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7 Tips To Create an Effective Blended eLearning Strategy | eLearning Industry

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How to create a Blended eLearning Strategy. Check the 7 Tips To Create an Effective Blended eLearning Strategy to find why is the ultimate learning solution

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Is There Room for Case Studies in Development Practice?

Is There Room for Case Studies in Development Practice? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Amid the current much-needed revolution in (quantitative) evidence-driven development practice, is there room for case studies? Michael Woolcock at the Bank says yes: The frequency and sophisticati...
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Animated map shows how Indo-European languages may have evolved - YouTube

The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists. In 2012, a team of evolutionary biologists at the Univer...
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The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship Infographic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Digital access, commerce, communication, literacy and etiquette… What do these words have in common? Well, for starters, they are all components of digital citizenship. In fact, these concepts---an...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 4, 10:40 AM

Nice image to use not only during your digital citizenship lessons but as a poster for computer areas in the school.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 5, 9:48 AM

My pick for Infographic of the Week. ;)

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Teaching Information Literacy Skills

Teaching Information Literacy Skills | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
DefinitionLet's start with a clear understanding of what "information literacy" means. Most definitions center on the basic communication competencies of accessing, analyzing, evaluating and communicating information.
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e-Jobs: Virtual Academic Writing Coach/Developmental Editor

e-Jobs: Virtual Academic Writing Coach/Developmental Editor | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
QUALIFICATIONS
PhD in English, Communications or equivalent.
Demonstrated ability to write clear and compelling communications and utilize a variety of communication channels.
Experience teaching writing and/or scientific communication skills.
Advanced technology skills.
Proven writing and editing skills.
Experience working with faculty authors.
Experience with developmental and structural editing of academic manuscripts such as dissertations, books, journal articles, grant proposals, CVs and academic job portfolios.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Team player attitude.
Willingness to become certified as a professional coach.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 31, 2:49 PM

Keep in mind, if you have this skill set, you would be a strong candidate for online teaching jobs teaching research skills to Doctoral candidates -- Especially if you have previous online teaching experience. 


About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online. 

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4 questions to ask before launching a social media giveaway

4 questions to ask before launching a social media giveaway | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A social media giveaway can be a boon or a bust. Have the answers to these four questions at the outset so you don't waste your money.

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Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's curator insight, May 28, 6:02 PM


I find giveaways a hit or a miss. Well, more of a miss than a hit, actually.


To me, the reason is simple: Brands big and small don't really have a plan. They are looking for a short-term solution for lack of likes, newsletter signups, comments, and sales.


Jim Belosic does a great job explaining what you need to do before you decide investing your time and money into giveaways. 


To me, question #1 (Does the prize have emotional appeal) is the most important. What do you think? 

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Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries

Transforming Teaching and Learning in Asia and the Pacific: Case Studies from Seven Countries | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

How are our teachers teaching in schools in the Asia-Pacific region? Do their pedagogical practices meet the needs of the 21st century? What is required to change teaching and learning? Through case studies on changing pedagogical landscapes in seven countries - Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, the Republic of Korea, and Viet Nam - this publication reflects on these questions and explores opportunities and challenges in transforming teaching and learning.


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A free PDF ebook.

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Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa

Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation fund health centres in the country, but remain invested in fossil fuel companies whose mining operations, it is claimed, have a profound impact on the health of local communities

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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Some Very Good iPad Apps for Fighting Writer's Block ~ EdTech & MLearning

Some Very Good iPad Apps for Fighting Writer's Block ~ EdTech & MLearning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Writer's block is  a crippling condition in which one's creative process slows down to the minimum. It's a symptom of 'creativity blockage' which hits writers. People differ in how they deal with their writer's block but one effective way we have at our hands is the use of technology. There are several iPad apps that can provide writers with all kinds of prompts and incentives to write creatively.  Below is a sample of some of the best iPad apps to help you with writer's block. We invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions:

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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 29, 9:55 AM

Great ways to encourage student writing in all areas.

 

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Financial Literacy for Communication Professionals - Communication World

Financial Literacy for Communication Professionals - Communication World | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
In today’s increasingly competitive business landscape, an understanding of financial matters is an important life skill.
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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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Two Suggested Screencasting Tools for Communicating Information

Two Suggested Screencasting Tools for Communicating Information | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
May is a busy month. In lieu of my normal weekly newsletters for staff, I have elected to use a few screencasting applications to communicate information. Screencasts are brief video recordings tha...

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 19, 8:16 PM

I love this idea. I could send a booktalk video to staff of suggested holiday reading instead of my usual newsletter!  Time to play!

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, May 20, 6:34 AM

Touchcast et movenote.

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Kenya: Education for All Still a Mirage for African Countries

By Njonjo Kihuria
Earlier this year, the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Ministerial Conference on Education took place in Kigali, Rwanda, to prepare an African vision for the post-2015 education agenda.

The conference provided an opportunity to review and assess progress made in attaining the Education for All goals set in 2000.

Organised jointly by Unesco regional offices in Nairobi and Dakar, the conference defined the education needs, obstacles, and priorities in the region, in order to inform recommendations for the World Education Forum that will take place in Incheon, Korea, next month.

At Incheon, an international framework for action on education for post-2015 will be adopted. The Kigali meeting also discussed the post-2015 sustainable development goals to be adopted at the UN Summit in September in New York.

The conference that was attended by representatives from 44 sub-Saharan region governments and non-governmental participants, adopted a statement to promote the development of education across the region. The goal is to contribute to the African vision of peace, prosperity, and integration as defined in the 2063 agenda for Africa.



The conference endorsed the Muscat Agreement that seeks to "ensure equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030" and the United Nations General Assembly Open Working Group goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting life-long learning opportunities for all.

"We reaffirm our commitment to the pursuit of quality education for lifelong learning as a fundamental human right and imperative for sustainable development, which must be unequivocally guaranteed to every child, youth and adult", declares the Kigali Statement. It also notes the continued development challenges and emerging development issues and resolves to construct new "education paradigms in developing human capabilities for inclusive growth, wealth creation, peace and security".

The conference recognised the fact that most countries in the region have not achieved EFA, the Second Decade of Education for Africa goals and targets and that several countries do not have universal access in the first grade of primary education, while completion in primary education is only 67 per cent, 35 at lower secondary and 17 at upper secondary. Consequently the statement calls for a rethinking of policies, strategies, and target setting to respond to the new priorities in the African context cutting across all levels of education, using an integrated approach for sustainable development.



"This requires a focus on quality, equity, gender equality and inclusion, teachers, skills development, governance and leadership, innovation,