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What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community.
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Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning?

Are You Missing This Piece to Enhance Student Learning? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


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Julie Price's curator insight, February 20, 10:41 PM

What a great quote. Pass it on to your kids when they set off to school!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 3:35 PM
If you have worked in any educational environment from elementary school, higher education, or corporate training, then you have had students who consistently struggle with a topic, skill, or prerequisite knowledge that they must learn in order to be successful. Likewise, many of those same students struggle to motivate themselves to learn the material they are struggling with.
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Integrating open textbooks, open research and open data into teaching | Tony Bates

Integrating open textbooks, open research and open data into teaching | Tony Bates | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Researchers Voice Concern Over E-Books' Effect on Reading Comprehension

Researchers Voice Concern Over E-Books' Effect on Reading Comprehension | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Researchers at West Chester University found that elementary students showed lower comprehension levels when reading on iPads versus traditional print materials.

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Nancy Evans's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:49 PM

We need to watch and see and look at ways to engage readers using e-readers/tablets.  Apps can do it, instruction can do it.  Look for annotation, highlighting, definitions, character descriptions and distractions.

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Top Priorities for Academic Libraries in Advancing Open Education

How can academic libraries be better partners in open education? For more than 10 years, academic libraries have been active players in the open access movem...
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Is evidence enough? The limits of evidence-based policy making

Jeremy Hardie and Nancy Cartwright's discuss their book 'Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better'. They argue that there are serious limi...
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How Academic Writers Can Make the Most of Apps and Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Academic Writers Can Make the Most of Apps and Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Read the professional writers shared techniques written below to make the most of some great apps.
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Less comprehensive social policies may contribute to lower life expectancies and worse health in the U.S. compared to other high-income countries.

Less comprehensive social policies may contribute to lower life expectancies and worse health in the U.S. compared to other high-income countries. | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Americans lead shorter and less healthy lives than people in other high-income countries. Is this US health disadvantage specific to some US populations, diseases, or particular age groups? And wha...
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Is This Chinese University The Brain Behind 'Cyber-War' With U.S. Business?

Is This Chinese University The Brain Behind 'Cyber-War' With U.S. Business? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
By Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Faculty members at a top Chinese university have collaborated for years on technical research papers with a People's Liberation Army (PLA) unit accused of being at the heart of China's alleged...

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Is science a solution to social woes? - USC News

Is science a solution to social woes? - USC News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
New faculty member takes on social problems that affect vulnerable populations across generations, including poverty, substance abuse and health.
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Research into marijuana’s medical benefits limited; scientists cite challenge of studying an illegal drug - The Boston Globe

Research into marijuana’s medical benefits limited; scientists cite challenge of studying an illegal drug - The Boston Globe | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Research supporting the therapeutic benefits of marijuana is limited to a handful of small studies showing benefits for pain and muscle stiffness, none of the scope typically required for medications to be approved by federal regulators and...
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Editor discusses new collection of essays on the importance of the social sciences - Inside Higher Ed

Editor discusses new collection of essays on the importance of the social sciences - Inside Higher Ed | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Editor discusses new collection of essays on the importance of the social sciences Inside Higher Ed Many social scientists believe that their disciplines have never been more important to society -- and yet they feel that they struggle for support...
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Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis

Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all.
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5 Curation Habits That Can Change Your Content Marketing

5 Curation Habits That Can Change Your Content Marketing | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
I am inspired by curators—and it is a relevant idea for marketing. The business world has been increasingly turning towards curation as a way to add meaning to marketing. I often describe it as the forgotten side of content marketing. Amidst all the discussion about creating great content – who will take on the valuable role of just helping us to find the great content that already exists on the web or otherwise?

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