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Revealed: the MoD's secret cyberwarfare programme - The Guardian

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The Guardian Revealed: the MoD's secret cyberwarfare programme The Guardian While the centre commissions a wide range of research, such as studies of alcohol consumption in the armed forces, a substantial stream of research comes under the heading...
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Industry-sponsored academic research promotes innovation, study finds - Penn State News

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Industry-sponsored academic research promotes innovation, study finds
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Academic research tools

A little video showing how Google Scholar, MS OneNote, and Zotero work well together for collecting academic research and managing bibliographies. Made prima...
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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research...

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10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices

10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Here are my 10 reasons why I will continue giving my children handheld devices, and all other forms of technology as well.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 11:16 AM

And very good reasons they are too.

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, September 13, 7:54 AM

Can't really argue with any of these reasons!

David Smart's curator insight, September 13, 2:55 PM

Good reasons. Why try to place our children into an unrealistic tech-free bubble. For good or bad, technology is all around us All the time. Here are some good tips on making the best of what we have.

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Using Augmented Reality in schools

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Essentially, Augmented Reality is hidden content, most commonly hidden behind marker images, that can be included in printed and film media, as long as the marker is displayed for a suitable length of time, in a steady position for an application (on a device such as a tablet or smartphone, by means of a camera) to identify and analyse it.

 


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Fernando Mazzuli's curator insight, September 11, 11:29 AM

Um convite para que nossos aprendizes interajam e descubram novos conteúdos

Helen Teague's curator insight, September 13, 3:42 AM

Ideas for classroom use

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, September 14, 5:21 PM

Good list of cross curricular use.

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Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps

Tools for Teachers to Create and Manage Interactive Maps | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Using these map creation tools you can easily create and manage interactive maps.

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juanjovilar's curator insight, September 14, 9:54 AM

Herramientas para crear y gestionar mapas interactivos.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, Today, 6:10 AM

Several different tools for creating maps. Great use for Social Studies, Literature, etc.

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What we are learning about reading on mobile phones and devices in developing countries

What we are learning about reading on mobile phones and devices in developing countries | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
they tell me my generation is supposed to be able to 'leap frog' Each year on 8 September, groups around the world gather together to celebrate "International Literacy Day", which is meant to highlight the importance of reading, and of being able to read. In the words of UNESCO, the UN organization which sponsors International Literacy Day, "Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers people so that they can make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development and environmental integration." As contentious as issues around education around the world can be at times, there is little debate about the fundamental importance of literacy to most human endeavors. New technologies can play important roles in helping to enable efforts and activities to teach people to learn how to read -- and to provide people with access to reading materials. As part of its communications outreach on International Literacy Day this year, for example, UNESCO highlighted recent experiences in Senegal targeting illiterate girls and women, where it has found that "mobile phones, computers, internet and TV make literacy courses much more attractive for illiterate women." The potential for mobile phones and other mobile devices like e-readers to aid in literacy efforts has been a recurrent theme explored on the EduTech blog. In so-called 'developing countries', books may be scarce and/or expensive in many communities -- and reading materials that *are* locally available may not be of great interest or relevance to many potential readers. The fact that increasing numbers of people in such communities are carrying small portable electronic devices with them at all times capable of displaying text, and which indeed can hold tens, even thousands of digital 'books', has not gone unnoticed by organizations seeking to increase literacy and promote reading. Two recent publications -- Reading in the Mobile Era and Mobiles for Reading: A Landscape Review -- attempt to take stock of and learn from many of the leading efforts around the world in this regard.

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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs - by Stephen Downes


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 13, 4:27 AM

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Won Ho's curator insight, September 13, 5:12 AM

Little bit peculiar to me. But anyway it is worth to take a look.

 

조금 심오하고 별나 보이기는 하지만 한편으로는 공감가는 부분도 있을 듯.... 

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The Story of OERs

This presentation narrates the emergence of OERs, what are OERs and how we can network and collaborate to create, share OERs.

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Won Ho's curator insight, September 13, 5:05 AM

It says everything about openness and education.

 

오픈의 정신과 교육에 대한 모든 것을 담고 있는 프레젠테이션

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10 Things to Know About the Office for Technology Transfer | Dialog - The University of Alabama

10 Things to Know About the Office for Technology Transfer | Dialog - The University of Alabama | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @UofAlabama: 10 Things to Know About the Office for Technology Transfer http://t.co/7IxvzX6loO
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Information Science and its geopolitics implications -- conference report

Information Science and its geopolitics implications -- conference report | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it


 This is the 28th and 29th of November 2013 that the International Symposium : Information Science and its geopolitics implications was held in front of a large assistance and with the delegations of China, Indonesia, Brazil and Nigeria. The role of information and its transformation in “actionable knowledge” was presented as the main object of the international symposium. In a world were the Competition is stronger and stronger, it is necessary to use all the available facilities to understand our envionment and to facilitate the decision making. Among the interventions, Professor Qihao Miao and Xie Zinzhou from China underlined the key role of big data analysis, Alain Juillet in the opening session placed the “Influence” as one of the most important aspect of today Competitive Intelligence


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Science Diplomacy and Subtle Ways of Discouraging International Collaboration - The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

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The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog) Science Diplomacy and Subtle Ways of Discouraging International Collaboration The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog) In the 19th Century, international...
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The problem with data journalism - Quartz

The problem with data journalism - Quartz | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

The recent boom in “data-driven” journalism projects is exciting. It can elevate our knowledge, enliven statistics, and make us all more numerate.  But I worry that data give commentary a false sense of authority since data analysis is inherently prone to bias. The author’s priors, what he believes or wants to be true before looking at the data, often taint results that might appear pure and scientific. Even data-backed journalism is opinion journalism. So as we embark on this new wave of journalism, we should be aware of what we are getting and what we should trust.

 
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How academic research strengthens humanitarian ventures

As we design technologies for commercialization in developing communities, how can we share the fruits of our labor with others? How can we build a strong kn...
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Implementing academic research: a pathway for impact

Elizabeth Wagemann, Cambridge University This talk focuses on the implementation of academic research relying on my research group's experience. Academic res...
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Academic Software For Research

Academic Software For Research | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

This is a great tool to create a library of all your PDF research texts. It also enables to anntate and highlight specific references and hunt for more simlar texts. Great digital research tool.


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Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level

Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 11:12 AM

Interesting article with some useful ideas.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, September 14, 6:16 PM

Excellent article. Looking for probative value. If not, you might be wasting your time, or your students' time. But at the same time, if district or school has no support, or turned-on and tuned-in leaders to provide meaningful feedback, it's all one big crapshoot. Ouch.

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Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, Today, 9:06 AM

Especially of interest for those in developing countries who are beginning to use digital devices and younger users. 

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OER MOOC: Use of Open Educational Resources in Classroom

Welcome to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the use of Open Educational Resources in the classroom. This four week course is free and open to all registe…

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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs - by Stephen Downes


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 13, 4:27 AM

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Won Ho's curator insight, September 13, 5:12 AM

Little bit peculiar to me. But anyway it is worth to take a look.

 

조금 심오하고 별나 보이기는 하지만 한편으로는 공감가는 부분도 있을 듯.... 

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CristinaSkyBox: Sites For Educators

CristinaSkyBox: Sites For Educators | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Katie Frank's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:01 AM

Fantastic resource!

Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:12 AM

I like this quote. New sites have been launched since this article was written but it's a good starting point in your research  of  educational sites to explore.

Juan Manuel Sánchez Vargas's curator insight, August 3, 12:25 AM

El talento no es nada sin concentración y resistencia.

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Learning requires a change in the brain...

Learning requires a change in the brain... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 14, 5:15 AM

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.

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Too many science PhDs? Not if unis train them for careers outside academia

Too many science PhDs? Not if unis train them for careers outside academia | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Only 3.5% of UK science PhDs stay in university research.
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The Most Amazing Science Images of 2013

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From slow-motion footage on YouTube to deep-space satellite imagery to weird washcloths on the International Space Station, this was a big year for science.


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International Relations as a Social Science

Speakers: Professor Iver Neumann Recorded on Monday 28 January 2013 in New Theatre, East Building. One origin of the social sciences lies in opposition to th...
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