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Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?

Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning? | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it

To survive in a time of rapidly changing technology, colleges and universities need to change their existing business models. Each higher education institution needs to develop a strategy that will take advantage of the opportunities presented by technology-enhanced learning to expand its educational mission and provide flexibility for its students.


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Interesting article with some powerful statistics and research to support it.


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This is an important article that contains numerous trenchant points. It raises meaningful arguments, often based on experience as well as data, without being particularly alarmist or apocalyptic. It makes measured estimations regarding the future of higher ed. Definitely worth a read.


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Current Model is broken and disallows lower income students; generally.

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Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, January 19, 5:36 AM

who knows?

Gestión del Conocimiento's curator insight, January 21, 12:27 PM

Analiza el papel de las TICS en la Gestión del Conocimiento.

Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 3:54 PM

Embrace the change

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Death in the snow

Death in the snow | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
A body is found in the frozen North Dakota woods. The cops say the dead Japanese woman was looking for the $1m she saw buried in the film Fargo. But the story didn't end there. By Paul Berczeller.
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Great story about the frozen wasteland

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90-year-old woman targeted in copper theft - WFMZ Allentown

90-year-old woman targeted in copper theft - WFMZ Allentown | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
90-year-old woman targeted in copper theft
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State Police in Monroe County say a 90-year-old woman was targeted in a copper theft. Police said the theft happened sometime around 3:30 a.m.
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"Ninety year old thief"...desperation unbridled..

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BEIRUT: Famed Jesuit priest abducted, beaten and executed in Syria | Syria | McClatchy DC

BEIRUT: Famed Jesuit priest abducted, beaten and executed in Syria | Syria | McClatchy DC | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
An activist Jesuit priest who spent three years living alongside besieged civilians and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs was assassinated Monday, according to the Vatican, which said he was abducted by unidentified gunmen who beat him before...
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Savage beasts...posted in honour of my departed Catholic friend

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malek's comment, April 14, 11:22 AM
taking humanity back to around 5,000 BC
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Mining giant quits controversial Bristol Bay project in Alaska - seattlepi.com (blog)

Mining giant quits controversial Bristol Bay project in Alaska - seattlepi.com (blog) | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
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Mining giant quits controversial Bristol Bay project in Alaska
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Ben Bridge and Tiffany have said they would not purchase precious metals from the mine.
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Remarkable retrenchment for Rio Tinto!!! Huge deposits of "precious metals"..

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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic

The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it

Each social media operates a bit differently, and each brand's followers have their own preferences and moods.

The fact is that, there is no One-Size-Fits-All trick or strategy, however, there are some guidelines that can help you create the perfect social content.

Use this infographic to find tips on how to craft perfects posts for GooglePlus, YouTube, Blog, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook.


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Thanks to Lauren Moss

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MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, April 13, 1:06 AM

Handy infographic with tips for posting on various popular social media platforms.

gentanet's curator insight, April 13, 7:37 AM

http://onews.us

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, Today, 6:51 PM

This infographic helps to divine what works on different platforms visually.

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Were Yellowstone bison fleeing supervolcano? No, they were just frisky - Metro

Were Yellowstone bison fleeing supervolcano? No, they were just frisky - Metro | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
Were Yellowstone bison fleeing supervolcano? No, they were just frisky
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The alarmist clip, which showed the bison galloping down a paved road at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, has fuelled fears the ancient volcano could be about to erupt.
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My way or the highway, eh?

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Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List

Content Curation Tools: The Ultimate List | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools, and accompanying map, is comprised of both business grade tools that can support organizations’ content marketing strategies, as well as personal curati…

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 4, 8:32 AM

Curación de Contenidos

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Bookmarklet | Scoop.it

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Shine on the web

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First comprehensive atlas of human gene activity released

First comprehensive atlas of human gene activity released | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it

A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues of the human body. The findings describe the complex networks that govern gene activity, and the new information could play a crucial role in identifying the genes involved with disease.


“Now, for the first time, we are able to pinpoint the regions of the genome that can be active in a disease and in normal activity, whether it’s in a brain cell, the skin, in blood stem cells or in hair follicles,” said Winston Hide, associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and one of the core authors of the main paper in Nature.


“This is a major advance that will greatly increase our ability to understand the causes of disease across the body.”


The research is outlined in a series of papers published March 27, 2014, two in the journal Nature and 16 in other scholarly journals. The work is the result of years of concerted effort among 250 experts from more than 20 countries as part of FANTOM 5 (Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genome). The FANTOM project, led by the Japanese institution RIKEN, is aimed at building a complete library of human genes.


Researchers studied human and mouse cells using a new technology called Cap Analysis of Gene Expression (CAGE), developed at RIKEN, to discover how 95% of all human genes are switched on and off. These “switches” — called “promoters” and “enhancers” — are the regions of DNA that manage gene activity. The researchers mapped the activity of 180,000 promoters and 44,000 enhancers across a wide range of human cell types and tissues and, in most cases, found they were linked with specific cell types.


“We now have the ability to narrow down the genes involved in particular diseases based on the tissue cell or organ in which they work,” said Hide. “This new atlas points us to the exact locations to look for the key genetic variants that might map to a disease.”


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Thank You Dr. Stefan

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 28, 7:27 PM
There it is. As it is in our genes, so too is it in our individual psyches and societies. Check it out!
Martin Daumiller's curator insight, March 29, 12:27 PM

original article: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v507/n7493/full/nature13182.html

 

 

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The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips by Cendrine Marrouat

The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips by Cendrine Marrouat | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips is a comprehensive resource that provides bloggers of all levels with essential information and precise guidance to attract quality traffic to their blogs.

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From a Giantess of Blogging herself, Cendrine Marrouat; with a great intro/pre-sale price!

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Do you know that Social Media Slant will be one next Friday?


I'm in a celebratory mood. "The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips" is 45% off until April 4! Yes, you read it right: $3.99 (instead of $8.95).

harlowraina's curator insight, March 28, 1:40 AM

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Springtime ignites with melodious birdsong

Springtime ignites with melodious birdsong | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
Gracing humanity with their melodious symphonic sounds, North American songbirds call attention to the advent of springtime.

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Beautiful post Andrew, we both love-de-birdies

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, March 27, 1:55 PM

Lot's of interest in the beneficial effects of birdsong recently.  This article gives a nice summary as to the positive affect birdsong can have on us human beings and makes the case that with ever increasing population density, we could definitely use more of it.  Julian Treasure would approve!

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Scientists solve riddle of celestial archaeology

Scientists solve riddle of celestial archaeology | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
A decades old space mystery has been solved by an international team of astronomers led by Professor Martin Barstow of the University of Leicester and President-elect of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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Unsolved?

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Russell Crowe: People Will be Surprised by 'Noah' - YouTube

The Man of Steel star gave ET a revelation that the lovable Bible character was not anything like what people like to believe. (RT @loganwolf85: Russell Crowe’s character in #Noah is not the righteous man of faith from Genesis 6 and Hebrews 11.
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"Judge not, lest You be judged"?

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10 Rules That Every Business Needs to Know Before They Post on Instagram

10 Rules That Every Business Needs to Know Before They Post on Instagram | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
Now that you know the rules for posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, lets discuss Instagram. Instagram is a visual social platform (with over 150 million active users), where users capture, customize, and share photos and videos with their followers. While some people think Instagram is nothing more than “selfies”, “what I ate for lunch”, and “look at this sunset through a cool filter”, it’s potential business reach is substantial. Here are 10 ways that you can optimize your Instagram business account.

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Thanks to Brian and Malek! "Optimize" your Instagram posts

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aanve's curator insight, April 13, 11:16 PM

www.aanve.com

 

Arnaud d'Haen's curator insight, April 14, 2:40 AM

makes #sense

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, April 14, 1:08 PM

Rules to help your business on Instagram

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Texas executes Mexican national for 1997 murder - Fox News

Texas executes Mexican national for 1997 murder - Fox News | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
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FILE -Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, who was executed April 9, 2014 in Texas.
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R.H. Llanas bites the big bullet, but not in Mexico. Evil personified?

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There's $118 Billion in Future Riches Still Trapped in North Dakota - Motley Fool

There's $118 Billion in Future Riches Still Trapped in North Dakota - Motley Fool | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
There's $118 Billion in Future Riches Still Trapped in North Dakota
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There's $118 Billion in Future Riches Still Trapped in North Dakota. By Matt DiLallo | More Articles April 6, 2014 | Comments (0).

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Thanks Susan for your informative posting. North Dakota riches untapped

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People's Guide to Small Business Social Media Mastery | Steamfeed

People's Guide to Small Business Social Media Mastery | Steamfeed | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it

hanks to JeffA good start is to choose platforms where your customers spend their time. When I first started getting serious with social media, I had already experimented with multiple platforms to see what was a good fit for my business and, more importantly, for my personality, mostly because I know that I’m more consistent with activities that I enjoy.


While there are lots of ways to approach social media marketing, here are 10 tips to get you started:Ever wish that you could use social media to build your business? This guide will help you master social with a human touch and turn that touch into sales


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Thanks to Jeff and Malek for this focus

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 7, 5:04 PM

Useful infographic with practical social media tips.

Paula Wyman Howell's curator insight, April 8, 9:38 AM

Good to know.

 

Beri Creative's curator insight, April 10, 8:45 AM

We always get asked this question - so here you go! :)

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Finding Drugs on the Ground with Mad Mike the Hippie Bum | VICE United Kingdom

Finding Drugs on the Ground with Mad Mike the Hippie Bum | VICE United Kingdom | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
Homeless by choice, he can support himself by paying close attention to the ground under his feet.
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Introspective account of homeless profiteering

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New forecast highlights economic impact of drought - The Turlock Journal

New forecast highlights economic impact of drought - The Turlock Journal | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
New forecast highlights economic impact of drought The Turlock Journal With water allocations such as TID's 20-inch cap, Abraham says that farmers continuing to flood irrigate will likely not have enough water to make it through the irrigation...
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Water/ irrigation News from CA Central Valley!

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Ukraine Officials Hold 12 Former Riot Police Officers Over Kiev Violence - The Wire

Ukraine Officials Hold 12 Former Riot Police Officers Over Kiev Violence - The Wire | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
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Ukraine Officials Hold 12 Former Riot Police Officers Over Kiev Violence
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Ukrainian Justice...

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Archaeologists race to secure ancient tomb of three Egyptian kings

Archaeologists race to secure ancient tomb of three Egyptian kings | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
British archaeologist John Romer, 72, believes he has discovered the site where three ancient Egyptian priest kings - Herihor, Piankh and Menkheperre - were buried in Luxor, Egypt, almost 3,000 years ago.

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Almost unbelievable story

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US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages - CBS Local

US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages - CBS Local | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
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US Recognizes Michigan Same-Sex Marriages
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Bill Freeman, pastor of Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation church in western Michigan's Muskegon, responded to Friday's news with a loud “Yeah!
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He was against "it".

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Extremely useful! Thanks Susan

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 8, 12:03 AM

Useful educational resources:

Joseph Palumbo, MBA,'s curator insight, April 8, 10:14 PM

Some great sites to further your education, exercise your brain.

Teresa De Santos's curator insight, April 10, 1:09 PM

En los listados siempre se encuentra algo nuevo

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The “Poverty” of Homosexual Orientation | Crisis Magazine

The “Poverty” of Homosexual Orientation | Crisis Magazine | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
Therefore, the relatively recent creation of sexual “orientation” favors the standing of homosexuality (“gay” as a mere alternative to “straight”) and thus relativizes the true meaning and purpose of sexual attraction.

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Mesolithic Mount Sandel, a Mesolithic campsite | Irish Archaeology

Mesolithic Mount Sandel, a Mesolithic campsite | Irish Archaeology | Atabrine James Simmons; Memorial to a Sinner & Saint | Scoop.it
Approximately 9,000 years ago, a small band of Mesolithic hunter-gathers chose a high ridge over-looking the River Bann in Co. Derry as their home (Ireland's oldest houses, a Mesolithic campsite at Mount Sandel, Co.
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Nine thousand years ago?

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