FLVS will be offered.  This presentation will appeal to both providers and researchers as an opportunity to learn more about working together in the important process of research partnership.
Presenters: Teresa King Instructional Programs Manager Florida Virtual School   Dr. Jodi Marshall Executive Vice President, Business and School Solutions Florida Virtual School
 
*Note: On the day of the event, you will receive a link to the webinar via email. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 3, 2014 12:56 PM

A research sharing webinar on Virtual k-12.  Free.  9/16


Lots of potential for action research, networking, and gaining a deeper understanding of how virtual education works at the k-12 level. (Also good for a back to school brain buzz!)

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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 17, 2014 11:15 PM

This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 20, 2014 10:16 AM

Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 2014 10:28 AM

Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap?

Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Just 12 minutes of aerobic exercise can boost low-income college students’ academic performance. The effect is large enough to close the achievement gap.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 16, 2014 9:51 PM

In 2012 a study was published that noted there were academic benefits for low-income who had "short bursts of aerobic exercise. This article shares a new study where participants age 17 - 21 were placed in groups (based on income level) and assigned to either the experimental group or the control group. The experimental group jogged for 12 minutes while the control group watched a video on the benefits of exercise. And yes, these students also saw a significant increase in academic performance. For more information click through to the article.

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Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap?

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Richard Byrne: Organize Research With Google Slides - YouTube

From Richard Byrne, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/using-google-slides-to-organize-research.html?m=1  How to use Google Slides to organize your research.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 31, 2014 5:48 PM

Here's a four minute instructional video from the always clever Richard Byrne.   I could see this as a find blended learning activity.  Have your students create their research notes with Google Slides.  Use this video to show them how to do it. 


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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, June 4, 2014 2:42 PM

This is not outstanding, but does a pretty good job of explaining how to use Google Slides in the research process.  It would be good for teachers to view.  I don't think it's polished enough to use with students.

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Richard Byrne: Organize Research With Google Slides - YouTube

From Richard Byrne, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/using-google-slides-to-organize-research.html?m=1  How to use Google Slides to organize your research.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 31, 2014 5:48 PM

Here's a four minute instructional video from the always clever Richard Byrne.   I could see this as a find blended learning activity.  Have your students create their research notes with Google Slides.  Use this video to show them how to do it. 


Flip that classroom folks! 

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, June 4, 2014 2:42 PM

This is not outstanding, but does a pretty good job of explaining how to use Google Slides in the research process.  It would be good for teachers to view.  I don't think it's polished enough to use with students.

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MOOCs and Librarians

MOOCs and Librarians | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
(2013). MOOCs. Public Services Quarterly: Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 46-53. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2013.758982

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Atlas of African agriculture research and development: Revealing agriculture's place in Africa | IFPRI Publication

Atlas of African agriculture research and development: Revealing agriculture's place in Africa | IFPRI Publication | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development is a multifaceted resource that high­lights the ubiquitous nature of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, nature, and performance of agricultural enterprises; and the strong interde­pendencies among farming, natural resource stocks and flows, rural infrastructure, and the well-being of the poor.


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Sometimes corruption makes sense: insights from research into Papua New Guinean understandings of corruption

Sometimes corruption makes sense: insights from research into Papua New Guinean understandings of corruption | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
As discussed in this blog, I recently helped launch a report on Papua New Guinean perceptions of corruption. The report focused on findings from a household study undertaken in 2010/11.

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Research in corruption

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Tess Newton Cain's curator insight, December 8, 2013 4:32 PM

Grant Walton has been doing some really interesting work in PNG to work out exactly what corruption means to people and how that information can be used to enhance anti-corruption activities

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E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government | Library Connect

E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government | Library Connect | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Luanne Freund:

"Academic and public libraries have long played an important role in society by managing, disseminating and preserving government information, making it available to researchers, policy makers and the public. With the shift to “digital government,” in which the government delivers information and services to the public directly through online channels, the role of libraries is changing, leading to new challenges and opportunities. The E-informing the Public research project, carried out at the University of British Columbia in Canada, investigates the shift to digital government and its impact on public access to government information."
- See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/supporting-users-organizations/2013-08/e-informing-public-libraries-and-e-government#sthash.dSDdQpcl.dpuf

 

 


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Digital Government and Access to Government information

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:46 AM

Digital government and its impact on public libraries!

Part of the Library Connect Newsletter, The Social Library.

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Book Review: Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs

Book Review: Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Through the efforts of increasingly media-aware NGOs, people in the west are bombarded with images of poverty and inequality in the developing world. Representations of Poverty is a comprehensive study of the communications and imagery used by international NGOs to represent the developing world. In this meticulously researched and original book, Nandita Dogra examines the full cycle of representation – integrating analyses of the public messages of international development NGOs in the UK with the views of their staff and audiences. Reviewed by Philip Goodwin.


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Massive and growing volume of free research on the Web: 27 million documents and counting

Massive and growing volume of free research on the Web: 27 million documents and counting | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
2014 study from Pennsylvania State University published in PLoS One that uses computer-science techniques to estimate the total amount of research knowledge available on the Web.

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The difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities – it’s an issue of access

Sarah G. Anthony
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia
sarah.anthony@batchelor.edu.au

Michael S. Keating
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia
michael.keating@batchelor.edu.au

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Online learning and new technologies are driving a trend in worldwide education that is not only gaining momentum, it is becoming a juggernaut. While the positives for online learning are clear and are often being touted by Universities and Vocational Education and Training providers as a panacea for educational access, what is not clear is the potential negatives for those who cannot reasonably be expected to engage with online learning. Through a review of current literature and research findings, this paper discusses the difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities who do not have adequate access to online learning technologies. This paper proposes the idea that this seemingly reasonable trend towards increased online learning will in fact be hugely detrimental to this section of Australian society and will see the potential for a widening of the gap in education.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 5, 2014 3:26 PM

Australian point of view on the Digital Divide from a country that is a pioneer in Distance Education.

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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’ | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Tony Bates:


"The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor, Kemi Jona, from Northwestern University, Illinois, as well as the regular editor, Som Naidu.
The six articles in this edition are fascinating, both in terms of their content, but even more so in their diversity. There are also three commentaries, by Jon Baggaley, Gerhard Fischer and myself."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 30, 2014 12:56 PM

Tony Bates is a wise practitioner and one of the true pioneers in online teaching and learning.  This article includes his commentary on the articles published by the Australian journal Distance Education.  


For a research based look at Moocs, with a helping of commentary by highly experiences online teachers and thinkers... this is the place to start. 

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ICT Proposers' Day 2014

ICT Proposers' Day 2014 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The ICT Proposers' day 2014 is a networking event organised by the European Commission to promote European ICT Research and Innovation. The event focuses on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 24, 2014 6:27 AM

The ICT Proposers' day 2014 is a networking event organised by the European Commission to promote European ICT Research and Innovation. The event focuses on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015.


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Surfing the Web in class? Bad idea - MSUToday

Surfing the Web in class? Bad idea - MSUToday | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"Even the smartest college students suffer academically when they use the Internet in class for non-academic purposes, finds new research by Michigan State University scholars ..."

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Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class

Teachers Surveyed on Using Games in Class | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
We have an early look at some of the interesting data coming out of a larger report on teacher attitudes around the use of games in the classroom. The numbers hint at wider use of games in the classroom and indicate teachers see the real benefit of games in helping low-performing students.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:17 PM

Do you think games have a place in your classroom? This newly released data is from a survey of 694 K-8 teachers in the U.S. that the Joan Ganz Cooney Center conducted in 2013 to see how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms.
What are some of the findings?

* 74% of teachers are using games in their classroom

* 55% of students play games at least once a week

* 72% of students access games on a PC or a Mac, and 41% of teachers use a white board to share games

* The two greatest barriers are the time it takes to implement games (45%) and the cost of the games (44%)

This post from Games and Learning provides the current data in both a visual and written form. There is much more to be found on the website. You may also want to check out the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. They have also published an article on this which may be found at http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/2014/06/09/digital-games-in-the-classroom-a-national-surevy/

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Richard Byrne: Organize Research With Google Slides - YouTube

From Richard Byrne, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/02/using-google-slides-to-organize-research.html?m=1  How to use Google Slides to organize your research.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 31, 2014 5:48 PM

Here's a four minute instructional video from the always clever Richard Byrne.   I could see this as a find blended learning activity.  Have your students create their research notes with Google Slides.  Use this video to show them how to do it. 


Flip that classroom folks! 

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, June 4, 2014 2:42 PM

This is not outstanding, but does a pretty good job of explaining how to use Google Slides in the research process.  It would be good for teachers to view.  I don't think it's polished enough to use with students.

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Using Information Expertise to Enhance Massive Open Online Courses

Using Information Expertise to Enhance Massive Open Online Courses | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
(2012). Using Information Expertise to Enhance Massive Open Online Courses. Public Services Quarterly: Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 359-368. doi: 10.1080/15228959.2012.730415

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systerwoody's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:47 PM

#intelligence #nts

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Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology

Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
(2013). Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology. Distance Education: Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 129-136. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2013.770428

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How to Cite Tweets in an Academic Paper | EduWire.com

How to Cite Tweets in an Academic Paper | EduWire.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
EduWire.com curates critical news and trends in the higher education technology arena. It offers insights on Campus Technology, MOOC, Education Technology, Flip Classrooms, Learning Management Systems, Web 2.0, Pedagogy, Lecture Capture, Distance Learning, Whiteboards, Classroom Audio, Classroom Video, Education Apps, Big Data, Streaming, Control Systems, IT, Mobile Learning, and Security.

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How to start an Open Access journal

How to start an Open Access journal | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This post is written by Karina Quinn, a scholarly and creative writer working in queer theory, fictocriticism, and post-structuralist and feminist theories of the body, subjectivity, and self. She ...

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The Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability at the University of British Columbia

The Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability at the University of British Columbia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Located on a dense site next to ‘Sustainability Street’ at the University of British Columbia, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability [CIRS] houses 200 researchers from private, public, and NGO sectors, who work together with the common mission of accelerating sustainability.

The 5,675m2 ‘living lab’ is organized around two four-story wings linked by a central atrium. The atrium serves as a building lobby and entry to a daylit auditorium, and as a social and educational space from which all of the project’s sustainable strategies are visible.

The CIRS building has embraced the ambitious sustainability goals of the Living Building Challenge, including those of net zero water consumption; waste water treatment on site; net zero energy consumption, and construction and operational carbon neutrality...
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