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Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App

Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Evernote's an amazingly powerful notebook app. But it can also be rather overwhelming at first. Here's everything you need to get started with Evernote and get your info saved into notes, organized with notebooks and tags. You'll even learn how to clip anything you find online into your notebook, and search like a pro. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Medium; Tags: App Training, Productivity, Evernote

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One of the best tools I have found to support lifelong learning. 

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niftyjock's curator insight, February 17, 2014 8:46 PM

Love Evernote

Marco Pozzi's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:15 AM

Esistono delle applicazioni veramente notevoli. Avrebbero una ricaduta importante nella didattica così come nel lavoro di tutti i giorni.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, March 28, 2014 6:39 AM

If you've ever thought of getting into using Evernote, but weren't sure where to start, this would be a good place. Teachers can use Evernote to organise all sorts and share with students. It's a great tool, I'd recommend giving it a go.

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Measuring the Information Society Report 2017

The report presents a quantitative analysis of the information society and highlight new and emerging trends and measurement issues.
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Higher education failing to challenge inequity – Report - University World News

Higher education failing to challenge inequity – Report - University World News | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it

"Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have failed to move their tertiary education systems from highly elitist to mass-based when compared with other regions in the world, according to a new World Bank study."

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How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa

Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new opportunities for improving basic education in Africa.
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Blockchain in Education

This report introduces the fundamental principles of the Blockchain focusing on its potential for the education sector. It explains how this technology may both disrupt institutional norms and empower learners. It proposes eight scenarios for the application of the Blockchain in an education context, based on the current state of technology development and deployment.
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How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
U want 2B a better writer? Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry.…
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Digital Inclusion and Social Inequality: Gender Differences in ICT Access and Use in Five Developing Countries

Digital Inclusion and Social Inequality: Gender Differences in ICT Access and Use in Five Developing Countries | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
(2016). Digital Inclusion and Social Inequality: Gender Differences in ICT Access and Use in Five Developing Countries. Gender, Technology and Development: Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 306-332.
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2017 Digital Literacy Impact Study > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief

2017 Digital Literacy Impact Study > An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
The 2017 Digital Literacy Impact Study: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief uncovers the learner’s perspective of how digital literacy training influences work life after graduation. As a complement to the definitions and frameworks outlined in the 2017 strategic brief on digital literacy in higher education, this study examines digital literacy in action as learners enter the workforce. More than 700 recent graduates from 36 institutions responded to an NMC survey that addressed the experiences they gained at colleges and universities, and how their proficiencies or lack thereof have affected their careers.
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October 2017: Blockchain | TIM Review

October 2017: Blockchain | TIM Review | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it

Great inventions lead to unexpected consequences. Consider how the invention of electricity triggered rapid innovation and transformation in telecommunications – first came the telegraph and the telephone, then radio, television, and finally, digital convergence over the Internet. These innovations transformed war, politics, education, shopping, and countless other aspects of modern life.

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Meet the Entrepreneur Who Wants To Shrink, Not Grow, His Market 

Meet the Entrepreneur Who Wants To Shrink, Not Grow, His Market  | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Meet social entrepreneur David Wiley, co-founder of Lumen Learning. Wiley is behind a national “open educational resources” (OER) movement that is already bringing the cost of textbooks down at colleges and universities across the country.
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Understanding the costs of scholarly publishing – Why we need a public data infrastructure of publishing costs

Understanding the costs of scholarly publishing – Why we need a public data infrastructure of publishing costs | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Scholarly communication has undergone a seismic shift away from closed publishing towards an ever-growing support for open access. With closed publishing models, academic libraries faced a so-called “serials crisis” and were not able to afford the materials they needed for their researchers and students. Partly in response to this problem, open access advocates have argued for increased access, whilst also changing the cost structure of scholarly publishing. In many countries this has led to experiments with ‘author pays’ models, where the prices of large commercial publishers have remained high, but the costs have shifted from readers to researchers.
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Language MOOCs - Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries

Language MOOCs - Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Language MOOCs (or LMOOCs) are dedicated Web-based online courses for second languages with unrestricted access and potentially unlimited participation. They are generating interest and expectation in the contexts of university education, lifelong learning and online training in general. This pioneering book presents an initial analysis of the theoretical and methodological issues underlying LMOOCs and presents empirical evidence of their potential for the development of language communicative competences, based upon previously unpublished research. It provides a mosaic-like view of LMOOC research, not only with respect to the geographical and institutional origin of its authors, but also to the heterogeneous nature of their respective academic backgrounds, and suggests directions for future development. As in other types of online language courses, the integration of the results of multidisciplinary research projects and teaching experiences related to LMOOCs is fundamental to make the field advance steadily and respond to some of the real challenges and problems faced by individuals working and living in competitive plurilingual societies today.
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Open In Order To...Promote Knowledge Sharing, Not Criminalize It - Creative Commons

Open In Order To...Promote Knowledge Sharing, Not Criminalize It - Creative Commons | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
It’s Open Access Week, the yearly global event to raise broad awareness about the opportunities and benefits for open access to scientific and scholarly research. Open Access Week—now in its 10th year—also mobilises action for progressive policy changes so that researchers and the public get immediate online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and reuse those results.
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A Massive List of Free Online University Course Providers From Around The World

A Massive List of Free Online University Course Providers From Around The World | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when three free online courses, taught by Stanford professors, launched in October 2011. Each of these courses has had over 100,000 students.
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Blended beyond borders - Christensen Institute

Blended beyond borders - Christensen Institute | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Over the past two decades, technology use in schools has surged worldwide. The open question remains, however, as to how exactly the rise in technology correlates with fundamental shifts in teaching, learning, and student outcomes.
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Blockchain - opportunities for private enterprises in emerging markets - IFC

"Blockchain is an emerging technology that offers the possibility of re-engineering economic models and enabling the creation of markets and products that were previously unavailable or unprofitable across emerging markets. "
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Still don't understand blockchain? 

Still don't understand blockchain?  | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it

"In a not too distant future, everything from our banking, supply chains, law, accountancy, communications services – and even governments – will have been redefined. Dramatically more egalitarian means of raising capital for start-ups will have been implemented. The need for intermediaries such as lawyers, clearing houses and even central banks will be diminished as we move towards a truly peer-to-peer economy enabled by a new technology – blockchain."

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Robotics ethics: a technology-based ethical framework for today and tomorrow | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Robotics ethics: a technology-based ethical framework for today and tomorrow | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Robotic technologies blur the boundary between human subjects and technological objects. In doing so, they do not only have societal implications which can be ethically evaluated, but they also affect the central categories of ethics: our concepts of agency and responsibility, and our value frameworks. Given the increasing autonomy of robots, the question arises who exactly should bear ethical and/or legal responsibility for robot behaviour. This is one of many issues that COMEST addresses in its report.
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A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students | Simple Book Publishing

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students | Simple Book Publishing | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, and we welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text.
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Education and accelerated change: The imperative for design learning

"As we enter a period marked by the greatest velocity of change in human history, it is helpful to consider broader context. Past paradigm shifts took place about once every 100 years, and since human lifespans then were shorter, there was more time to absorb and adapt to this change. We are entering a period of extended human longevity which, combined with accelerated technological change, requires constant adaptation and re-skilling."
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What do you really know about violence against children?

What do you really know about violence against children? | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it

"Staggering numbers of children – some as young as 12 months old – are experiencing violence, often by those entrusted to take care of them, according to a new UNICEF report. “The harm inflicted on children around the world is truly worrying,” said UNICEF Chief of Child Protection Cornelius Williams. “Babies slapped in the face; girls and boys forced into sexual acts; adolescents murdered in their communities – violence against children spares no one and knows no boundaries.”

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African Digital Library


The African Digital Library (ADL) is a collection of electronic books (eBooks) that can be accessed and used free-of-charge by any person living on the African continent [who has an Internet connection]. 
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Global Mobility Report 2017 | Sum4all

Global Mobility Report 2017 | Sum4all | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
The Global Mobility Report is the first-ever study to assess the global performance of the transport sector and the progress made toward four main objectives: universal access, efficiency, safety, and green mobility. The publication covers all modes of transport, including road, air, waterborne, and rail transport.
According to the report, the world is not on track to achieving sustainable mobility. Apart from being inaccessible to many of the world’s most vulnerable, the transport sector today is plagued by high fossil fuel use, rising greenhouse gas emissions, air and noise pollution, an alarming number of road fatalities, and a reluctance to embrace digitalization.
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Imagining the “open” university: Sharing scholarship to improve research and education

Imagining the “open” university: Sharing scholarship to improve research and education | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, we have seen growth of grassroots movements to increase access to scholarly products, such as articles, code, data, and educational resources
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Charting a New Path for Water's Future

Charting a New Path for Water's Future | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
The new report Uncharted Waters: The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability looks at how the increasing number of droughts and floods impact farms, firms and families in ways that are far costlier and longer lasting than known before. New research shows that while the consequences of drought are often invisible, they are significant and cause “misery in slow motion”.
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Unesco – 2017/8 GEM Report

Unesco – 2017/8 GEM Report | ICT & OER in Education | Scoop.it
2017/8 @GEMReport asks #WhosAccountable for reaching our global education goal? It calls on us to stop the blame game for education’s problems: we ALL play a part in ensuring we have access to a quality education, from students and teachers, right up to the United Nations. While responsibilities are shared, accountability for education starts first and foremost with governments. They must make sure not to blame people for education problems if they are outside of their control. Blaming teachers for bad learning outcomes can push them into a corner and have negative impact on learning, including marginalizing the weakest students. Read the full report: Bit.ly/GEM2017 Join the campaign: #CountOnME
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Hundreds of millions of children are still not able to attend school. Open and distance learning can help to bridge the gap. 
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