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Stanford freshmen take a new approach to scientific inquiry - Stanford Report

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Stanford Report Stanford freshmen take a new approach to scientific inquiry Stanford Report Nelson was one of 22 freshmen enrolled in the Science in the Making Integrated Learning Environment, a residential academic program – best known as SIMILE –...
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Tunisia runoff to feature revolution vs. stability - The State

Read the latest and breaking local news, from Midlands and around the country and world from The State Newspaper and TheState.com in the Midlands and Columbia, SC.
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Intellectual Property, Ethics & the Utilization of Academic Research in health/life sciences - In2LifeSciences

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Intellectual Property, Ethics & the Utilization of Academic Research in health/life sciences - March 2015 - http://t.co/hH75krsRsC
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10 Must-Read Articles About Big Data

10 Must-Read Articles About Big Data | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Ever heard that once something gets on the internet it stays there forever? And that's true. Everything we do, leaves tremendous amount of data. Big data.

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Gates Foundation announces world’s strongest policy on open access research : Nature News Blog

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RT @jessica_oleary: Gates Foundation announces world’s strongest policy on open access research http://t.co/6t9NZec4jE #digital_humanities …
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Habits, practices and routines: the everyday politics of International Intervention | Insight on Conflict

Habits, practices and routines: the everyday politics of International Intervention | Insight on Conflict | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Listen to Séverine Autesserre discuss the findings of her new book, 'Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention'
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IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers (full version)

IFLA Code of Ethics for Librarians and other Information Workers (full version) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
国際図書館連盟IFLA倫理綱領の6.
"Librarians and other information workers treat each other with fairness and respect. " http://t.co/GwBn3XFAqL
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Humanity is threatened by information overload - Daily News & Analysis

Humanity is threatened by information overload - Daily News & Analysis | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Humanity is threatened by information overload - One of the greatest malaises of this century is the daily information overload that an average person has to deal with.
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Ghana needs independent funding body for Science - GhanaWeb

Ghana needs independent funding body for Science - GhanaWeb | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
GhanaWeb Ghana needs independent funding body for Science GhanaWeb Professor Francis Allotey, President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS), has advocated the establishment of an independent funding agency for Science, Technology and...
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Models of Science as Patterns for Econ. Development/Technology Transfer

Economists believe that the main driver of global income inequality is not capital or education, but technology. Most often, technology is described as a set...
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Research in Germany - Research Performing Organisations

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Find out about Germany's forms of research locations: universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university institutes, companies and Federal as well as Länder Institutions.
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Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn - Computers & Education

Abstract: We present an analysis of instructional design quality of 76 randomly selected Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The quality of MOOCs was determined from first principles of instruction, using a course survey instrument. Two types of MOOCs (xMOOCs and cMOOCs) were analysed and their instructional design quality was assessed and compared. We found that the majority of MOOCs scored poorly on most instructional design principles. However, most MOOCs scored highly on organisation and presentation of course material. The results indicate that although most MOOCs are well-packaged, their instructional design quality is low. We outline implications for practice and ideas for future research.


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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, November 19, 8:37 AM
More of this kind of research is needed, although this article seems to follow the prevalent kind of thinking that groups different kind of learning activities which have chosen the #MOOC format into one genre, as if there was a genuine type. This does not appear to hold up to scrutiny. The finding that these MOOC formatted courses do not largely comply with the "instructional design principles" of e-learning but do excel in "organisation and presentation" instead, once combined with the fact that millions of learners flock to these very MOOC but could care less about conventional e-learning formats, leads one to reflect on the usefulness of said principles as analytical/evaluation tools and their scope as indicators of learning outcomes.
Anoush Margaryan, Manuela Bianco, Allison Littlejohn, Instructional quality of Massive Open Inline Courses (MOOCs), Computers & Education, Volume 80, January 2015, Pages 77-83, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2014.08.005.(via http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036013151400178X)Keywords: Massive Online Open Courses; Distributed learning environments; Evaluation methodologies; Lifelong learning; Pedagogical issues
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Estudio sobre 76 MOOCs: materiales bien construidos pero diseño instruccionar pobre.

Mariano Rico's curator insight, November 20, 8:43 AM
Back to basic formation design. We learn by doing
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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, November 19, 9:10 AM

It is tough to do well.

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Interesting implications...

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Partnership brings scientific research and business together - FIS

Partnership brings scientific research and business together - FIS | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
FIS Partnership brings scientific research and business together FIS “Students getting practical experience in a business setting and businesses gaining access to valuable research and development services are the sustainable benefits of this...
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Gladwyne Librarian Receives Prestigious Award - Patch.com

Gladwyne Librarian Receives Prestigious Award - Patch.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Carolyn Conti has received the 2014 Patricia A. Dobbin Award for her dedication and service.
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Equip students with skills to create future tech: PM - AsiaOne

Equip students with skills to create future tech: PM - AsiaOne | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE schools should equip students with the skills to create the technology of the future, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.These include not just abilities like computer programming, but also a "fail fast, learn quickly" mindset,...
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Former Delhi University V-C jailed for plagiarism

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Former Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental was forced to spend a few hours in Tihar Jail on Tuesday after a lower court in the city remanded him to judicial custody on complaints of plagiarism made by another...
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Data from: A qualitative study exploring the health literacy issues in the care of Chinese American immigrants with diabetes - Dryad

Data from: A qualitative study exploring the health literacy issues in the care of Chinese American immigrants with diabetes - Dryad | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Data from: A qualitative study exploring the health literacy issues in the care of Chinese American immigrants... http://t.co/rgDR6mBObh
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GEPA developing a marketing tool in West Africa - spyghana.com

GEPA developing a marketing tool in West Africa - spyghana.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is developing a professional services directory for about 50 companies in the export of services to be used as a marketing tool in West Africa and beyond.
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The charitable causes Americans care about most

The charitable causes Americans care about most | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Youth and families, animals, medical research and education top the list of charitable causes Americans find most important.
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Libraries Offer Prepaid Visa Debit Cards to Patrons - NerdWallet (blog)

Libraries Offer Prepaid Visa Debit Cards to Patrons - NerdWallet (blog) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Public libraries in three states offer plastic that doubles as a library and a prepaid debit card, to raise money and provide a financial service to patrons
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Information Literacy: A Brief Approach of Education In The Information Society

Authors: Héctor Javier García Llorente and María José Rodríguez Conde. Credits: Conference Chair Francisco José García-Peñalvo (USAL, Spain) Steering Committee Francisco José García-Pe...
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Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?

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Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.
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Experts call for gender-sensitive strategies ahead of post-2015 development negotiations

Addis Ababa, 17 November 2014 (ECA) - As Africa gears up for the post-2015 development negotiations participants attending the experts segment of the 9th Regional Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing +20) which started...
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Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

Lavish praise for students is among seven popular teaching practices not supported by evidence, according to a new Sutton Trust report which reviews over 200 pieces of research on how to develop great teachers.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 14, 5:18 AM

Some interesting results here

Suzanne's curator insight, November 14, 5:22 AM

Time for a wake up call! I will refrain from saying I told you so.

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Why going to the library is one of the best things I do for my kids and the planet - Treehugger

Why going to the library is one of the best things I do for my kids and the planet - Treehugger | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
It's so much more than books.
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