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Scholarly Publishing in South Africa - 0 views

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    This is core notes from a one day seminar in 2012 (http://www.stm-assoc.org/events/academic-and-professional-publishing-in-south-africa/) on academic publishing in South Africa and Africa. in South Africa it would seem that there are many barriers to prevent scholars from producing and publishing their work. Although these barriers are a huge concern, there is a wealth of information being gathered and research being completed. This article is interesting as it shortly summarizes the challenges for academic work to get published in Africa.
Julia Echeverría

Medical Template for articulate storyline - 2 views

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    I like this article because give us templates to work and the possibility to create.
rafopen

Bioline International - reducing the south to north knowledge gap - 0 views

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    from website: "Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development. By providing a platform for the distribution of peer-reviewed journals (currently from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela), BI helps to reduce the global knowledge divide by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide." The site offers a range of journals, with full text access. Areas include zoology, health, agriculture, and nutrition. There aren't a lot of journals so the site is manageable. Good source if you are a scientist seeking data/information from areas other than the west.
rafopen

Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities - 0 views

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    There are two versions (at least) of this text. One earlier version is a first draft of sorts "A BOOK CROWDSOURCED IN ONE WEEK MAY 21-28, 2010" http://hackingtheacademy.org/ The url supplied above (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=dh;c=dh;idno=12172434.0001.001;rgn=full%20text;view=toc;xc=1;g=dculture) gives you access to the slicker version. Both can be read online. The text professes to a hacker ethos: "1 The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved. 2 No problem should ever have to be solved twice. 3 Boredom and drudgery are evil. 4 Freedom is good. 5 Attitude is no substitute for competence." One of the opening chapters encourages academics to "get out of the business." "Burn the boats/books" focuses on the need to move away from "librocentrism." Something I hadn't thought of: "A PDF document is not a web-based document. It is a print-based document distributed on the web." This is to make the point that online materials should be interactive, which a pdf is not. The focus is hacking scholarship, teaching, and institutions. Seems worth dipping into here and there .
fraup74

Lists Related to the Open Access Movement - 2 views

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    Lists cover a range of topics related to: institutions that support open access, university actions for open access or against high journal prices, what you can do to help the cause of open access, etc.
c maggard

Bring developing companies on-board - 1 views

The overarching theme this week is getting developing countries on-board. The videos presented made a good argument, and rightly pointed out that the main consumers of MOOCs, and indeed to the tech...

open access knowledge module 11

started by c maggard on 11 Nov 14 no follow-up yet
pad123

Challenges of Open Access Education - 3 views

I believe in "Bridging the gap between academics' hunger for quality, reputation and positive assessment and distribution model is key" Young researcher's work published in open access journals sho...

Module 11 Open Knowledge Access

belgm241268

Global Education Perspective - 2 views

In this era of Globalization, education is not be left out. Here's one perspective on how it is being done -- http://www.globaleducation.edu.au/global-education/what-is-global-ed.html

Module 11 Global Education

started by belgm241268 on 07 Nov 14 no follow-up yet
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Julia Echeverría

The equality on education - 2 views

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    From immemorial time, the education has been a privilege for richest, this is a real problem and creates atremendous inequality between the human beings. It is truth that the knowledge, in this globalised era the MOOC for example, makes by all means, arrive specialized education at a number of people highly motivated and, the quality of the same of this is excellent,...
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    The video depicts importance of education for all. Education is eye opener to live like a human.Education seems to be a single solution for all the major issues facing the human race. Educating a girl means educating entire family which results in more literates in this world
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