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4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.

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Mandatory learning of English in school for an average of 9 years achieves what? - Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog)

Mandatory learning of English in school for an average of 9 years achieves what? - Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics

RT @J3ro3nJ: Meta-analysis: Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics http://t.co/q6UVy2xWSB
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Introduction to Open Science: Why data versioning and data care practices are key for science and social science.

Introduction to Open Science: Why data versioning and data care practices are key for science and social science. | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
A significant shift in how researchers approach their data is needed if transparent and reproducible research practices are to be broadly advanced. Carly Strasser has put together a useful guide to...
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MOOC Research Hub

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Research Initiative

MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a set of investments intended to explore the potential of MOOCs to extend access to postsecondary credentials through more personalized, more affordable pathways.

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The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The purpose of the initiative is to fill the 'research gap' regarding MOOCs. 

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School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students

School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Libraries present an interesting conundrum to policy makers and patrons alike. A Pew Internet study, for example, showed just how mixed-up the sentiments

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Interesting research results cited here.  "The report went on to investigate commonalities such as the link between highly trained library staff and student success, digital adoption in the schools and book checkouts, and more. Interestingly, mobile device use and after-school access to the libraries’ digital materials played a key role in this year’s findings."

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Five Tips for Conducting Scientific Research in the UX World

Five Tips for Conducting Scientific Research in the UX World | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Just like scientists, designers depend on empirical evidence to prove their hypotheses. This week, design researcher Shreya Kothaneth explains what we can learn from the way in which scientists have traditionally conducted their research.
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How Free is Free Education?: Educational Stratification in Sri Lanka: 1985-2010 - Groundviews

How Free is Free Education?: Educational Stratification in Sri Lanka: 1985-2010 - Groundviews | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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How Free is Free Education?: Educational Stratification in Sri Lanka: 1985-2010 Groundviews Further, government claims of educational equity are difficult to assess empirically, as the Ministry of Education does not publish data on how...
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Universities ‘look beyond the potholes’

Universities ‘look beyond the potholes’ | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
It is more urgent to improve lecturers’ teaching skills than to raise funds and develop new courses.
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Research misconduct often unreported in published studies

Research misconduct often unreported in published studies | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
When U.S.health regulators find serious problems with how medical researchers collect their data, the researchers’ final reports often don’t mention it, a new analysis suggests.Out of 78 published papers...
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Assessing and managing criminal record information - Case studies - Evidence of good practice - About us - What we do - Nacro, the crime reduction charity

Assessing and managing criminal record information - Case studies - Evidence of good practice - About us - What we do - Nacro, the crime reduction charity | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Our work in action with some people we've helped.
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