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INDONESIA: Universal Periodic Review Submission on the Human Rights Situation in Papua — Asian Human Rights Commission

INDONESIA: Universal Periodic Review Submission on the Human Rights Situation in Papua — Asian Human Rights Commission | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This stakeholders’ report is a joint submission of the above-mentioned organizations.
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Kenya freezes Sh300m for axed NGOs

Kenya freezes Sh300m for axed NGOs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Government has already frozen Sh300 million belonging to 525 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which it deregistered on Tuesday.
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Digital Currencies and Financial Inclusion: Revisiting Risks

Digital Currencies and Financial Inclusion: Revisiting Risks | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In early 2014, CGAP published a brief, Bitcoin versus Electronic Money, which concluded: “The current realities of Bitcoin mean it is still a long way off from reaching the unbanked.” It seemed that digital currencies such as Bitcoin were primarily...
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Education in the Digital Era: opening a discussion on quality

Education in the Digital Era: opening a discussion on quality | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

New technologies have made massive changes in our way of life, including in education. Within the education field, the effects of technology touch almost every area of practice, including curricula, pedagogy, and assessment. What's more, it is changing the needs and expectations of learners. The traditional modes of teaching are not adequate to meet the needs of today's students in terms of the competencies and skills that they will need for the future. 

 

The new normal of education is based on lifelong learning, open learning, and the use of open educational resources. Courses are expected to be participatory, collaborative, and supportive of distributed intelligences. In this new state of normal, new education providers are emerging that can provide new solutions for the needs of learners in the digital era. 

 

Questions of Quality

 In the framework of new modes of teaching and learning from new providers, one of the big questions is that of quality. Some of the questions that we wish to address at the conference and in the pre-conference dialogue include:

 

· How can we identify and assess high-quality new content when it is developing and changing so rapidly?

· Which tools and which online learning environments best support quality of learning? 

· How can we be sure about the quality of the teaching approach or about the teacher's qualification and assessment?

· How can we develop a quality assurance mechanism that could ensure quality at all levels in formal, informal and non        formal education?

· Does EU need to provide some specific quality standards/guidelines in order to have a common understanding of what is good quality in Education?

· What is the current state of Quality in Education in Europe?

· Is there a European policy regarding Quality in Education?

 

Quality Assurance in Europe

 

In the current European quality assurance landscape, the European Parliament and Council has adopted a resolution promoting the uses of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance  (ESG). The ESG is implemented in member states through independent quality assurance agencies that are registered with the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) for higher education.

 

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)  is an umbrella organisation which represents quality assurance organisations from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) member states. ENQA promotes European co-operation in the field of quality assurance in higher education and disseminates information and expertise among its members and towards stakeholders in order to develop and share good practice and to foster the European dimension of quality assurance.

 

EQAVET is a community of practice bringing together Member States, Social Partners and the European Commission to promote quality assurance in vocational education and training. Two more important initiatives connected to quality in e-Learning and to Open Education are The European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL) and Open Educational Quality (OPAL). 

 

Join the discussion

 

There are numerous ways to join the debate. Your thoughts, opinions, and questions are welcome:

· On this website, visit the conference page

· On Facebook, join the group

· On Twitter, use the hashtags #EdDigEra_quality, #EdDigEra or #OpenEdu


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"The EC and the Italian Presidency of the EU are hosting a high level conference on Education in the Digital Era on December 11th. The pre-conference dialog has already begun on various online platforms and you are all welcome to participate. The main topic of discussion is quality and relevance in learning."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 6, 12:04 PM

The pace of change is such that eloquent questions which have no presupposed answers are essential to getting to the heart of learning and how to use the tools, old and new.

 

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, December 7, 7:24 PM

Very interesting

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Zimbabwe's sacked vice president not allowed to find new job: report - Times LIVE

Zimbabwe's sacked vice president not allowed to find new job: report - Times LIVE | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe's just-sacked vice president Joice Mujuru will not be allowed to find any other job, state media reported Tuesday.
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Let’s Give Mnangagwa, Mphoko A Chance Please

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Let’s Give Mnangagwa, Mphoko A Chance Please | ZimEye http://t.co/7X1lIAwnNY via @ZimEye
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Chinamasa risks Zanu PF backlash

Chinamasa risks Zanu PF backlash | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Government wage bill out of control ...FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa has said government will carry out “a productivity audit in the civil service to see if the right people are in the right places” as he battles to control the administration’s...
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Southern African Peace and Security Blog: Zimbabwe: ZANU PF Congress 2014

Southern African Peace and Security Blog: Zimbabwe: ZANU PF Congress 2014 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The zimbabwe Zanu PF congress, an analysis #Southern African Peace and Security Blog: Zimbabwe: ZANU PF Congress 2014 http://t.co/XSb2bjjDIl
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Zambia: Ministers Demand Guy Scott's Resignation

Zambia: Ministers Demand Guy Scott's Resignation | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
More than half of the members of Cabinet known as ministers - the top most body charged with the responsibility of government operations - have asked Acting President Guy Scott to quit his position because his continue stay at the helm of the country was threatening the peace and stability of Zambia.

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An ‘LRA for Everyone?’ Constructing knowledge of rebel groups | The Washington Post

An ‘LRA for Everyone?’ Constructing knowledge of rebel groups | The Washington Post | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A new article published by myself and Théophile Costeur in African Affairs, “A Lord’s Resistance Army for everyone,” analyses the factors explaining these reactions and how various actors frame the LRA differently. Concretely, it argues how the extent of the LRA threat was not an objective condition, but something that could be manipulated depending on the interpretation given to the limited available data and the interests influencing these interpretations.

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Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff

Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
More than half of university staff say recent policy changes have caused an increase in bullying – and that institutions aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue

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Food Security Series Explores Ways to Combat Food Vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa (Research Brief No.25-28 - December 2014)

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Food Security Series Explores Ways to Combat Food Vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new series published by CCAPS and UT's Innovations for Peace and Development program explores food security vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Who Lost Congo? - Foreign Affairs

Who Lost Congo? - Foreign Affairs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
FROM COLONY TO CHAOS Stephen Weissman should be congratulated for his excellent research on the CIA’s involvement in Congo’s internal politics immediately after inde­pendence (“What Really Happened in Congo,” July/August 2014).
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What chance of peace in South Sudan?

What chance of peace in South Sudan? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
One year after the conflict in South Sudan began, there is no sign of a resolution, while civilians are paying a heavy price, says South Sudan analyst James Copnall.

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US-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers, energy and travel firms - Watertown Daily Times

US-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers, energy and travel firms - Watertown Daily Times | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana.
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New Asian oil product flows drive up derivatives trading - Reuters

* Derivatives link to physical trading gets stronger* As U.S. oil output rises, Asia expands refining capacity* Asian subsidy cuts also trigger rising volumesBy Jessica JaganathanSINGAPORE, Dec 17
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'Mphoko heeds Dabengwa advice to shut up' - NewsDay

'Mphoko heeds Dabengwa advice to shut up' - NewsDay | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
VICE-PRESIDENT Phelekezela Mphoko was told to “shut up” about his struggle role by Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa and he seems to have just done that
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The Most Amazing Science Images Of 2014 - io9

The Most Amazing Science Images Of 2014 - io9 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
How better to kick off io9's Year In Review than with fifty of our favorite photos and videos from 2014?
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MDC blocks high army budget allocation; branded national security threat

MDC blocks high army budget allocation; branded national security threat | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
There was fracas in Parliament on Thursday after ruling Zanu PF legislators branded the opposition a national security threat for objecting to the defense budget.

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Mnangagwa camp fights over spoils - Nehanda Radio

Mnangagwa camp fights over spoils - Nehanda Radio | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
HARARE - With former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her allies now brutally shunted out of the way, supporters of new VP Emmerson Mnangagwa are now turning on each other viciously as the mindless bloodletting within Zanu PF refuses to go away.
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AT HOME AND ABROAD: Behind Zimbabwe's chaos lies glimmer of a new dawn - BDlive

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Behind Zimbabwe's chaos lies glimmer of a new dawn - BDlive | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Behind all this apparent confusion … Zimbabwe may be in the process of remaking itself. Of transforming, writes Allister Sparks
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Six technologies that will change PCs in 2015

Six technologies that will change PCs in 2015 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"Laptops and desktops will be interactive, get 3D depth-sensing cameras and be wire-free ..."

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The barbaric capture of baby elephants for zoos in China shocks the world

The barbaric capture of baby elephants for zoos in China shocks the world | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Paula Kahumbu: Are there no limits to the cruelty that humans are prepared to inflict on their fellow creatures in the natural world? When there is money to be made, apparently not.
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Improved human rights observation, for fast tracking Rwanda’s economic

Improved human rights observation, for fast tracking Rwanda’s economic | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Over 200 youth and youth representatives convened to discuss and debate on the case of human rights in Rwanda. The discussions clearly at moments got heated, but in all cases, they were educative and informative.
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Mugabe leaves new VP in charge as he goes on holiday

Mugabe leaves new VP in charge as he goes on holiday | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has left newly installed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge as he began his annual holiday.

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OPINION: Give Peace a Chance – Run with Youth - Inter Press Service

OPINION: Give Peace a Chance – Run with Youth - Inter Press Service | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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The well of pain runs deep in many parts of Africa, and yet it is young people who offer the best chance for true conflict resolution, and lasting peace.
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