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Concern over low literacy levels - Latest National News - Keep up with Newstalk ZB

Concern over low literacy levels -  Latest National News - Keep up with Newstalk ZB | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Around one million people in New Zealand are affected by low literacy levels.
The research by the Tertiary Education Commission is being highlighted ...

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Around one million people in New Zealand are affected by low literacy levels.

The research by the Tertiary Education Commission is being highlighted by the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust as part of International Literacy Day.

Chief executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie says while literacy in the workplace is quite high - it varies across sectors.

"When we see workers in factories and warehouses they're not using the height of their literacy skills, we're not seeing it."

Across the globe there are around 776 million adults who can't write their own name or read a line from a book.

Ms Cassidy-Mackenzie says larger organisations feel it more than smaller organisations.

"Construction is one, really in the trades."

She says workers in factories and warehouses also have low literacy levels.

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FOSTER – Facilitate Open Science Training for E...

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FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data. (FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data.

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Classroom Strategies

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Some useful instructional strategies for literacy development
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The European Health Literacy Survey

My name is Edin Sasic and I'm a graduate student working on my master's thesis.  Have a look around!  (The European Health Literacy Survey - Reading Your Genome?
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Improving literacy for sustainable development

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Today is International Literacy Day. The theme for this year is Literacy and Sustainable Development. The day will be “an opportunity to remember a simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it...
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UK ebola fear as 21000 African students from countries in the affected regions ... - Daily Mail

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How to make a TV Commercial - Canon 7D - Documentary Video Production

http://www.kershmedia.co.uk This is a look at how our Kent video production company shot and produced a TV commercial for online dating agency Sugardaddie. W...
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Filmmaking 101: Training for Scriptwriting, Camera, Shooting, Lighting and Video Post Production

More news and training at http://nextwavedv.com Learn tips and techniques from amateur turned professional filmmakers. In this seminar, we discuss: Developin...
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Social Networks: Facebook Dominates 130 out of 137 Countries

Social Networks: Facebook Dominates 130 out of 137 Countries | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Every June and December, social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza updates his “world map of social networks” to show what the most popular service is in every country. The latest update,... Keep reading →

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Why Twitter beats Facebook for breaking news - The Guardian

Why Twitter beats Facebook for breaking news - The Guardian | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The Guardian Why Twitter beats Facebook for breaking news The Guardian "If you have checked your Facebook feed over the past week and a half," he writes, "you have almost undoubtedly seen a friend participating in the ice bucket challenge, the...
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Facebook CEO Ready to Spend Billions to Spread Web Access - Bloomberg

Facebook CEO Ready to Spend Billions to Spread Web Access - Bloomberg | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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Facebook already connects almost half of the world's Internet-connected population on its social network, with 1.3 billion users.
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Governing Knowledge Commons | Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons

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“Knowledge commons” describes the institutionalized community governance of the sharing and, in some cases, creation, of information, science, knowledge, data, and other types of intellectual and cultural resources. It is the subject of enormous recent interest and enthusiasm with respect to policymaking about innovation, creative production, and intellectual property. Taking that enthusiasm as its starting point, Governing Knowledge Commons argues that policymaking should be based on evidence and a deeper understanding of what makes commons institutions work. It offers a systematic way to study knowledge commons, borrowing and building on Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning research on natural resource commons. It proposes a framework for studying knowledge commons that is adapted to the unique attributes of knowledge and information, describing the framework in detail and explaining how to put it into context both with respect to commons research and with respect to innovation and information policy. Eleven detailed case studies apply and discuss the framework exploring knowledge commons across a wide variety of scientific and cultural domains.


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Academy of Science partners FG in tackling Ebola. - Gistonnet | Information and Entertainment VilleGistonnet | Information and Entertainment Ville

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Transforming Nigeria through fair technology transfer

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To counter this trend, the government established the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion in 1979.
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Towards a Global Research Agenda on Children's Rights in the Digital Age - LSE Media Policy Project (blog)

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Policy makers rely on high quality research to underpin evidence-based governance decisions.
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Project Management Toolkit for Teachers

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Great project management toolkit for onboarding campus hires or for teaching case studies on campus http://t.co/ntFRLKWsgA via @PMIEF
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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration

The European Commission has launched the first phase of a new programme that will foster Africa's integration process at continental level - the first ever EU programme in development and cooperation that covers Africa as a whole. The so-called Pan-African Programme will fund activities in a broad range of areas and offer new possibilities for the EU and Africa to work together. Today’s decision will launch projects for the period 2014-2017, with a total allocation of €415 million.

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, said: "The challenges with which we are faced can no longer be tackled within national borders. This is as true in Europe as it is in Africa or elsewhere. This is why I have proposed to create a Pan-African programme to find solutions at regional and continental scale and support the process of African integration, where the African Union plays a critical role. The alliance between Africa and Europe is indispensable, today more than ever. This programme will make it even stronger”.

EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs commented: "The major innovation of this programme is that it allows the EU to link up the cooperation it has with Northern Africa, South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It will also help us to achieve better policy coherence for development by building synergies between development cooperation and other EU policies."

The Pan-African Programme, which was announced by President Barroso at the 4th Africa-EU summit in Brussels in April 2014, will amount to €845 million from 2014 to 2020. It will contribute, amongst others, to increased mobility on the African continent, better trade relations across regions and also better equip both continents for addressing trans-national and global challenges, such as migration and mobility, climate change or security. The first phase that was launched today will include projects ranging from sustainable agriculture, environment, and higher education to governance, infrastructure, migration, information and communication technology, as well as research and innovation.

Concrete projects will, for example, support election observation missions operated by the African Union in its member states or improve the governance of migration and mobility within Africa and between Africa and the EU. Some initiatives will benefit citizens directly, such as a student’s academic exchange programme or the harmonisation of academic curricula across a range of African universities facilitating the mobility of African students and academics.

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Africa's continental integration has become a key priority for both the African Union and the EU. The Pan-African Programme will provide a major contribution to the EU-Africa Partnership, which the two continents established in 2007 to put their relations on a new footing and to establish a strategic partnership, responding to mutual interests and based upon a strong political relationship and close cooperation in key areas. The programme, which is financed from the EU budget will be a key instrument for the European Commission to implement, in close cooperation with African partners, the joint political priorities of the roadmap which was adopted by African and EU Heads of State and Government during the 4th EU-Africa summit in April this year.

For more information:

Multiannual Indicative Programme 2014-2017 of the Pan-African Programme:

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/sites/default/files/documents/c_2014_5375_1_annex_en_v1_p1_771842.pdf

For more information on the Africa-EU Partnership:

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/

For more information on the EU-Africa Summit:

http://www.european-council.europa.eu/eu-africa-summit-2014

Contacts :

Alexandre Polack (+32 2 299 06 77)

Maria Sanchez Aponte (+32 2 298 10 35)

 
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EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration

The European Commission has launched the first phase of a new programme that will foster Africa's integration process at continental level - the first ever EU programme in development and cooperation that covers Africa as a whole. The so-called Pan-African Programme will fund activities in a broad range of areas and offer new possibilities for the EU and Africa to work together. Today’s decision will launch projects for the period 2014-2017, with a total allocation of €415 million.

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, said: "The challenges with which we are faced can no longer be tackled within national borders. This is as true in Europe as it is in Africa or elsewhere. This is why I have proposed to create a Pan-African programme to find solutions at regional and continental scale and support the process of African integration, where the African Union plays a critical role. The alliance between Africa and Europe is indispensable, today more than ever. This programme will make it even stronger”.

EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs commented: "The major innovation of this programme is that it allows the EU to link up the cooperation it has with Northern Africa, South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It will also help us to achieve better policy coherence for development by building synergies between development cooperation and other EU policies."

The Pan-African Programme, which was announced by President Barroso at the 4th Africa-EU summit in Brussels in April 2014, will amount to €845 million from 2014 to 2020. It will contribute, amongst others, to increased mobility on the African continent, better trade relations across regions and also better equip both continents for addressing trans-national and global challenges, such as migration and mobility, climate change or security. The first phase that was launched today will include projects ranging from sustainable agriculture, environment, and higher education to governance, infrastructure, migration, information and communication technology, as well as research and innovation.

Concrete projects will, for example, support election observation missions operated by the African Union in its member states or improve the governance of migration and mobility within Africa and between Africa and the EU. Some initiatives will benefit citizens directly, such as a student’s academic exchange programme or the harmonisation of academic curricula across a range of African universities facilitating the mobility of African students and academics.

Background

Africa's continental integration has become a key priority for both the African Union and the EU. The Pan-African Programme will provide a major contribution to the EU-Africa Partnership, which the two continents established in 2007 to put their relations on a new footing and to establish a strategic partnership, responding to mutual interests and based upon a strong political relationship and close cooperation in key areas. The programme, which is financed from the EU budget will be a key instrument for the European Commission to implement, in close cooperation with African partners, the joint political priorities of the roadmap which was adopted by African and EU Heads of State and Government during the 4th EU-Africa summit in April this year.

For more information:

Multiannual Indicative Programme 2014-2017 of the Pan-African Programme:

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/sites/default/files/documents/c_2014_5375_1_annex_en_v1_p1_771842.pdf

For more information on the Africa-EU Partnership:

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/

For more information on the EU-Africa Summit:

http://www.european-council.europa.eu/eu-africa-summit-2014

Contacts :

Alexandre Polack (+32 2 299 06 77)

Maria Sanchez Aponte (+32 2 298 10 35)

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EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration

The European Commission has launched the first phase of a new programme that will foster Africa's integration process at continental level - the first ever EU programme in development and cooperation that covers Africa as a whole. The so-called Pan-African Programme will fund activities in a broad range of areas and offer new possibilities for the EU and Africa to work together. Today’s decision will launch projects for the period 2014-2017, with a total allocation of €415 million.

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, said: "The challenges with which we are faced can no longer be tackled within national borders. This is as true in Europe as it is in Africa or elsewhere. This is why I have proposed to create a Pan-African programme to find solutions at regional and continental scale and support the process of African integration, where the African Union plays a critical role. The alliance between Africa and Europe is indispensable, today more than ever. This programme will make it even stronger”.

EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs commented: "The major innovation of this programme is that it allows the EU to link up the cooperation it has with Northern Africa, South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It will also help us to achieve better policy coherence for development by building synergies between development cooperation and other EU policies."

The Pan-African Programme, which was announced by President Barroso at the 4th Africa-EU summit in Brussels in April 2014, will amount to €845 million from 2014 to 2020. It will contribute, amongst others, to increased mobility on the African continent, better trade relations across regions and also better equip both continents for addressing trans-national and global challenges, such as migration and mobility, climate change or security. The first phase that was launched today will include projects ranging from sustainable agriculture, environment, and higher education to governance, infrastructure, migration, information and communication technology, as well as research and innovation.

Concrete projects will, for example, support election observation missions operated by the African Union in its member states or improve the governance of migration and mobility within Africa and between Africa and the EU. Some initiatives will benefit citizens directly, such as a student’s academic exchange programme or the harmonisation of academic curricula across a range of African universities facilitating the mobility of African students and academics.

Background

Africa's continental integration has become a key priority for both the African Union and the EU. The Pan-African Programme will provide a major contribution to the EU-Africa Partnership, which the two continents established in 2007 to put their relations on a new footing and to establish a strategic partnership, responding to mutual interests and based upon a strong political relationship and close cooperation in key areas. The programme, which is financed from the EU budget will be a key instrument for the European Commission to implement, in close cooperation with African partners, the joint political priorities of the roadmap which was adopted by African and EU Heads of State and Government during the 4th EU-Africa summit in April this year.

For more information:

Multiannual Indicative Programme 2014-2017 of the Pan-African Programme:

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/sites/default/files/documents/c_2014_5375_1_annex_en_v1_p1_771842.pdf

For more information on the Africa-EU Partnership:

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/

For more information on the EU-Africa Summit:

http://www.european-council.europa.eu/eu-africa-summit-2014

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Research ethics: when friends become work

Research ethics: when friends become work | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Social scientist mulls the perks and pitfalls of using personal networks in research (Research ethics: when friends become work http://t.co/8h8jhEPB9s via @timeshighered)...
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survey of international students in South Africa - University World News

survey of international students in South Africa - University World News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
survey of international students in South Africa University World News There were two presentations by Lee of the University of Arizona in the United States, who is currently a Fullbright scholar based at the University of Pretoria in South Africa,...
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Intro to Video Production Student Showcase

Intro to Video Production Student Showcase | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Saturday, December 07, 2013 | Cowell 107 | 6PM - 8PM


The USF Media Studies Department presents the Intro to Video Production Student Showcase. Come support your fellow students for the premier screening of their short films. 


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Iphone filmmaking and video production using mobile smartphones.

Iphone filmmaking and video production using mobile smartphones. | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Mobile filmmaking and video production is on the rise be it iPhone or Android smartphone. See a quick overview on why its so popular to use them for filming.

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Wow, I found this article powerful and right on time. The Urban Tech Fair is in the process of fully implementing its video contest in each participating city! Community members will document their Urban Tech Fair experience via their smartphones or tablets.

The Urban Tech Fair will continue to share great information and resources to help you make your best UTF film!

Ji-young Yoon's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:54 AM

Are expensive cameras needed to take great video? NO!

 

You can take a video with your iphone. Also, there are many devices which can help the iphone to take better video. Here are videos of taking videos with iphone and introduction of those helpful devices. 

 

If you don't have iphone, don't worry! You can still take the video with your galaxy, too! 

Lewis Walker's curator insight, January 24, 7:01 AM

Filmaking with the iphone, interesting.

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Facebook Sees Growing Ad Opportunity in Africa - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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In recent months Facebook has stepped up its advertising efforts outside of established markets such as the U.S. and Western Europe.
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Facebook Photos Show Prisoner Smoking Blunt And Drinking - Huffington Post

Facebook Photos Show Prisoner Smoking Blunt And Drinking - Huffington Post | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Facebook Photos Show Prisoner Smoking Blunt And Drinking
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Michael Simoneau-Meunier uploaded photos to Facebook that apparently show him drinking cognac and smoking marijuana in a Montreal prison, according to the Toronto Sun.
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Facebook Hits 100 Million Monthly Active Users in Africa

Facebook Hits 100 Million Monthly Active Users in Africa | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Facebook just keeps on growing. The number of people accessing its social network each month has reached 100 million in Africa, further highlighting the opportunity for expansion through emerging markets....
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Waikato PhD research to strengthen titanium industry | Scoop News

Waikato PhD research to strengthen titanium industry | Scoop News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Finding out how powder-produced titanium and titanium alloys fracture is the challenge for University of Waikato PhD student Ajit Pal Singh.
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