E-Learning

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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Göktuğ is a social construct: “@balrogboogie@rage.love it’s simply easier too. …”

Göktuğ is a social construct: “@ balrogboogie @ rage.love it’s also just easier. …” – stranger.earth If something is available via open access on JSTOR I still use scihub to get it, it’s just the principle of the thing Follow @balrogboogie it’s just easier too. I have created a small bookmarklet called scihub-this that finds …

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One provocative question: what on earth does evidence-based really mean?

This post was written before Alan Tudge took leave from his position as the Minister for Education. But he’s not the only one to bang on about ‘evidence’ without really being clear what he means. There can be little argument in wanting university Schools of Education to impart to their students, knowledge premised on systematically-acquired …

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