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22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills - A Media Specialist's Guide

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Are you looking for great resources to teach students how to do research online? Then check out this post. The links range from resources geared to elementary school to middle school and high school. How do you create a bibliography? Evaluate a website? Learn new search techniques? These and other skills are available in the links provided.


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How to Use New Media to Teach Writing, Research and Analytical Skills

How to Use New Media to Teach Writing, Research and Analytical Skills | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The key to teaching new literacy skills is to change the focus of student writing. The written essay developed because it was easy for most people to create using the available pen-and-ink and typewriter technologies. Until this century, audio and video could be created only by the few with access to complex technology.
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Excellent Guide on~Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills~

Excellent Guide on~Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills~ | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Explore the ready-to-use curriculum, including detailed lesson plans, student worksheets, and class demonstrations. Microsoft's Teacher's Resources have developed this critical thinking and web research curriculum guide.


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Advanced Research Skills: Citation Searching

This tutorial explains citation searching, using HSU library databases and Google Scholar.
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Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning

Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Learning is most effective when it's personalised. That happens when people feel they are participants in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.

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Discover Information Literacy - YouTube

Four Instructional Technology graduate students at the University of Mary Washington collaborated to create this video defining and guiding students and teac...

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"Information Literacy is the solution to data smog" [video] #ACRL #IL

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Literacy toolkit for UBC faculty | About UBC Library

Literacy toolkit for UBC faculty | About UBC Library | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
In partnership with UBC librarians, faculty members and students, the toolkit was developed to support the creation of research assignments and instruction that address students' information literacy levels and needs.

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Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy Rely on Library Resources Less Often But Are More Willing to Learn How to Use Them | Daniel | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy Rely on Library Resources Less Often But Are More Willing to Learn How to Use Them (Learners with Low Self-Efficacy for Information Literacy | Daniel | Evidence Based Library and Information...

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Reflecting on 23 Things: using 23 Things in an Information literacy c…

This is a presentation given by Sheila Webber (Information School, University of Sheffield) on 13th December 2011 in the virtual world, Second Life.

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Digital Literacy – Crossing the Great Divide - ...

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Learn more about the importance of digital literacy for children's ministry and the features available in KidCheck’s children’s check in software. (Digital #Literacy, its #benefit to the #kids you serve!

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The nature of innovation in education

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The media love simple, superficial images because they are easy to sell to the masses. This is the same with politicians, and it is the opposite of true innovation. It is sheep following a fashion so that they can appear innovative. The truly innovative thing would be a sustainable situation where all pupils routinely supported all their work on electronic devices, not just a few for parts of the curriculum time.



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Shawn Nason, Executive Director, Xavier Center for Innovation's curator insight, September 20, 2014 9:48 PM

"Education innovation needs to be focused on learning gains, scope for inclusion and reducing costs. If technology helps then it will be obvious." Well said! How will we use technology at Xavier is the question. We want to be on the cutting edge, not the one being cut-out.

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"This presents a clear problem for true innovation in education. Political pressure means failure is not an option, yet innovation is a sexy word for politicians. This results in political symbolism and rhetoric using technological gadgets as proxies for educational innovation. Often the truth is that, at best, it is a fashion statement; at worst reinforces traditional pedagogical approaches while giving the impression that there is innovation. A good example is the interactive whiteboard (IWB)."

 

Innovation as a fashion statement. The idea that some are afraid of change and others are the "brave explorers leading us forward" is problematic.

 

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Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.

 


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Krishna Murthy Pradhan's curator insight, September 26, 2014 3:40 AM

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C'è un potenziale di apprezzamento nei Social Media?

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 12, 2014 12:29 PM

For many Americans that are traveling abroad for the first time, realizing that eggs aren't in the refrigerator is a bit of a culture shock (not to mention the moment they find milk in a box that also isn't being refrigerated).  Agricultural practices dictate storage requirements and some things we might have imagined were universal are actually place-specific or peculiar to our cultural setting.  What we are taught to think of as gross, appropriate, attractive or even sanitary is often steeped in a cultural context.  So is it strange the we refrigerate our eggs in the United States, or that they don't in other places? 


Tagsfood productiontechnology, industry, food, agriculture, perspective.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, September 22, 2014 9:26 AM

Interesting investigation for students

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What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills? | Chat Literacy

What is the link between information literacy (IL) and research skills? | Chat Literacy | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Welcome to Day 2: we have already enjoyed a very active discussion (Topic 1) about conceptions of Information Literacy and now move to exploring the role of information literacy in developing the skills of the young researcher or an effective employee, including:

 

--how to make the critical link between IL and building research capacity

 

--sharing approaches and strategies for mitigating challenges

 

--raising awareness and communicating the value of IL in organisations

 

What role does IL play in developing the skills of the young researcher or an effective employee? We need to discuss how to make the critical link between IL and building research capacity; this involves sharing approaches and strategies for mitigating challenges, by raising awareness and communicating the value of IL in your organisations.

 

There can be little doubt that the link between the “information use” space and the “professional” space that forms our community of practice has changed considerably over the course of the last thirty years.

 

One principal factor of change, which I call “Structural”, is that the classical model of learning how to do research is to become apprenticed to those who are already thoroughly familiar with the field of study, active users of research methods and discerning critics of ideas. This model has been largely displaced because the massification of higher education, in particular, and the consequent inability of teachers, tutors, supervisors, librarians and information specialists to provide in-depth supervision, makes the original model uneconomic.

 

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Research Proposal on Reading Skills | Useful Research Papers | Free Samples, Examples and Guidelines

Research Proposal on Reading Skills | Useful Research Papers | Free Samples, Examples and Guidelines | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Useful research proposal sample about Reading Skills. Free research paper example on Reading Skills topics. Read also tips how to write a good PhD or Master's research proposal paper online.

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Course on Research Communication Skills Development - Pakistan Observer

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Course on Research Communication Skills Development Pakistan Observer Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - Karachi—The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC), University of Karachi, is organising a Course on “Research Communication...
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America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Although we seldom think about them this way, most American communities as they exist today were built for the spry and mobile. We've constructed millions of multi-story, single-family homes where the master bedroom is on the second floor, where the lawn outside requires weekly upkeep, where the mailbox is a stroll away. We've designed neighborhoods where everyday errands require a driver's license. We've planned whole cities where, if you don't have a car, it's not particularly easy to walk anywhere — especially not if you move gingerly.

This reality has been a fine one for a younger country. Those multi-story, single-family homes with broad lawns were great for Baby Boomers when they had young families. And car-dependent suburbs have been fine for residents with the means and mobility to drive everywhere. But as the Baby Boomers whose preferences drove a lot of these trends continue to age, it's becoming increasingly clear that the housing and communities we've built won't work very well for the old."


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MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 2014 3:14 PM

APHG-U2

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, September 22, 2014 12:47 PM

This reality is detrimental to the future of our society because it focuses on the now rather than looking into long terms on how these changes will impact our world in the long run. Looking at the way our society is progressing, these changes are relevant in major metropolitan cities, where the job market is attractive to the young rather than those with over 30 years of experience. In our society, not many see retirement being in the center of the city. Creating a society that accommodates both the young and the old, along with the married and unmarried is pivotal to the progression of  our ever changing world. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:48 PM

This is also an issue in Australia where the overwhelming majority of people live in single story dwellings and are very car reliant.

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learning theory - models, product and process

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eCite - Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature

eCite - Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature (RT @mishdalton: Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature http://t.co/Q4lG47fgLQ)...

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