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Active learning techniques to promote student engagement - YouTube

A talk about active learning techniques that teachers can use to keep their students - older ones in particular - involved in the learning process. Delivered...
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Selection of key standards to create an instrument for information literacy assessment

Authors: Marcos Bielba Calvo, Fernando Martínez Abad and María Esperanza Herrera García. Credits: Conference Chair Francisco José García-Peñalvo (USAL, Spain...
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E-Books vs. Print: What Parents Need to Know

E-Books vs. Print: What Parents Need to Know | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Sales of kids’ e-books are skyrocketing, but is high-tech as good as print for the youngest readers? Find out how they stack up.
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Researchers bank on African diversity

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CSIR is creating stem cells by collecting skin samples the size of a freckle from anonymous African donors
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Pope Francis Names New Cardinals, Reflecting Shift to Developing World - Wall Street Journal

Pope Francis Names New Cardinals, Reflecting Shift to Developing World - Wall Street Journal | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Pope Francis nominated 15 new members of the College of Cardinals, with the majority hailing from developing countries such as Cape Verde and Tonga.
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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
December 7, 2014
When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is no consensus as to what really defines these processes. This...

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, January 8, 2:46 AM

Buena comparativa entre dos tipos de aprendizaje: Critical Thinking y Creative Thinking!

4myschools's curator insight, January 9, 12:58 PM

Thinking that's got to be a good idea

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Five cities awarded UNESCO City of Design status

Five cities awarded UNESCO City of Design status | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Dundee, Bilbao, Curitiba, Helsinki and Turin have been awarded UNESCO City of Design status for their input to the international design industry.


The accolade, awarded by international heritage body UNESCO, recognises the contribution of the five cities to the worldwide design industry – each the first in their respective countries of the UK, Spain, Brazil, Finland and Italy to achieve the designation. The scheme aims to promote the development of local creative industries, and to foster relationships and resource-sharing between fellow Cities of Design.


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Anatomy of a Smart City

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The 19th century was a century of empires, 20th century was a century of nation states and the 21st century will be a century of cities...

 

This outstanding infographic (courtesy of postscapes.com) begins with some information about our current state of urbanization.

 

Did you know that 1.3 million people are moving to cities each week?! It then explains the need for smart cities and delves into what is required to establish these intelligent connected environments, how the smart city may take various forms in the developing worlds and what specific technologies are necessary to achieve such grand goals in practice.


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Eli Levine's curator insight, December 18, 2014 10:45 AM

There is an evolution taking place where politics, policy, technology, the environment, and the economy all intersect. This movement towards technical, empirically driven local policy making could be our saving grace.This could be the future of government.

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 19, 2014 2:10 AM

A stunning infographic which predicts how urban living will change in this century.  Our age is truly becoming "a century of smart cities."  Exciting times lie ahead.  Aloha, Russ.

Paul Aneja - eTrends's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:51 PM

What do you think makes a smarter city?

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Pesticide studies lead awards of research grants - Massey University

Pesticide studies lead awards of research grants - Massey University | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
New Zealand's first study of pesticide exposure levels and its effect on the development of children's nervous systems is to be undertaken by Massey University's College of Health, following the awarding of $1.2 million by the Health Research...
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Choosing a model for media selection

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Given the importance of the topic, there is relatively little literature on how to choose appropriate media or technologies for teaching. There was a flurry of not very helpful publications on this topic in the 1970s and 1980s, but relatively little since (Baytak, undated). Indeed, Koumi (1994) stated that:
there does not exist a sufficiently practicable theory for selecting media appropriate to given topics, learning tasks and target populations . . . the most common practice is not to use a model at all. In which case, it is no wonder that allocation of media has been controlled more by practical economic and human/political factors than by pedagogic considerations (p. 56).

Mackenzie (2002) comments in a similar vein:
When I am discussing the current state of technology with teachers around the country, it becomes clear that they feel bound by their access to technology, regardless of their situation. If a teacher has a television-computer setup, then that is what he or she will use in the classroom. On the other hand, if there is an LCD projector hooked up to a teacher demonstration station in a fully equipped lab, he or she will be more apt to use that set up. Teachers have always made the best of whatever they’ve got at hand, but it’s what we have to work with. Teachers make due.


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Mobile Learning Map

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Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:25 AM

Guía básica sobre m-learning

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 20, 1:51 PM

Very easy to use

Follow your needs and find apps and examples of every single topic on mobile learning.


A must!!!

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7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction

7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

I've looked after a lot of Departments in my relatively short time as an Academic Liaison Librarian, and have tried constantly to hone induction and make it more interesting - below are the seven most productive changes I've made to how things work. 

 


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, October 1, 2014 6:32 AM

A few practical tips to ease that scary time of year by @ned_potter

Nicholas Bowskill's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:01 PM

Ideas for Librarians to use for their induction.

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The Internet is causing more problems for health literacy

The Internet is causing more problems for health literacy | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Helping Endangered Species From Space | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Helping Endangered Species From Space | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Helping Endangered Species From Space - SpaceRef
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UK research funding of spider venom crop protection - agprofessional.com

UK research funding of spider venom crop protection - agprofessional.com | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Businesses and universities across the United Kingdom (UK) will benefit from £16 million of funding from government money to solve some of the world’s greatest agricultural challenges, according to UK ministers.One main project is to develop the...
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The folly of a generalist university degree - Sydney Morning Herald

The folly of a generalist university degree - Sydney Morning Herald | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Fresh out of university and hunting for a job, the process seemed simultaneously daunting and exciting. People had said it was hard, it was competitive, and to stay at uni for as long as possible, so as to avoid the whole ordeal.
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