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Promoting agriculture through digital media - The Standard Digital News

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... to boost agriculture in Africa though increasing access to agricultural knowledge and sharing success stories of farmers across the continent.
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View the Babson Survey Research: Open Educational Resources Report

View the Babson Survey Research: Open Educational Resources Report | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

This report, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation with additional support from Pearson, examines the attitudes, opinions, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) among teaching faculty in U.S. higher education.


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John Shank's curator insight, November 7, 2014 11:02 AM

Enormous implications for the adoption of OERs in Higher Ed. Check David & Phil make great points @opencontent  @PhilOnEdTech #edtech #OERs #OpenAccess #eLearning #ALA

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HOW DO STUDENTS DEVELOP MASTERY?

HOW DO  STUDENTS DEVELOP MASTERY? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
From Novice to Master… As we learn and develop mastery of a skill, our level of expertise grows and changes with our ability to know when and how to use that knowledge.  In the book How Learning...

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John Shank's curator insight, November 20, 2014 4:12 PM

This concept has very real implications for how students and faculty alike view information literacy skills and knowledge. #ALA #ALA_ACRL #infolit #blendedlibrarian

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This model describes 4 levels of mastery using measurements of competence and consciousness.  As novices, we are in a state of “Unconscious Incompetence”, where we don’t recognize what we need to know.  As we gain knowledge and experience, we transition to “Conscious Incompetence,” where we are aware of what we do not know.  Developing further, the third stage is “Conscious Competence,” where most of us remain.  We have considerable ability and knowledge at our craft, yet it is not automatic; we must still think and act deliberately.  The fourth and final stage is mastery, or “Unconscious Competence”.

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Using Design Thinking in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions."


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vgpascal's curator insight, Today, 1:32 AM

Pour la formation professionnelle également :-)

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Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos

Conservationists and scientists hold talks in Kenya to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. Duration: 01:06.
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Show Me the Evidence: Evidence-Based Policy in Higher Education | InsideTrack

Show Me the Evidence: Evidence-Based Policy in Higher Education | InsideTrack | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
“I came to Washington 30 years ago to write the definitive book on how evidence informs policy and it took me 5 minutes to figure out it doesn’t,” said Ron
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Library Schools, Give Us Job Placement Statistics — Annoyed Librarian

Library Schools, Give Us Job Placement Statistics — Annoyed Librarian | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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European scientists: too often, like acrobats without a net - EuroScientist Webzine

European scientists: too often, like acrobats without a net - EuroScientist Webzine | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
what happens when our personal or professional lives are at stake?
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Academics criticise LGBT bid to lobby with Barack Obama | The Asian Age

Academics criticise LGBT bid to lobby with Barack Obama | The Asian Age | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The online campaign by the country's LGBT community, calling on US President Barack Obama to ...
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Scholarship That Matters: Academic-Practitioner Engagement in Business and Management

This research explores academic-practitioner engagement by undertaking interviews with academics, practitioners, and other experts with relevant engagement experience. The findings highlight the problem of thinking narrowly about the different ways in which engagement takes place, as well as defining narrowly what is a worthwhile activity for management academics. The researchers develop a framework that encompasses the main ways in which engagement takes place, and that relates these to different attitude groups among both academics and practitioners. This could provide a starting point for business schools and individual academics to develop plans and put in place the processes for better engagement.

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Scholarship That Matters: Academic-Practitioner Engagement in Business and ManagementTim Hughes, David Bence, Louise Grisoni, Nicholas O'Regan, David Wornham. The Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), Issue: Volume 10, Number 1 / March 2011, Pages: 40 - 57


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Leadership and Cooperation in Academia : Leadership and Cooperation in Academia Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management

Leadership and Cooperation in Academia : Leadership and Cooperation in Academia Reflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and Management | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Across the world academic institutions are being questioned by their stakeholders and pressured to change. Answering these questions requires that academics and professional managers in universities think about their work, its value and organisation. The book highlights the need for space and stimulus to reflect on the responsibilities, roles and expectations that they identify for themselves, and that others place upon them – then, they might be better able to understand and to act. Similarly, policymakers and higher education commentators need the space and stimulus to reflect on the role of universities. This book will provide this space and an invaluable contribution to the stimulus.

 

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Chapter 1: The university: a critical comparison of three ideal types

Chapter 2: The ‘form’ of ‘reform’. The postwar university in Britain, 1945–1992

Chapter 3: Balancing the core activities of universities: for a university that teaches

Chapter 4: Space in an inferno? The organization of modern universities and the role of academics

Chapter 5: Sense and sensibility in academia

Chapter 6: From state to market via corruption: universities in an era of privatization

Chapter 7: Marketization and alienation in academic activity

Chapter 8: Motivational resilience in the university system

Chapter 9: Peer review: the academic guild’s last stand or key to knowledge as a public good?

Chapter 10: Cooperation and leadership in academia: the roles of non-academics

Chapter 11: The global reach of universities: leading and engaging academic and support staff in the internationalization of higher education

Chapter 12: Funding higher education in the great recession: an international perspective

Chapter 13: Developing the ‘third place’: the collaborative roles of universities in territorial knowledge creation

Chapter 14: The development of action research processes and their impacts on socio-economic development in the Basque Country

Chapter 15: Where were you?

Chapter 16: On leadershp

 

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Leadership and Cooperation in AcademiaReflecting on the Roles and Responsibilities of University Faculty and ManagementEdited by Roger Sugden, Marcela Valania and James R. Wilson

EE, 2013, DOI:10.4337/9781781001820

 


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The Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries (Repost)

The Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries by G.M. Hilson English | 2003 | ISBN: 9058096157 | 738 Pages | PDF | 12 MB The purpose of this book is to examine both the positive and negative socioeconomic i...
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Is peer review useful in assessing research proposals in Indigenous health? A case study.

Is peer review useful in assessing research proposals in Indigenous health? A case study. | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
SourceDepartment of Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Discipline of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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Thousands of early English books released online to public by Bodleian Libraries and partners

Thousands of early English books released online to public by Bodleian Libraries and partners | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
25,000+ early English texts have been released online - part of an scheme by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries & the University of Michigan Library.
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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

I will be presenting this today as a Library 2.013 pre-conference event,  Connected Librarians Day. Hope you see you online.

 

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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John Shank's comment, October 10, 2013 2:43 PM
This presentation has gone viral (at least for a library presentation) it has been view about 16,000 times on Slideshare, so I am offering a reprise of this presentation free, and online for the Library 2.013 pre-conference event - Connected Librarians to learn more visit http://www.library20.com/page/connected-librarians. Enjoy!
John Shank's comment, December 6, 2013 11:43 AM
For those of you who would like to hear the recording of this presentation visit https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.820C6A2CDCB53A7CBA17D3686556C0
SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:28 AM

'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.


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John Shank's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:07 PM

All, never expected to have this book make CHOICE's OATs selection for 2014. Thanks for all your efforts with getting this work published between JB & ACRL. 

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Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

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Worth a look...

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Information Governance Revisited - CMSWire

Information Governance Revisited - CMSWire | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Information governance is in the air.Two days after my last article published, “Push for Strategic Governance in Information Management," Forrester Research released a report called “Reboot your Information Governance Program with an Outside-In...
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Central American biomass burning smoke can increase tornado severity in the U.S - Saide - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library

Central American biomass burning smoke can increase tornado severity in the U.S - Saide - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Adding smoke to an environment already conducive to severe thunderstorms can increase the likelihood of big tornados http://t.co/SyMT2w8QKk

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Zionist Hand Revealed: Rothschild Family Had Purchased Charlie Hebdo In December 2014 (Video) | Alternative

Zionist Hand Revealed: Rothschild Family Had Purchased Charlie Hebdo In December 2014  (Video)  | Alternative | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
(N.Morgan) Paris has been the focus of international media attention since the shooting at the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The shooters fired up to 50 shots, while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for “God is [the] greatest”), killing...
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‘Gardeners of Eden’ The Royal Geographical Society - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Gift Shop

‘Gardeners of Eden’ The Royal Geographical Society - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Gift Shop | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @BeingBoycie: Elephants could be extinct within 10 years? Please support the work of @DSWT http://t.co/u1yBk2r5Zr
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Affirmative Action in South African Universities: What Does Race Represent? | OHRH

Affirmative Action in South African Universities: What Does Race Represent? | OHRH | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @toxinews: Affirmative Action in South African Universities: What Does Race Represent? | 2013 http://t.co/EAFfPM2rUU
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Science at risk as young researchers increasingly denied research grants

Science at risk as young researchers increasingly denied research grants | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
America's youngest scientists, increasingly losing research dollars, are leaving the academic biomedical workforce, a brain drain that poses grave risks for the future of science, according to an article published this week by Johns Hopkins...

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