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The legitimacy and usefulness of academic blogging will shape how intellectualism develops

The legitimacy and usefulness of academic blogging will shape how intellectualism develops | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Academic blogging has become an increasingly popular form, but key questions still remain over whether blog posts should feature more prominently in formal academic discourse. Jenny Davis clarifies...
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Kenyan scholar roots for technology to re-invent African economies - GlobalPost

Kenyan scholar roots for technology to re-invent African economies - GlobalPost | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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For Better eLearning, Tell Me A Story

For Better eLearning, Tell Me A Story | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"From the time we’re small children, humans are captivated by stories. They fascinate, horrify, sadden, overwhelm or bring about intense happiness or excitement. They teach us things as we learn from the experience of others, fictionalized or not. Whether it’s your favorite book or movie, you probably rank it number one because of the story. Writers, filmmakers and journalists are heralded for great storytelling abilities."


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Report Shows US Students' Skills Falling Behind Others

Report Shows US Students' Skills Falling Behind Others | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"American students are more educated than ever before, but they seem to be learning less when it comes to literacy, math, and job skills."


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Alignment Should Always Be Our Watchword in eLearning

Alignment Should Always Be Our Watchword in eLearning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Alignment or integrated course design means creating courses where the objectives or learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment tasks are consistent or are closely associated. In fact, the closer the association, the more instructionally effective is the course."


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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses."


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Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape

Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
For decades the leading nature writer has been collecting unusual words for landscapes and natural phenomena – from aquabob to zawn. It’s a lexicon we need to cherish in an age when a junior dictionary finds room for ‘broadband’ but has no place for ‘bluebell’


Tags: language, culture, English, toponyms, landscape.


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SKA will drive growth of Africa's human capital - South Africa.info

SKA will drive growth of Africa's human capital - South Africa.info | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Information on science
and technology in South Africa - a centre for research,
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Scientists may have cracked the giant Siberian crater mystery — and the news isn’t good

Scientists may have cracked the giant Siberian crater mystery — and the news isn’t good | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
At least we know it wasn't aliens.
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Is Library Science the Worst Degree among all Degrees?

Is Library Science the Worst Degree among all Degrees? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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I have come to know and my self had face this situation. Librarianship today is in its extreme critical situation. I cant blame to gov…
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In Pakistan, Talking Books and Politics at the Lahore Literary Festival - Newsweek

Newsweek In Pakistan, Talking Books and Politics at the Lahore Literary Festival Newsweek The hope that one day Pakistan will escape from the clutches of jihadist terrorism, corrupt politicians and an overbearing army came alive last weekend at the...
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Open Access: A paradigm shift for ADB’s knowledge sharing

Open Access: A paradigm shift for ADB’s knowledge sharing | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Blog is calling on development organisations to allow unrestricted online access to their economic and development research in order to facilitate innovations in development in the Asia Pacific.
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Death by chocolate: the sugar-fueled diabetes surge in South Asia

Death by chocolate: the sugar-fueled diabetes surge  in South Asia | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
More disposable income combined with a traditional Indian fondness for sweets and snacks are leading to an epidemic of type 2 diabetes among South Asians
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The Collective Intelligence Handbook (MIT CCI)

The Collective Intelligence Handbook (MIT CCI) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Carine Garcia's curator insight, June 16, 2014 4:44 AM

This book will introduce readers to many disciplinary perspectives on behavior that is bothcollective and intelligent. The goal of this edited volume is to help catalyze research in the field of collective intelligence by laying out a shared set of research challenges and methodological perspectives.

Geemik's curator insight, June 17, 2014 5:29 AM

"This book will introduce readers to many disciplinary perspectives on behavior that is both collective and intelligent.  By collective, we mean groups of individual actors, including, for example, people, computational agents, and organizations.  By intelligent, we mean that the collective behavior of the group exhibits characteristics such as, for example, perception, learning, judgment, or problem solving. "

Tannah Gravelis's curator insight, August 22, 2014 4:20 AM

This article is an extremely good look into what the modern day era has created in terms of collective intelligence. The article comes from an extremely credible source, and is an extensive and comprehensive study into the topic. I\Of all the articles i have found, this is the one I would recommend to someone who wanted to gain a better understanding on the topic.

 

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Online Training: Evolution Or Revolution?

Online Training: Evolution Or Revolution? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"There isn’t a business in any industry today that doesn’t feel the heat to transform themselves on a yearly, quarterly, monthly, or even a daily basis. The eLearning industry is no different. So this begs the question: Is the online training market in an evolution or a revolution?"


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7 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your eLearning Project Kickoff Meeting

7 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your eLearning Project Kickoff Meeting | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"If you want to pave the way for a successful and well organized eLearning project, then you'll need to make every minute of your eLearning project kickoff meeting count. While getting to know your fellow team members is essential, there are a variety of other goals you'll want to accomplish during your first get-together. In this article, I'll share a number of tips that can help you to maximize the productivity of your eLearning project kickoff meeting."


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Interesting Online Assignments To Engage Online Students

Interesting Online Assignments To Engage Online Students | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"I teach philosophy courses online and while these courses don't seem ripe for innovative assignments I think I've developed some interesting online assignments in the various courses I teach that get online students away from the computer, gets them thinking, and encourages them to apply what they've learned in interesting ways to everyday life. So, here are some of my more interesting online assignments by class:"


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How can universities use MOOCs to recruit students?

How can universities use MOOCs to recruit students? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Rather than bemoaning their investments in MOOCs, universities can learn from OpenCourseware and ask this question: Whom are we trying to reach? The answer for most of the institutions that have boarded the MOOC train is talented adolescents around the globe, whose mind share universities are trying to win."


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Tips for Creating Good E-learning Content

Tips for Creating Good E-learning Content | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"eLearning has now become the most preferred option for all kinds of learners mainly for its quick and easy learning methods, user-friendly interface, flexibility etc. among many others. Every new avenue that could remotely bring in a change in the way people live and operate will soon be shoveled for innovations and eventually pillaged to make the best of what it has to offer and eLearning is no exception. Every university, learning institute, business enterprise or even a small start-up for that matter is now moving on to eLearning methods to train their students/employees saving aplenty on time and resources. Let us now look at a few points that could help you create better eLearning content."


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Teaching the Geography of Food

Teaching the Geography of Food | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Food. It’s something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Geographic because it connects all of us to our environment. The recent global population projections for the year 2100 just went up from 9 billion to 11 billion, making the issues of food production and distribution all the more important.  For the last 3 years I’ve stored podcasts, articles, videos, and other resources on my personal site on a wide range of geographic issues, including food resources.  I thought that sharing 10 of my personal favorite resources on the geography of food would be helpful to understand our changing global food systems."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, March 3, 7:38 AM

This is geography that everyone should know. POWERFUL!

AckerbauHalle's curator insight, March 3, 10:03 AM

Seth Dixon, ein Geografie-Dozent aus den USA, der sehr in den sozialen Medien aktiv ist, hat einmal seinen "interessantesten Seiten" über Landwirtschaft zusammengestellt. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, March 3, 6:30 PM

A great collection of a range of resources to teach the geography of food in all its dimensions.