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Research says eating walnuts improves critical thinking

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Report: 76% of Professionals Using Curation Saw an Impact on Business Goals

Report: 76% of Professionals Using Curation Saw an Impact on Business Goals | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
During the first quarter of 2014, Scoop.it conducted a survey of over 1,500 professionals who had been using content curation as a part of their content marketing strategy over the previous year.
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The 5 Laws of Content Curation

The 5 Laws of Content Curation | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Buffer The laws of content curation, should you break them and pay the fine or should you stay legal?
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3 in 4 UK students will be repaying loans into their 50s – study

3 in 4 UK students will be repaying loans into their 50s – study | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Three out of four of today’s UK university graduates will be paying back their student loans well into their 50s, owing an average amount of £44,000 ($74,000), a study published Thursday reveals.
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A flaw in popular internet-security software could have serious consequences ... - The Economist

A flaw in popular internet-security software could have serious consequences ... - The Economist | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"A flaw in popular internet-security software could have serious consequences ..."


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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

Web Literacy Learning Pathways | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A remix of Laura Hilliger's original work on pre-requisite and next steps for Web Literacy learning pathways.

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Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 13, 10:03 PM

Amazing Chart!  Great way to see the scope and sequence of developing information literacy skills.  

petra zuiderwijk's curator insight, April 25, 2:10 AM

Je kan dit zelf aanpassen of maken met de HTML software die erachter zit.

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 10:44 PM

Even if you're not interested in "Web Literacy" - check out this web interface and think of how it could be used in other ways to assist people in learning new skills.

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Hillary Clinton dodges a shoe thrown at her while giving Las Vegas speech 

Hillary Clinton dodges a shoe thrown at her while giving Las Vegas speech  | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton had to duck a shoe that was thrown at her while she gave a speech in Las Vegas on Thursday.

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Is Twitter undermining kids’ intrapersonal intelligence?

Is Twitter undermining kids’ intrapersonal intelligence? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Of Howard Gardner’s identified multiple intelligences, perhaps the one that we tap into least in the classroom is intrapersonal intelligence, also known as ..."

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Innovation for Sustainable Development | TERI Bookstore

Innovation for Sustainable Development | TERI Bookstore | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Innovationhas become the new buzzword across the globe. International organisations, governments, corporates, academia and society see it as the answer to the major economic, social and environmental transformations challenging the models of the 20th century.

 

Innovations are occurring worldwide and alternative solutions to the existing problems are emerging in all sectors: electric cars, organic farming, renewable energy and e-learning are good examples.  These alternatives can be ascribed with qualities such as decentralized frugal, flexible, smart and democratic, virtues that are lacking in conventional models. They are attributed with the potential to meet the overall global challenges such as climate change and the growing inequalities between and within countries."


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8 Tips to Creating Engaging Content in an Era of Content Overload

8 Tips to Creating Engaging Content in an Era of Content Overload | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

InboundWriter : As brands and businesses are becoming their own pubshers and broadcasters, content overload is not only inevitable, it has already set in. Advanced technology and wide-spread access means it is easy to make content, and even easier to create content that lacks a purpose — other than to clog up with interwebs. 

 

The explosive growth of content marketing is leading to devaluation of content and is causing content marketers to become the victims of their own successes. To set your content apart from the rest, you need to develop engaging content.

 

Here are 8 tips for creating engaging content in the era of content overload 


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Therese Torris's curator insight, April 10, 6:32 AM

By InboundWriter, a content curation software that helps firms optimize their content for SEO and view related content in real-time as they write

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Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project

Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Richard Hall, Lucy Atkins, Josie Fraser

 

(Published: 10 April 2014)

Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2014, 22: 21440

 


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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 10, 5:56 PM

Defining a digital literacy framework for secondary schools - definitions comprise information & digital literacies for 21st Century Learning   

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Quebec Voters Say 'Non' to Separatists

Quebec Voters Say 'Non' to Separatists | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Quebec voters gave a resounding no to the prospects of holding a third referendum on independence from Canada, handing the main separatist party in the French-speaking province one of its worst electoral defeats ever."  

 

Quebec, which is 80 percent French-speaking, has plenty of autonomy already. The province of 8.1 million sets its own income tax, has its own immigration policy favoring French speakers, and has legislation prioritizing French over English.  But many Quebecois have long dreamed of an independent Quebec, as they at times haven't felt respected and have worried about the survival of their language in English-speaking North America.

 

Tags: Canada, political, devolution.


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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2:14 PM

Quebecois have voted against seperating from Canada and becoming a sovereign French Speaking state. Even though the Quebecois was to keep their French language and their own culture, they still voted against become a sovereign independent state but keep their strict French laws. Quebec is an interesting example of how movement affects place by how their immigrants have changed their French landscape forcing them to enact laws.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, September 23, 11:14 AM

What started as an election focused on the Parti Quebecois "values", containing a questionable effort to outlaw Muslim head wear and other religious symbols, ended up turning to a matter of independence for province. Possibly riding on the coattails of the recent Scottish vote, the PQ ended up losing the election and their hold on the position of Premier. Quebec already enjoys a good amount of independence, and the election seems to show that for now its good enough for the people of Quebec. 

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 6:32 PM

The politics of Quebec are interesting to say the least. Originally founded by the French in the 17th century and then later conquered by the English in the late 18th century Canada is a nation with a mix if influences. While much of Canada today is something of a standard English colony Quebec has desperately hung on to it's French roots. In Quebec City their are laws ensuring that all store signs are in French, even making sure the font is large enough. In spite of their dogged interest in preserving their culture they've voted against spiting from the body of Canada repeatedly. This is largely because even the more die hard French Canadians know their small territory is unable to economically survive on its own.

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American Library Association to host invitational summit | Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future

American Library Association to host invitational summit | Libraries From Now On:  Imagining the Future | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The American Library Association is hosting an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future, May 2 and 3, 2014 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Stephen Dubner, Joel Garreau, Dr. Renu Khator, Thomas Frey.
The Summit will serve as a “kickoff” to the planned Center for the Future of Libraries.

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Should You Curate Content From Your Competition?

Should You Curate Content From Your Competition? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Is it a good idea to curate content from your competition? Is this type of sharing being a good curator? The answer might surprise you. (Should You Curate Content From Your Competition?
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How to Use Content Curation as a Business Model

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Too many students focus on grades, not knowledge - Lexington Dispatch

Too many students focus on grades, not knowledge - Lexington Dispatch | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Too many students focus on grades, not knowledge Lexington Dispatch "When students cheat on exams, it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning." No one sentence rings truer or clearer about the status of education...
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Innovative video tools are changing broadcast world - Examiner.com

Innovative video tools are changing broadcast world - Examiner.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Examiner.com Innovative video tools are changing broadcast world Examiner.com At this week's NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show in Las Vegas, which concludes today, there was plenty of new technology for television professionals on...
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International STEM Students

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Lords Science and Technology Committee publish report on international STEM students examines demand and impact of immigration policy.


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2014 #HealthLiteracy Events - CommunicateHealth

2014 #HealthLiteracy Events - CommunicateHealth | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Check out our top picks for health literacy events in 2014: http://t.co/9ZSXLXFrI5 via @CommunicateHlth #HealthLit


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Report: 76% of Professionals Using Curation Saw an Impact on Business Goals

Report: 76% of Professionals Using Curation Saw an Impact on Business Goals | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

During the first quarter of 2014, Scoop.it conducted a survey of over 1,500 professionals who had been using content curation as a part of their content strategy over the previous year. While it’s old news that more marketers are turning to content marketing and curation & making more space in their strategies for both, we wanted to find out what actually happened once these professionals had taken the proverbial leap.


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Content Curation and its importance in business

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, April 10, 3:54 PM

Does content curation work? How effective is it? What pain points does it solve? 


Beyond our own case studies, we wanted to add to the debate.


Here's what we found out. 

Lynn Pineda's curator insight, April 11, 11:00 AM

This survey shows how curating content has helped business professionals, no matter what your profession is, as it's not just for Real Estate. Keeping up with content needs can sometimes be challenging and curating content can help us to reach our goals. Scoop.it needs to be included more in my strategy, that's for sure!

Andrea Robotti's curator insight, April 16, 2:13 AM

Anche se uso questo straordinario strumento da poco più di un mese ma non posso che essere d'accordo con i risultati riportati. Scoop.it mi ha aperto le porte di nuovi scenari sia in termini di conoscenza sia in termini di strategie e visione per ciò che riguarda il lavoro.

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Putting the Pieces Together | Library Systems Landscape - The Digital Shift

Putting the Pieces Together | Library Systems Landscape - The Digital Shift | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This first edition of Library Systems Landscape, the successor to LJ’s annual Automation Marketplace feature, will examine how library systems are currently evolving, specifically focusing on recent advances in ebook integration, the emergence of next-generation library services platforms (LSP), new tools that are expanding the boundaries of what library websites and catalogs can do, and the maturation of open source options as competitors to commercial products.

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Library Technology will greatly enhance  access to research information and information resource sharing particularly in developing countries.

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