Research Capacity...
Follow
Find
2.1K views | +5 today
 
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Nevermore Sithole from Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks
Scoop.it!

Libraries are likely partners for community digital inclusion efforts: read the reports | Blandin on Broadband

Libraries are likely partners for community digital inclusion efforts: read the reports | Blandin on Broadband | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

The American Library Association recently released a comprehensive study on digital inclusion efforts in libraries – including public access to broadband. Two of my passions in one study – nerd heaven!


The report is a good reminder of the role that libraries can and do play with digital inclusion. And in my experience as a Reference Librarian and someone who has done tech training in libraries as recently as this summer, the folks who forget about the library are the folks who don’t need it. The people on the far edge of the digital divide know about libraries. Maybe not everyone on the edge of the digital divide thinks library – but I can tell you a lot do. (Last year a report indicated that 91 percent of Americans 16 and older think libraries are important.)


So if everyone thinks it’s important why am I writing about it? Why are they doing research? Because all libraries are not created equal. Government Technology highlights the urban-rural difference…


Click headline to read more--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Nevermore Sithole from Digital Technologies for Teachers and Career Practitioners
Scoop.it!

The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic

The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs - Edudemic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The various levels of Bloom’s (Revised) Taxonomy are pretty well known to most teachers at this point. The gradated levels of critical thinking allow teachers to build lesson plans and identify learning outcomes that are appropriate for the level of exploration of material for the students at that time. A useful way of understanding how …

Via Dr Peter Carey
more...
Matthew Jorgensen's curator insight, August 14, 9:47 PM

The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs

Rescooped by Nevermore Sithole from Digital Technologies for Teachers and Career Practitioners
Scoop.it!

Google Introduces Better Spam Filters to Combat Gmail Phishing

Google Introduces Better Spam Filters to Combat Gmail Phishing | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Gmail now has better spam filters to fight against tricky phishing attacks.

Via Dr Peter Carey
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

German Information Centre Africa - Cameroon hosts first German higher education fair

German Information Centre Africa - Cameroon hosts first German higher education fair | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Some 6000 Cameroonians study in Germany, the single largest group of African students at German universities. And the number is growing. Yaounde thus was a prime location to hold a fair for students interested in studying in Germany.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Do the Brics need their own development bank? - The Guardian

Do the Brics need their own development bank? - The Guardian | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Do the Brics need their own development bank?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Digital literacy reduces cognitive decline in older adults, experts find - PsyPost

Digital literacy reduces cognitive decline in older adults, experts find - PsyPost | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a link between digital literacy and a reduction in cognitive decline, according to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, (Digital literacy reduces cognitive decline in older adults, experts find
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Baker Report: Financial literacy a critical skill for managing debt, building ... - NIU Today

Baker Report: Financial literacy a critical skill for managing debt, building ... - NIU Today | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Baker Report: Financial literacy a critical skill for managing debt, building ...
Nevermore Sithole's insight:

Financial Literacy

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Harvard Scientists Devise Robot Swarm That Can Work Together - Wall Street Journal

Harvard Scientists Devise Robot Swarm That Can Work Together - Wall Street Journal | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal
Harvard Scientists Devise Robot Swarm That Can Work Together
Wall Street Journal
Harvard University scientists have devised a swarm of 1,024 tiny robots that can work together without any guiding central intelligence.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network - Nature.com

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network - Nature.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network Nature.com Over the past three years, the two scientists have worked together on fungal infections in Africa, with Nnadi, now at Plateau State University in Bokkos, shipping his samples to...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Training the Next Generation of Power Engineers - Syracuse University News

Training the Next Generation of Power Engineers - Syracuse University News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Training the Next Generation of Power Engineers
Syracuse University News
Finally, a key element of the pedagogy is an emphasis on the importance of open-minded, lifelong learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Scientists say EU data bill to harm research - EUobserver

Scientists say EU data bill to harm research - EUobserver | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Scientists say EU data bill to harm research
EUobserver
But the main sticking point in talks is how to harmonise data protection oversight in EU capitals rather than the nitty gritty of data use for scientific purposes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

The Future of College? - The Atlantic

The Future of College? - The Atlantic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Future of College? The Atlantic In a small room, I was flanked by a publicist and a tech manager from an educational venture called the Minerva Project, whose founder and CEO, the 39-year-old entrepreneur Ben Nelson, aims to replace (or, when...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Scientists detail urgent research agenda to better understand, address chronic ... - National Institutes of Health (press release)

Scientists detail urgent research agenda to better understand, address chronic ... - National Institutes of Health (press release) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
National Institutes of Health (press release)
Scientists detail urgent research agenda to better understand, address chronic ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

1000-Robot Swarm Created by Researchers - Scientific American

Wired 1000-Robot Swarm Created by Researchers Scientific American However, the seed robots act as the point of origin for a coordinate system; information on their position propagates outward through the swarm like fire signals across the peaks of...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Nevermore Sithole from Digital Technologies for Teachers and Career Practitioners
Scoop.it!

What Motivates Teachers?

What Motivates Teachers? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Teachers overwhelmingly report that they love their jobs, but hate their workplaces. Teachers weigh in on why they love the classroom and how things could change to make their lives easier.

Via Dr Peter Carey
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Agritourism farm earns African entrepreneur a ticket to Washington

Agritourism farm earns African entrepreneur a ticket to Washington | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The State Department is looking to increase diplomacy in Africa and Southeast Asia.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Professors from Catholic Universities Sign Plea to End to Genocide in Iraq

Professors from Catholic Universities Sign Plea to End to Genocide in Iraq | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Thirty-eight prominent Catholic university professors and others have signed a plea calling for “the United States and the international community [to] act immediately and decisively to stop the ISIS/ISIL genocide".
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Research scholars to get direct payment soon - Times of India

Research scholars to get direct payment soon - Times of India | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Research scholars to get direct payment soon
Times of India
He also underlined the need for university-industry interface. "Industries are looking up to universities to understand how they should increase their productivity.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Internet Surfing, Digital Literacy Can Boost Memory: Study

Internet Surfing, Digital Literacy Can Boost Memory: Study | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Digital literacy, which includes activities such as internet or web browsing, and emailing, can improve memory, revealed a study conducted by researchers at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina in Brazil.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Rethinking the Campus Web Portal - Campus Technology

Rethinking the Campus Web Portal - Campus Technology | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Campus Technology Rethinking the Campus Web Portal Campus Technology We didn't see anything revolutionary or that used newer Web 2.0 technologies." Thompson agreed, noting, "They were rehashes of old-school Web design, and there really wasn't...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Scientists report first analysis of 'precious' space particles - SFGate

Scientists report first analysis of 'precious' space particles - SFGate | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
SFGate Scientists report first analysis of 'precious' space particles SFGate Tiny bits of rocky dust, captured eight years ago by a spacecraft named Stardust, are probably the first fragments of interstellar matter ever brought back to Earth, say...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

How Ghana's Research Institute Is Tackling Cocoa Diseases, Pests - AllAfrica.com

How Ghana's Research Institute Is Tackling Cocoa Diseases, Pests - AllAfrica.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
How Ghana's Research Institute Is Tackling Cocoa Diseases, Pests AllAfrica.com The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) is called Tafo Cocoa Station when it was established in 1938 and later changed its name to the West African Cocoa Research...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Major mathematics awards to two Indian origin scientists - The Hindu

Major mathematics awards to two Indian origin scientists - The Hindu | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Hindu Major mathematics awards to two Indian origin scientists The Hindu Two mathematicians of Indian origin, Manjul Bhargava and Subhash Khot, are among the eight winners of the prestigious awards of the International Mathematical Union (IMU)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Library is outgrowing its space - Creston News Advertiser

Library is outgrowing its space - Creston News Advertiser | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Library is outgrowing its space
Creston News Advertiser
Due to the increase in single and two job households, more of our families need safe and quiet learning space for kids after school and in the summer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nevermore Sithole
Scoop.it!

Political Communication is Key to Winning the Next Election

Political Communication is Key to Winning the Next Election | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
With just months to go before the general election, all mainstream parties need to understand that having policy is only the first step on the path to victory.
more...
No comment yet.