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The Future of Libraries Has Little to Do with Books

The Future of Libraries Has Little to Do with Books | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Will 2015 be the year that the public library makes a comeback?
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Libraries source of rich, diverse information; need to be preserved: Bukhari - Rising Kashmir

Libraries source of rich, diverse information; need to be preserved: Bukhari - Rising Kashmir | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Rising Kashmir News Jammu, March 21: Highlighting the importance of updating and upgrading departmental libraries, the Minister for Law, Justice and Parliament
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Social Media Research: Does Brand Interaction Change?

Social Media Research: Does Brand Interaction Change? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Hubspot recently published a study how Social Media changes the way people interact with brands and what people expect from brands.
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The Art of the Discussion Prompt | IDDblog

The Art of the Discussion Prompt | IDDblog | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Discussions are sometimes called the engine of an online course. Discussions provide an opportunity for students to engage with the course content, with each other, and with you—the professor—simultaneously, which means they have a lot of potential for meaningful learning and high retention.

There is no guarantee that students will really apply themselves by just creating a discussion. What you get out of a discussion assignment depends on what you put into it. Here are some tips for writing your discussion prompt, selecting your settings, and participating in the discussion.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:45 PM

good design advice on structuring discussions. Follow these principles to create better discussions in your online or blended classes.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:04 PM

Dialogue and conversation have different feels than discussion which is about winning one's argument.

 

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Doug Ward's curator insight, March 22, 2015 7:47 PM

Good advice.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Jovan Jovanovic's curator insight, March 29, 2015 1:13 PM

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Studying and Researching with Social Media: Using social media for research – top tips from Tom Burns & Sandra Sinfield

Twitter, Facebook, blogs - which #socialmedia tools can be used for research? http://t.co/mVP53pDw1p
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Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
As more people around the world gain access to all the tools of the digital age, the internet will play a greater role in everyday life.
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4 reasons developing countries need digital

4 reasons developing countries need digital | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The technological revolution provides emerging nations with unique opportunities to reinvent themselves and overcome the “developing country” status.
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The Negative Effects of Online Reading - Utne Reader Online

The Negative Effects of Online Reading - Utne Reader Online | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
We can do a lot of things online, but remembering what we read isn’t one of them.
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A World That Counts: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

A World That Counts: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming society and protecting the environment. Governments, companies, researchers and citizen groups are in a ferment of experimentation,innovation and adaptation to the new world of data, a world in which data are bigger, faster and more detailed than ever before.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 2015 11:33 AM

This looks like a very interesting free ebook for anyone interested in the impact of big data in education.

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Digital storytelling handbook

This handbook is a product of the Digital Commonwealth project which sought to facilitate a creative response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. However, the handbook is designed to be of use to a wider range of individuals, community groups and third sector organisations interested in using digital media (blogs, audio, video and social media) to tell their stories. Please use and share!

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, March 19, 2015 6:02 PM

A fantastic resource!

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, March 25, 2015 12:31 PM

http://digitalcommonwealth.co.uk/2014/09/18/handbook-of-digital-storytelling/

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 21, 2015 2:10 AM

Always useful to have first-hand reference to enhance methodology... worth reading!