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“Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research Activities” - Workshop Session at the #DAAD2013 Conference

“Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research Activities” - Workshop Session at the #DAAD2013 Conference | PhD | Scoop.it

Earlier today I facilitated a workshop session on “Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research Activities” at the annual conference of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), London.


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Ok, it is a very actual topic.

Brian Kelly is Innovation Advocate at CETIS, University of Bolton (UK) and writes a blog where he stores personal thoughts, reflections and observations on the role of the Web in higher and further education.

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | PhD | Scoop.it

Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.

 

 


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searchin' ain't eeeeezzyyy

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Professors help startups teach real-world skills online without university bureaucracy

Professors help startups teach real-world skills online without university bureaucracy | PhD | Scoop.it
Coursera, Johns Hopkins, and Swiftkey team up for data science training.
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National Press Club address: Spreading opportunity and staying competitive | Pyne Online

In the Federal Budget in May, the Government announced a package of changes to Australia’s higher education system. These changes will spread opportunity for students and ensure Australia will not be left behind by cut-throat international competition and disruptive technologies in higher education. Through the Government’s reforms, Australia can more than hold our own and create some of the best universities in the world and the best higher education system in the world. The reforms will create a system that increases our nation’s international standing. The reforms will create a system that will provide Australians with the skills and knowledge for the jobs of the future.
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Christophee Pine in the Australian Minister of Education and the main supporter dor the australian Higher Education reform
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Ph.D.'s, come out of the closet!

Ph.D.'s, come out of the closet! | PhD | Scoop.it

There was a time when academia was the default career path for newly minted Ph.D. scientists. No longer: According to the latest Science and Engineering Indicators report, in 2010, in biology, engineering, and the physical sciences the proportion of Ph.D. recipients going on to tenure-track positions was below 15%. For the rest, a bewildering array of other careers awaits.

Sure, advisers may not be in the best position to mentor students on such a wide variety of paths, but universities still owe it to their students, and to society, to provide meaningful help in preparing their Ph.D. graduates for the nonacademic roles they're likely to hold. Those roles require—in addition to the deep expertise developed during a typical Ph.D. program—peripheral skills and out-of-field knowledge that traditional graduate programs do a poor job of conveying. Perhaps we even need to rethink the fundamental structure and purpose of the science Ph.D. More immediately, and at the very least, no one should be afraid to admit that they are among the other 85%.

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UNZA and Zimbabwe University launch post graduate doctorate programmes - Lusaka Times

UNZA and Zimbabwe University launch post graduate doctorate programmes - Lusaka Times | PhD | Scoop.it
Lusaka Times UNZA and Zimbabwe University launch post graduate doctorate programmes Lusaka Times The University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has launched post graduate programmes for Masters Degrees and...
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Science 2.0 public consultation

Science and research practices are changing. They are growing open, digital, and they are driven by digital technologies and globalisation.
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Le direzioni generali Research and Innovation (RTD) e Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) della Commissione Europea hanno da poco (primi di luglio 2014) aperto una consultazione pubblica ‘SCIENCE 2.0’: SCIENCE IN TRANSITION.

L’espressione “Science 2.0” è un’iniziativa della Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) della commissione europea, un progetto nato nel 2010, rivisto nelle sue priorità nel 2012, che, tra le oltre cento azioni, ne prevede alcune che ci interessano direttamente, accomunate nel Pillar V: Research and innovation. Quest’anno, a marzo, ad Hannover,

Non tutte proprio direttamente, se pensiamo ad ABC, perché sono ICT-centriche. Ma tra le diverse azioni pertinenti al “quinto pilastro: ricerca e innovazione”, non entrano solo “Cloud e High Performance Computing”, “micro and nano-electronics”, “photonics” e “robotics”, ma anche quelle “web-based applications and services” che sono di supporto al fare ricerca non solo in particolare ma anche in generale.

Si noti che sto parlando di ricerca e non di didattica (MOOC).

E mi conforta molto che Neelie Kroes, Vice-President della Commissione per l’agenda digitale (in questo messagio video), affermi che «science is not an exception» al trend di apertura+digitale (Science 2.0 = Open Digital Science): quel che abbiamo cercato di fare con METID lo scorso anno e che faremo in futuro anche con il nostro dottorato è la strada giusta.

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Solo il 7,5% dei dottorati lavora all’estero, e per molti che rimangono sono decisive le eredità familiari

Solo il 7,5% dei dottorati lavora all’estero, e per molti che rimangono sono decisive le eredità familiari | PhD | Scoop.it

 Non sempre mobili: i risultati dell’indagine Isfol sulla mobilità geografica dei dottori di ricerca.

Lo studio si riferisce a un vasto campione di individui che hanno conseguito il dottorato – il più elevato titolo di studio italiano – nel 2006 e sono stati intervistati sei anni dopo, giustappunto nel 2012. Dall’analisi Isfol sono emersi dettagliatamente molte delle lacune che affliggono i ricercatori italiani, lasciando assai debilitato il tasso innovativo del sistema industriale italiano, che dovrebbe invece essere la loro accogliente dimora.
Secondo l’Isfol, infatti, «il circolo virtuoso che si è creato nelle grandi realtà economiche tra innovazione e ricerca, utilizzo di tecnologie e domanda di lavoro qualificato, in Italia non ha assunto un profilo evidente; il nostro Paese è caratterizzato da elevati gradi di inefficienza allocative del capitale umano».

 

 

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elemento di riflessione ... l'unico problema è che il rapporto ISFOL non è linkato

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Harvard’s Loeb Classical Library goes digital | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014

Harvard’s Loeb Classical Library goes digital | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014 | PhD | Scoop.it

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46 Tips and Tricks for Google Search

46 Tips and Tricks for Google Search | PhD | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.

 

 


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Worth to be read!!

ABSOLUTELY!!!

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Toi aussi deviens un crack du Search. @degetel #GoogleSearch  http://wp.me/p33zWa-1pO ;

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Some nice tricks with Google.

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Mise à jour de la feuille de route nationale des infrastructures de recherche

Mise à jour de la feuille de route nationale des infrastructures de recherche | PhD | Scoop.it

La stratégie nationale "Infrastructures de recherche 2012 - 2020"  intègre une mise à jour régulière de sa feuille de route. À l’occasion de la réflexion qui démarre sur la feuille de route européenne des infrastructures de recherche (ESFRI – European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures), un exercice parallèle s’est engagé au niveau national. La matinée du 7 juillet 2014 a été consacrée à une présentation des attendus et de la méthodologie mis en place par le M.E.N.E.S.R. pour cette réactualisation. (...)  - ESR : enseignementsup-rech<wbr></wbr>erche.gouv.fr, 10/07/2014


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The PhD experience ...

The PhD experience ... | PhD | Scoop.it
Five students on how doctoral study changed them and their futures
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Holly Else, a "research reporter" working for Times Higher Education and other scientific magazines, collect five stories told by the same PhD Candidates who experienced it.

Shadows, lights, problems and opportunities ... things to empower and real research lives.

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Billionaires who never went to university

Billionaires who never went to university | PhD | Scoop.it
While an ever-increasing number of school leavers are going to university, these British billionaires prove that a degree isn’t the key to financial success. ... We look at Britain's home grown billionaires - and find some self-made entrepreneurs who didn't go to university. These top earners benefited from leaving education early by getting a head start in business. And Britain's more modest celebrity millionaires, including 39-year-old Jamie Oliver (worth £200m) and 55-year-old Cath Kidston (worth £30m), prove that lacking a degree doesn't set back individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit.
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Crowd Science: The Organization of Scientific Research in Open Collaborative Projects by Chiara Franzoni, Henry Sauermann :: SSRN

Crowd Science: The Organization of Scientific Research in Open Collaborative Projects by Chiara Franzoni, Henry Sauermann :: SSRN | PhD | Scoop.it
A growing amount of scientific research is done in an open collaborative fashion, in projects that are sometimes labeled as “crowd science”, “citizen science”, or “networked science”. This paper seeks to gain a more systematic understanding of crowd science and to provide scholars with a conceptual framework and an agenda for future research. First, we briefly present three case examples that span different fields of science and illustrate the heterogeneity concerning what crowd science projects do and how they are organized. Second, we identify two fundamental elements that characterize crowd science projects - open participation and open sharing of intermediate inputs - and distinguish crowd science from other knowledge production regimes such as innovation contests or traditional “Mertonian” science. Third, we explore potential knowledge-related and motivational benefits that crowd science offers over alternative organizational modes, and potential challenges it is likely to face. Drawing on prior research on the organization of problem solving, we also consider for what kinds of tasks particular benefits or challenges are likely to be most pronounced. We conclude by outlining an agenda for future research and by discussing implications for funding agencies and policy makers.
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University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it

University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it | PhD | Scoop.it

Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan

 

We spend years teaching our children to share. Yet from the moment students enter academia, we discourage it. Lock up your work in prestigious subscription journals; keep your data close to your chest; compete instead of collaborate – these are the messages transmitted by peers and mentors. These are the tenets of our unhealthy academic culture. We need to change our priorities.


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Open Education = Open Research?  Research behind the paywall vs research delivered by keyword search on Google or Bing?

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Sharing our research is important, but forgoing vigor in publishing could be problematic. For example, what makes an open source published article strong? There is a a need to explore something different that allows publication, openness, and vigor.

 

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Research and Global Open Access Initiatives

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In higher education quality is in the eye of the beholder

In higher education quality is in the eye of the beholder | PhD | Scoop.it
In his National Press Club address, Christopher Pyne argued that higher education deregulation will “transform opportunities for Australians, particularly young Australians to get the quality higher education in Australia that they deserve” and enable Australia to “create some of the best universities in the world and the best higher education system in the world”. The problem is that the government’s version of quality is not necessarily the same quality that potential students, their families and academia may have in mind.
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International and postgrad fee survey, 2014

International and postgrad fee survey, 2014 | PhD | Scoop.it

Figures published last month by the Office for Fair Access confirm that English universities charging less than £9,000 a year for an undergraduate degree course have become an exception to the norm, as more and more universities bump up against the ceiling.
There is no limit, however, on the amount that universities are allowed to charge international students, and a survey of tuition fees for the coming academic year, compiled by The Complete University Guide and published this week by Times Higher Education, shows that fees for overseas students have risen by inflation-busting amounts.

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Innovation in Medical Education — NEJM

Innovation in Medical Education — NEJM | PhD | Scoop.it

The current duration, settings, and organization of GME are more the product of tradition than of evidence and have changed little in the face of substantial changes in the health needs of patients and the systems for delivering care.

We face questions about the most appropriate structure and content for GME, along with questions that extend beyond GME: What should change in undergraduate medical education, and how should we ensure the continued competence of physicians 20 to 30 years into practice? We also face active debate and a lack of evidence about how to better distribute financial support for GME, whether and how to support the education of other clinicians (in addition to physicians), and to what extent federal GME funding is an effective or appropriate tool for addressing imbalances in the geographic or specialty distribution of health care providers.

The research that could answer these questions requires funding and organization that don't currently exist. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pays about $10 billion a year toward GME but has neither a research-and-development budget to ensure that this investment is achieving its objectives nor even a clear definition of what those objectives are. Overall, the United States spends nearly $3 trillion a year on health care, nearly all of it delivered through clinicians, with no organized research investment directed at improving the way those clinicians are produced.

 

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Binagwaho gets first PhD from University of Rwanda - The New Times Rwanda

Binagwaho gets first PhD from University of Rwanda - The New Times Rwanda | PhD | Scoop.it
Dr Agnes Binagwaho, the Minister for Health was yesterday awarded Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of Rwanda (UR), the first of its kind since the University’s merger last year.
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The event of a Rwandan PhD is a blinking new, for me, as we started a talk with some African Universities to enforce links and discuss common research programs, in our Dept.
But Agnes Binagwaho is not only an African PhD holder.
She is a woman (and only in the old Europe females are more than males, among PhD Candidates).
Then she is a Politician!!! (and a Minister) but a real pediatrician and a researcher (Harvard).

 

I wish we have Politicians with a real PhD here in Europe, in Italy in particular!!

 

Best congrats and wishes, Agnes, for you and your Country!


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The key to a successful PhD thesis? Write in your own voice - The Guardian (blog)

The key to a successful PhD thesis? Write in your own voice - The Guardian (blog) | PhD | Scoop.it

The word “thesis” comes from the Greek tithenai, which literally means “to place” or “to position”: my thesis is my position, my point of view, my stance on a certain issue. ... Confidence is essential ...  To defend our claims, we have to find our own voice

 

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Cassandra Steer, lecturer and PhD candidate at the faculty of law in Amsterdam, writes about the key to a successful PhD thesis, on The Guardian blog, about Higher Education.

A good note!

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When a PhD isn’t enough

When a PhD isn’t enough | PhD | Scoop.it

Scientists are needed in all sectors of society. If you have the right attitude and strategy, you can reach a broader audience with the impact of your scientific knowledge, critical thinking and discipline. You just need to get hired first.

 


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Julie Gould is a «physicist with a passion for science communication». She is Naturejobs web and advertorial editor at Nature Publishing Group, and co-ordinates the Naturejobs Career Expo.

Her last post here is well written and inspiring ...

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DBA vs PhD Differences: Executive Doctorate of Business Administration Programs

DBA vs PhD Differences: Executive Doctorate of Business Administration Programs | PhD | Scoop.it
A management PhD and a DBA are both Doctorate of Business Administration programs. What are the differences?
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The case study is very inspiring for every technical school with a higher education aims (educate future educators)
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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network | PhD | Scoop.it
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why. (Academic social networks have taken off to a degree no one expected.
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Richard Van Noorden is another Research Reporter (for Nature). He tells the results of a survey about "scholar's use of social media", by

Nature, based on more than 3,500 responses from 95 different countries to a contact sent to tens of thousands researchers.

Through the survey results, he tells the story of the successes of ResearchGate, Academia.edu and Mendeley, but also Google+ and Twitter, Google Scholar, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The most of responding researchers, do maintain their profile in case someone wanted to get in touch; then they post content related to their work to meet peers and to track themselves, as well as to find related papers and data.

Many singular experiences are quoted: the post is really interesting!!

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US ideas have a disproportionate influence on business schools - FT.com

US ideas have a disproportionate influence on business schools - FT.com | PhD | Scoop.it

The changing nature of research evaluation in UK higher education is creating perverse and damaging consequences. UK higher education research is increasingly characterised by “McDonaldised” audit cultures that reduce complex issues of quality to.

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Yet, US business and management journals tend to publish articles that, while technically proficient, are typically conservative and uncritical. They continue to privilege traditional perspectives and methods that have been extensively and successfully critiqued elsewhere.

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The following Financial Times post is UK against US.

In particular, UK Business schools against US ones.

Typical UK humour wins: the term "Macdonaldized audits" and the term "Prozac leadership" (excessively positive and too low critical way of management) are very nice!

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Combating grade inflation at Princeton

Combating grade inflation at Princeton | PhD | Scoop.it
Some years ago, faculty and administrators at Princeton University looked around and asked, "Why are so many of our students getting A's?" Grade inflation seemed to be a real phenomenon in New Jersey's Ivy League school, with A's accounting for nearly half of all grades. So in 2004, the university adopted a new policy, recommending that departments limit A's to 35 percent of the total for regular courses. Sure enough, average marks are lower than before. The quota was not meant to spread joy among undergraduates, and it hasn't. They complain that it hurts them in competition for internships, jobs and graduate school spots against students from more lenient institutions. They say it pits them against fellow students in a zero-sum game that discourages collaboration in the pursuit of knowledge and encourages kids to actively sabotage each other.
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An Honest University Commercial!

An Honest University Commercial! | PhD | Scoop.it
Here's what I think about the education system in general (I say general because I know it can vary per country). What could potentially be a system that would allow the unique talents and skills of every human being to ...
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