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Cut-rate tuition, more online learning: How to make college affordable again

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For too many Americans, college today means big debt and poor job prospects. But alternatives are emerging. Online learning in Grand Cayman, anyone?

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How to Help College Students Graduate

Better support systems lead to lower dropout rates.

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Campbell Barnhart's curator insight, January 14, 2014 8:32 PM

As a student, we can't always be perfect, so sometimes we need support, and without it, we can end up getting so behind we dropout. So with the support systems that this article mentions, they are seeing dropout rates decrease.;

 

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Computer Science - Academic Earth: A comprehensive listing of online Computer Science lectures and courses available on the internet

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A comprehensive listing of online Computer Science lectures and courses available on the internet.

 

In its purest form, computer science is the research and development of technology that solves specific problems. Computer science has brought the world smart phones, GPS systems, the gaming industry and tablet computing, along with technological developments that assist government, industry and medicine. In addition to creating new technology, computer scientists also make improvements to existing technology and study the ways computers can make our lives easier.

 

As with any branch of science, computer scientists perform research that establishes new information. This research begins with known mathematical algorithms and computer theory, and strives to constantly redefine what technology can do for us. Computer science also addresses how existing technology can be used in ways previously undiscovered, creating applications that may be faster, simpler, more efficient or less costly.


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Creative Commons for Content Licensing | CreativeCommons.org

Creative Commons for Content Licensing | CreativeCommons.org | Research tools and ideas | Scoop.it

Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

 

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

 

Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

 

Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

 

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22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills - A Media Specialist's Guide

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Are you looking for great resources to teach students how to do research online? Then check out this post. The links range from resources geared to elementary school to middle school and high school. How do you create a bibliography? Evaluate a website? Learn new search techniques? These and other skills are available in the links provided.


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The research that MOOCs need | George Veletsianos

The research that MOOCs need | George Veletsianos | Research tools and ideas | Scoop.it

The important questions that I believe we should be asking at this point are: What education-specific research will be beneficial to the field? What do we need to know? And how should we go about investigating what we need to know about? Systematic empirical research can (a) generate a deeper understanding of this phenomenon, (b) provide evidence to support or refute the claims surrounding MOOCs, and (c) help universities and MOOC providers enhance course offerings.


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systerwoody's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:51 AM

MOOC Research - I may have to start a separate MOOCs topic. Anticpate increase growth & development. 

systerwoody's comment, June 17, 2013 3:07 PM
Or In the higher ed vernacular, "a shovel-ready' dissertation topic.
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IEA: PIRLS 2011

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Official Website of International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) (Literacy Assessment Research http://t.co/KGIjLAAAXu)...
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Observations about learning, knowledge and technology: Research publications on Massive Open Online Courses and Personal Learning Environments

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App puts Pima County Public Library on your smartphone, tablet - Arizona Daily Star

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App puts Pima County Public Library on your smartphone, tablet Arizona Daily Star On Thursday the library released a mobile application that makes it possible to renew a book, place one on hold, or check out an eBook among other features from...
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4 New Recipes for Becoming a Top Researcher

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Find out the 4 new recipes on how to become a top researcher, shared by the UT Professor of Experimental Psychology Jüri Allik who belongs to the top 1 per cent of the world's most-cited scientists in his field.

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Monetising MOOCs

If MOOCs are going to truly take on the traditional university model, then they have to go beyond offering content and courses and then simply certifying that a course has been completed. They need to improve the 'stickiness' of their offering, providing students with intuitive ways to collaborate and develop their ideas, as they would if they were sitting together in the same classroom; they have to award and accredit qualifications that have value with learners and employers, and they need to do all of this at scale.


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The Power of Sharing: The Creative Commons Case Studies

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Whether you're looking for inspiration, business models, or precedents, the Creative Commons Case Studies is a perfect place to start. 

 

At the moment this resource lists over 350 case studies of companies, individuals and artists utilizing the Creative Commons license to support and to grow their own business.

 

Case studies in:

PhotographyMusicFilmLiteratureGovernment UsageEducationGLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, MuseumsSocial JusticeDataJournalismTechnical Case StudiesStart from some of the best featured case studies here: http://bit.ly/rPKdc9 ;

You can also contribute to write and add new case studies.  Find out more: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Case_Studies ;
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 60 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

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Self-funded PhD: research in practice - The Guardian

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Self-funded PhD: research in practice
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The primary reason I'm doing the DPhil is because I realise the difficulty of using research in decision-making.
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Latest Dropbox beta now lets you import your entire iPhoto library - The Verge

Latest Dropbox beta now lets you import your entire iPhoto library - The Verge | Research tools and ideas | Scoop.it
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Latest Dropbox beta now lets you import your entire iPhoto library. By Nathan Ingraham on June 6, 2013 01:14 pm @NateIngraham 5Comments.
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Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach: Jason S. Wrench, Candice Thomas-Maddox, Virginia Peck Richmond, James C. McCroskey: 9780195337471: Amazon.com: Books

Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach [Jason S. Wrench, Candice Thomas-Maddox, Virginia Peck Richmond, James C. McCroskey] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Kaiser Permanente research method has potential to transform US health care ... - San Jose Mercury News

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How Do Search Engines Work? [MakeUseOf Explains]

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To many people, Google IS the internet. It’s the default homepage and the first port of call before accessing any site. It’s arguably the most important invention since the Internet itself. Without search engines, content would all be hand picked – just like newspapers and magazines. And while search engines have changed a lot since those first humble beginnings – and Google certainly isn’t the onlysearch engine out there –  the underlying principles are the same as they always were.

Do you know how search engines work? There are three basic stages for a search engine: crawling – where content is discovered; indexing, where it is analysed and stored in huge databases; and retrieval, where a user query fetches a list of relevant pages.


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Athena Catedral's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:30 AM

Let's start with the basics. If we want to compete in an online environment, we have to understand the big players in the industry. And the biggest fish in ocean of cyber space are the search engines. So here's a straight-forward article to understand how they work

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The Free Little Library by Stereotank | Colossal

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Recently installed in New York's Nolita neighborhood the Free Little Library is a temporary outdoor shelving unit that functions as a free library. The clever design protects the books from the weather while allowing people to ...
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