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Verification Junkie

Verification Junkie | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it

A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 20, 2015 8:47 AM

This is a really useful resource for research students and anyone interested in journalism.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, January 20, 2015 9:35 AM

Information literacy.  Resources on checking sources of information on the web.  Great collection includes relevant Ted Talks and tools. 

Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:12 PM

"A  directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content."  As students become more and more dependent on the internet to provide them resources for learning, this could be a great tool to help them recognize what's legitimate.

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Demand-driven model devalues degrees

Demand-driven model devalues degrees | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it
HOW many dreams of Olympic glory have been shattered by the ludicrously restrictive admissions policy of the Australian Institute of Sport?
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The cornerstones of 21st century learning - DreamBox Learning

The cornerstones of 21st century learning - DreamBox Learning | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to 21st century learning, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this new approach to education isn’t just changing the way that students learn, but the way that educators teach.
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Technology and the Reinvention of Education in Africa | iAfrikan

Technology and the Reinvention of Education in Africa | iAfrikan | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it
“One of the most highly touted developments of the last five years was the rise of the Massively Open Online Content (MOOCs). This ubiquitous source of educational material promised to revolutionize education, mostly in industrialized countries.”
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Key learning: Education systems need to be flexible enough to allow for experimentation in curriculum development and pedagogy. Let's not get stuck in the past!
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Al-Makura - Impacting on Nasarawa Education - AllAfrica.com

Al-Makura - Impacting on Nasarawa Education - AllAfrica.com | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it
Al-Makura - Impacting on Nasarawa Education AllAfrica.com It is in this regard that the Nasarawa state governor through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) commenced projects aimed at transforming primary schools as the bedrock for...
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I am challenged by the impact that this Governor has made in his state with regards to Education in only 3 years. Practical and workable solutions to real problems!

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Demand-driven model devalues degrees

Demand-driven model devalues degrees | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it
HOW many dreams of Olympic glory have been shattered by the ludicrously restrictive admissions policy of the Australian Institute of Sport?
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Story Skills Are Critical for All Rungs of Org Ladder

Story Skills Are Critical for All Rungs of Org Ladder | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it
“A few weeks ago we were asked to analyze a competency model that had been created by a client. The assumption of their model was that as leaders move up to higher levels in the organization, some competencies become more important. For example, in their model they proposed that a [...]”
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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:53 AM

Now here is a study showing how influence and motivation skills are necessary for both managers and leaders. This is unique because instead of just focusing on leader skills, this study surveyed senior executives, middle-managers, and lower level managers.


You'd think that the skills would differ as you go up the org food chain. Not so! As you can see from the chart, motivation, influence, communication skills and authenticity are critical at all levels.


How does this connect with storytelling? Because the way to realize "inspiring and motivating others", "display high integrity and honesty", "communicates powerfully and prolifically", "builds relationships", and the like is being able to listen for and share compelling stories that move people to action.


There are several more key insights this article shares. 332,860 bosses, peers, and subordinates participated in this study by Zenger/Folkman. Wow! Anyone in charge of people needs to get their storytelling game on in order to survive and thrive in today's business climate. This applies to nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs also. 


For the solopreneurs, it's taking these skills and applying it to marketing and sales to grow you business. For nonprofits it's taking these skills to build donations, staff and volunteer commitment, and building communities.


Bottom line: keep building those story skills to reach your dreams.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Learning for the Future: Beyond the Textbook - DreamBox Learning

Learning for the Future: Beyond the Textbook - DreamBox Learning | Topical issues in Education | Scoop.it
Let’s work together to help prepare students’ minds and spirits so they can move with assurance into their lives—primed to meet their potential and achieve success.
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This future is closer than we imagine. As Louis Pasteur said, 'Fortune belongs to the prepared mind', and we need to begin to prepare our children for this future.
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Got skills?

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“FOR decades vocational education has suffered from the twin curses of low status and limited innovation. Politicians have equated higher education with traditional... (RT @markgr: RT @KeithHampson: Schumpeter: Got skills?”
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This is exactly where Kenya is! Let's learn the lesson quickly and apply. Not everyone needs to be a graduate
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