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SADC discusses Lesotho's attempted coup - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

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German Broadcaster Is Urged to Speak for Press Freedom in China

German Broadcaster Is Urged to Speak for Press Freedom in China | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In an open letter, Su Yutong, a Chinese journalist who was fired from a German public broadcaster last month after a debate over the Tiananmen Square massacre, called on the broadcaster’s director general to speak out for press freedom while in...
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After US-Africa Summit: What lessons for Eritrea? - Geeska Afrika

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After US-Africa Summit: What lessons for Eritrea?
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Keeping aside its inconsistencies, the US saw no purpose in inviting Isaias who is widely seen as Africa's worst violator of fundamental human and democratic rights.
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Internet Governance Forum Topics Include Human Rights, Network Neutrality ... - Forbes

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Duncan Fletcher's heroics and Zimbabwe's first win over Australia - Cricket Country

Duncan Fletcher's heroics and Zimbabwe's first win over Australia - Cricket Country | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Before gaining independence in 1980, Zimbabwe existed as Rhodesia, and it was in that guise they participated in the gruelling South African Currie Cup.
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Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education

Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

What Mueller and Oppenheimer discovered in their experiments is that laptop use correlates strongly with taking verbatim notes, and, as was already known, verbatim note-taking is well-known to be less effective than note-taking that synthesizes and summarizes content.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 2014 8:10 AM

Still not sure I agree with these conclusions.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:58 AM

Interesting research - but we need to be careful about the conclusions that are drawn from it.  Most important, in my view, is the point that while we do need to learn how to operate digital tools, we cannot assume that we should stop there - we also need to learn how and where they fit to support or facilitate learning.  This article shows that information literacy is just as important as digital literacy - librarians have ALWAYS known this - and we need to pay attention to this point!

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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

So what defines deeper learning? This group has identified six competencies: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 2014 9:55 AM

Some good points here. Not so sure about the academic mindset though.


Training in Business's curator insight, August 27, 2014 5:04 AM

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, August 26, 2014 8:17 PM

It's happening faster than a lot of people realize. Interested in seeing "results" in student learning growth between the "have and have not" countries. Hopefully the gap will close.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 2014 12:21 PM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 2014 7:46 AM

Μία αρκετά τεχνολογική προσέγγιση που αξίζει να διαβαστεί

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8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments

8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Giving Assessments | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Research shows that when students help develop questions for an assessment, and have a deeper understanding of what they are expected to learn before they take the assessment, they take a greater responsibility of their own learning.



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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 2014 5:25 AM

Some interesting insights into assessment.


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Fab Labs Around The World

Fab Labs Around The World | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:35 PM

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FabLab


Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 2, 2014 1:32 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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Robin Good's curator insight, July 21, 2014 9:23 AM



Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








Les Howard's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:20 AM

Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

Sharise Cunningham's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:48 AM

I hate to be a parrot head, but I agree with  Robin's insight that this is a neat example of how skilled curation of existing content can provide useful info AND be sustainable too. It also saves YOU time and resources as well.

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Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress

Scoop.it Introduces New Layout Templates, Full Topic Embeds and Direct White-Label Publishing to WordPress | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

 

 

Scoop.it, the content discovery, curation, distribution and publishing platform has recently added some very significant improvements to its offering, that make it service even more interesting for any kind of online publisher, company or agency looking forward to find, vet and curate the best content available online on a specific topic.

 

The first and long-awaited new feature is the availability of multiple layout templates that Scoop.it publishers can now utilize and which can be swtiched to instantly.

 

The second one is full embedding of curated topics onto any web page to make it easiest for any publisher to rapidly integrate and display scoop.it content directly on their sites.

 

The third and most powerful new addition is the availability of a new white label direct publishing feature for WordPress-based publishers.

 

Although I have not had the opportunity to test this new feature, which is available only through a new Marketers subscription plan, it surely looks as the perfect fit for all those publishers who wanted to use Scoop.it more as a backend for producing curated content for their site than as a final publishing destination.

 

With these new additions Scoop.it consolidates itself as feature-rich, reliable and affordable content curation system that can satisfy many different types of needs: from education, to content marketing, news publishing and community building.

 

 

Find out more: http://blog.scoop.it/2014/07/23/introducing-templates-embedded-topics-and-website-integration-through-scoop-it/

 

 

 

 


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, September 5, 2014 4:17 PM

Nice to see SI moving along.  I haven't read this and I wonder if it's the news I read a few weeks ago.  At any rate I think SI is getting a bit ahead in the race between them and RebelMouse.  

 

I've had an issue in the UI with RM for almost 2 months and they don't seem inclined to do anything about it....but SI has always worked fine.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:25 PM

 

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Five Reasons Why Youth Should Choose Agriculture

Five Reasons Why Youth Should Choose Agriculture | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
What type of career do you aspire to have? Do you want to be an artist, a business person, or a policymaker?   Or, have you ever wanted to become a farmer? I would not be surprised if you said no.
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WWII 75th Anniversary: Germany Invades Poland, Launches Bloodiest War in ... - Breitbart News

WWII 75th Anniversary: Germany Invades Poland, Launches Bloodiest War in ... - Breitbart News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments - Daily News Egypt

Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments - Daily News Egypt | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Intra-Africa trade: Going beyond political commitments Daily News Egypt Even with the current gains Africa is making in upgrading regional infrastructure, Ibrahim Mayaki, the head of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the African...
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IP research paper reveals the importance of trade secrets - International Chamber of Commerce

IP research paper reveals the importance of trade secrets - International Chamber of Commerce | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
IP research paper reveals the importance of trade secrets International Chamber of Commerce The latest paper, prepared by external researchers Jennifer Brant and Sebastian Lohse, aims to inform policymakers about shortcomings in existing frameworks...
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Why are employers increasingly asking job applicants to complete case studies? - Marketing magazine Australia (blog)

Why are employers increasingly asking job applicants to complete case studies? - Marketing magazine Australia (blog) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Why are employers increasingly asking job applicants to complete case studies?
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You're correct in noticing the increasing frequency of case studies used in the recruitment process.
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Information Warfare: China Versus God - Strategy Page

Information Warfare: China Versus God - Strategy Page | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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September 1, 2014: In China the government is now taking on Christianity, treating some practitioners as potentially dangerous to the state.
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5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader

5 Tips To Be A More Engaged Online Reader | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The idea of speed reading has been around for decades, but there's been an explosion of speed-reading apps lately that promise to get you reading up to 400, 600, even 1,000 words per minute. But is it worth it? Are you really doing yourself a favor by blasting through e-mails at top speed? 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:57 AM

Nice article with some good tools to help slow down and make your reading more engaging.

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 18, 2014 4:42 AM
Why Speed Reading Is Problematic

 

By using an RSVP app or even going through a speed-reading course, you can increase the number of words that you can read from 200 or 300 per minute up to and over 1,000. But there’s one serious drawback – comprehension takes a huge hit. Absorbing and internalizing the information that you’re reading takes time, and it often requires that you go back and re-read parts of passages to fully grasp their meaning.

In speed reading competitions, participants routinely only understand 50% of the text that they’re reading, which is far too low for learning important lessons or appreciating a piece of literature. Some experts even believe that speed reading a tweet would result in lower comprehension, and that’s only 140 characters.

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning

Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

I believe in student-centered learning, and I believe there is huge potential for this kind of learning to occur in online environments. But the instructor is a key element of that learning, and we need to talk more explicitly about what her role is and the specific ways she negotiates and leverages her authority, guidance, and presence to design learning environments in which emergence is possible.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 25, 2014 12:02 AM

El aprendizaje centrado en el estudiante.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:56 AM

That seems to be the way things will happen... time to adapt!!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 26, 2014 8:36 AM

Un cuestionamiento interesante: "El aprendizaje centrado en el alumno es una excelente propuesta, pero el instructor es un elemento clave en estas formas de trabajo; es necesario explicitar su rol y las formas en que pondrá en práctica sus orientaciones y presencia en el diseño de ambientes de aprendizaje"

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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 18, 2014 11:13 PM

Keep in mind that no matter what 'method' you use it should be focused on the student and their learning. Very well explained in this article!

Robin Yu's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM

Well explained.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:28 PM

This is a very important difference. 

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A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK

A computing revolution in schools | Coding | Europe | UK | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

This is the week when a revolution begins to sweep through schools in England. It involves a whole new way of teaching children about computing - but I suspect many parents, and even some teachers, know very little about this important moment in education.


As children from five upwards return to school, they are going to have to start learning how to program - or to "code" to use the trendy term which seems to upset some old-school programmers. This is the result of the new national curriculum for computing that is being introduced in England this term.


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tom jackson's curator insight, September 3, 2014 7:19 AM

The concept of coding is very foreign to me, but the idea of analyzing, understanding, and creating is not.  Maybe that's where we are going with "coding" in education? At any rate, it's a thought to consider, what are you going to do if, in the near future, your administrator asks, "what are your students coding today?"  

tom jackson's curator insight, September 3, 2014 7:20 AM

The concept of coding is very foreign to me, but the idea of analyzing, understanding, and creating is not.  Maybe that's where we are going with "coding" in education? At any rate, it's a thought to consider, what are you going to do if, in the near future, your administrator asks, "what are your students coding today?" 

RESENTICE's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:35 AM

L'introduction de cours de "codage "en Grand-Bretagne à cette rentrée dans le primaire.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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Mark McLendon's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:30 PM

Super necessary skills for our kids.

Scott Spargo's curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:16 AM

One of the most difficult skills for students to do well - this provides a nice framework to hang our evaluations on and ideas for how to work with the students as they practise these skills.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 4, 2014 9:50 AM

Helping your younger students determine the worth of what they find on the Internet.

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Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process

Content Curation as a Problem-Solving, Re-Assembling and Stewardship Process | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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Terry Elliott's curator insight, August 16, 2014 7:26 AM

The image above amounts to a template for curating a digital space:

 

1. Find something timeless to curate.

2. Fit it into a pattern that makes sense.

3. Find a larger context for why this matters.

4. Share widely.

 

I think this fits into Harold Jarche’s simpler seek-sense-share framework.

 

Why does this matter?  If curation is all that Tufte and Bhatt say it is, then why aren’t scaffolds like these being used more often for training and in learning systems?  I am using the curation tool Scoop.it to do curation with my freshman comp students.  They use Scoop.it as their introductory platform  for beginning to acquire the skills  Tufte enumerates above that are part of the academic and business spaces they will eventually live in.  I am hoping they will demonstrate why it curation matters as they seek-sense-share their way to long and short form ‘texts’ that they will be writing all semester. That will include essays, tweets, G+ community posts, blog posts, research papers, emails, plusses, favs, instagrams, zeegas, slideshares, pictures, and a massive mobile presence from their own digital spaces.  Wish me luck.

Interesting links from article and from comments:

http://curation.wikispaces.com/General+References“Digital Media and Learner Identity: The New Curatorship”: http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137004864http://www.lkl.ac.uk/people/potterhttp://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/http://digitalcurationandlearning.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/curatorship-is-a-new-literacy-practice/http://luke-callahan.com/students-must-curate-create-a-portfolio/

Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, February 14, 2015 7:35 AM

"A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it."


Creo que esta definición zanja la discusión sobre si un "Content Curator" es una adaptación moderna al "Documentalista" de los medios tradicionales.


De muy recomendada lectura para los que nos dedicamos a la Curación de Contenidos.

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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:39 AM

Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:53 PM

Valuable collection of the art of curation from Robin Good.