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Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing

One reason for lecturers not responding to their everyday experience is, I believe, their ignorance of alternatives. If you can't imagine what else you might do than lecture, then it hardly matters what your everyday experience is telling you. Lecturing is taken for granted. Courses are designed around lecture topics. Knowledge is packaged in our heads in one-hour-lecture-sized chunks. Why is this?


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Leona Ungerer's curator insight, July 27, 12:57 AM

Wonder what more recent literature would suggest (on lecturing as a teaching tool).

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 27, 4:42 AM

All educators should read this! Great in thinking about presenting any info.Makes me think of all school faculty meetings and how we could do it differently!

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, Today, 2:20 AM

Not about mobile learning, but even when we start to design an online course we tend to think in terms of lecture-type input first, even though the input may be some kind of online reading material, or (quite commonly) a video of a lecture. The ideas here are pertinent, therefore, in the preparation for syllabus design both for face to face and online.

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Amidst all the arguments about “flipped classrooms” and “hybrid learning,” however, few people have actually analyzed what makes MOOCs work (or fail): the content. Online learners spend most of their time watching videos — but are the videos any good?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 12:58 AM

No huge surprises here, but worth a quick read if you are designing online materials.

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.


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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, Today, 1:28 AM

Δημιουργείτε με ή χρησιμοποείτε το Moodle; Διαβάστε ένα πολύ ενδιαφέρον άρθρο στα Αγγλικά.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, Today, 2:16 AM

Nik gives some very useful insights and some practical ideas for developing online materials. He has a focus on Moodle, but the ideas relate to any online learning platform.

Donna Farren's curator insight, Today, 5:16 AM

Nik makes some great points about Moodle - or really putting any content online - there has to be instructional design training, online teaching training or blended teaching training and how to select content for online delivery.  technical training alone is not enough.

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Report highlights pubs’ role in creating economic development and social wellbeing in rural Ireland

Pubs are awesome!Report highlights pubs’ role in creating economic development and social wellbeing in rural Ireland: http://t.co/8Oc96fFwEU
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The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum Comes to a Close - AllAfrica.com

The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum Comes to a Close - AllAfrica.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum Comes to a Close AllAfrica.com The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum came to an end today with NGOs and civil society groups tabling their different recommendations for the 'SADC We Want.' These recommendations are...
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SADC Condemns Israeli Massacres - AllAfrica.com

SADC Condemns Israeli Massacres - AllAfrica.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
SADC Condemns Israeli Massacres AllAfrica.com The SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation (MCO) meeting held in Swakopmund last week strongly condemned the recent disproportionate attacks against...
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SADC Ministers Agree On Gender, Women Economic Empowerment - AllAfrica.com

SADC Ministers Agree On Gender, Women Economic Empowerment AllAfrica.com THE Southern African D e v e l o p m e n t Community (SADC) ministers responsible for gender and women's affairs concluded their meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi on Friday and...
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Teaching conflict tansformation to youth - preparing the world’s future leaders - TransConflict

Teaching conflict tansformation to youth - preparing the world’s future leaders - TransConflict | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
While incorporating conflict resolution concepts into education is blossoming, now is the perfect time to extend this type of education to all corners of the world,

 

Heidi Green teaches Global Studies Through Conflict Resolution at Assets High School. She also facilitates seminars for students in the Intercultural Peace-building program at Brigham Young University Hawaii. She will soon begin an MA in Global Diplomacy through CISD – SOAS, University of London. She recently presented a TED talk on teaching Empathy and Conflict Resolution at TEDxHonoluluEd.


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santina kerslake's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:15 AM

Our communities would be a better place - by extension our workplace!

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Timing of cyber conflict

Timing of cyber conflict | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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The world’s economy and international security have come to depend upon a secure Internet. International rivalries and conflicts have already provided challenges to Internet security in the form of espionage, sabotage, and denial of service. New vulnerabilities in computer systems are constantly being discovered. When an individual, group, or nation has access to means of exploiting such vulnerabilities in a rival’s computer systems, it faces a decision of whether to exploit its capacity immediately or wait for a more propitious time. This paper introduces a simple mathematical model applied to four case studies to promote the understanding of the new domain of cyber conflict.

Abstract

Nations are accumulating cyber resources in the form of stockpiles of zero-day exploits as well as other novel methods of engaging in future cyber conflict against selected targets. This paper analyzes the optimal timing for the use of such cyber resources. A simple mathematical model is offered to clarify how the timing of such a choice can depend on the stakes involved in the present situation, as well as the characteristics of the resource for exploitation. The model deals with the question of when the resource should be used given that its use today may well prevent it from being available for use later. The analysis provides concepts, theory, applications, and distinctions to promote the understanding strategy aspects of cyber conflict. Case studies include the Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear program, the Iranian cyber attack on the energy firm Saudi Aramco, the persistent cyber espionage carried out by the Chinese military, and an analogous case of economic coercion by China in a dispute with Japan. The effects of the rapidly expanding market for zero-day exploits are also analyzed. The goal of the paper is to promote the understanding of this domain of cyber conflict to mitigate the harm it can do, and harness the capabilities it can provide.


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Takura Zhangazha: Role of the media in Social Movement Building, Promoting Accountability and Community Development – a regional perspective

Takura Zhangazha: Role of the media in Social Movement Building, Promoting Accountability and Community Development – a regional perspective | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
RT @TakuraZhangazha: Role of the media in Social Movement Building in SADC http://t.co/eKIlq7w0o5
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25 Online Fundraising and e-Newsletter Best Practices for NGOs - GlobalNGO.org

25 Online Fundraising and e-Newsletter Best Practices for NGOs - GlobalNGO.org | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This webinar covers 25 online fundraising and e-newsletter best practices most of which are at an intermediate to advanced level.
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Somalia Food Shortages Worsened by NGO Policy and Anti-Terrorism Laws

Somalia Food Shortages Worsened by NGO Policy and Anti-Terrorism Laws | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
It created an #AidReliant population; many still live on #HandOuts even though they were never affected by #Famine By Mohamed Mubarak As the UN warns of an impending famine in Somalia, it is import...
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5 tech tips to accelerate social change

5 tech tips to accelerate social change | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The CEO of Swedish creative Deportivo showcases some digital marketing campaigns that stand out from the crowd (Check out these 5 innovative, cost effective digital #marketing tips to accelerate social change http://t.co/QMnqpGtcFl...
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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

How To Become A Better Online Researcher | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

We’re sort of led to believe that the ‘best’ search results are the ones on the first page. Companies pay tons of money to be featured on the top of the search results for this reason! Don’t be fooled – it is worth the time you spend sifting through the search results.

 


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, July 30, 3:02 AM

Good basics - thanks!

Training in Business's curator insight, July 30, 3:19 AM

How To Become A Better Online Researcher

Bernard Rentier's curator insight, July 30, 1:15 PM

A very wise advice. And some good tips.

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The power of digital student portfolios

The power of digital student portfolios | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

With the spreading use of computers and mobile technology in schools, going digital with student portfolios has become more popular. Simply put, digital portfolios are online collections of student work. They allow us to archive, curate and analyze samples of student learning from both the past and the present and keep that data — literally — at the tip of our finger.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 3:15 AM

Some good tips and advice on a really useful topic.

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Who is going to pay for international development?

Who is going to pay for international development? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Jonathan Glennie: The world does not need another list of financial problems and solutions. It needs a list of priorities (RT @ColleeninLondon: Who is going to pay for international development?
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Report on the 2014 Economic Financial Plans of Autonomous Communities

The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) was founded with the mission of overseeing strict compliance of the budget stability and financial …
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Moyo to lead MDC Renewal SADC push - New Zimbabwe.com

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FORMER State Enterprises Minister, Gorden Moyo, will lead the MDC Renewal Team's delegation to the upcoming SADC summit to be hosted in Zimbabwe.
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Mugabe SADC chairmanship toxic for region, group - New Zimbabwe.com

Mugabe SADC chairmanship toxic for region, group New Zimbabwe.com THE Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has warned that SADC risks exporting into the region Zimbabwe's economic and socio-political problems if President Robert Mugabe takes over as...
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University for Development Studies - Announcements

University for Development Studies Official WebSite (2014/2015 Academic Year Undergraduate Admission List University For Development Studies http://t.co/pIkB7gCvJK)...
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Johan Galtung on the era of accelerated history and a multipolar world order » Blog | Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Johan Galtung on the era of accelerated history and a multipolar world order » Blog | Campaign for a UN Parliamentary Assembly | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Today we are talking to Professor Johan Galtung, a Norwegian sociologist, mathematician and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. He founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo in 1959, serving as its director until 1970, and established the Journal of Peace Research in 1964. In 1969 he was appointed to the world’s first chair in peace and conflict studies at the University of Oslo. He resigned his professorship in 1977 and has since held professorships at several other universities; since 1993 he has been Distinguished Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Hawaii.


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What Nelson Mandela said about Israel and the Palestinians

What Nelson Mandela said about Israel and the Palestinians | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In 2001, Nelson Mandela wrote to the US columnist Thomas Friedman an open letter about the state of Israel, which he believed was racist and (According to Nelson Mandel, Israel is an Apartheid state.
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UNDP Workshop Toolkit

UNDP Workshop Toolkit | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is targeting new ways and platforms of engaging citizens. This toolkit contains guidelines, context and background information to implement the process of design thinking further within the UNDP.
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EBOLA VIRUS: Lagos government isolates 59

EBOLA VIRUS: Lagos government isolates 59 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
At least 59 people who had contact with the late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian citizen that died of Ebola virus in Lagos last week have been quarantined by the state government.The state Commission (RT @NigeriaNewsdesk: [TODAY] EBOLA VIRUS: Lagos government...
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European Union injects US$13.6mn into food research in Kenya

European Union injects US$13.6mn into food research in Kenya | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The European Union will spend US$13.6mn into research on the indigenous crops and livestock in the arid and semi-arid areas of Baringo county to boost food production in Kenya (RT @AfricanFarming: European Union injects US$13.6mn into #food research...
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