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Research Claims Are Skirting the Peer Review Process - Medscape

Research Claims Are Skirting the Peer Review Process Medscape However, they do not appear in peer-reviewed journals and have not been subjected to the rigor of traditional scientific screening, John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, from the Stanford Prevention...
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Man’s death leads to the discovery of a new virus

Man’s death leads to the discovery of a new virus | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Scientists have described a previously unknown insect-borne virus, following the death of a man in the Kansas county of Bourbon in the US in mid-2014.

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Cult of Biodynamics: Future of farming or agrarian organic witchcraft? - Genetic Literacy Project

Cult of Biodynamics: Future of farming or agrarian organic witchcraft? - Genetic Literacy Project | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that rejects many aspects of modern agriculture including genetic engineering, originally developed by Rudolf Steiner that employs what proponents describe as...
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For language, technology is both the medium and the message - The Official Microsoft Blog

For language, technology is both the medium and the message - The Official Microsoft Blog | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
It has often been said that air travel shrank the world, bringing people closer together. While true, that change was nothing like the transformation brought about by information and communications technologies (ICT).

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A good reminder, there is not only Google Translate, but Microsoft as well...

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How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications

How to Write a Cover Letter: 14 Best Practices for Dramatically Better Job Applications | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

The cover letter is one of the few documents that nearly everyone will have to write at some point in their life. It has been said that the CV is possibly the most important document you will ever write and if this is the case then arguably, the cover letter could be a close second. The good news is that whilst it might seem complex, in truth it is a just a combination of basic principles that need to be included and followed.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 24, 3:45 PM

Here are some ideas for writing a better cover letter.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, February 24, 11:06 PM

I guess this is something that needs constant brushing up, even if it means we have done some form of it in English class. The format generally followed in India is the block format with the writer's address and the receiver's address coming on the left, and yes, there is the statement of the subject too, which cannot be done without!

 

Trumans's curator insight, February 25, 4:16 PM

As an Executive Search consultant I would advise every candidate to read this. It's right on the money. One other important point to note: if the application asks for a cover letter and you don't supply one, you have failed the first test. 

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Elements of Learning Experience Design

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The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible.

The purpose of an experience and the platform on which the experience takes place will vary: purchasing a plane ticket on a tablet to vacation, enjoying a musical performance in a theater, or learning to code in a classroom. Although each of these experiences require their own unique methods and frameworks, the elements that should be taken into consideration during the design process remain mostly the same.


As a learning experience designer, you should focus your time and attention during the strategy plane on identifying the gaps that exist between the learner and his/her desired outcome. Those gaps exist due to a lack of the following:

Knowledge: Do learners lack the proper information to complete a task?Skill: Do they have all of the right information but lack the ability to translate that knowledge into action that could be applied to a given situation?Confidence: Are they able to demonstrate or apply the skill, but do they hesitate or refuse to apply it?Motivation: Are they able to demonstrate or apply the skill confidently but just don’t want to do it?Access: Do they have all of the above but lack the proper tools or resources to complete a task?

Once you are able to properly identify the gaps that cause learners to struggle, you must design a solution that effectively addresses those gaps.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



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Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 23, 8:57 PM

Just like any experiences, learning experiences also need to well designed. After deciding on outcome to be achieved of learning particular course (learning outcome), gaps to reaching the outcome should be identified at requirement plane, strategy plane, interaction plane and sensory plane. In course of doing so, gaps in knowledge, skills, confidence, motivation and access that learners may have should be addressed through course delivery, that careful planning be made through the planning, determination of objectives, implementation and evaluation stage of curriculum.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 24, 2:31 AM

Good!

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, February 25, 4:26 AM

Un artículo muy claro y muy interesante.

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Case citation - United Kingdom Law - Guides Directory at Oxford University

Case citation - United Kingdom Law - Guides Directory at Oxford University | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Guides Directory. United Kingdom Law. Case citation.

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Visualisation tools for all tastes

Visualisation tools for all tastes | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Collection of tools for all tastes and needs
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6 key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education in 2015

6 key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education in 2015 | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
What will be driving the use of education technology in universities in the next five years?
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Digital Knowledge Spaces: Virtual Research Laboratories in the humanities

The Digital Humanities have established their place in the humanities and are inspiring new research questions, approaches, and discoveries. The film introdu...
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Does the MOOC spell the end for universities? - OUPblog (blog)

Does the MOOC spell the end for universities? - OUPblog (blog) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The seemingly unassailable rise of the MOOC – the Massive Open On-Line Course – has many universities worried. Offering access to millions of potential students, it seems like the solution to so many of the problems that beset higher education.
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Two Chicago universities, one private and one public, vie for Obama library

Two Chicago universities, one private and one public, vie for Obama library | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Windy City backers say it is inconceivable the president would choose New York or Hawaii.
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The rise of patient peer review

The rise of patient peer review | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
New journal incorporates patients into editorial and review process
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