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7 Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations From the Startup World

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Organizations tackling social problems have taught entrepreneurs the importance of mission. Entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done.
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Opposition research plays major role in state's U.S. Senate race - Lexington Herald Leader

Opposition research plays major role in state's U.S.
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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Download our Social Media Citations Handouts

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 19, 3:27 PM

Fantastic collection, thank you!

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To which I would also add #EndNote 

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Study Skills: the Foundation for Lifelong Learning

Study Skills: the Foundation for Lifelong Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Huntington Learning Center provides tutoring in reading, writing, mathematics, and related areas, as well as tutoring services for SAT prep, PSAT prep, and ACT test preparation.
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What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills? | Chat Literacy

What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills? | Chat Literacy | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Welcome to Day 2: we have already enjoyed a very active discussion (Topic 1) about conceptions of Information Literacy and now move to exploring the role of information literacy in developing the skills of the young researcher or an effective employee, including:

 

--how to make the critical link between IL and building research capacity

 

--sharing approaches and strategies for mitigating challenges

 

--raising awareness and communicating the value of IL in organisations

 

What role does IL play in developing the skills of the young researcher or an effective employee? We need to discuss how to make the critical link between IL and building research capacity; this involves sharing approaches and strategies for mitigating challenges, by raising awareness and communicating the value of IL in your organisations.

 

There can be little doubt that the link between the “information use” space and the “professional” space that forms our community of practice has changed considerably over the course of the last thirty years.

 

One principal factor of change, which I call “Structural”, is that the classical model of learning how to do research is to become apprenticed to those who are already thoroughly familiar with the field of study, active users of research methods and discerning critics of ideas. This model has been largely displaced because the massification of higher education, in particular, and the consequent inability of teachers, tutors, supervisors, librarians and information specialists to provide in-depth supervision, makes the original model uneconomic.

 

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Research Proposal on Reading Skills | Useful Research Papers | Free Samples, Examples and Guidelines

Research Proposal on Reading Skills | Useful Research Papers | Free Samples, Examples and Guidelines | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Useful research proposal sample about Reading Skills. Free research paper example on Reading Skills topics. Read also tips how to write a good PhD or Master's research proposal paper online.

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Course on Research Communication Skills Development - Pakistan Observer

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Course on Research Communication Skills Development Pakistan Observer Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - Karachi—The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC), University of Karachi, is organising a Course on “Research Communication...
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America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Although we seldom think about them this way, most American communities as they exist today were built for the spry and mobile. We've constructed millions of multi-story, single-family homes where the master bedroom is on the second floor, where the lawn outside requires weekly upkeep, where the mailbox is a stroll away. We've designed neighborhoods where everyday errands require a driver's license. We've planned whole cities where, if you don't have a car, it's not particularly easy to walk anywhere — especially not if you move gingerly.

This reality has been a fine one for a younger country. Those multi-story, single-family homes with broad lawns were great for Baby Boomers when they had young families. And car-dependent suburbs have been fine for residents with the means and mobility to drive everywhere. But as the Baby Boomers whose preferences drove a lot of these trends continue to age, it's becoming increasingly clear that the housing and communities we've built won't work very well for the old."


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Option topic: urban environmental change and management

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This reality is detrimental to the future of our society because it focuses on the now rather than looking into long terms on how these changes will impact our world in the long run. Looking at the way our society is progressing, these changes are relevant in major metropolitan cities, where the job market is attractive to the young rather than those with over 30 years of experience. In our society, not many see retirement being in the center of the city. Creating a society that accommodates both the young and the old, along with the married and unmarried is pivotal to the progression of  our ever changing world. 

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learning theory - models, product and process

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eCite - Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature

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Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature (RT @mishdalton: Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature http://t.co/Q4lG47fgLQ)...

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eCite - Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature

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Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature (RT @mishdalton: Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature http://t.co/Q4lG47fgLQ)...

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Graduate Students May Need Information Literacy Instruction as Much as Undergraduates | Miller | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Graduate Students May Need Information Literacy Instruction as Much as Undergraduates (Graduate Students Need Information Literacy Instruction | Miller | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice: http://t.co/aJEw13pdN1)...

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Hyperlink Citation Is the Future of Academic Writing

Hyperlink Citation Is the Future of Academic Writing | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Conceived during an era when libraries were purely physical places, papers were composed by hand or typewriter, and professors returned graded ..."

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The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Student Researchers and Academics

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The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Student Research and Academics

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7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Yesterday while we were working on the post entitled 5 Great Learning Tools for students and as we reviewed EasyBib, we decided to include here a post that would feature a list of some important bibliography and citation tools. As teachers and educators, you know how hard students struggle  to properly use a quote, citation, or list bibliography items. This is even more serious when it comes to writing formal research papers.


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Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information

Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

n the past, teachers gave life to learning for generations of students — no different than today. But they were operating in an environment of scarcity that would make today’s teachers cringe (and they do, every time the Internet is down for more than just
a short while). As the information available and our ability to access it increases, this new economy of information is transforming the practice of teaching and the roles of both teacher and student.

 


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Julia Beck's curator insight, March 13, 8:39 PM

And now for the strategies!

Paz Barceló's curator insight, March 14, 5:18 AM

En una Economía de la Información, el profesor que todavía insiste en la distribución de información a través de conferencias o clases tradicionales, está compitiendo con la diversidad de información que se presenta en múltiples medios y formatos.  Está impidiendo, o no fomenta el que  los estudiantes a participen activamente en maneras mucho más profundas que la simple escucha.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, March 17, 5:10 PM

We live in an age of infowhelm. How do we cope and teach our students to wade through this information?

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22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills - A Media Specialist's Guide

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Are you looking for great resources to teach students how to do research online? Then check out this post. The links range from resources geared to elementary school to middle school and high school. How do you create a bibliography? Evaluate a website? Learn new search techniques? These and other skills are available in the links provided.


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Cute Page!
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How to Use New Media to Teach Writing, Research and Analytical Skills

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The key to teaching new literacy skills is to change the focus of student writing. The written essay developed because it was easy for most people to create using the available pen-and-ink and typewriter technologies. Until this century, audio and video could be created only by the few with access to complex technology.
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Excellent Guide on~Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills~

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Explore the ready-to-use curriculum, including detailed lesson plans, student worksheets, and class demonstrations. Microsoft's Teacher's Resources have developed this critical thinking and web research curriculum guide.


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Advanced Research Skills: Citation Searching

This tutorial explains citation searching, using HSU library databases and Google Scholar.
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Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning

Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Learning is most effective when it's personalised. That happens when people feel they are participants in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.

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Discover Information Literacy - YouTube

Four Instructional Technology graduate students at the University of Mary Washington collaborated to create this video defining and guiding students and teac...

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Literacy toolkit for UBC faculty | About UBC Library

Literacy toolkit for UBC faculty | About UBC Library | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
In partnership with UBC librarians, faculty members and students, the toolkit was developed to support the creation of research assignments and instruction that address students' information literacy levels and needs.

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Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy Rely on Library Resources Less Often But Are More Willing to Learn How to Use Them | Daniel | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy Rely on Library Resources Less Often But Are More Willing to Learn How to Use Them (Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy | Daniel | Evidence Based Library and Information...

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