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11 Must-Read Digital Inclusion Reports & Case Studies | Ross McCulloch

11 Must-Read Digital Inclusion Reports & Case Studies | Ross McCulloch | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @ThirdSectorLab: 11 Must-Read Digital Inclusion Reports & Case Studies for #DigiScotFest14 attendees http://t.co/S6F57VH5gf
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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

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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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

Tony Meehan's curator insight, November 27, 2014 3:03 PM

This model describes 4 levels of mastery using measurements of competence and consciousness.  As novices, we are in a state of “Unconscious Incompetence”, where we don’t recognize what we need to know.  As we gain knowledge and experience, we transition to “Conscious Incompetence,” where we are aware of what we do not know.  Developing further, the third stage is “Conscious Competence,” where most of us remain.  We have considerable ability and knowledge at our craft, yet it is not automatic; we must still think and act deliberately.  The fourth and final stage is mastery, or “Unconscious Competence”.

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Using Design Thinking in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions."


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Pour la formation professionnelle également :-)

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Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos

Conservationists and scientists hold talks in Kenya to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. Duration: 01:06.
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Show Me the Evidence: Evidence-Based Policy in Higher Education | InsideTrack

Show Me the Evidence: Evidence-Based Policy in Higher Education | InsideTrack | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
“I came to Washington 30 years ago to write the definitive book on how evidence informs policy and it took me 5 minutes to figure out it doesn’t,” said Ron
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Library Schools, Give Us Job Placement Statistics — Annoyed Librarian

Library Schools, Give Us Job Placement Statistics — Annoyed Librarian | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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European scientists: too often, like acrobats without a net - EuroScientist Webzine

European scientists: too often, like acrobats without a net - EuroScientist Webzine | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
what happens when our personal or professional lives are at stake?
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Academics criticise LGBT bid to lobby with Barack Obama | The Asian Age

Academics criticise LGBT bid to lobby with Barack Obama | The Asian Age | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The online campaign by the country's LGBT community, calling on US President Barack Obama to ...
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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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Worth a look...

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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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