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RedShelf Leads eTextbook Pack as the Only Startup to Partner Directly With the ... - Consumer Electronics Net

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CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 12/04/14 -- RedShelf, a Chicago-based startup spurring digital adoption in higher education and one of the fastest-growing distributors of eTextbooks in the U.S., has partnered with Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Cengage,...
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Undermine Mother Tongue Languages and You Stifle the Nation – Pamela Maseko

Undermine Mother Tongue Languages and You Stifle the Nation – Pamela Maseko | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Dr Pamela Maseko recently wrote an article about the importance of being educated in one’s mother tongue, inspired by International Mother Language Day on Saturday, 21 February.
Maseko, the co-editor of DLP Yali-Manisi: Limbali Zamanyange: Historical Poems and William Wellington Gqoba: Isizwe esinembali: Xhosa histories and poetry (1873–1888), explains that “cognitive abilities are formed and perfected” through one’s mother language and enforced English instruction from as early as grade three does not guarantee higher levels of English literacy.
“To undermine a child’s mother tongue means not only devaluing languages other than English as an expression of identity, culture and heritage, but stifling the growth of our nation,” Maseko writes.
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If we consider that a high level knowledge of mother tongue strongly determines a child’s overall literacy development, and that a deeper understanding of a second language is gained if mother tongue is maintained while learning another language, there is no debate that we need to relook at the role of mother tongue in education. It also seems clear that the solution lies not only in either-or answers, but in parallel situations where children are taught in English as well as African languages.
African language speakers must become the producers and consumers of knowledge in learning processes where, as with English speakers, home language is a reservoir from which to draw context for new information and synthesize further information.

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These images perfectly capture what it's like to be a woman of color in the tech industry.

These images perfectly capture what it's like to be a woman of color in the tech industry. | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Their latest project is a big win for positive representation.
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Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism

Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Angolans have found a clever way to share files using Wikipedia Zero and Facebook’s Free Basics, but what happens to the existing Wikipedia community?
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How to Integrate Google Apps with the Rigor Relevance Framework

How to Integrate Google Apps with the Rigor Relevance Framework | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Without strategic implementation, technologies such as Google Apps for Education are nothing but distractions.
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Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage

Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Mindy Hopper presented Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? at StreetLeverage – Live 2015 | Boston.
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Illiteracy figures - The Nation Nigeria

Illiteracy figures - The Nation Nigeria | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
•Nigeria needs to urgently address the crisis 

Nigeria needs 58 years to banish illiteracy and this is going to be hectic.” This alarming assessment was among highlights at an international workshop on teaching and learning organised by Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. The speaker was Dr. Muhammed Alkali, National Programme Officer, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Regional Office in Abuja. According to him, over 62 million Nigerians are illiterates. With the country’s total population put at 178.5 million in 2014, UNESCO’s statistics regarding its illiterate population is lamentably on the high side.

The yearly celebration of International Literacy Day on September 8 underscores the place of literacy in the modern world. The special day endorsed by UNESCO has been celebrated since 1966, and helps to keep the international community focused on literacy issues.  Also noteworthy is the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) launched in 2003 with the objectives of increasing literacy levels and empowering illiterates.

The theme of International Literacy Day 2015 was “Literacy and Sustainable Societies”. According to UNESCO, “Literacy is a key driver for sustainable development. Literacy skills are the prerequisite for the learning of a broader set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, required for creating sustainable societies.”

There is no doubt that Nigeria needs to achieve higher literacy levels in order to achieve greater socio-economic development. Notably, Alkali said: “UNESCO is targeting drop-outs which are predominant in JSS2 going by available research in Nigeria. We are seriously concerned and worried with the increasing illiteracy in Africa…Unless we are deceiving ourselves, ICT remains the best way to provide education now…” It is useful to note Alkali’s point about Information and Communications Technology (ICT), as well as his argument that full introduction of ICT is indispensable in the 21st century for the realisation of a knowledge-based economy.



Against the background of the country’s high illiteracy figures, the new Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, definitely has his work cut out for him. It is reassuring that Adamu showed appreciation of the work to be done during his first meeting with top officials of the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja. He said: “The core problems of education in the country vary from one level of education to another, the crisis of underfunding, which gave birth to a whole series of other problems such as poor infrastructure for teaching and learning, poor conditions of service for teachers and the menace of brain drain from our tertiary institutions.”

Adamu lamented:  “Also the crises of poor enrolment and access which has left millions of school age children roaming the streets and the crisis of regulation which has turned the entire education system into a jungle where everything goes. The system has been left unregulated, unsupervised and with no recourse to ethics and professionalism.”

The connection between individual literacy and social development cannot be over-emphasised; and the role of good governance in the eradication of illiteracy cannot be downplayed. Ideally, all tiers of government should be involved in ensuring that reading and writing skills are more widely taught and learned across the country.

It is politically correct to consider literacy a human right based on the inclusion of basic education in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This modern thinking and the global idea of “Education for All” are manifestations of humanity’s progress on the path of human rights. It is bad enough that one in five adults cannot read and write in a world estimated to have 776 million illiterates.

The country’s literacy efforts have proved inadequate. What is needed is a sustained collective effort which will go farther than one-shot programmes or campaigns.

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Seven things we learned about agricultural technology

Seven things we learned about agricultural technology | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it

In an online discussion experts debated the farmer’s changing role and how ‘ag-tech’ might make farming sexier and better-paying


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2. Smartphone ownership rates skyrocket in many emerging economies, but digital divide remains

2. Smartphone ownership rates skyrocket in many emerging economies, but digital divide remains | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
In just the past two years, there has been a vast increase in the share of people in many emerging nations surveyed who report owning a smartphone. Despite
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Ghana: Mobile phone penetration soars to 128% | West Africa

Ghana: Mobile phone penetration soars to 128% | West Africa | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Ghana's mobile phone penetration rate rose to 127.63 per cent after the country's voice subscriber base climbed to over 35 million in December 2015 from 34 million registered in the previous month.
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Big Data Reveals Big Gender Inequality | Dataconomy

Big Data Reveals Big Gender Inequality | Dataconomy | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Big Data News, Events, and Expert Opinion
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Educational Technology Guy: Two infographics with tips for becoming a Power Google User!

Educational Technology Guy: Two infographics with tips for becoming a Power Google User! | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Google is an excellent research and search tool, but there are some tips and features that a lot of people don't know about. These two inforgraphics have some great tips and information on getting more out of Google.

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Lots of new tips here. ( new to me anyway!)

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This article shares two infographics that can help anyone become a power Google user.
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Consejos para convertirse en un Super Usuario de Google!

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5 Simple Steps That’ll Help You Determine How Often You Need to Blog

5 Simple Steps That’ll Help You Determine How Often You Need to Blog | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it

What does this mean for you? How do you decide on a frequency for your blogging business strategy?Obviously you cannot afford to push out tons of low-quality posts every day. You’ll only get lost in the noise of 1.2 million pieces published every day.In this post, I’ll share 5 steps you can use to decide your ideal posting frequency. And some practical posting frequencies you can use for your blog.But first let us look at Google’s stance on publishing frequently....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 19, 2015 12:54 AM
Excellent blogging advice from Neil Patel. Recommended reading. 9/10
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I am Ram from Jaipur, Working at Dnrise as a Social Media Marketing Expert for over 3+ years. I love the work with social media networking like facebook, twitter, linkedin, pinterest, google+ and youtube.

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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.

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Undermine Mother Tongue Languages and You Stifle the Nation – Pamela Maseko

Undermine Mother Tongue Languages and You Stifle the Nation – Pamela Maseko | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Dr Pamela Maseko recently wrote an article about the importance of being educated in one’s mother tongue, inspired by International Mother Language Day on Saturday, 21 February.
Maseko, the co-editor of DLP Yali-Manisi: Limbali Zamanyange: Historical Poems and William Wellington Gqoba: Isizwe esinembali: Xhosa histories and poetry (1873–1888), explains that “cognitive abilities are formed and perfected” through one’s mother language and enforced English instruction from as early as grade three does not guarantee higher levels of English literacy.
“To undermine a child’s mother tongue means not only devaluing languages other than English as an expression of identity, culture and heritage, but stifling the growth of our nation,” Maseko writes.
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If we consider that a high level knowledge of mother tongue strongly determines a child’s overall literacy development, and that a deeper understanding of a second language is gained if mother tongue is maintained while learning another language, there is no debate that we need to relook at the role of mother tongue in education. It also seems clear that the solution lies not only in either-or answers, but in parallel situations where children are taught in English as well as African languages.
African language speakers must become the producers and consumers of knowledge in learning processes where, as with English speakers, home language is a reservoir from which to draw context for new information and synthesize further information.

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These images perfectly capture what it's like to be a woman of color in the tech industry.

These images perfectly capture what it's like to be a woman of color in the tech industry. | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Their latest project is a big win for positive representation.
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Ghana: Mobile phone penetration soars to 128% | West Africa

Ghana: Mobile phone penetration soars to 128% | West Africa | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Ghana's mobile phone penetration rate rose to 127.63 per cent after the country's voice subscriber base climbed to over 35 million in December 2015 from 34 million registered in the previous month.
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Tech Companies Help Women Get Back to Work

Tech Companies Help Women Get Back to Work | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
As tech firms compete in an escalating battle for talent, some firms are targeting what they consider an undervalued source: women returning to the workforce after extended absences.
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Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage

Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? | Street Leverage | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Mindy Hopper presented Incidental Learning with Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreting? at StreetLeverage – Live 2015 | Boston.
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Undermine Mother Tongue Languages and You Stifle the Nation – Pamela Maseko

Undermine Mother Tongue Languages and You Stifle the Nation – Pamela Maseko | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Dr Pamela Maseko recently wrote an article about the importance of being educated in one’s mother tongue, inspired by International Mother Language Day on Saturday, 21 February.
Maseko, the co-editor of DLP Yali-Manisi: Limbali Zamanyange: Historical Poems and William Wellington Gqoba: Isizwe esinembali: Xhosa histories and poetry (1873–1888), explains that “cognitive abilities are formed and perfected” through one’s mother language and enforced English instruction from as early as grade three does not guarantee higher levels of English literacy.
“To undermine a child’s mother tongue means not only devaluing languages other than English as an expression of identity, culture and heritage, but stifling the growth of our nation,” Maseko writes.
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If we consider that a high level knowledge of mother tongue strongly determines a child’s overall literacy development, and that a deeper understanding of a second language is gained if mother tongue is maintained while learning another language, there is no debate that we need to relook at the role of mother tongue in education. It also seems clear that the solution lies not only in either-or answers, but in parallel situations where children are taught in English as well as African languages.
African language speakers must become the producers and consumers of knowledge in learning processes where, as with English speakers, home language is a reservoir from which to draw context for new information and synthesize further information.

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Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism

Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Angolans have found a clever way to share files using Wikipedia Zero and Facebook’s Free Basics, but what happens to the existing Wikipedia community?
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Here Is A Great Tool for Flipped Classrooms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Keeping up with Ed Tech

Here Is A Great Tool for Flipped Classrooms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Keeping up with Ed Tech | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
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Create a Twitter Library So You Never Run Out of Things to Tweet

Create a Twitter Library So You Never Run Out of Things to Tweet | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
Struggling to come up with things to tweet? Build yourself a Twitter library and banish Twitter writing block forever.
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Online Identities Pilot Programme 2013/14 | process.arts

Online Identities Pilot Programme 2013/14 | process.arts | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it

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This pilot programme will explore the challenges and benefits of delivering web making support training for final year students and staff on the Performance Design and Practice (PDP) course at Central Saint Martins, although we would welcome all interest and contributions into future development from all UAL staff and students. Once we have the formal programme fully developed and tested we aim to showcase our findings and experience as good practice to UAL and the sector and look for this training to be better supported and embeded. We would also like to start developing online learning resources (short animations and videos) for all the programme activities and create a online course.

 

The DIAL project found many staff and students were lacking vital basic web building knowledge and skills, students and staff have told us they would appreciative some advice and support in this area. There was a general feeling that having a basic understanding of web environments, processes and developments should be viewed as a important requirement of any professional, training professional and practitioner. Read more about DIAL student engagement.

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Training courses should cater for all learning styles | Actando

Training courses should cater for all learning styles | Actando | E-learning in Higher education and training | Scoop.it
According to the Association for Talent Development’s State of the Industry Report for 2014, the pharmaceutical industry invests, on average, $1,392 per
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Digital Video by Nik Peachey on iBooks

Read a free sample or buy Digital Video by Nik Peachey. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

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