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School library futures | Services to Schools

School library futures | Services to Schools | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
School libraries support the learning and literacy outcomes of the students. School library services are totally integrated into the teaching and learning programme, aligned with the school’s goals for learners and delivered onsite and online.

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Pro VideoConferencing Across All Devices Gets Easier and Affordable: Lifesize Cloud


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LifeSize Cloud is a cloud-based video-conferencing service which allows you to connect to up to 25 people simultaneously and across any type of device, from desktop to tablet or smartphone.


Simplicity rules within this new videoconferencing service and this is a good thing. You first add your list of contacts inside LifeSize and then you can set up meetings to which you can invite, in one-click anyone already listed in your directory. You can also easily share a link to the event and password protect the entrance to it.


LifeSize Cloud is positioned as an interesting alternative in between free and very-low cost consumer solutions and high-end enterprise hardware-based solutions, by offering a quality service, that is very simple to use and that operates easily on any type of device.


LifeSize is very simple to use and it can hook up to existing Polycom, Cisco or Avaya video-conferencing end-points seamlessly.


Worth checking out. 


Price starts at $25/user/mo.


Free 14-day trial available here: https://www.lifesize.com/en/solutions/cloud/trial 




Find out more: http://www.lifesize.com/en/solutions/cloud 


Compare to other solutions like Skype, Fuze, WebEx, GotoMeeting, Blue Jeans, Polycom and more: http://www.lifesize.com/en/solutions/cloud/matrix 


More video clips: https://www.youtube.com/user/LifeSizeHD/videos 




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"Health Happens in Libraries" Continues with Second IMLS Grant | Elaine Carpenter | ZeroDivide.org

"Health Happens in Libraries" Continues with Second IMLS Grant | Elaine Carpenter | ZeroDivide.org | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded OCLC and ZeroDivide a grant to continue helping libraries support health information initiatives in their communities. In July 2013, OCLC and ZeroDivide received an IMLS grant to increase libraries’ ability to respond to customer health information needs, launching the “Health Happens in Libraries” program. IMLS is supporting an expansion of that effort. The project team, along with additional subject-matter experts, will develop additional resources for individual libraries to highlight ways they can lead or support health initiatives.

 

“A recent IMLS study showed that an estimated 37 percent of library computer users—28 million people—use library computers and seek assistance from librarians for health and wellness issues, including learning about medical conditions, finding health care providers, and assessing health insurance options,” said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth. “This grant will enable OCLC and ZeroDivide to explore some new directions for their work, which has already helped so many people make more informed decisions about their health care.”

As a part of “Health Happens in Libraries,” the OCLC/ZeroDivide team provided a variety of Affordable Care Act-related resources and training for library staff through WebJunction, the flagship public library program, and created a website that served as a base for a community of best practice for interested librarians. An evaluation of the project found that the activities increased library staff awareness, bolstered confidence in librarians’ ability to respond to customers’ questions, increased levels of preparedness and enhanced libraries’ existing community partnerships.

 

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Agricultural R&D in Paraguay | IFPRI Publication


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By world, and even regional standards, Paraguay’s agricultural R&D investments and institutions are comparatively small and almost entirely dependent upon government and donor funding. The institutional structure has remained virtually unchanged over the past three decades, with the majority of research conducted by the crop and livestock directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

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6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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Censorship on the agenda for Banned Books Week at DePaul's Richardson ... - The Depaulia

Censorship on the agenda for Banned Books Week at DePaul's Richardson ... - The Depaulia | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Censorship on the agenda for Banned Books Week at DePaul's Richardson ...
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The Internet age poses new questions regarding intellectual freedom.
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Why Use CurationSoft 3.0?

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Discover, Review and Curate Content from Google Blogs, News and Books, Google Plus, Facebook, Amazon, Ebay, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Wikipedia, ANY RSS Feed You Want and Much More.
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Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Doctorate Could Shut Down UZ - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Doctorate Could Shut Down UZ - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
ZimEye - Zimbabwe News Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Doctorate Could Shut Down UZ ZimEye - Zimbabwe News If they are PhD degrees which have been studied for, then at some point they must have defended the theses publicly in some hall in the university,”...
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Case Studies

Case Studies | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Interested in what we do see the new case studies http://t.co/wWlbDT6vmN more to follow
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Over 100,000 Elephants Killed in 3 Years, But We Can Stop the Slaughter

Over 100,000 Elephants Killed in 3 Years, But We Can Stop the Slaughter | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
When sitting in close proximity to a group of elephants, it always amazes me how small an elephant's tusks are relative to its body. Certainly far less than a hundredth of its weight.
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Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Collaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. It allows learners to benefit from the experience of their peers, become fully engaged in their own learning experience, and more effectively acquire and retain information.


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Deborah Banker's curator insight, September 29, 8:37 PM

This is so tough to do online....

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Useful Tips for collaborative eLearning

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 4:19 PM

I agree...being fully engaged in a learning experience improves retention. Nice article, brief and clear.

 

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Skype Opens Up Free Video-Conferencing For Up To 10 People on Win, Mac, Xbox


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socialcompany's curator insight, May 11, 3:00 AM

Skypeで10人までのグループ通話(テレビ会話が可能に)
Google Plusでのハングアウトはアーカイブ・Youtube公開が出来る点は便利だけれど操作の難しさがつきまとうので悩ましいことも。
ともあれ、選択肢が広がるのはgood :)  

Profeserio's curator insight, September 28, 11:59 AM

@Edumorfosis La muerte anunciada de Skipe por parte de Microsoft, no es una realidad por su esfuerzo disruptivo de ser la herramienta on line de encuentro entre pares.

Temía su desaparición luego de la compra del producto, pero veo que esta en pleno auge....

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 29, 10:40 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology

Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
(2013). Learning online: massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology. Distance Education: Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 129-136. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2013.770428

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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

DeFacing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.


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You're welcome Dean, It was too good to not share!
GwynethJones's curator insight, September 28, 1:09 PM

Cool beans.

Debra Evans's curator insight, September 28, 5:40 PM

This is excellent- and our iCentre has done the same type of thing. Libraries must be  designed for  this century of learners and learning.

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Instant Secure and Anonymous One-to-One Video-Conferencing Across Devices with Gruveo

Instant Secure and Anonymous One-to-One Video-Conferencing Across Devices with Gruveo | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Gruveo is a secure and free web app which allows you to easily start a video-conference session with anyone without needing to register, download, install or login anything. 


To start a video session you simply input a numeric code (of three or more digits) of your choice on the Gruveo home page and then communicate that code to anyone you want to video call. That's it. Your computer and the other device will automatically create a direct connection allowing your video conversation to start instantly.



An excellent solution for instant video calls that require zero set-up time and which may benefit from secure encrypted communication and anonymity.



Free to use.


Try it out now: https://www.gruveo.com/ 


FAQ: https://www.gruveo.com/faq/ 




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Photo sharing mobicards is the publishing or transfer of a user's digital photos online and offline register by mobile apps, thus enabling the user to share them with others (publicly or privately).

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Ten things to know about the state of tech in education - TechRepublic

Ten things to know about the state of tech in education - TechRepublic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Tech in education is facing several key challenges ..."

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Policies, Institutions, and Markets: Stronger evidence for better decisions | IFPRI Publication


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IFPRIKM's curator insight, September 29, 1:37 PM

Sound policies, robust institutions, and well-function­ing markets complement technological discovery in agricultural science to ensure that consumers have access to nutritious and affordable food, producers have incentives to plant and harvest, and the myriad participants in complex value chains are well linked in mutually beneficial connections. The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) provides foundations of anal­ysis and knowledge for food systems that help smallholder farmers and poor consumers live better lives.

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Structural limitations of learning in a crowd: communication vulnerability and information diffusion in MOOCs : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

Structural limitations of learning in a crowd: communication vulnerability and information diffusion in MOOCs : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) bring together a global crowd of thousands of learners for several weeks or months. In theory, the openness and scale of MOOCs can promote iterative dialogue that facilitates group cognition and knowledge construction. Using data from two successive instances of a popular business strategy MOOC, we filter observed communication patterns to arrive at the [ldquo]significant[rdquo] interaction networks between learners and use complex network analysis to explore the vulnerability and information diffusion potential of the discussion forums. We find that different discussion topics and pedagogical practices promote varying levels of 1) [ldquo]significant[rdquo] peer-to-peer engagement, 2) participant inclusiveness in dialogue, and ultimately, 3) modularity, which impacts information diffusion to prevent a truly [ldquo]global[rdquo] exchange of knowledge and learning. These results indicate the structural limitations of large-scale crowd-based learning and highlight the different ways that learners in MOOCs leverage, and learn within, social contexts. We conclude by exploring how these insights may inspire new developments in online education.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, September 28, 8:33 PM

Thanks to Linda Corrin for pointing out this article.

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Drop in US funding of science thwarts dreams of the next generation - Boston Globe

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Drop in US funding of science thwarts dreams of the next generation
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Whenever he visits a university, he always checks in with students and postdoctoral fellows to take a measure of the future.
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Do employers want information literacy skills? | CILIP

Do employers want information literacy skills? | CILIP | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Do employers understand what 'information literacy' actually means? http://t.co/E3jtsXomEd https://t.co/j55Jj0HmH7 @research_inform
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Research project: Opening the Cities: Open Government Data in Local Governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay | Open Data Research Network

Full set of 'Opening the Cities' case studies now at http://t.co/rm4wfjS1FM thanks to @Fscrollini @SilvanavF @ricardomatheus & @manuellamr
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