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Professors Say Technology Helps in Logistics, Not Learning

Professors Say Technology Helps in Logistics, Not Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"With PowerPoint presentations, YouTube videos, and online portals, technology is playing an increasingly important role in college classrooms and lecture halls. But are those technologies improving learning? A study published this month in the journal Science, Technology, & Human Valuesfound that professors at research-intensive universities believe the answer to that question is no."


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Not all plagiarism requires a retraction

Not all plagiarism requires a retraction | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Papers that plagiarize only text can still contribute to the literature, but any errors or omissions should be prominently corrected, says Praveen Chaddah.
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Turnitin Academy Newsletter

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200 lecturers, teachers and researchers from 46 countries discuss best practice, policy and perceptions around plagiarism and integrity. The conference organizer and key attendees share their notes.
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Information Skills for a 21st Century Scotland - Blog - Interesting Information literacy PHd presentations at iDocQ 2014 colloquium

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I attended iDocQ 2014 on Friday at Glasgow University. iDocQ is the annual doctoral colloquium ai...
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Antibiotics: avoiding a return to the dark ages of medicine

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At the Institute of Development Studies we are partnering with organisations in LMICs who have longstanding relationships with these informal health providers in order to understand the local contexts of drug use more fully.
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Libraries: 'The fulcrum' of education - The Ridgefield Press

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Libraries: 'The fulcrum' of education
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At the elementary level, the collaboration process has already begun, said Barlow Mountain librarian Martha Cerrato and Branchville librarian Mary Tichey-Staack.
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For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly - West Central Tribune

For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly - West Central Tribune | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly
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There are many theories, but no one really knows what causes asthma. ...
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Global Debate: Constitutional Reform Proposal for Pan-African Universities Debate Championship

Constitutional Reform Proposal for Pan-African Universities Debate Championship - http://t.co/KN2YBjAr2r http://t.co/4x8qage1CD
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African educators are accelerating e-learning in schools, colleges and…

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African educators are accelerating e-learning in schools, colleges and universities with cutting edge, affordable and simple to manage client… - PCmerge Australia – Google+ (African educators are accelerating e-learning in schools, colleges and...
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New technologies fuel patient participation and data collection in research - Medical Xpress

New technologies fuel patient participation and data collection in research - Medical Xpress | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
New technologies fuel patient participation and data collection in research Medical Xpress The changing dynamic of health studies driven by "big data" research projects will empower patients to become active participants who provide real-time...
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Second Annual Study of Advisory Success

Study of Advisory Success defines what success means for advisors in today’s environment and highlights the most salient issues facing advisors.

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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

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Three Active Learning Strategies That Push Students Beyond Memorization

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Those who teach in the health disciplines expect their students to retain and apply every iota of learned material.
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Librarians move to fill void for 'digital natives'

Librarians move to fill void for 'digital natives' | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The University of Western Ontario - Western provides the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities.

 

University-age students today are sometimes referred to as ‘digital natives’ – a group of people who have grown up with the Internet. But many young people are unsure of how to use computers and the Internet beyond social media or web-browsing purposes. Librarians are now helping students fill this digital void.

 

Libraries are looking to teach students how to optimize research and many now offer workshops on how to make sense of the information they find.  Librarians provide instruction on how to search efficiently within academic databases, using simple tricks such as adding brackets and asterisks to narrow down searches.

 

Nowadays, it’s important to recognize not all students are tech-savvy and for libraries to have support services for students through liaison librarians. These librarians spend time in research-intensive classes introducing students to the library resources available to them.

 

Read more here:  http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2012/November/librarians_move_to_fill_void_for_digital_natives.html


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University of Oxford College Votes to Ban Meat in Order to Tackle Climate Change

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The meat-free movement has gained a further boost, with the news that Wadham College – one of the University of Oxford’s thirty educational institutions – has passed a student-led motion to ban meat products and serve only vegan food for five...
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Youngest person to survive liver transplant at just five weeks old celebrates her third birthday as her parents call for more organ donors

Youngest person to survive liver transplant at just five weeks old celebrates her third birthday as her parents call for more organ donors | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Lottie Bryon-Edmond, from Torquay in Devon, was just five weeks old when she had the groundbreaking liver transplant surgery. (RT @Femail: Youngest person to survive liver transplant at just 5 weeks old celebrates her third birthday!
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News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices

News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
James Klurfeld and Howard Schneider evaluate a news literacy program based at Stony Brook University.
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Africa Analysis: Debating academic mobility issues - SciDev.Net (blog)

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Africa Analysis: Debating academic mobility issues
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Not necessarily, and certainly not for every African university.
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Importing Bibliographies into Endnote is Easier with HubMed ...

Importing Bibliographies into Endnote is Easier with HubMed ... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Are you an Endnote user? Have you ever wished that you could import an existing bibliography into your library? HubMed, an alternative interface to PubMed, has a Citation Finder that allows bulk searching of formatted ...
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Elsevier Launches Policy Knowledge Management Tool for Healthcare ... - Wall Street Journal

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African research academies, ara-w

The African Research Academies for Women (ARA-W) is an organization aimed at expanding opportunities for African women interested in the field of science.
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NIH study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years - National Institutes of Health (press release)

Viral Global News NIH study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years National Institutes of Health (press release) Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes...
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CU researcher finds nurse-family partnership reduces preventable mortality - EurekAlert (press release)

CU researcher finds nurse-family partnership reduces preventable mortality - EurekAlert (press release) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
CU researcher finds nurse-family partnership reduces preventable mortality EurekAlert (press release) The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization – has identified Nurse-Family Partnership as the only prenatal or...
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