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Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.
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Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids - Deseret News

Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids - Deseret News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Raising children who come to literature again and again as leisure readers may mean thinking outside the book.
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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers

Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

This guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about teaching practices. It sets out a philosophy and proposes a frame of reference to aid teacher-thinking when designing mobile language learning in and beyond the classroom, informed by research conducted with teachers and learners in ESOL and EAP contexts.



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Cynthia Jones's curator insight, February 26, 11:28 AM

Another useful, detailed guide.

David Smart's curator insight, February 26, 8:05 PM

Cool

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, March 5, 10:14 AM

A free book that gives some useful information about how to frame the choices for designing pedagogy.

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Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents

Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Leading scientist speaks of cultural ‘Chernobyl’ after blaze ravages 2,000 sq metres of Moscow institute holding papers dating to 16th century

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Library disasters in developed countries

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Terrorism fear takes over security at the Library of Congress - Greater Greater Washington

Terrorism fear takes over security at the Library of Congress - Greater Greater Washington | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress is America's national library. It also may be the only library in the United States where getting into one of its Capitol Hill buildings is a lot like trying to board an airplane.
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How to Write a Nonfiction Book Review

How to Write a Nonfiction Book Review | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Do you love to read nonfiction books? Why not try your hand at reviewing them?  What is a nonfiction book review? A book review is a critical evaluation of a book. It isn't just a summary, but give...
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What Nigeria should do to meet global ICT trends in 2015 and beyond — Uwaje - Nigerian Tribune

What Nigeria should do to meet global ICT trends in 2015 and beyond — Uwaje - Nigerian Tribune | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Mr. Chris Uwaje is known as the Oracle of the Nigerian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry because of his developmental and pionee...
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Kenyan scholar roots for technology to re-invent African economies - GlobalPost

Kenyan scholar roots for technology to re-invent African economies - GlobalPost | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Kenyan scholar roots for technology to re-invent African economies
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For Better eLearning, Tell Me A Story

For Better eLearning, Tell Me A Story | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"From the time we’re small children, humans are captivated by stories. They fascinate, horrify, sadden, overwhelm or bring about intense happiness or excitement. They teach us things as we learn from the experience of others, fictionalized or not. Whether it’s your favorite book or movie, you probably rank it number one because of the story. Writers, filmmakers and journalists are heralded for great storytelling abilities."


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Report Shows US Students' Skills Falling Behind Others

Report Shows US Students' Skills Falling Behind Others | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"American students are more educated than ever before, but they seem to be learning less when it comes to literacy, math, and job skills."


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Alignment Should Always Be Our Watchword in eLearning

Alignment Should Always Be Our Watchword in eLearning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Alignment or integrated course design means creating courses where the objectives or learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment tasks are consistent or are closely associated. In fact, the closer the association, the more instructionally effective is the course."


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A nice example of constructive alignment (cf. Biggs & Tang, 2011) in practice.

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How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses."


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Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape

Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
For decades the leading nature writer has been collecting unusual words for landscapes and natural phenomena – from aquabob to zawn. It’s a lexicon we need to cherish in an age when a junior dictionary finds room for ‘broadband’ but has no place for ‘bluebell’


Tags: language, culture, English, toponyms, landscape.


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New Article: “Academic Libraries: A Soft Analysis, A Warning and the Road Ahead” | LJ INFOdocket

New Article: “Academic Libraries: A Soft Analysis, A Warning and the Road Ahead” | LJ INFOdocket | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The following article appears in the latest issue of IFLA Journal published by the International Federation of Library Associations. Title Academic Libraries: A Soft Analysis, A Warning and the Road Ahead Authors James M.
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More than 200 academics, students call for academic freedom after embattled Thai historian fired from Thammasat | Prachatai English

More than 200 academics, students call for academic freedom after embattled Thai historian fired from Thammasat | Prachatai English | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.


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DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals uses a quality control system to guarantee the content

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An excellent research resource.

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Applicable for research

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Research: 30 percent of organizations collecting big data | ZDNet

Research: 30 percent of organizations collecting big data | ZDNet | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Thirty percent of organizations are collecting big data, with telecommunications and engineering among the top industries collecting data, according to the latest Tech Pro Research research report.

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Why poaching is not “a poverty problem”

Why poaching is not “a poverty problem” | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The World Bank’s vision is a world free of poverty. As this statement suggests, it is rare that we tackle a problem that is not grounded in poverty.
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“Financial Literacy” Is a Distraction From What We Really Need: Actual Consumer Protection

“Financial Literacy” Is a Distraction From What We Really Need: Actual Consumer Protection | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The idea behind the financial literacy movement sounds like common sense. The financial world is complicated? People don’t do the right things? Then educate them!
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