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Turnitin : Results : Plagiarism Report

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An infographic that looks "into the web resources and writing practices of secondary and higher education students in the US...bsed on analysis of 128 million content matches from 33 million papers..."


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Open Textbook Library

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Open Textbook Library

As an instructor, you want your students to have the best textbooks possible. Unfortunately, not all students can afford the high cost of traditional textbooks.
You can change that!

You can ensure that ALL of your students will have access to your course textbook content. In addition, you can edit the textbooks to fit your courses and best meet the needs of your students.

Open textbooks are real, complete textbooks licensed so teachers and students can freely use, adapt, and distribute the material. Open textbooks can be downloaded for no cost, or printed inexpensively.

This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed.

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Lessons about researching technology-enhanced instruction- by Tony Bates

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Research questions about technology use in education in developing countries

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let's investigate this systematically ... Back in 2005, I helped put together a 'quick guide to ICT and education challenges and research questions' in developing countries. This list was meant to inform a research program at the time sponsored by the World Bank's infoDev program, but I figured I'd make it public, because the barriers to publishing were so low (copy -> paste -> save -> upload) and in case doing so might be useful to anyone else. While I don't know to what extent others may have actually found this list helpful, I have seen this document referenced over the years in various funding proposals, and by other funding agencies. Over the past week I've (rather surprisingly) heard two separate organizations reference this rather old document in the course of considering some of their research priorities going forward related to investigating possible uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to help meet educational goals in low income and middle countries around the world, and so I wondered how these 50 research questions had held up over the years. Are they still relevant? And: What did we miss, ignore or not understand? The list of research questions to be investigated going forward was a sort of companion document to Knowledge maps: What we know (and what we don't) about ICT use in education in developing countries. It was in many ways a creature of its time and context. The formulation of the research questions identified was in part influenced by some stated interests of the European Commission (which was co-funding some of the work) and I knew that some research questions would resonate with other potential funders at the time (including the World Bank itself) who were interested in related areas (see, for example, the first and last research questions). The list of research questions was thus somewhat idiosynscratic, did not presume to be comprehensive in its treatment of the topic, and was intended meant to imply that certain areas of research interest were 'more important' than others not included on the list. That said, in general the list seems to have held up quite well, and many of the research questions from 2005 continue to resonate in 2015. In some ways, this resonance is unfortunate, as it suggests that we still don't know answers to a lot of very basic questions. Indeed, in some cases we may know as little in 2015 as we knew in 2015, despite the explosion of activity and investment (and rhetoric) in exploring the relevance of technology use in education to help meet a wide variety of challenges faced by education systems, communities, teachers and learners around the world. This is not to imply that we haven't learned anything, of course (an upcoming EduTech blog post will look at two very useful surveys of research findings that have been published in the past year), but that we still have a long way to go. Some comments and observations, with the benefit of hindsight and when looking forward The full list of research questions from 2005 is copied at the bottom of this blog post (here's the original list as published, with explanation and commentary on individual items). Reviewing this list, a few things jump out at me:

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Rethinking Education in a Changing World - UNESCO


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Rethinking Education in a Changing World - UNESCO

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Women and Distance Education in Developing Countries: The Challenges


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Information literacy, e-learning and the changing role of the librari…

Lecture given at the iSchool on 13th March as part of the academic libraries module. Focusing on information literacy, digital literacy, ANCIL, e-learning and …
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The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | Open SUNY Textbooks

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Defining Makerspaces: Part 1 - Renovated Learning

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Recently, I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with criticism.  I was told (not to my face) by a visitor to our school that our library makerspace is not a “real makerspace”.  This same person stated that our woodshop is a “real makerspace” because it has power tools.  She even suggested that I “do some research” on what makerspaces actually are.

Feeling personally insulted aside, what bothers me most about this statement is the concept that some makerspaces are more valid than others and that a makerspace is solely defined by the tools it contains.  I do agree that our woodshop is a makerspace, even though we don’t call it that. Our woodshop is awesome, and I’m so glad that we have a space where students can learn how to use saws, drills and other tools to build awesome projects as part of their curriculum.  Yes, that is a makerspace.

But is my space any less of a makerspace simply because it doesn’t have power tools?  Because it doesn’t have a 3D printer?  Because my students build with LEGOs, K’nex and cardboard?

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 6, 6:43 PM

I do think the definition of 'makerspace' needs to be very liberal - including the use of digital technologies to create artefacts.

LET Team's curator insight, June 6, 9:19 PM

Stay tuned for our own library maker space...coming soon!

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I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

How a simplistic, unworkable, and ultimately stifling conception of social justice took over the American college campus.
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Five reasons why we should still read maps

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The Royal Institute of Navigation says reliance on sat-navs is undermining map-reading skills. So why should we still read maps?

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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 5, 6:56 AM

#geography #education 

Catherine Lamarque-Manuel's curator insight, June 6, 5:55 AM
Lire un carte est toujours le début d'une histoire...
Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 6, 12:44 PM

É isso aí!

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On Leadership. And Diversity of Character. - CloudAve

On Leadership. And Diversity of Character. - CloudAve | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
* What does it mean to be a leader? It’s relatively easier to answer that question when you’re a founder & CEO and have total control over hiring & firing. If your company is successful and valuable people generally do what you ask. It can sometimes create confusion about whether or not you’re truly a great …

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6 Ways To Empower Your Employees With Transformational Leadership

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Managers can attest to this experience: You ask an employee to carry out a task that has enough flexibility for creative input. Rather than making their own decisions, the employee comes to you with an onslaught of questions, trying to pin down the exact parameters of the task. You become [...]

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Quick summarizing strategies to use in the classroom * by Ann Lewis & Aleta Thompson


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Sharon Berman's curator insight, June 6, 4:40 PM

Some good oldies and some more novel ways to help students make sense of what has been completed in class, or during their private / group study or revision sessions.

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PHOTOS: Stunning images of a tribe from Sudan

PHOTOS: Stunning images of a tribe from Sudan | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Complete photographic series.

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