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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
by Maria Popova 09 February, 2012 www.brainpickings.org Australian outfit Bridge 8, who have the admirable mission of devising “creative strategies for science and society,” and animato...
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Boosting research mobility in Europe

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European Commission Representation in Ireland press release: Boosting research mobility in Europe
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Oxford overtakes Cambridge as Britain's top research university - The Guardian

Oxford overtakes Cambridge as Britain's top research university - The Guardian | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Results of two-year-long assessment of universities’ research output will determine division of funding
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University of Manchester confirmed as research powerhouse | The University of Manchester

University of Manchester confirmed as research powerhouse | The University of Manchester | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @OfficialUoM: University of Manchester confirmed as research powerhouse in #REF2014 http://t.co/H9ImBebsJb http://t.co/RJnnN8rgvU
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EIFL webinar on embedding repositories

EIFL webinar on embedding repositories | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The EIFL Webinar on Embedding Repositories is now online! http://t.co/TKEQDRmixA #repositories #research #libraries
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How colleges are failing their students

How colleges are failing their students | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Some colleges and universities haven't caught on to the fact that if students don’t have the skills they need to land a job a degree isn't worth much.

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Nasa to Study How African Fires Affect Climate - SciDev.Net

Nasa to Study How African Fires Affect Climate - SciDev.Net | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Climate scientists have received a boost of up to US$150 million from US space agency NASA for a five year campaign to probe how air pollution, manmade fires across Africa and warming oceans may affect our climate.
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How to Apply Adult Learning Principles in E-learning

How to Apply Adult Learning Principles in E-learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
To survive in today’s competitive work environment, employees need to enhance their knowledge and skills. This is not only beneficial for the staff members as individuals, but also helps organizations to be productive. For this reason, organizations need to train their workforce regularly. Most ... http://elearningfeeds.com/how-to-apply-adult-learning-principles-in-e-learning/
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Putin’s Russia divides and enrages scientists

Putin’s Russia divides and enrages scientists | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Are geopolitical tensions destroying important links with the West, or can Russian research go it alone?
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2014: The death of the Human Rights Movement, or It's Rebirth? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

2014: The death of the Human Rights Movement, or It's Rebirth? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
For anyone interested in the issues of human rights, justice, or peace, and I assume that would include all of us, 2014 was a very bad year.
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Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Dr Indrajit Banerjee, Director of UNESCO’s Knowledge Societies Division

Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Dr Indrajit Banerjee, Director of UNESCO’s Knowledge Societies Division | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Interview de poids

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Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India

Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

With India being one of the giant users of ICTs, people are now looking at using ICTs for education and skills development. ICT-enabled education has emerged to be the most viable solution not only due to its availability at a cost effective rate, but also due to the fact that an overwhelming proportion of knowledge-seeking youth and adults are born and socialized in the e-culture.


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Interesting article about the potential and the obstacles involved in introducing ICT-enabled learning in India. The writer finishes with a powerful list of recommendations

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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Pritchard still questions the effects MOOCs will have; for one thing, he doesn’t see how they can have a sustainable business model on their own. But that doesn’t mean MOOCs are merely another overhyped technology. Ideas about what they offer, and whom they might help, are evolving as rapidly as the MOOCs themselves.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 4:42 AM

Some interesting stats and research findings, but it's questionable as to how many of these course were genuinely MOOCs rather than just large free online courses.

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The Data-Driven Farm

"Mr. Tom is as much a chief technology officer as he is a farmer. Where his great-great-grandfather hitched a mule, 'we’ve got sensors on the combine, GPS data from satellites, cellular modems on self-driving tractors, apps for irrigation on iPhones,' he said.

The demise of the small family farm has been a long time coming. But for farmers like Mr. Tom, technology offers a lifeline, a way to navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of making a living from the land. It is also helping them grow to compete with giant agribusinesses."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 4:42 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  


Tags: agriculture, food production, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture.

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Scottish university research now amongst the world's best

Scottish university research now amongst the world's best | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
ALMOST a third of Scottish university research is now ranked amongst the best in the world after a significant improvement in quality, new figures show.
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Scots universities producing 'world leading' academic research

Scots universities producing 'world leading' academic research | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of the research done by the University of Dundee was rated at the highest level.
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Universities: Confusing Drone Rules Stifle Our Research - National Journal

Universities: Confusing Drone Rules Stifle Our Research - National Journal | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Lobbyists representing hundreds of colleges took the FAA to task this month over regulations that make it difficult to fly drones for research purposes.
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International Rhino Poaching Syndicate Held In Czech Republic | SA Breaking News

International Rhino Poaching Syndicate Held In Czech Republic | SA Breaking News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Sixteen people suspected of being part of an international rhino poaching syndicate have been charged with trafficking rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam,
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The great British library betrayal: Closures have brought national network to brink of ‘absolute disaster’, reveals official inquiry

The great British library betrayal: Closures have brought national network to brink of ‘absolute disaster’, reveals official inquiry | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Library services are on the brink of disaster and can only be saved if they become more like coffee shops with wi-fi, sofas and hot drinks, a report will recommend on Thursday.

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britishroses's curator insight, December 17, 4:21 PM

#TorisMustGo #EdForPM

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South Sudan’s Terrible War Is a Year Old | War Is Boring

South Sudan's Terrible War Is a Year Old - War Is Boring - Medium

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Educational Radio: An Interview with Brian Gregory - Radio Survivor

Educational Radio: An Interview with Brian Gregory - Radio Survivor | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
For the Radio Survivor Academic Series, we interview scholar Brian Gregory regarding his work on educational radio.
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Academic vs. Industry Careers - Pulse

Academic vs. Industry Careers - Pulse | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The following is an edited transcription of a Q&A session titled “Academic Careers vs. Industry Careers” given by Greg Duncan and Guy Lebanon to summer interns at Amazon in the summer of 2014.
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ECIL 2015 | European Conference on Information Literacy http://t.co/YpI7KPwLzC
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The “Wild West” of Academic Publishing - Harvard Magazine

The “Wild West” of Academic Publishing - Harvard Magazine | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The troubled present and promising future of scholarly communication
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Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic

Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A Harvard physics professor says schoolchildren must be allowed to access the internet and talk to friends in the exams hall to reflect the conditions seen in the workplace

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 8, 4:54 AM

Seems like a no brainer to me.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 8, 7:42 AM

El profesor Eric Mazur, Decano de Física Aplicada en la Universidad de Harvard, muy conocido por su metodología de enseñanza "Peer Instruction" afirma que los adolescentes deberían tener acceso a internet y discutir preguntas con sus compañeros de clase durante los exámenes para que de esta manera realmente puedan estar preparados para el mundo real.

 

Estoy completamente de acuerdo y yo agregaría que las actuales formas de evaluación a través de exámenes y prácticas en aula deberían ser completamente reemplazadas por evaluaciones permanentes durante el desarrollo de las actividades lectivas, que deberían estar menos centradas en las tradicionales y aburridas (con honrosas excepciones por supuesto) clases magistrales y más en discusiones, desarrollo de proyectos, trabajos colaborativos y con enfoque interdisciplinar. Todo ello por supuesto conlleva a una mayor dedicación del profesor, a que él mismo desarrolle habilidades de trabajo en equipo, sea más creativo, se interese por la tecnología más allá del Word, el Powerpoint y el correo electrónico. En consecuencia.. un enorme reto por delante.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, December 17, 11:12 AM

Changes recommended by professor in how young people do GCSC exams to reflect the workplace conditions...using Google and conferring?

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The surprising math of cities and corporations

"Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 4, 2:44 PM

While corporations rise and fall, it is quite rare for a city to entirely fail as an economic system.  Huge cities have some negative consequences, but the networks that operate in the city function more efficiently on economies of scale in a way that offsets the negatives.  Increasing a city's population will continue to improve the economies of scale (larger cities have higher wages per capita, more creative employment per capita, etc.).  However, this growth requires major technological innovations to sustain long-term growth.  

 

Tagsurban, planningmegacities, industry, economic, scaleTED, video.

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