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A Curated Conversation on British MOOCs

A Curated Conversation on MOOCs in the Uk held at the altMOOCsig at UCL on 27th June 2014. Contributions from various British academics including Diana Laurill…

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UK government pitches digital skills charter, but is it inclusion or delusion?

UK government pitches digital skills charter, but is it inclusion or delusion? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

It’s always been the elephant in the room when it comes to ‘digital by default’ policies across government. From the government perspective, shifting to digital channels makes perfect sense, especially in an age of austerity....

 

digital, inclusion, skills, cabinet office, universal credit, online, service delivery,

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David Cameron explains why new surveillance laws are needed and what they will allow – video

The prime minister announces controversial new laws which strengthen the powers of security services to take phone and email records from companies

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Bob Boynton's curator insight, July 10, 1:56 PM

The answer to all this nonsense about government spying on their citizens is obvious -- more spying. At least that is the view of the British prime minister. You can never get enough!

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U.K. Devotes £10 Million to Open Access Shift - ScienceInsider

U.K. Devotes £10 Million to Open Access Shift - ScienceInsider | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Following up on recommendations to make more research freely available to scientists and the public, the U.K. government today pledged £10 million toward making scientific papers open access. The funding will help 30 research-intensive universities develop open access policies and pay the author fees charged by publishers to make a paper more freely available to the public. Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, welcomed the investment in a statement: 

It is good news that the Government has managed to find an additional £10 million to help aid the transition to open access publishing of publicly funded science. The move towards making research results as widely available as possible is the right thing to do but it will take time. It will be important that during the transition years funds are not drained from actual research and this £10million is a step in the right direction.

 

-by John Travis, ScienceInsider 7 September 2012


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