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Why Do Students Drop Out of MOOCs?

Why Do Students Drop Out of MOOCs? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"...MOOCs are a lot more popular with the media and with college administrations than they are with faculty or, more surprisingly, with credit-seeking students. Faculty opposition makes sense: MOOCs represent a direct competitor threatening to replace them in the classroom. Student hesitancy is less intuitive. Don't students want flexibility in their courses, autonomy in choosing their curriculum, and cheaper options for advanced training? Yet in most MOOCs, 90 percent of enrolled students will fail to finish the course..."

 

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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)

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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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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of - eLearning Brothers | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
If you're designing an eLearning course, you need to keep the entire process as organized as possible. Stay focused with these 10 eLearning resources.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 25, 1:10 PM

Here's an interesting list of online tools for instructional designers and e-learning teachers.  I've tried about 1/3 of the list. Lots of new leads here! 

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15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People

15 Secrets of Highly Persuasive People | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Whether you're convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 27, 7:14 AM

(From the article): Persuasive people are adept at reading and responding to other people. They rely heavily on emotional intelligence (EQ) to bring people to their way of thinking. With 90% of top performers high in emotional intelligence, it's no wonder that persuasive people rely on this skill to get ahead. Add these skills to your repertoire, and you're on your way to joining this exclusive group.


Rhonda Harris's curator insight, February 27, 10:05 AM

I wish I had that ability.  Great scoop

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 1, 7:09 PM

Some useful tips on how to enhance your influencing skills.

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Ghana's Intellectual Property to be reviewed - spyghana.com

Ghana's Intellectual Property to be reviewed - spyghana.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marrieta Brew Appiah-Oppong on Wednesday said the country was modernising its intellectual property regime to
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In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice - Hybrid Pedagogy

In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice - Hybrid Pedagogy | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This article is an attempt to address a possible gap in Connectivist thinking, and its expression in cMOOCs. It’s to do with the experience of technology novices, and unconfident learners...

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Murty Library aims to publish new editions of great Indian literature from 20 languages

Murty Library aims to publish new editions of great Indian literature from 20 languages | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Listen to this woman speak: "The hairs on my head were once curly,/ black like the colour of bees./ Now because of old age/ they are like jute." Feature by feature, she itemises a once-gorgeous but now-dilapidated body, "like an old house, the...

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New Models of Knowledge Production. Open Access Publishing and Experimental Research Practices (Part I)

New Models of Knowledge Production. Open Access Publishing and Experimental Research Practices (Part I) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Chapter 5 of my thesis focuses on opportunities to intervene in the current cultures of knowledge production in academia and publishing, exploring efforts to rethink and re-perform the institutions...

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Librarians prevalent in use of social media - Analysis & News - Research Information

Librarians prevalent in use of social media - Analysis & News - Research Information | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @joycevalenza: Librarians prevalent in use of social media Research Information http://t.co/B8HK5vEb6B #tlchat #RU587 #libraries #RU575
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Is the journal ratings game good for researchers? - Times Higher Education

Is the journal ratings game good for researchers? - Times Higher Education | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Association of Business Studies has released its latest ranking of periodicals, but not everyone welcomes it
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U.S. House of Representatives: Stop allowing the violation of our children's human rights through mandatory and forced vaccinations with or without parental consent

U.S. House of Representatives: Stop allowing the violation of our children's human rights through mandatory and forced vaccinations with or without parental consent | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Over 2 million children in the U.S. and approximately over 70 million children world wide are vaccine injured.
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Research institutions important to agriculture growth — Maslaha seeds boss - Codewit World News

Research institutions important to agriculture growth — Maslaha seeds boss - Codewit World News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
IT is believed that smallholder farmers can become the bedrock of food security in Africa, provided they can access the essential ingredients of modern agriculture like quality seed of improved crop varieties.
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«10 Management Models» Free eBook on Kindle today

10 Management Models eBook: Fons Trompenaars, Piet Hein Coebergh: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

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Claude Emond's curator insight, February 28, 9:57 AM

10 Management Models eBook. a 78 p. extract taken from the book, 100+ Management Models by the same authors, Fons Trompenaars, Piet Hein Coebergh

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5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
How can administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders help build a culture of innovation in our schools? What can we do to support teachers in getting connected and pursuing meaningful professional development opportunities?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 17, 2:07 PM

Kick up some tech culture at your school on March 13th! 


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Pickmeg's curator insight, February 19, 9:04 PM

Teachers need some extra positivity!

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications

How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

The cover letter is one of the few documents that nearly everyone will have to write at some point in their life. It has been said that the CV is possibly the most important document you will ever write and if this is the case then arguably, the cover letter could be a close second. The good news is that whilst it might seem complex, in truth it is a just a combination of basic principles that need to be included and followed.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 24, 3:45 PM

Here are some ideas for writing a better cover letter.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 24, 11:06 PM

I guess this is something that needs constant brushing up, even if it means we have done some form of it in English class. The format generally followed in India is the block format with the writer's address and the receiver's address coming on the left, and yes, there is the statement of the subject too, which cannot be done without!

 

Trumans's curator insight, February 25, 4:16 PM

As an Executive Search consultant I would advise every candidate to read this. It's right on the money. One other important point to note: if the application asks for a cover letter and you don't supply one, you have failed the first test.