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  2. Jan 2020
    1. On pointe souvent le fait que les manuels scolaires alourdissent les cartables des élèves. Ils pèsent aussi sur les budgets et ne sont pas simples à renouveler quand les changements de programme scolaire s’accélèrent – en témoignent les débats dans les régions au sujet de l’achat des prochains ouvrages pour le lycée, en phase avec la réforme du bac.

      argument épistémique

    2. Ouvrage papier regroupant une somme de connaissances d’une discipline, le manuel est une « fausse évidence historique » comme l’a écrit Alain Choppin, pionnier des études à ce sujet. En effet, outil scolaire aux multiples facettes, il se situe à l’interface entre l’institution et les enseignants, entre les élèves et l’enseignant, entre les familles et l’institution. C’est aussi un produit commercial car, en France, l’édition scolaire est un marché économique de premier plan, représentant 14 % du chiffre d’affaires annuel du secteur.

      les différentes facettes d'un manuel scolaire

    3. les éditeurs scolaires alertent les pouvoirs publics sur la complexité de renouveler à une telle cadence l’ensemble des manuels. La question du financement est posée dans le premier comme le second degré. Certaines régions envisagent un désengagement dans l’achat des manuels et souhaitent passer au tout numérique afin d’éviter les nouvelles dépenses.

      l'impression papier est longue (rédaction, mise en page, impression) et lourde financièrement. passer au support numérique serait plus rapide et simple pour les éditeurs et moins chers pour la Région. Article ALVES Sarah sur l'évolution du travail des enseignants par le numérique

  3. Dec 2019
    1. Four databases of citizen science and crowdsourcing projects —  SciStarter, the Citizen Science Association (CSA), CitSci.org, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (the Wilson Center Commons Lab) — are working on a common project metadata schema to support data sharing with the goal of maintaining accurate and up to date information about citizen science projects.  The federal government is joining this conversation with a cross-agency effort to promote citizen science and crowdsourcing as a tool to advance agency missions. Specifically, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with the U.S. Federal Community of Practice for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing (FCPCCS),is compiling an Open Innovation Toolkit containing resources for federal employees hoping to implement citizen science and crowdsourcing projects. Navigation through this toolkit will be facilitated in part through a system of metadata tags. In addition, the Open Innovation Toolkit will link to the Wilson Center’s database of federal citizen science and crowdsourcing projects.These groups became aware of their complementary efforts and the shared challenge of developing project metadata tags, which gave rise to the need of a workshop.  

      Sense Collective's Climate Tagger API and Pool Party Semantic Web plug-in are perfectly suited to support The Wilson Center's metadata schema project. Creating a common metadata schema that is used across multiple organizations working within the same domain, with similar (and overlapping) data and data types, is an essential step towards realizing collective intelligence. There is significant redundancy that consumes limited resources as organizations often perform the same type of data structuring. Interoperability issues between organizations, their metadata semantics and serialization methods, prevent cumulative progress as a community. Sense Collective's MetaGrant program is working to provide a shared infastructure for NGO's and social impact investment funds and social impact bond programs to help rapidly improve the problems that are being solved by this awesome project of The Wilson Center. Now let's extend the coordinated metadata semantics to 1000 more organizations and incentivize the citizen science volunteers who make this possible, with a closer connection to the local benefits they produce through their efforts. With integration into Social impact Bond programs and public/private partnerships, we are able to incentivize collective action in ways that match the scope and scale of the problems we face.

  4. Nov 2019
    1. Facebook reactions are a nuanced way through which each user to express their sentiments on posts. Being used for over 300 billion times in the beginning of its launch, Facebook reactions are still in trend.
    1. The article emphasizes the term technology and pedagogy. The author explains learning environments, learning styles, how technology impacts pedagogy, and how technology is good for students. Rating: 5/5

  5. Oct 2019
  6. Sep 2019
    1. students quite often reported choosing their major based on taking introductory courses with particularly dynamic professors.
    1. Because documentation of student learning impacts may not reflect the core objectives of all CTLs — and because this investigation is resource-intensive

      Measuring impact of on student learning outcomes is resource-intensive. This makes me think of the Tracer project.

    2. “What are you most proud of?”

      Great question prompt to find out how CTLs are impacting universities at the organizational level.

    3. These guidelines offer a lens that is distinct to our field and represent emergent directions in our work that are important to capture, particularly larger-scale change initiatives in alignment with college and university priorities.

      CTLs need guidelines for evaluation of their work. In the last two years, more research is beginning to emerge on how to analyze the unique impacts of CTLs.

  7. Jul 2019
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  9. May 2019
    1. on la finalidad de identificar las características principales de los megaproyectos que se han implementado o buscado implementar en Ciudad de México, así como destacar los impactos socioterritoriales de los mismos, analizamos algunos estudios de caso realizados en la última década sobre estas obras, los cuales están basados en trabajo de campo (Pérez Negrete, 2010, 2013; Moreno Carranco, 2008; Duhau y Giglia, 2008) y/o en fuentes documentales y hemerográficas (Alfie, 2013; Morales Guzmán, 2014; 2017).

      En base a su investigación ¿Qué otros tipos de técnicas recomendaría para la evaluación de los impactos de los mega proyectos en el territorio?

  10. Apr 2019
    1. Powered by Data wrote 4 of the resources on this page. "Measuring Outcomes" is about admin data. "Understanding the Philanthropic Landscape" is about open data - sp. open grants data. "Effective Giving" is an intro. And "Emerging Data Practices" is a tech backgrounder from June 2015.

  11. Jan 2019
    1. hese are not focusedon the usageof books but on distributionthrough intermediaries -traditionally measured in terms of sales (which also as-sumes that all publishers make the same effort to sell their books equally)

      So academic libraries are part of the problem. Could our particular position in this workflow be modified to provide better analytics? How would we balance that with ethical imperatives?

    2. Identifying opportunities for the more effective integration of information relating to the use of OA monographs into metrics and altmetrics ecosystems

      Eric Hellman has just written a short blog post about this from the U.S. context.

  12. Nov 2018
    1. All these studies show the consequences of applying a narrow understanding of excellence to evaluate research regardless of the context, for example in terms of country, discipline, and language.

      this is the key point of this blog post.

    2. In terms of research subjects or topics, WoS and Scopus focus on molecular biology, traditional genetics, and industry-related consumption, whereas CABI focuses more on productivity, plant nutrition, plant characteristics, and plant protection. The foci of WoS and Scopus seem to be related to the research interests of seed companies and food industry, while the foci of CAB are more related to potential interests of local farmers and communities. In this case, research in journals indexed by WoS and Scopus seems to better cover the interests of industrial stakeholders than the interests of small, poorer farmers.

      specific example of domain bias in WoS

    1. Holographic computing made possible

      Microsoft hololens is designed to enable a new dimension of future productivity with the introduction of this self-contained holographic tools. The tool allows for engagement in holograms in the world around you.

      Learning environments will gain ground with the implementation of this future tool in the learning program and models.

      RATING: 5/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

    1. Beyond the Frame: The New Classroom

      In this video a discussion of how the school system is broken but cost billions of dollars. 9 billion dollars a year is spent of textbooks that become outdated the minute they are printed according to the author.

      With the new generation of learners, virtual reality will be embracing how most learners learn the best by visual means and not by reading.

      This video short impactfully presents how VR will change the face of education.

      RATING: 5/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

  13. Oct 2018
    1. Great doc about assessment in the netherlands



  14. May 2018
  15. Mar 2018
    1. Despite marketing claims that some television programs and DVDs help infants and toddlers learn, recent studies show that TV provides only empty calories for a child’s growing brain. The following research brief reviews the evidence that parents and caregivers of young children should take television off the menu.
    1. Pediatricians are firmly against programing modified specifically for young children, particularly when it is utilized to market toys, games, dolls, unhealthy foods and other items to babies. Furthermore, television will discourage and replace reading. Reading needs much more thinking than TV, and we realize that perusing books encourages youngsters’ healthy brain improvement. Kids from families that have the TV on a lot invest less time reading and being read to and are less likely to be able to read.
    2. television is a bad influence on kids, because watching TV at an early age can affect children’s brain development. For instance, the early years of a youngster are important to their development.
    1. Second positive effect of television among children is that they acquire basic languages on it. Studies shows that if they watch educational programs, their tendency is to learn basic shapes, numbers, letters, etc. if their parents guided them (Lemish and Rice, 1986). However, Naigles and Mayeux (2001) found that in certain circumstances children learn words and their meanings from educational programs that are specifically design for them (age, content etc.)
    2. Television has a great benefit among children as they get easily aware and connect about the physical happenings in their modern-faced society (Gunter and McAleer, 1997: xii-xiii).They also stated that television is not ‘one-eyed monster’ who waits to spread evil over the young members of the household. This is an implication that when a child watches a significant program that is – educational, informative, and values-promoted shows will increase their intellectual growth
    1. There are a lot of educational shows which air on TV. It is a proven fact that children learn better using audio-video method instead of the traditional teaching via books. Many research studies have shown that children who watch TV are less violent and perform well in tests and studies as compared to the ones who don’t watch TV. Children who watch educational and informative TV shows develop their brain skills faster and learn things easily as compared to the ones who don’t watch TV. The kids who are going to start their school life get better grades, value their studies when they reach high school and become less aggressive. TV is a great way to remove tiredness and fatigue. We all know kids love cartoons and according to studies, cartoons have a soothing and painkilling effect on children. It helps in removing all the tiredness and all the stress your kid is having from daily school work. We know that there are both pros and cons of everything. We already have listed the positive points of TV and now we will share some negative points of TV with you
  16. Feb 2018
    1. Let older kids see things you don't agree with. But then discuss exactly what you don't like with them. Since we won't always be around, we need to make sure to instill critical-thinking skills in our kids.
    2. Kids will be inspired by great historical figures, athletes, or TV stars. Take advantage of that adoration by pointing out their good traits, as in, "George Washington was honest. Honesty is an important quality." Not: "Lying is bad. Children who lie get in trouble."
    3. Reinforce your values. Point out words and behavior in popular TV shows, websites, and music that are both positive and negative examples of what you do and don't want your kids to model. What you say to your child is up to you, but have the discussion.
  17. Jan 2018
    1. There are no audits matching your search

      There are no audits matching your search for Dispensary There are no audits matching your search for Cannabis There are no audits matching your search for Marijuana There are no audits matching your search for nutraceutical

  18. Dec 2017
    1. impact literacy

      I foresee a portable certification process for all kinds of professionals being available sometime very soon, especially after the first few iterations.

  19. Oct 2017
    1. The WWARN experience suggests that truly useful data sharing platforms must be thought of as long-term, infrastructural investments; they cannot be thrown up as rapid, project-based responses to funder or journal demands.
    2. the WWARN network published several pooled analyses which established the value of the resource as a source of additional learning. This has encouraged drug developers and global health organisations to begin to request analyses using the database, and has prompted changes to access policies to facilitate use of the resource by all legitimate analysts.
    3. By adopting the study group model, which appealed to data contributors, WWARN was able simultaneously to build up the database and to begin to conduct important pooled analyses that have contributed directly to improvements in global policy.
    4. Box 1 summarises the characteristics of a data sharing platform that has the potential to increase policy-relevant knowledge.

      useful overview

    5. “The fact that [WWARN] has standardised data so that everyone can learn and analyse with the same tools: that is going to be the future, however much people are conservative and reject it and are afraid of it. This will happen, so let's make it useful.”

      encouraging optimism

    6. the team has already begun to adapt the data infrastructure, informatics tools, policies and procedures for other diseases; these efforts demonstrate the time and cost savings achieved by building on the WWARN experience.


    7. What we have seen is that when we have data, some of the data we don't even think have value, [it] may have very great value to other institutions.


    8. At least two of these papers contributed directly to a change in WHO treatment recommendations25.

      research affecting policy

  20. Aug 2017
  21. Jun 2017
    1. Furthermore, the JIF –in its normalized variant –seems to differentiate more or less successfully between promising and uninteresting candidates not only in the short term, but also in the long term.

      Except that the effect sizes are too small for them to be credible in the absence of pre-registration of this hypothesis.

    1. This is one of the smartest computer scientists in the world. He is not going to splash $15m on bullshit.”

      Cadwalladr starts with a bold statement: "a Hijacked Democracy." But does Micro Targeting actually work? One of the most important questions in the CA-debate. This article does not provide new facts about the impact of CA's "special sauce".

      Arguments given:

      Argument 1 by David, ex-CA:

      He is a smart guy.

      Ok, but why is the smart guy confinced?

      Argument 2 by Tamsin Shaw:

      “The capacity for this science to be used to manipulate emotions is very well established." The arguments are not given in this article. See note from aaronslodounik below for source.

      I find this a more convincing arguments about the impact here: https://civichall.org/civicist/will-the-real-psychometric-targeters-please-stand-up/

      Also Sue Halpern notes a similar overestimation of the impact of CA's "sercret sause" in this article How He Used Facebook to Win:

      After the initial alarm that an obscure data firm might have wormed its way into the American psyche deeply enough to deliver the election to Trump, critics began to question what Alexander Nix, the head of Cambridge Analytica, called the firm’s “secret sauce,” the algorithms it used to predict a voter’s psychological profile, what is known as “psychographics.” Confessore and Hakim’s article about the firm, which appeared on the front page of the Times, quoted numerous consultants, working for both parties, who were dismissive of the firm’s claims. The mathematician Cathy O’Neil, in a commentary for Bloomberg, called Cambridge Analytica’s secret sauce “just more ketchup.” Using psychological traits to craft appeals to voters, she wrote, wasn’t anything new—every candidate was doing it.

      Ealiers in 2012 Ethan Roeder (leader of one of the most sopisticated, data-driven campaigns in U.S history) writes in an op-ed in The New York Times:

      How do we predict wheter people are going to vote or not? We look at the voter file. It tells us how often a person votes, althought not for whome. Not all strategists agree about how to interpret this information, but the source of the data is no sectret.

      He articulates limits in general, and that it is limited specifically to information contained in public records. (More in Hacking the Electorate by Eitan D. Hersh p. 12)

      So I wonder if the CA team has so much more to manipulte with in their big database?

  22. May 2017
    1. Cindy A. Buckmaster: Animal research Is a labor of love for animals and people

      This page was analyzed on May 5, 2017 and was found to have low virality and impact. While the content may be either true or false, it is nnot moving through the network in the way we see hoaxes or clickbait move.

  23. Apr 2017
    1. Ambient1:MusicforAirportsandMusicforFilms

      Is it just me, or do these albums seem like very different projects, and yet that's not really addressed? I mean, I suppose I can imagine a need for ambient music in background scenes for films, but soundtracks are so often used for overt emotional manipulation that I imagine relying on ambient music of this sort would actually lead to a sort of "uncanny"/discomforting experience for the audience. Barring a weird indy film where that is the goal, I can't imagine what market there would be for a film soundtrack from "the guy who brought you Ambient I: Music for Airports."

  24. Jun 2016
    1. p. 69

      "In the learning environments of classrooms and schools, students are exposed to and perceive various messages about the purposes of achievment. For example, students can perceive that in their classroom or school, there is an emphasis on learning, understanding, and improvment (a mastery goal structure). Similarly, they can perceive messages that suggest that getting the highest grades on the test and outperforming their classmates are valued most in the classroom or school (a performance goal structure). Sometimes, these perceptions are influenced by teacher practices that emphasize a mastery or performance goal structure, such as when teachers post only the work of the highest achieving students in the class (performance-goal-oriented instructional practices)."

  25. Mar 2016
    1. De Rond, M., & Miller, A. N. (2005). Publish or perish—Bane or boon of academic life?Journal ofManagement Inquiry, 14(4), 321–329. doi:

      On how increased pressure to publish diminishes creativity.

    2. Atkin, P. A. (2002). A paradigm shift in the medical literature.British Medical Journal, 325(7378),1450–1451

      On the rise of sexy terms like "paradigm shift" in abstracts.

    3. Bonitz, M., & Scharnhorst, A. (2001). Competition in science and the Matthew core journals.Sciento-metrics, 51(1), 37–54

      Matthew effect

    1. To publish. And sometimes publish in the right journals.... In my discipline ...there’s just a few journals, and if you’re not in that journal, then yourpublication doesn’t really count

      Importance of "top" journals

    1. Editors, Publishers, Impact Factors, and Reprint Income

      On the incentives for journal editors to publish papers they think might improve IF... and how citations are gamed.

  26. Sep 2015
    1. But thegenuine advances achieved during Reconstruction, such as improvedaccess to education, exercise of political rights, and the creation of newblack institutions like independent churches, produced a violent reactionby upholders of white supremacy. During the 1870s, the North retreatedfrom its commitment to equality. In 1877, Reconstruction came to an end.Many of the rights guaranteed to the former slaves were violated in theyears that followed.
    2. Although Reconstruction only lasted from 1865 to 1877, the issuesdebated then forecast many of the controversies that would envelopAmerican society in the decades that followed. The definition ofAmerican citizenship, the power of the federal government and itsrelationship to the states, the future of political democracy in a societymarked by increasing economic inequality—all these were Reconstructionissues, and all reverberated in the Gilded Age and Progressive era thatfollowed.
    3. But just as the American Revolution leftto nineteenth-century Americans the problem of slavery, the Civil Warand Reconstruction left to future generations the challenge of bringinggenuine freedom to the descendants of slavery.
  27. Jul 2015
    1. based on a scientific analysis of citation data

      JIF is discredited in many reviews. See for example http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00291. A recent independent review of metrics for the Higher Education Funding Council for England also strongly recommended against the use of measures like JIF: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rereports/Year/2015/metrictide/

  28. May 2015
    1. Surprisingly, even publications in prestigious journals or from several independent groups did not ensure reproducibility.

      This seems to be at least one reproducible result!

  29. Jan 2014
    1. Additional broader impacts will emerge from analyses of the whooping crane dataset. Through collaborations with endangered species biologists in the US Geological Survey, these analyses will have direct relevance to specific management actions for the whooping crane, such as the timing, group size, and composition of crane reintroductions and potentially their training with ultra-light aircraft.

      Broader impact for management of endangered species

    1. Just as comprehensive datasets of genomic sequence have revolutionalized biological discovery, large-scale quantitative measurements of gene expression and morphology will certainly be of great assistance in enabling computational embryology in the future. Such datasets will form the essential basis for systems level, computational models of molecular pathways and how gene expression concentrations and interactions alter to drive changes in cell shape, movement, connection, and differentiation. In this review, we discuss the strategies and methods used to generate such datasets.
    1. Tell them what it personally meant to you.

      What was the impact to me? Share that with someone so they know that I felt it was important and specifically how or why to me personally.

  30. Oct 2013
    1. Nobody uses fine language when teaching geometry.

      Not true, actually. In teaching, delivery is of particular impact.