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Six Steps for Successful Change Management

Six Steps for Successful Change Management | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Learn the 6 steps for effective change management. Consulting with your constituent before implementing any major change is one.

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Leaders Of The Future Need To Be Courageous And Authentic Storytellers

Leaders Of The Future Need To Be Courageous And Authentic Storytellers | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend [...]

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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

 

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

 

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.


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WHO | Global status report on alcohol and health 2014

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The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States. It represents a continuing effort by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support Member States in collecting information in order to assist them in their efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, and its health and social consequences. The report was launched in Geneva on Monday 12 May 2014 during the second meeting of the global network of WHO national counterparts for implementation of the global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol


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NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: 'You Must Share Data' - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

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NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: 'You Must Share Data' Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) Scientists who use government money to conduct genomic research will now be required to quickly share the data they gather under a policy announced on...
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Why and how Westerners go to fight in Syria and Iraq
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They were just two out of hundreds of Muslims from Europe, setting off to Syria to join the battle. That was two years ago.
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PHD Comics: Why Academics Really Use Twitter

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Link to Piled Higher and Deeper

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:59 AM

Want a laugh? 

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Insider's jokes even the outsiders can laugh at. 

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Hilarious!

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University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it

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Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan


We spend years teaching our children to share. Yet from the moment students enter academia, we discourage it. Lock up your work in prestigious subscription journals; keep your data close to your chest; compete instead of collaborate – these are the messages transmitted by peers and mentors. These are the tenets of our unhealthy academic culture. We need to change our priorities.


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Research and Global Open Access Initiatives

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2014 3:48 PM

Open Education = Open Research?  Research behind the paywall vs research delivered by keyword search on Google or Bing?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 24, 2014 10:50 PM

Sharing our research is important, but forgoing vigor in publishing could be problematic. For example, what makes an open source published article strong? There is a a need to explore something different that allows publication, openness, and vigor.

 

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