Month: December 2021

Effectiveness of embodied conversational agents for managing academic stress at an Indian University (ARU) during COVID‐19 – Nelekar – – British Journal of Educational Technology

INTRODUCTION Study-related stress is a global problem, and students from different countries show different patterns of behaviours to cope with the stress (Inaç et al., 2021). India is a country with a large young population, where the problem of disturbed mental health among youth is a growing concern (Reddy et al., 2018). According to the statistics published by the …

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Gr. 10 Civic Students Address Real-World Issues

In Citizenship Studies (CHV2O3), students explore the rights and duties associated with being an active citizen, while identifying important topics from social engagement to environmental engagement and much more. The aim of students is to develop their citizenship while recognizing the vital role they play in both the context of today and tomorrow. Therefore, it …

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a Whole-Organization Perspective on Technical Debt

Key Takeaways The technical debt metaphor was conceived to describe a process of deliberately going into production early with known limitations in order to learn about the problem we’re solving. However, the meaning of the metaphor has been diluted to the point where most of what is labelled “technical debt” is incurred inadvertently, and …

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To tell stronger stories, don’t narrate the video. Explain it. – Poynter

This is one of 10 essays I’m offering at the close of 2021 that will hopefully help broadcast journalists tell stronger stories in the year ahead. One of the first things a college professor taught me about writing for television was that “words and pictures should match.” It took me several years to find out …

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The Purposes of Education. John Hattie and Steen Larsen – Jenny Connected

This book, published in 2020, will be discussed next week on the online reading network Philosophy of Education. The book records a series of conversations between John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Steen Nepper Larsen, an education philosopher from the Danish …

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Irish and Egyptian governments back study abroad platform Educatly

Educatly, which describes itself as an “educational platform providing learning opportunities and educational networks,” has secured a pre-financing of US $ 1 million with a key contribution from Enterprise Ireland. “Students want transparent access to all relevant offers and at the same time receive as individual support as possible” The company has seen significant growth …

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What is a “book” in the age of the web? (Part 1 of 5) | by Hugh McGuire | Dec, 2021

Since I started thinking about the impact of the internet on the book and publishing worlds when I founded LibriVox.org (free, volunteer-recorded, public domain audiobooks) in 2005, I’ve been asked in a variety of ways: “Can the ‘book’ stay relevant ? “ That means: can (should?) Books keep their power and place?e as a central …

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Logic’s Lifeline song, 1-800-273-TALK linked to fewer suicides: study

TORONTO – The powerful lyrics and stories in the song by American rapper Logic, 1-800-273-8255, are increasing calls to the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800 273-TALK) and a corresponding decrease in suicides in attributed to the US after three public events that attracted the most attention to the song, according to a new peer-reviewed …

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What Sci-Hub’s latest court battle means for research

Access to Sci-Hub has been blocked in several countries, but the site argues that its activities are allowed under Indian Copyright Law.Photo credit: Sharaf Maksumov / Shutterstock Sci-Hub, the popular website that provides access to millions of pirated research papers and books, is no stranger to legal action. But for the first time, the site …

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