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How American Agriculture Works

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There really are two different Americas: the heartland, and the coasts....

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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 27, 4:46 PM

My uncles in Iowa grow corn for ethanol.  They have a small crop where they grow corn they consume.  It is literally the best corn I've ever had.  I'm actually surprised Rhode Island produces almost $4mil in sweet corn.  I'm amazed that Mass produces $100 mil in cranberries.  I've seen a few cranberry bogs close down.  We produce so much why can't we actually feed everyone?  

Diane Johnson's curator insight, January 28, 8:47 PM

Useful data for sustainability discussions

Bob Beaven's curator insight, January 29, 2:38 PM

These maps are interesting, in the fact that the heartland of the United States differs so much from either coast.  Both the coasts, as seen in the first map grow fruits and vegetables.  The center of the country grows wheat, and wheat is the dominant  crop of the country.  This might account for the reason why fruits and vegetables are more expensive than grain based products.  The second map helps to drive home this point even further, of how different the coasts are from the heartland.  What I also thought was funny, however, was the author's comment that it looks like an electoral map.  Perhaps, the reason heartland states tend to side with each other and republicans is because of shared interests in the political arena.

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The Stunning Geography of Incarceration

The Stunning Geography of Incarceration | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
America has more than 5,000 prisons. This is what they look like on our landscape.


Begley’s images capture the massive scale of this entire industry and the land that we devote to it (America has less than 5 percent of the world’s population but houses a quarter of the world’s prisoners). His website, in fact, includes only about 14 percent of all of the prisons he’s captured (each one is scaled to the same size).


Tags: remote sensing, land use, geospatial, landscape. 


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Bob Beaven's curator insight, January 29, 2:27 PM

This article is interesting from a geographic and social perspective, because the overhead pictures show just how much we alter the land with our prisons.  What is really interesting is how the US has less than five percent of the world's population but has one quarter of its prisoners.  Because of this, it can be inferred that the country has many prisons.  Yet, what astonished me about the prisons is that they seem to be out in the middle of nowhere.  The buildings seem expansive on the landscape and dominate it.  It just makes me wonder, how much does the United States spend on building and up-keeping these complexes.

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With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all.

With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all. | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The dilemma facing many universities today is that distributed, external communication involves risk, but having a limited presence means the scholarly community is vulnerable to complete disregard...
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Libraries vs the digital divide | Reading, Writ...

Libraries vs the digital divide | Reading, Writ... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Some people have computers and fast Web access at home. Some don't. Why does that matter and how are libraries working against this digital divide?Source: www.allpurposeguru.comSee on Scoop.it - Di...
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55000-Year-Old Skull Fragment May Be Linked to 1st Europeans - Live Science

55000-Year-Old Skull Fragment May Be Linked to 1st Europeans - Live Science | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Discovery of partial skull in Israel may provide insights on humans' migration out of Africa and when they first interbred with Neanderthals.
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The Rise in Internet Penetration and the Changing Face of Digital India - iamWire

The Rise in Internet Penetration and the Changing Face of Digital India - iamWire | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
India has one of the largest and fastest growing populations of Internet users in the world, which is estimated to be around 190 million as …
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MOOCs, Information Literacy and the role of the librarian (slides)

MOOCs, Information Literacy and the role of the librarian (slides) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Abtract from the talk:  "Sheila Webber will start by briefly outlining some general characteristics of MOOCs and her own experience with them. She will go on to identify types of MOOC and the implications for MOOC pedagogy. As part of this discussion she will note some findings from an investigation into the value of learning analytics for MOOC educators (undertaken by Naomi Colhoun at Sheffield University in summer 2014). In the final part of her presentation she will reflect on the various roles that have been, or could be, adopted by librarians."


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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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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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Finding and Using Spatial Data Sources

Finding and Using Spatial Data Sources | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Data is great, but working with numbers can be intimidating. We have more data than ever before that is available to us, and graphs, charts, and spreadsheets are ways that data can be shared. If that data has a spatial element to it, the best way to visualize a large dataset might just be a map."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 25, 3:51 PM

I hope you enjoy this article I wrote about GeoFRED, a way to visualize economic statistics.  All of my future articles for National Geographic Education will be archived here at this link


Tags: National Geographicdevelopment, statistics,  economic, mapping.

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'The Science Of Things That Aren't So' Should Not Drive Public Policy - Forbes

'The Science Of Things That Aren't So' Should Not Drive Public Policy - Forbes | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A disturbing trend is scientists abandoning scientific rigor in the interest of advocacy on public policy issues. In the case of attempts to ban neonicotinoids, the means are dishonest, and the end is both unwarranted and anti-social.
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The Innovative Learning Strategy Used By Leading Fortune 500 Companies

The Innovative Learning Strategy Used By Leading Fortune 500 Companies | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Whether it's a part of your professional development learning or an independent project, you can set up this strategy for yourself.

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Scientists reveal the two questions that give 'clear evidence' of love - Daily Mail

Scientists reveal the two questions that give 'clear evidence' of love - Daily Mail | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Virginia say that overestimating your partner's happiness can be a good indicator that you will get divorced in the future. They claim data backs up this analysis.
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The Rise in Internet Penetration and the Changing Face of Digital India - iamWire

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MIT study redefines the role of meteorites in the formation of the early solar system | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com

MIT study redefines the role of meteorites in the formation of the early solar system | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Until now, it has been generally accepted that a meteor constitutes a time capsule – a relic of the early creation of the solar system that has fallen to Earth, allowing us to delve into the distant past by looking at the composition of the essentially unchanged material that formed the basis of planetary formation. However, a new study carried out by researchers from MIT and Purdue University seeks to challenge the established belief, asserting that rather than representing the kernel of planetary creation, that they are instead a by-product of the violent and often cataclysmic process.

The new research revolves around the creation of tiny spherical grains known as chondrules, that are present in meteorites. Chondrules are formed where molten droplets cool, leaving behind a glassy residue. The established theory on planetary formation is that the chondrules (then molten droplets), came into contact with gas and dust particles, resulting in larger clumps of matter that would form the basis for the planetary bodies that we have today.

However, this established view of the formation of the early solar system has been thrown into doubt by a series of complex computer simulations run by researchers from MIT and Purdue University. The simulations suggest that planetary bodies the size of the moon existed prior to the creation of the earliest chondrules, and that it was the enormous pressures produced by a collision between two such bodies that were responsible for the formation of the glassy spheres.

According to the research, a cataclysmic clash between the protoplanets would produce enough force to melt a fraction of the material, sending a molten plume jetting out into space, whereupon it would cool, and adhere to the surface of what would eventually become meteorites.

Whilst the new simulations may disprove the current leading theory on the role of meteorites in planetary creation, it provides valuable insight into this formative period.


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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