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Putin’s Russia divides and enrages scientists

Putin’s Russia divides and enrages scientists | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Are geopolitical tensions destroying important links with the West, or can Russian research go it alone?
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2014: The death of the Human Rights Movement, or It's Rebirth? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

2014: The death of the Human Rights Movement, or It's Rebirth? - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
For anyone interested in the issues of human rights, justice, or peace, and I assume that would include all of us, 2014 was a very bad year.
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Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Dr Indrajit Banerjee, Director of UNESCO’s Knowledge Societies Division

Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Dr Indrajit Banerjee, Director of UNESCO’s Knowledge Societies Division | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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BU Cochin's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:02 AM

Interview de poids

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Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India

Possibilities and Challenges for ICT-enabled Learning in India | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

With India being one of the giant users of ICTs, people are now looking at using ICTs for education and skills development. ICT-enabled education has emerged to be the most viable solution not only due to its availability at a cost effective rate, but also due to the fact that an overwhelming proportion of knowledge-seeking youth and adults are born and socialized in the e-culture.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:08 PM

Interesting article about the potential and the obstacles involved in introducing ICT-enabled learning in India. The writer finishes with a powerful list of recommendations

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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Pritchard still questions the effects MOOCs will have; for one thing, he doesn’t see how they can have a sustainable business model on their own. But that doesn’t mean MOOCs are merely another overhyped technology. Ideas about what they offer, and whom they might help, are evolving as rapidly as the MOOCs themselves.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2014 4:42 AM

Some interesting stats and research findings, but it's questionable as to how many of these course were genuinely MOOCs rather than just large free online courses.

Erma F. Ballesteros's curator insight, December 17, 2014 12:33 AM

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The Data-Driven Farm

"Mr. Tom is as much a chief technology officer as he is a farmer. Where his great-great-grandfather hitched a mule, 'we’ve got sensors on the combine, GPS data from satellites, cellular modems on self-driving tractors, apps for irrigation on iPhones,' he said.

The demise of the small family farm has been a long time coming. But for farmers like Mr. Tom, technology offers a lifeline, a way to navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of making a living from the land. It is also helping them grow to compete with giant agribusinesses."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:42 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  


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BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:41 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  

 

Tags: agriculture, food production, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture.

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Why Does Earth Have Deserts?


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Catherine Buckman's curator insight, December 16, 2014 2:22 PM

Interesting short video  explaining Hadley Cells and why the earth rain forests on Equator and deserts above and below. 

Gordon de Snoo's curator insight, December 16, 2014 7:05 PM

Good explaination

Jason Schneider's curator insight, January 28, 2015 10:27 PM

Deserts are pretty much important for bringing warm air towards the equator which cools and causes rain to form rain forests. As the cool air hits the stratosphere, it warms up again because of it's hot temperature and it spreads throughout the stratosphere 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south in latitude from the equator. When it dries, it lowers back to earth forming a dry desert. I now notice that there are no deserts along the equator and there are rain forests pretty much along the equator. The Hadley Cells are pretty much like cycles allowing rain forests and deserts to occur.